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American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Arkansas due to Bad Weather

Saturday, April 2, 2016
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Arkansas due to Bad Weather

American Airlines flight 3358 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 30th. The aircraft was heading from Dallas, Texas to Memphis, Tennessee, when it encountered bad weather, resulting in extreme turbulence inside the plane, prompting it to divert. The plane landed... »

Former Canadian Minister Jean Lapierre and 6 Others Die in Plane Crash

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada, on March 29th. The private plane, transporting Jean Lapierre, 59, a broadcaster and former Canadian transport minister, and his family members to his father’s funeral, went down while approaching the Iles-de-la-Madeleine Airport amid heavy winds and snow. All seven people aboard, including the pilot,... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ottawa Field

Thursday, January 21, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small Piper fixed-wing aircraft had to make an emergency landing in a field off Labette Road and Louisiana Road near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, on January 19. It is believed that the pilot was forced to land in the field due to icy conditions. The plane landed uneventfully. There were two people aboard... »

Two Dead in Cedar Fort Cessna Crash

Monday, January 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Two Dead in Cedar Fort Cessna Crash

A twin-engine Cessna Citation Jet CJ1 owned by Donald L. Baker and his wife Dawn Hunter, crashed near Cedar Fort, Utah. Witnesses saw the airplane on fire and coming to pieces, and heard an explosion. The plane was due at Tucson but never arrived. Two unidentified bodies were recovered from a large debris field... »

Ukraine International Runway Overrun

Sunday, January 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Ukraine International Runway Overrun

Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS-34 from Lviv to Kiev Borispol diverted to Kiev’s Zhuliany Airport due to weather. Pilots overran the end of the runway by about 100 meters. No injuries were reported. Runways at Borispil Airport were closed due to weather conditions. Download article as PDF »

American Airlines makes Emergency Landing in Miami

Saturday, January 16, 2016
By George Hatcher
American Airlines makes Emergency Landing in Miami

Seatbelt signs were illuminated—a sign in flight that it is safer to be seated and belted in—when an American Airlines 737-800 en route from New York to Miami encountered a passing storm system that caused turbulence severe enough to send 5 passengers and a flight attendant to the hospital. Pilots did not divert, but... »

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... »

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