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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Charlotte

American Airlines flight AA-1668 made an emergency landing in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 15th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Chicago, Illinois, but had to turn back after the right-hand engine stalled.

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

Air Transat Plane Rejects Take-off in England after Engine Problems

Air Transat flight TS-232 had to abort taking-off at Gatwick Airport, London, England, on May 3rd.

The Airbus A330-300 en-route to Toronto, Canada, was about to take-off when two loud bangs were heard due to engine failure and stall.

The plane returned to the apron safely.

All 326 passengers and 11 crew members remained unhurt.

Air Canada Flight Rejects Takeoff From Zurich

Air Canada flight AC-879 had to reject takeoff from Zurich, Switzerland, on February 26th.

The Airbus A330-300 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Toronto, Canada, when the left-hand engine stalled, forcing the crew to reject takeoff.

The plane safely returned to the apron. All two hundred and sixty-eight passengers and eleven crew members remained unharmed.

KLM Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

KLM flight KL-891 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on December 10th.

The Boeing 787-900 plane took off for Chengdu, China, but had to turn back after one of the engines stalled.

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

Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Delta Airlines flight DL-136 made an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 24th.

The Airbus A330-200 plane flying from Detroit, Michigan, was descending toward Amsterdam when the crew reported multiple engine stalls and wing anti ice faults.

The emergency services were put on alert as the plane touched down.

Everyone aboard remained safe.

Aeroflot Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Zurich

Aeroflot Airlines flight SU-2391 had to return and make an emergency landing in Zurich, Switzerland, on February 26th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Moscow, Russia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported an engine stall.

The plane landed safely after burning off excess fuel. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Air Canada Plane Makes Emergency Landing in New York

Air CanadaAir Canada flight AC-942 had to divert and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, USA, on March 2nd.

The Airbus A319-100, heading from Toronto, Canada, to Bermuda, was mid air above Atlantic Ocean when the crew reported engine stall, causing the plane to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No one was injured.

Air India Plane Makes Safe Landing in Delhi after Engine Stall

airindia2Air India flight AI-433 made a safe emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India, on October 1.

The Airbus A320-200, en-route to Delhi from Varanasi, India, had to be landed in emergency due to an engine stall.

The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported.

Investigations are underway.

Small Plane Crashes in Berks County Cornfield

A small plane crashed into a cornfield in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on September 21.

The plane ended up in an upside down position near 1600 block of Route 100. According to a witness Tyler Moyer, “We heard the engine stall, and then it started back up… The farmer was still picking the corn. The farmer didn’t even notice it, and the dust was flying everywhere from the tractors and stuff,”

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was injured and was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the cause of crash.

August 16: West Caribbean Flight 708

For most people August 16 was just a day. But there are still some people who remember this day as the day in 2005 that one hundred fifty-two people died aboard a MD-82 near Machiques Venezuela. First one engine failed, then the second. After both engines flamed out, Flight 708 requested an emergency landing from Machiques ATC, but pilots lost control and within three minutes, crashed in a swampy area in a cattle ranch. The Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA) Investigation found the cause was human error due to in-flight problems from poorly paid, stressed Caribbean Airways crew working with poor communication.

One hundred and fifty-two French citizens from Martinique, and Colombian crew of eight were lost. It has gone down in the record books as the biggest crash in Venezuelan history, and the worst accident in 2005. In the distant photo of this accident, we cannot help but see how small and frail the craft looks. Like a toy of broken matchsticks lying broken on the ground. Sometimes we should remember that we are creatures of land, and have given ourself wings. The tragedy that we sometimes fail does overshadow sometimes that itt is a marvel that we fly.

It is the job of the investigation to find the cause to help make future flight safer; but when we remember a date such as this, it is a time to remember the passengers and crew. It is time to remember and console the families who survive them.

Whatever the cause, tragedies wear the same face of irreparable loss. It is not only France and Colombia that mourned the loss of their citizens. When tragedies happen, all the nations of the world mourn. So let us pause in our day and remember those who are lost to us; and take the time to remember John Donne “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

Air India Emergency Bird Strike in Newark NJ

duck77An Air India Boeing 777 en route from Newark to Mumbai had 292 passengers and 21 crew aboard when it took off at 4:36 in the afternoon. Witnesses saw flames shooting from the left engine when flight 144 took off.

Pilots reported problems with the left engine, and twenty-two minutes after taking off, returned to land in Newark.

The landing must have been pretty hard, because tires were blown. The airport’s New Jersey spokeswoman Erica Dumas described it as a “rough landing.” Also, the left engine problems were attributed to a bird strike.

Passengers disembarked and were provided hotel accommodations while they rebooked.

*No ducks were injured in the photoshopping of this B777 windowseat snapshot.

Japan: Emergency Field Landing when Engine Quits

Four people aboard a privately owned Fuji Fa-200-160 made a crash landing in a field near Ozaki, Yachiuo city, Japan.

The pilot made the emergency landing because the engine quit.

There were no fatalities, and only the co-pilot, who suffered a facial injury sustained any injury.

The plane had taken off from and was returning to Otone airfield, Ibaraki, JAPAN.

The Fuji is a single engine piston plane built by Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Japan.

* Asahi Shimbun

Air France Crisis Over Mumbai

photographer Sergio Cardona

On March 11, 2013, an Air France Airbus A330 en route from Mumbai to Paris developed an engine problem. The pilot shut down the engine and returned to Mumbai.

There were almost two hundred passengers aboard the flight. None of them reported injury.

