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SkyWest Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lansing

SkyWest Airlines flight 4896 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan, on August 18th.

The plane heading from Detroit to Kalamazoo, Michigan, was diverted after the crew noticed a mechanical issue.

The plane landed safely. All forty-six passengers and three crew members aboard remained unharmed.

MI-8 Helicopter Crashes in Russia; 19 Killed, 3 Injured

A MI-8 helicopter crashed in Novy Urengoy, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia, on the night of October 21st.

The helicopter was carrying 22 people from Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk to Urengoy, at the time.

At least 19 people were killed in the crash whereas 3 suffered serious injuries.

The injured were taken to hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

17 Soldiers Killed after Military Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

A military helicopter crashed near the town of Pensilvania in Caldas Department of Colombia, on June 26th.

The helicopter went down while it was travelling from Quibdo city to the military base at Tolemaida.

Seventeen soldiers were killed in the crash. According to President Juan Manuel Santos, “The soldiers were in the region of Uraba on a reconnaissance flight, many of them were experts in drone aircraft, others were supporting military operations against the National Liberation Army guerrillas.”

It is believed that the accident happened due to poor weather conditions.

Military Plane Crashed in Ecuador; 22 Killed

A military plane crashed in Pastaza province of Ecuador, on March 15th.

Authorities said the Israeli-made Arava cargo plane was transporting 19 soldiers for a parachuting training when it went down in the Amazon region.

There were 22 people aboard at the time, including the soldiers, two pilots, and one mechanic; all of them were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is under investigation.

Air Austral Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Hydraulic Leak

471px-Air_Austral_logo.svgAir Austral flight U-612 made an emergency landing in Saint Denis, located in the French overseas region of Reunion, on November 7.

The Avions de Transport Regional jet was flying from Antananarivo, Madagascar, when the crew declared emergency due to a hydraulic leak.

The plane landed uneventfully.

Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

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