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Two Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Dorset, England

A small plane crashed near Shaftesbury in Dorset, England, on August 26th.

Authorities said the Tiger Moth plane went down near Compton Abbas Airfield.

There were two people aboard at the time, including the 64-year-old pilot and a 67-year-old passenger. Both of them were killed in the crash.

Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the cause of crash.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Southern England

A small plane had to make an emergency landing in a field near Henstridge Airfield in Marnhull, Dorset County, England, on August 27th.

The TB10 Tobago carrying 4 people including the pilot had to be landed after its engine caught fire.

All 4 people onboard escaped safely.

Suspicious Man Rams Pickup Truck into Southwest Plane in Nebraska

southwest_airlines_logoA man wearing boxers scaled a fence and rammed into a pickup truck into a Southwest airplane at Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Nebraska, on August 25th.

The aircraft was bound for Denver, Colorado, when the man drove the truck and rammed it into the plane’s nose gear.

Two crew members and one passenger sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The man was taken into police custody for further investigation.

Airlander 10 Crashes During Test Flight in England

310430D500000578-3438477-The_Airlander_produces_60_of_its_lift_aerostatically_by_being_li-a-2_1455015229232Airlander 10, the world’s largest aircraft, crashed during its test flight at Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire, England, UK, on the morning of August 24th.

The plane crashed during its second test flight after having been revamped.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

Spirit Airlines Flight Diverts to Nebraska due to Medical Emergency

spiritSpirit Airlines plane had to divert and make an emergency landing at Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Nebraska, on August 1st.

The aircraft was flying from Minneapolis to Denver, when it had to divert after a child onboard had a medical emergency.

The plane landed uneventfully.

The child was taken to hospital.

Southwest Airlines Plane Diverts to Nebraska due to Engine Problem

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight WN-1797 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Nebraska, on June 1st.

The Boeing 737-700, heading from Phoenix, Arizona, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, was mid-air when the crew reported a problem with one of its engines.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All people onboard remained unharmed.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

Allegiant Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Alabama

Allegiant Air Flight 872 made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 12.

The plane took off from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, and was en-route to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, when the crew reported an electrical odor in the cabin and requested an emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 153 passengers and 6 crew members remained safe.

The plane was taken for inspection.

Small Plane Crashed in South Africa; Three Killed

A small plane crashed in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 2nd.

Authorities said the Piper PA-32 plane took off from Brakpan Airfield, and was heading to Limpopo Province when it crashed into shacks in Watville.

There were three people aboard at the time, including the pilot and two Austrian tourists, all of them were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Pilot Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Iowa

A small plane crashed in the median of Interstate 29, north of downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, on December 10.

The Piper Malibu Meridian single-engine plane had just taken off from Eppley Airfield when it started experiencing some issues. Authorities said the pilot radioed to the airport and sought permission to return for an emergency landing, however, the plane clipped a power line and went down.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as John Rogers, 65, of Omaha.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

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