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Fedex Federal Express Plane Returns to Tennessee after Bird Strike

FedExFedex Federal Express flight FX-541 had to return and make an emergency landing at Memphis International Airport, Memphis, Tennessee, on January 9.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-10, en-route to Las Vegas, Nevada, had to return due to bird strike during the take off. The plane was getting a lot of vibrations during the flight.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No one was injured.

Allegiant Air plane Diverts to Rhode Island due to Smell of Smoke

AllegiantAllegiant Air flight G4-736 had to divert and make an emergency landing at T. F. Green Airport in Providence, Kent County, Rhode Island, on December 30.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-83, flying from Orlando, Florida, to Bangor, Maine, had to divert due to smell of smoke.

The aircraft received minor damage due to heat.

All 120 people aboard remained safe.

Martin Plane Returns to Netherlands due to Engine Shut-down

Martin flight MP-6021 had to return and make an emergency landing at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 17.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-11, heading to Miami, Florida, had to return due to an engine problem. The pilot had to shut the tail-mounted engine down mid-air.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No injuries were reported.

American Airlines Plane Diverts to North Carolina due to Engine Issue

American EagleAmerican Airlines flight AA-2428 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 10.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-83, flying from Raleigh–Durham International Airport, Morrisville, North Carolina, to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, had to divert due to an issue with one of its engines.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Delta Airlines Plane Returns to Minnesota after Lavatory Smoke Indication

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-1996 had to return and make an emergency landing at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, Minnesota, on October 22nd.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-88 en-route to LaGuardia Airport, New York, had to return after the crew received indication of smoke in lavatory.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 149 passengers aboard were unhurt.

The passengers were later provided a replacement plane.

Delta Airlines Plane Returns to Minnesota due to Burning Odor

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-2802 returned to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport, Minnesota, on September 25.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-88, heading towards Tampa, Florida, had to return due to a burning odor in the back of cabin.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No injuries were reported.

UPS Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Shannon Airport

UPSUnited Parcel Service flight 213 had to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on September 25.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 plane, heading from Louisville, Kentucky to Cologne, Germany, was diverted after the pilots noticed issues with one of its three engines and had to shut it down.

The plane landed safely. There were 6 crew members aboard at the time; none of them was hurt.

The plane was taken for inspection.

August 16: West Caribbean Flight 708

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For most people August 16 was just a day. But there are still some people who remember this day as the day in 2005 that one hundred fifty-two people died aboard a MD-82 near Machiques Venezuela. First one engine failed, then the second. After both engines flamed out, Flight 708 requested an emergency landing from Machiques ATC, but pilots lost control and within three minutes, crashed in a swampy area in a cattle ranch. The Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA) Investigation found the cause was human error due to in-flight problems from poorly paid, stressed Caribbean Airways crew working with poor communication.

One hundred and fifty-two French citizens from Martinique, and Colombian crew of eight were lost. It has gone down in the record books as the biggest crash in Venezuelan history, and the worst accident in 2005. In the distant photo of this accident, we cannot help but see how small and frail the craft looks. Like a toy of broken matchsticks lying broken on the ground. Sometimes we should remember that we are creatures of land, and have given ourself wings. The tragedy that we sometimes fail does overshadow sometimes that itt is a marvel that we fly.

It is the job of the investigation to find the cause to help make future flight safer; but when we remember a date such as this, it is a time to remember the passengers and crew. It is time to remember and console the families who survive them.

Whatever the cause, tragedies wear the same face of irreparable loss. It is not only France and Colombia that mourned the loss of their citizens. When tragedies happen, all the nations of the world mourn. So let us pause in our day and remember those who are lost to us; and take the time to remember John Donne “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

#Delta Emergency Landing in Knoxville TN

A Delta McDonnell Douglas MD-88 en route from Orlando to Cincinnati made an emergency landing in Knoxville after pilots reported smoke coming from the plane.

The five crew and all the passengers put on oxygen masks but removed them on landing as a ground crew inspected the outside of the plane. Emergency services did not see smoke or fire.

The unplanned landing was uneventful. A replacement flight was provided for to accommodate 52 passengers. There were no injuries, but there was a discrepancy of the number of people reported aboard.

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