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Southwest Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Houston

Southwest Airlines flight WN-289 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Houston, Texas, on February 18th.

The Boeing 737-700 plane heading from Belize to Denver, Colorado, was diverted due to loss of cabin pressure.

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

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

A small plane made an emergency landing at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Florida, on April 28th.

The plane was flying from Belize to Tampa, Florida, when the pilot declared an emergency reporting that the left main gear wheel was missing.

The plane landed safely. Chief Operating Officer of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Mark Stuckey, said, “Luckily when it did land, the aircraft did not catch fire, there were sparks but it safely skidded into the grass.”

There were four people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Cessna Forced Landing off Coast of Belize

What: Tropic Air Cessna Caravan
Where: The emergency landing occurred 20 feet off the coast of Belizean Beach, Belize
When: 9:40 a.m. minutes after taking off from the Municipal Airstrip
Who: Skillful landing by experienced pilot 33-year-old Roy Bradley prevented fatalities. The four Texans en route to Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) were Jonathon Brady, Lindsay Brady, David Yorke and Gay Yorke.
Why: The engine quit, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in the Caribbean Sea. Tropic Air says that the Cessna had a six month old engine.

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