No conclusive answer on 23 people mysterious sickness mid-flight

Back in January 2018, United Airlines U.S.-bound flight N644UA made a U-turn and returned to Amsterdam after 15 passengers onboard had fallen sick, expressing similar symptoms. Two and a half years later, the Dutch Safety Board, tasked to find the root cause, revealed some of the findings, but found no definite answer on what caused the mysterious sickness....


FAA closes Harrison Ford’s case: 78-year-old actor to fly again

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) closed the investigation of an incident, in which actor Harrison Ford was piloting a small jet and wrongly crossed a runway. The American authority decided to let Ford continue flying....


Airbus A380 engine failure caused by lack of scientific knowledge

Air France’s Airbus A380 uncontained engine failure during the flight AF066 in September 2017 resulted from the lack of scientific understanding about the alloy used for the engine parts, the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) said in a full report on September 25, 2020....


American Airbus A320 lands with engine fire in San Antonio

An American Airlines Airbus A320 on approach to its destination declared Mayday due to a burning engine before safely landing without further incident in San Antonio, the United States....


Water, smoke and arcing electricity in the cockpit of Safair B737

On December 10, 2019, a crew of Boeing 737-400 belonging to South African low-cost carrier Safair experienced an incident reminiscent of a Hollywood action movie, as sparks started flying and smoke filled the cockpit....


Etihad A320 runway excursion severity was overstated, GCAA said

The ‘serious incident’ of Etihad Airways A320, which suffered a temporary runway excursion and damaged five runway edge lights, was reevaluated by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as less severe than initially perceived....


A320 flies without engine covers after crew forgets to latch them

On November 8, 2018, Vueling Airbus A320-200 (registered as EC-MDZ) took off from Bilbao, Spain (BIO). Right after the take-off, a warning message was received by the pilots, and one passenger notified a flight attendant that an engine seems to be missing a cover. Nevertheless, the flight continued as normal....


Excessive speeding: Ukrainian jet smashes road sign [Video]

A road sign, informing drivers about the maximum allowed speed of 90 kilometres per hour, was struck by Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker fighter jet. The sign remained lodged into the aircraft’s air intake, while the fighter aborted the landing and returned to an airport....


AAIB finds Vueling pilots “confused” during two landing incidents

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigated two previous landing incidents of the same Vueling Airlines flight with the same Airbus A320 aircraft, both of which ended without injuries. While the flights were operated by different flight crews, in both cases pilots appeared not to understand when to commence the final descent, the investigators found. ...


Emirates 777 door nearly torn off after air bridge incident

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER (registered A6-ENN) was damaged after an air bridge malfunctioned during disembarking in Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) the Philippines....