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2010-2019
        
 


DATE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES
07.01.10 B.757-200 First Choice G-OOBI Night flight. Departure delay caused by severe weather conditions in the UK at the time. Left Malta at around 15.30 local time.
21.01.10 MD-11 Saudi HZ-AND Night-landing. Aircraft got stuck in soil after wandering off taxi-way Echo on vacating runway 31, effectively blocking entry into/departure from Park 9 via taxiways Echo & Foxtrot. Cargo off loaded onto two Saudi B.747s, HZ-AIU (Saudi 936) and HZ-AIP (Saudi 9040) which arrived on the 22nd. MD-11 departed on the 23rd.
16.02.10 Bombardier CRJ-900ER L.A.A. 5A-LAC Flight LAA107, diverted to Malta at around 17.45 local, cause unknown. Departed 90 minutes later.
17.04.10 Diamond DA-20-C1 Eclipse Diamond Flight Traning 9H-AGB Aircraft suffered a blown tyre, spending a few hours on taxi way Charlie, blocking access to/from park 9 via taxiways Charlie and Delta in the early afternoon.
17.04.10 Raytheon Hawker 800XP   CS-DRK Aircraft aborted take-off run (runway 13), and entered Park 9. Continued taxying back to threshold 13, and departed without any further problems. Cause of aborted take-off unknown.
        
 

Icelandic volcanic eruption.

On 14 April 2010, volcano Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland erupted, sending a seemingly never-ending cloud of ash into the atmosphere. The cloud, which slowly travelled towards Europe, effectively brought both civil and military flying to a halt in a large part of the continent.

As a result, a number of Evergreen International flights diverted to Malta, as listed below.


DATE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES
17.04.10 B.747-2 Evergreen International N487EV Departed on the 18th.
18.04.10 B.747-2 Evergreen International N486EV Departed on the 19th.
19.04.10 B.747-2 Evergreen International N486EV Departed on the 20th.
20.04.10 B.747-2 Evergreen International N482EV Departed on the 23rd.
20.04.10 B.747-2 Evergreen International N490EV Departed on the 23rd.
        
 


DATE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES
12.05.10 A320-214 Afriqiyah 5A-ONJ Afrqiyah 913. Diverted due to bad weather over Tripoli. This was on the same day that an Afriqiyah A.330 crashed short of Tripoli airport, with just one child surviving.
30.07.10 ? Air Malta ? Vehicle carrying mobile steps hit an aircraft that had just arrived from Budapest, denting the aircraft slightly. Flights to Vienna, Gatwick, Kiev and Paris Charles De Gaulle were subsequently delayed.
14.08.10 B.737 Rynair EI-EKB Aircraft damaged after being hit by an ambu-lift vehicle, used to help disabled people onto aircraft. Aircraft grounded, but damage believed to be “very light”.
08.09.10 B.737-800 Rynair EI-DAD Aircraft was on a Malta Venice-Traviso flight (RYR3875), when it encountered severe turbulence, 120 nm SSW of Bologna, resulting in injuries to two flight attendants and one passenger. Captain diverted to Bologna.
12.09.10 B.747 Corsair F-HKIS Aircraft diverted to Malta due to a medical emergency on board.
28.09.10 Israel IAI-1126 Galaxy   LZ-FIB BGH9005. Diversion due to bad weather over Libya.
09.10.10 A.320 Easyjet G-EZFS Departure delayed by up to 25 minutes due to heavy rains.
09.10.10 ? Easyjet ? Inbound to Malta. Diverted to Catania due to severe weather over Malta.
09.10.10 ? Ryanair ? Inbound to Malta. Diverted to Trapani due to severe weather over Malta.
09.10.10 A.321 Lufthansa D-AISK Inbound to Malta. Diverted to Sicily due to severe weather over Malta.
13.10.10 A320 Lufthansa D-AIQL Diversion due to bad weather over Tripoli, Libya.
13.10.10 A319 Alitalia I-BIML Diversion due to bad weather over Tripoli, Libya.
13.10.10 A340-500 Emirates A6-ERC Callsign EK745. Diversion due to bad weather over Tripoli, Libya.
23.10.10 A.320-211 SmartLynx A/Ls YL-LCD Aircraft on flight ART245 (from Tenerife, Spain to Antalaya, Turkey). Captain diverted to Malta after experiencing a loss of cabin pressure at around 00.35 local. Exact departure date/time unknown, but gone by morning of the 24th.
09.11.10 BAe ATP Westlax LX-WAT Aircraft blew a tyre after landing, departed on the following day.
02.12.10 Gulfstream V Algerian Govt. 7T-VPS Aircraft departed with Algerian Defence Minister after attending the 5 + 5 meeting in Malta. Starboard wheel retracted, with the nose/port wheels remaining down. Pilot decided to return to MIA, departing later in the evening.
04.12.10 B.737-800 Sky TC-SKH Diversion due to Spanish air traffic controller strike.
17.12.10 Ga. Learjet   D-____ Aircraft on flight JTI171, diverted to Malta due to a sick passenger. Also developed technical fault when starting up, and stayed for repairs. Departed late evening of the 22nd.
21.12.10 A.320 Afriqiyah 5A-ONB Aircraft on an Amsterdam-Tripoli flight (AAW953). Diverted to Malta due to engine problems. A second A.320, 5A-ONA, flew in on flight AAW1953, possibly to pick up stranded passengers. Spare engine brought on board Libyan Air Cargo L-100-300 Hercules, 5A-DOM, on 29.12.10, (the Hercules) departing the following day. Performed engine runs on 02.03.11. Aircraft remained in Malta due to Libyan civil unrest crisis. Eventually departed on 01.11.11 at approx 21.30hrs.
26.01.11 Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy   CN-MBP Diversion because of situation in Tunis. c/n 14501117, ex-PT-TKU. Made another diversion on 12.02.11 for the same reason.
31.01.11 Embraer E135   A6-VVV Arrived as GSH705, cause of diversion unknown.
12.05.11 B. Baron   N55AE Aircraft made a normal landing, but veered onto the grass area after port undercarriage leg collapsed. No injuries.
24.05.11 A. 320 EasyJet G-EZTF Aircraft was on a flight to Malta, but diverted to Lyons due to a medical emergency. c/s EZY8823.
        
