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Light Plane Crashes in South Australia; 3 Killed

A light plane crashed near the Renmark Aerodrome, Old Calperum, South Australia, on the evening of May 30th.

The Cessna 441 Conquest II was on a routine crew check flight at the time.

All three pilots were killed in the crash.

The decreased were identified as Paul Daw, 65, Martin Scott, 48, and Stephen Guerin, 56.

National Guard Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New York

A New York Army National Guard helicopter made an emergency landing at the Chili Country Club in Scottsville, New York, on May 1st.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was on a routine training flight when its windshield cracked, prompting the pilot to declare an emergency.

The helicopter landed safely on the ninth hole fairway. All 5 crew members aboard remained safe.

Female Chinese Fighter Pilot Dies in Plane Crash

A Chinese fighter plane crashed near Tangshan in Hebei, China, on November 12th.

The aircraft, piloted by one of the first female fighter pilots in the country, was participating in a routine training exercise when it went down.

The pilot Yu Xu, 30, was killed in the crash while her co-pilot was able to eject before the impact using a parachute. He was injured and was taken to hospital.

Authorities confirmed that both pilots belonged to the Bayi Aerobatics Team of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

Military Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Japan due to Technical Complications

A military aircraft had to divert and make an emergency landing at Yokota Air Base, Fussa, Japan, on September 15th.

The KC-135 Stratotanker was on its routine mission when it encountered some complications mid-air, forcing the pilot to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No one was injured.

Helicopter Crash in Kenya Leaves 4 Injured

A 12-seater helicopter crashed at the National Youth Service (NYS) engineering institute near Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya, on September 8th.

The helicopter carrying 4 people was on routine patrol when it developed a mechanical problem.

All 4 people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

The injured were taken to hospital.

FAA Moves Up Allegiant Air Audit from 2018 to 2016

AllegiantThe FAA has confirmed that it is moving the routine audit of Allegiant Air from 2018 to 2016.

According to a statement, “The FAA is conducting a routine National Certificate Holder Evaluation of Allegiant Air. We do these on each U.S.-certificated airline every five years. We moved up the date for Allegiant’s evaluation from 2018 to 2016 to ensure that work the carrier is doing to address various internal issues has resulted in the desired improvements. We expect to have the evaluation done by late June.”

The evaluation schedule was moved due to a series of recent incidents. Recently, at least two Allegiant flights made emergency landings due to shortage of fuel. Furthermore, last week an Allegiant plane made an emergency landing in Phoenix due to engine failure.

U.S. Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Tokyo

A U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing at Chofu Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on February 29th.

Authorities said the pilot of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois aircraft, belonging to the 459th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, declared emergency due to an engine warning light. The helicopter was on a routine local flight at the time.

The aircraft landed safely. All nine people aboard remained unhurt.

Four Killed after Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashed into House in East Java

An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house near near Abdul Rahman Saleh air force base in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, on February 10.

Authorities said the plane went down during a routine testing flight after undergoing maintenance.

There were two people aboard the plane, including the pilot Major Ivy Safatillah, and a technician; both of them were killed in the crash.

Authorities confirmed that two people, including a 47-year-old woman and 27-year-old man, who were present in the house at the time of crash were also killed.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Indian Navy Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing due to Technical Glitch

50743948An Indian Navy Helicopter made an emergency landing at a beach near Alappuzha, Kerala, India, on January 27.

The Chetak helicopter was on a routine mission when it experienced a technical glitch, prompting the pilot to make a precautionary landing.

Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

A Naval spokesperson said, “A team from the Naval Base was dispatched to assist the crew and after rectification of the fault, which was minor, the aircraft returned to Kochi.”

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Denton, TX

A small plane made an emergency landing in a grassy area near U.S. 380 in Denton, Texas, on January 22.

The Piper Navajo plane took off from Denton Enterprise Airport for a routine maintenance flight but was forced to land in emergency due to engine issues.

The aircraft came to rest on its belly near some electrical transmission towers.

The pilot, identified as David Kinney of Aubrey, suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Four Soldiers Killed as US Military Helicopter Crashes in Fort Hood

A UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Fort Hood, Texas, on November 23.

Authorities said the aircraft, the 7th Battalion, went down while it was on a routine training mission.

There were four crew members aboard at the time; all of them were killed. They were identified as Sgt. 1st Class Toby A. Childers, 40, of Kansas; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen B. Cooley, 40, of Florida; Sgt.1st Class Jason M. Smith, 35, of Louisiana; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael F. Tharp, 40, of Texas. All of them were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 291st Aviation Regiment, First Army Division West.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Gear Door Message over Kuwait City

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What: Kuwait Airways Airbus 340-300 en route from Kuwait City (Kuwait) to London Heathrow
Where: Kuwait
When: Dec 6th 2010
Why: On takeoff from Kuwait City, the plane could not retract the landing gear. According to Al Abdulkarim, the procedure was routine, not an emergency. The crew returned to the airport, made a safe landing, and the problem was promptly repaired. The problem was apparently in the indicator, not the plane. After the warning light was repaired, the flight took off again within hours.

This is the third time in two months that Kuwait Airways made an emergency landing after take-off.

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