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Small Plane Crash-Lands at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

A small plane crash-landed at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Jefferson County, Colorado, on September 1st.

Authorities said the pilot of the Cessna 210 plane radioed about a possible belly landing due to a landing gear malfunction.

There were two people aboard, including the pilot and a passenger; both of them remained unharmed.

Plane Crash-Lands Near Punta Gorda Airport

A SNJ5 Navy trainer plane crash-landed in a cow pasture near Punta Gorda Airport, Florida, on April 1st.

Authorities said the plane was attempting to land at the airport when it lost power and made a belly landing.

The pilot remained uninjured while the co-pilot received minor scratches.

The incident is being investigated.

Taban Air Plane’s Landing Gear Collapses in Ardabil, Iran

Taban Air flight HH-6243 suffered a gear collapse during landing at Ardabil Airport, Iran, on March 27th.

The Boeing 737-400 plane was coming from Mashhad, Iran, when its right hand main gear collapsed.

There were 163 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The plane sustained considerable damage.

Air Services Limited Plane Crash-Lands in Guyana

An Air Services Limited plane crash-landed at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana, on March 27th.

The incident happened when Cessna 172 plane was performing a training flight.

There were two people aboard at the time, including the pilot and a trainee; both of them remained unharmed.

Authorities said the plane’s landing gear sustained damage in the incident.

Royal Jordanian Airlines Plane Veers Off Runway in Iraq

Royal Jordanian Airlines flight RJ-800 veered off runway at Sulaimaniyah International Airport, Iraq, on March 4th.

The incident happened when the Embraer ERJ-175 plane was coming from Amman, Jordan.

There were 30 people aboard at the time; the airline confirmed that none of them were injured.

Air Canada Plane Veers Off Runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Air Canada flight AC-623 veered off runway during landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, on February 25th.

The incident happened when the Airbus A320-200 plane coming from Halifax, Canada, was attempting to land in low visibility.

All 112 people on board remained safe.

Plane Crashes into Long Island Sound; 3 Rescued, 1 Missing

A small plane crashed into Setauket Harbor, Long Island Sound, New York, on February 20.

The Piper PA-28 was flying from Massachusetts when it lost engine power, prompting the pilots to make a crash-landing.

There were four people aboard at the time, including the student pilot Austricio Ramirez who was flying the plane when it began experiencing issues, and the instructor pilot Nelson Gomez who took over the control afterwards and landed the plane in Setauket Harbor.

Authorities said Ramirez, Gomez, and a third passenger Wady Perez were rescued by the officers. The fourth person, identified as 23-year-old Gerson Salmon-Negron, remains missing.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

British Airways Jet Crash-Lands in South Africa; No injuries Reported

British airwaysBritish Airways jet crash-landed at O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 26.

The Boeing 737-400 plane, operating as Comair flight BA6234, was flying from Port Elizabeth, Cape Town when its left landing gear collapsed upon landing.

There were 94 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

An airline spokesperson confirmed the incident and said, “Comair and the relevant authorities will be conducting the necessary investigation over the coming days and weeks. As soon as more information is on hand we will be releasing it to the media.”

Vintage Spitfire Makes Crash-Landing in Woodchurch Fields

vintageA vintage Spitfire plane made a crash-landing in a field in Woodchurch, Kent, England, on the morning of September 7.

The plane crashed when the 68-year-old pilot, identified as Rob Davies MBE, was trying to make an emergency landing due to engine failure.

The plane sustained significant damage.

The pilot remained safe and walked away after the crash.

Small Plane Crash-Lands in Florida Everglades; 2 Injured

A Lancair LNC 4 aircraft crash-landed onto a levee in the Everglades, near Broward-Palm Beach county line, Florida, on August 30.

The four-seater aircraft, which took off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and was heading to Lynchburg, Virginia, crash-landed due to engine failure. Authorities said the aircraft cartwheeled and burst into flames upon landing.

There were 2 people aboard the plane, including the 52-year-old pilot Ken McKenzie and his 50-year-old wife Sonia. Both of them sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said the pilot had reported low oil pressure shortly after the plane departed from Fort Lauderdale airport.

7 Injured as U.S. Military Helicopter Crash-Lands in Japan

helicopterA U.S. military chopper crash-landed around 20 miles east of Okinawa Island in Japan at around 1:46 p.m. on August 12th.

The incident happened when the UH-60 Black Hawk, carrying 17 people, was on a training mission. According to the U.S. Pacific Command, it crash-landed on the USNS Red Cloud cargo vessel.

Seven people were injured and were taken to a U.S. naval hospital on the Island.

The cause of incident is being investigated.

Small Plane Crashed in California; Pilot Killed

yardA single-engine Beechcraft BE35 crashed into the yard of a house in Riverside, California, on the afternoon of July 26.

The accident happened when the pilot was trying to an make emergency landing at Riverside Municipal Airport, California, due to engine malfunction.

The plane caught fire after hitting the yard. The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The FAA and NTSB were investigating the accident.

