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US Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

A US military helicopter made an emergency landing in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, on January 20th.

The AH-1 attack helicopter was forced to land in emergency on Ikei Island due to a mechanical issue.

The U.S. Marines Corps confirmed in a statement, “there was no damage to the aircraft and no injuries.”

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Alaska

A small plane made an emergency landing on train tracks in South Anchorage, Alaska, on October 30th.

The pilot of the Cessna 185 plane said he was forced to make an emergency landing after the engine stopped working shortly after taking off from Flying Crown Airport, Anchorage.

The pilot and his only passenger remained safe.

The plane was not damaged.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Sunken Meadow Park

A Cessna 152 plane made an emergency landing at Sunken Meadow Park in Suffolk County, New York, on March 11th.

The plane was on a training flight when its engine failed, forcing the pilot to land on the beach.

There were two people aboard, including the instructor Robert Keleti, 61, and a student Bar Eliran, 43; none of them were injured.

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Malmo Aviation Plane Returns to Germany due to Gear Problem

Malmo Aviation flight TF-9887 had to return for a safe landing at Cologne Bonn Airport, Cologne, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany on February 13.

The Avro RJ-100, heading from Cologne to Malmo, Sweden, was mid-air when the crew reported some problem with its gear, causing it to return.

The plane landed safely.

All people aboard remained unhurt.

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Two Kathmandu-Bound Flights Grounded due to Bomb Threat

Jet AirwaysTwo Kathmandu-bound flights were grounded just before takeoff from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on January 27.

airindia2Authorities said the flights were grounded after the Jet Airways security office received a call saying there was a “bomb threat” to Jet Airways flight 9W 260 and Air India flight AI-215.

There were 122 passengers and 7 crew members aboard Jet Airways flight while the Air India plane was carrying 121 passengers at the time.

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Helicopter Carrying Pennsylvania National Guardsmen Makes Emergency Landing

An Army National Guard helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on January 22.

The Blackhawk helicopter was returning to Fort Indiantown Gap after a training flight when an engine chip warning light came on, forcing the pilots to land in emergency.

There were 2 pilots and 1 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ottawa Field

A small Piper fixed-wing aircraft had to make an emergency landing in a field off Labette Road and Louisiana Road near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, on January 19.

It is believed that the pilot was forced to land in the field due to icy conditions.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were two people aboard at the time, including the pilot Robert Fenton, 67, of Olathe, and his passenger Donald Davis, 68, of Lenexa; both of them remained unharmed.

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American Airlines Plane Returns to Pennsylvania after Engine Shut-down

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-1864 had to return and make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, on November 6.

The Airbus A319-100, en-route to Charlotte, North Carolina, had to return due to high oil temperature, forcing the crew to shut one of its engines down mid-air.

The plane landed safely.

All 111 people aboard remained safe.

Bird-Hit Volotea Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Italy

voloteaVolotea Airlines flight V7-1230 had to make an emergency landing at Cagliari Elmas Airport in Italy, on October 22.

The plane was flying from Venice when a large seagull struck it, forcing the crew to declare emergency.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

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Aer Lingus Plane Diverts to Cork Airport after Passenger’s Death Mid-Air

Aer LingusAer Lingus flight EI 485 was forced to make an emergency landing at Cork Airport, Cork, Ireland, on the afternoon of October 18.

The Airbus A320-200, en-route to Dublin, Ireland, from Lisbon, Portugal, had to be diverted in emergency after a 24-year-old passenger “ran amok” and later died mid-air.

The plane landed uneventfully.

Among 168 passengers and 6 crew members aboard, 1 person sustained minor injuries while trying to help the man.

Flybe Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Shut Down

flybeFlybe flight BE6938 was forced to return and make an emergency landing in Kirkwall, Scotland, on September 24.

The Saab 340 turboprop jet, operated by Loganair, had to be diverted after the crew shut down its left engine due to a warning indication. The flight was en-route to Inverness, Scotland at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 32 people aboard remained unharmed.

A replacement aircraft was arranged for the passengers.

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London-Bound Flybe Flight Aborted due to Bird Strike

FlybeFlybe flight BE-803 had to reject takeoff and return to the apron at Newquay Cornwall Airport, United Kingdom on September 15.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400 plane was accelerating for takeoff when a sea gull struck it, forcing the crew to reject takeoff.

The airline arranged an alternate aircraft that took the passengers to London Gatwick airport with a 2-hour delay.

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Helicopter Carrying Uttarakhand Minister Makes Emergency Landing

chopperA helicopter carrying Uttarakhand Forest Minister Dinesh Agarwal had to make an emergency landing in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India, on September 13.

