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Small Plane Crashed in Orleans County, New York

A small plane crashed in a wooded area in Gaines, Orleans County, New York, on August 23rd.

The plane had just taken off from Gaines Valley Aviation Airport when it experienced a mechanical problem and went down.

The pilot, Earl Luce Jr., 64, of Brockport, was the only one aboard. He remained uninjured.

Skippers Aviation Plane Returns to Perth due to Engine Issue

A Skippers Aviation flight made an emergency landing in Perth, Australia, on May 26th.

The plane took off for Leinster, Australia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an engine issue.

The plane landed back safely. There were 50 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.


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UTair Aviation Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow

UTair Aviation flight UT-595 had to return and make an emergency landing in Moscow, Russia, on April 19th.

The Boeing 737-500 plane took off for Usinsk, Russia, but had to turn back after the crew reported issues with the stabilizer.

The plane landed back safely. There were 91 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Aero Contractors Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

Aero Contractors flight NG-316 had to make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 18th.

The plane flying from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, declared an emergency after smoke was noticed in the cabin.

The plane continued for a safe landing. There were 52 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the incident.


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Skippers Aviation Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

A Skippers Aviation plane made an emergency landing in Meekatharra, Australia, on April 18th.

The plane took off for Leinster, Australia, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines.

The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Australia’s TSB is investigating the incident.


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UTair Aviation Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Vnukovo International Airport

UTair Aviation flight UT-258 had to make an emergency landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Russia, on February 13th.

The Boeing 737-500 plane was flying from Saint Petersburg, Russia, when the crew reported a fuel leak and had to shut down one of the engines.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.


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Small Plane Crashes in Jamaica; 2 Killed, 1 Critically Injured

A small plane crashed in Greenwich Town, Kingston, Jamaica, on November 10th.

The plane, belonging to Caribbean Aviation Training Centre, went down when it was carrying two students and an instructor.

The instructor and one of the students were killed in the crash while the other student was critically injured.

The incident is being investigated.


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Jet Airways Flight Diverts to Karachi due to Medical Emergency

Jet AirwaysJet Airways Flight 9W 202 made an emergency landing at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan, on November 7th.

The plane flying from New Delhi, India to Doha, Qatar, was diverted due to a medical emergency.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) confirmed that the plane declared a medical emergency after a passenger’s medical condition became critical. However, the passenger passed away on landing in Karachi.

Peach Aviation Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Hydraulic Failure

peach-aviationPeach Aviation flight MM-504 flight had to return and make an emergency landing in Okinawa, Japan, on October 15th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan, but had to return shortly afterwards due to hydraulic failure.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 118 people aboard remained safe.


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QantasLink Plane Impacts the Tail of another Plane in Australia; Flight Delayed

qantaslinkQantasLink plane hit the tail of a Network Aviation plane on the runway at Paraburdoo Airport, Paraburdoo, Western Australia, on the afternoon of October 5th.

The Boeing 717 taxied along the runway to depart for Perth when its tail struck the tail of another plane.

The plane was grounded and flight was delayed.

The incident remains under investigation.


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Small Plane Crashed into Pompano Beach House; 3 Injured

A small plane crashed into a home located at 925 NE 26th Ave. in Pompano Beach, Florida, on April 25th.

The Hawker Beechcraft 76 plane went down shortly after taking off from Pompano Beach Airpark.

There were two men and a woman aboard the plane at the time; all of them were critically injured. Authorities confirmed that no one on the ground was injured.

The aircraft is registered to Florida Aviation Academy.

The FAA is investigating.


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3 Killed, 1 Injured in Alaska Plane Crash

A Cessna 206 plane crashed on Admiralty Island, Alaska, on April 8th.

The commuter airplane, owned by Sunrise Aviation based in Wrangell, Alaska, was carrying four people when it went down near Angoon village.

Three people were killed in the crash while the fourth one survived. She was airlifted to a hospital in Juneau.

The crash is under investigation.


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UTair Aviation Plane Makes Safe Landing in Russia after Emergency Alarm

UTairUTair Aviation flight UT-247 had to return and make a safe landing at Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia, on March 20.

The Boeing 737-800, flying from Moscow to Surgut, Russia, was mid-air when the crew reported emergency alarm signalling engine vibration, prompting the plane to return.

The plane landed safely.

All 112 people on board remained unharmed.


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EasyJet Plane Returns to the Stand after Spanner was Spotted in the Wing

EasyjetA 25-year-old Swiss passenger prevented a potential aviation disaster after reporting that a spanner was stuck in the plane’s wing.

Just moments before the EasyJet flight EZS1465 was scheduled to take off, Christophe spotted the spanner and immediately told the airline personnel.

According to the airline, “easyJet can confirm that EZS1465 from Geneva to Copenhagen on 4 March retuned to stand prior to departure from Geneva as a result of a passenger informing crew about noticing an object in the wing… In line with our procedures, the captain took the decision to return to stand for it to be investigated. A spanner was discovered and removed and the flight departed with a small delay.”

The incident is being investigated.


