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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in North Topeka, Kansas

By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing in a cornfield in North Topeka, Kansas, on July 1st. The single engine plane was heading from Kansas City, Missouri, to Denver, Colorado, when it lost oil pressure, prompting the pilot to land in emergency. There were two people aboard at the time; none of them were... »

Military Jets Escort Hawaii-Bound American Airlines Plane

By George Hatcher

A Hawaii-bound American Airlines plane was escorted by two fighter jets on May 19th. American Airlines flight 31 was heading from Los Angeles, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, when a passenger tried to break into the cockpit. The crew reported the disturbance, which prompted the Pacific Command to dispatch a pair of fighter jets for... »

National Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New York

By George Hatcher

A New York Army National Guard helicopter made an emergency landing at the Chili Country Club in Scottsville, New York, on May 1st. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was on a routine training flight when its windshield cracked, prompting the pilot to declare an emergency. The helicopter landed safely on the ninth hole fairway.... »

Emirates Plane Returns to Dubai due to Engine Problem

By George Hatcher

Emirates Airlines flight EK-97 had to return and make an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport, Dubai, UAE, on December 25th. The Airbus A380-800, en-route to Rome, Italy, was mid-air above Iran when the crew reported problems with the right hand engine, prompting it to return. The plane landed uneventfully. All people onboard remained... »

Avianca Flight Returns for Safe Emergency Landing due to Flaps Problem

By George Hatcher

Avianca flight AV-8576 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia, on December 23rd. The Airbus A320-200 had taken off for Valledupar, Colombia, when the crew detected flaps issue mid-air, prompting it to return. The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Norwegian Air Shuttle Plane Returns to Norway

By George Hatcher

Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY-136 had to return and make an emergency landing in Stavanger, Norway, on November 12th. The Boeing 737-800 plane that took off for Las Palmas, Spain, blew a tire during take off, prompting the crew to turn back. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 185 people aboard at the time;... »

Plane Carrying Taylor Hicks Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Explodes Mid-Air

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... »

New York-Bound GoJet Plane Rejects Take-Off due to Blown Tire

By George Hatcher

GoJet flight DL-6285 rejected take off from Greensboro, North Carolina, on October 20th. The Canadair CRJ-700 plane was accelerating to take off for LaGuardia Airport, New York, when a tire burst, prompting the crew to reject take off. The plane safely returned to the apron. All 73 people aboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Transavia Airlines Plane Diverts to Amsterdam After Bird Strike

By George Hatcher

Transavia Airlines flight HV-5021 had to divert and make an unscheduled landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 21st. The plane was heading from Rotterdam, Netherlands, to Malaga, Spain, when a bird hit it, causing engine vibrations that prompted the crew to divert to Amsterdam. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained... »

EasyJet Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

By George Hatcher

EasyJet flight U2-7925 made an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on August 7th. The plane took off for Nice, France, but had to turn back after loss of oil pressure prompted the crew to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe. The airline arranged... »

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