 


DATE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES
25.05.11 P. PA-28-161 Warrior II   9H-AEZ Emergency landing due to a “rough running” engine. No injuries. (see video below.)





        
 
DATE AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES
11.07.11 Tecnam P92 European Flight Academy 9H-ADU Crashed over Gozo, two injured. According to newspaper reports, cause of the crash may have been turbulence due to high temperatures.
22.07.11 Tecnam P92-JS   9H-EPA Blew a tyre on r/w 23-05.
12.08.11 Piper Schafer Comanchero Maps Geosystems Inc N900TB The pilot shutdown the engines on the runway and waited for the fire engines to arrive. Newspaper reports gave the cause of accident as a possible bird strike, as part of a propeller blade was missing. This aircraft is the last surviving type of a total of six converted in the early eighties, and is now used for aerial survey work in the Middle East and Africa.
07.09.11 B. 747-4   TF-AMX Forced to divert due to medical emergency on board aircraft, when doing flight Saudia 2335. Full Saudi colours.
10.09.11   Air Malta 9H-___ Flight KM560 to Domodedovo had to return to Malta following hydraulic problems. Flight performed using another aircraft but incident affected 12 other flights, delays ranging from 15 minutes to 5.5hrs.
11.09.11   Air Malta 9H-___ KM437 from Marseille delayed by an hour after airport cleaner reported an aerosol cleaning can had gone missing from his trolley. Passengers were taken off the plane for another security check.
16.09.11       Biz-jet aborted take-off, forcing Air Malta flight KM479, from Paris, to go around.
28.09.11 B. 737-400 British Airways G-DOCG Late night diversion, probably from CTA, departed on the 29th.
09.11.11 A. 320 Royal Jordanian JY-AYR c/s Royal Jordanian 552. Diversion due to medical emergency on board.
10.11.11 Casa 212   N4399T Aircraft had arrived the previous day. Departed, but had to return due to an avionics problem. Left on the 15th.
20.11.11 DC-3 (Basler BT-67) US Dept. of State N707BA Aircraft blew s/board tire during a touch & go, blocking r/w 13/31 for a couple hours.
25.11.11 A.321 Royal Air Maroc CN-RNY Diversion for unknown reasons, possibly medical. Left later in the morning. c/s RAM1651.
25.11.11 Socata TB-20 Trinidad   N123XX Ditched in the sea, five miles off Malta’s west coast. Pilot rescued by AFM Alouette AS9315, c/s Rescue 15. This was the second incident for this aircraft, see date 17.11.08.
30.10.11 B. 737-8 Egyptair SU-GCN Cause of diversion unknown. Aircraft in old livery.
31.10.11       NOTAM advises the closure of 23/05 due to “large bird activity”.
22.11.11 A.321 Lufthansa D-AISX Regular scheduled flt, taxied to LH Tech w/problems. Same day departure as LH1277.
09.12.11 A.320 Tunisair TS-IMP Diverted on a Cairo – Tunis flight due to sick passenger on board, who died before landing.
04.01.12 Ce. 172   9H-ACL Skidded of runway.
18.01.12 Embraer EMB-505 Phenom Royal Oman Police A40-CY Diversion to refuel.
19.01.12 Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 Air Hamburg   Diverted due to a rowdy passenger on board. Pilot requested police presence.
22.02.12 A.340-500 TAM PT-MSN Aircraft, attached by tow bar to tractor, started moving forward, bending the tow bar, and pushing the tractor through 180 degrees.
29.02.12 B.747-400 Air Atlanta Icelandic TF-AMS Diversion, cause unknown.
20.03.12 B.737-8 Ryanair EI-DYR Inbound to Malta, with sick passenger.
18.03.12 A.310-308F ULS Cargo TC-LER Operating for Turkish A/Ls. Diverted from Tripoli, cause unknown.
29.03.12 B. 747-428 Air France F-GISD c/s AFR3591, diversion due to sick passenger.
11.04.12 A. 321-231 Lufthansa D-AISF Diverted to Palermo due to temporary closure of MIA, arrived later.
19.06.12 B. 767-39H Thomson Airways G-OOAN Forced to divert to Malta on a London Gatwick- Mombasa, Kenya flight because of a row between a young English couple. Girl informed passengers her boyfriend was carrying drugs. The couple was handed over to the police after landing, who charged them in court with possession. Man was conditionally discharged for three years.
19.07.12 B. 757 DHL D-ALEC Aircraft left as Eurotrans 7921. Suffered a failure in one of its hydraulic systems, and returned for a landing on runway 31, shutting down on the runway. R/w 31 closed for two hours between 18.30 - 20.37hrs.
09.08.12 A. 320-232 Royal Jordanian JY-AYU Diversion on a Tripoli flight. Same day arrival/departure.
