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... »

Allegiant Air Flight Diverts to St. Petersburg Due to Bad Weather

Monday, July 6, 2015
By George Hatcher
Allegiant Air Flight Diverts to St. Petersburg Due to Bad Weather

Allegiant Air flight 977 had to make an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida, at 7:53 p.m. on July 3. The MD-83 aircraft, en-route to Putna Gorda in Florida, from Asheville, North Carolina, had to divert because of bad weather conditions. According to Allegiant, the pilot had to declare... »

Plane Carrying Medan Crash Victims’ Dead Bodies Aborts Take-Off Twice

Monday, July 6, 2015
By George Hatcher

A Hercules A-1321 military plane had to cancel take-off from Soewondo Air Force Base in Medan, Indonesia, twice, on July 3. The airplane was prepared to transport 14 dead bodies of the victims of June 30 Hercules crash in Medan, along with their families, to Ranai, Natuna, Riau Islands in Indonesia. However, it had... »

Cessna Makes Emergency Landing on Mississippi Highway; Pilot Injured

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing at Mississippi 28, near Mize, in Smith County, Mississippi, on April 18. The Cessna was heading from Atlanta to Houston, Texas, when it had to land in emergency after getting stuck in a thunderstorm. According to Sheriff Charlie Crumpton, the pilot was able to make a successful... »

Sri Lankan Air Force Plane Crashed in Hokandara; 4 Dead, 1 Injured

Friday, December 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Sri Lankan Air Force Plane Crashed in Hokandara; 4 Dead, 1 Injured

A Sri Lankan Air Force plane crashed in Hokandara, at around 6:15 a.m. on December 12. The Antonov-32 aircraft was heading from Bandaranaike International Airport to Ratmalana airport when it crashed into a rubber estate in Wanaguru Mawatha. Atleast 4 people were killed in the accident while another was shifted to Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital... »

Plane Crashed in North Sulawesi, Indonesia; Two Feared Dead

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By George Hatcher

A chartered plane crashed into waters in Aaparagus village of Kema district, North Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on December 2. The accident happened when the Pilatus Porter plane, carrying 2 people, was heading from Jalaluddin Airport, Gorontalo to Ternate, North Maluku. Authorities said the pilot reported bad weather and sought permission for landing... »

Nagaland Governor’s Helicopter Lands in Emergency Due to Bad Weather

Thursday, August 21, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Pawan Hans helicopter carrying Nagaland’s Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya made an emergency landing at a helipad in the premises of Bairagi Para Junior Basic School in Kalyanpur in western Tripura, India, in the afternoon of August 19. According to the authorities, the helicopter with Governor Acharya and his wife Kavita aboard took off... »

AirAlgerie Flight 5017 Wreckage found near Gossi in Mali. Update

Friday, July 25, 2014
By George Hatcher

The crash is confirmed of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 flight, which embarked from Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso for Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport in Algeria. None of the six Spanish crew nor the 112 passengers survived. The current estimation is that the pilots encountered a sand storm, and redirected due to weather. The plane was... »

AH5017 Air Algerie First reported missing. 116 Aboard in McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Crash in Niger

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By George Hatcher
AH5017  Air Algerie First reported missing. 116  Aboard in McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Crash in Niger

On July 24, 2014, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 leased from SwiftAir and flown for Air Algérie disappeared fifty minutes into the flight between Ouagadougou Airport and its destination in Algiers, Algeria. Pilots requested a route change request due to weather. The hundred and ten passengers and six Spanish crew members were aboard. Algiers is... »

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