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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.

Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash near Pickens County Airport

A single-engine Piper Tomahawk aircraft crashed near the Pickens County airport, Jasper, Georgia, on October 8.

The incident happened when the plane, carrying a student pilot, was attempting touch-and-go landings at the airport.

The pilot Michael Joseph Hughes, of Blairsville, was killed in the crash.

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigator Todd Gunther, “The airplane was then observed to go into what someone described as an aerodynamic stall, the nose pitched down and the airplane appeared to spin to the left until it disappeared behind trees.”

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