09.08.12 B. 747-4 Corsair F-HSUN Diversion.
12.08.12 A. 319-132 Wind Jet EI-ECX Aircraft had arrived for maintenance at Lufthansa Technic (LTM) on 1st August, but repossessed by lessor on the 12th, departing Malta on the 27th.
12.08.12 A. 320-211 Wind Jet EI-DFN Aircraft was being stored/maintained at LTM. Repossessed by lessor on this date, departed Malta on the 23rd.
12.08.12 A. 320-211 Wind Jet EI-DFO Aircraft had arrived for maintenance at LTM on 04.08.12, but repossessed by lessor on the 12th.
12.08.12 A. 320-212 Wind Jet EI-DNP Aircraft was being stored/maintained at LTM. Repossessed by lessor on this date.
12.08.12 A. 320-211 Wind Jet EI-DOE Aircraft had arrived for maintenance at LTM on the 6th, repossessed by lessor on then 12th, re-registered as N25AR to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee on the 29th, departing Malta on the 30th.
02.09.12 B.737-8 Ryanair EI-EVA RYR4VL. Requested priority landing due to problems with pregnant woman on board.
27.09.12 A. 319-112 Austrian A/Ls OE-LDE Diversion on Vienna – Tripoli route, same day arrival/departure.
27.09.12 A. 319 Air Malta 9H-AEJ Aircraft was meant to depart Heathrow at 08.30hrs local. Dealing with the paper works relating to a medical emergency caused a three-hour delay. Webmaster was on board the flight.
29.09.12 A. 321-131 Lufthansa D-AIRM Diverted on FRA-CAI flight same day arrival/departure.
03.10.12 A. 340-313X Emirates A6-ERS Aircraft went u/s a MIA, departed on 05.10 as a ferry flight.
07.10.12 A. 319-111 Air France F-GRHI Returned after departure due to tech problem, departed later in the morning.
13.10.12 A. 319-111 Air France F-GRHB Aircraft went u/s at MIA. Departed on the 14th.
15.10.12 B.737-8AS/W Rynair EI-DYD RYR7794. Aircraft was on scheduled Bolonga-Malta flight. Diverted to Trapani due to bad weather over Malta. Continued to Malta later on.
24.11.12 Do.228-202 Ten Barrel Inc. C-GTBN Diversion due to engine shutdown, landed on one engine. Departed on 05.12
26.11.12 B.737-8 Rynair   Flight FR3901, Birmingham-Malta, had to divert to Stansted due to a technical fault.
29.11.12 Il-76 Yuzmashavia UK-78785 UMK2401, diverted after being denied entry into Tunisian airspace. Departed later in the evening.
20.12.12 A. 320 L.A.A. TS-INP Aircraft, on flt Libyan 193, diverted to refuel, then continued to Tripoli.
21.01.13 A. 320-214 EasyJet G-EZTF Dep on flt to Gatwick but returned with No. 1 engine shut down. Departed later same day as a “ferry” flight. A. 320 G-EZTH was replacement a/c.
28.01.13 BAe ATP(F) West Air Europe LX-WAT Aircraft went u/s, eventually departing on the 30th. Freight flights on the 29th and 30th operated by Air Contractors ATR-72-202F EI-SLK.
12.02.13 A. 320-214 Thomas Cook A/Ls G-DHJZ Restart of scheduled flights. Aircraft u/s at Malta, departed on the 13th.
15.02.13 B.747-422 Corsair F-HLOV Diverted to Malta following an in flight medical emergency. Same day departure.
07.03.13 A.320-211 Tunisair TS-IMP Diversion due to bad weather over Benghazi, Libya.
31.03.13 A.340-313X Air Madagascar TF-EAB Diversion due to medical emergency.
09.04.13 B.737-8 Ryanair EI-DWP Departed on MIA-Luton scheduled flight but had to return after scrapping tail during rotation. Flight operated by EI-EGD. ‘DWP departed as ferry flight on the 10th.
16.04.13 An 124-100 Volga-Dnepr A/Ls RA-82043 Arrived on 15.04.13, dep for Tripoli on the 16th but had to return due to lack of parking space. Departed later in the night of 16/17.04.13.
20.04.13 A.320-216 Alitalia EI-DSJ Diverted on Fiumicino-Tripoli fligt due to low visibility at Tripoli.
29.04.13 A.320-214 Nouvelair Tunisie TS-INB Return flight to Tripoli delayed by sandstorm, left on the 30th.
22.05.13 F.100 Austrian Arrows OE-LVN Flight 891. Diversion due to sand storm over Tripoli.
23.05.13 F.100 Austrian OE-LVI Aircraft on flight 892 (Tripoli-Vienna) diverted due to sick child on board.
24.05.13 Raytheon Premier 1   M-FROG Departed, but returned with pressurization problems.
__.06.13 A.320 Windjet EI-DOP One of six aircraft caught in Malta after the collapse of the airline. Serviceable parts being removed at the old LTM Hangar, prior to scrapping.
27.06.13 A. 320 Air Malta   Aircraft was on a Brussels-Malta flt (KM421). Egyptair A. 320 came within 500 feet of Air Malta Airbus. No injuries.
12.08.13 B.737-900ER Turkish Airlines TC-JYA Diverted due to a sick passenger on board, departing shortly afterwards to Niger.
