INCIDENT El Al Boeing 737-800 was forced to make an emergency landing at Ben Gurion this morning due to a mechanical issue

A Boeing 737-800 operated by El Al was forced to make an emergency landing at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport Monday morning, after the plane suffered a mechanical failure. The plane, which had been carrying 138 people, most of them teens on a youth trip to Poland ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, was en route…

INCIDENT Air Zimbabwe only functional plane suffered a birstrike on takeoff with engine emitting flames but continued to destination (video)

Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200 left engine was emitting flames shortly after departure from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport due to a birdstrike. Pilots of flight UM303 requested an emergency landing at OR Tambo International Airport shortly after take-off but continued to destination. The plane flew at a cruising altitude of 39,000 feet and did not appear…

EMERGENCY Arkia Boeing 767-300ER suffered engine issue on takeoff from Barcelona (video)

  A Boeing 767-300ER suffered left engine issue on takeoff from Barcelona Airport. On April 14th, Arkia flight #IZ272 from Barcelona to Tel Aviv declared returned after takeoff after experiencing a serious engine issue. The pilots declared an emergency informed the control tower that it was returning immediately to landing. The aircraft maintained 3,000ft before a safe…

Ethiopian Airlines is considering adding Chinese COMAC C919 aircraft to its fleet

During interview with Chinese news agency Xinhua,Chief Executive Tewolde Gebremariam said “Our engineers are working with COMAC engineers to evaluate the suitability of C919 passenger planes.” Ethiopian is currently considering adding the C919 planes to its aircraft fleet when the airplanes are ready for sales. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates daily scheduled passenger and cargo flights…

A Taiwanese man is facing 5-year prison sentence for live-streaming during taxi and takeoff

A Taiwanese man could be facing serious consequences for violating the Civil Aviation Act after he live-streamed a Mandarin Airlines jet takeoff last week, announced the Civil Aeronautics Administration today. According to the CAA, the passenger used his smartphone to live-stream the taxi and takeoff of Mandarin Airlines Flight #AE365 bound for Penghu on April…

A female passenger of China Southern Airlines has been detained for flipping six coins at a plane for good luck

A passenger was seen on surveillance camera footage throwing coins just before boarding China Southern Airlines flight CZ8427 from Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to Bangkok on Saturday. The airline said on its Weibo microblog account that the woman, a first-time flier, threw the coins to pray for blessings. The coins were…