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American Airlines Plane Diverts to Missouri due to Multiple Problems

American Airlines flight AA-970 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Springfield-Branson National Airport, Missouri, on May 3rd.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-82, flying from Kansas to Dallas, decided to divert when the crew declared they had “a couple of things going on”.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Arkansas

American Airlines flight AA-1129 had to make an emergency landing in Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 15th.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-82 plane was flying from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, to Indianapolis, Indiana, when a passenger’s e-cigarette overheated and started emitting smoke.

The crew diverted the plane to Little Rock where it landed safely.

All 137 people aboard remained unharmed.

Bulgarian Air Charter Plane Returns to Bulgaria after Engine Shut Down

Bulgarian Air Charter flight IT-1113 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at Varna Airport, Aksakovo, Varna, Bulgaria, on July 11th.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-82, after taking off for Germany, had just climbed out of Varna when the crew needed to shut down its right side engine, prompting the plane to return.

The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

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Insel Air Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Sint Maarten

Insel AirInsel Air flight 7I-534 made an emergency landing in Sint Maarten, Netherlands, on November 18.

The McDonnel Douglas MD-82, heading to Curacao, was forced to return after the crew decided to shut down an engine due to oil pressure loss.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

Miami-Bound Insel Air Jet Diverts to Dominican Republic

Insel AirAn Insel Air plane made an emergency landing at Las Américas International Airport in Dominican Republic, on September 2.

The MD-82 aircraft, heading from Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao to Miami, Florida, was diverted after a warning light indicated an engine malfunction.

The plane landed safely. All 55 passengers remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

August 16: West Caribbean Flight 708

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.”

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