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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Disruptive Passenger

American EagleAmerican Airlines Flight 2542 had to make an emergency landing at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas, on September 22nd.

The plane heading from Ontario, California, to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, was diverted after a passenger started yelling and banging on the cockpit door.

The plane landed safely. The disruptive passenger, identified as 24-year-old Jerry Nguyen, was arrested.

The flight resumed with the remaining 143 people onboard.


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Spirit Airlines Plane Diverts to Texas after Lost Cabin Pressure

spiritSpirit Airlines flight NK-875 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Lubbock, Texas, on June 23rd.

The Airbus A319-100, en-route from Texas to Oregon, had to divert due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.


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Small Plane Crash in Texas Injures Father and Son

A small plane crashed near Clark Field Municipal Airport in Stephenville, Texas, on March 26th.

The 1974 Grumman Lynx plane was flying from Dallas when it ran out of fuel and landed nose down, around 1 mile from the airport.

The plane was carrying two people at the time, including the pilot Richard Abila, 40, and his son Aaron Abila, 17. Both of them were injured and were taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.


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Egyptian Government Hires International Firm to Audit Airport Security

In the wake of Metrojet flight 9268 crash, the Egyptian government has hired a London-based consultancy firm for auditing its airport security.

The firm ‘Control Risks’ will start by inspecting the airports in Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh.

According to Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal, “All Egyptian airports apply international standards in airport security… The air transport industry globally is facing several challenges… Airport security has risen to the top of these challenges, especially with the upsurge of terrorism in different parts of the world.”

Control Risks’ chief executive for Middle East and North Africa Andreas Carleton-Smith said, “There will be a comprehensive assessment, and this supports extensive work already undertaken in recent months by Egyptian and international government experts…We will be starting work directly to take forward this critical initiative.”


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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.

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