Alabama

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

  • Investigators on scene Fond-du-Lac plane crash
    Left side view of the front of the ATR-42 that crashed just after taking off from the Fond du Lac airport in northern Saskatchewan on Dec. 13, 2017. Transportation Safety Board of Canada / Supplied. X. - A A +. Listen. Photos released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) revealed the ...
  • Plane crash survivors took half an hour to pry open emergency exit
    Arson Fern had a feeling something was wrong when the ATR 42 airplane he and his family were on starting dipping from side to side. "I yelled in our language, in Dene, I said 'We're gonna crash! The plane's gonna crash!'" His wife, Janey, turned to him. "She said 'Arson, what is wrong with you?' […]
  • Pilot in Clairemont Plane Crash Had Flown Most of His Life
    The man piloting a small aircraft that suffered engine failure shortly after takeoff, crash-landing into a Clairemont home and killing two people, has been identified to NBC 7. Josh Reikes has been flying for most of his life, most recently for Sun Country Airlines, according to his LinkedIn page. Reikes was ...
  • Names Released In Calaveras Plane Crash
    Valley Springs, CA – The identities of two elderly men injured in Thursday's plane crash in Calaveras County have been released along with their conditions. As reported here Thursday afternoon, sheriff's officials stated that a witness saw the airplane flying low and believed it may have clipped a tree ...
  • Pilot, passenger identified in Calaveras County small plane crash
    VALLEY SPRINGS — Authorities identified the two men who were aboard a small plane that crashed Thursday in Calaveras County. Pilot Robert Pina, 72, of Lake Camanche and 75-year-old Richard Campbell of Pine Grove, along with a dog, were riding in the 1981 Cessna fixed-wing single-engine ...
  • At least 800-foot wreckage path left after northern Saskatchewan plane crash: TSB
    A plane crash in northern Saskatchewan left a path of wreckage extending at least 800 feet, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. The West Wind Aviation plane, a twin-engine ATR-42 turboprop, went down Wednesday evening shortly after takeoff from Fond du Lac. Photos of the ...
  • Plane crash renews calls for all-season road into Fond du Lac
    The plane crash outside Fond du Lac this week should be “a wakeup call” for the provincial government to invest in all-season roads into the province's most remote communities, says the MLA who represents northwest Saskatchewan. “It's always just an expensive, dangerous proposition when you ...
  • 3 killed in Germany plane crash
    Berlin, Dec 15 : Three persons have been killed in a small plane crash in Germany, the media reported. The accident on Thursday took place in Ravensburg, in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Xinhua news agency reported. The Cessna Citation Mustang Model 510 was on its way from the ...
  • Pilot error blamed in 2016 plane crash that killed three
    SCHOHARIE COUNTY -- A pilot's inadequate pre-flight planning and failure to use all available runway on takeoff likely led to the July 2016 Schoharie County plane crash that killed a Major League Baseball official and two others, according to a final National Transportation Safety Board report issued ...
  • Bruno plane crash photos
    Bruno plane crash photos. The. carrying Brazilian club Chapecoense crashed into a Colombian hillside, killing 71 people and leaving six survivors, officials said. The world is too terrible a place to live in, not because of the bad things that happen, AN investigation is under way after a light aircraft ...

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