Passengers disembarked, and were provided accommodations as an alternative flight was provided.

Granite Quarry Experimental Ultralight Crash

What: Experimental Ultralight aircraft en route from Rowan County Airport to High Rock Lake,
Where: a field close to Shaw’s Mobile Home Park
When: Sept 30, 2012, 6 p.m.
Who: pilot
Why: The ultralight ppeared to stall out shortly before impact. Cecil Dwayne Brown, of West Second Street, in Faith, died in the crash. His remains were recovered within two hours of the accident.

The plane apparently impacted power lines, causing an immediate outage.

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Business Flight Ends in Field

What: Beechcraft A36TC Bonanza 36 en route from Albany Int’l Airport
Where: Clifton Park, NY
When: August 15, 2012, 7:30 a.m.
Who: 2 aboard, 1 fatality, 1 injury
Why: After taking off, the plane stalled 12 miles north of Albany. The plane crashed in a suburb. passenger Walter F. Uccellini and his business partner, Jim Quinn were aboard. Uccellini died in the crash; Quinn suffered head trauma and was hospitalized at Albany Medical Center.

The plane landed stopped between trees and did not strike any buildings. Quinn may have been attempting to land on the road. Before the land became a subdivision, it was an emergency landing field.

Emergency Landing on Route 67

What: Homebuilt Europa en route from Gillespie Field
Where: Route 67 in Santee
When: July 21, 2012
Who: Pilot
Why: When his engine locked up in a turn after taking off from Gillespie Field, pilot Wayne Oehler of El Cajon made an emergency landing on to the freeway near Riverton road. A California Highway Patrol officer saw the plane in distress and flying low, and cleared the road.

Banner Flight Ends in San Diego Bay

What: Cessna 150
Where: San Diego bay
When: May 26, 2012, 4:20 p.m
Who: 2 aboard, no fatalities
Why: A Cessna towing a banner lost engine power. Pilots informed ATC, cut free the banner they were towing and ended up in San Diego Bay, Missing the Hilton Hotel. The plane sank; the pilot and passenger aboard were recovered uninjured, by passing boaters.

A salvage company is going to recover the plane from the bay.

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Bangkok-Another Rolls Royce/Trent Engine Fails

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Contact photographer Rainer Bexten

What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from Bangkok (Thailand) to London Heathrow,EN
Where: Bangkok
When: May 20th 2011
Who: 308 passengers
Why: After takeoff from Bangkok, the engine vibration and temperature increased beyond the norm in one engine and the engine is reported to have salled. That (Rolls Royce) engine was shut down, and the pilots returned to Bangkik to make a safe landing with the remaining three engines. It has not yet been announced if the problem is due to the internal pipe irregularities which were indicated in an airworthiness directive just released, but with problems that go back several years.

By the look of cursory evidence, it appears this could be the same manufacturing defect in an oil pipe, which led to an internal oil leak in the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine that failed in a Qantas A380 in 2010 causing a midair explosion, but investigators will have to reveal the details.

Air Tran Emergency Landing in Greenville

What: AirTran Airways Boeing 717-200 en route from Charlotte to Atlanta
Where: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
When: May 4, 2011
Who: 115 passengers, 5 crew
Why: The flight took off as usual but while en route, the twin engine plane developed a problem in one engine, with the compressor stalling. The left engine had to be shut down.

The flight diverted to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport where they made a safe landing.

Qantas Engine Flames Out on Runway

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Contact photographer Ven Stephan

What: Qantas Boeing 747-400 en route from Sydney to Los Angeles
Where: Sydney
When: Jan 15th 2011
Who: 344 passengers
Why: On the runway for takeoff, a left engine made a banging noise and shot flames. The pilots were able to stop the jet on the runway, and the plane was towed and inspected. Passengers were provided an alternative flight 4 and a half hours later.

Emergency Landing in Little Rock

What: American Airlines Boeing 757 en route from Boston to Dallas to Los Angeles
Where: Little Rock National Airport, Arkansas
When: November 28, 2010
Who: 165 passengers, 2 pilots, 4 flight crew
Why: While en route, the plane made 15 explosive bangs, jerking with the impact of each. The engine stalled, and pilots landed the plane safely in Little Rock. When the jet was grounded for maintenance, Passengers transferred to another plane that continued without a problem.

The issue with the plane is being compared to a car backfire. Unlike a car, a 757 has 2 engines. Normal procedure when an engine is having issues, is to shut down that engine and land with the one remaining engine.

Emergency Landing in NY

What: Delta en route from New York to Moscow
Where: New York
When: Nov 21, 2010
Who: 193 passengers, 11 crew
Why: After takeoff, ATC saw flames and smoke. The flight returned to JFK. No fire was found, but a compressor stall may have occurred. The left engine was shut down and the flight returned to the airport. Another flight was scheduled departing at 8 for Moscow, for the passengers.

Delta Engine Shut Down; Return to NY

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Contact photographer David Roura – Iberian Spotters

What: Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300 en route from NY to Moscow
Where: New York
When: Nov 21, 2010
Who: 193 passengers, one of whom was Leonardo DiCaprio
Why: Immediately after takeoff, the plane “lost” the left engine. (I am assuming the pilot shut it down. In spite of alarmist NYT twitters, there was no fire.) A flash on takeoff, and a flame out and smoke were reported by separate crews. The plane had to dump fuel and returned less than an hour later to land in NY with a hundred rescue crew on hand for what appears to be a routine handling of a possible stall.

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