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Two Killed After Small Plane Crashes in Wisconsin

A small plane crashed near Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport, Wisconsin, on August 8th.

The plane was carrying two people when it crashed into the Rock River.

Both occupants of the plane were killed in the crash. The deceased include a 61-year-old man and his 16-year-old son.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Charlotte

American Airlines flight AA-730 had to return for an emergency landing in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 21st.

The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Heathrow Airport, England, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a possible issue with the flaps.

The plane landed back safely. All two hundred and fifty-eight passengers and sixteen crew members remained unharmed.

Hot Air Balloon Crashes in Texas; 16 Killed

A hot air balloon crashed near the small town of Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas, on the morning of July 30th.

According to sources the hot air balloon hit the power transmission lines and its basket caught fire, leading to the crash.

All 16 people on board were killed.

The crash remains under investigation.

Helicopter Crashes into Pearl Harbor; 1 Critically Injured

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed and sunk near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 18.

The private helicopter went down while it was carrying five people, including the pilot and a family of four visiting from Canada.

All five occupants of the aircraft survived the crash. However, one of them – a 16-year-old boy- was trapped underwater and had to be extricated from his seat. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Authorities believe the helicopter belongs to tour operator Genesis Aviation.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the cause of crash.

American Airlines Plane Returns to Heathrow after Medical Emergency

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA109 had to return and make an emergency landing at London’s Heathrow Airport, on January 27.

The Boeing 777 took off for Los Angeles, California, but had to return shortly afterwards after two passengers and several crew members fell ill midair.

The plane, carrying 172 passengers and 16 crew members, landed uneventfully. The patients were evaluated by paramedics.

The airline said, “Our maintenance team conducted a thorough inspection of the aircraft, including a test flight, and found no issues with the Boeing 777-300. Out of an abundance of caution, all of the air filters on the aircraft were replaced.”

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