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Small Plane Crashed in Texas; Fatalities Feared

A small plane crashed between Granger and Taylor in Texas, on April 9th.

Authorities said the eight-seater twin-engine turboprop went down near FM 1331. The plane had taken off from Georgetown airport.

According to Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson, “There are going to be fatalities…We just can’t confirm or deny how many are in there until we get it under control down there.”

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United Airlines Jet Diverts to Yampa Valley Regional Airport

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight 4919 made an emergency landing at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, Colorado, on September 30.

The de Havilland Dash 8-400 twin-turboprop aircraft, en-route from Aspen to Denver, was diverted after the pilots had to shut down its right engine due to a mechanical issue.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

Flybe Flight Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Shut Down

flybeFlybe flight BE6938 was forced to return and make an emergency landing in Kirkwall, Scotland, on September 24.

The Saab 340 turboprop jet, operated by Loganair, had to be diverted after the crew shut down its left engine due to a warning indication. The flight was en-route to Inverness, Scotland at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 32 people aboard remained unharmed.

A replacement aircraft was arranged for the passengers.

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Tam Turboprop Landing Gear Fails, Belly Landing in Bolivia

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What: TAM Bolivia Xian MA-60 en route from Riberalta to Guayaramerin, Bolivia
Where: Guayaramerin
When: Jan 9th 2012
Who: 16 passengers, 5 crew
Why: On landing, the plane’s landing gear would not lower. Pilots had to perform a belly landing in Guayaramerin. (In May 2011, the same plane had had a prior belly landing.)

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