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Air India Express Plane Veers Off Runway in Mangalore, India

Air India Express flight IX-814 veered off runway after landing in Mangalore, India, on July 16th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had just landed when it momentarily veered off runway before returning to the center line.

All one hundred and eighty-five people aboard remained uninjured.

Several runway edge lights were broken.

China Eastern Plane Hits Runway Lights during Landing in China

china easternChina Eastern flight MU-5443 struck approach lights while it was landing at Kangding Airport, Kangding, Sichuan, China, on May 1st.

The Airbus A319-100, heading from Chengdu, to Kangding, China, was on approach to runway when it hit approach lights, damaging its hydraulic system, before finally landing without further incident.

The plane received substantial damage. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The incident remains under investigation.

Air Algerie Plane Veers off the Runway in Algeria

Air AlgerieAir Algerie flight AH-6184 veered off the runway upon landing at Oran Es Senia Airport, Oran, Algeria, on April 1st.

The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212-A, en-route from Algiers, landed at Oran’s runway but veered off during roll out and broke a number of runway lights.

The plane suffered substantial damage.

All passengers onboard remained unharmed.

Chopper Makes Emergency Landing at Kirkwall Airport

emergencyA helicopter made an emergency landing at Kirkwall airport in in Scotland, United Kingdom, on November 21.

Authorities said the helicopter requested an emergency landing after engine warning lights turned on.

The aircraft landed safely. There ere 14 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

Birmingham-Bound American Airlines Plane Diverts to Canada

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA130 made an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, on August 24.

It is believed that the plane was diverted after cabin lights went off due to generator malfunction. According to the airline, “American Airlines Flight 130 travelling from New York John F. Kennedy Airport to Birmingham International Airport, UK diverted to Gander, Newfoundland due to the cockpit crew reporting a mechanical issue. An emergency landing was declared due to the aircraft being overweight, landing without incident at 23.45 local time.”

All 148 passengers remained unharmed.

US Airways Jet Hits Runway Lights in Charlotte; No Injuries

US AirwaysA US Airways jet, performing flight 1851, hit runway lights while trying to land in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 15.

Authorities said the Airbus A321 was coming from Atlanta, Georgia, when the pilot reported wind shear. The plane then hit the runway lights while trying to land, damaging the underside of its tail.

There were 153 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The U.S. accident investigators have launched an inquiry into the incident.

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