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Smoke From APU Prompts Evacuation of Bhutan Airlines Plane at Kolkata Airport

Bhutan Airlines flight B3-700 was evacuated at Kolkata Airport in West Bengal, India, on September 9th.

The Airbus A319-100 plane was preparing to depart for Bangkok, Thailand, when smoke was noticed emanating from the APU.

The crew initiated an emergency evacuation.

About twenty people were injured and were treated at the airport.

Indigo Airlines Flight Rejects Takeoff From Patna, India

Indigo Airlines flight 6E-508 had to reject takeoff from Patna, India, on June 30th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Delhi, India, when the crew rejected takeoff due to an engine failure.

As the plane was slowing down, the cabin and the cockpit filled with smoke, forcing the crew to initiate an emergency evacuation.

All one hundred and seventy-four people aboard remained unharmed.

Air India Plane Over-runs Runway in India

Air India flight AI-849 made a safe emergency landing at Pune Airport, Maharashtra, India, on May 12th.

The Airbus A321-200 flying from Delhi, India, had landed safely but it over-ran the end of runway.

The passengers were evacuated via slides.

All 152 people aboard remained safe.

Copa Airlines Flight Rejects Take Off from Santa Clara, Cuba

Copa Airlines flight CM-238 had to reject take off from Santa Clara, Cuba, on December 11th.

The plane was accelerating to take off for Panama City, Panama, when its left.

engine emitted a loud bang and smoke was noticed in the cabin.

The crew subsequently rejected take off and deployed slides for an emergency evacuation.

All 88 passengers and 5 crew members remained unharmed.

ExpressJet Plane Rejects Take off in Canada


The Canadair CRJ-900 en-route to Atlanta, Georgia, had to reject taking off due to a lavatory smoke indication.

The plane returned safely to the apron.

All the passengers were evacuated through the main door.

AA Plane Catches Fire at O’Hare International Airport; 8 Injured

American EagleAmerican Airlines flight AA-383 had to reject take off from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on October 28th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane was accelerating to take off for Miami, Florida, when it caught fire, prompting the crew to reject take off.

The passengers were evacuated through slides. Eight people, including 7 passengers and 1 crew member, were injured and were taken to hospitals.

It is believed that the fire sparked after failure of right hand engine.

Small Plane Crashes in New York Woods; 4 Injured

A small Cessna plane crashed in the woods in McDonough, Chenango County, New York, on the afternoon of August 8th.

The plane carrying 4 people was travelling from Sidney, Canada, to Greene County, New York, when it hit the top of the trees.

All 4 people were evacuated out of the plane with minor injuries.

The injured were taken to hospital.

Skydive Aircraft Makes Safe Emergency Landing in Colorado after Catching Fire

A skydive aircraft had to return and make a safe emergency at Colorado Springs East Airport, Ellicott, Colorado, on August 7th.

The plane carrying 11 skydivers caught fire after it struck a bird.

The plane landed safely.

All skydivers evacuated the aircraft and remained unharmed.

Air China Plane Rejects Take Off due to Engine Failure

Air ChinaAir China flight CA-1661 rejected take off from Beijing Airport in China, on July 31st.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to take off for Changchun, China, when the crew reported vibrations in one of the engines and decided to stop.

The passengers were safely evacuated via emergency slides.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

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.

Air India Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Mumbai

airindialogoAir India flight AI620 had to make an emergency landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, on March 28th.

The plane, flying from Hyderabad, was forced to make an emergency landing after smoke was detected in the undercarriage.

The plane landed eventfully. All 120 passengers aboard were safely evacuated.

Peruvian Airlines Plane Makes Hard Landing in Peru

Peruvian airlinesPeruvian Airlines flight P9-216 had to make a hard landing at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco, Peru, on October 23rd.

The Boeing 737-300 flying from Lima, Peru, right side gear collapsed, leaving it disabled on the runway.

The passengers were evacuated via slides.

Everyone aboard remained safe.

