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Commutair Plane Returns to New York after Engine Failure

CommutAirCommutair flight C5-4968/ UA-4968 had to return and make an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Cheektowaga, New York, on June 14th.

The de Havilland Dash 8-200, en-route to Washington DC, on behalf of United Airlines, had to return when the crew noticed an engine failure just after it took off. The engine had to be shut down.

The plane landed safely.

All 40 people aboard remained unhurt.

Piper PA-28 Crash Landed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport

PiperA fixed wing, single-engine Piper PA-28 aircraft crash-landed on its belly in the parking lot of Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Cheektowaga, New York, at around 3 p.m. on August 14.

The incident happened shortly after the plane took off for a tourist flight with 3 people aboard, including a pilot and 2 tourists. According to NFTA spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer, the plane apparently lost power due to which it crash landed. “The full investigation that will be conducted by the FAA will determine the actual cause, but the preliminary cause is being given as a loss of power,” he said.

The pilot, identified as Anastasiia Goldowsky, 31, sustained minor injuries, and was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. She was released after treatment by evening.

Both the tourists remained unhurt. They were identified as Bing Shen, 39, and his 6-year-old son, Qiain.

The plane is registered to Prior Aviation, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

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