ALERT Cockpit voice recorder reveals pilots of doomed Lion Air Boeing 737MAX struggled to understand why the jet was pushing the nose down – sources

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said. It is the first time the voice recorder contents from…

INCIDENT Iran Air’s Fokker 100 made an emergency landing with main gears not extended in Mehrabad, Tehran

An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on Tuesday but all 100 passengers were evacuated without injury, the head of Iran’s emergency department said on state television. The fire broke out after the aircraft’s landing gear did not open properly, and was later brought under control, emergency department head Pir-Hossein Kolivand said.…

INCIDENT British Airways Boeing 777-200 #BA174 diverted to St. John’s due to fire alarm

A British Airways #BA174 declared an emergency and diverted to St. John’s due to fire alarm. The Boeing Boeing 777-200 (reg. G-ZZZA) with 209 people onboard operating flight #BA174 from JFK to London Heathrow was forced to divert to St. John’s during the night. The captain announced a potential fire in the forward cargo hold. Fire crews were on…

BREAKING Dunedin Airport in New Zealand on lockdown due to a ‘suspicious package’

A cordon has been placed around Dunedin Airport after a suspicious package was found. Police said the report was received just after 8:10pm on Sunday, and a spokesperson confirmed that officers were at the airport. The airport was evacuated. At least one flight has been impacted, an Air New Zealand flight from Wellington which was due at 9.30pm. Another flight from…