The flight, which had departed Paris bound for Mumbai, landed at 5pm local time after the pilot’s declared an emergency.
The Sukhoi SSJ-100 regional jet had 73 passengers and five crew on board when it was forced to turn back to the airport due to a ‘technical fault’, more than half were killed in the ensuing fire.
The Boeing 737 airliner had just arrived from Guantanamo Bay to a military base in Jacksonville, Florida when it attempted a landing amidst a heavy thunderstorm
In a statement given in court, Song said he noticed the emergency exit door and though it was an extra exit the crew had forgotten about.
Footage from inside the plane shows the pilot telling passengers he had "lost two screens" and was running the risk of "flying blind" because some of the aircraft's mechanisms were overheating.
The engine of the Boeing 737 operated by Russia's Utair caught fire as the plane was being pushed back from the terminal prior to take off. The incident was captured on video and shared on Instagram.
The incident comes on the heels of the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March, which prompted a global ban on the operation of the 737 Max models.
Viking Sky issued a distress call at 1pm local time Saturday amid high winds and rough seas according to statement by the operating company Viking Ocean Cruises.
Saudi Arabian Air Traffic Control was left almost speechless over the weekend when a Saudia Airlines passenger jet declared an emergency shortly after take-off.
Flight FZ821 took off from Dubai International Airport and was heading to King Abdulla Airport in the Saudi province of Jazan when the incident occured.
Flight from Moscow to Dubai makes emergency landing after passengers start suffocating and turning green.
An Etihad flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Manchester, while on the same day an Emirates flight damaged its brakes to avoid a collision during take off.
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