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LGW Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter Plane makes Safe Landing in Germany after Burning Odor

LGW Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter flight AB-6244 made a safe landing at Berlin Tegel Airport, Tegel, Germany, on July 20th.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400 flying on behalf of Air Berlin was about to land when the crew reporting a burning odor in its aft cabin.

The plane landed safely.

All 53 people aboard remained safe.

Small Plane Crash-Lands Near Leesburg Executive Airport, VA

A small plane crash-landed near Leesburg Executive Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia, on April 22nd.

The Sonex experimental plane was heading to Georgia when the pilot decided to return to Leesburg due to bad weather. However, as he was approaching the airport, the plane developed an engine issue, forcing him to crash-land in a field.

The pilot Joseph R. Bryant, 53, of Washington, remained unharmed.

The FAA is investigating.

United Express Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Redding

United ExpressA United Express jet made an emergency landing in Redding, California, on July 13th.

The plane took off for San Francisco, California, but had to return shortly afterwards after its landing gear failed to retract completely.

The plane landed safely. All 53 passengers aboard remained unhurt.

Two French Filmmakers Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Kenya

A small plane crashed in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya, on March 14th.

According to local police chief Jackson Mulupi, “We received a phone call from one of the conservancy members that there was an airplane crash within Sera conservancy. I mobilised officers from Sorilibi and Wamba. We rushed to the scene whereby we found one airplane which was trying to take off but crashed about one kilometer from the airstrip.”

The plane was carrying two French filmmakers at the time; both of them were killed in the crash. They were identified as Pierre Creisson, 53, and Thierry Barbier, 56.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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