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Small Plane Crash-Lands in Surprise, AZ; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

A 1956 Beech G35 plane crash-landed in Surprise, Arizona, on May 7th.

Authorities said the pilot managed to land in a greenbelt area inside a gated community for elderly people.

There were two people aboard the plane at the time; one of them was killed while the other one was critically injured. The deceased was identified as Joshua Merrill, 31, of Peoria.

The incident is being investigated.

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AirAsia Plane Diverts due to Medical Emergency

AirAsia ZestAn AirAsia plane made an emergency landing in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, on January 7.

Authorities said the plane, heading from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was diverted due to a medical emergency. It is believed that an elderly woman passenger suffered from severe chest pain mid air.

The plane landed safely. All 286 passengers remained unhurt.

The 71-year-old passenger was rushed to a hospital in Guindy, along with two attendants.

The flight resumed after half an hour.

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Air Berlin Jet Diverts to Turkey to Kick Out Elderly Woman for Using Wrong Toilet

air berlinAn Air Berlin flight made an emergency landing at Erzurum Airport in Turkey, on October 21.

The pilot requested an emergency landing after an elderly Slovakian woman used the toilet reserved for business class travelers. The plane was en-route from Vienna, Austria to Abu Dhabi, UAE at the time. According to Edita Kmetova, 60, she got sick mid-flight and had to use business class toilet because economy class toilet was already in use. When she came out, the pilot, business class passengers, and stewardesses confronted her and handcuffed her for the rest of the flight.

The plane landed safely in Erzurum. According to the airport manager Abubekir Özcan, he asked the crew to un-cuff her and took her for questioning. However, since she had no criminal record, she was released.

Özcan also said he had requested the pilot to allow Kmetova to continue her journey as she had no money and looked devastated. But the pilot took off without her.

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.”

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Ryanair Jet Diverted to Dublin Airport After Passenger Fell Sick Mid-Air

RyanairRyanair flight FR-8422 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on August 14th.

The plane was en-route from Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, to Edinburgh, United Kingdom, when a female elderly passenger fell ill, prompting the crew to declare an emergency.

The plane landed uneventfully and the patient was immediately shifted to hospital.

The plane departed again after a short delay.

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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.

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