A British Airways A380 has been damaged while landing in Madrid

A British Airways A380 suffered a birdstrike while landing in Madrid. The British Airways A380 (reg. G-XLEF) has been damaged while approach to Madrid. The aircraft was performing flight #BA462 from London to Madrid when it suffered a birdstrike. The bird hit the cowling and went through the engine number 2. The passengers have been told “The inbound flight to LHR just cancelled due to major damage”. They will reschedule for tomorrow. The affected aircraft (registration: G-XLEF) is reportedly still on the ground at Madrid Airport at the time of…

Turkish Airlines in EU Crosshairs for Facilitating Lukashenko’s “Hybrid Warfare” With Belarus Flights

The European Union reportedly has Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier, in its crosshairs due to the airline’s alleged role in trafficking migrants to Belarus. If Brussels goes forward with sanctions against the airline, they would constitute the European Union’s first concrete pushback against Ankara’s ongoing protection of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko from accountability for human rights violations. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday that the European Union is exploring “how to sanction, including through blacklisting, third-country airlines that are active in human trafficking” by flying migrants to Belarus. Since June, the…