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American Airlines Plane Diverts to Canada after Engine Failure

american airlinesAn American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at Stephenville Airport in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on August 27.

The Airbus 330-300, heading from Italy to North Carolina, was diverted after one of its engines failed.

The plane, carrying no passengers and only 3 crew members, landed safely. No injuries were reported.

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US Airways Jet Hits Runway Lights in Charlotte; No Injuries

US AirwaysA US Airways jet, performing flight 1851, hit runway lights while trying to land in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 15.

Authorities said the Airbus A321 was coming from Atlanta, Georgia, when the pilot reported wind shear. The plane then hit the runway lights while trying to land, damaging the underside of its tail.

There were 153 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The U.S. accident investigators have launched an inquiry into the incident.

Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Hyderabad

air indiaAir India flight AI-544 made an emergency landing at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, on August 11th.

The Airbus 319, carrying 102 passengers including TDP MLAs Bonda Uma Maheswara Rao, Modugula Venugopala Reddy and Chintamaneni Prabhakar, AP Intelligence chief AB Venkateswara Rao and some other prominent officials, was forced to land in emergency after the pilots noticed a technical snag.

The plane landed safely and everyone aboard remained unharmed.

The flight was en-route from Delhi to Vijayawada via Hyderabad.

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Brazil’s Call for Change: A320 Crash

One day after a TAM Airlines Airbus A320 crashed in Brazil, killing at least 189 people, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations chimed in on Wednesday, “Runways around the world have inadequate overrun areas.”

The airbus was trying to land on a wet runway at Sao Paulo Cagonhas Airport, and when they were unable to stop, they took off again.

The airbus managed to clear the airport fence and a highway. However it crashed into a gas station and a building then exploded into flame.

IFALPA said, Runway-end safety areas should be established at all airports with airline operations, with an overrun space at least 800 feet long or an arrestor system that could halt an errant aircraft.

The 6,362-foot runway in question has often been criticized as being too short.

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Almost 200 Feared Dead in Air Crash

Brazilian officials now fear at least 195 people are dead from Tuesday night’s jetliner crash in Sao Paulo. The TAM airlines Airbus-320 was on a domestic flight to Sao Paulo from the southern city of Porto Alegre when it skidded off the end of the rain-slicked runway, crashed into a gas station and a building and burst into flames.

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