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China Southern Plane Diverts to Netherlands

Thursday, August 6, 2015
By George Hatcher
China Southern Plane Diverts to Netherlands

China Southern Airlines flight CZ303 was forced to divert and make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, on the afternoon of August 3. The Boeing Dreamliner, heading from Guangzhou, China, to Heathrow Airport, London, had to be diverted after it ran out of fuel mid-air. The plane, with a capacity of boarding... »

#Rescue: Three Men in a Boat

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
#Rescue: Three Men in a Boat

After the cargo ship they were in was forced to make an emergency landing, three Miamians were found floating in a boat in the Bahamas, fifteen miles from Bimini. Pilot Ernie Martin had to land the Cessna 337 on the water when both engines lost fuel. He sustained a small cut that did not... »

Pilot Makes and Survives Emergency Landing in Texas after Running Out of Fuel

Friday, February 15, 2013
By George Hatcher
Pilot Makes and Survives Emergency Landing in Texas after Running Out of Fuel

On Feb 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., a Beechcraft A60 Duke was en route from Fort Smith to Abilene when it ran out of fuel. The pilot, Frank LeRoy Bell, 75 attempted to divert to Elmdale Airpark but had to make an emergency landing. He tried to land in a blowed field but landed... »

Ryanair under the eye of Spanish and Irish Authorities

Thursday, September 20, 2012
By George Hatcher
Ryanair under the eye of Spanish and Irish Authorities

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Joachim Eichner What: Ryanair Boeing 737-800 en route from Bristol to Reus Where: Barcelona When: Sept 15, 2012 Who: 171 Why: On Sept 15, the Bristol-Reus flight diverted to Barcelona after developing an engine problem. Passengers disembarked in Barcelona and were provided alternative transportation.... »

2nd Emergency Landing on CA Highway

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By George Hatcher
2nd Emergency Landing on CA Highway

What: Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow en route from Mammoth Lakes to Palomar Airport Where: I-15 & W. El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA When: July 22, 2012, 11:25 p, Who: 4 aboard Why: After the plane was rented, it ran out of gas en route. The pilot, Pilot Ken Gheysar, managed to make a safe landing... »

Incapacitated Pilot Circles Gulf

Thursday, April 19, 2012
By George Hatcher
Incapacitated Pilot Circles Gulf

Updated with audio clip What: Lee H Aviation Inc. Cessna 421C en route from Slidell, La., to Sarasota, Fla. Where: Gulf of Mexico When: April 19 2012 Who: pilot Why: The plane took off normally from Slidell at 6:43 a.m., but en route lost contact with ATC and began flying in circles over the... »

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