13.08.13 Tecnam P92-JS   9H-EPA Crashed in a field outside Catania airport due to a technical fault. According to press reports, the plane was not heavily damaged, and the pilot (sole occupant) was not injured.
07.09.13 B. 737-500 Tunisair TS-IOJ Diversion due to a medical emergency. Same day departure.
19.09.13 B. 757-200 Ethiopian A/Ls ET-ALZ Diversion due to technical problems in no. 2 engine. Same day arrival/departure.
26.09.13 DC-8-63CF Expo Air 4R-EXJ Departed, but returned due to pressurization problems. Departed two days later on the 28th. Aircraft had arrived in Malta on 28.01.13.
30.09.13 B. 737-300 Jordan Aviation JY-JAX Charter for Petra Aviation. Went technical at MIA.
14.12.13 AT-8     Arrived on the 12th. Entered and departed Med-Avia for unknown reason on the 13th, departing on the 14th, but returned shortly afterwards with an oil leak problem. Finally departed on the 19th.
14.12.13 B. 777-200 Emirates   Aircraft went u/s on a regular scheduled flight. Departed on the 15th.
14.12.13 A. 319 Air France F-GRHT Flight AFR4370 returned to Toulouse when still over France. Flight to Malta cancelled.
01.02.14 Ce. 206B Bonair Aviation 9H-ADW Severely damaged by strong winds.
01.02.14 P. PA-28-161 Warrior II European Pilot Academy Co. Ltd. 9H-AEZ Turned upside down by strong winds.
01.02.14 P. PA-28-161 Cherokee Micah International 9H-FLY Turned upside down by strong winds. Performed a test flight on 12.12.14.
06.02.14 Falcon 900EX   5A-DCN Diverted to refuel as it was unable to land at Tripoli. Aircraft was carrying the Libyan Prime Minister.
26.02.14 B.737-9 Turkish A/Ls TC-JYF c/s Turkish 629. Diverted due to medical emergency.
12.03.14 Tecnam P2002 JF Sky People Aviation Training Ltd 9H-SKY Blew tire on r/w 23/05. Runway temporarily closed.
21.03.14 B.777 Air France F-GSQR Aircraft on flight AFR643. Diverted between 04:14 – 06:05 due to a medical emergency.
05.05.14 A.320 EasyJet G-EZWM Operating flight EZY1997, from Manchester to Malta. Aircraft forced to divert to Lyons, France.
06.05.14 B.777-300 Emirates A6-EMS Aircraft forced to return to Malta with open panel.
15.05.14 A.321 Lufthansa D-AISE Aircraft stopped and disembarked passengers on the runway, after a fire warning, possibly a false alarm. Aircraft later towed to park 8. Runway 31/13 was temporary closed during this episode.
04.06.14 Hawker 800   OD-LEA Diverted to re-fuel whilst enroute to Casablanca due to headwinds.
14.06.14 A.330-200 Turkish A/Ls TC-JDO Flight THY6733 diverted to Malta due to bad weather over Misurata, Libya. Early morning landing (approx 06:50), departed around 08:30.
13.07.14 B.737-400F Solinair S5-ABZ Diverted to Malta en-route to Tripoli, as Libyan airport was closed. Departed later.
26.07.14   Smart Wings   Technical problems. Aircraft remained grounded, replacement aircraft, A.320 OK-LEF c/s TVS103P, sent on the 27th. Departure date of grounded aircraft unknown.
27.07.14 CRJ900 Eurowings   Arrived as GWT 5118. Technical problems with no. 1 engine. Later relocated to Park 4. Departure date unknown.
07.08.14 B.737-8AS Ryanair EI-ENP Performing the Madrid-Malta flight (RYR44DN/5382). Captain diverted to Trapani due to a medical emergency on board.
26.08.14       Rome ATC lost surveillance systems for around 45 minutes, and didn’t accept flights that weren’t already airborne. 2-3 flights delayed at MIA.
27.08.14 A.320 Wizz Air HA-LWJ Captain performed missed approach prior to landing. SR Tech personnel were seen working/checking undercarriage.
09.09.14 Beech 1900 Med-Avia 9H-AFI Aircraft had to return to Malta as it didn’t have a permit to land in Tunisia.
11.09.14 A.300 Tristar Air SU-BMZ c/s TSY503. Aircraft landing delayed by over 40 minutes due to problems with landing permit.
22.09.14 A. 310 ULS Cargo Airlines TC-LER Diverted from Misurata, Libya, landing at approx 07.42, departing after 2 hours.
05.10.14       A number of flights, including Lufthansa, Rynanair and Air Malta diverted due to inclement weather over Malta. Tunisair Express turned back towards Tunis.
06.10.14 A. 320-232 Wizz Air HA-LYA Departed for Gdansk as WZZ339, but returned to MIA for unknown reasons.
10.10.14 Fokker 100 Ghadames Air Transport YR-CRY Aircraft arrived as SXI1430. Departure delayed by waiting for a different crew to continue ferry flight. Carries “HO” on nose wheel door, from the previous registration, 9Q-CHO. Aircraft turned by high winds on cause by cyclone which Malta on 07.11.14. Taken to Park 4 in late July ’15, probably as a result of construction works in Park 2 where the aircraft previously was. Following checks by Dutch engineers, the aircraft departed Malta on 24.09.15.