Allegiant Air Allegedly Fires Pilot for Making Emergency Landing

AllegiantA pilot’s union claims that the pilot of the Allegiant Air flight 864 that made an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, on June 8 has been fired.

The pilot decided to make an emergency landing due to reports of smoke in the Maryland-bound aircraft’s cabin. Four passengers and a crew member sustained minor injuries while exiting through evacuation slides.

The airline told the FAA that the mechanics could not find any problem in the aircraft.

The president of the Airline Professionals Association Teamsters Local 1224, Dan Wells, said, “Believe me, the message was intentional and loud and clear: Don’t you dare push the safety stuff too far.”

Air India Plane Makes Emergency Landing in India due to Hydraulic Failure

air indiaAir India domestic flight AI-405 made an emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on September 7.

The Airbus A320-200, en-route to Delhi, from Varanasi, had to be landed in emergency due to hydraulic failure, leading to heavy smoke.

The plane landed safely.

Five among the 146 passengers and 6 crew members sustained minor injuries as they were evacuated through slides.

Medical Evacuation Plane Disappears West of Senegal

Senegal AirlinesA medical evacuation jet disappeared west of Dakar, Senegal, on September 5.

The private Senegalair aircraft was en-route from Burkina Faso to Dakar when it disappeared from the radar.

There were 7 people aboard at the time including a French patient, a doctor, 2 nurses and 3 crew members.

The aircraft was chartered by SOS Medicin Senegal.

Allegiant Air Passengers Evacuate in Emergency due to Fuel Smell

AllegiantThe passengers aboard Allegiant Air flight 330 were forced to evacuate onto the plane’s wing due to fuel smell, on June 12.

The plane, coming from Los Angeles, landed in Boise, Idaho at around 7 p.m.

According to an airline spokesperson, “Upon arrival at the gate, normal deplaning procedures were in progress during which a fuel smell was observed within the cabin…Passengers then initiated an evacuation through the over wing doors…A review of the incident confirmed that at no time were the passengers or crew members on board the plane in danger.”

The airline arranged a replacement aircraft for the return flight.

Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation of Germanwings Plane

GermanwingsA Germanwings Airbus A320 had to be evacuated at Cologne/Bonn airport in Germany, on April 12.

The airline said Milan-bound flight 4U 826 was taxiing to the runway when the air traffic tower asked the pilot to abort the flight due to a bomb threat.

All 132 people aboard were evacuated safely. The airline confirmed that the plane was thoroughly searched but not explosive device was found.

An alternate aircraft was arranged for the passengers.

Emirates Plane Pulled Off the Runway due to Smoke


Emirates Airlines flight EK 609 was pulled off the runway at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, just before takeoff at about 7:45 p.m. on October 4.

The Airbus 320 was ready to depart with 82 passengers aboard when the pilot detected smoke in the cockpit and called for emergency assistance. All the passengers and crew members were safely evacuated through chutes.

“All the passengers and crew members were evacuated and the plane has been parked on one side. No one was hurt,” said Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Pervez George.

The airline said that the passengers were accommodated in another flight and the cause of smoke is being investigated.

Smoke Prompts Emergency Evacuation of IndiGo Passengers; 28 Injured

IndiGo AirlinesTwenty-Eight passengers were injured after a landing gear problem in IndiGo flight 6E-176 from Mumbai caused thick smoke emission on landing in New Delhi, India, and prompted an emergency evacuation on August 20.

Air Traffic Control (ATC) observed “dense smoke” coming out of the left-side lower portion of the Airbus A-320 after it landed at IGI Airport at about 3:30 p.m.then alerted the pilots and emergency services at the airport. All 154 people aboard the plane were evacuated using emergency slide-chutes.

Twenty-eight of 148 passengers suffered minor injuries during the slide evacuation, while the 6 crew members escaped unhurt.

Aviation regulator DGCA and the airline have initiated investigations. Preliminary investigations revealed that a heavy friction on the left brake assembly of the landing gear caused the smoke.

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