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Etihad Airways Pilot Dies During Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Flight

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Etihad Airways Pilot Dies During Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam Flight

Etihad Airways flight EY-927 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on September 27th. The Boeing 777-200 freighter plane heading from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was diverted after the captain fell ill and became incapacitated. The plane landed safely. The captain was pronounced dead. Download... »

Alaska Airlines Plane Returns to Honolulu After Crew Fall Ill due to Unusual Odor

Friday, April 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Plane Returns to Honolulu After Crew Fall Ill due to Unusual Odor

Alaska Airlines flight AS-892 had to return and make an emergency landing in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 5th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for San Diego, California, but had to turn back after an unusual odor in the aft cabin caused nausea and headache to four crew members. The plane landed back uneventfully.... »

Ryanair Jet Diverted to Dublin Airport After Passenger Fell Sick Mid-Air

Sunday, August 16, 2015
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Jet Diverted to Dublin Airport After Passenger Fell Sick Mid-Air

Ryanair flight FR-8422 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on August 14th. The plane was en-route from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, to Edinburgh, United Kingdom, when a female elderly passenger fell ill, prompting the crew to declare an emergency. The plane landed uneventfully and the patient was immediately shifted... »

Woman Gives Birth On Board Qatar Airways Flight

Thursday, March 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Woman Gives Birth On Board Qatar Airways Flight

A Qatar Airways flight had to make an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, on March 22. The Boeing 777, heading from Miami to Doha, had to be diverted after a passenger went into labor midair. According to Gander International Airport safety manager Brian Hicks, “Thirty minutes before the plane was preparing to land,... »

Delta Flight Diverts to Anchorage Due to Medical Emergency

Sunday, March 8, 2015
By George Hatcher
Delta Flight Diverts to Anchorage Due to Medical Emergency

Delta airlines flight 284 had to make an unscheduled landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on the morning of March 4. According to the airline, the Boeing 777-200LR was diverted “in response to a customer medical situation on board”. The flight was heading from Narita International Airport, Japan, to Los... »

Passenger Dies Onboard; Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

Friday, February 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Passenger Dies Onboard; Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

A Germania Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria, on February 25. According to a statement issued by Burgas Airport, the flight, en-route from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Samsun, Turkey, made an emergency stop after an 86-year-old Turkish woman died onboard. The plane resumed its journey shortly afterwards. Download article... »

United Flight Returns to O’Hare due to Issues with Cabin Pressure

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By George Hatcher
United Flight Returns to O’Hare due to Issues with Cabin Pressure

United Airlines Flight 1218 had to return and make an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport,  Chicago, Illinois, on February 3. The plane departed for Denver at 9:01 a.m. but had to return shortly afterwards due to issues with cabin pressure. The Boeing 737-900 landed safely and medics checked 175 people complaining of nausea... »

Southwest Flight Diverted to LAX after Woman Gives Birth Midair

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
Southwest Flight Diverted to LAX after Woman Gives Birth Midair

Southwest airlines flight 623 had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles, California, on the morning of December 9. The flight, heading from San Francisco to Phoenix, was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport after a passenger went into labor and gave birth midair. The plane landed safely and the mother and her... »

US Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing after 2 Passengers, 14 Crew Members Fall Sick

Sunday, December 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
US Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing after 2 Passengers, 14 Crew Members Fall Sick

U.S. Airways flight US797 had to make an unscheduled landing at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, at around 1:38 a.m. Local time on December 6. The Airbus A330, carrying 129 passengers and 14 crew members, was en-route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Philadelphia when a foul odor started to sicken the passengers and crew... »

Air New Zealand Pilot Collapsed, Died after Landing Dreamliner in Perth

Sunday, November 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
Air New Zealand Pilot Collapsed, Died after Landing Dreamliner in Perth

An Air New Zealand pilot collapsed shortly after she landed the Flight NZ175 full of passengers in Perth, Australia, on October 26. It is suspected that Captain Ann Barbarich, 59, one of the first female pilots to work for Air New Zealand, suffered a brain aneurysm, just minutes after landing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    Police say one person is dead following a plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade.
  • Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid-Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities haven't confirmed whether the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday survived. plane crash Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport. Emergency crews respond to a plane crash outside of Miami ...
  • One dead in plane crash near Miami Executive Airport
    One person died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade police said. An FAA statement said the pilot was the only person on the plane: “A Piper PA 60 aircraft crashed approximately one and a half miles west of the Miami Executive Airport today at 2:50pm. The pilot ...
  • 50th Anniversary of Otis Redding's death, crash in Lake Monona
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Musical historians say the story of soul music legend Otis Redding is a tragic one. Ironically, Redding didn't reach the height of his fame until after his death in a small plane crash outside of Madison, 50 years ago today. Archival information says it's unclear what went wrong during ...
  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Miami-Dade Police said one person is dead following a small plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade. Rescue crews rushed to the site of a downed plane Southwest Miami-Dade County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the area of Southwest 121st Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.
  • Plane remains submerged after bodies recovered from Lake Harney crash site
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The bodies of a pilot and two trainees were recovered Saturday evening from a plane that crashed into Lake Harney Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Related Headlines. Plane crash in Lake Harney. Bodies recovered in Lake Harney plane crash, ...
  • Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast
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  • 2 dead after plane crashes into home and bursts into flames
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed into a Clairemont home and burst into flames Saturday, killing two passengers and destroying the house, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. when the Beech B36 Bonanza crash-landed in the baseball field ...
  • The Crown Recap: School Days
    But to his eye, Charles is growing up in the middle of ruinous luxury and he's spoiled by overindulgence. After all, Charles has parents! His sister didn't die in a horrible plane crash! He needs toughening up. The sad irony is that far from overindulgence, Charles is most in need of a parent to hug […]
  • Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
    Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Saturday into a house in San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the city's Clairemont neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Two of the four people aboard ...

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