Alaska Airlines pilot and co-pilot engaged a verbal dispute in front of passengers

A pilot and co-pilot on an Alaska Airlines flight engaged in a verbal dispute in front of their passengers. The incident occurred on July 18 on a flight from DC’s Dulles International Airport bound for San Francisco International Airport. Though it has not been revealed what exactly the two men were feuding about, the disagreement ended with the pilot turning the plane around on the tarmac instead of continuing with the flight’s scheduled take-off. Flight attendants allegedly had no idea what had transpired between the two that led to the…

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…

An Airbus A330-303, Turkish Airlines, suffered an apparent compressor stall just after take-off

Turkish Airlines flight Istanbul to Johannesburg, departed Wednesday (07.09.2021) at 01:45 am (Istanbul time), massive booms from the left engine (Nu.1) on take-off, with bursts of flames from front of the affected engine, for about 20 seconds during takeoff.The aircraft entered a holding pattern at 6000 feet to burn fuel and landed safely almost 4 hours and 30 minutes after takeoff.Upon landing, Airplane taxied straight to the Turkish air technical hangar and passengers disembarked to buses to the terminal. Pilot Note: How dangerous is such a situation on a twin-jet…

Afghan plane crash: Mystery over crash in Taliban territory

The US military has joined an investigation into a plane that crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. Local officials initially said the aircraft that came down in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, belonged to state-owned airline Ariana. But the airline denied this, prompting questions about the origin of the aircraft and the cause of the crash. Hardline Iranian news agency Fars posted footage of what it said was the plane, with US Air Force markings. Video and images posted on Fars’s social media accounts appeared to show a Bombardier E-11A…

Failure of the right rudder cable bends C-150

The pilot reported that, during approach, the automatic weather observation station at the airport in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, reported that the wind was from 170° at 12 knots. He added there was “very massive choppy wind, including what could have been windshear, updrafts, and downdrafts.” During the landing roll on Runway 11, a wind gust blew the Cessna 150 off the runway to the left. The pilot attempted to recover, but the plane hit a ditch, sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing. The FAA inspector reported that a…

Union Votes for Embraer Strike if Talks Don’t Progress

Workers at Embraer’s commercial aircraft plant in São José dos Campos on Wednesday voted to begin a strike next Monday if the company and its metalworkers’ union make no progress in contract talks. Contract negotiations under Brazil’s complex labor laws specify negotiations between the labor union on one hand, and on the other an industry association representing the whole industry category, in this case aircraft manufacture, including suppliers such as fuselage manufacturer Latecoere. Talks between Embraer and the union began with the usual gestures, as industry offered an inflation-only pay…

Transavia Boeing 737-800 wants to take off on a taxiway, prevented by air traffic control

On 6 September, a Transavia Boeing 737-800 (PH-HSJ) operated flight HV 1041 between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Chania, Greece. The aircraft taxied in northerly direction on taxiway Charlie to runway 18C at Schiphol when it received take-off clearance for runway 18C.  The crew then drove on taxiway Delta in a southerly direction and commenced the takeoff. Air traffic control noticed this and instructed the crew to stop immediately. The crew aborted the takeoff run and taxied back to the beginning of runway 18C, after which the aircraft took off uneventfully.…

PAN PAN PAN FIRE ON BOARD

AIRLINE INCIDENT: British Airways #BA179 London Heathrow to New York JFK (Boeing 777-300ER G-STBB) turned back over NW Ireland, declared Pan Pan with ATC & has just diverted to Shannon. Pilot advised ATC an indication of fire at the rear of the aircraft but unable to pinpoint the source. Plane landed safely What happened? You circled at 6000 feet for a while…… may be dumping the fuel . The nature of emergency is not clear. Experts say fake master caution light may show up during the sun set of the…