17.10.14 B. 737 Ryanair EI-EPC Aircraft experienced undercarriage problems, orbiting 25 miles from the approach of runway 31. Landed safely later. c/s RYR37TD.
21.10.14 An-12   UR-CCP Inbound c/s CVK7071. Departure delayed by 2 hours due to problems with No. 2 engine. Aircraft in the light blue/white livery of Aeroviz, but without titles. Believed delivered to Cavok airlines, as evident by the flight number.
28.10.14 A. 321 Turkish A/Ls TC-JRG Unspecified fault forced aircraft to depart from Malta 90 minutes late.
02.11.14 A. 330 Emirates A6-EAD Aborted take-off run, departed after three hours.
04.11.14 A. 3__ Air Malta 9H-AE_ Aircraft departed on flight KM116 to Gatwick, but had to return due to technical difficulties.
06.11.14 A. 320-232 British A/Ws G-MEDK Evening flight BA2644 diverted to Rome due to bad weather over Malta. Returned after three hours.
07.11.14       Airport closed after 16:00 hrs due to a cyclone which hit Malta. The flights listed below were all affected.
07.11.14 A. 321 AtlasJet TC-ATR Aircraft arrived as KKK6014 for a refueling stop, departing as KKK103. Departure delayed by cyclone which hit Malta in the afternoon.
07.11.14   British A/Ws   Evening flight again diverted to Rome due to bad weather over Malta, winds gusting up to 60 knots.
07.11.14 B. 737-400 Hermes Aviation Ltd. 9H-HER Aircraft turned by high winds, nose wheel ending up in earth.
07.11.14 Bo. BD-700-1A10 Global Express   PR-VDR Aircraft diverted to Catania due to Malta’s airport being closed. Continued to its destination without landing here.
28.11.14 A. 321-231 Turkish A/Ls TC-JRE Orbited over Misurata, Libya, before diverting to Malta, c/s THY 645. Aircraft taxied out for take-off after three hours, but returned to its parking slot. Departed 70 minutes later.
09.12.14 B. 737-8F2 Turkish A/Ls TC-JGY Aircraft departed on a normal scheduled flight, but returned shortly afterwards. Left after 90 minutes.
17.12.14 A. 320 Afriqijah EI-ONJ Aircraft departed using an Air Contractors flight number, but had to return due to an EU ban on Libyan-registered aircraft flying within the EU.
20.12.14 A. 310 Kuzu Cargo TC-VEL c/s Kuzu 452. Diverted with engine problems, landed with one engine shut down. Still in Malta as of 29.12.14.
27.12.14 Ce.560   OK-SLS c/s SUA 571, diverted to Malta on a flight to Mitiga Libya, for unknown reasons. No known problems at Mitiga. Departed later in the day.
30.12.14 A. 320 Air Malta 9H-AEL Aircraft hit by lightning en-route to Charles De Gaulle. 9H-AEP was sent to pick up the stranded Malta-bound passengers.
03.01.15 A. 319-111 Air Malta 9H-AEL Departure for UK delayed by a combination of poor weather and traffic over LHR.
08.01.15 Storch CL   9H-UMK Aircraft made an emergency landing on a taxi-way at the airport following an engine failure.
29.01.15 A. 330-243 Emirates A6-EAG Aircraft had arrived on a scheduled flight the previous days’ afternoon. Departure delayed by a sick crew member, departed at around 02:00.
30.01.15 Beech 1900D Med-Avia 9H-AFI Aircraft departed for Mitiga, Libya, but had to return due to poor visibility at the airport.
31.01.15 Bo. CL-604   N901SG Diverted to Malta due to fuel shortage.
01.02.15 Falcon 900   I-SEAS Diverted to Malta due to a medical emergency. c/s SNM041.
18.02.15 A.319-111 Air Malta 9H-AEH Aircraft was on flight KM116 to Gatwick. Diverted to Lyons, France due to medical emergency, when SW of Dijon.
16.03.15   Air Malta   Aircraft was on flight AMC146. Forced to return due to cracked passenger window.
22.05.15 Ce.206   N115EL Aircraft arrived on delivery, but had to remain here due to engine problem. A new engine arrived on 18.08.15, to be fitted to this aircraft. Test flight on 10th October, the aircraft departing shortly afterwards. Exact date unknown.
26.05.15 Tecnam P.2002-J European Flight Academy 9H-PPL r/w closed due to pilot reporting smoke in the cockpit.
23.06.15 A.330 M.E.A. OD-MEB Diverted to Malta due to a medical emergency. Landed at around 20:20, departed at 22:50.
08.07.15 Tecnam P.2002-J European Flight Academy 9H-PPL Aircraft came down near Vizzini, Sicily under unknown circumstances. 1 pob, no known injuries.
14.07.15 Bo. Global 5000   5A-UAB From The Times (of Malta).

