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Cathay Pacific Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

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A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300

Cathay Pacific Flight CX250 from London Heathrow to Hong Kong was forced to make an emergency landing in Novosibirsk, Russia after the crew received warning of a fire in the aft cargo hold 6 hours into the flight. The aircraft was a Boeing 777-300ER, registration unknown. The crew made a safe landing at Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport with 214 passengers and 18 crew on board. The flight took off from London at 6:02pm local time (GMT) and landed in Novosibirsk at 7:20am local time (GMT+7). There was no fire detected in the cargo compartment after landing. The passengers of the flight were accommodated in hotels for the night and a replacement aircraft has been dispatched to shuttle them to Hong Kong.

Singapore Airlines 777 Engine Fire?

Early in the morning of Monday June 27, a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER (registration 9V-SWB, 9 years old) operating flight SQ368 from Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) to Milan-Malpensa International Airport (MXP) suffered an engine fire after an emergency landing back at Singapore that was warranted by an engine oil warning that the crew received shortly after takeoff.


Extent of damage to the right wing – Photo from Channel New Asia

17 hurt on Hong Kong Airlines flight

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Hong Kong Airlines – Photo by Christian Junker CC 2.0

On Friday the 6th of May, Hong Kong Airlines flight HX6704 from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) carrying 204 passengers and 12 crew members encountered severe turbulence while flying over northern Indonesia, resulting in the injury of 17: 14 passengers and 3 crew members. The aircraft returned to Denpasar, and landed back in Denpasar two hours after diverting. Twelve people were rushed to the hospital, one with serious injuries. It was reported that some of the passengers were immediately flown to Hong Kong aboard a Garuda Indonesia flight, while others remained in Denpasar for the night.

FlyDubai crash: Pilot error to blame

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The incident aircraft, a FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 (A6-FDN). Photo by Bruno Geiger CC 2.0

On the 18th of March this year, a FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 (registration A6-FDN) operating flight FZ981 with 55 passengers and 7 crew members crashed during landing phase at Rostov-on-Don airport in eastern Russia. The aircraft was initiating a go-around due to stormy conditions when it entered a dive and impacted the ground, instantly killing all on board. As the flight data recorders did not indicate any sort of mechanical failure and the weather was deemed not enough to be the sole cause of the crash, investigators speculated that pilot error was to blame for the crash.

Minor collision between two China Eastern aircraft at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Earlier today (January 27 2016) at around noon, a China Eastern Airbus A319-115 (registration B-6466) at clipped the winglet of a parked aircraft with its own while taxiing to its gate after completing flight MU2153 from Xi’an. The accident occured at Shanghai Honqiao Airport (SHA, ZSSS), one China Eastern’s two hubs. The parked aircraft that was hit also belonged to China Eastern, and was an Airbus A320-232 (registration B-9975). The A320 was scheduled to depart for Xi’an as MU2154 when the collision occured. No casualties were reported, and the passengers of the A319 were able to deplane shortly after the incident. The current status of the A320 operating MU2154 is still unknown.

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