Tag: Accident

Baggage handler killed after hair gets tangled at New Orleans airport

Associated Press KENNER, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old worker at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport was killed after an accident while unloading baggage from a Frontier Airlines flight, authorities said. The Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office on Wednesday identified the victim as ...

Ground Handler Injured in Airport Accident

Passengers travelling to Dubai from Goa were stranded for nearly two hours after a catering vehicle and a ground handling vehicle collided with each other leaving a ground handling staffer was severly injured at Dabolim airport on Thursday evening. The incident took place soon after the landing ...

Airline employee killed in baggage vehicle incident named

A worker at Charlotte Douglas International Airport who was killed in in a baggage vehicle accident has been identified as 24-year-old Kendrick Darrell Hudson. Hudson, who was an employee of American Airlines subsidiary Piedmont Airlines, lost control of the tug he was transporting baggage on. ...

Fly Jamaica plane crash lands at Guyana airport after ‘technical problem’

Source: AFP / BBC news. A Fly Jamaica plane en route to Toronto, Canada was forced into a crash landing at an airport in Guyana recently following a 'technical problem' as reported by some. Six passengers were reportedly injured after the Boeing 757 turned back around only forty-five minutes int...

747 skids off runway at Halifax International causing damage and injuries

Source: Andrew Vaughan / The Canadian Press. A cargo aircraft operated by SkyLease Cargo skidded off the runway at Halifax International Airport in Canada yesterday morning putting four crew members in the hospital and covering the runway with debris. The Toronto Sun reported that it wasn't clea...

KLM 747 collides with loader while being towed

A video on social media appears to show a KLM 747-400 hitting a loader at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport while being towed. The aircraft is being maneuvered into a parking spot when the General Electric CF6 engine hits a cargo-loading vehicle on the apron. The engine of the 747 was shown to be substan...

Guatemala Airport suspends operations due to volcano

La Aurora airport in Guatemala city suspended its operations this week as volcanic activity forced it to close. The only runway at the airport was closed yesterday as a violent eruption from the volcano killed over a hundred people a week and a half ago and the ash is still causing problems in th...

Aircraft ablaze at Frankfurt Airport as tow truck catches fire

A Star Alliance aircraft was photographed on fire at Frankfurt Airport recently as a truck towing it burst into flames. The Airbus A340, operated by Star Alliance on behalf of Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and Brussels Airlines sustained what looks like considerable fire damage after the tow burst ...

Aer Lingus hits concrete pillar at San Francisco Airport

An Aer Lingus aircraft recently collided with a concrete pillar at San Francisco Airport leaving passengers waiting on the runway for nearly an hour. The aircraft collided with the pillar overnight as it was being towing to its arrival gate after leaving from Dublin Airport at lunchtime. The A...

Ryanair worker dies on ramp following accident in Lisbon

A Ryanair worker has died following an accident on the ramp at Lisbon airport in Portugal, it has been reported. The Ryanair worker was reportedly helping a colleague park a coach when they were struck by a vehicle and knocked down around 1pm yesterday. The person was pronounced dead at the sc...

Southwest Airlines plane struck by truck on apron at Baltimore airport

Source: South China Morning Post. A Southwest Airlines plane was recently struck by a pickup truck on the apron at Balitmore-Washington International Airport as the plane pulled into its gate. It was reported that no injuries were caused on the plane - a Boeing 737 - when the incident happened. ...

Southwest Airlines plane involved in recent fatality had passed multiple inspections

An engine that failed on a Southwest Airlines plane recently causing the fatality of one passenger had passed 7 inspections prior to the flight. Since 2012, there had been tests and inspections on the engine and no faults were found after many visual observations. It was stated that the fan bl...

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