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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Puerto Rico

American Airlines flight AA-1254 made an emergency landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 12th.

The Boeing 737-8 MAX plane flying from Miami, Florida, was descending toward San Juan when the crew reported a hydraulic failure.

The plane landed safely. All one hundred and forty-two passengers and six crew members remained unharmed.

JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Juan

JetBlue flight B6-949 made an emergency landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 15th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, to St. George’s, Grenada, was diverted due to a mechanical issue.

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

Helicopter Crashes in Puerto Rico; 1 Killed, 3 Injured

A private helicopter crashed on a beach in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, on June 30th.

It is believed that the aircraft was carrying four people when it went down.

One person was killed in the crash. He was identified as Carlos Virelles Jimenez, 53. Three others were injured.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Air Canada Plane Returns to Puerto Rico due to Engine Issues

Air CanadaAir Canada flight AC-957 had to make an unscheduled landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 13th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Toronto, Canada, but had to turn back due to engine issues.

The plane landed safely. There were 132 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

American Diverts To San Juan

On Jan 28, 2013, American Airlines Boeing 767 Flight 233 with 198 passengers and a crew of 13 was en route from Miami to Brazil when it developed an electrical odor in the cockpit.

The pilots diverted to Puerto Rico and made a safe landing in San Juan at 5:08 p.m.

The plane is to remain there overnight for inspection, and on the 29th, take the crew and passengers on to Sao Paolo.

Hotel accommodations were provided for passengers.

Cargo Flight lost in Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Contact photographer Hector A Rivera

What: Jet One Express Convair CV-340 en route from San Juan to St. Maarten
Where: San Juan
When: Mar 15th 2012
Who: 2 crew
Why: On takeoff, the Corvair developed engine trouble. They consulted with ATC and decided to return to the airport but instead ended up in the La Torrecilla Lagoon. Witnesses saw the plane trailing smoke as it approached.

The pilot and copilot died on impact. The flight has been confirmed as flight 440 to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. It was a cargo flight with only two crew aboard.

Divers are working to retrieve the bodies from the underwater wreckage. No names have been released.

Jet One has an office in Boca Raton Florida since Thursday, June 15, 2000 in the state of Florida when it filed as a Domestic for Profit Corporation.

Puerto Rico Plane Crash

What: LANCAIR IVP Fixed Wing Single-Engine Experimental class plane
When: 01/07/2009
Who: Only the pilot was aboard
Why: On landing, the aircraft rolled, the nose gear collapsed.

Puerto Rican Crash Found

What: Rockwell International 690B, took off from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands en route to the Puerto Rican capital
Where: Puerto Rican rainforest fog-shrouded El Yunque mountain
When: on Wednesday
Who: Caribbean pilot Ken Webster owner of Websta’s Aviation Services Inc. in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. ; and two U.S. tourists Tracy Turner and Ken (Kent) Clapp
Why: During foggy weather, the plane apparently slammed into El Yunque mountain.

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Video taken by hikers hiking to top of El Yunque in Puerto Rico May 2008. El Yunque National Forest is the site of the crash.

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