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$290.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants

U.S. DOT Announces $290.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 105 Airports

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the FAA is awarding $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports. The airport grant program funds airport infrastructure projects, runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings. “AIP grants will allow airports to complete critical airport infrastructure projects that will help maintain the safety of the nation’s airports,” said FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta. The grants will provide many jobs. AIP funding is allocated based on passenger volume. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, then the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding. The FAA is currently providing discretionary funding to 26 airports based on their high-priority project needs.

List of Airports


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Hawaiian Airlines Plane Returns to Hawaii due to Problems with Gear Retraction

Hawaiian Airlines flight HA-50 had to return and make an emergency landing at Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 10th.

The Airbus A330-200 flying to New York, USA, had just taken-off when the crew noticed a problem with its gear retraction.

The plane landed safely.

All 291 people aboard remained unhurt.

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Four Killed as Small Plane Crashed in Slovenia

A small plane crashed near Ajdovscina in western Slovenia on July 14th.

The 6-seat Piper 32 plane was heading from Venice, Italy, to Leipzig, Germany, when it went down.

There were four people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. It is believed that the founder of German internet company ‘Unister’ Thomas Wagner, 38, was among those killed in the crash.

The plane was registered in the United States.

Authorities said the pilot reported problems with icing before the plane crashed.

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United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Germany due to Gear Issue

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight UA-53 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt, Germany, on April 24th.

The Boeing 767-400, en-route from Zurich, Switzerland, to District of Columbia, USA, was mid-air above France when the crew detected retraction problem with its nose gear, prompting it to divert to Frankfurt.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers aboard remained safe.

The passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

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Air Canada Plane Makes Emergency Landing in New York

Air CanadaAir Canada flight AC-942 had to divert and make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, USA, on March 2nd.

The Airbus A319-100, heading from Toronto, Canada, to Bermuda, was mid air above Atlantic Ocean when the crew reported engine stall, causing the plane to divert.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No one was injured.

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Lufthansa Flight Diverts to Calgary due to Medical Emergency

LufthansaLufthansa flight 452 had made an emergency landing at Calgary International Airport, Canada, on January 8.

The plane, en-route from Munich, Germany, to Los Angeles, USA, was diverted after a passenger fell ill mid-air.

The plane, carrying 272 passengers, landed uneventfully. The patient was shifted to hospital.

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American Airlines Airbus Returns to Tampa due to Engine Issue

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines flight AA-782 made an emergency return to Tampa International Airport, Florida, USA, on November 25.

The Airbus A320-200 was en-route from Tampa to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the left hand engine was shut down due to over temperature, causing it to return.

The plane landed safely.

All 135 passengers aboard remained unhurt.

Austral Embraer Returns to Puerto Rico after Issue with Ailerons

AustralAustral Líneas Aéreas flight AR-2431, operating on behalf of Aerolineas Argentinas, returned to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, on September 28.

The Embraer ERJ-190, heading towards Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, had to return due to some issue with its ailerons.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

The passengers were accommodated in a replacement plane.

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Indiana Teen Attempting to Fly Around the World Dies in Plane Crash

The small plane of a Pakistani-origin Indiana teenager went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa for Honolulu, over the Pacific Ocean on July 22.

Haris Suleman, 17 and his father Babar Suleman, were aboard the plane when it crashed. The Sulemans left Indiana on June 19 in a bid to make a world trip in 30 days to set the record for the fastest circumnavigation around the world in a single-engine airplane with the youngest pilot in command. The trip was also to raise money for the Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit that builds schools in Pakistan. They were scheduled to stops in England, Egypt and Pakistan and return home on July 30.

Annie Hayat, a family spokesperson, said the body of Haris Suleman had been recovered, but crews were still looking for his father. Haris’ sister Hiba Suleman said that the plane took off at about 9:50 p.m. and the air traffic controller saw the plane going down at 10:15. “With a trip like this, there’s always a risk, and they did prepare for that risk,” she said.

Babar Suleman was an experienced pilot while Haris recently received his license in June this year.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor in Los Angeles said the single-engine Hawker Beechcraft plane crashed into the ocean under unknown circumstances. The tail number provided by the FAA shows the plane is registered to the address of Babar Suleman in Plainfield, Indiana, west of Indianapolis.

The NTSB is investigating the cause of crash.

3 Killed after Plane Crashed and Caught Fire at Huntsville International Airport

plane crashA private Westwind II plane went off the runway, caught fire and crashed near a fence at Alabama’s Huntsville International airport on the afternoon of June 18.

FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen confirmed that the accident occurred at about 2:20 p.m. while the plane was attempting to take off from the airport.

There were 3 people aboard the 10-seater plane; all of them lost their lives in the incident. The victims have been identified as 57 year old William Christopher from Centerpoint, 60 year old Robin Gary Smith from Yukon, Oklahoma and 67 year old Kenneth Lynn Rousseau from Harpersville.

The cause of accident is not clear at the moment.

According to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, the aircraft’s tail number was N793BG and it was registered to a Synfuels Holdings Finance LLC of Birmingham.

Small Plane Crashed in Wyoming; Two Brothers Presumed Dead

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Two people aboard a 1963 Mooney M20C aircraft are presumed dead after the plane’s wreckage was found by a search team at 9:19 a.m. on May 12 near Yellowstone, Wyoming, USA.

The aircraft carrying 86 year old Ward H. Zimmerman and his younger brother 84 year old Robert Zimmerman from Alabama, took off from Yellowstone Regional Airport on May 6. They were en route to Twin Falls in Idaho.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was sent to find the plane after it was reported missing on May 10. A search helicopter spotted the plane in a severely damaged condition, settled on the eastern slope of Howell Mountain in Wyoming.

Park County Sheriff Scott Steward, after reviewing the aerial photographs and discussing the situation with Search and Rescue team officials concluded that the Zimmerman brothers lost their lives in the crash. He said, “Given the damage to the aircraft as well as the extremely harsh environmental conditions in the area, I think there’s no other conclusion we can make.”

Small Plane Crash Killed One in Douglas


A Piper Aerostar 601P crashed in Douglas County near Otero Drive and East Phillips Place, towards the southeast of Aurora, killing the only person on board.

Aurora Police advised people to stay away from the area although they declared nearby homes out of danger.

About two acres of grass were burnt because of the fire.  The plane broke into pieces.

An amateur video and the eye witnesses say that the pilot appeared to be a kid playing in the plane. He was flying very low in circles close to the houses.

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