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Avianca Jet Returns to San Salvador

AviancaAvianca airlines flight AV-929 returned and made an emergency landing in San Salvador, El Salvador, on November 19.

The Airbus A330-200 plane, heading to Lima, Peru, was diverted after the crew noticed a hydraulic problem.

The plane landed uneventfully and everyone aboard remains safe.

Authorities said the aircraft was cleared to take off again after maintenance.

Instruction Flight Crashes in El Salvador

What: Dárdano Aeroservicios Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B
Where: Soyapango El Salvador
When: July 11, 2012
Who: 3 aboard, 3 fatalities
Why: After takeoff, the plane fell into a riverbed canyon. Three people died in the crash, pilot instructor Jose Miguel Avalos and his two students, Jose Antonio Martinez and Rodrigo Calles.

One died at the scene and two died at the hospital.

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3 Businessmen Die in Plane Crash

What: Pulsar group Super Cruiser YS 300 ED plane en route from Ilopango
Where: Changallo, El Salvador
When: May 14, 2011
Who: 3 fatalities
Why: The Pulsar Aircraft Super Cruiser plane climbed to an altitude of about 500 feet and crashed about 500 meters from the landing strip south of the airport. Fatalities included Yaron Degani, a 56-year-old Israeli businessman who manufactured small planes, and two businessmen—Lee Yen, 49, and Yu Wen Kao, 42— in Salvador on business on behalf of a Chinese aircraft company from Wuxi.

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