Authorities said the chopper was forced to land in the Glocal University campus due to bad weather. Mr. Agarwal was en-route to Dehradun at the time.

The aircraft landed uneventfully

Mr. Agarwal continued his journey in a car.

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Lufthansa Airbus Returns to Germany due to Hydraulic Failure

LufthansaLufthansa flight LH-712 had to return and make an emergency landing at Frankfurt Airport, Germany on July 23.

The Airbus A380-800 was heading towards Seoul, South Korea, when the crew decided to return due to hydraulic failure.

The plane landed uneventfully and everyone aboard remained safe.

UN Chopper Down in Monrovia with Injuries


Impromptu landing in Thinkers Village in Monrovia.
An RA 22426 United Nations helicopter carrying 5 health workers and 4 crew from Spriggs Payne Airport to River Gee, Fishtown made a forced landing when the pilot detected engine problems. Only the pilot and possibly a crew member sustained injuries; apparently they had deep cuts in their heads. The pilot was taken by ambulance to be hospitalized.

The Mil Mi-8AMT was operated by UTAir.

None of the health workers reported injury.

The pilot warmed the engine from around 11: 30 to 11:50, then took off with passengers and landed twice with mechanical issues.

During the forced landing/crash, the helicopter impacted a building under construction and another structure. Both were destroyed. The chopper’s right tire broke and the chopper’s front end sustained damaged. Liberia National Police and UNMIL Security responded to the scene and an investigation is underway.

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Emergency Landing in Colorado

Three people en route from Alamosa to Ogden made an emergency landing in a Trans Med LLC Cirrus SR22 #N426TF when they experienced some problems with the plane.

But they came in fast, bounced over a hill, rolled, etc, off the runway to a nearby road in Mack Colorado, around 6 pm September 23, 2013. I guess we could call this a runway excursion. It appears to have been quite an excursion from the runway. I suppose we are writing about it here because of the fast landing. We don’t know the problem that forced the pilot to land in Mack.

The pilot and his two passengers apparently suffered very minor injuries that did not prevent them from renting a car and driving from Grand Junction to Ogden.

The NTSB is investigating. The pilot and passengers were not mentioned by name.

Mack is a small town 10 miles east of the Colorado/Utah border in Mesa County, Colorado. We had never heard of it either.

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Japan: Emergency Field Landing when Engine Quits

Four people aboard a privately owned Fuji Fa-200-160 made a crash landing in a field near Ozaki, Yachiuo city, Japan.

The pilot made the emergency landing because the engine quit.

There were no fatalities, and only the co-pilot, who suffered a facial injury sustained any injury.

The plane had taken off from and was returning to Otone airfield, Ibaraki, JAPAN.

The Fuji is a single engine piston plane built by Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Japan.

* Asahi Shimbun

Small plane crash in Brazil

An Embraer EMB-201A Ipanema was en route from Paracatu MG to Goinia when the pilot had to make a forced landing in a field. The plane was commonly used as a cropduster.

The plane had had a fuel supply problem before but apparently this time the problem was in the fuel pump/power system.

The pilot was uninjured but the plane sustained some damage. There was no fire, but firefighters were on hand, and there was a fuel leak.

Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos (Cenipa) will be investigating.

Beech Down in Fallon Nevada

On July 10, 2013 at about 4:45 a.m., a Beech A36 Bonanza with four aboard took off from Fallon Municipal airport en route to Dixie Valley.

Pilot Dan Urquhart force-landed in the desert a couple hundred yards from Fallon Municipal Airport near the intersection of Indian Lakes Road and Enterprise Way.

Two injured parties were flown by Care Flight medical helicopter in stable condition, and one injured party driven to to Banner Churchill Community Hospital and one other hospital.

Damage to the plane has not yet been assessed.

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Breaking news: Helicopter Crash in Yakutia

On July 2, a Polyarnye Avialinii airline Mil Mi-8 helicopter en route from Deputatsky (a village) was on a routine flight when air traffic control lost contact. The chopper was flying from the village of Deputatsky to Kazachye village.

The helicopter flew over a pass, encountered severe turbulence reported as “a powerful air stream.” Reports indicate that the helicopter’s tail grazed a hill. The official report says the helicopter was located “45 km north-west of the airport. The helicopter pilot made a hard landing. Because of the strong downdraft helicopter literally pressed to the slope of the hill.” The airport in question refers to the landing strip of origin, near Deputatsky.

The plane crashed in Yakutia 45 kilometers from takeoff. There were 25 passengers and a 3 person crew. Initial reports say fifteen died, but that count has been raised to 19. Fourteen adults and 11 children were among the passengers.

