🇬🇧✈️🚀 @VirginOrbit’s 747 ‘Cosmic Girl’ has just taken off from @SpaceCornwall with its Launcher One rocket under the wing for the #StartMeUp launch, the first space launch from the UK. flightradar24.com/2ecccaf4
We can’t track the rocket directly (no ADS-B for 🚀), but watch once the aircraft has reached its initial altitude and then begins a rapid climb followed by a sharp right turn as the rocket is released and lights just seconds later. flightradar24.com/2ecccaf4
Nov 1, 2022 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
On 1 November 2011, LOT flight 16 from Newark touched down in Warsaw without its landing gear extended. None of the 220 passengers and 11 crew were injured, though the aircraft was declared a hull loss. Here’s what happened.
As the crew departed Newark and raised the landing gear and flaps, hydraulic fluid leaked out of a hose in the right main landing gear causing the center hydraulic system on the Boeing 767 to lose pressure.
The flight was en route from Nis to Amman when it turned back toward land about halfway across the Aegean Sea. #MEM3032
This particular An-12BK first flew in 1971. It began service with Meridan earlier this year. jetphotos.com/info/An-12-013…
May 23, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
A Ryanair flight #FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius, diverted to Minsk in Belarus earlier today.
According to reports in media a Belarus journalist, that was onboard the flight, was arrested after the diversion to Minsk.
Context on the flight path of #FR4978 today —
Ryanair’s ATH-VNO flight normally (avg point from past year) begins its descent over Belarus ~177km from VNO. Today’s flight maintained 39,000 ft toward Lithuania before beginning its diversion 73km from VNO (30 km from 🇱🇹 border).
Feb 20, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
#UA328, Denver-Honolulu, returned to Denver shortly after takeoff due to a technical issue. Additional details forthcoming. flightradar24.com/UAL328/26df62b6
Photo from Broomfield, Colorado that appears to show an inlet cowling. Unconfirmed at the moment, but general dimensions match the PW4000 engine that powers the United 777-200. #UA328
Sriwijaya Air flight #SJ182 lost more than 10.000 feet of altitude in less than one minute, about 4 minutes after departure from Jakarta.
Flight #SJ182 was operated by a Boeing 737-500 "classic" with registration number PK-CLC (MSN 27323). First flight for this aircraft was in May 1994 (26 years old).
Sep 28, 2020 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
⚠️ For the third time in two days Flightradar24 is under attack. Our engineers are working to mitigate the attack as quickly as possible and we hope to be back tracking flights soon. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. Updates to follow in thread.
We are continuing our efforts to mitigate the attack on our systems and are working diligently to bring Flightradar24 back online for all users. We thank you for your continued patience.
The past week was a busy one for the aviation industry. A quick recap, and what we’re looking ahead to this coming week.
Last weekend, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization released an interim factual report detailing the sequence of errors that led to the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. flightradar24.com/blog/ukrainian…
The @Virgin_Orbit 747 is airborne for the first orbital launch demo of the LauncherOne rocket. Follow the 747 at flightradar24.com/OBT01/248f28fa
According to Virgin Orbit’s timeline, launch should take place about 50 minutes after take off, or about 19:45 UTC.
May 22, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Pakistan International Airlines flight #PK8303 from Lahore has crashed during landing in Karachi. The aircraft involved is a 15 year old Airbus A320 with registration AP-BLD
As the flight was tracked with MLAT we only have limited position data.
Flight #PK8303 took off from Lahore at 08:05. At 09:34 the aircraft made a landing attempt that was aborted at 275 feet and the aircraft climbed up to 3175 feet. Signal was lost at 09:40 at 525 feet.
All times are UTC.
Screenshots show take off, go around and last signal.
Austin Airport confirming that an individual was struck and killed by a landing aircraft this evening on RWY 17R. Upon landing, Southwest flight #WN1392 reported that there ‘might have been a person on the runway.’ flightradar24.com/data/flights/w…