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Alitalia Plane Returns to Brazil due to Bird Strike

Alitalia flight AZ-673 had to return and make an emergency landing at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, Janeiro, Brazil, on May 1st.

The Airbus A330-200 flying to Rome Fiumicino, Italy, had to return due to a bird strike.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

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Bird-Hit Avianca Brazil Airlines Flight Safely Lands in Rio de Janeiro

AviancaAvianca Brazil Airlines flight O6-6235 made a safe landing after a bird strike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 10th.

The Airbus A318-100 plane was flying from Brasilia, Brazil, when a vulture hit it, damaging the radome.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

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Two Dead after Small Plane Crashes in New Mexico

A small plane crashed near Ohkay Owingeh Airport in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, on March 11th.

The single-engine Remos GX light sport airplane went down around 50 feet from the outer fence of the airport.

There were two people aboard the plane, including the pilot Karen Ann Young, 46, and the co-pilot Thomas Spickermann, 47; both of them were killed in the crash.

The FAA is investigating.

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2 Killed as Small Plane Crashed into Lake in Orlando

A Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed into Clear Lake in Orlando, Florida, on November 20.

The six-seater aircraft, carrying two people, took off from Orlando Executive Airport but crashed just fifteen minutes later into the lake located off Rio Grande Avenue.

Both occupants of the plane, including a man who appeared to be in his 50s and a teenage girl, were killed in the crash.

Authorities said the plane was en-route to Gainesville, Texas, at the time.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating.

Rio Helicopter Crash

On May 8, 2013, a Helisul Táxi Aéreo Ltda-owned Helibras HB-350B Esquilo (Eurocopter Ecureuil) helicopter landing at a Rio de Janeiro heliport landed in the trees instead of on the landing area.

Aboard were the pilot and five tourists,a couple of miners, and two tourists from the United States. No one was injured though witnesses saw the pilot had hurt his hand. One of the passengers filed an injury complaint.

A gust of wind apparently blew the pilot off track. The company is calling the incident a forced landing.

By the time the fire department and Experts of the Institute of Criminology Carlos Eboli (ICCE) arrived, the passengers had already left. The Regional Investigation and Prevention of Accidents (Seripa) is also investigating.

Antonio Souza Moreira, father of one of the passengers, Álvaro Felipe, said his son had been injured on the shin. The helicopter ride had been a birthday present. Antonio confirmed that the pilot lost control at a gust of wind. There was smoke but no fire; and there was a fire extinguisher available. But the firefighters took an hour to arrive.

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