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Aeroflot Flight Encounters Severe Turbulence Near Bangkok; 25 Injured

Aeroflot flight SU-270 encountered severe turbulence near Bangkok, Thailand, on May 1st.

The Boeing 777-300 plane flying from Moscow, Russia, was descending toward Bangkok when it hit clear air turbulence that injured 25 passengers.

The plane continued for a safe landing. The injured were taken to hospitals.

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American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

American Airlines flight 534 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Missouri, on February 9th.

Authorities said the plane heading from Columbus, Ohio, to Phoenix, Arizona, was diverted for a security check.

The plane landed safely. There were 113 passengers and 5 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The plane was cleared after a thorough inspection and was able to depart for Phoenix.

AirBaltic Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Clear Air Turbulence Injures Three

AirBalticAirBaltic flight BT-211 had to make an emergency landing at Berlin Tegel Airport, Germany on November 24.

The Boeing 737-300, flying from Riga, Latvia, declared emergency after it encountered severe clear air turbulence that injured a flight attendant and two passengers.

The plane landed uneventfully. Authorities said one passenger was taken to hospital with a fractured leg while the other passenger and crew member were treated at the airport.

The flight was carrying 59 passengers and 5 crew members at the time.

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2 Killed as Small Plane Crashed into Lake in Orlando

A Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed into Clear Lake in Orlando, Florida, on November 20.

The six-seater aircraft, carrying two people, took off from Orlando Executive Airport but crashed just fifteen minutes later into the lake located off Rio Grande Avenue.

Both occupants of the plane, including a man who appeared to be in his 50s and a teenage girl, were killed in the crash.

Authorities said the plane was en-route to Gainesville, Texas, at the time.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating.

Qatar Airways Plane Makes Safe Landing in Philippines

qatar airwaysQatar Airways flight QR-932 made an emergency landing in Manila, Philippines, on September 5.

The Boeing 777-300 was en-route to Manila from Doha, Qatar, when it faced clear air turbulence causing emergency landing.

Five people aboard including 3 children and 2 flight attendants sustained injures as they were not wearing seat-belts.

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