Learjet

Macedonian Prime Minister’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Zurich

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By George Hatcher

A Learjet 60 plane, carrying Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, made an emergency landing in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 21. Prime Minister Gruevski was returning to Skopje from Strasbourg when his jet had to make an emergency landing due to technical issues. According to a government spokesperson, “The (technical) failure manifested as a strong... »

U2 Singer Bono in Mid-Air Scare

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By George Hatcher

U2 singer Bono had a midair mishap on November 12 when the luggage-compartment door of his private Learjet 60 fell off over Germany. The incident happened when rockstar was on his way from Dublin to Berlin, to perform at the Bambi Awards. The plane landed safely at the Berlin Schonefeld Airport at around 12:26... »

Prominent Pastor Myles Munroe, Wife Killed in Bahamas Plane Crash

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By George Hatcher

A private Lear 36 Executive aircraft crashed near Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, Bahamas, on November 9. The aircraft, which took off from Nassau with 9 people aboard, crashed at around 5 p.m. Authorities said that it struck a shipping container crane while it was trying to land in heavy rain. According to... »

Small Plane Returns to Van Nuys Airport

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

A private Learjet aircraft had to return to Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles, California, shortly after it took off on the morning of November 3. According to the Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor, the pilot was forced to return after a gear indicator turned on. The plane circled over the airport before it... »

2 Presumed Dead after Civilian Plane and Fighter Jet Collide Mid-air in Germany

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
By George Hatcher
2 Presumed Dead after Civilian Plane and Fighter Jet Collide Mid-air in Germany

A military-chartered jet and a German Eurofighter aircraft collided mid-air in western Germany. Police officials confirmed that the Learjet had two people on-board when it collided with the fighter plane on June 23. They also revealed that both aircrafts were hit on the wing and the fuselage. The Learjet caught fire and crashed into... »

Learjet Makes Emergency Landing at Victoria International Airport

Sunday, March 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Learjet Makes Emergency Landing at Victoria International Airport

A Learjet plane carrying five people made an emergency landing at Victoria International airport, at about 3:20 pm. On March 22, 2014. According to the airport spokesperson, the emergency landing was made after the indication of a landing gear malfunction. The plane landed safely and no one was injured. It was later found out... »

Jenni Rivera Flight Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in LA

Saturday, February 15, 2014
By George Hatcher

Even though Rivera had filed for divorce, the widower of Jenni Rivera, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza, is suing the owners of the Learjet that crashed on Dec. 9, 2012, killing the Mexican-American “Diva de la Banda” and six others. The wrongful death lawsuit in in Los Angeles Superior Court claims that the... »

Air Ambulance Crash Off Florida Coast

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By George Hatcher
Air Ambulance Crash Off Florida Coast

On November 19, 2013, a Jet Rescue Air Ambulance Lear Jet 35A was en route from Hollywood Int’l Airport in Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel International Airport when the plane crashed in coastal waters three miles from Fort Lauderdale. The last contact with ATC was at 8:20. The pilots reported mechanical problems after takeoff: a... »

Missouri Emergency Landing

Sunday, March 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Missouri Emergency Landing

A Learjet diverted to Saint Louis Missouri and made a safe landing after the pilot experienced problems with the landing gear. The plane was coming from Wooster Ohio. The pilot was forced to circle Cahokia airport after experiencing trouble with the landing gear, planning to land at Parks Airport in Cahokia but eventually landing... »

Small Plane Mired in Mud at Charlottesville

Friday, February 1, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 30, 2013, a Hawking ventures LLC Learjet 45 was landing at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport when it overran the runway. Emergency services were on standby and responded to the runway overrun. The plane came to rest in soft ground. The plane sustained damage. The three people aboard did not. See Video Download article as... »

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