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Vueling Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Tenerife–South Airport

Vueling Airlines flight VY-6598 made an emergency landing at Tenerife–South Airport in Canary Islands, Spain, on November 10th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Zurich, Switzerland, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines.

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

Spanish Military Helicopter Crashes in Atlantic Ocean; 3 Crew Members Missing

helicopterA Spanish military helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, around 280 nautical miles from its destination on Gando air base, Gran Canaria Island, Spain, on October 22.

The Super Puma helicopter, carrying a captain, a lieutenant and sergeant, went down after taking off from Mauritania. Authorities said the chopper had been involved in military exercises in Dakar, Senegal and stopped at Mauritania for refueling.

All 3 crew members went missing after the crash. A search operation is underway.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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Canary Island Threat

On December 13, 2013, a Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-8JP in Las Palmas Airport, Gran Canaria had boarded. The Danish captain announced over the intercom that “we have become bombhotade and must vacate the planet directly,”

The airline’s staff who received the message prior to departure. After the threat was placed against the plane, it was evacuated and searched, as were the passengers. The announcement came when they were already on the runway.

Passengers were admitted into the terminal. Baggage and the plane were examined.

No bomb was found.

The plane was rebounded at 20:40 and went on its way from Las Palmas Airport to Stockholm without further delay.

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