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Category: <span>Georgia</span>

Delta Plane Returns to Georgia after Electrical Issues

Delta Airlines flight DL-64 had to return and make an emergency landing at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 1st.

The Airbus A330-300 en-route to Rome Fiumicino, Italy, had to return due to electrical issues.

The plane landed safely.

All 306 people aboard remained safe.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Jackson County, GA

A small plane made an emergency landing on Highway 441 in Jackson County, Georgia, on August 15th.

Authorities said the pilot of the Piper PA-24 plane decided to land on the highway due to an engine failure.

The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported.

The plane was en-route to Henry County Airport, Georgia, at the time.

ExpressJet Flight Rejects Takeoff From Atlanta

ExpressJet flight EV-5508 had to reject takeoff from Atlanta, Georgia, on August 9th.

The Canadair CRJ-900 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Tulsa, Oklahoma, when the crew reported a blown tire and rejected takeoff.

The plane was disabled on the runway and had to be towed off.

Everyone aboard remained safe.

4 Killed as Small Plane Crashed in Chatsworth, Georgia

A small plane crashed on Piney Hill Road in Chatsworth, Georgia, on July 1st.

The incident happened when the twin-engine Piper PA-23 plane was carrying four people.

Authorities said all four occupants of the plane were killed in the crash.

The incident is being investigated.

Southwest Airlines Plane Diverts to Georgia due to Dripping Ceiling, Smoke and Smell

Southwest Airlines flight WN-1694 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 12th.

The Boeing 737-300 flying from Tampa, Florida, to Nashville, Tennessee, had to divert due to water dripping off its ceiling, smoke, and unusual smell aboard.

The plane landed safely.

All 129 passengers aboard remained safe.

Delta Airlines Flight Returns to Atlanta due to Flight Control Issues

Delta Airlines flight DL-1752 had to return for an emergency landing in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 13th.

The Boeing 717-200 plane took off for Savannah, Georgia, but had to turn back due to flight control issues.

The plane landed back safely. All 116 people aboard remained unharmed.

The plane had experienced a similar issue on March 12th. 

Delta Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing After Lightning Strike

Delta Airlines flight DL-1201 made a safe landing following a lightning strike in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 21st.

The Airbus A321-200 plane flying from Boston, Massachusetts, was descending toward Atlanta when it experienced a lightning strike on the nose.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Small Planes Crash into Each Other in Georgia; 3 Killed

Two single-engine planes collided with each other and crashed at West Georgia Regional Airport, Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, on September 7th.

According to sources, the two planes apparently tried to land simultaneously that resulted in the fatal crash.

All 3 people aboard both the planes were killed in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Delta Airlines Plane Returns to Georgia due to deflated tyres

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight 1171 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, on August 12th.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-88 had to return after the crew detected deflated landing gear tyres during the takeoff rollout.

The plane landed safely.

All 148 people onboard remained unharmed.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Delta Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff in Georgia after Tyre Burst

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-1303 had to reject takeoff at Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, on June 5th.

The McDonnell Douglas- 88 was accelerating to takeoff for Tulsa, Oklahoma, when the tower informed the crew that they had burst a tyre.

The plane returned to the taxiway for inspection.

It was later reported that the aircraft had also ingested tyre debris into its engine.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Flaps Problem

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-1427 made an emergency landing in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 11th.

The Boeing 737-800, flying from Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport, Texas, was on final approach when the crew reported that the flaps are not moving from 25 to 30 degrees.

The pilot initiated a go around and 15 minutes later landed safely. No injuries were reported.

Small Plane Crashes at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport; 2 Injured

A nine-seat single-engine plane crashed at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Georgia, on January 6.

Authorities said the Cobalt Air 727, a Pilatus PC-12 plane, developed some issues while it was taking off for Lexington, Kentucky. The pilot was attempting to land back when the plane ran off the runway 1 and came to stop in a ditch.

There were two people aboard at the time; both of them were injured. They were taken to Memorial University Medical Centre.

The FAA will investigate.

Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash near Pickens County Airport

A single-engine Piper Tomahawk aircraft crashed near the Pickens County airport, Jasper, Georgia, on October 8.

