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Small Plane Crashes in St. Petersburg; Four Injured

A small plane crashed in the waters off Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida, on November 28th.

The plane was carrying four people when it went down just after 12:30 p.m.

Good Samaritans and the Coast Guard were able to rescue all four occupants of the plane. They were taken to the nearby Coast Guard station for medical assistance and one of them had to be later shifted to a hospital.

Aeroflot Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Hydraulic Issue

Aeroflot flight SU-34 made an emergency landing in St. Petersburg, Russia, on January 10th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane flying from Moscow, Russia, was descending toward St. Petersburg when the crew reported a hydraulic issue.

The plane subsequently landed safely. All one hundred and ten people aboard remained unharmed.

Ural Airlines Flight Rejects Takeoff due to Engine Issue

Ural Airlines flight U6-223 had to reject takeoff from Koltsovo Airport in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on December 13th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for St. Petersburg, Russia, when the crew rejected takeoff due to indication of an engine problem.

The plane safely returned to the apron. Everyone aboard remained safe.

Belavia Flight Returns to Belarus After Bird Strike

Belavia Belarusian Airlines flight B2-945 had to return and make an emergency landing in Minsk, Belarus, on March 19th.

The Boeing 737-500 plane took off for St. Petersburg, Russia, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported a bird strike.

The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Allegiant Air Plane Rejects Take Off from St. Petersburg, FL

Allegiant Air flight G4-890 had to reject take off from St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 4th.

The plane was accelerating to take off for Fort Wayne, Indiana, when the crew rejected take off due to a maintenance issue.

All passengers and crew members remained safe.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Uzbekistan Airways Flight Returns to St. Petersburg due to Engine Failure

Uzbekistan AirwaysUzbekistan Airways flight HY-636 had to return and make an emergency landing in St. Petersburg, Russia, on August 7th.

The Boeing 757-200 plane took off for Fergana, Uzbekistan, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported an engine failure.

The plane landed uneventfully after burning off excess fuel. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Metrojet Flight 9268 Crash: Egypt’s Investigation Committee Refers Case to Attorney General

imagesEgypt’s independent investigation committee into the Metrojet flight 9268 crash has referred the case to the attorney general.

The committee said on March 17th that the decision was made after they received an official report from Russia suggesting that “criminal activity” was behind the deadly crash that killed all 224 people aboard.

The plane, heading to St. Petersburg, Russia, went down in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on 31st October last year.

Metrojet Flight 9268 Crash: Egyptian President Says the Plane was Deliberately Downed

Egyptian authorities have said for the first time that the Russian commercial jet that crashed on 31st October last year in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was deliberately downed by terrorists.

Metrojet flight 9268 was heading to St. Petersburg, Russia, when it went down, killing all 224 people on-board. Islamic State had immediately claimed the responsibility, and Moscow’s investigation report had also claimed that a bomb downed the plane. However, the local authorities previously rejected these claims and maintained that a technical fault caused the accident.

In a television speech on February 24th, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said, “Has terrorism ended? No it has not, but it will if we unite. Whoever downed the Russian plane, what did he mean? He meant to hit tourism, and to hit relations with Russia.”

Sisi’s comments are the first official indication from Egypt that the plane was deliberately crashed.

U.S. Coast Guard Plane Makes Emergency Landing at PIE

A U.S. Coast Guard plane made an emergency landing at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, on December 21.

The crew of the C-130 Hercules plane, flying from Air Station Clearwater, declared emergency after noticing a vibrating sound coming from one of the engines.

The plane landed safely with three engines. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

Air France Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

Air FranceAn Air France plane had to make an emergency landing at the Pulkovo international airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 30.

Authorities said the Boeing 777 was diverted due to apparent engine failure. The flight was en-route from Paris, France, to Beijing, China, at the time.

The plane landed safely. There were 269 passengers aboard at the time; all of the remained unhurt.

Allegiant Air Flight Diverts to St. Petersburg Due to Bad Weather

AllegiantAllegiant Air flight 977 had to make an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida, at 7:53 p.m. on July 3.

The MD-83 aircraft, en-route to Putna Gorda in Florida, from Asheville, North Carolina, had to divert because of bad weather conditions.

According to Allegiant, the pilot had to declare emergency before landing when an “indicator light” indicated a “maintenance issue” in the plane.

The plane, carrying 146 passengers and 6 crew members, landed uneventfully.

The passengers were adjusted in a replacement flight.

The issue is being investigated.

Pilot Survives After 1951 Cessna L19 Crashed in Waters of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg

A 1951 Cessna L19 “Bird Dog” crashed in Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, on Sunday, March 23,

The plane owned by Advertising Air Force fell into the water 300 to 400 yards south east of the Bayboro Harbor Coast Guard Base.

The 36 year old pilot, Robert L. Gilchrist, was uninjured. The coast guard reported that a good Samaritan managed to pull the pilot from the cockpit of the crashed plane. There were no other passengers on board.

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