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China Southern Plane Diverts to Netherlands

China SouthernChina Southern Airlines flight CZ303 was forced to divert and make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, on the afternoon of August 3.

The Boeing Dreamliner, heading from Guangzhou, China, to Heathrow Airport, London, had to be diverted after it ran out of fuel mid-air.

The plane, with a capacity of boarding 335 passengers, landed uneventfully.

No injuries were reported.

#Rescue: Three Men in a Boat

seaexpressiiAfter the cargo ship they were in was forced to make an emergency landing, three Miamians were found floating in a boat in the Bahamas, fifteen miles from Bimini.

Pilot Ernie Martin had to land the Cessna 337 on the water when both engines lost fuel. He sustained a small cut that did not require hospitalization.

Passengers Daniel Puig and Javier Avino were aboard after a vacation in Great Harbor Key. Puig credits his seat belt for keeping him from going through the windshield.

All three were rescued by the Sea Express II, a Seacor Island Lines’ cargo ship.

Pilot Makes and Survives Emergency Landing in Texas after Running Out of Fuel

On Feb 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., a Beechcraft A60 Duke was en route from Fort Smith to Abilene when it ran out of fuel. The pilot, Frank LeRoy Bell, 75 attempted to divert to Elmdale Airpark but had to make an emergency landing. He tried to land in a blowed field but landed instead in a rough pasture where the plane sustained damage. No passengers were aboard and Bell was able to walk away.

Emergency services responded as an in-flight emergency at Elmdale Airpark.

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Ryanair under the eye of Spanish and Irish Authorities

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What: Ryanair Boeing 737-800 en route from Bristol to Reus
Where: Barcelona
When: Sept 15, 2012
Who: 171
Why: On Sept 15, the Bristol-Reus flight diverted to Barcelona after developing an engine problem. Passengers disembarked in Barcelona and were provided alternative transportation.

This is one of the events that caught the eye of Spanish and Irish aviation bodies. They are initializing an investigation into Ryanair after a number of diversions occurred recently in Spanish airspace.

The investigation was initiated after a diversion to Madrid during a Paris-tenerife flight, and three landings in Valencia on July 26.

There are fears that Ryanair is courting disaster by flying with minimal fuel requirements.

Read the official statement below:

2nd Emergency Landing on CA Highway

What: Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow en route from Mammoth Lakes to Palomar Airport
Where: I-15 & W. El Norte Pkwy, Escondido, CA
When: July 22, 2012, 11:25 p,
Who: 4 aboard
Why: After the plane was rented, it ran out of gas en route. The pilot, Pilot Ken Gheysar, managed to make a safe landing on a highway in light traffic.

No one was injured, but a 1996 Dodge Dakota pickup clipped the plane’s left wing while the plane was sitting on the shoulder.

The pilot and his family were returning home from a weekend in Mammoth Lakes.

It was towed by 8:20 a.m. with damage too severe to fly out.

Incapacitated Pilot Circles Gulf

Updated with audio clip

What: Lee H Aviation Inc. Cessna 421C en route from Slidell, La., to Sarasota, Fla.
Where: Gulf of Mexico
When: April 19 2012
Who: pilot
Why: The plane took off normally from Slidell at 6:43 a.m., but en route lost contact with ATC and began flying in circles over the Gulf of Mexico.

Around 8:45 a.m, two F-15s that flew in to check on the plane found it flying between 25,000 and 35,000 feet with the windshield iced over. The pilot remained unresponsive. The plane landed “softly” intact and right side up in the water around 12:10 p.m., approximately 120 miles west of Tampa. The pilot was unconscious or incapacitated.

The 87-foot cutter Coho was scheduled to respond as well as a HC-144 plane from Mobile, Alabama and a MH-60 helicopter in Clearwater.

The pilot may have lost consciousness due to hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen.

Pilot’s audio provided by http://www.liveatc.net

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