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Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Minneapolis

Delta Airlines flight DL-2894 had to return and make an emergency landing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 8th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but had to turn back due to an engine failure.

The plane landed back safely. All one hundred and twenty-five people aboard remained unharmed.

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Colorado Springs

American Airlines flight AA-5919 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on October 1st.

The Canadair CRJ-900 plane heading from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Phoenix, Arizona, was diverted after it lost cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely. All seventy-six people aboard remained unharmed.

Air Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing in South Dakota due to Engine Problem

An Air cargo plane had to divert and make an emergency landing at Mitchell Municipal Airport, Mitchell, South Dakota, on the night of October 11th.

The Fairchild Metro Three Turbopop en-route from Minot, North Dakota, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was mid-air when it encountered an engine problem.

The plane landed uneventfully.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard, remained unharmed.

JetBlue Plane Diverts to South Dakota after Mid-Air Turbulence

JetBlueJetBlue flight 429 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on August 11th.

The aircraft carrying 151 people from Massachusetts to Sacramento, California, was mid-air when it encountered severe turbulence, prompting the plane to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

At least 20 passengers sustained injuries.

The injured were taken to hospital.

Delta Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in South Dakota

250px-Delta_logo.svgDelta Airlines flight DL-2845 made a safe landing at Rapid City’s Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, on July 7th.

The Airbus A320-200, flying from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Rapid City Regional Airport, South Dakota, accidentally landed on the airport’s air force base.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Corporate Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Sioux Falls Regional Airport

A corporate jet made an emergency landing at Sioux Falls Regional Airport, South Dakota, on April 30th.

It is believed that the plane, travelling from Canada to Salt Lake City, Utah, was diverted after it lost cabin pressure.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were five people aboard at the time; all of them remained safe.

American Airlines Flight Diverts to Waterloo, IA

American Airlines Flight 3047 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Waterloo, Iowa, on February 18.

According to the airline, the plane, en-route from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Chicago, Illinois, had to be diverted after odor was reported in the cabin.

The plane landed safely. There were 26 passengers aboard at the time; none of them were harmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

American Eagle Flight Returns to Sioux Falls Regional Airport

American eagleAn American Eagle flight returned and made an emergency landing at Sioux Falls Regional Airport, South Dakota, on November 15.

The plane took off for Chicago but had to return immediately afterwards after the pilot reported an engine problem.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 50 passengers remained safe.

The FAA is investigating.

Small Plane Crash-Lands at Rapid City Regional Airport

Rapid city airportA single-engine propeller plane crash-landed at Rapid City Regional Airport, South Dakota, on the night of February 6.

The incident happened when the pilot and his wife were flying from Wyoming to Wisconsin.

Authorities said the aircraft’s electrical system malfunctioned around 80 miles from Rapid City. The pilot and his wife then used their iPads to navigate to the airport in the dark.

Landing gear could not be deployed due to the electrical system failure and the plane had to land on its belly. Fire officials said sparks were shooting from the fuselage as the plane skidded on the runway.

Both occupants of the plane remained unharmed. Their identities have not yet been released.

The incident is under investigation.

4 Die in a Single Engine Piper Crash

piperlausanneFour people were killed after a single engine Piper 32 plane, en route from Hereford, Texas, to Gettysburg, South Dakota crashed in foggy weather, in a wind farm. According to FAA records, the plane was registered to Donald J. Fischer, from Gettysburg, South Dakota.

The incident occured, when the passengers of ill-fated airplane were returning after attending a sale of live cattle and embryos in Hereford. The wreckage of crashed plane was found on Monday, April 28, at the South Dakota Wind Energy Center, located towards south of Highmore and containing 27 turbines, having a height of 213 feet, excluding the blade length.

Three passengers and the pilot were pronounced dead in the incident. Luce Funeral Home confirmed the pilot’s identity as Fischer, 32, while Lien Funeral Home revealed identities of 2 passengers as Logan Rau, hailing from Java and Brent Beitelspacher, belonging to Bowdle. The identity of third passenger is not known at the moment.

A spokesperson of Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc., Steve Stengel confirmed that the incident caused damage to turbine. He also said, “It’s been so foggy up there and we haven’t had a chance to investigate.”

NTSB is investigating the cause of accident.

SkyWest’s Delta Connection Flight Hits a Bird

SkyWestA SkyWest Airlines flight en route from Minneapolis to Rapid City had to return and land back after a bird hit the aircraft at about 4000 feet altitude.

The Canadair CRJ-200 aircraft, belonging to SkyWest airlines and operating as a Delta airlines connection, was taking 50 passengers to Rapid City, South Dakota. The plane took off at about 9:48pm on April 22 and just after 10 minutes, experienced a bird strike. The pilot then immediately returned and landed at St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis.

The bird strike damaged the nose cone of the aircraft. The director of corporate communications for SkyWest Airlines, Marissa Snow confirmed that the bird strike forced the flight 4480 to return and land in Minneapolis.

The passengers were accommodated in hotels and were taken to the Rapid City next day, through another plane.

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