Remarks: This picture was taken after flight LH044 (MUC-HAM) on 01 Mar 2008 during storm “Emma” (gusting up to 47kts), performed on LH Airbus A320 D-AIQP named after the city of “Suhl”. In the moment of touch down on Rwy23 a wind gust from the right struck the aircraft, lifting the right wing and causing the aircraft to roll. Consequently the left wing was pushed down, and the wingtip hit the ground. The pilots performed a go-around at the last moment. Even though we landed safely on Rwy33 a good ten minutes later, it wasn´t the best flight experience ever to be airborne with a broken wing… A video of the incident can be found on the common video platforms. Picture taken from seat 27A. I apologize for the poor photo quality.
Remarks: What a sight to see, a Cessna 180 on Interstate 80 westbound just past the Sparks Boulevard overpass after having an engine failure that forced the pilot to land there despite the RNO airport just being a few miles away. Thankfully the pilot and three passengers were able to escape injury and no cars were hit with and with the only damage to the plane a damaged tail wheel. Although due to obvious spectacle a few fender-benders did occur after the incident with no injuries.
Remarks: Straight from a Hollywood movie. A ex-military hijacked the aircraft, after pretending to be a photographer shooting parachute jumps from inside the airplane. The aircraft took off from LPEV (Évora) to LPCS (Tires) with 2 parachuters, and right after, the hijacker diverted the aircraft using a pistol. When the aircraft was landing at Tires, the pilot managed to take the weapon from the terrorist, but he went for the controls and tried to crash the airplane. The parachuters jumped at very low altitude and the aircraft landed with the engine shut down, with a strugle between the pilot and the hijacker, skidded into a ditch breaking the left wing and left again to the grass breaking the landing gear. The pilot jumped from the aircraft as soon as it hit the ground and the hijacker committed suicide (you can see him underneath the left wing). It also seems that the hijacker's car exploded in Évora. Handheld, raining a lot, and almost dark.