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JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Santo Domingo

JetBlue flight B6-1204 had to return and make an emergency landing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on February 25th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Newark, New Jersey, but had to turn back due to a hydraulic failure.

The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and fifty-eight people aboard remained unharmed.

PAWA Dominicana Airlines Flight Returns to Puerto Rico after Engine Failure

pawa-dominicanaPAWA Dominicana Airlines flight 7N-750 had to return and make an emergency landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on December 9th.

The plane took off for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, but had to return shortly afterwards due to failure of left engine.

The plane landed safely. There were 112 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

American Airlines Plane Continues for Safe Landing in Dominican Republic

american airlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-987 continued for a safe landing at Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 21.

The Boeing 757-200, flying from Miami, Florida to Santo Domingo, was on approach to the runway when the crew detected a hydraulic leak.

The plane landed safely.

All 200 people onboard remained unharmed.

SBA Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Dominican Republic

SBA AirlinesSBA Airlines flight S3-1515 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 11.

The Boeing 757-200, heading from Caracas, Venezuela to Miami, Florida, was mid-air when the crew needed to shut down its right hand engine, causing the plane to divert.

The plane landed safely.

All 198 passengers and crew members aboard remained unhurt.

Hot Landing at Shannon No AF447 or MH370, Kudos to Crew

Seventy minutes after a mayday when a cargo of vegetables (peppers and flowers) set off a smoke alarm, Air France flight AF-733 made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport today at 9.55am. The flight was en route from Santo Domingo to Paris with 142 passengers and 14 crew when they diverted.

Emergency services, Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, the fire department, the RNLI lifeboat at Kilrush, and HSE ambulances were on standby as passengers disembarked via stairs. Passengers are being accommodated in the terminal as they wait for an alternative flight.

No fire or heat spots were detected aboard.

After AF447–the deadliest in the history of Air France–it is always alarming to hear of an issue aboard an AF trans-Atlantic flight. That Air France Rio de Janeiro-Paris flight crashed on June 1, 2009 and led to an exhaustive but successful multi-phase ocean search. On April 3, 2011, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution located the debris field.

While today’s thermal food was both alarming and anti-climactic, it was also a successful demonstration of contemporary aviation accident prevention. We are well familiar with how investigations of safety issues contribute to making flight safer, but rarely do we give credit to crew resource management. How the crew responds to the crisis, (even when it is just a sensitive alert that goes off), how well coordinated and cool-headed the crew is can mean the difference between life and death.

We don’t need to think of AF447, or even Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, to appreciate the integrated clockwork of a well-trained crew; but it does make us wonder if those crews were as well-trained as the one on this jet today, if either of those tragedies might have been prevented.

American Business Plane Missing in Dominican Republic

A twin-engine Hawker Siddeley 125-600A, flying from Santo Domingo to Punto Cana in Dominican Republic, went missing shortly after taking off from Las Americas airport on September 10.

According to the Special Airport Security Agency, only pilot and the co-pilot were aboard the plane when it lost communication with the control tower.

Civil Aviation spokesperson Hector Olivo said the search operation for the aircraft, which was registered to a company based out of Dover, Delaware, was launched on Thursday.

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