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Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Bradley International Airport

A Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Bradley International Airport, Connecticut, on December 13th.

The plane took off for Atlanta, Georgia, but had to turn back due to an engine explosion.

The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Marine Corps Crash Kills 16. Total Loss

A Marine Corps C-130 departed from the Mid-South Base in Millington, Tennessee and crashed in Mississippi in Leflore County in Itta Bena just off Highway 82 in a soybean field. Reports say the plane exploded in mid-air. Bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. The debris field covered a radius of five miles. Witnesses report seeing the plane spiraling down with one engine on fire. The way the debris was scattered on both sides of the highway leads investigators to believe the explosion happened prior to the crash. The plane was loaded with ammunition. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Small Plane Crashed at Wangaratta Airport, Australia

A small plane crashed at Wangaratta Airport in Laceby, Victoria, Australia, on November 26th.

The plane, carrying two people, was attempting to take off from the airport when it crashed.

Authorities said both occupants were able to exit the plane before it exploded.

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

Plane Carrying Taylor Hicks Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Explodes Mid-Air

A plane carrying American Idol winner Taylor Hicks made an emergency landing in Jasper, Alabama, on October 26th.

The plane was heading from Tennessee to Alabama when one of the engines exploded, prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely. All four people aboard, including Hicks, his pilot, and two passengers, remained safe.

“I felt like my life, and kind of all our lives, flashed before our eyes a little bit…We were very thankful and very blessed that we had a wonderful, graceful, amazing pilot who was able to handle this situation,” Hicks said.

Skymark Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Japan due to Smoke in Portable Charger

SkymarkSkymark Airlines flight 732 had to return and make an emergency landing at New Chitose Airport, Hakkaido, Japan, on August 22nd.

The aircraft en-route to Haneda, Japan, was mid-air when a passenger’s portable battery charger exploded and started emitting smoke.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 170 passengers onboard remained unharmed.

Daallo Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing after Explosion Blew Hole in the Fuselage

DaalloDaallo Airlines flight D3159 had to return and make an emergency landing in Mogadishu, Somalia, on February 2nd.

The Airbus A321 plane took off for Djibouti, but had to return shortly afterwards after an explosion sparked fire and blew a hole in the fuselage.

The plane landed back uneventfully. There were 74 passengers and crew members aboard at the time; two of them sustained minor injuries.

The incident is under investigation.

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