CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3307 times:
Yesterday when flying home from our roadtrip with our friend (Trip Report coming soon) on 3J6348 YVR-YXY we flew through a flock of birds and although there seemed to be no damage we did apparently knock a few to the ground so 15-20 minutes into the flight we had to turn around and return to YVR where the emergency services gave it a quick check after departing the runway to confirm its ok to taxi to the gate to let us off while maintenance checks it out for 30 minutes before we boared the aircraft again and left.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3091 times:
There seem to be a lot of a/c accidents lately. The following are all within the past two or so months.
UA's current list of issues;
777 and Air Jamaica meet at LHR
777 vs. Jetbridge at LAX, the jetbridge won
777 vs. Philippine Airline's 744
744 evac. at BKK
744 returns to SYD after cockpit intruder.
UAX CRJ has main rudder clipped by NW A319
BA's current list of issues;
A320 Diverts to BUD
A321 Diverts to BUD
777 Returns Under Full Emergency At LHR Due to Fuel Hatch Being Left Open
777 Returns to IAH also Under Full Emergency Due to Engine Fire
744 Diverts to SNN for Cargo issues.
IB's Current List of Issues;
A340-600 R/T for Unknown Reasons
A340-300 Returns to JFK Due to Engine Problems
A340-300 Has Issues in Lav and Returns to Santiago
MH's Current List of Issues;
777 tail strike at ZRH
Air Luxor's Issues;
Two Rejected takoff's involving the same TriStar.
SATA International Airlines Issues;
HARD lading involving A320
Air Europa's Issues;
Major Bird strike during decent into destination causing substatial damage.
Another 737 suffers bird stirke in #2 engine.
Aero California's Issues;
DC-9 R/T at Mexico City due to poor weather
Air Jamaica's Issues;
A340 Cliped by UA777.
Philippine Airline's Issues;
744 Clipped at LAX by UA777.
A330 suffers hydraulic issues at SIN.
World Airway's Issues;
MD-11 suffers butt plant due to loading/unloading issues.
747-400ERF Missing Winglet for Unknown Reasons.
777 Suffers Bird strike on final.
737-800 hit by "honey truck" causing over a million in damages.
A319 Strikes United Express a/c.
767 is found to have massive "crease" in body on final.
MD-80 wing go a free hair cut w/o .
321 returns to LIS due to hydrolic failure.
A320 door vs. Jetbridge.
Air Memphis's Issues;
707 w/o in Cairo 4/2/04
AZAL Cargo's Issues;
Ilyushin II-76TD crash.
Eastern Airways's Issues;
Jetstream sets down at ABZ w/ crooked nose gear.
767-300/ER diverts to ARM due to unexplaned fire.
737, bird vs. #1 engine.
This is all from April/May-Now........... Hummmmmm..........
Air2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
Most of these appear to be inceidents, not accidents. A whole lot of them are, while not routine, fairly common. Bird strikes, tail strikes, RTRs for mechanicals, ATBs for mechanicals.
I think what you're seeing is a much higher awareness from the sensationalism hungry media, hoping to catch the breaking story on something. they just report something the instant it happens and then follow-up to see if it was worth the time.
Spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3823 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
As Air2gxs says, incidents, not accidents. This is a pretty routine list. I'll show you how routine.
The NTSB only investigates serious incidents or accidents, and generally only within the United States (unless asked by a foreign government, or unless a crash raises eyebrows about the design of a US-made airplane). I just went to the NTSB's web site and picked a random month from recent years to see how many incidents they investigated. Here is a link to the random month I picked:
Blackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1901 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
There is a difference between an accident and an incident. Most of these are the latter. And they are not sorted by date, if they were and then compared to the number of worldwide flights for those respective dates, then I do not think the overall picture would look that bad.
Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.