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Peruvian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Problems with Ailerons

Peruvian Airlines flight P9-219 had to return and make an emergency landing in Lima, Peru, on April 1st.

The Boeing 737-500 plane took off for Cuzco, Peru, but had to return shortly afterwards due to issues with the ailerons.

The plane landed safely. All 120 people aboard remained unharmed.

CommutAir Plane Returns to Virginia after Aileron Issue

CommutAirCommutAir flight C5-2672/UA-2672 had to return and make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, on April 7th.

The De Havilland Dash 8-200, en-route from Virginia to New York, had just climbed out of Washington Dulles’s runway when it experienced aileron mistrim, prompting the crew to return.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All passengers onboard remained unhurt.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

American Airlines Plane Diverts to California due to Issue with Aileron

american airlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-123 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, California, on November 24.

The Boeing 767-300, flying from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, to Honolulu, Hawaii, had to divert in emergency due to an issue with its aileron.

The plane landed safely.

All 137 passengers aboard remained unhurt.

Austral Embraer Returns to Puerto Rico after Issue with Ailerons

AustralAustral Líneas Aéreas flight AR-2431, operating on behalf of Aerolineas Argentinas, returned to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, on September 28.

The Embraer ERJ-190, heading towards Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, had to return due to some issue with its ailerons.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

United Express No Lefts Turn Out All Right

On January 27, 2013, a United Express Jet’s ailerons mid-flight failure fifty miles out forced the pilot of the Shreveport-Denver flight to make an emergency diversion and landing in Wichita.

The pilot of the Embraer EMB-145XR Flight ? ASQ6099 could not turn left but made a safe landing at Mid-Continent Airport. Kudos to the pilot for figuring out how three lefts make a right (or something to that effect.)

None of the thirty-nine passengers reported injury.

Emergency services responded to the scene.

After the plane taxied to the gate, UE provided transportation alternatives to the passengers.

We can’t wait to hear what was wrong with the ailerons. Maintenance?

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