Air Safety

Sparks fly from Ryanair 737 during landing incident

The nose wheel of a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 failed while landing at Dublin Airport on Sunday (April 9).

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Spitfire mid-air collision prevented by ‘providence’, report finds

“It is hard to judge after an intense moment, but it seemed very close, between 50 and 100ft above, but I believe closer to 50ft”. This was how the pilot of an EV97 light aircraft described a near miss with a Spitfire IX close to the Isle of Wight last year.

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Investigators release update on fatal China Eastern 737 crash

Chinese investigators have released an update on the investigation into the 2022 crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737.

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Airbus study reveals truth about commercial aviation safety

In its latest Statistical Analysis of Commercial Aviation Accidents report – which covers all Western-built commercial air transport jets that carry more than 40 passengers – Airbus reports on the trends of fatal crashes and hull losses.

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Two Virgin Atlantic aircraft go tech stranding passengers for 30+ hours

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner was forced to divert into Barcelona yesterday (March 8) after suffering an engine malfunction, but this was just the start of a long nightmare for the passengers onboard.

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BA 787 and Qantas A330 in near-miss during Sydney departure

A British Airways Boeing 787 and Qantas Airbus A330 suffered a loss of separation while departing Sydney/Kingsford Smith Airport last year, a report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has found.

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Fire on the runway: How British Airtours Flight 28M changed aviation forever

In the latest of a special series of reports, Stephen Skinner recalls how tragic events at Manchester Airport in August 1985 became a watershed moment in improving safety standards throughout the global aviation industry

Ryanair 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Cyprus

An Israel-bound Ryanair flight made an emergency landing in Paphos, Cyprus this morning (February 27).

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How two tail strikes minutes apart brought Alaska Airlines to a halt

Two Alaska Airlines Boeing 737s suffered tail-strikes within six minutes of each other while departing Seattle/Tacoma on January 26, leading the carrier to quickly halt its entire operation nationwide.

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Stuck in the mud: rescuing a stranded Cessna 208 in South Sudan

Given the nature of its operations and the nature it operates within, Mission Aviation Fellowship often faces challenges alien to other carriers. Robin Evans details the recent recovery of a stranded Cessna 208B Grand Caravan