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Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Atlanta

Delta Airlines flight DL-284 had to return and make an emergency landing in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 2nd.

The Boeing 767-400 plane took off for Heathrow Airport, England, but had to turn back after an engine compressor stalled.

The plane landed back safely. All two hundred and twenty-eight people aboard remained unharmed.

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Air France Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport

Air FranceAir France flight AF-852 had to return and make an emergency landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, on September 25th.

The plane was heading from Paris Orly Airport in Paray-Vieille-Poste, France, to Cayenne, French Guiana, when the crew reported that left engine had suffered a compressor stall and decided to divert.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

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Allegiant Flight Returns to Lansing Airport due to Compression Issues

AllegiantAllegiant Air Flight 657, had to return and make an emergency landing at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan, on August 7.

The Boeing MD-80 aircraft, carrying 166 passengers, took off for Orlando’s Sanford International Airport at about 11:42 a.m. However, immediately after taking off, a compression problem was discovered.

The plane was then turned back towards Lansing where it made a safe emergency landing at about 11:58 a.m. Airport spokeswoman Nicole Noll-Williams said, “Because it was a compression issue, it was a normal response for our public safety department to be prepared for an emergency landing.”

The passengers were safely evacuated and the aircraft was taken for maintenance.

Travelspan Flight Returns to JFK for Emergency Landing

TravelSpanA Guyana-bound flight of Travelspan, operated by Vision Air, had to return to JFK International Airport, New York for emergency landing on the morning of July 15.

Chief Operations Manager at Travelspan Guyana, David Goberdhan, confirmed that the plane had to return to JFK, just two and a half hours after leaving the airport, because of “compression” problems with one of its engines.

The plane, a 767-300, landed safely and everyone aboard remained unhurt.

The aircraft was taken for examination by the airline’s mechanical and technical teams. Another aircraft was deployed to take the passengers to Guyana.

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Portland Emergency Landing: Compressor Down in American Airlines MD-83

What: American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 en route from Portland,OR to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX
Where: Portland
When: Mar 13th 2012 6:25
Who: 132 aboard
Why: The plane was en route when pilots developed a problem with the engine compressor. Port of Portland Emergency services were on standby on the flight’s return to Portland (as seen in the video.)

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Qantas Flight Scare

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Contact photographer Nathan Bartlett

What: Qantaslink Boeing 717-200 en route from Newman,WA to Perth,WA
Where: Newman Australia
When: Oct 4th 2011
Who: 75 passengers and 5 crew
Why: The plane had taken off normally from Newman, but while still ascending, the engine popped. That is, it made a loud noise which was reported later by local media as a compressor stall. Inside, the cabin, passengers heard the explosion, the lights dimmed and the plane shuddered. Outside, witnesses saw a puff of smoke. Inside, passengers say it went “dead silent” for five minutes, before anyone made announcements. (No one is complaining. They’re all happy they survived.) When the captain did speak, he was calm and reassuring. No doubt he was busy at the time.

The landing hit hard and was described as being all over the runway. Passengers did joke about needing a drink afterwards, and Newman not having a bar; it was mentioned that the replacement flight should have all given them free drinks before they ran out of food.

The plane made a safe (emergency) landing in Newman fifteen minutes after takeoff.

See video below:

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