A legal battle has started in court over two Libyan executive jets which were seized in Malta two weeks ago.

The €35m Global 5000 Bombardier jets are being held at Malta International Airport. The issue is part of a struggle between the two governments in Libya over control of the country’s assets abroad.

The seizure followed an injunction filed by United Aviation Company (UAC), which was set up by the former Libyan government under Muammar Gaddafi. A new company, Executive Authority for Air Cargo and Special Flights, was formed following the uprising in order to take over its assets.

The internationally recognised Libyan government in Tobruk wants to take over the planes but UAC claims it still owns them. Lawyer Mario de Marco, assisting UAC, argued yesterday that although the Tobruk government passed a resolution to liquidate the company and pass its assets on to the new company, the liquidation never materialised and UAC was still in operation according to law.

Pio Valletta, representing the new company, said UAC had ceased to exist in terms of the government resolution and the injunction was not valid according to law.

The court, said it would not decide on the ownership of the two planes but only on whether the injunction was valid or not.

14.07.15 Bo. Global 5000   5A-UAC As above. Both aircraft are still in Malta as of March 2017 .
10.08.15 Tecnam P2002-JF Falcon Ltd. 9H-SEP Aircraft’s nose wheel collapsed on landing during a training session. Runway 31 closed for a few minutes. No injuries. Aircraft delivered in June as HA-TEA. c/n 161.
10.08.15 A.320 Veuling EC-LZM Night flight, c/s VLG6263. Aborted take-off and returned to parking slot. Departed as VLG999P on the 12th.
18.08.15 An-12 UR-CAK Aircraft departure delayed by approx. 2 hours, necessitated by the need to change tires on the starboard main wheel bogey.
10.09.15 A. 319 German Wings D-AGWL Aircraft diverted to Catania due to bad weather ove Catania, but arrived later. Went u/s on start up, and towed over to Lufthansa Tecnic, departing on the 11th.
10.09.15 B.777-21H(LR) Emirates A6-EWC c/s Emirates 753. Diverted on a Dubai-Casablanca flight due to a medical emergency.
13.09.15 P. PA-28-161 Cherokee Micah International 9H-FLY Aircraft was on a local flight, when the pilot declared an engine-related emergency. Safe landing, no injuries.
16.09.15 B.737-4 TNT OE-IAQ Aircraft was on a normal scheduled cargo flight. Smoke indications in cockpit forced the return of the aircraft to Malta at around 19:36, departing at approx 20:55.
17.09.15 A. 320 Air Malta 9H-AEK Aircraft was returning from Frankfurt on KM329, when it was forced to divert to Fumicino airport, Rome due to a sick passenger at approx 22:10. Departed Rome for Malta at 23:12.
19.09.15 Cessna C25B   OO-LIE Aircraft diverted for unknown reasons, landing at approx. 07:55, departing for LICD at 08:36.
01.11.15 A.319-131 B.A. G-DBCE Diverted to Malta, probably due to weather. c/s BA2594. Departed after two hours.
01.11.15 A.330-243 Emirates A6-EAH Lined up for take-off, but returned to parking slot. Left some time later.
24.11.15 Bae ATP West Air Sweden SE-MAJ ? Returned for unknown reasons. Departed the following day. Reg needs confirming.
28.11.15   Air Malta   Aircraft departed for Hamburg as AMC368. Returned to Malta for unknown reasons.
10.12.15 A. 330-200 Turkish A/Ls TC-JIV Aircraft diverted both for fuel and because of a medical emergency.
24.12.15 P. PA-28-161 Cherokee Micah International 9H-FLY Aircraft suffered unknown technical difficulties on r/w 31 for approx. twenty minutes.
06.01.15 A.330-200 Emirates A6-EKR Aircraft remained in Malta due to hydraulic problems. Departed on the 7th.
29.01.16 B. 737 TNT OO-TNP Unspecified undercarriage-related problems. parts brought over by Learjet 45 D-CNMB, c/s TAY045J, on the 30th, departing the same day. B.737 departed on the 31st.
22.02.16       Maltese light aircraft lost radio contact near Comiso, Sicily. Intercepted by two Trapani-based Italian AF Typhoons.
26.02.16 Tecnam P2002JF European Flight Academy 9H-SEP Unspecified mishap.
01.03.16 B.737-8 Thomson Airways G-TAWH Diverted to Lyons Saint Exupery airport on flight TOM2206 to Malta due to a medical emergency.
