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Small Plane Makes Belly Landing at Crystal River Airport, FL

A small plane made an emergency landing at Crystal River Airport, Florida, on September 15th.

Authorities said the plane experienced power loss and landing gear problems before making a belly landing at the airport.

There were four people aboard at the time, including the pilot and three passengers. All of them remained unharmed.

Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

A SkyWest/United Express Canadair CRJ made a belly landing at Los Angeles International Airport with the left main gear not fully extended. None of the 43 aboard reported injury. The video below shows sparks on landing, with the commentators realizing on air there were not 4 aboard but a full plane. The video has been cut so that you do not see the landing initially, but eventually they show the friction of the landing. News of the incident was released without the flight number, origin or destination.

The incident occurred at 8:23 a.m.

The CRJ is a regional commuter. Passengers were able to disembark normally, without slides, and were bussed to the terminal. Emergency services were standing by.

Plane Crash Landed at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Fokker-belly landingA Fokker 50 turboprop plane, operated by Skyward International Aviation, crash landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, early morning on January 4.

The authorities said the plane, en-route from Wajir to Nairobi, landed on its belly due to landing gear failure. None of the 6 people aboard was injured.

The flight operations were temporarily halted at the airport and all incoming flights were diverted to Mombasa airport. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) later released a statement saying, “Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has concluded the inspection of the runway at JKIA. JKIA Runway 6 has been cleared by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and is now open. Arrival and Departure flight operations have resumed.”

According to the local media reports, the aircraft was struck by birds upon take off, one of which got stuck in the landing gear mechanism.

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