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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... »

Plane Crash in Colombia Kills Tom Cruise Movie Crew Members

Sunday, September 13, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Crash in Colombia Kills Tom Cruise Movie Crew Members

A twin-engine Aerostar aircraft crashed into Alto de la Clarita Mountains in Medellin, Colombia, on September 11. Authorities believe the aircraft, that was being used in shooting of Tom Cruise’s upcoming movie Mena, crashed due to bad weather. Two people were killed in the accident, including a Colombian native, Carlos Berl and a Los... »

Alitalia Jet Diverts to Naples International Airport due to Violent Hailstorm

Friday, August 21, 2015
By George Hatcher
Alitalia Jet Diverts to Naples International Airport due to Violent Hailstorm

Alitalia flight AZ2016 made an emergency landing at Naples International Airport in Italy, on August 19th. According to the airline, “Alitalia flight AZ2016 from Rome to Milan Linate, scheduled on 8.00 am this morning, went through an extraordinary and violent hailstorm soon after taking off from Fiumicino airport… Therefore, the pilots decided to head... »

Army Aviation Helicopter Crashed in Pakistan; 12 Killed

Monday, August 10, 2015
By George Hatcher
Army Aviation Helicopter Crashed in Pakistan; 12 Killed

A Pakistan Army Aviation’s MI-17 helicopter crashed near Lasan Nawab, Mansehra, Pakistan, on August 6. The helicopter crashed during its flight from Rawalpindi to Gilgit. Authorities said the accident happened due to bad weather. At least 12 men from Pakistan armed forces were killed in the crash. The deceased were identified as Major Muzammil,... »

American Airlines Dreamliner Returns to Beijing due to Hailstorm

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Dreamliner Returns to Beijing due to Hailstorm

American Airlines flight AA-88 had to return and make an emergency landing in Beijing, China, on the morning of July 27. The Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner, heading towards Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, had to return after it sustained damage by a hailstorm. The plane landed uneventfully. All 209 passengers and 13 crew members remained... »

Bad Weather Diverts Piper Cherokee to Parsonsfield

Sunday, July 19, 2015
By George Hatcher

A single-engine Piper Cherokee had to divert and make an emergency landing at Province Lake Golf Course, Parsonsfield, Maine, at 7:50 A.M. on July 18. The plane, en-route from Waterville/Kings County Municipal Airport, Canada, to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, had to be landed in emergency due to fog and heavy rain. The plane landed safely. The... »

Helicopter Carrying Ghana’s President Makes Precautionary Landing due to Bad Weather

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By George Hatcher

A helicopter, carrying Ghana’s president and his wife, made a precautionary landing in an open field of Apatrampa in Kumasi, Ghana on the night of July 10. President John Dramani Mahama, and his wife, Lordina Mahama, were travelling to Accra from Sunyani, when “a sudden storm with high winds closed in”, forcing the pilot... »

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