05.03.16 A.319 A.M. 9H-AEM Diverted to Orly on a Malta-Manchester (AMC146) service due to a sick passenger.
09.03.16 B.777-F1H Emirates A6-EFO c/s EK9919, diverted to re-fuel.
22.03.16       Following the bombings at Brussels and Metro station, Air Malta suspended its afternoon flight to Brussels.
22.03.16 A.320-214 Afriqiyah 5A-ONB Diverted to Malta during an Istanbul-Mitiga flight due to bad weather over Libya. c/s AAW971. Departed for Libya the following day.
18.04.16 A. 320 A.M. 9H-AEQ Performing the evening KM102 flight to Heathrow. Approaching Gozo, the captain reported pressurization problems, opting to returning to Malta. Flight left two hours later. To the concertation of enthusiasts on the approach of r/w 13 (the r/w in use) an incoming Genex Ltd An-26, EW-259TG, was redirected to r/w 05.
04.05.16   EasyJet   Aircraft was returning to Manchester when it was forced to divert to Malpenso Airport, Milan in Italy, after both the First Officer and a passenger fell ill.
05.05.16 Tecnam P2002JF European Flight Academy 9H-SEP Suffered nose wheel collapse on taxiway Sierra.
11.05.16 P-180 Compania Aeronautica Italiana I-DARC Arrived as CPI 112 from Ciampino, diverted due to bad weather at Lampedusa. Re-fueled and returned to Ciampino.
22.05.16 B.737-4C9 Enter Air SP-ENF Aircraft had departed Katowice Airport for Malta. Orbited at 10,000 ft, before returning to the airport. Flight to Malta delayed by 24-hours, flight ENT523P being carried out by SP-ENQ.
18.06.16 Beech F33A Bonanza   F-GBDR Photographed surrounded by fire engines, cause of difficulty unknown.
21.06.16 Savannah ICP Amphibian   I-8856 Aircraft had left Italian airspace without filing a flight plan. Crashed in Xlendi Bay, Gozo, after apparent engine problems. No injuries/fatalities. Media photos showed aircraft upside down in the water.
24.06.16       Low visibility and lashing rain causes closure of airport for some time. At least eleven flights are delayed until the storm had cleared.
24.06.16 A.320-214 Air Malta 9H-AEP c/s AMC117. Diverted to Catania due to storm over the Maltese islands.
24.06.16 A.321-231 Lufthansa D-AISJ c/s LH1310. Diverted to Tunis, due to storm over the Maltese islands.
05.07.16 P. PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II European Flight Academy G-SLYN Collided with fuel truck at Park 1.
11.07.16 BAe ATP Air Sweden SE-LPR c/s SWN671. Returned shortly after take-off. Departed the following day, but again returned. Test flight on the 13th. Cause of problem undercarriage not locking up. Departed Malta in the morning of the 22nd.
12.07.16 A. 320SL Vueling EC-LVU Diverted from Lampedusa at around 21:20.
19.08.16 B.737-377 Jet2 G-CELX Arrived as EXS931 but experienced problems on departure. Towed to Ltm on the 20th. Passengers returned to the UK on B.737-3Y5 G-GDFH as EXS044A.
24.08.16 B.737 TNT OE-IAJ Announced undercarriage problems prior to landing, but made a safe landing. Departure date unknown, but was seen again on the 26th.
09.10.16 PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II Falcon Ltd. 9H-GYN Burst tyre on r/w 13, forcing Emirates to orbit over Gozo for a few minutes.
02.11.16 ATP West Atlantic SE-LPS Departed as c/s SWN671, but returned to Malta for unknown reasons.
16.11.16 A. 321-231 Lufthansa D-AIDV c/s LH1276, diverted to Sicily due to weather.
16.11.16 B. 737-8AS Ryanair EI-DHP c/s FR7794. As above.
16.11.16 B. 737-8AS Ryanair EI-DHP c/s FR7794, as above.
17.12.16 A. 321 Alitalia   Aircraft made two attempts to land, hampered by high winds, being forced to divert to Palermo.
23.12.16 A.320-214 Afriqiyah A/Ws 5A-ONB c/s AAW209. Aircraft was on internal flight in Libya, when it was hi-jacked by two pro-Gaddafi men with fake weapons/explosives. Forced to divert to Malta, with a total of 118 passengers and crew. Landed at around 11:35, with the hi-jackers promising to release passengers if their demands were met. At one point, one of the hi-jackers stood briefly in the doorway waving a green flag. At around 13:50 the first 3 passengers were released. The hi-jackers later surrendered without pressing home their demands, and were off the aircraft by 15:40.

