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Air Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in South Dakota due to Engine Problem

An Air cargo plane had to divert and make an emergency landing at Mitchell Municipal Airport, Mitchell, South Dakota, on the night of October 11th.

The Fairchild Metro Three Turbopop en-route from Minot, North Dakota, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was mid-air when it encountered an engine problem.

The plane landed uneventfully.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard, remained unharmed.

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All West Freight Fairchild C-123 Crashes in Denali PK, AK

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What: All West Freight twin-engine cargo Fairchild C-123
Where: south-facing slope of Mount Healy, Delta Junction, Alaska
When: August 1 2010
Who: 3 crew
Why: Witnesses told a news crew that the pilot “was flying kind of low, and he banked hard to the left and went straight down we saw the fire ball come up from the back side of the mountains.”

The crash started a forest fire in Denali National Park which has been contained by Alaska Fire Service smokejumpers and Denali wildland fire fighters. The deceased are owner and pilot 61-year-old Bill Michel of Delta Junction; 52-year-old John Eshleman of Wasilla, and 66-year-old Paul Quartly of Wasilla.

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