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3 Killed, 1 Injured After Small Plane Crashes in Switzerland

A Piper PA-28 plane crashed near the Diavolezza mountain in Switzerland, on August 4th.

The incident happened when the plane was transporting three teenagers who were participating in a week-long youth camp organized by Swiss Aero Club.

Three people, including the pilot and two 14-year old boys were killed in the crash. A 17-year-old girl was injured and was flown to a hospital in serious condition.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Air Creebec Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield

An Air Creebec flight made an emergency landing at Val-d’Or Airport in Quebec, Canada, on June 28th.

The plane took off for Waskaganish, Quebec, Canada, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a cracked windshield.

The plane landed safely. All seventeen people aboard remained unharmed.

Delta Airlines Plane Returns to Narita International Airport due to Engine Problem

Delta Airlines flight DL-276 had to return and make an emergency landing at Narita International Airport, Japan, on June 7th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Detroit, Michigan, but had to turn back after the crew reported an engine problem.

The plane landed back safely. There were three hundred and ten passengers and seventeen crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Daily Air Plane Veers Off Runway in Taiwan

Daily Air flight DA-7511 veered off runway after landing in Orchid Island, Taiwan, on April 13th.

The incident happened when the plane was coming from Taitung, Taiwan.

There were 17 passengers and 2 crew members aboard at the time; none of them were injured.

The plane sustained considerable damage.

The incident is being investigated.

China Eastern Airlines Flight Diverts to Russia due to Engine Problem

China Eastern Airlines flight MU-552 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on February 15th.

The Airbus A330-200 plane heading from Heathrow Airport, England, to Shanghai, China, was diverted due to an engine issue.

The plane landed safely. All 186 passengers and 17 crew members remained unharmed.

Delta Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight 17 had to make an emergency landing at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Washington, on October 26th.

The plane took off for Hong Kong, China, but had to turn back after an indicator light went off.

The plane landed safely at Sea-Tac Airport where the fire trucks hosed down the brakes with water.

Everyone aboard remained safe.

17 Soldiers Killed after Military Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

A military helicopter crashed near the town of Pensilvania in Caldas Department of Colombia, on June 26th.

The helicopter went down while it was travelling from Quibdo city to the military base at Tolemaida.

Seventeen soldiers were killed in the crash. According to President Juan Manuel Santos, “The soldiers were in the region of Uraba on a reconnaissance flight, many of them were experts in drone aircraft, others were supporting military operations against the National Liberation Army guerrillas.”

It is believed that the accident happened due to poor weather conditions.

17 Injured after Air China Plane Hits Turbulence

Air ChinaAir China flight CA-936 was hit by severe turbulence while descending toward Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China, on June 20th.

The Airbus A330-200 was flying from Frankfurt, Germany, when it en-countered severe turbulence that injured 17 people on-board.

The plane landed safely. Medical assistance was provided to the injured.

EgyptAir Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Bomb Threat

EgyptAirEgyptAir Flight 955 made an emergency landing in Urgench, Uzbekistan, on June 8th.

The plane, heading from Cairo, Egypt, to Beijing, China, was diverted after the authorities received a bomb threat.

The plane landed safely. All 118 passengers and 17 crew members remained safe.

No explosive material was found upon inspection.

17 Injured as Hong Kong Airlines Flight Runs into Severe Turbulence

HONGKONG airlinesHong Kong Airlines flight HX-6704 had to return and make an emergency landing in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, on May 7th.

The Airbus A330-200, heading to Hong Kong, China, had to turn back after severe turbulence injured 17 people onboard.

The plane landed uneventfully. Twelve of the injured were taken to hospital while the others were treated at the airport.

Small Plane Crash in Texas Injures Father and Son

A small plane crashed near Clark Field Municipal Airport in Stephenville, Texas, on March 26th.

The 1974 Grumman Lynx plane was flying from Dallas when it ran out of fuel and landed nose down, around 1 mile from the airport.

The plane was carrying two people at the time, including the pilot Richard Abila, 40, and his son Aaron Abila, 17. Both of them were injured and were taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Metrojet Flight 9268 Crash: Egypt’s Investigation Committee Refers Case to Attorney General

imagesEgypt’s independent investigation committee into the Metrojet flight 9268 crash has referred the case to the attorney general.

The committee said on March 17th that the decision was made after they received an official report from Russia suggesting that “criminal activity” was behind the deadly crash that killed all 224 people aboard.

The plane, heading to St. Petersburg, Russia, went down in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on 31st October last year.

2 Killed as Small Plane Crashes Near Idaho-Wyoming Border

A small plane crashed in eastern Idaho near the Wyoming border, on January 4th.

Authorities said the vintage Yak 52 Russian trainer aircraft went down about 2 miles north of the Alpine Airport, Wyoming.

There were two people aboard, including Reade Genzlinger, 61, of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, and MacKenzie Ruston, 17, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Both of them were killed in the crash.

The FAA is investigating.

Alaska Airlines Plane Diverts to Buffalo due to Smoking Credit-Card Reader

Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines flight 17 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, New York, on October 12,

The plane, en-route from Newark, New Jersey to Seattle, Washington, was diverted after the crew reported smoke coming out of a credit card reader. According to airline spokesperson Halley Knigge, apparently the smoke was caused due to a melting battery. “The flight crew used a fire extinguisher to stop the device from smoking while the captain made flight emergency arrangements,” she said.

The plane landed safely. There were 181 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; none of them were harmed.

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