All Nippon Airways Flight 692:
Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, All Nippon Airways Flight 692 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Yamaguchi to Tokyo, Japan. On the 16th of January, 2013, The Boeing 787 had to make an emergency landing in Tamakatsu after cockpit indication showed a battery failure and there was smoke in the cabin. This wasn’t the first issue with the Dreamliner. In the previous days, several incidents including fuel leaks, battery fires, software glitches and a cracked cockpit window with operators meant the Dreamliner was riddled with problems. On the same day, a similar accident at USA’s Boston Logan Airport happens. The FAA ordered the grounding of all Boeing 787’s. The grounding was in effect until April of 2013. Serious safety concerns were raised regarding the 787 in light of these events.
Garuda Indonesia Flight 421:
Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Ampenan to Yogyakarta. The flight was operated by a Boeing 737-300 series aircraft. The aircraft was carrying 54 passengers and 6 crew. On the 16th of January 2002, the flight faced a severe thunderstorm during its approach stage. Both engines of the 737 suffered from a flameout. The flight crew tried to restart the engines multiple times but failed. The APU also did not start which resulted in a loss of electrical power. The flight crew were forced to ditch the aircraft in a shallow river. The procedure was successful, the aircraft landed with the belly on the water and the wings and fuselage were mostly intact. One flight attendant unfortunately died in the process.
Turkish Airlines Flight 158:
Turkish Airlines Flight 158 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Istanbul Yeşilköy Airport to Ankara Esenboğa Airport, Turkey. On the 16th of January 1983, the aircraft operating the flight, a Boeing 727-200, landed about 50 meters short of the runway at its destination airport in driving snow, broke up and caught fire. Of the 67 occupants on board, 47 perished. The cause was poor visibility and a severe wind shear which the flight crew could not manage.
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