American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Burning Smell

Friday, June 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Burning Smell

American Airlines flight AA-5559 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Selma, Alabama, on June 21st. The plane heading from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Virginia, was diverted after burning smell was noticed in the cabin and cockpit. The plane landed safely. There were sixty-five passengers aboard at... »

Southwest Airlines Flight Diverts to Alabama due to Medical Emergency

Thursday, November 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
Southwest Airlines Flight Diverts to Alabama due to Medical Emergency

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Alabama, on November 22nd. The plane heading from Boston, Massachusetts, to Houston, Texas, was diverted due to a medical emergency. The plane landed safely. Download article as PDF »

Two F15 Jets Make Emergency Landing at Huntsville International Airport

Monday, October 31, 2016
By George Hatcher

Two F15 jets made an emergency landing at Huntsville International Airport, Alabama, on October 28th. The planes were flying from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, to Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, when one of them experienced mechanical issues. The planes were diverted to Huntsville where they landed safely. All crew members... »

Plane Carrying Taylor Hicks Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Explodes Mid-Air

Thursday, October 27, 2016
By George Hatcher

A plane carrying American Idol winner Taylor Hicks made an emergency landing in Jasper, Alabama, on October 26th. The plane was heading from Tennessee to Alabama when one of the engines exploded, prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing. The plane landed safely. All four people aboard, including Hicks, his pilot, and two... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Tennessee River

Saturday, April 9, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in Tennessee River at Decatur, Alabama, on April 7th. The pilot of the small seaplane said he was doing some survey work for a proposed water pipeline when the aircraft’s battery failed, forcing him to make an emergency landing. Both occupants of the plane, including the pilot... »

Allegiant Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Alabama

Friday, February 12, 2016
By George Hatcher

Allegiant Air Flight 872 made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 12. The plane took off from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, and was en-route to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, when the crew reported an electrical odor in the cabin and requested an emergency landing. The plane landed uneventfully. All 153... »

American Eagle Flight Diverts to Alabama due to Fuel Leak

Thursday, November 12, 2015
By George Hatcher
American Eagle Flight Diverts to Alabama due to Fuel Leak

ExpressJet Airlines Flight 2762, operating as American Eagle, had to divert and make an emergency landing in Huntsville, Alabama, on November 11. The flight was heading from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Tennessee, to Dallas, Texas, when a passenger reported fuel leaking out of the wing, prompting the pilot to divert. The plane landed safely. All... »

ExpressJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Montgomery Regional Airport

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
By George Hatcher
ExpressJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Montgomery Regional Airport

ExpressJet flight 5071 made an emergency landing at Montgomery Regional Airport, Alabama, on September 18. It is believed that the flight, en-route from Lafayette, Louisiana, to Atlanta, Georgia was diverted after the crew reported smell of smoke in the cabin. The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported. The flight was operating as... »

3 Killed after Plane Crashed and Caught Fire at Huntsville International Airport

Thursday, June 19, 2014
By George Hatcher
3 Killed after Plane Crashed and Caught Fire at Huntsville International Airport

A private Westwind II plane went off the runway, caught fire and crashed near a fence at Alabama’s Huntsville International airport on the afternoon of June 18. FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen confirmed that the accident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. while the plane was attempting to take off from the airport. There were 3... »

UPS Crash in Birmingham Alabama

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
UPS Crash in Birmingham Alabama

A UPS Airbus A300F4-622R cargo jet en route from Louisville to Birmingham International Airport was on final approach to runway 1-8 when it crashed in Birmingham. The two pilots aboard sent no warning message, and died on impact. There is no indication yet if something in the cargo contributed to the crash, or if... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force's (BSF) air wing — which routinely flies top VVIPs, especially of the home ministry — has been severely castigated by a government panel set up to probe the crash of a BSF Beechcraft Super King Air B 200 soon after takeoff from Delhi airport in December 2015, ...
  • Airport simulates emergency plane-crash
    Meant to reflect a real-life scenario as much as possible, the drill involved approximately 20 plane crash “victims” — portrayed by Adams County Christian School, high school students — who donned makeup that simulated grave injuries. Some of those simulating the most serious injuries even had fake ...
  • Jus' Bekoz: Win with dignity
    At least two of them, and possibly more of those who secretly were complicit and in vile agreement. One Mountaineer fan reportedly chortled something about a plane crash in a bar in Charleston, as reported by a Twitter person, in describing Marshall's loss to in-state rival West Virginia in last Sunday's ...
  • No denying Michigan on path to the Final Four
    ... even went through a plane crash and did everything. The team before that had five NBA first-rounders on it." One thing Beilein will be able to count on Saturday is that his squad will be well-supported. Roughly 2,000 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan, fans turned Staples Center into a quasi-home game.
  • Nepal plane crash victim Piyash Roy's body reaches home
    Barisal, Mar 23 (UNB) – The body of Piyash Roy, who was killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, reached his home in Shitla Khola area of the city early Friday. An ambulance carrying the body arrived here around 3.30am. Earlier, family members received Piyash's body from Hazrat Shah Jalal ...
  • MSP end plane crash victim recovery effort
    Photo by: Photo courtesy Natural Resources Police A Natural Resources Police boat joins a Maryland State Police Boat during search and recovery operations for a plane crash that occurred on March 1. Police announced they ended operations on March 16. The body of the pilot was recovered, but the ...
  • Family finally learns fate of Canadian shot down over Germany in 1944
    ... one of their families finally has answers about their grandfather's last day during the war. “All we knew (was) that our grandfather was shot down in a plane crash,” Linda Sargeant told CTV News. “I don't think we knew where it was.” “You hear all these different stories,” her sister Laura Sargeant added.
  • PIA plane crash: Victim families being kept in the dark, PHC moved
    PESHAWAR: Member National Assembly (MNA) from Chitral and brother of one of the victims of a Pakistan International Airlines flight crash on Thursday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking directions for the government to release final investigation report and compensation to legal heirs of ...
  • How a Vermont author is reaching reluctant readers
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Have you had trouble getting your young son to sit down and read? It can be a challenge and you're not alone. On average, girls have outscored boys on reading assessments for decades both here in the U.S. and abroad. The reasons why are not always clear. But parents ...
  • 2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan's Sweet 16 run brings Austin Hatch back to Los Angeles
    Austin Hatch's one year in Los Angeles was mostly spent grieving, after he survived a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother. Eight years earlier, he had survived a separate crash during which his mother, brother and sister died. So when Hatch, now a student assistant at Michigan, returned to ...


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