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Presidential Jet of Ghana Catches Fire; No Injuries

The Presidential aircraft of Ghana caught fire while taking off from the Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana, on March 3.

Authorities to the Ghana Armed Forces, the “aircraft lost two main left wheels… In spite of the serious veering of the aircraft to the left, they managed to slow and successfully turned off the runway without veering into the shoulders of the runway. The aircraft stopped successfully.”

After the Falcon 900 stopped, fire was discovered at the left wheels. Fire extinguishers were employed to put it out.

No one was injured in the incident.

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Plane Carrying Bulgarian PM Makes Emergency Landing at Sofia Airport

A plane, carrying the Bulgarian Prime Minister, had to make an emergency landing at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, on the evening of February 11.

The governmental Falcon took off for transporting Prime Minister Boyko Borissov to Brussels, Belgium. However, its landing gear could not close due to a technical problem.

The plane made an uneventful emergency landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

According to Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski, a team of Swiss experts would thoroughly inspect the plane.

Falcon Crashes in Inyo County, California.

On December 27, 2012, an Air National Guard Falcon lost power over Owens Dry Lake in Inyo County, California.

The Air National Guard pilot, who was on a training mission was the only one aboard. He ejected and the plane crashed.

There were no injuries.

The Air National Guard is handling the investigation, according to the Inyo Sheriff’s department.

The pilot was admitted to Southern Inyo Hospital.

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Ghana VP in emergency landing

What: Ghana Air Force Falcon 900 EX presidential jet en route from Cairo to Burkina Faso Ghana
Where: Kufra Libya
When: Dec 10, 2010
Who: passengers included the vice President Mr. John Dramani Mahama, business man Alhaji Asumah Bandah, football icon Abedi Ayew Pele
Why: While en route, one of the Falcon’s engines failed. On losing the engine, the pilot descended to a lower altitude and continued flying, diverting to Kufra where he made a precautionary landing landing.

On landing, the baggage was quickly removed and passengers relocated.

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NY Mayor’s Jet Bird Strike

Pictured: A Dassault Falcon owned by Sears Canada
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact Photographer Corey Robinson

What: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s private Dassault Falcon 900EX en route to Boston for the Kennedy funeral
Where: Boston
Who: Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Why: After a bird strike nearly crippled the landing gear, the pilot requested an emergency landing in Boston–and landed safely.

Safely for everyone but the bird.

George’s Point of View

Birds could care less who the plane it belongs to.

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Falcon Emergency Landing

What: twin-engine Falcon jet from Delhi en route to Coimbatore owned by the GMR group
Where: Bangalore airport
When: Thursday-3.05 pm.
Who: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. No injuries.
Why: Engine developed a “snag.” Instruments showed a “drop” for the right engine, so the pilot switched the engine off and landed with one engine. Passengers transferred to another plane.

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