The incident happened when the plane, carrying a student pilot, was attempting touch-and-go landings at the airport.

The pilot Michael Joseph Hughes, of Blairsville, was killed in the crash.

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigator Todd Gunther, “The airplane was then observed to go into what someone described as an aerodynamic stall, the nose pitched down and the airplane appeared to spin to the left until it disappeared behind trees.”

5 Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Bacon County, Ga.

A small plane crashed near Alma, Bacon County, Georgia, early on September 16.

According to Sheriff Richard Foskey, the plane went down after taking off from Bacon County Airport, Alma.

There were 5 people onboard, including one woman. All of them were killed in the crash.

The NTSB will investigate.

Pilot Killed in Kit Plane Crash in Georgia

On December 18, 2012 at 2:15 p.m. a Hummel H5 en route from Tom B. David Field Airport crashed and caught fire in a forested area in Calhoun, Georgia.

The pilot, Roy Gardner Russom (76) died on the scene. It was the first flight of the experimental plane which Russom had been tinkering with just before the flight.

Russom served in the United States Air Force and retired as an Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent.

Atlanta Officers Killed Chopper Search/Crash

What: OH-6A helicopter
Where: Atlanta
When: Nov 4, 2012
Who: 2 fatalities
Why: Pilot Richard J. Halford, 48, and tactical flight officer Shawn A. Smiley, 40 were killed when the low-flying police helicopter they were in hit a power line, fell to a city street and exploded. The officers were searching for a nine year old boy who was later found. The chopper did not hurt anyone on the ground.

Witnesses heard the helicopter and saw a flash of light when the chopper hit the pole. The chopper’s landing gear was caught in the support cables. The power company assisted authorities in getting it down.

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The helicopter has been moved to a secure location as investigators work to piece together what happened.

King Air Flight Makes Successful Landing

What: King Air 300
Where: Briscoe Field, Georgia
When: October 12, 2012
Who: pilot
Why: While en route, the plane’s landing gear jammed.

The pilot manually landed the landing gear but did not know he was successful since the landing gear light did not work.

The pilot made a safe landing.

Plane Landing During Storm Hydroplanes Across Street Into Woods

What: Rgd. Dewberry Air LLC Beechcraft 400 en route from Charleston to Macon
Where: Macon GA
When: Sept 18 2012 10:05
Who: 3 aboard
Why: The Beechcraft hydroplaned while landing during a downpour at Herbert Smart Airport, overran the runway, went over an embankment, crossed Oculgee East Blvd and stopped in the trees thirty yards from the runway. The businessman and quarterback who were aboard the plane were not hurt. They had flown in on a business trip on the Dewberry Air Corporation Jet, on a plane registered in Dover Delaware.

The pilot was pinned in the plane and had to be cut out was not seriously injured.

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Beech Overrun in GA, Emergency Landing

What: N79TE LLC Beechcraft Beechjet 400A en route from Northeast Alabama Regional Airport to Jacksonville Florida
Where: Peachtree Airport, GA
When: June 18 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Who: 2 crew, 2 passengers
Why: After landing at the airport, the plane overran the runway, and avoided the barriers. The gear collapsed and the plane slid downhill, and stopped outside of the perimeter fence. There were minor injuries reported, and those aboard were hospitalized. The pilot sustained a head injury.

The injuries were described as non-fatal and moderate. There was no fire, though fuel did leak on to the runway and was contained. There are a couple of cracks on the fuselage.

Regis#: 826JH Make/Model: BE40 Description: 400 Beechjet (T-1 Jayhawk, T-400)
Date: 06/18/2012 Time: 1406

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Minor Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Substantial

City: CHAMBLEE State: GA Country: US


Delta Attendant Injured Over Atlanta

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Contact photographer Alex Khan

What: Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800 en route from Managua to Atlanta,GA
Where: Atlanta
When: Jan 2nd 2012
Who: 1 injured
Why: On approach to Atlanta, the flight encountered turbulence. A flight attendant was injured about a quarter of an hour before landing. There’s no indication if the turbulence was due to weather or wake turbulence.

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