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AirAsia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Philippines

AirAsia ZestAirAsia Flight Z2 763 had to make an emergency landing at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Cebu, Philippines, on December 15.

It s believed that the pilots of the plane, flying from Manila, declared emergency due to a hydraulic problem in its landing gear.

According to Philippines Air Asia, “The plane had technical issue on its way to the ramp and had to be towed. Safety and engineering teams are currently checking the cause.”

There were 166 passengers aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Small Plane Makes a Bumpy Landing at Essendon Airport

nose landingA small twin-engine aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia, at around 3 p.m. on November 26.

The plane was on a flight from Adelaide to Mount Gambier when the pilot noticed a problem with nose landing gear. The 29-year-old pilot then diverted the plane to Essendon Airport where it made a nose landing.

MFB tweeted after the incident: “A bumpy landing for a pilot at #Essendon airport. The nose wheel collapsed on impact but luckily no fire or injuries!”

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating.

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4 Sent to Hospital after Air Canada Jazz Flight Experienced Rough Landing in Edmonton

Air CanadaAir Canada Jazz flight 8481 had to make an emergency landing at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada, on November 6.

The plane was heading from Calgary to Grande Prairie, Alberta, when one of its tires blew off during take-off. Due to strong winds at Calgary International Airport, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing at Edmonton airport.

Authorities said that the right main landing gear of the aircraft collapsed as it touched down in Edmonton at around 8:36 p.m.

There were 71 passengers and 4 crew members aboard at the time. Jazz Aviation LP confirmed that 4 passengers were taken to hospital and that 3 of them were later released after treatment.

The incident remains under investigation.

Passengers Applaud after Airlink Flight Made Safe Emergency Landing

AirlinkA fully packed Airlink’s Avro RJ-85 jet had to divert and make an emergency landing at King Shaka International Airport, Durban, at 9:15 p.m. on August 10.

The incident happened when the flight 4Z-8732/SA-8732 was on its way from Pietermaritzburg Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to Albert Morudi, the acting executive manager- Accident and Incident Investigation Division of SA Civil Aviation Authority, the landing gear of the aircraft did not retract after takeoff. Therefore, the pilot decided to divert and make emergency landing.

The crew asked the passengers to sit in brace position due to possibility of gear collapse on landing, however, the plane landed safely. Upon landing, the passengers praised the performance of pilots and flight crew by clapping. One of the passengers, Bruce Gordon said, “When we realized everything was okay, and we had landed safely, everyone started clapping. I didn’t realize how nervous I had been until I felt how sore my neck was.”

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Plane Returned to Philadelphia International Airport Due to Landing Gear Issues

lufthansabombardierA Lufthansa flight returned and made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport due to issues with its landing gear.

The plane took off for Frankfurt, Germany, at around 5:45 p.m. on June 15. However, shortly after take-off, it was noticed that the landing gear of the plane was stuck.

The plane turned back toward Philadelphia, where it made an uneventful emergency landing after venting off extra fuel.

Authorities confirmed that the plane safely touched the runway at around 7:45 p.m. and all crew members and 270 passengers aboard remained safe.

Military Aircraft Made Emergency Landing in Bermuda

Military planeA military aircraft made a safe emergency landing at L.F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda, on May 11 at 3pm.

The eye-witnesses said that the plane was extending and retracting its landing gear repeatedly.

A police spokesman confirmed the incident and said that all the emergency protocols were observed.

The causeway remained closed for traffic during the emergency landing. The aircraft was surrounded by fire trucks and ambulances as soon as it stopped on the runway.

The cause of incident is not yet known.

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Fokker 100 Makes Emergency Landing at Zahedan Airport, Iran

An Iranian jet en-route from the northeastern city of Mashhad to Southeastern City of Zahedan, made an emergency landing at Zahedan airport on May 10, due to landing gear malfunction.

The Fokker 100 plane was carrying 135 passengers at the time of incident, nine of whom suffered minor injuries.

Reza Arbabi, a spokesperson of the governor-general office of Sistan and Baluchestan province, said that one of the landing gears of the plane failed to deploy when it was about to land on the runway in Zahedan. He praised the captain for his timely reaction and skillfully handling the emergency landing.

Cargo Flight Crashes Van

What: Allied Air Boeing 727 en route from Lagos Nigeria to Accra
Where: Kotoka Airport, Hajj Village, Ghana
When: June 2, 2012 7 pm
Who: 10 fatalities, 4 survivors
Why: Flight DHV 111 was flying from Lagos when it touched down halfway down the runway in Accra and failed to stop at the end.

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The plane overran the end of the runway, crashed through a perimeter fence, crossed Giffard Road, and slammed into a Benz van, killing 10. Four aboard the flight survived the collision.

ATC may have advised pilots to divert to Abidjan because of the weather.

Police, military and fire as well as the coordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation were on the scene.

The plane was considered totaled, with wing damage, separated tail and collapsed gear. The plane reportedly was Pan Am’s last revenue flight Dec 4, 1991.

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