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Massachusetts-Bound Delta Airlines Plane Encounters Turbulence; 2 Injured

Delta Airlines flight DL-1843 made a safe landing at General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, on September 21st.

The Boeing 737-900 flying from Salt Lake City, Utah, was mid-air when it encountered turbulence.

Two people sustained altitude deviation injuries.

The plane landed safely.

Southwest Airlines Plane Returns to Nevada due to Unreliable Airspeed and Altitude

Southwest Airlines flight WN-3641 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 7th.

The Boeing 737-700 flying to Cleveland, Ohio, had to return due to an unreliable airspeed and the altitude.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Emirates Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Australia after Descending Below Assigned Altitude

EmiratesEmirates Airlines flight EK-407 made a safe emergency landing at Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on July 14th.

The Airbus A380-800 en-route from Auckland, New Zealand was on approach to Melbourne’s runway when it was descended below the minimum assigned altitude, and climbed back after receiving instruction from the ATC.

The plane landed successfully. All people onboard remained unharmed.

An investigation regarding the occurrence has been initiated.

Allegiant Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Arizona after Engine Failure

AllegiantAllegiant Airlines flight 175 made a safe landing at Phoenix- Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa, Arizona, on April 28th.

The aircraft, en-route to Arizona, was mid-air when the crew reported engine failure, and had to struggle hard to gain altitude before landing.

The plane landed successfully. All 137 people onboard remained unharmed.

The incident remains under investigation.

Denver Based Startup Plans Supersonic NYC-London Flights in 3.4 Hours

Boom Technology, a Denver, Colorado, based startup, wants to build a supersonic airplane that will be able to fly at 1,451 miles per hour, i.e. 2.6 times faster than any of the current airliners.

The company says its 40-seater aircrafts, at their cruising altitude of 60,000 feet, will reduce the time to fly from New York to London by half. So for a roundtrip price of $5,000, the travelers will be able to cover this distance in only 3.4 hours. Boom founder Blake Scholl said, “Imagine departing from New York at 6 a.m., and landing at Heathrow by 2:30 p.m. London time… You’ll be able to make afternoon meetings, you can stay until 9:30 p.m., have a full productive day, and and back in New York at 8 p.m. [local time] so you can tuck your kids into bed.”

Pilot Unharmed as Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Saskatchewan

A small plane had to make an emergency landing in a field off Highway 12 near Martensville in Saskatchewan, Canada, on November 6.

The Cessna plane had just taken off from an airfield when the pilot Daniel Cotton decided to land after noticing engine cut out. “I was completely running out of room. I didn’t have enough altitude or airspeed to turn around and come back,” he said.

The plane landed safely. The pilot remained unharmed.

Small Plane Crashed onto Long Island Rail Road Tracks; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

madridcrashA Hawker Beechcraft BE35 plane crashed onto Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tracks at the crossing between Hicksville and Bethpage stations on Long Island, New York, on August 16.

The plane was heading from Francis S. Gabreski Ariport, Westhampton Beach to Morristown when the pilot reported difficulty in maintaining altitude. Authorities said he was attempting to make an emergency landing at Republic Airport, Farmingdale but could not make it to there.

The pilot was killed in the crash while his only passenger, identified as Carl Giordano, 55, of New Vernon, New Jersey, sustained injuries. He was taken to Nassau County University Medical Center.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Regional Airliner Diverts to DuPage for Emergency Landing

United ExpressA SkyWest flight, operating as a United Express, had to make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport, Illinois, on October 20.

Flight 5290, carrying 44 passengers and 3 crew members, was heading from Asheville, North Carolina to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, when the crew reported problems in maintaining the altitude and taking right turns.

The Canadair regional jet CRJ-200 aircraft was then diverted to DuPage where it made a safe emergency landing. SkyWest spokesperson Marissa Snow said, “The flight landed safely and customers were transported to O’Hare.”

The incident remains under investigation by the FAA.

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