MaxAvSafety: WW Wkly Commercial Accident/Incident Rpt (10/1/17)

MaxSez: Posted ever Sunday as Professional Knowledge Gained. Pls add comments, follow ups, related first person accounts, actual photos/videos and unreported like items of interest, thanks. Regards All;

Sunday Oct 1st 2017
Incident France A388 over Greenland on Sep 30th 2017, fan and engine inlet separated
Saturday Sep 30th 2017
Incident Berlin A320 at Sylt on Sep 30th 2017, overran runway on landing
Friday Sep 29th 2017
Incident Finnair A359 over Russia on Sep 29th 2017, technical problem
Incident Jeju B738 at Jeju on Sep 29th 2017, rejected takeoff on ATC instruction, possible ATC error
Incident JAL B773 near Sapporo on Sep 29th 2017, burning odour in cockpit
Incident Westjet B737 at Edmonton on Sep 19th 2017, pitch control problems
Incident Delta MD88 at Newark on Sep 28th 2017, bird strike
Incident Envoy E145 at Dallas on Sep 27th 2017, bird strike
Incident American A321 enroute on Sep 26th 2017, bird strike
Thursday Sep 28th 2017
Incident ANA B763 near Tokyo on Sep 27th 2017, dropped panel in flight
Accident Westjet Encore DH8D at Calgary on Sep 18th 2017, turbulence injures both flight attendants
Accident Ural A321 at St. Petersburg on Sep 28th 2017, mother and infant fell through stairs
Accident JAL B763 near Kagoshima on Nov 10th 2016, turbulence injures cabin crew
Incident Swift AT72 near Alicante on Sep 9th 2017, stall in icing conditions
Incident Royal Maroc B738 near Lisbon on Sep 9th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Wednesday Sep 27th 2017
Incident Indigo A320 at Raipur on Sep 27th 2017, bird strike
Incident JAL B738 at Tokyo on Sep 27th 2017, rejected takeoff due to engine problem
Incident Canada B763 near Toronto on Sep 15th 2017, electrical burning odour in cabin
Incident Delta B739 at Salt Lake City and Orlando on Sep 26th 2017, bird strike
Accident Shaheen B734 at Lahore on Nov 3rd 2015, runway excursion, both main gear collapsed
Incident Etihad B772 near Kuwait on Sep 27th 2017, captain incapacitated and died
Accident Badr B735 at Khartoum on Sep 24th 2017, bird strike
Tuesday Sep 26th 2017
Incident Transavia B738 near Amsterdam on Sep 26th 2017, mach trim system failed
Incident LOT E175 at Warsaw on Sep 25th 2017, brakes indication
Incident United B739 near Chicago on Sep 25th 2017, collision with glider averted by evasive turn
Incident Vueling A320 at Zurich on Sep 20th 2017, navigation problems
Monday Sep 25th 2017
Incident Atlas B748 at Hong Kong on Sep 24th 2017, immediate wrong turn after takeoff
Incident Finnair A359 at Helsinki on Sep 24th 2017, technical problem
Incident Seoul A321 near Okinawa on Sep 25th 2017, engine shut down in flight
Incident KLM B772 at Osaka on Sep 23rd 2017, dropped panel on climb out
Sunday Sep 24th 2017
Incident Solitaire B733 at Aqaba on Sep 17th 2017, runway excursion on landing
Incident Finnair A333 over Russia on Sep 22nd 2017, engine control problem
Incident Indigo A20N at Bhubaneswar on Sep 20th 2017, engine vibrations
Accident Easyjet A319 enroute on Sep 21st 2017, unidentified odour on board
Incident Kuwait A320 at Kuwait and Tehran on Sep 24th 2017, bird strike
Saturday Sep 23rd 2017
Incident Sun Express Deutschland B738 near Berlin on Sep 22nd 2017, smoke indication
Incident LOT DH8D at Krakow on Sep 21st 2017, hydraulic problem
Incident France A320 at Biarritz on Sep 23rd 2017, runway excursion on landing
Incident BoA B737 at La Paz on Sep 22nd 2017, cabin did not pressurize
Incident Cathay Pacific A333 near Adelaide on Sep 20th 2017, engine failure
Incident Lufthansa A321 at Tel Aviv on Sep 21st 2017, engine shut down in flight
Friday Sep 22nd 2017
Incident KLM Cityhopper E190 at Amsterdam on Sep 22nd 2017, electrical burning odour in cockpit
Accident China Eastern B738 at Wenzhou on Sep 4th 2017, tail strike on landing
Incident GoAir A20N near Mumbai on Sep 21st 2017, engine problem
Incident Delta B712 at Montreal on Sep 7th 2017, wrong turn causes loss of separation
Accident Delta B739 enroute on Sep 21st 2017, turbulence injures 2
Incident Jazeera A320 at Kuwait on Aug 27th 2017, collision with cable of military captive balloon
Incident Emirates A388 at Moscow on Sep 10th 2017, go around from about 400 feet AGL 8nm before runway
Incident Cargo Global B744 at Hong Kong on Sep 22nd 2017, runway incursion forces rejected takeoff
Accident Eastern Air Lines B737 at New York on Oct 27th 2016, overran runway on landing long.
(Source: AvHerald)

