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Small Plane Crashes on California Freeway; 2 Injured

Saturday, July 1, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crash-landed on the 405 freeway in Orange County, California, on June 30th. Authorities said the pilot had declared an emergency shortly after departing from John Wayne airport, and was trying to return when the plane went down and caught fire. There were two people aboard at the time; both of them... »

United Airlines Flight Diverts to San Francisco due to Lavatory Problem

Friday, June 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Flight Diverts to San Francisco due to Lavatory Problem

United Airlines flight UA-851 had to divert and make an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on June 20th. The Boeing 777-200 plane heading from Chicago, Illinois, to Beijing, China, was diverted due to a lavatory problem. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Small Plane Crashes in Camarillo, California; Father, Son Killed

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in Camarillo, California, on June 4th. Authorities said the single-engine plane went down in a private property in Marvella Court. There were two people aboard at the time, including James Harlan, 57, and his son, Dylan Harlan,15; both of them were killed in the crash. The incident is being investigated.... »

Aeromexico Plane Collides with Service Truck at LAX; 8 Injured

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aeromexico Plane Collides with Service Truck at LAX; 8 Injured

An Aeromexico plane collided with a service truck after landing in Los Angeles, California, on May 20th. The incident happened when flight AM-642 from Mexico City, Mexico, was taxiing toward the terminal at Los Angeles airport. The truck overturned due to impact. There were eight people aboard, including six men and two women; all... »

Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

Monday, May 22, 2017
By George Hatcher
Qantas Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

Qantas Airways flight QF-94 had to return and make an emergency landing in Los Angeles, California, on May 20th. The Airbus A380-800 plane took off for Melbourne, Australia, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All 480 people aboard remained unharmed.... »

United Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off in California due to Airspeed Issues

Saturday, May 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off in California due to Airspeed Issues

United Airlines flight UA-1858 had to reject take-off at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, on May 11th. The Boeing 777-200 en-route to Denver, Colorado, had to reject taking-off after the first officer’s airspeed disagreed with the other airspeed indicators. The plane returned to the apron safely. No injuries were reported. Download article... »

Single Engine Plane Crashes in California; 2 Killed

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By George Hatcher

A single-engine plane crashed at Lake Berryessa between Pleasure Cove Marina and Markley Cove Resort in Napa County, California, on the morning of May 8th. The two men aboard the Icon A5, identified as Jon Murray Karkow, 55, and his passenger Cagri Sever, 41, were killed in the crash. Both were employees of Icon... »

Crop-Duster Plane Crashes in California; Pilot Safe

Monday, May 8, 2017
By George Hatcher

A crop-duster plane crashed at the runway of Madera Municipal Airport, California, on the morning of May 7th. The plane had just taken-off when the wind pushed it to the side, resulting it the crash and fire. Pilot Stephen Streeter, who was the only person aboard, walked out safely. Download article as PDF »

Tour Helicopter Crashes in California; 3 Injured

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By George Hatcher

A tour helicopter made a crash landing, hit 2 vans, and caught fire in the parking area of Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Club in California, in the afternoon of May 5th. The four-seater Robinson R-44 was returning to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport after a tour, when it developed a mechanical problem. All three... »

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

Friday, April 28, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

United Airlines flight UA-888 had to return and make an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on April 25th. The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Beijing, China, but had to turn back after it lost the reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM) maintenance capability. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members... »

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