Looking back at 2018 in aviation: terrifying close calls
Qantas A380 goes into nosedive after wake turbulence
In June 2018, two Qantas A380 experiences an extremely rare incident, when one of the aircraft were sent into a nosedive because of “wake turbulence” induced by another Qantas A380.
Can't stop me now!
Air India Express Boeing 737-800, registered VT-AYD, was about to operate flight IX 611 from Tiruchirappalli International Airport(TRZ), India to Dubai International Airport (DXB), United Arab Emirates on October 12, 2018, when it hit a localizer antenna and a wall upon takeoff. But that did not stop the flight.
The heroism of Indonesian air traffic controller
An air traffic controller has been hailed as a hero after he guided a passenger plane into the air before jumping for his life from the control tower during a devastating earthquake that hit Indonesia on September 28, 2018.
Coming hardly 4 miles apart
Two IndiGo regional flights narrowly escaped a mid-air collision over Bengaluru airspace in southern India late on July 10, 2018. Together, the two aircraft – both Airbus passenger jets – were carrying 328 passengers onboard, all of whom later landed and deplaned safely.
Deadly Southwest B737 engine break
Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York LaGuardia (LGA) to Dallas Love field (DAL) made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in April 2018, as debris of a broken Boeing 737-700 engine shattered a window, causing depressurization and fataly injuring a passenger.
American Airlines to bid farewell to its MD-80 fleet
U.S. top carrier, American Airlines, is bidding farewell to its last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80s. The company announced...
Boeing presents 777X’s first “milestone” taxi test [Video]
After its official unveiling this spring, Boeing’s first 777X flight test aircraft has now made its runway debut....