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Piedmont Airlines Flight Returns to Long Island MacArthur Airport

Piedmont Airlines flight PDT-4868 had to return and make an emergency landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York, on May 16th.

The plane took off for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but had to return shortly afterwards after a light bulb in the cockpit started emitting smoke.

The plane landed back safely. All 40 passengers and 3 crew members remained unharmed.

Piedmont Airlines Flight Returns to Philadelphia

PiedmontPiedmont Airlines flight PDT-4839 had to return and make an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 27th.

The plane took off for Elmira, New York, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a hydraulic issue.

The plane landed safely. There were 32 passengers and 3 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

Piedmont Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

PiedmontPiedmont Air Flight AA-4801, operating on behalf of American Eagle, made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, on April 29th.

The plane, flying from Richmond, Virginia, declared emergency after the crew noticed smoke in the cabin.

The plane landed safely. All 50 passengers and 4 crew members remained unharmed.

US Airways Emergency lands with failed landing gear

A parade of emergency services met the Dash 8 as it ground to a stop in a shower of sparks after a dramatic belly landing. On May 18, 2013, a US Airways/Piedmont Airlines Dash 8-100 turboprop en route from Philadelphia to Newark was landing in Newark when the left main landing gear failed to deploy. At the last minute, pilot Edward Powers went gear up, landing in a blaze of fire from belly-landing-friction, till it came to rest in the dark. No one was injured.

There were 3 crew and 34 passengers aboard.

After landing at 1 a.m. after the pilot had circled to burn off fuel, the passengers disembarked, and were bussed to the terminal. The plane was foamed to prevent sparks from igniting.

Hysterical passengers reported the pilot announcing “crash crash crash,” calling home for last goodbyes, the jolt and grind of impacting the runway, and the cabin filling with smoke as it landed.

The plane made a belly landing, which means without wheels. A sixteen person team of emergency services responded to the scene

Dash 8 Burned at Gate

What: Piedmont AL de Havilland Canada DHC-8-100
Where: Philadelphia
When: Oct 7 2012
Who: no injuries
Why: A PDT Dash 8 was extensively damaged by an electrical fire at the gate.

The fire may have originated from a faulty GPU plug/cord.


Hawker Goes Off Runway with Flat

What: Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation Hawker Beechjet 400XP en route from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Harrisburg
Where: Baltimore
When: April 19, 2011, 11:44
Who: 0 fatalities
Why: On takeoff, the plane blew a tire. The plane veered off the left of the runway. Neither of the two pilots nor the passenger was injured. There was no damage to the plane except for the blown tire. Emergency crews were on hand.

TAT Technologies Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Piedmont Aviation Component Services Has signed a Five Year APU maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines

February 3, 2011 — TAT Technologies Ltd. a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Piedmont Aviation Component Services (“Piedmont”), has signed a five year APU (Auxiliary Power Unit – a small gas turbine engine) maintenance Agreement with Austrian Airlines (“Austrian”) covering Austrian Boeing 767 fleet GTCP331-200 APU. The maintenance agreement for the GTCP-331-200 model is in addition to an existing contract between Austrian and Piedmont for the CRJ200 fleet GTCP36-150RJ APU.

Mr. Burkard Wigger, Vice President Technical Operations at Austrian Airlines said: “With Piedmont Aviation Component Services, we have found a professional partner who is very committed to our inquiries and comes up with tailored solutions that fit our demands. Piedmont offers expert knowledge in APU maintenance and has already proved to deliver reliable and satisfying services in our cooperation.”
TAT’s President and CEO, Dr. Shmuel Fledel, commented on the new agreement: “We are proud of the solid relationship between Austrian and Piedmont. For the last 4 years we have been successful with the current 36-150RJ APU contract and the addition of the 331-200 APU model demonstrates the high level of confidence and cooperation between the two companies. The new APU agreement reinforces TAT’s leading position in the APU maintenance industry.”

Plane Struck By Lightning

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Contact photographer Daniel J. Evans

What: Piedmont/US Airways Havilland Dash 8-300 en route to Lynchburg
Where: Lynchburg Regional Airport.
When: Jan 26, 2010, 10:35 a.m.
Who: 13 passengers, 3 crew
Why: While en route during a heavy rainfall, the plane was struck by lighting.

The plane was 20 nautical miles from Lynchburg at the time of the lightning strike and made a safe landing under a magnitude “Alert Two” emergency. An electrical failure was reported but the plane landed and taxied under its own power.

The plane was then scheduled to be ferried off for repairs. Passengers were scheduled on alternative flights.

Piedmont plane lands after Lightning Strike, No injuries

What: Piedmont Airlines/US Airways de Havilland Dash 8-100 en route from Philadelphia to New Haven
Where: Islip
When: Jan 7th 2011
Who: 32 passengers, 3 crew
Why: While en route near Islap, the plane was struck by lightning. When the plane experienced electrical problems, the pilots decided to divert to Islap and landed within ten minutes. Local weather included snow and thunderstorms.

Piedmont Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

What: Piedmont Airlines flight en route from Allentown to Philadelphia
Where: Philadelphia International Airport
When: Sunday morning 11-16
Who: 38 passengers and crew
Why: On approach, the crew got an indication the nose gear was not down. The plane slid down the runway on its nose. Fire crews foamed the runway and there was neither smoke nor fire.

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