Virgin Atlantic flight forced to make priority landing at Heathrow Airport

A Virgin Atlantic plane was forced to request a priority landing at Heathrow Airport after a passenger took ill on board. The VS20 flight was arriving in London from San Francisco when the pilot notified Air Traffic Control (ATC) of the issue. The passenger plane remained at 38,000ft as the pilot waited for a space… Read More Virgin Atlantic flight forced to make priority landing at Heathrow Airport

Passenger plane turned around after crew discover open door

A passenger plane carrying 163 people was forced to turn back 40 minutes into the flight after it was discovered one of the plane’s doors was not completely shut. The flight, operated by low-cost Korean Air subsidiary Jin Air, left Cebu in the Philippines on Sunday, bound for Busan in South Korea. A public relations… Read More Passenger plane turned around after crew discover open door

Air Canada flight passengers injured due to air turbulence

A burst of turbulence on a Toronto-bound Air Canada flight from China brought a frightening, surreal scene: Blankets covering passengers flew away and a soda can landed on top of an overhead compartment and stayed there. Passengers on Flight AC088, which was diverted to Calgary on Wednesday afternoon, described what it was like on board… Read More Air Canada flight passengers injured due to air turbulence

Bomb scare: Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya

An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board. The pilots of the Boeing 777 requested to land at Moi International Airport in Mombasa after the package was discovered in the toilet. The aircraft was safely evacuated and… Read More Bomb scare: Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya

Racism: Kuwait Airways scraps London-New York flight after refusal to serve Israeli passengers

Kuwait Airways, this week, pulled its connection between New York’s JFK airport and London Heathrow after U.S. authorities threatened legal action over alleged discrimination of Israelis. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in September warned the Kuwaiti carrier that it had “unlawfully discriminated” against a passenger using an Israeli passport by refusing to sell him… Read More Racism: Kuwait Airways scraps London-New York flight after refusal to serve Israeli passengers