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Air Niugini Flight Lands in Sea Lagoon

Air Niugini flight PX-73 touched down into a sea lagoon off Chuuk International Airport, Micronesia, on September 28th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Pohnpei, Micronesia, was cleared to land at the airport but touched down short of the runway amid heavy rain and low visibility.

All passengers and crew members were able to safely evacuate the plane.

Seven EgyptAir Planes Divert and Make Emergency Landing in Egypt

EgyptAirEgyptAir flights 631, 650, 664, 834, 921, 959, 969 had to divert and make emergency landing at Sharm El-Sheikh and El-Ghardaga Airports, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, on April 3rd.

According to sources, the planes en-route to China, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and India were mid-air when they were told to divert due to low visibility in the air.

All seven planes landed safely. The passengers onboard remained unharmed.

JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Laser Blinding

JetBlueA JetBlue flight had to make an emergency landing at Las Americas Airport, Dominican Republic, on January 9.

Authorities said the pilots declared emergency after one or more individuals pointed a laser beam on the plane, impairing pilot’s visibility. The flight was coming from New York at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 120 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The police are investigating.

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