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Myanmar Military Plane Carrying 122 People Crashes into Andaman Sea

A Myanmar military plane crashed into Andaman Sea near the city of Dawei, Myanmar, on June 7th.

The plane, carrying one hundred and twenty-two people, had disappeared from the radar around thirty minutes after it took off from Myeik, Myanmar.

Among the occupants were soldiers and their family members.

Authorities said they have found the wreckage and at least twenty-nine dead bodies.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

American Airlines flight AA-1803 had to make an emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, on May 17th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from San Francisco, California, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was diverted due to issues with the weather radar and navigation systems.

The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Rio de Janeiro

Air France flight AF-443 had to return and make an emergency landing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 14th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane took off for Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, but had to turn back after the crew reported issues with the weather radar.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

PIA Plane Crashes in Pakistan; 48 Feared Dead

piaPakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed in Havelian, near Abbottabad, Pakistan, at around 4:45 pm on December 7.

The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500 flying from Chitral to Islamabad, Pakistan, crashed due to the failure of its left engine. The plane had lost control with the radar shortly before it hit the ground.

The wreckage caught fire right after the crash.

There were 42 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time. All of them were killed.

The black boxes have been recovered and handed over to Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The investigation is underway.

REACH Aircraft Crashes in California; 4 Killed

REACH AirA REACH Air Medical Services aircraft crashed in Humboldt County, North Coast, California, on July 29th.

The Piper PA31 flying from Crescent City Airport, to Oakland International Airport, California, was mid-air when the crew declared emergency due to smoke in its cockpit, and later it lost connection with radar.

The plane debris was found the next morning.

All 4 people onboard including 3 crew members and one patient were killed.

Peruvian Airlines Plane Returns to Peru due to Weather Radar Failure

Peruvian airlinesPeruvian Airlines flight P9-234 had to return and make an emergency landing at Rodríguez Ballón International Airport, Peru, on July 1st.

The Boeing 737-500, en-route to Lima, Peru, had to return due to failure of weather radar.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Airlinair Plane makes Emergency landing in France due to Weather Radar Malfunction

AirlinairAirlinair flight A5-4078 had to return and make an emergency landing at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, France, on June 24th.

The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, en-route to Pau, France, had to return due to a malfunction of its weather radar.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

British Airways Plane Returns to London Heathrow Airport

britishairwaysBritish Airways flight BA-277 had to return and make an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport, London, United Kingdom, on June 12th.

The plane took off for Hyderabad, India, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an issue with weather radar.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

Six Dead after Military Plane Crashes in Japan

A military plane crashed on Kyushu island, Japan, after losing contact with the air traffic control on April 6th.

The U-125 plane was carrying six crew members when it disappeared from the radar around 10 kilometers north of Kanoya military air base.

All six people aboard were killed in the crash.

The accident is being investigated.

Air Busan Plane Diverts and Makes Emergency Landing in South Korea

Air BusanAir Busan plane had to divert and make an emergency landing at Jeju International Airport, Jeju, South Korea, on April 2nd.

The Airbus A321-200, en-route from Busan, South Korea to Cambodia, was mid air when the crew detected some problem with the weather radar, prompting the plane to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

All 180 passengers onboard remained unharmed.

2 Feared Dead as Norwegian Postal Plane Crashes in Sweden

A Norwegian postal plane crashed in a remote mountainous area near the Akkajaure reservoir in Lapland region of northern Sweden, on January 8.

The Canadair CRJ 200 aircraft was carrying mail from Oslo to Tromso, Norway, when it went down. According to Daniel Lindblad, spokesman for the Swedish Maritime Administration, “They sent a very brief ‘mayday’ and then the plane disappeared from our radar. The weather conditions weren’t harsh.”

There were two people aboard the plane, including the 42-year-old captain and a 34-year-old first officer; both of them are feared dead.

The plane was being operated by West Atlantic.

Five Killed as Small Plane Crashed near Bakersfield

small planeA small plane crashed in an orchard near Bakersfield, California, on December 19.

The single-engine Piper PA32 aircraft took off from Reid-Hillview Airport, San Jose, to Henderson Executive Airport, Las Vegas, when disappeared from the radar and went down.

There were five members of a Gilroy, California, family aboard the plane at the time of crash; all of them were killed. Their identities have not yet been released.

The accident is being investigated.

Vietjet Plane Makes Safe Landing at Noi Bai Airport after Bird Strike

vietjetVietjet flight VJ-496 made a safe landing at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam, on September 30.

The Airbus A320-200, flying from Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam, to Hanoi, was hit by a bird upon approaching the runway.

The aircraft’s weather radar sustained damage while its radome was also reshaped due to the bird strike.

No injuries were reported.

Medical Evacuation Plane Disappears West of Senegal

Senegal AirlinesA medical evacuation jet disappeared west of Dakar, Senegal, on September 5.

The private Senegalair aircraft was en-route from Burkina Faso to Dakar when it disappeared from the radar.

There were 7 people aboard at the time including a French patient, a doctor, 2 nurses and 3 crew members.

The aircraft was chartered by SOS Medicin Senegal.

United Airlines Flight Makes Two Emergency Landings in Kansas City

United airlinesUnited Airlines Flight 594 had to make two emergency landings at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, Missouri, on May 26.

The flight originated from Washington, D.C. and was heading to Denver, Colorado, when it was diverted to Kansas City due to weather radar issues aboard the Airbus A-320 aircraft. The plane landed safely and all 142 passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

The plane was taken for repair and was cleared to take off again around 3 hours later. However, it had to return and make another emergency landing due to hydraulic issues.

The aircraft was grounded while the airline provided meal and hotel vouchers to the passengers and accommodated them in other flights.


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