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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... »

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... »

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