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Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Delta Airlines flight DL-136 made an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 24th.

The Airbus A330-200 plane flying from Detroit, Michigan, was descending toward Amsterdam when the crew reported multiple engine stalls and wing anti ice faults.

The emergency services were put on alert as the plane touched down.

Everyone aboard remained safe.

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Swift Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing at St. Louis Downtown Airport

Swift Air flight Q7-5017 had to return and make an emergency landing at St. Louis Downtown Airport, Illinois, on January 8th.

The plane took off for Los Angeles, California, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

The plane was carrying ice hockey team of the Dallas Stars at the time.

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United Airlines Flight Returns to O’Hare International Airport

United Airlines flight UA-972 had to return and make an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, on January 7th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Brussels, Belgium, but had to return shortly afterwards after right hand engine’s anti-ice systems failed.

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

Plane Flying Overhead Suspected after Chunk of Ice Smashes through Roof of Modesto House

ice holeAn aircraft flying high over Modesto, California, is being suspected after a large chunk of ice crashed through a house on September 9th.

According to the resident Monica Savath, she was with her family in the living room when they heard a loud bang. Upon checking, they found a hole in the garage’s roof and shattered ice.

Fortunately, no one was injured.

According to National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Mathews, it could be a loose frozen vapor from an aircraft.

1 Killed, 2 Injured after Cessna Crashed in Central Wisconsin

Cessna in snowA single-engine Cessna 182 crashed near Owen in central Wisconsin at around 11 a.m. on January 26.

The plane, carrying the pilot, Mark Siegwart, 27, of Hammond, Indiana, Nathan Smoot, 41, of North Pole, Alaska and Martin Siegwart, 56, of Boon, Michigan, was flying from Hammond, Indiana when it went down.

According to Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick, “Nathan and Mark were friends and were flying the recently purchased plane back to Alaska from the Griffith Airport in Hammond, Ind…Along the way, they stopped in Cadillac, Mich., and picked up Mark’s father who was accompanying them on the trip.”

According to the pilot, the aircraft began to ice up and lose altitude. He was attempting an emergency landing on a road when it crashed.

Martin Siegwart was pronounced dead at the spot, while Mark and Nathan were injured. Both of the injured were shifted to hospital where the authorities confirmed that Nathan was later discharged while Mark was in stable condition.

UTair Passengers Push Their Jet to Free it From Ice

UTairThe Passengers of a UTair flight had to push their jet at Igarka airport, Russia, after its brakes froze in minus 52C temperature.

The incident happened on November 25, when the plane was scheduled to fly from Igarka to the regional capital of Krasnoyarsk, with 74 passengers aboard.

According to the local transportation prosecutors, “Due to the low air temperatures, the chassis’s brake system froze and a tow truck was unable to move the plane onto the taxiway to carry out the flight…The passengers on board got out of the plane and started pushing it onto the taxiway.”

The passengers, mostly oil and gas workers, kept pushing the Tupolev-134 jet several meters on the taxiway. The flight was then able to take off successfully.

The incident is under investigation.

Transwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Icy Windshield

transwest airA Transwest Air plane had to make an emergency landing in Stony Rapids, Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, at around 8 p.m. on November 20.

The Piper Navajo aircraft, which departed from Stony Rapids at around 7 p.m., faced heavy ice built up on the windshield during the flight to Fond-du-Lac. Authorities said the plane had to turn back because Fond-du-Lac airport did not have facilities for de-icing.

The plane landed without incident. Transwest Air chief operating officer Garrett Lawless said that hot air from the engine was used to clear a section of windshield. He confirmed that all 7 people aboard, including 2 pilots and 5 passengers, remained unharmed.

Flight Slides off Runway

On January 9, 2013, a Jazz Air flight operating as Air Canada Express–flying a de Havilland DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 made a safe landing at John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatchewan Canada.

The plane was taxiing when it struck ice, and veered off runway into snow where it was mired, blocking the runway.

The fifty-six passengers aboard evacuated with the assistance of emergency crews at about 6:30 after waiting about half an hour for a Saskatoon Transit bus from Tarmac to the gate. Weather conditions at the time were reported as heavy fog causing and near zero visibility in Saskatoon. It looks really cold, doesn’t it?

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