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Jan 8, 2020 18 tweets 14 min read
INCIDENT Following reports from Iranian media indicating Unkraine Int’l Airlines #PS752 to Kyiv has crashed shortly after departure from Tehran. ~180 pax/crew. Flight track abruptly stops. Track from yesterday shows coverage is solid in the area.… Update INCIDENT Ukraine Int’l Airlines #PS752 to Kyiv from Tehran reported as crashed shortly after departure. Despite reports indicating “mechanical failure” as cause it is far too early to determine the cause. Anything mentioned would be speculation.
Jan 3, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Air Canada Jazz #AC8684 to Saguenay returned to Montreal. Reported possible tire/wheel loss on departure runway 24R. Some arriving flights had to deviate around for 24L. Update ↩️ DIVERSION RETURN
Air Canada Jazz #AC8684 to Saguenay returned to Montreal. One wheel on the left main gear separated from the aircraft as it departed. Burned fuel for an hour and landed. Required a tow to the gate. No injuries.
Sep 9, 2018 15 tweets 10 min read
Piper PA-28 in distress.
Reported as the right main gear wheel fell off the aircraft on departure.
Pilot is a female student solo pilot.
Flying orbits around Beverley Airport, North of Boston. Instructors in the tower assisting. Emergency services standing by. Instructor now on radio with Piper pilot;
“You’re doing a great job flying the airplane. We’re going to take our time. We got plenty of time. You’ve got plenty of fuel. We’ve got plentiful of daylight. You always heard me say go back to basics. So we’re going to work the basics.”