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Day: <span>September 12, 2023</span>

Tenerife man arrested for throwing stones at firefighting helicopter – Fire Aviation

An 80-year-old man was arrested for throwing stones at a helicopter that was fighting a wildfire. According to a Reuters report, the fire has been burning on the Spanish island of Tenerife for nearly a week. The stones hit the blades of the helicopter, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at a nearby football pitch, the mayor’s office of the town of Guimar on the Canary Islands said in a statement. The rock-thrower is the owner of a reservoir from which the helicopter was retrieving water to drop on the fire, police said.

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Plane pull benefits Special Olympics

Teams will move airplanes using nothing but people power during the annual Pull for a Purpose to benefit Special Olympics. Embold Credit Union is sponsoring the fundraiser …Read More

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Russian Plane with 170 People Lands in Grass Field

A Ural Airlines Airbus A320 with about 170 people on board made an emergency landing in a grass field in Siberia’s Novosibirsk region on Tuesday

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Be grateful the plane didn’t crash in the sea: Delta staff allegedly told stranded passengers on island

Passengers travelling from Ghana to New York on a Delta flight were diverted and taken to a Portuguese island instead where they were allegedly stuck for more than 12 hours. Some people onboard also reported issues with the oxygen supply on the flight. 

The plane was carrying more than 200 people when passengers say they were left “begging for food”, while at Lajes Airport, in Portugal. 

One complained that they were stuck in a secluded part of the airport and were told they should be “grateful the plane didn’t crash in the sea.”

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Ural A320 lands in field while operating Russian domestic flight

Russian authorities have confirmed that a Ural Airlines Airbus A320 has carried out an emergency landing near a village while operating a Sochi-Omsk service. The aircraft came down in a field at Kamenka, in the Ubinsky district, some 180km northwest of Novosibirsk, according to the federal air transport regulator Rosaviatsia. …

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