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B.C. Wildfire Plane Lands in Emergency at Kamloops Airport

Friday, August 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
B.C. Wildfire Plane Lands in Emergency at Kamloops Airport

A Convair 580, Wildfire plane made an emergency landing at Kamloops Airport in British Columbia, Canada, at around 8:30 a.m. on August 5. The pilot reported a mechanical issue in one of the two engines and turned the faulty engine off. He, then manage to land safely on one engine. The plane was carrying... »

Cargo Flight lost in Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 15, 2012
By George Hatcher
Cargo Flight lost in Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Hector A Rivera What: Jet One Express Convair CV-340 en route from San Juan to St. Maarten Where: San Juan When: Mar 15th 2012 Who: 2 crew Why: On takeoff, the Corvair developed engine trouble. They consulted with ATC and decided to return to... »

Engine Fire Disrupts St Thomas Flight

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Fresh Air 1955 Convair C-131F cargo plane en route from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas Where: St Thomas When: Jan 17, 2010, 7:55 am Who: pilot Carlos Garcia and First Officer Eduardo Vasquez Why: While taking off, an engine began smoking. The pilots returned to land but was unable to stop, skidded through... »

Emergency Landing in St. Thomas

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing in St. Thomas

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Cary Liao What: Kestrel Convair C-131F performing a freight flight from St. Thomas Where: St. Thomas When: Jan 17th 2011 Who: 2 crew Why: While climbing out of St Thomas on a ferry flight, the left engine caught fire. The crew reported problems with... »

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