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Cargo Plane Crash in South Sudan; 41 Killed

A cargo plane crashed into a hill at the banks of White Nile River in Juba, South Sudan, on November 4.

The Allied Services Limited Antonov AN-12B, was carrying 12 passengers and 5 crew members from Juba, to Paloich, at the time.

Among the 12 passengers and 5 crew members aboard, only 2 people survived. According to the police, the crash took lives of 41 people, including the local residents.

Preliminary investigations reveal the accident occurred due to over-load.

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Airbus A400M Atlas Cargo Plane Crashes in Spain; 4 Dead

An Airbus A400M Atlas Cargo plane crashed near San Pablo airport in Seville, Spain on May 9.

The military aircraft was attempting an emergency landing when it crashed into a pylon.

There were 6 people aboard the aircraft at the time; 4 of them were killed while the others were injured.

Authorities said the aircraft was on a test flight and was scheduled to be delivered to Turkey in June.

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Air France Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Halifax Airport

Air FranceAir France cargo plane, operating flight 6738, had to make an emergency landing at Halifax International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 14.

The Boeing 777 plane, heading from Paris to Chicago, was forced to land in emergency after one of its two engines lost power.

The plane landed uneventfully at around 9:35 p.m.

There were 3 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

The incident is being investigated.

Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Hamilton

Hamilton International AirportA DC-10-30F cargo plane had to return and make an emergency landing at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Ontario, Canada, on at about 5:30 p.m. on February 11.

Emergency was declared aboard the plane, owned by Kelowna Flightcraft, after the crew reported “an abnormal smell” in the cockpit. The flight was heading from Hamilton to Calgary at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully and all 3 crew members on-board remained unharmed.

According to Company spokesperson Grant Stevens, a burnt out electrical component is believed to be the cause of smell.

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2 Killed as Cargo Plane Crashes in South Sudan

A cargo plane, chartered by Lutheran World Federation (LWF), crashed at an airstrip in Jonglei state of South Sudan on the morning of November 14

The accident happened when the plane was travelling from Juba to Panyagor. The director of Jonglei state’s Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, Gabriel Deng Ajak confirmed that the cargo plane was carrying relief supplies for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Two people were killed in the accident while the third person aboard was injured. The survivor was immediately taken to hospital. The crash also killed at least 10 goats and damaged the nearby houses.

The cause of accident is not clear at the moment.

Cargo Plane in Emergency Landing at Chicago Rockford International Airport

UPSA UPS cargo plane, en-route from Ontario, California to Louisville, Kentucky, had to make an emergency landing at the Chicago Rockford International Airport, Illinois, at about 11 p.m. on September 10.

The pilot decided to land in emergency after a hydraulic fault was discovered in the aircraft.

The plane landed uneventfully and all 4 people aboard remained unhurt. The cargo packages were transferred to another plane for timely delivery.

The plane was taken for inspection.

The FAA is investigating.

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7 killed as Ukrainian Cargo Plane Crashed in Algeria

A Russian-built Antonov An-12 Ukrainian cargo plane crashed near Algeria’s Tamanrasset airport, at 2:40 a.m. local time, just 3 minutes after takeoff on the morning of August 30.

The plane, carrying 7 people, was transporting oil equipment from Glasgow, Scotland, to Equatorial Guinea and had a layover at Tamanrasset.

Algerian transportation ministry confirmed that no one aboard the plane survived the crashed. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

Rescuers responded at the crash site in the mountainous southeastern Algeria, about 15 kilometers south of the airport, immediately after the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Alaska Passenger Jet Almost Collided with Cargo Plane Over Fire Island

AlaskaAccording to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a passenger jet and a cargo plane had a ‘near miss’, after they were recorded to be less than a quarter mile apart over Fire Island, New York, on May 27.

The Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 was about to land at the runway #15 of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at about 3:08 p.m. when the air traffic controllers asked the pilot to ‘go-around’. The instruction was given to avoid a Sand Point-bound Ace Air Cargo Beechcraft 1900, which was taking off from the airport.

The passenger jet swerved off towards right; the cargo plane also took off and turned in the same direction. Above Fire Island, the aircrafts crossed each other at the same elevation within a quarter mile distance.

The Alaska airlines flight 135 landed without incident and all 143 passengers and 5 crew members remained unharmed.
NTSB has launched an investigation, led by a senior air traffic control specialist, based in Washington D.C. According to NTSB spokesperson Clint Johnson, “He’s going to be reviewing radar data, he’s going to be reviewing the conversations between the two pilots, the two flight crews and air traffic control and also looking at policies and procedures to look and document the circumstances that led up to this incident.”

Vensecar Airline’s Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Trinidad

Vensecar AirlineA Vensecar Airline’s cargo plane had to return and make an emergency landing in Trinidad at about 8:45 p.m. on May 26, due to hydraulic problems.

The decision for emergency landing was made shortly after the Boeing 727 cargo aircraft took off from Piarco International Airport and was on its way to Venezuela.

According to the officials, the pilot declared full emergency at about 8:26 p.m. after he discovered trouble with the plane’s hydraulic system. The Venezuelan-registered plane was then turned back towards Piarco International Airport where it made an uneventful emergency landing.

Full emergency protocol was deployed at the airport with all the supporting agencies on stand-by.

The aircraft is being examined by the CAA and the Vensecar Airline crews.

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