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British Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Canada due to Medical Emergency

British airwaysA British Airways flight had to divert and make an emergency landing at St. John’s International Airport, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, on October 13th.

The Boeing 777 was en-route from London to Tampa, Florida, when the crew reported medical emergency aboard.

The plane landed uneventfully.

The passenger was taken for treatment.

LAX Conducts Plane Crash Drill to Test Emergency Response Time

Los Angeles International Airport conducted a full-scale plane crash simulation on April 13th.

The two-hour drill, which was conducted to test the emergency response time, used a Boeing 777 plane that crashed and caught fire in a debris field.

Around 500 emergency personnel, including firefighters, participated in the exercise, while 150 volunteers acted as crash victims.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Scotland

Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-61 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Prestwick, Scotland, on March 31st.

The Boeing 777, en-route from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Toronto, Canada, was mid-air when a passenger reportedly fell ill onboard, prompting the plane to divert to Prestwick.

The plane landed safely.

All passengers aboard remained unharmed.

Air New Zealand Plane Returns to Argentina due to Landing Gear Issue

Air New Zealand flight NZ-31 had to return and make an emergency landing at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 8.

The Boeing 777-200, en-route to Auckland, New Zealand, had to return after it could not retract it’s landing gear. The plane had to dump fuel before landing.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

American Airlines Plane Returns to Heathrow after Medical Emergency

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA109 had to return and make an emergency landing at London’s Heathrow Airport, on January 27.

The Boeing 777 took off for Los Angeles, California, but had to return shortly afterwards after two passengers and several crew members fell ill midair.

The plane, carrying 172 passengers and 16 crew members, landed uneventfully. The patients were evaluated by paramedics.

The airline said, “Our maintenance team conducted a thorough inspection of the aircraft, including a test flight, and found no issues with the Boeing 777-300. Out of an abundance of caution, all of the air filters on the aircraft were replaced.”

Turkish Airlines Plane Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Bomb Threat

Turkish airlinesTurkish Airlines flight TK34 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on January 24.

It is believed that the Boeing 777, heading from Houston, Texas, to Istanbul, Turkey, was diverted after the crew found a note that had ‘bomb’ written on it.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 209 passengers remained unharmed.

Japan Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Narita International Airport

Japan AirlinesA Japan Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Narita International Airport in Japan, on December 29.

It is believed that a sensor component of the Boeing 777’s landing gear was found on the runway after it took off from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The pilots decided to continue the flight and requested emergency assistance at Narita International Airport.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 232 passengers and crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

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