Small Plane Crashed into Chautauqua County Woods; Pilot Injured

A small plane crashed into woods near Waite Road in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, at 11:30 A.M. on July 16.

The single-engine Cessna 162 crashed while the pilot was trying to return to Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport, New York, after facing some mechanical issue.

The pilot, identified as Francis Emmerling, 66, was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. It is believed that Emmerling was the only person aboard.

The FAA and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

Small Plane Makes Crash-Landing in NY Cornfield; Pilot Injured

A small plane made crash-landing in a cornfield in Milford town, New York on the morning of July 6.

The plane, travelling from Oneonta Municipal Airport in New York, had to be landed in emergency after it developed an engine problem.

The pilot, identified as Edward Schoene, 55, sustained injuries and was taken to hospital.

The FAA is investigating the accident.

Small Plane Crash-Lands in British Columbia; Pilot Injured

A small, single-engine plane crash-landed at highway 97 in British Columbia, Canada on July 7.

The plane had just taken off from Oliver in British Columbia, when it lost power and hit a semi-truck while trying to land on the highway. It burst into flames afterwards.

The pilot sustained second and third degree burns and was rushed to hospital. He was identified as Todd Lewendon, 46, of Surrey, England.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause.

Beechcraft Musketeer Airplane Crash-Landed at Long Beach Airport

A Beechcraft C23 Musketeer airplane crash-landed at Long Beach Airport in California, on the night of June 18.

Authorities said the plane was attempting to land at the runway but rammed into a perimeter fence just before touching the approach end.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating the cause of crash.

Air Canada Jet Crash Lands at Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Air CanadaAir Canada flight 624 crash landed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, located in Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 29.

The plane took off from Toronto and was attempting to landing at Halifax International Airport during a snow storm when it skidded off the runway.

There were 133 passengers and 5 crew members aboard at the time. The airline confirmed that 23 people were taken to hospital and that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

It is believed that the aircraft clipped a power line, resulting in power outage at the airport. However, the airport officials did not confirm this.

The cause of accident is under investigation.

Small Plane Crash-Lands Near Hayward Executive Airport

Small planeA small plane crash landed on the Skywest Golf Course in Hayward, California, on the afternoon of February 15.

According to Hayward Fire Capt. Don Nichelson, the plane departed from Hayward Executive Airport but had to crash-land shortly afterwards, due to power loss.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured.

The incident is being investigated.

Small Plane Crash-Lands at Rapid City Regional Airport

Rapid city airportA single-engine propeller plane crash-landed at Rapid City Regional Airport, South Dakota, on the night of February 6.

The incident happened when the pilot and his wife were flying from Wyoming to Wisconsin.

Authorities said the aircraft’s electrical system malfunctioned around 80 miles from Rapid City. The pilot and his wife then used their iPads to navigate to the airport in the dark.

Landing gear could not be deployed due to the electrical system failure and the plane had to land on its belly. Fire officials said sparks were shooting from the fuselage as the plane skidded on the runway.

Both occupants of the plane remained unharmed. Their identities have not yet been released.

The incident is under investigation.

Cargo Plane Crash-Lands in Northwest Kansas

Key Lime AirA twin engine plane, registered to Key Lime Air, crash landed near Roads 10 and 71 in Sherman County, Kansas, on the morning of January 21.

The plane, carrying UPS cargo, experienced engine troubles and was trying to make it to the Goodland Municipal Airport when it crash landed.

Key Lime Air confirmed the incident saying, “Key Lime Air received confirmation that one of our twin engine cargo aircraft experienced an unexpected engine anomaly in flight. The flight was operated with a single pilot and no passengers. The aircraft landed safely at an off-airport location close to Goodland, KS, without incident. There are no injuries to the pilot. Key Lime Air will be conducting a thorough examination of the aircraft in order to determine the cause of the anomaly.”

Small Plane Crash-Lands in San Luis Obispo County

small planeA small plane crash landed on a private property near Gifford Ranch Road, south of Highway 166 in San Luis Obispo County, California, on January 16.

The authorities said the pilot reported engine troubles and informed San Luis Obispo Airport authorities that he would try to make an emergency landing at Highway 166. However, the communication was then disrupted and the plane was found in an upside down position in a riverbed near the highway.

There were 2 people aboard the plane at the time of incident; both of them remained uninjured. They were identified as the pilot John Charles Butler, 76, of Phoenix, Arizona and his passenger Pamela Butler Zirion, 67, of San Luis Obispo.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Jet Skids Off the Runway in Ghana

Ethiopian airlinesEthiopian Airlines cargo flight ETEQV, operated by Asky Airlines, crash landed in Accra, Ghana, at around 10 a.m. on January 10.

The Boeing 737, en-route from Lome, Togo to Accra, Ghana, skidded during landing at the runway of Kotoka International Airport.

There were 3 people aboard the plane; all of them survived the accident. Authorities said they were taken to the 37 Military Hospital, Accra, for medical treatment and were later discharged.

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority is investigating.

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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