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Small Plane Crashed in Potter County, PA; 3 Killed

A Piper PA-28 plane crashed in Potter County, Pennsylvania, on October 16th.

The plane was heading from Richmond International Airport, Virginia, to St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport, Ontario, Canada, when it went down in Keating Township.

Three were three people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. They were identified as 18-year-old Cory Mijac, 25-year-old Rifat Tawig, and 18-year-old Benjamin Jeffries. All of them were from Ontario, Canada.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

8 Killed after Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes in Baghlan Province

A military helicopter crashed in Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, on October 9th.

The helicopter was supplying a military base when it caught fire and crashed.

There were eight people aboard at the time, including five crew members and three army soldiers; all of them were killed in the crash.

Afghan defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the accident happened due to a technical issue.

Helicopter Crashes in Nepal; 7 Killed

Fishtail AirA Fishtail Air helicopter crashed at Bhatine Danda in Nuwakot district of Nepal, on August 8th.

The helicopter went down while it was transporting a five-year-old girl to Kathmandu for medical treatment.

There were seven people aboard at the time, including the baby and her family members; all of them were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

1 Killed, 3 Injured as Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia

A Bell 206 helicopter crashed in Paniai district of Papua Province, Indonesia, on June 4th.

The aircraft went down when it was transporting three passengers from Nabire to a mining site in Degewo.

The pilot was killed in the crash while the passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries. Spokesperson of Indonesia’s national police Agus Rianto said, “We have evacuated the passengers to the nearby city of Nabire so they could get medical treatment.”

The cause of crash is being investigated.

American Airlines Plane Diverts to Virginia due to Flaps Problem

American EagleAmerican Airlines flight AA-2293 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia, on May 7th.

The Boeing 737-800, en-route from Texas, to District of Columbia, was preparing to land at Ronald Reagan Airport when the crew reported problems with its flaps, prompting it to divert.

The plane landed successfully.

All people onboard remained unharmed.

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Germany due to Gear Issue

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight UA-53 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt, Germany, on April 24th.

The Boeing 767-400, en-route from Zurich, Switzerland, to District of Columbia, USA, was mid-air above France when the crew detected retraction problem with its nose gear, prompting it to divert to Frankfurt.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers aboard remained safe.

The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

Military Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia; 12 Killed

A military helicopter crashed during an enemy chase mission in Poso District, Sulawesi, Indonesia, on March 20.

The Bell 412-EP was on its mission to capture Indonesia’s most wanted militant Abu Wardah Santoso when it went down and crashed.

At least 12 soldiers and officials aboard the helicopter lost their lives and one soldier went missing.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Yamal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Russia due to Missing Wheel

Yamal AirlinesYamal Airlines flight YC-145 had to return and make an emergency landing in Tyumen, Ural Federal District, Russia, on March 9.

The Boeing 737-400, heading from Tyumen to Novy Urengoy, Russia, had to return shortly afterwards after one of its main wheels was reported missing.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 155 people aboard remained unhurt.

The incident is under investigation.

Cargo Plane Crashes into Bay of Bengal; 3 Dead, 1 Injured

A Russian cargo plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, on March 9th.

The Antonov An-26 plane, belonging to True Aviation cargo service, was transporting shrimp from Cox’s Bazar airport to Jessore district, Bangladesh, when it went down. According to airport manager Sadhan Kumar, “Before the crash the pilot sent us a message saying one of the two engines of the plane went out of order… We prepared the airport for its emergency landing but the aircraft could not make its way back here.”

There were four Ukrainian crew members aboard at the time; three of them were killed in the crash while fourth one was injured.

The crash is under investigation.

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