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Condor Air Plane Diverts to Greenland due to Smoke in Cabin

Condor Air flight DE-2064 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Sondrestrom Air Base, Greenland, on July 20th.

The Boeing 767-300 flying from Frankfurt, Germany, to Las Vegas, Nevada, had to divert due to smoke in its cabin.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Two F15 Jets Make Emergency Landing at Huntsville International Airport

Two F15 jets made an emergency landing at Huntsville International Airport, Alabama, on October 28th.

The planes were flying from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, to Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, when one of them experienced mechanical issues.

The planes were diverted to Huntsville where they landed safely.

All crew members aboard remained unharmed.

8 Killed after Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes in Baghlan Province

A military helicopter crashed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on October 9th.

The helicopter was supplying a military base when it caught fire and crashed.

There were eight people aboard at the time, including five crew members and three army soldiers; all of them were killed in the crash.

Afghan defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the accident happened due to a technical issue.

Military Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Japan due to Technical Complications

A military aircraft had to divert and make an emergency landing at Yokota Air Base, Fussa, Japan, on September 15th.

The KC-135 Stratotanker was on its routine mission when it encountered some complications mid-air, forcing the pilot to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No one was injured.

Three Killed After Military Transport Plane Crashed in Portugal

A military transport plane crashed and caught fire at Montijo military base, Portugal, on July 11th.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane, carrying seven crew members, was attempting to take off when it crashed.

Three crew members were killed in the crash. Authorities said that at least one other crew member was seriously injured.

Delta Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in South Dakota

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-2845 made a safe landing at Rapid City’s Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, on July 7th.

The Airbus A320-200, flying from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Rapid City Regional Airport, South Dakota, accidentally landed on the airport’s air force base.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

17 Soldiers Killed after Military Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

A military helicopter crashed near the town of Pensilvania in Caldas Department of Colombia, on June 26th.

The helicopter went down while it was travelling from Quibdo city to the military base at Tolemaida.

Seventeen soldiers were killed in the crash. According to President Juan Manuel Santos, “The soldiers were in the region of Uraba on a reconnaissance flight, many of them were experts in drone aircraft, others were supporting military operations against the National Liberation Army guerrillas.”

It is believed that the accident happened due to poor weather conditions.

F-15 Fighter Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Tulsa

An F-15 fighter jet had to make an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, on April 14th.

The plane was one of the two returning from a training session at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Authorities said the pilot decided to divert due to a “minor system malfunction.”

The plane landed uneventfully. No injuries were reported.

Six Dead after Military Plane Crashes in Japan

A military plane crashed on Kyushu island, Japan, after losing contact with the air traffic control on April 6th.

The U-125 plane was carrying six crew members when it disappeared from the radar around 10 kilometers north of Kanoya military air base.

All six people aboard were killed in the crash.

The accident is being investigated.

U.S. Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Tokyo

A U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing at Chofu Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on February 29th.

Authorities said the pilot of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois aircraft, belonging to the 459th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, declared emergency due to an engine warning light. The helicopter was on a routine local flight at the time.

The aircraft landed safely. All nine people aboard remained unhurt.

Four Killed after Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashed into House in East Java

An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house near near Abdul Rahman Saleh air force base in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, on February 10.

Authorities said the plane went down during a routine testing flight after undergoing maintenance.

There were two people aboard the plane, including the pilot Major Ivy Safatillah, and a technician; both of them were killed in the crash.

Authorities confirmed that two people, including a 47-year-old woman and 27-year-old man, who were present in the house at the time of crash were also killed.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Pilot Feared Dead after F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona

An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a remote area near Bagdad, Yavapai County, Arizona, on January 21.

The jet that took off from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, was carrying a student pilot from Taiwan when it went down. Authorities said the pilot was practicing air-to-air combat with an instructor as part of training.

According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke, “All indications lead me to believe that the pilot did not survive the accident…But until we have 100 percent confirmation, we will continue search efforts.”

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

U.S. Air Force Plane Makes Emergency landing at Monterey Regional Airport

A U.S. Air Force KC10 tanker plane made an emergency landing at Monterey Regional Airport, California, on December 8.

Authorities said the plane that took off from Travis Air Force Base, near Fairfield, requested an emergency landing due to smoke in cabin.

The plane landed safely. There were five crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Two Killed as Small Plane Crashes near Colorado Springs Airport

A small plane crashed near Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 9.

The Cirrus SR22 single-engine, low-wing plane had just taken off from the Colorado Springs Airport when it lost power and went down.

There were two people aboard at the time; both of them were killed in the crash. They were identified as Mike Fritzel and Paula Fritzel, both 63.

The FAA was investigating.

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