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Small Plane Makes Belly Landing at Crystal River Airport, FL

Sunday, September 17, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing at Crystal River Airport, Florida, on September 15th. Authorities said the plane experienced power loss and landing gear problems before making a belly landing at the airport. There were four people aboard at the time, including the pilot and three passengers. All of them remained unharmed. Download... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Denton, TX

Monday, January 25, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in a grassy area near U.S. 380 in Denton, Texas, on January 22. The Piper Navajo plane took off from Denton Enterprise Airport for a routine maintenance flight but was forced to land in emergency due to engine issues. The aircraft came to rest on its belly... »

Small Plane Crash-Lands in South Australia; No Injuries Reported

Monday, January 4, 2016
By George Hatcher

A light plane crash-landed at Parafield Airport in South Australia, on January 2. It is believed that the plane landed on its belly due to a problem with its front wheel. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured. The plane was damaged. Download article as PDF »

Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing in Palm Springs

Saturday, December 5, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing in Palm Springs

A private plane made an emergency landing at Palm Springs International Airport, California, on December 4. Airport authorities said the plane, carrying two people, requested an emergency landing after its landing gear failed to deploy. The plane landed on its belly. Both occupants remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Millville Municipal Airport

Saturday, December 5, 2015
By George Hatcher

A 1960 Piper Comanche single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Millville Municipal Airport, Cumberland County, New Jersey, on December 4. Authorities said the plane was taking off when it lost power and landed on its belly on the grass near a taxiway. There were two people aboard at the time, including the pilot... »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Idaho Interstate

Thursday, October 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Idaho Interstate

A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 84, near Boise Airport, Idaho, on October 13. The plane was preparing to land at the airport when the pilot reported engine failure and decided to land on the motorway. The plane landed on its belly. The pilot, identified as Jon M. Brinkerhoff, 30, of... »

Luxair Plane Crash-Lands in Germany; No Injuries Reported

Sunday, October 4, 2015
By George Hatcher
Luxair Plane Crash-Lands in Germany; No Injuries Reported

Luxair flight LG 9562 had to return and make a gear-up landing at Saarbrücken airport, Germany, on September 30. Authorities said the pilots of the Luxembourg-bound Bombardier Q400 aircraft decided to abort take off due to a cabin fire warning. The plane then landed on its underbelly because apparently the landing gear failed to... »

Goma Air Belly Landing, 18 safe in Nepal

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Goma Air Belly Landing, 18 safe in Nepal

The nosegear of a Goma Air flight failed today while landing in Pokhara, Nepal, but there were no fatalities among the 18 passengers aboard. Some damage occurred to the plane after the nose gear failed to deploy. Flights to and from Pokhara airport have been suspended until the plane is removed from the runway.... »

Minas Gerais Cessna Belly Landing

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By George Hatcher
Minas Gerais Cessna Belly Landing

Unspecified mechanical problems led to a small single-engine Cessna to make ??a forced landing May 21 at Colonel Altino Machado Airport in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Only the pilot and co-pilot were aboard, and neither sustained injury in the belly landing. The landing gear failed. The fire department was called. Download article as PDF »

Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

Monday, May 11, 2015
By George Hatcher
Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

A SkyWest/United Express Canadair CRJ made a belly landing at Los Angeles International Airport with the left main gear not fully extended. None of the 43 aboard reported injury. The video below shows sparks on landing, with the commentators realizing on air there were not 4 aboard but a full plane. The video has... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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