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Mesa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Bird Strike

Mesa Airlines flight YV-6259 had to return and make an emergency landing in Columbus, Ohio, on May 18th.

The plane took off for Houston, Texas, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Mesa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Louisville

Mesa Airlines flight YV-6073 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 18th.

The Embraer ERJ-175 plane heading from Toronto, Canada, to Houston, Texas, was diverted due to indication of a hydraulic failure.

All four main tires burst as the plane landed in Louisville. All 77 people aboard remained unharmed.

Mesa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nashville

Mesa Airlines flight YV-6176 made an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 26th.

The plane was flying from Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, when the crew declared an emergency due to a rapid loss of fuel and a fire warning.

The plane landed safely. All 65 people aboard remained unharmed.

Mesa Airlines Plane Returns to Arizona due to Cabin Pressurisation Problem

Mesa AirlinesMesa Airlines flight AA-5906, flying on behalf of American Airlines, had to return and make an emergency landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona, on August 24th.

The Canadair CRJ-900 flying to Burbank, California, had to return due to problems with cabin pressurisation.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Mesa Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Corpus Christi

Mesa AirlinesMesa Airlines flight YV-5704 made an emergency landing in Corpus Christi, Texas, on June 28th.

The plane was flying from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, when the crew received an unsafe gear indication and declared an emergency.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Mesa Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff in Texas

Mesa AirlinesMesa Airlines flight YV-5631/ AA-5631 had to abort takeoff at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas, on April 20th.

The Canadair CRJ-900 was about to takeoff for Columbia, South Carolina, when the crew had to abort taking off due to a flight control issue.

The plane remained on the taxiway, and resumed flight after 40 minutes.

Pressure-loss and Smoke at 10,000 Feet

I write a lot of shorthand. Not real secretarial shorthand but the kind that sums up major panicfests into four lines without even an exclamation point. A plane made an emergency landing at such and such a place after it filled with smoke. These people were hurt (or they weren’t), this broke on the plane (or it didn’t) and somebody broke something worse than a nail while exiting via the emergency slide (or they didn’t). I usually don’t have access to a lot of passenger interviews that talk about the terrifying moments between when they found out they were on a plane with issues, and when they were actually safe on the ground, and I mean literally on the ground, probably kissing it for good measure. Well, just because I don’t get a birds-eye view inside a plane showing everyone the human story while the pilots are duking it out in the cockpit for the sake of survival doesn’t mean there aren’t as many passionate plane stories as there are people in the plane. So I do have to apologize once in a while, for my tendency to rattle off the facts. I try to maintain my objectivity most of the time, so some of this news may come across as dull. I feel pretty certain no one aboard the planes feels like its dull.

So on 29-JAN-2014, there was an emergency landing in Delaware after a Mesa Airlines/United Express CRJ 700 (Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-701ER) Dulles-Boston flight got smokey in the cabin, and the oxygen masks dropped down, both pretty good indicators that something was wrong. They made a safe landing though, in New Castle Airport. There was a loss of pressure, and they descended to 10,000 feet before they landed at 9:55.

In fact, here’s someone’s twitter about it, probably a passenger.

Mesa Makes Emergency Landing in South Bend

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Bill Shull

What: Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 en route from Portland to Chicago
Where: South Bend
When: July 22 2011
Who: 57 passengers
Why: Some time after taking off from Portland, the flight developed hydraulic issues. The pilots diverted to South bend, and made a safe landing.

Passengers were provided transport to Chicago via bus.

Twitter News: Mesa Survives

It’s being circulated on Twitter that Mesa Air is out of Chapter 11, and is now in a good position. Apparently they downsized, eliminated 200 inessential planes, and cut out unnecessary leases.

This is what Mesa is now: 76 aircraft with approximately 450 daily system departures to 94 cities, 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Mexico; and still maintains contractual agreements with US Airways and United Airlines.

Of course you can read about it on their website: http://www.mesa-air.com/

San Antonio Emergency Landing

Pictured: One of the fleet of US Airways Express (Mesa Airlines) Canadair CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ER at Phoenix – Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX)
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Alevik

What: Mesa Airlines/US Airways Canadair CRJ-900 en route from San Antonio, TX to Phoenix, AZ
Where: San Antonio
When: Dec 30th 2009
Who: 87 aboard
Why: On takeoff, after the plane blew a tire, it circled the airport and burned off fuel, then landed safely at 3:20 on the remaining tire. An emergency crew was on standby.

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