URAL AIRLINES A321 BIRD STRIKES INTO BOTH ENGINES ON DEPARTURE

All on board survive Ural Airlines Airbus A321, which carried out an emergency landing in a field, after a severe bird-strike into both engines on departure from Moscow Zhukovsky. According to Avherald, An Ural Airlines Airbus A321-100, registration VQ-BOZ performing flight U6-178 from Moscow Zhukovsky (Russia) to Simferopol (Crimean Peninsula) with 226 passengers and 7 crew, was in the initial climb through 750 feet out of Zkukovsky’s runway 12 at about 06:15L (03:15Z) when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and ingested birds into both engines (CFM56). Both engines failed,…

Norway’s first electric plane crash-lands on lake

Norway’s first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the country’s aviation strategy, although police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt. The plane’s owner, airport operator Avinor, told Reuters last year it hoped to see commercial passenger flights on electric planes by 2025. The two-seater plane was piloted by Avinor Chief Executive Dag Falk-Petersen, who had invited a string of high-profile passengers to showcase the opportunities of electrification. Photographs published by Norwegian media showed the Alpha Electro G2 plane, produced by Slovenia’s Pipistrel,…

Damaged tail of Norwegian Air Dreamliner after it hit a FENCE at Gatwick Airport

A Norweigan Air plane crashed into a fence while being moved from its departure gate at London Gatwick Airport today. Passengers said ground crews manoeuvring the 300-seater Boeing 787 Dreamliner around the Sussex airport pushed it so far back it hit a perimeter fence. As it was being pushed back ahead of flight DI7017 at 9.50am, it collided with the fence, damaging a cone which contains the auxiliary power unit at its rear. The Norwegian plane was pushed into the noise mitigation barrier and passengers took to social media to…