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Cathay Pacific Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

Cathay PacificCathay Pacific flight CX-250 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Novosibirsk, Russia, on November 23rd.

The plane heading from London, United Kingdom, to Hong Kong, China, was diverted due to a smoke indication for the aft cargo hold.

The plane landed safely. There were 214 passengers and 18 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

Small Plane Crashed in Potter County, PA; 3 Killed

A Piper PA-28 plane crashed in Potter County, Pennsylvania, on October 16th.

The plane was heading from Richmond International Airport, Virginia, to St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport, Ontario, Canada, when it went down in Keating Township.

Three were three people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. They were identified as 18-year-old Cory Mijac, 25-year-old Rifat Tawig, and 18-year-old Benjamin Jeffries. All of them were from Ontario, Canada.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing at Aberdeen International Airport

An offshore helicopter made an emergency landing at Aberdeen International Airport in Scotland, United Kingdom, on May 16.

The helicopter, belonging to Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore Ltd., declared emergency while flying over North Sea.

According to a Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore spokesperson, “We can confirm that an s-92 helicopter requested priority landing at Aberdeen airport after crew reported a cockpit warning light illumination…The aircraft made an uneventful landing just after 2pm and the 18 passengers on board were given a de-brief by the crew…The aircraft is currently being examined by engineers and will be subject to a detailed series of checks and tests before it’s returned to service.”

Cathay Pacific Plane Returns to Hong Kong due to Technical Issue

Cathay PacificCathay Pacific flight CX-379 had to return and make an emergency landing at Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong, China, on April 12th.

The Boeing 777-300 was en-route to Dusseldorf, Germany, when it had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported some technical issue with the in-flight entertainment system.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 269 passengers and 18 crew member onboard remained safe.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Two Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Madison County

A two-seater RV-4 plane crashed in a heavily wooded area off Mosley Hall Road in rural Madison County, Florida, on December 17.

The plane took off from Jim Taylor Field at Ocala International Airport and was heading to Tallahassee International Airport when it went down.

There were two people aboard at the time; both of the were killed in the crash. They were identified as the pilot William Swiggart, 32, and the passenger Maitland Harvey, 18.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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