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China Eastern Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in China

China Eastern Airlines flight MU-5602 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Qingdao, China, on January 31.

The Airbus A321-200, en-route from Shenyang to Shanghai Pudong, China, was diverted after the left hand engine failed midair.

The plane landed uneventfully. No injuries were reported.

Tigerair Plane Diverts to Thailand due to Passenger’s Death

tigerairTigerair flight PR 2177 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, on January 12.

The plane had to divert in emergency after a passenger died mid-air. The passenger has been identified as Mr. Seet Ngow Chai, 58.

The reason of death is assumed to be the passenger’s chronic illness.

The plane landed safely. No one was injured.

JetBlue Airways Plane Returns to New York due to Smoke in Cockpit

JetBlue Airways flight B6-833 had to return and make an emergency landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York, on November 30.

The Airbus A320-200, flying from Boston, Massachusetts, to San Francisco, California, was mid-air above Buffalo when the crew detected smoke in the cockpit and sensed vibrations, causing the plane to divert.

The plane landed safely.

All passengers remained unhurt and were accommodated in another flight.

AA Plane Diverts to Heathrow Airport with Cracked Windshield

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight 199 had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England, on November 28.

The Boeing 767-300, en-route from Milan–Malpensa Airport, Italy, to John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, had to be diverted after its windshield shattered midair.

The plane landed safely. There were 183 passengers and 12 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

The airline accommodated passengers in other flights.

The incident is being investigated.

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.

IndiGo Flight Diverts due to Medical Emergency

IndiGo AirlinesAn IndiGo flight had to make an emergency landing at Devi Ahilyabal Holkar Airport in Indore, India, on August 31.

The plane was en-route from Mumbai to Lucknow when it had to be diverted due to a medical emergency. Authorities said a female passenger fell critically ill midair.

The plane landed safely.

The patient was rushed to Arihant hospital.

5 Killed as Planes Collided Mid-Air Near San Diego

A single-engine Cessna 172 and a twin-engine Sabreliner collided midair near Brown Field Municipal Airport in San Diego, California, at around 11 A.M. on August 16.

The accident happened near Otay Mesa Road and Harvest Street when both aircrafts were approaching Brown Field Municipal Airport.

Five people were killed in the crash. Their identities are not known at the moment.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

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