Authorities have closed Guatemala’s international airport as volcanic ash blanketed planes and runways

Guatemalan authorities have closed Guatemala’s international airport as volcanic ash blanketed planes and runways on Tuesday. Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport was temporarily closed after unfavorable wind conditions carried ash from the nearby and active Pacaya volcano its way, according to Guatemala’s Civil Aviation Authority. The Civil Aviation Authority announced the closure on Twitter,…

INCIDENT Air India Express ATR-72 experienced a major bird strike during the descent

An Air India Express ATR 72-600 received sustainable damage to its right-hand wing after a large bird impacted and penetrated the wing-to-body fairing. The ATR 72-600, with registration VT-RKM, was performing flight 9I-714 from Chandigarh Airport to Dharamsala-Kangra Airport, with 45 passengers on board. Although the bird collided some 38 km away from Dharamsala airport,…

ALERT United flight diverted to Charleston after unruly passenger injuried others

On Wednesday last week, a United Airlines flight was diverted to Charleston, South Carolina, due to a disruptive passenger on board. The Boeing 737-800, with registration N76503, was performing flight UA728 from Newark Liberty International Airport to Miami International Airport. According to police, the flight was diverted after one of the passengers allegedly bit another…

BREAKING A Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 made a dramatic landing with fire shooting out of an engine

A Nauru Airlines Boeing 737-300 made a dramatic landing with fire shooting out of an engine at Brisbane International Airport. The aircraft, with registration VH-PNI, was performing flight ON1 from Nauru International Airport to Brisbane International Airport. Witnesses reported hearing a series of loud bangs. However, the airlines’ CEO Geoff Bowmaker said that the plane…

BREAKING Trigana Air Boeing 737 skidded off runway during hard landing in Indonesia

A Trigana Air Service Boeing 737-400 freighter suffered a runway excursion landing at Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Indonesia. The Boeing 737 freighter with registration PK-YSF was performing a cargo flight from Jakarta-Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport to Makassar-Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. The aircraft was at initial climb when the crew reported problems with the right-hand…