Significant this report:

  1. Incident: Jeju B738 at Jeju on Sep 29th 2017, rejected takeoff on ATC instruction, possible ATC error
    By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Sep 29th 2017 20:40Z, last updated Friday, Sep 29th 2017 20:44Z
    A Jeju Air Boeing 737-800, registration HL7779 performing flight 7C-510 from Jeju to Busan (South Korea) with 150 people on board, was cleared for takeoff and was accelerating for takeoff from Jeju’s runway 07 when tower instructed the aircraft to stop. The crew rejected takeoff at high speed (above 95 knots over ground) and brought the aircraft to a stop about 2500 meters/8200 feet down the runway just short of the intersection with crossing runway 13/31. A number of tyres deflated disabling the aircraft on the runway.
    Runway 07/25 needed to be closed for about one hour until the aircraft could be towed off the runway.
    The airline reported the crew were instructed to reject takeoff and complied with the instruction. Some aircraft equipment was damaged, the brakes overheated causing a number of tyres to deflate. Apparently tower made a mistake, a Navy aircraft was departing crossing runway 13.
    A ground observer reported a Navy aircraft was landing on runway 13 at the time.
    A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration HL8261 reached Busan with a delay of 3 hours. END

2)Accident: Ural A321 at St. Petersburg on Sep 28th 2017, mother and infant fell through stairs
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Sep 28th 2017 19:37Z, last updated Thursday, Sep 28th 2017 19:37Z
An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration VQ-BOB performing flight U6-91 from Moscow Domodedovo to St. Petersburg (Russia), completed an uneventful flight with a safe landing in St. Petersburg and taxied to the apron. The passengers disembarked via stairs at the front left main door, 90 passengers disembarked without problem, however, when a mother with her one year old infant stepped onto the stairs the platform collapsed and mother and infant fell down onto the concrete apron. The infant is reported in critical condition with traumatic brain injuries, the mother received serious injuries (fractures of her legs), both were taken to a hospital. END

3)Incident: Swift AT72 near Alicante on Sep 9th 2017, stall in icing conditions
By Simon Hradecky, created Thursday, Sep 28th 2017 14:30Z, last updated Thursday, Sep 28th 2017 14:58Z
A Swift Air Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air Europa, registration EC-KKQ performing flight UX-4050 from Alicante,SP to Madrid,SP (Spain), was cleared to climb to FL170 out of Alicante and was climbing through FL165 in icing conditions when the aircraft stalled. The crew recovered the stall, descended the aircraft to FL130 later climbing to FL150 again and continued to Madrid for a safe landing.

Spain’s CIAIAC reported the aircraft suffered a stall while climbing to FL170 in an icing zone. The crew recovered the stall, declared emergency and continued the flight to Madrid. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the CIAIAC.
The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 42 hours before returning to service. END

4)Incident: United B739 near Chicago on Sep 25th 2017, collision with glider averted by evasive turn
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Sep 26th 2017 22:03Z, last updated Tuesday, Sep 26th 2017 22:15Z
A United Boeing 737-900, registration N69810 performing flight UA-246 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA), was on approach to Chicago maintaining 10,000 feet and 250 KIAS (about 290 knots over ground) on a southerly heading about 63nm northwest of Chicago O’Hare Airport, when the crew sighted a small glider aircraft, invisible on TCAS, on a collision course and initiated a sharp left hand turn maintaining 10,000 feet to avoid a collision. The aircraft completed a narrow 360 degrees turn, then performed a right hand turn to rejoin the arrival route and continued to Chicago for a safe landing about 30 minutes later.

The FAA reported the Boeing encountered a small aircraft just north of Rockford,IL and was forced to take an evasive maneouver to avoid a collision. The aircraft subsequently circled back onto the approach track. An investigation into the occurrence has been opened.

Passengers reported they noticed the aircraft made a sharp turn to the left, followed by another sharp turn to the right while on a relatively bumpy approach to Chicago and thought, something was wrong with the aircraft. However, the aircraft levelled the wings and continued the approach. After landing the captain announced they had to make an evasive maneouver to avoid a small aircraft in the air. The aircraft appeared to be similiar to a glider aircraft forcing them to make a split second decision.

