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American Airlines Flight Diverts to Little Rock due to Mechanical Issues

American Airlines flight 5473 made an emergency landing in Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 25th.

The plane heading from Dayton, Ohio, to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, was diverted due to mechanical issues.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Amakusa Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

amakusaAmakusa Airlines flight AHX-108 had to make an emergency landing in Amakusa, Japan, on October 13.

The de Havilland Dash 8-100 aircraft was approaching the airport when the crew received fire indication for right hand engine and declared emergency. The plane was flying from Fukuoka at the time.

The crew activated fire suppression system and shut down the engine before the plane safely landed. All 38 people aboard remained unharmed.

The cause of smoke is being investigated.

American Airlines Receives U.S. Department of Transportation Approval to Fly Between Los Angeles and Shanghai, China

New Flights To Begin April 5, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 7 — American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, today issued the following statement:

“We are very pleased that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted us the authority and frequencies needed to begin new service between Los Angeles and Shanghai, the largest market for travel between the United States and China that is not presently served by a U.S. airline. These new flights will enrich American’s customer service offering to China and will expand American’s schedule at Los Angeles International Airport, one of its five cornerstone cities.

“We thank DOT officials for their expedited review of our request and we look forward to launching these new daily flights on April 5 using 247-seat Boeing 777 aircraft, which feature 16 First Class, 37 Business Class and 194 Economy Class seats.

“This has been a terrific week for the employees, customers, and shareholders of American Airlines. We have launched our new joint business with our immunized trans-Atlantic and oneworld partners, British Airways and Iberia. We have announced new service from New York Kennedy to Budapest, as well as a second Barcelona flight, plus new service from Chicago O’Hare to Helsinki and a second flight between Miami and Madrid. In addition, DOT has tentatively granted trans-Pacific antitrust immunity for American and its oneworld partner Japan Airlines.”

Japan: Rudder Problems

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Contact photographer Masanori Nagayama

What: Amakusa Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-100 en route from Amakusa to Fukuoka
Where: Amakusa Japan
When: Nov 3rd 2009
Who: not available
Why: While en route not long after take-off, indicators revealed a rudder problem. Within a quarter hour of leaving, the flight returned to the airport. Landing and debarking was without incident.

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