ALERT Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 wing clipped a building while being towed to gate at San Francisco International Airport

A passenger jet arriving at San Francisco International Airport got too close to the terminal hitting the building with its wing tip and causing minor damage. Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 (reg. EI-GAJ) from Dublin was being towed to gate G91 when the tractor crew misjudged the turn and the wing clipped a concrete pillar. The spokesman…

BREAKING Possible hijack attempt – Flydubai #FZ301 returned to Dubai due to a threatening passenger armed with a knife

Flydubai has denied reports on Wednesday of an attempt to hijack its plane in Iranian airspace. Azad News Agency said: “The Iranian Air Traffic Engineering Directorate announced that the flight of FlyDubai Airlines, from Dubai to Kabul, was over Iran when a person armed with a knife tried to enter the cockpit. The pilots succeeded…

BREAKING Air Astana Airbus A320 #KC352 damaged today in runway excursion on landing at Astana, Kazakhstan (video)

Today, an Air Astana Airbus A320 skidded off of runway 04/22 at Astana Airport (UACC) in Kazakhstan. The Airbus 320 (reg. P4-KBB) Flight #KC352 arrived from Shymkent after a 1 hour, 45 minute flight. While the aircraft began to descend, a heavy rain shower accompanied by strong wind covered Astana. Almost immediately after touchdown the…

ALERT Onur Air A321 flight #8Q877 made an emergency landing in Volgograd after loss of cabin pressure

According to a Volgograd airport representative, the plane from the Turkish airline Onur Air, which was en route from Antalya to Chelyabinsk, made an unscheduled landing in Russia’s Volgograd on Sunday night. The emergency landing of the Airbus 321 is believed to have been caused by depressurization, according to the Volgograd authorities. The Airbus A321 (reg. TC-OBZ) was carrying 226 passengers and eight crew members; all…

BREAKING Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 flight #3U8633 lost part of the windshield at over 32,000 ft causing depressurization and cockpit’s damage

Sichuan Airlines Flight #3U8633 suffered an incident from Chongqing for Lhasa. During cruising at over 32,000ft, part of the windshield blew off. The crew declared an emergency and decided to divert to the nearest airport Chengdu Shuangliu (CTU). The flight control unit in the cockpit were seriously deformed from the sudden decompression and some parts…