Unauthorized protest escalates at Düsseldorf Airport

Unauthorized pro-Kurdish protest escalates at Düsseldorf Airport. Pro Kurdish protesters started an unannounced demonstration against the Turkish government at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) on Sunday noon. The demonstration was against Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria. Violence broke out when Turkish counter-protesters joined. A video of the escalation was posted on Twitter: Germany’s police forces used…

ALERT Iran to transfer black box of crashed Aseman airline ATR-72 to France for further investigation

A senior Iranian official announced on Monday that the country will likely transfer the black box of the crashed Aseman airline ATR-72 plane to France for further investigation. “The black box of the ATR plane was found and is under preliminary studies by experts,” Managing-Director of Atiyeh Saba holding company Vali Azarnoush, whose firm is…

ALERT Cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder of crashed Aseman Airlines ATR-72 #EP3704 have been found

Iranian officials announced on Saturday that the flight recorder, also known as the black box from Tehran-Yasuj passenger plane, which crashed on Feb. 18, was found by the searchers. Fourteen days after Tehran-Yasuj flight crashed in the mountains within 14 miles of destination landing port, the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, known as…

ATSB report – Jetstar plane forced to turn around after ground crew left clipboard in engine

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) today released a report into a FOD incident that resulted in a Jetstar A320 returning to Auckland after taking off with a clipboard placed inside the right engine cowling. The A320, registration VH-VGY was operating an Auckland-Sydney flight 27 October 2017. The clipboard was placed inside the engine by…

ALERT Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 made an emergency landing with visible flames coming out from engine #2

A Southwest Airlines flight departing from Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday had to turn around and make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff due to an engine malfunction. Southwest Airlines Flight #WN604, bound for Los Angeles International Airport, was only in the air for a few minutes when the pilots became aware of…