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Sunwing Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Smell of Smoke

Sunwing Airlines flight BY-5483 made an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 21st.

The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from Paphos, Cyprus, to Norwich, England, was diverted after smell of smoke was noticed on board.

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

Planes Collide at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Two planes collided at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada, on January 5th.

Authorities said a WestJet plane, inbound from Cancun, Mexico, was waiting to go to a gate when a Sunwing Airlines plane, moving back from a gate, struck it.

The Sunwing plane caught fire after the accident.

There were one hundred and sixty-eight passengers and six crew members aboard the WestJet plane at the time; all of them were safely evacuated via emergency slides.

Authorities said the Sunwing aircraft was empty at the time of accident; it was being towed by the ground handlers.

Sunwing Airlines Flight Returns to Amsterdam After Lightning Strike

Sunwing Airlines flight OR-384 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 9th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Rhodes, Greece, but had to turn back after it was struck by lightning.

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

Sunwing Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Greece after Technical Problems

Sunwing Airlines flight BY-1526 made a safe landing at Corfu International Airport, Greece, on July 21st.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Belfast, Northern Ireland, had just taken-off when the crew some technical problems.

The plane landed safely.

All 186 people aboard remained safe.

Sunwing Flight Lands in Emergency in Toronto

sunwingwSunwing flight 772 had to return and land in emergency in Toronto due to an ‘agitated passenger’.

The incident happened on July 25 after a passenger, identified as Ali Shahi, 25, allegedly started making threats regarding the security of the plane. The flight which was taking 183 passengers and 6 crew members from Toronto to Panama, was then turned back towards Toronto.

Two U.S. F16 fighter jets were sent from Toledo, Ohio, to escort the plane. The authorities confirmed that the plane safely landed at 8:55 a.m.

Armed officers removed the passenger from the plane. He was then taken into custody by Peel police while  the plane was inspected.

Ali Shahi, who is an Canadian national, has been charged with Mischief interfering of the lawful enjoyment of property, Uttering threats, Mischief to property, Endangering the safety of an aircraft.

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