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Light Plane Crashes in South Australia; 3 Killed

A light plane crashed near the Renmark Aerodrome, Old Calperum, South Australia, on the evening of May 30th.

The Cessna 441 Conquest II was on a routine crew check flight at the time.

All three pilots were killed in the crash.

The decreased were identified as Paul Daw, 65, Martin Scott, 48, and Stephen Guerin, 56.

Small Plane Crashed in Wallingford, Connecticut; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

A small plane crashed near Meriden Markham Municipal Airport in Wallingford, Connecticut, on April 24th.

Authorities said that Joseph Tomanelli, 56, and his son Daniel Tomanelli, 21, were practicing takeoffs and landings when the plane went down.

Joseph Tomanelli was killed in the crash while his son was injured.

The incident is being investigated.

Scandinavian Airlines Flight Returns to Copenhagen due to Cargo Smoke Indication

Scandinavian Airlines flight SK-995 had to return and make an emergency landing in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 4th.

The Airbus A340-300 plane took off for Beijing, China, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew received a cargo smoke indication.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 56 people aboard remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Austrian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cabin Pressure Issues

Austrian Airlines flight OS-917 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Linz, Austria, on January 7th.

The plane heading from Vienna to Salzburg, Austria, was diverted due to issues with cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely. All 56 people aboard remained unharmed.

SkyWest Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Durango

SkyWestSkyWest Airlines flight OO-5849 had to make an emergency landing in Durango, Colorado, on July 25th.

The plane flying from Denver, Colorado, was preparing to land in Durango when the crew reported a problem with nose landing gear.

The crew used an alternate gear extension system and landed safely. All 56 people aboard remained uninjured.

Air India Plane Returns to India after Engine Shut Down

airindialogoAir India flight AI-247 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, India, on July 19th.

The Airbus A319-100 en-route to Kathmandu, Nepal had to return after the crew had to shut down on of its engines, mid-air.

The plane landed safely.

All 56 passengers and 7 crew members remained safe.

1 Killed, 1 Injured as Small Plane Crashes at North Little Rock Municipal Airport

A small plane crashed at North Little Rock Municipal Airport, Arkansas, on May 5th.

Authorities said the Cessna 310 aircraft went down while the pilot was trying to return to the airport due to a mechanical issue.

The pilot Daniel Shure, 30, was injured while his only passenger was killed. The deceased was identified as Doyle G. Reynolds, 56, of Jefferson, Arkansas.

The accident is being investigated.

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.

Pilot Feared Dead after F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona

An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a remote area near Bagdad, Yavapai County, Arizona, on January 21.

The jet that took off from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, was carrying a student pilot from Taiwan when it went down. Authorities said the pilot was practicing air-to-air combat with an instructor as part of training.

According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke, “All indications lead me to believe that the pilot did not survive the accident…But until we have 100 percent confirmation, we will continue search efforts.”

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

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