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Category: <span>Alabama</span>

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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Burning Smell

American Airlines flight AA-5559 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Selma, Alabama, on June 21st.

The plane heading from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Virginia, was diverted after burning smell was noticed in the cabin and cockpit.

The plane landed safely. There were sixty-five passengers aboard at the time; two of them were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Southwest Airlines Flight Diverts to Alabama due to Medical Emergency

southwest_airlines_logoA Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Alabama, on November 22nd.

The plane heading from Boston, Massachusetts, to Houston, Texas, was diverted due to a medical emergency.

The plane landed safely.

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Two F15 Jets Make Emergency Landing at Huntsville International Airport

Two F15 jets made an emergency landing at Huntsville International Airport, Alabama, on October 28th.

The planes were flying from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, to Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, when one of them experienced mechanical issues.

The planes were diverted to Huntsville where they landed safely.

All crew members aboard remained unharmed.

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Plane Carrying Taylor Hicks Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Explodes Mid-Air

A plane carrying American Idol winner Taylor Hicks made an emergency landing in Jasper, Alabama, on October 26th.

The plane was heading from Tennessee to Alabama when one of the engines exploded, prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely. All four people aboard, including Hicks, his pilot, and two passengers, remained safe.

“I felt like my life, and kind of all our lives, flashed before our eyes a little bit…We were very thankful and very blessed that we had a wonderful, graceful, amazing pilot who was able to handle this situation,” Hicks said.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Tennessee River

A small plane made an emergency landing in Tennessee River at Decatur, Alabama, on April 7th.

The pilot of the small seaplane said he was doing some survey work for a proposed water pipeline when the aircraft’s battery failed, forcing him to make an emergency landing.

Both occupants of the plane, including the pilot Peter Serodino, of Chattanooga, and his only passenger, remained unharmed.

The plane was towed to a nearby marina.

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Allegiant Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Alabama

Allegiant Air Flight 872 made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 12.

The plane took off from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, and was en-route to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, when the crew reported an electrical odor in the cabin and requested an emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 153 passengers and 6 crew members remained safe.

The plane was taken for inspection.

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American Eagle Flight Diverts to Alabama due to Fuel Leak

ExpressJetExpressJet Airlines Flight 2762, operating as American Eagle, had to divert and make an emergency landing in Huntsville, Alabama, on November 11.

The flight was heading from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Tennessee, to Dallas, Texas, when a passenger reported fuel leaking out of the wing, prompting the pilot to divert.

The plane landed safely. All 41 passengers and three crew members remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement aircraft for the passengers.

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ExpressJet Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Montgomery Regional Airport

ExpressJetExpressJet flight 5071 made an emergency landing at Montgomery Regional Airport, Alabama, on September 18.

It is believed that the flight, en-route from Lafayette, Louisiana, to Atlanta, Georgia was diverted after the crew reported smell of smoke in the cabin.

The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.

The flight was operating as Delta Connection.

3 Killed after Plane Crashed and Caught Fire at Huntsville International Airport

plane crashA private Westwind II plane went off the runway, caught fire and crashed near a fence at Alabama’s Huntsville International airport on the afternoon of June 18.

FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen confirmed that the accident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. while the plane was attempting to take off from the airport.

There were 3 people aboard the 10-seater plane; all of them lost their lives in the incident. The victims have been identified as 57 year old William Christopher from Centerpoint, 60 year old Robin Gary Smith from Yukon, Oklahoma and 67 year old Kenneth Lynn Rousseau from Harpersville.

The cause of accident is not clear at the moment.

According to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, the aircraft’s tail number was N793BG and it was registered to a Synfuels Holdings Finance LLC of Birmingham.

UPS Crash in Birmingham Alabama

A UPS Airbus A300F4-622R cargo jet en route from Louisville to Birmingham International Airport was on final approach to runway 1-8 when it crashed in Birmingham. The two pilots aboard sent no warning message, and died on impact.

There is no indication yet if something in the cargo contributed to the crash, or if there was mechanical failure or some other factor involved.

Visibility was 10 miles and there was a 700 ft cloud ceiling.

KBHM 140953Z 34004KT 10SM FEW011 BKN035 OVC075 23/22 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP141 T02330222

METAR KBHM 14th @ 0953Z, wind from 340 at 4 KT, visibility 10 statute miles, Sky: few clouds at 1100, broken at 3500, overcast at 7500, temperature 23, dewpoint 22, altimeter 29.97 inches, remarks: automated report w/precipitation discriminator, sea level pressure 1014.1 Mb, temp 23.3 dewpoint 22.2

An NTSB team is flying in to begin the investigation.

The UPS burst into flames on impact in a low population density area. There were numerous explosions after the plane was burning.

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NTSB Launches Go-Team to Investigate UPS Flight 1354 Crash in Alabama

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a full Go-Team to investigate this morning’s crash of a United Parcel Service Airbus A300. The crash occurred while on approach to Runway 18 at Birmingham International Airport in Birmingham, Ala.
Senior Aviation Investigator Dan Bower will serve as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Specialists Eric Weiss and Keith Holloway will also be in Alabama to coordinate media related activities. Eric can be reached by mobile phone at 202-557-1350.

Guntersville Plane Crash

A plane crashed in Guntersville Alabama. The pilot was the only person aboard when the engine stalled, and he ditched in a lake near Lake Guntersville Marina and Guntersville Sailing Club.

The pilot extricated himself from the plane and was rescued by fisherman. Alabama Marine Police and Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and will be securing the site until the NTSB investigation.

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Alabama Plane Crash Under Investigation

The seventeen year old student pilot who took off with two friends on a late-night flight New Year’s Day 2013(10:30 p.m. Tuesday) and crashed in north Alabama, killing everyone aboard was not following regulations at the time of the crash.

17-year-old Jordan Seth Montgomery and 19-year-old Brandon Tyler Ary, both of Arley were passengers aboard the plane.

A student pilot “may not act as pilot in command of an aircraft that is carrying a passenger.” Student Pilot Jordan Ryan Smith was one test away from his pilot’s license, according to family members.

The airport says the student pilot was flying a plane he wasn’t rated on, without permission, in overcast weather.

The NTSB investigation is ongoing.

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Tuscaloosa Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Anesthesiologist

What: Dagmar Transport LLC Cirrus SR22 GTS en route from the Dominican Republic to Miami to Tuscaloosa Alabama
Where: Tuscaloosa Regional Airport
When: May 10 2010
Who: Pilot and passenger 41 year old Mark Yellen and 56 year old Paula Moffett
Why: Witnesses say that on landing, one of the plane’s wings may have hit the pavement before the landing gear. The single engine plane flipped and crashed twenty-five yards short of the runway.

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