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Piedmont Airlines Flight Returns to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Thursday, May 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Piedmont Airlines Flight Returns to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Piedmont Airlines flight PDT-4868 had to return and make an emergency landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York, on May 16th. The plane took off for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but had to return shortly afterwards after a light bulb in the cockpit started emitting smoke. The plane landed back safely. All 40... »

Piedmont Airlines Flight Returns to Philadelphia

Friday, September 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Piedmont Airlines Flight Returns to Philadelphia

Piedmont Airlines flight PDT-4839 had to return and make an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 27th. The plane took off for Elmira, New York, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a hydraulic issue. The plane landed safely. There were 32 passengers and 3 crew members aboard at the time; all... »

Piedmont Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

Saturday, April 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
Piedmont Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

Piedmont Air Flight AA-4801, operating on behalf of American Eagle, made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, on April 29th. The plane, flying from Richmond, Virginia, declared emergency after the crew noticed smoke in the cabin. The plane landed safely. All 50 passengers and 4 crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

US Airways Emergency lands with failed landing gear

Saturday, May 18, 2013
By George Hatcher

A parade of emergency services met the Dash 8 as it ground to a stop in a shower of sparks after a dramatic belly landing. On May 18, 2013, a US Airways/Piedmont Airlines Dash 8-100 turboprop en route from Philadelphia to Newark was landing in Newark when the left main landing gear failed to... »

Dash 8 Burned at Gate

Thursday, October 11, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Piedmont AL de Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 Where: Philadelphia When: Oct 7 2012 Who: no injuries Why: A PDT Dash 8 was extensively damaged by an electrical fire at the gate. The fire may have originated from a faulty GPU plug/cord. src Download article as PDF »

Hawker Goes Off Runway with Flat

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By George Hatcher
Hawker Goes Off Runway with Flat

What: Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation Hawker Beechjet 400XP en route from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Harrisburg Where: Baltimore When: April 19, 2011, 11:44 Who: 0 fatalities Why: On takeoff, the plane blew a tire. The plane veered off the left of the runway. Neither of the two pilots nor the passenger was injured.... »

TAT Technologies Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Piedmont Aviation Component Services Has signed a Five Year APU maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines

Thursday, February 3, 2011
By George Hatcher

February 3, 2011 — TAT Technologies Ltd. a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Piedmont Aviation Component Services (“Piedmont”), has signed a five year APU (Auxiliary Power Unit – a small gas turbine engine) maintenance Agreement with Austrian... »

Plane Struck By Lightning

Thursday, January 27, 2011
By George Hatcher
Plane Struck By Lightning

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Daniel J. Evans What: Piedmont/US Airways Havilland Dash 8-300 en route to Lynchburg Where: Lynchburg Regional Airport. When: Jan 26, 2010, 10:35 a.m. Who: 13 passengers, 3 crew Why: While en route during a heavy rainfall, the plane was struck by lighting. The plane... »

Piedmont plane lands after Lightning Strike, No injuries

Saturday, January 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Piedmont Airlines/US Airways de Havilland Dash 8-100 en route from Philadelphia to New Haven Where: Islip When: Jan 7th 2011 Who: 32 passengers, 3 crew Why: While en route near Islap, the plane was struck by lightning. When the plane experienced electrical problems, the pilots decided to divert to Islap and landed within... »

Piedmont Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

Saturday, November 29, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: Piedmont Airlines flight en route from Allentown to Philadelphia Where: Philadelphia International Airport When: Sunday morning 11-16 Who: 38 passengers and crew Why: On approach, the crew got an indication the nose gear was not down. The plane slid down the runway on its nose. Fire crews foamed the runway and there was... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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