Search and rescue were deployed as well as emergency responders, including thirty rescuers from Far Eastern regional search and rescue team, and experts of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations of Emergency Psychological Aid Centre, and Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Responders number more than 100 people and 11 vehicles.

The hotline for families: 8 (4112) 39-99-99

Wheeling Plane Misses Apts

A TennAir LLC Beechcraft Super King Air 200 #N92JR out of Clarksville TN developed a problem, and diverted to Wolf Road, just shy of flying into the Foxboro apartments.

At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the plane stopped half on the street, barred from hitting the apartment complex by a stand of trees. A couple of eleven year olds witnessed the force landing and ran into their apartments in anticipation of an explosion that didn’t happen. They did get interviewed about the accident.

The pilot had trouble with the plane and managed to get on the ground without injuring any one.

He survived, although not quite at the airport in Wheeling Illinois. THe extent of damage to the plane was not released.

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Air Show Emergency Landing

On Sunday, pilot, John Klatt was performing at the QC Airshow at the Davenport Municipal Airport in Davenport, Iowa on the Air Guard demonstration team when he had to make an emergency landing.

A piece broken off of the plane punctured his engine, spraying oil over his windshield. He jettisoned the canopy. Klatt told spectators that he had cut himself worse while shaving.

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Piper Cherokee Crash in Maui

June 16, 2013
A Piper Cherokee N9160Q, on a flight from Honolulu to Maui declared mayday with engine problems three miles from the airport at 5:40 p.m. and made an emergency landing on Maui, Hawaii a quarter-mile down the beach from Pakele Place.

Witnesses said the plane “was 50 to 75 feet in the air, rocking the wings and his engine was off.” None of the four men aboard were injured. The passengers were in Maui after playing in a U.S. Tennis Association tournament on Oahu. The plane sustained some damage. A local described firemen, police, rescue crew and tennis players traipsing through their house from the crash scene near the beach.
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Crashed, Stolen, Force Landings on April 1 No Joke

On April 1:

  • A privately owned Reims Cessna F172E with two aboard made an emergency landing in Nome, Norway after an engine failed. Neither of the two aboard reported injury.
  • An Ultralight suffered a mechanical failure in south Surrey, BC crashed and sustained damage. The pilot parachuted out into a field of blueberries, and was injured but survived.
  • The pilot of a Beech J35 Bonanza force landed in a cornfield in northwest Davenport, Iowa after the plane suffered a mechanical failure. THe plane was damaged. The pilot was not.
  • A privately owned Cessna 210H that took off from Bullo River Station with four aboard crashed near Cape Ford in Australia. The bodies of three of the four people aboard have been recovered. Those aboard were 45-year-old electrical contractor Stuart Sceney, his 53-year-old wife Karmi Dunn, and daughters Mekdes, 12, and Kal, 15. A search continues for the wreckage and the remaining passenger. Weather conditions hampered the search.
  • A Cessna 172 Skyhawk went down with engine troubles in Juneau County swamp, Wonewoc, Wisconsin. THe pilot Seth Pripps of Rockford, Ill was uninjured. Firefighters assisted.
  • A Caicos Express Airways Cessna 402C took off from and landed at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and suffered a nose-gear collapse. The plane is registered to Turks and Caicos Islands. The pilot was uninjured.
  • A Cirrus SR22 was reported missing/stolen from Benton Arkansas. It was found abandoned in Casscoe Arkansas. On Monday night, the plane had been scheduled to land at Saline County Airport. When officers approached, the plane took off nearly hitting a deputy.

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Helicopter Crash off the Coast of Brazil

On March 27, 2013, a Líder Táxi Aéreo Bell 412SP was en route from Rio de Janeiro to an oil platform (Petrobras P-7 rig) with three people aboard when it made an emergency landing near an oil platform Bacia de Campos Brazil.

Líder Táxi Aéreo and Petrobras say it was a controlled landing.

The three crew were able to use a lifeboat.

The helicopter’s flotation device was activated and the chopper floated to the surface but capsized.

The owner of the helicopter made this statement:
The aircraft performed a controlled landing in the water near the platform Petrobras P-7. The three occupants of the aircraft were immediately rescued and are doing fine. The freighter Petrobras, with the technical leader, are already providing the withdrawal of aircraft and general cargo. All measures of investigation are ongoing and all bodies were triggered. We reiterate that all safety procedures, maintenance and training are up to date and used properly.

Petrobras reported the incident to the (Brazilian) ANP, Navy and Air Force who will be investigating.

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