3 Airbus Emergency Landings In 2 Days


These days are not the best for European plane manufacturer Airbus. Shortly after the accident of Air France flight 447, more news are coming from around the world about different Airbus plane types having technical diffculties.

On Wednesday June, 11 a Spanish carrier had to land at the Canary Islands shortly after take off due to engine problems. The aircraft was an Airbus A320.

Today (June 12) an Aeroflot flight had to abort its way from Yakutsk to Moscow and immediately land at Novosibirsk with 122 people on board, because one of the winshields of the cockpit got cracked. The plane was an A 320.

Australian JetStar’s A 330 had to make an emergency landing Tamuning, Guam. The plane took off from Osaka, Japan and was about to fly to Coolangatta, Australia. There were 200 people aboard, and the casue of the emergency landing was a fire in the cockpit.

JetStar's broken A330

JetStar's faulty A330

Luckily nobody was hurt during these incidents.

Airbus is facing hard times financially, as both A380 and the new A350 cost more than predicted. The company turned to the governments of the owner countries as bank credits do not cover the additional costs.

By Szafi

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5 Responses to “3 Airbus Emergency Landings In 2 Days”


  1. 1 Sage June 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    2 more for your list:

    Olympic Airlines flight 411 ATH-JFK returned to ATH due to emergency indicating fire in engine

    The Olympic Airlines technical experts checked the airplane right away and they assured that there was not fire. According to them, there was a short circuit in one of the control device connections, which resulted in the false fire signal. The technicians are fixing the problem and the passengers will be transferred to another plane, which will take them to New York.

    From GRReporter

    Jun 10, 2009
    Also Air China A340 from Milan made an emergency landing in Moscow.
    Un A340-300 di Air China, proveniente da Milano e diretto in Cina con 155 passeggeri a bordo, ha effettuato un atterraggio in emergenza nell’aeroporto Sheremetyevo di Mosca

  2. 2 szafi June 12, 2009 at 7:30 am

    wow, thanks!

  3. 3 ADAM,SAHIR July 4, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Last week an airbus a310 also crashed in the indian ocean.

  4. 4 woody July 6, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I am not pro Airbus/Boeing/Embrear/Ilyushin..

    Many times, accidents not directly related to aircraft design, but due to poor maintenances,faulty parts, pilot errors or even bad weathers.

    -woody

  5. 5 sunil October 30, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    any lawsuits as a result? curious to find out the facts


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