ALERT Turkish Airlines #TK322 just suffered tailstrike on takeoff from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines aircraft flight #TK322 from Istanbul to Ashgabat suffered tailstrike on takeoff. Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 (reg. TC-JVV) suffered tailstrike at Istanbul (IST) on runway 35L at 2023 local time while taking off. UPDATE 1910 UTC Flight #TK322 safely landed runway 35R at Istanbul. UPDATE 1835 UTC The aircraft is holding west of Istanbul. The pilot is reporting…

BREAKING American Airlines #AA1353 co-pilot has died minutes before landing in New Mexico

An American Airlines co-pilot died in the air Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The Boeing 737-800 (reg. N951AA) flight #AA1353 was just 2 miles from Albuquerque, (N.M.) when the captain announced a “medical” emergency over the intercom, an American Airlines spokeswoman told the Daily News. The aircraft, which had departed from Dallas-Fort Worth just before 3 p.m.,…

EMERGENCY Right main gear of Taban Air #HH6243 Boeing 737 collapsed during landing

Right main gear of Taban Air flight #HH6243 collapsed on landing at Ardabil, Iran. The Taban Air flight #HH6243 from Mashhad, Iran was stuck on runway at Ardabil, Iran after the right main gear collapsed during landing. The Boeing 737-400 (reg. EP-TBJ) suffered damage after the right engine hit the ground. The emergency services immediately reached the aircraft and…

EMERGENCY Air India #AI171 grounded at Heathrow after suffering bird strike damaging radome

National carrier Air India on Thursday said its Ahmedabad–London-Newark flight was grounded in London after a bird hit the aircraft. “AI-171 Ahmedabad-London-Newark flight was grounded due to bird hit incident yesterday (Wednesday). Due to this unfortunate incident, London Newark and Newark London flight is cancelled,” Air India said in a statement. “Due to the bird…

ALERT Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 #VS65 suffered lighting strike and returned to London Gatwick

Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747 flight #VS65 from London Gatwick to Montego Bay was struck by lightning shortly after take off at 1150 UTC this morning. My Travels!? Ten mins into a long haul flight & struck by lightening. Currently dumping fuel to try head back to Gatwick #flying #planes #no pic.twitter.com/fCcTsk71pg — Nick Kenton (@NiXakaNick) March…