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Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

Virgin Australia flight VA-646 made a hard landing at Canberra Airport, Australia, on November 19th.

The incident happened after the plane flying from Sydney, Australia, encountered wind shear.

Authorities said the aircraft’s tail skid and the fuselage contacted the runway.

No injuries were reported.

Australia’s TSB is investigating.

Enter Air Plane Aborts Landing after Getting Caught in Crosswinds at Salzburg Airport

Enter Air flight E4-503 aborted landing at Salzburg Airport, Austria, on October 29th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Frankfurt, Germany, was attempting to land in Salzburg amid heavy winds brought by Storm Herwart. However, as the plane was on very short final to the runway, it got caught in the crosswinds and touched down hard.

The crew subsequently went around and decided to return to Frankfurt.

No Injuries were reported.

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Transavia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport

Transavia flight HV-5753 made a hard landing at Marrakesh Menara Airport, Morocco, on October 10th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands, was on final approach to Marrakesh when the crew aborted the approach due to gusting winds.

The plane subsequently positioned for another approach but touched down hard.

No injuries were reported.

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.

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Small Plane Hits Crowded Beach in California; 1 Injured

A single engine Piper PA18 crashed on a crowded beach in Carlsbad, California, on the afternoon of July 4.

According to FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor, the plane which was towing a banner, hit the beach and flipped over, after it lost engine power.

The pilot remained safe however, a 12 year old boy, who was at the beach, sustained a minor head injury. He was taken to a hospital in San Diego.

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Maldivian Plane Sinks while Attempting Emergency Landing near Kuredu Island Resort

Maldivian Air Taxi de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter partially sank into sea while attempting an emergency landing near Kuredu Island Resort in Maldives, on July 2.

The plane was flying from Komandoo Resort to Kuredu Island Resort when it touched down hard on the surface of the ocean and sustained considerable damage.

All 11 passengers and 3 crew members remained safe.

The Accident Investigation Coordination Committee and the CAA are investigating the accident.

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Marine Corps Aircraft Crashes in Hawaii; One Killed, 21 Injured

A US Marine Corps aircraft crashed at Bellows Air Force Station on Oahu, Hawaii, on May 17.

The tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey was on a training flight when it crashed and caught fire during a ‘hard landing’ attempt.

The aircraft was carrying 22 people at the time of incident, including 21 Marines and one Navy corpsman. Authorities said one Marine was killed while 21 other people sustained critical to minor injuries.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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News You Didn’t Hear in February: Pilots Arm Detaches Leading to Hard Landing

The carrier is Flybe.

The aircraft was on a scheduled commercial air transport flight from Birmingham to Belfast
City, with the commander, in the left flight deck seat, as pilot flying. It was night, and
although there was no low cloud affecting the airport, the wind at Belfast was a strong
west?south-westerly, gusting up to 48 kt. Before the approach, the commander checked
that his prosthetic lower left arm was securely attached to the yoke clamp which he used to
fly the aircraft, with the latching device in place. But his arm came off, leading to a hard landing.

Official report:

Plane Makes Hard Landing in Benton County

small planeA small plane made an emergency landing in a corn field near the intersection of Mt. Auburn Road and Main, Benton County, Iowa, at 4:10 p.m. on June 3.

The pilot decided to make this hard landing after some mechanical problem started generating smoke in the plane.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said that the pilot was the only person on-board and he was not injured.

Benton County, Black Hawk County, and La Porte City Fire and Police responded to the call.

Robinson Emergency Landing in Russia

A UTair Aviation Robinson R44 had two people aboard on November 22nd 2013 when it made a hard landing in Tyumen, Russia.

This information comes even before a preliminary investigation, but reports are that there was an engine malfunction.

Task Force Firehouse number 146 responded to the scene where it land at Tarakanova Yarkovsky village in Tyumen, Russia.

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