The airline reported the crew deviated from the approach path after spotting a glider aircraft.END

5)Incident: Atlas B748 at Hong Kong on Sep 24th 2017, immediate wrong turn after takeoff
By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Sep 25th 2017 22:14Z, last updated Monday, Sep 25th 2017 22:22Z
An Atlas Air Boeing 747-800 freighter on behalf of Cathay Pacific, registration N856GT performing freight flight CX-86 from Hong Kong (China) to Anchorage,AK (USA), was in the initial climb out of Hong Kong’s runway 07R around 23:45L (15:45Z) being handed off from tower to departure when the crew initiated a premature right hand turn towards Lantau Island climbing over terrain rising up to 1500 feet MSL below safe altitude. The aircraft subsequently turned onto a heading parallel to the runway already past the island, then joined the departure route again and continued to Anchorage for a landing without further incident.

Residents on Lantau Island reported, just before midnight they were shaken out of bed by a low flying aircraft, that came very close to hit the mountains near the Discovery Bay Tunnel (DB tunnel) connecting the north and south of Lantau Island. END

  1. Incident: Delta B712 at Montreal on Sep 7th 2017, wrong turn causes loss of separation
    By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Sep 22nd 2017 20:14Z, last updated Friday, Sep 22nd 2017 20:23Z
    A Delta Airlines Boeing 717-200, registration N927AT performing flight DL-1870 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Montreal,QC (Canada), was on a downwind at 3000 feet on approach to Montreal’s runway 24R.

A Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N955SW performing flight OO-3126/AA-3126 from Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) to Montreal,QC (Canada), was on final approach to Montreal’s runway 24R maintaining 3000 feet.

Air Traffic Control instructed DL-1870 to turn onto heading 080 degrees, the crew however turned onto a heading of 180 degrees and into the path of the Canadair. ATC intervened and turned the Boeing left, the Delta crew confirmed having the Canadair in sight. The Canadair continued their approach for a safe landing, the Boeing positioned onto the approach again, too, and also landed safely.

The Canadian TSB reported the horizontal separation between the two aircraft both at 3000 feet reduced to 1.5nm where 5nm were required.END

  1. Reported Last week but due to unusual nature reprinted;
    Incident: Jazeera A320 at Kuwait on Aug 27th 2017, collision with cable of military captive balloon
    By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Aug 28th 2017 21:12Z, last updated Friday, Sep 22nd 2017 15:42Z
    A Jazeera Airways Airbus A320-200, registration 9K-CAK performing flight J9-787 from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to Kuwait (Kuwait), was on approach to Kuwait City when ATC issued instruction to maintain 5000 feet and join a left hand holding pattern at waypoint IVETA (IAF, Pos. N29.3733 E47.7850) due to another arriving aircraft with a medical emergency receiving priority. While in the holding at about 16:14L (13:14Z) the right hand engine (CFM56) contacted the cable of a military captive balloon (mounting point coordinates N29.3908 E47.6704, 6nm west of IVETA) rising up to about 5000 feet AGL. The balloon deflated and slowly fell to ground. The crew did not observe any abnormal engine indications and continued for a normal landing on Kuwait’s runway 15R.

A postflight inspection revealed a sliced engine inlet and serious damage along the engine cowl, fan blades appeared to be intact. The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule and is still on the ground in Kuwait about 31.5 hours after landing.

Charts released by Kuwait’s AIP do not show any holding pattern at waypoint IVETA, which is the IAF for the RNAV procedure to join the ILS runway 15L or 15R. The area of the captive balloon 6nm west of IVETA is shown as a restricted zone from ground up to 15000 feet MSL.

On Sep 22nd 2017 Kuwait’s CAA reported the aircraft at 5000 feet collided with air force balloon. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated Kuwait’s CAA.END

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This is really good as it shows all the incidents that’s happen all the small ones and big ones. Some are announced on the news while others aren’t. This is a great catch up to plane incident news.

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What’s with the technical problems in the 350’s, they seem a bit common now for some reason.

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Actually it’s more common than you think, some SIA A350s were grounded several months ago after technical problems, and many more A350 flights that have been cancelled in the last one year

http://www.sqtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15553

But most of the delays and cancellations due to technical problems aren’t reported in AvHerald I think

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I flew into Calgary on the 18th on a Q400, turbulence was insane, not surprised people were hurt.

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Great topic Max,thanks for keeping us updated!

@Jake_Stopher. MaxSez; Saw that Turbulence Cell you flew thru the other day
Via My Radar, largest on the continent for a short time. Must have been a hell of a ride in that 400’s long tube with minimal wing surface. Regards

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Let’s just say I’m glad I’d just used the restroom. Actually started while I was in there.

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