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Regional Express Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

Regional Express Airlines flight ZL-5361 had to return and make an emergency landing in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, on February 1st.

The plane took off for Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia, but had to turn back due to an engine problem.

The plane landed safely. All twenty people aboard remained safe.

Brisbane-Bound Etihad Airways Flight Hits Turbulence

Etihad Airways flight EY-484 encountered turbulence on the way to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on January 30th.

The Boeing 787-900 plane was flying from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, when it hit turbulence that injured several people on-board.

The plane continued for a safe landing.

Jetstar Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Coolangatta

Jetstar Airways flight JQ-967 made an emergency landing in Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia, on December 20th.

The A320-200 plane flying from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, was on approach to Coolangatta when fumes were noticed on-board, and all six crew members complained of dizziness, light-headedness, and nausea.

The plane continued for a safe landing. The crew members were taken to hospitals.

There were no passengers aboard the flight.

Air Asia X Plane Diverts to Australia after Bird Strike

Air Asia X flight D7-207 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Brisbane Airport, Queensland, Australia, on July 3rd.

The Airbus A330-300 flying from Coolangatta, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had to divert due to bird strike resulting in engine problems.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 345 passengers and 14 crew members aboard remained safe.

Ultralight Plane Crashed in Australia; 2 Killed

An ultralight aircraft crashed at the runway of Hedlow Airstrip, near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, on the afternoon of November 25.

According to sources, 2 people lost their lives in the crash.

The Queensland Ambulance Service and firefighters responded at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Microlight Aircraft Crashes into Trees in Australia; 2 Injured

A microlight aircraft crashed into trees off Tresize Rd, Mowbray, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, on the morning of September 10th.

A man and woman aboard the aircraft survived the crashed with non- life threatening injuries.

The man and woman were taken to hospitals.

Jetstar Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Guam

JetstarJetstar flight JQ-12 made an emergency landing in Guam, on August 6th.

The plane flying from Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan, to Coolangatta in Queensland, Australia, was diverted after the crew had to shut down one of the engines due to a low oil pressure indication.

The plane landed safely. All 320 people aboard remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Virgin Australia Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Brisbane

Virgin Australia flight VA-1280 made an emergency landing in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on February 23nd.

The Boeing 737-800, heading from Hamilton Island, to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after the crew noticed an unusual odor in the cabin.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 160 people aboard remained safe.

Virgin Australia Flight Diverts due to Bomb Threat

A Virgin Australia plane had to make an emergency landing at Brisbane International Airport in Queensland, Australia, on February 17.

The plane was heading from Sydney International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, California, when the airline received a bomb threat and decided to divert it for an emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

The authorities later confirmed that the threat was a hoax.

1 Killed, 1 Injured as Tiger Moth Plane Crashes in Australia

A vintage Tiger Moth plane crashed on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, on December 28.

The biplane, operated by Gold Coast-based Tiger Moth Joy Rides, went down shortly after taking off from an airstrip in Norwell.

A 58-year-old sightseer from New South Wales was killed in the crash. The 21-year-old pilot, who was the only one aboard sustained injuries and was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

The accident is under investigation.

Pilot Killed as Ultralight Plane Crashes in Australia

An ultralight plane crashed south of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, on November 29.

Authorities said the plane was taking off from an air strip in Woodstock when it experienced some difficulties and went down.

The pilot, who was the only aboard, was killed in the crash.

The incident is being investigated.

Jetstar Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Rockhampton Airport

JetstarJetstar flight JQ888 had to make an emergency landing at Rockhampton airport in Queensland, Australia, on June 8.

According to an airline spokesperson, the pilots declared emergency after the crew reported strong smell in the aircraft’s cabin. The flight was en-route from Brisbane to Mackay at the time.

Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

The plane was taken for inspection.

Jetstar Flight Diverts to Brisbane Due to Engine Problems

downloadJetstar flight JQ 189 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at around 10 a.m. on February 3.

The plane was en-route from Gold Coast to Christchurch when it developed some engine problems.

According to the airline, “The captain requested a priority landing and the aircraft landed without incident. We’re currently investigating. We will work to get customers on their way to Christchurch as soon as possible.”

Helicopter Crash Lands near Stanthorpe; No Injuries Reported

A helicopter made a crash landing on Arcot Road, Silver Spur near Stanthorpe in Queensland, Australia, shortly after 10 a.m. on October 28.

There were 2 people aboard the helicopter at the time of incident. The police confirmed that none of them sustained any injuries.

It is believed that the helicopter clipped some power lines, after which the pilot decided to make a controlled precautionary landing. The accident sparked a huge grassfire in the area, which spread over 16 hectares of grass.

The incident is under investigation by the Police and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

Helicopter Crashed on a Mountain in North Queensland

HelicopterA Bell Jet Ranger helicopter crashed on a big rock on Mount Cook, near Cooktown in north Queensland, Australia, on October 7.

Apparently, the helicopter got caught in a strong gust of wind which caused it to flip shortly after it took off about 12:45 p.m.

There were 6 people aboard the helicopter at the time of accident. One of them was airlifted to Townsville Hospital, while another man, aged 60, was taken to Cooktown Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 40-year-old passenger was also taken to Cooktown Hospital but was later discharged.

The other 3 people aboard remained uninjured.

Passenger Repeatedly Tries to Steal Whisky; Qantas Flight Diverts to Cairns

QantasQantas flight QF24 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at around 5:45 a.m. on September

The plane, en-route from Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after a 34-year-old drunk passenger repeatedly attempted to steal whisky and broke all 4 sets of plastic handcuffs aboard.

Several police officers were ready at the scene for arresting the passenger when the plane touched the runway.

According to the Australian Federal Police, “A 34-year-old man has been charged with behaving in an offensive and disorderly manner contrary to section 256AA of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and interfering with crew or aircraft contrary to section 24(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988.”

Confirming the incident, the airline said, “Qantas has a zero tolerance approach to antisocial behaviour on our aircraft.”

Small Plane Crash in Queensland Claims 5 Lives

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A light plane crash in Queensland, Australia, killed five persons on March 22, 2014.

The Cessna 206 plane took off from Caboolture Airport, located north of Brisbane. The plane crashed and caught fire shortly after the take-off, killing two skydiving customers, two instructors and one pilot at the scene.

According to the police, the family members of the deceased watched the plane, as it crashed and burnt.

The plane was owned and operated by a local skydiving company ‘ Adrenalin Skydivers Bribie’.

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