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Small Plane Crashed in San Diego County; 1 Killed, 2 Injured

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Ramona in San Diego County, California, on February 12th. The Cessna plane, carrying three people, was on an instructional flight when it went down on a mountainside. A 20-year-old woman was killed in the crash while two other people were injured. The plane was registered to American Aviation Academy.... »

FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

Saturday, January 28, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration and Santa Monica, California agreed on the future of Santa Monica Airport.The city agrees to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport until December 31, 2028. After that date, Santa Monica has the right to close the airport.Santa Monica can shorten the airport’s single runway from 4,973 to 3,500... »

Small Plane Crashed Near Corona Municipal Airport; 2 Injured

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Corona Municipal Airport, California, on January 17th. The single-engine plane had just taken off from the airport when the pilot noticed some issues and attempted to make an emergency landing. There were two people aboard at the time; both were taken to hospital with moderate to severe injuries. The... »

Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Jose

Sunday, January 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Jose

Alaska Airlines flight AS-322 had to make an emergency landing in San Jose, California, on January 12th. The pilots declared an emergency after the crew noticed a white powder leaking from the cabin air conditioning vents and three of them reported feeling unwell. The Boeing 737-900 plane was flying from Seattle, Washington, at the... »

Bird-Hit Southwest Airlines Flight Returns to Los Angeles

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Southwest Airlines Flight Returns to Los Angeles

Southwest Airlines flight WN-3356 had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles, California, on January 8th. The plane took off for San Francisco, California, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a bird strike. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

Thursday, January 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

United Airlines flight UA-892 made an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on January 3rd. The Boeing 747-400 plane was flying from Seoul, South Korea, when the crew entered a hold, reporting a loose flap track fairing cover. The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By George Hatcher
United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco

United Airlines flight UA-837 had to return and make an emergency landing in San Francisco, California, on November 28th. According to the airline, the plane took off for Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a mechanical issue with one of the engines. The plane landed safely. There were... »

1 Dead, 1 Injured after Small Plane Crashed in Imperial County, CA

Sunday, November 27, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in Imperial County, California, on November 24th. The plane was carrying two people when it went down near Highway 78 and Ted Kipf Road. One person was killed in the accident while the other one was injured. The accident is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

Southwest Airlines Flight Makes Safe Landing after Bird Strikes

Saturday, November 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
Southwest Airlines Flight Makes Safe Landing after Bird Strikes

Southwest Airlines flight WN-3286 made a safe landing following multiple bird strikes in Burbank, California, on November 24th. The Boeing 737-300 plane was flying from Oakland, California, when it suffered bird strikes. The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Fresno

Sunday, November 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in a field in Fresno, California, on November 18th. Authorities said the pilot decided to land near Highway 180 and Marks Avenue after the plane experienced an issue with the power. There were 2 people aboard at the time; both of them remained unharmed. The plane was... »

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