Incident: Lufthansa A319 at Krakow and Munich on Feb 20th 2016, hydraulic odour in cockpit and cabin

A Lufthansa Airbus A319-100, registration D-AILD performing flight LH-1625 from Krakow (Poland) to Munich (Germany), was taxiing for departure from Krakow when a hydraulic odour was noticed in cockpit and cabin, the APU was running. The aircraft departed and later was on approach to Munich, when the odour re-occurred and intensified, the APU was not…

Incident: Malaysia A388 near Kuala Lumpur on Feb 25th 2016, engine oil and smell

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-800, registration 9M-MNB performing flight MH-2 from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was climbing out of Kuala Lumpur when the crew stopped the climb at FL240, entered a hold and subsequently returned to Kuala Lumpur for a safe landing on runway 32L about 2 hours after departure. A passenger…

Update: Emergency flight landing in Waterloo due to smoke in cockpit. KWWL.COM – 18th February 2016

Update: A passenger plane making an emergency landing at a local airport after crews say they saw smoke coming from the cockpit. The American Airlines plane taking off from Sioux Falls, South Dakota earlier today heading to Chicago, but was forced to land at the Waterloo airport. With a cabin full of what several called “fog like…

International Air Transport Association – 2015 ‘extraordinarily safe year’ for airlines – Contaminated Air a safety issue?

2015 was one of the safest for airlines, claims IATA – if you exclude the Germanwings and the Metrojet crashes which were ‘deliberate acts’. The airline industry body said in its annual report that last year was one of the safest for airlines with the number of fatal accidents falling by two thirds. It said…

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at LAX due to mechanical issue – 11th February 2016

(FOX 11) – American Airlines flight #564 made an emergency landing Thursday at LAX after a report of a mechanical issue. The plane took off from San Jose carrying more than 100 passengers shortly after 9 a.m. and was en-route to Phoenix when the problem was reported. The pilot initially reported smoke in the cockpit,…