A second Afriqiyah A.320, 5A-OND, c/s AWW555, arrived on the 24th at 02:20 to take the passengers to Libya, departing at 04:55.
04.02.17 Tecnam P2002JF European Flight Academy 9H-SEP Landing accident on r/w 23.
11.03.17 A.319 Germanwings D-AKNM Diverted on a Stuttgart to Catania flight, c/s GWI2818, due to high winds at Catania airport. Departed later in the afternoon.
12.03.17 A. 320-214 A.M. 9H-AEP Taxied out for departure as KM 466 to Paris Orly, but returned to the terminal at 16:05. Departed later at 17:15.
23.03.17 A.320-214 Air Malta 9H-AEQ Departed for Amsterdam at 07:20, but forced to divert to Malpensa-Milan airport. Returned to Malta at 18:45 as AMC999A. Relief aircraft 9H-AEN sent as KM998 to continue flight to AMS.
24.03.17 A.320-214 Air Malta 9H-AEK Departed for Sicily at 22:30 as KM642, but forced to return to Malta at 23:45 due to fog over Catania. Left again at 06:55 on the 25th.
25.04.17 A.320-214 EasyJet G-EZOG Aircraft should have arrived from Gatwick on at 20:55 local as EZY8825, but was forced to divert to Lyons due to a medical emergency. Eventually landed at MIA on the 26th at 01:22.
26.04.17 A.319-132 Royal Jordanian JY-AYM c/s RJ552. Diverted due to a medical emergency. Continued on its journey sometime later.
01.05.17 BRM Citius   9H-UDR Nose wheel broke off during landing. No injuries.
10.05.17 Mi-8MT SKOL RA-22440 Helicopter arrived on the 9th at the end of a lease to the United Nations. Departure on this day delayed by technical problems. Left on the 11th.
12.05.17 Bo. CS3000 Air Baltic YL-CSB Diverted to Sicily due to high wind at Malta’s airport. Pilot, along with others, reported winds of 60 kts at 700 feet, whilst wind speed on the ground was 35 kts, indicting high probability of wind shear.
21.05.17 A.319-131 B.A. G-DBCG Diverted to Malta on a Gatwick-Catania flight due to high winds at Sicily. c/s BA2592.
        
 
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