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Qantas Flight Diverts to Adelaide After Passenger Dies Mid-Air

Qantas flight QF-2 made an emergency landing in Adelaide, Australia, on June 29th.

The plane heading from London, United Kingdom, to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency and subsequently died.

The plane landed safely.

US-Bangla AirlinesFlight BS211 update

Update on the fatal crash of US-Bangla Airlines Flight BS211, a de Havilland Dash 8-400 #S2-AGU that performed flight BS-211 from Dhaka to Kathmandu.

There appear to be 22 survivors of 71 aboard. US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211 crashed on approach to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport, Nepal with 67 passengers and 4 crew aboard: 33 were Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.

Audio between pilots and Air Traffic Control

AviationHerald posted that the Ministry of Tourism reported 39 people died in the accident, 31 were rescued alive. (These numbers will change.)
The pilots aborted their first approach and the flight was cleared to land on runway 20.

The airport reported flight BS211 veered right off the runway and slid for about 300 meters until coming to a rest on a field in flames. The bodies of thirty-one deceased were recovered at the crash site. Eighteen were pronounced dead upon arrival at various hospitals.The General Manager at TIA (airport) Chhetri said “…the plane took a missed approach touching down the fencing area next to the parked planes at the airport.”

Air Traffic Control said “… pilot of Bangladeshi plane repeatedly informed the tower that he was on the right move and proper direction…Then, the plane suddenly took a wrong direction to the west of the Runway 02 threshold and crashed.”

See also: US- Bangla Plane Crashes in Nepal; 39 Killed, others Injured
Monday, March 12, 2018

US- Bangla Plane Crashes in Nepal; 39 Killed, others Injured

US-Bangla Airlines flight BS-211 hit the ground and burst into flames at the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal, on March 12th.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400 was flying from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Kathmandu, Nepal, at the time of the crash.

The plane was carrying 67 passengers and 4 crew members at the time.

At least 39 people lost their lives in the crash, while 31 people were rescued alive with injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Light Plane Crashes in South Australia; 3 Killed

A light plane crashed near the Renmark Aerodrome, Old Calperum, South Australia, on the evening of May 30th.

The Cessna 441 Conquest II was on a routine crew check flight at the time.

All three pilots were killed in the crash.

The decreased were identified as Paul Daw, 65, Martin Scott, 48, and Stephen Guerin, 56.

American Airlines First Officer Dies During Landing in Albuquerque

American Airlines flight AA-1353 made an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 29th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, was on final approach when the captain declared a medical emergency saying, “We’ve got an issue with one of the pilots.”

The plane continued for a safe landing. Emergency services performed CPR on the first officer, however, could not save his life.

The deceased first officer was identified as William “Mike” Grubbs, 58.

The incident is being investigated.

Woman Dies after Commercial Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Montana

A commercial flight made an emergency landing at Billings Logan International Airport in Montana, on May 7th.

The Star Alliance Boeing 737 plane, heading from Chicago, Illinois, to San Francisco, California, was diverted after a woman passed out mid-flight.

The plane landed safely. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death is not known at the moment.

JetBlue Plane Diverts to North Carolina after Medical Emergency

JetBlueA JetBlue plane had to divert and make an emergency landing at Wilmington International Airport, Wilmington, North Carolina, on April 20th.

The plane heading from New York, to Ford Lauderdale, was diverted to when a passenger onboard suffered some medical issue.

The plane landed uneventfully.

The sick passenger died shortly after landing.

Qantas Flight Diverts to Oman due to Medical Emergency

QantasQantas Airways flight QF9 had to make an emergency landing in Oman, on April 8th.

The Airbus A380 plane, heading from Melbourne, Australia, to London, United Kingdom, was diverted after a male passenger suffered a suspected heart attack.

The plane landed safely. However, authorities said the passenger had died before the plane touched down.

Tigerair Plane Diverts to Thailand due to Passenger’s Death

tigerairTigerair flight PR 2177 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, on January 12.

The plane had to divert in emergency after a passenger died mid-air. The passenger has been identified as Mr. Seet Ngow Chai, 58.

The reason of death is assumed to be the passenger’s chronic illness.

The plane landed safely. No one was injured.

American Airlines Plane Diverts to New York after Pilot’s Death Mid-Air

American EagleAmerican Airlines Flight 550 diverted and made an emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, New York, at around 7:13 A.M. on October 17.

The Airbus A320, en-route to Boston, Massachusetts, from Phoenix, Arizona, had to be diverted due to a medical emergency involving death of the pilot, Mr. Johnston, mid-air.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 147 passengers aboard remained unhurt.

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Albuquerque after Co-Pilot Passes Out Mid-Air

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight UA1614 made an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 6.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, heading from Houston, Texas to San Francisco, California, was diverted after the co-pilot fell unconscious.

The plane, carrying around 250 passengers, landed uneventfully.

The co-pilot was immediately shifted to hospital.

Arkefly Flight Diverts to Ottawa International Airport

arkefly-logoAn Arkefly flight had to make an emergency landing at Ottawa International Airport in Ontario, Canada, on August 12th.

The pilots declared medical emergency after a female elderly passenger died on-board. The Amsterdam-bound B787 Dreamliner had just taken off from Toronto Pearson International Airport at the time.

The plane safely landed in Ottawa.

According to public information officer for Ottawa Paramedic Service J.P. Trottier, “The person had no vital signs on board… There were some doctors on board and CPR was started. Upon landing, paramedics took over with other treatments, but she was declared deceased.”

Emirates Flight Diverts to India due to Medical Emergency

EmiratesEmirates flight EK440 had to make an emergency landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India on August 9th.

The plane, heading from Dubai to Adelaide, Australia, was diverted after an elderly passenger, identified by some media sources as B Peter Richard, of Sydney, died onboard.

The plane landed uneventfully and later returned to Dubai due to Adelaide International Airport’s night-time flight restrictions.

The flight was scheduled to depart at 11 p.m.

Passenger Dies Onboard; Germania Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bulgaria

GermaniaA Germania Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria, on February 25.

According to a statement issued by Burgas Airport, the flight, en-route from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Samsun, Turkey, made an emergency stop after an 86-year-old Turkish woman died onboard.

The plane resumed its journey shortly afterwards.

Pilot Killed in a Small Plane Crash in Highlands Ranch, Co

HighlandA SONERAI II LT Experimental plane flying out of Centennial Airport crashed in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, at about 3pm on March 29.

After the pilot suffered difficulty maintaining control, the plane went down in flames in a nose dive away from populated areas.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the pilot was killed in the incident.

The workers at a nearby car wash centre declared the pilot to be a hero as he apparently tried to steer the plane away from local shops and road, before it finally crashed.

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