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Air India Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Azerbaijan

airindialogoAn Air India flight had to make an emergency landing at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Azerbaijan, on July 10th.

The plane was flying on London-Mumbai route when a technical issue prompted the crew to divert for an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely. There were 206 passengers aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

1 Killed, 3 Injured as Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed in Paniai district of Papua Province, Indonesia, on June 4th.

The aircraft went down when it was transporting three passengers from Nabire to a mining site in Degewo.

The pilot was killed in the crash while the passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Spokesperson of Indonesia’s national police Agus Rianto said, “We have evacuated the passengers to the nearby city of Nabire so they could get medical treatment.”

The cause of crash is being investigated.

British Airways Flight Lands Safely in Newark after Security Alert

British airwaysA British Airways flight made an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, on June 1st.

Authorities said a security alert was issued about the British Airways plane that was flying from London, United Kingdom.

An airline spokesperson said, “The aircraft has landed normally. Security checks will carried out as a precaution…We do not discuss details of operational security. The safety and security of our customers and crew is our number one priority.”

The plane was carrying 206 passengers and 13 crew members at the time.

Military Helicopter Crashes in Myanmar

A Myanmar Air Force helicopter crashed into a reservoir near Meikhtila, Myanmar, on April 26th.

Authorities said the Bell-206 helicopter, that took off from Meiktila airport, was on a training exercise when it went down due to engine failure.

There were two pilots aboard at the time; both of them were rescued by fishermen.

The incident is being investigated.

3 Killed, 1 Injured in Alaska Plane Crash

A Cessna 206 plane crashed on Admiralty Island, Alaska, on April 8th.

The commuter airplane, owned by Sunrise Aviation based in Wrangell, Alaska, was carrying four people when it went down near Angoon village.

Three people were killed in the crash while the fourth one survived. She was airlifted to a hospital in Juneau.

The crash is under investigation.

Bell 206 Helicopter Crashed in Tennessee; 5 Killed

A Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crashed close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Tennessee, on the afternoon of April 4th.

The helicopter caught fire right after hitting the ground. Five people lost their lives in the crash.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the cause of crash.

Allegiant Air Plane Continues for Safe Landing in Nevada

AllegiantAllegiant Air flight 501 continued for a safe landing at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 30.

The aircraft, en-route from Indianapolis to Las Vegas was reported to have an issue with the right hand engine. The crew shut off the engine and continued for a safe landing.

The plane landed successfully.

All 206 passengers and 6 crew members onboard remained unharmed.

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.

Southwest Airlines Jet Diverts to Tallahassee

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight 206 had to make an emergency landing in Tallahassee, Florida, on November 20.

The plane was en-route from Atlanta to Tampa when it was diverted due to an electrical smell in the cabin.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 143 passengers and 5 crew members remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

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