Three UK nationals and one South African confirmed killed after crash involving small aircraft temporarily halts operations at Dubai International Airport
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.
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.
The Boeing 707 aircraft, carrying meat products from the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, was attempting to land at Fath airport in Karaj, 40km (25 miles) west of Tehran.
There were four major aviation incidents in 2018.
Mike Lomberg, 60, a former South African Air Force pilot passed through Dubai World Central last month to great fanfare and made international headlines with his record-breaking flight.