Passengers stranded in Siberia for 3 days after Air France #AF116 diverted to Irkutsk and replacement Boeing 777-300 could not take off

Passengers of an Air France flight from Paris to Shanghai had to encounter the legendary Siberian cold when their plane made an emergency landing in Irkutsk on Sunday. Having spent the night in Irkutsk, the stranded passengers were expecting to complete their journey the next day when a replacement plane arrived. But the second Boeing 777-300 could not…

ALERT An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 has been hit by another plane on the ground at Los Angeles International Airport

The pBoeing 777-300 was parked on the gate and ready for boarding when its horizontal stabiliser was clipped by an aircraft from another airline. The plane’s scheduled flight NZ5 from Los Angeles to Auckland this evening (12 November local time) had to be cancelled. Engineers were travelling to Los Angeles and a replacement part had…

US pilots flying Boeing’s 737 MAX weren’t told about a change to an automatic system linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet

Pilots flying Boeing’s 737 MAX for American Airlines and Southwest Airlines were not informed during training about a key change to an automatic system that’s been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines. Jon Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, said Monday…

BREAKING Serious incident at Shanghai PVG as Delta A350 was forced to abort takeoff at high speed after JAL B787 entered runway (video)

Delta pilots avoided what could otherwise have been a catastrophic incident when they aborted takeoff after spotting a Japan Airlines aircraft entering the runway at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Delta flight #DL582, an Airbus 350, scheduled to fly from Shanghai to Detroit, was forced to abort takeoff around noon due to Japan Airlines…

New footage shows Air Astana Embraer almost skidded off runway during emergency landing at Beja air base

New footage from Portugal Air Force shows Air Astana flight emergency landing at Beja air base. On Sunday,Air Astana #KC1388 declared an emergency general emergency after reporting flight control problems to Air Traffic Control. According to ATC, during the first 30 minutes of the pilots attempted to reach the sea for a ditching. At 15.26 UTC…

ALERT Irish Aviation Authority is investigating after #BA94 and #VS76 pilots reported UFO off Irish coast (video with ATC)

The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating UFO sightings reported by a number of planes over Ireland. On November 9 at around 7:40 UTC, the pilot of a British Airways flight #BA94 from Montreal contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control (ATC) to ask if there were military exercises taking place in the airspace through which her Boeing…