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Category: <span>Virgin Islands</span>

Bird-Hit JetBlue Flight Makes Safe Landing in Saint Croix

JetBlue flight B6-340 made a safe landing following a bird strike near Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, on July 26th.

The Embraer ERJ-190 plane flying from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was on approach to Saint Croix when a bird hit it.

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

Engine Fire Disrupts St Thomas Flight

What: Fresh Air 1955 Convair C-131F cargo plane en route from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas
Where: St Thomas
When: Jan 17, 2010, 7:55 am
Who: pilot Carlos Garcia and First Officer Eduardo Vasquez
Why: While taking off, an engine began smoking. The pilots returned to land but was unable to stop, skidded through the perimeter fence and came to a stop across from Emerald Beach Hotel. No one was injured but the plane was engulfed in flame.
The incident tied up the airport, canceling flights for part of the morning.

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