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Venezuela National Guard Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Venezuela National Guard Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

A Venezuela National Guard helicopter crashed onto a parking lot in Paraguachon, La Guajira, Colombia, on December 28. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s top diplomat, said, “Adverse weather conditions led to this unfortunate accident. We thank Colombian authorities who provided support to the officers.” There were two people aboard the Bell helicopter at the time; including... »

Seven Killed as Cargo Plane Overshoots Runway in Congo

Sunday, December 27, 2015
By George Hatcher

A cargo plane plowed into a residential area in Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo, on December 24. Authorities said the Airbus 310 plane, operated by the cargo company Services Air, overshot the runway due to rainy weather and near-zero visibility before hitting several houses. At least seven people on the ground were killed in... »

LAM Plane Overruns the Runway while Landing in Mozambique

Monday, December 21, 2015
By George Hatcher
LAM Plane Overruns the Runway while Landing in Mozambique

LAM Mozambique Airlines flight TM-156 overran the runway at Nampula Airport, Nampula, Mozambique, on December 19. The Boeing 737-700 was flying from Maputo, Mozambique, to Nampula, when it slid over the runway end as a result of heavy rain. The plane received no damage. All passengers aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

ANA Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

Sunday, December 20, 2015
By George Hatcher
ANA Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

All Nippon Airways flight NH-823 made an emergency landing in Okinawa, Japan, on December 18. Authorities said the Boeing 767-300, en-route from Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan, to Taipei, Taiwan, was forced to divert after the crew reported haze in the cockpit. The plane landed uneventfully. All 198 people on board remained safe. The airline... »

Air France Flight Diverts to Belfast International Airport

Sunday, December 6, 2015
By George Hatcher
Air France Flight Diverts to Belfast International Airport

An Air France flight, operated by Cityjet, had to divert and make an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport, United Kingdom, on December 4. Authorities said the plane, en-route from Paris, France, to Dublin, Ireland, was diverted due to Storm Desmond. The plane landed uneventfully. There were over 50 passengers aboard at the time;... »

Ukrainian Helicopter Crashed in Slovakia; 6 Killed

Saturday, November 14, 2015
By George Hatcher

A Ukrainian helicopter crashed near Stretavka village, in Zilina, eastern Slovakia, on November 13. According to the Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak, pilot of the Russian-made Mi2 “was doing dangerous manoeuvrs especially in very bad weather conditions because he was flying very low.” Six people lost their lives in the crash. The accident is... »

Royal Jordanian Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Israel

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By George Hatcher
Royal Jordanian Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Israel

Royal Jordanian Airlines flight RJA611 had to make an emergency landing at Ben Gurion International airport in Israel, on November 3. According to the airline, the Airbus A320 was en-route from Dubai to Amman, Jordan when it was diverted due to poor weather conditions. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Authorities said... »

Air Arabia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in India

Sunday, October 11, 2015
By George Hatcher
Air Arabia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in India

An Air Arabia flight made an emergency landing at Coimbatore International Airport in Tamil Nadu, India, on October 9. Authorities said the plane, en-route from Sharjah, UAE to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, was diverted due to bad weather conditions in Thiruvananthapuram. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 168 passengers aboard at the time; all of them... »

Qantas Flight Diverts to Jakarta due to Low Visibility

Sunday, October 4, 2015
By George Hatcher
Qantas Flight Diverts to Jakarta due to Low Visibility

Qantas QF51 made an emergency landing at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 29. The plane, heading from Brisbane, Australia, to Singapore, was diverted after the pilot reported low visibility due to haze. General manager of Jakarta’s Air Traffic Service Centre, Bambang Rianto, said the pilot reported that visibility was below the safety... »

Helicopter Carrying Uttarakhand Minister Makes Emergency Landing

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Carrying Uttarakhand Minister Makes Emergency Landing

A helicopter carrying Uttarakhand Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal had to make an emergency landing in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India, on September 13. Authorities said the chopper was forced to land in the Glocal University campus due to bad weather. Mr. Agarwal was en-route to Dehradun at the time. The aircraft landed uneventfully Mr. Agarwal... »

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