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Cargo Plane Crashes into Bay of Bengal; 3 Dead, 1 Injured

A Russian cargo plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, on March 9th.

The Antonov An-26 plane, belonging to True Aviation cargo service, was transporting shrimp from Cox’s Bazar airport to Jessore district, Bangladesh, when it went down. According to airport manager Sadhan Kumar, “Before the crash the pilot sent us a message saying one of the two engines of the plane went out of order… We prepared the airport for its emergency landing but the aircraft could not make its way back here.”

There were four Ukrainian crew members aboard at the time; three of them were killed in the crash while fourth one was injured.

The crash is under investigation.


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Helicopter Crashes into Pearl Harbor; 1 Critically Injured

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed and sunk near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 18.

The private helicopter went down while it was carrying five people, including the pilot and a family of four visiting from Canada.

All five occupants of the aircraft survived the crash. However, one of them – a 16-year-old boy- was trapped underwater and had to be extricated from his seat. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Authorities believe the helicopter belongs to tour operator Genesis Aviation.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the cause of crash.


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Malmo Aviation Plane Returns to Germany due to Gear Problem

Malmo Aviation flight TF-9887 had to return for a safe landing at Cologne Bonn Airport, Cologne, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany on February 13.

The Avro RJ-100, heading from Cologne to Malmo, Sweden, was mid-air when the crew reported some problem with its gear, causing it to return.

The plane landed safely.

All people aboard remained unhurt.


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Airports Stepping Up to Prevent Spread of Zika Virus: ICAO

Airports are enhancing the pest control measures in order to prevent the spread of Zika virus, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said in a statement on February 11.

According to the statement, “The management of the outbreak is currently focused on reducing the populations of the Aedes mosquito that transmit the virus at airports (vector control).”

The ICAO also urged the airlines to follow WHO guidelines regarding testing and use of insecticides for the airplanes.


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Drone Crashes into Empire State Building; Owner Arrested

A drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building in New York, on February 4.

According to the owner Sean Nivin Riddle, 29, all he wanted “was to shoot 5 seconds of video to promote a non-profit”. The drone ended up in a landing on the 35th floor.

No injuries were reported.

Riddle was taken into custody after the incident. He is facing charges of illegal aviation in and over the city, and reckless endangerment.


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Army Apache Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing due to Hydraulic Leak

An Army Reserve Apache helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a rural field near County Road 215 in Grimes County, Texas, on January 28.

The helicopter was flying from Conroe and had just refueled near Bryan-College Station when the pilot noticed a hydraulic leak and decided to make an emergency landing.

There were two people aboard at the time; neither of them were injured.

The helicopter belonging to the 1st Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment was repaired overnight and was able to fly back to Conroe next morning.


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Helicopter Crash-Lands on Long Island; No Injuries Reported

A 2006 Robinson R22 Beta helicopter made a crash-landing near West Riviera Drive and West Alhambra Avenue in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, on January 27.

The incident happened after the helicopter, carrying two people, lost power while returning to the Republic Airport. According to Frank Delia, of the Academy of Aviation, “It was a standard training flight…They were coming from the south practice area, which is off the south shore of Long Island, on their way back to Republic Airport after a successful training flight.”

Both people aboard the aircraft, including the pilot Joseph Lombardo, 26, and his student Ming Chen, 26, remained uninjured.


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Four Soldiers Killed as US Military Helicopter Crashes in Fort Hood

A UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Fort Hood, Texas, on November 23.

Authorities said the aircraft, the 7th Battalion, went down while it was on a routine training mission.

There were four crew members aboard at the time; all of them were killed. They were identified as Sgt. 1st Class Toby A. Childers, 40, of Kansas; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen B. Cooley, 40, of Florida; Sgt.1st Class Jason M. Smith, 35, of Louisiana; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael F. Tharp, 40, of Texas. All of them were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 291st Aviation Regiment, First Army Division West.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

West Wind Aviation Plane makes Crash Landing near River Nile

west wind aviationA West Wind Aviation plane made a crash landing near River Nile, South Sudan, Africa, on November 10.

The Hawker Siddeley HS-780 Andover, en-route from Malakal to Wau, South Sudan, was flying on the behalf of United Nations’ World Food Programme to distribute food.

All 4 crew members survived the crash.

The aircraft was destroyed completely.


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Fort Carson Black Hawk Crashes in Douglas County

helicoptersaop1A military chopper made a hard landing in U.S. Forest Service land, south of Rampart Range Road and Colorado 67, in Douglas County, Colorado, on September 2.

The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter took off from Fort Carson and was on a routine training flight when it went down.

There were 4 soldiers on-board at the time; all of them were injured. They were taken to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

The incident is being investigated.


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2nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s Chopper Makes Emergency Landing in South Korea

chopperA chopper, belonging to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, made an emergency landing near Camp Humphreys, located close to South Korea’s Anjeong-ri and Pyeongtaek metropolitan areas, on August 24.

The OH –58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter was on a routine maintenance flight around the camp when it had to land in emergency.

Both pilots sustained minor injuries.

The cause of emergency landing is not clear at the moment.

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