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Aer Lingus Flight Diverts to Cardiff due to Fumes in Cockpit

Aer Lingus flight EI-845 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, on October 12th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Cork, Ireland, was diverted after the crew noticed fumes in the cockpit.

The plane landed safely. All one hundred and sixty-nine people aboard remained unharmed.

Flybe Plane Returns to Wales after Bird Strike

Flybe flight BE-4565 had to return and make an emergency landing at Cardiff Airport, Rhoose, Wales, on September 21st.

The Embraer ERJ-195 flying to Paris, France, had to return due to bird strike.

The plane landed safely.

All 90 people aboard remained safe.

Float Plane Pilot Rescued after it Crashes in Alaska

A float plane crashed near Ketchikan on the shoreline of a lake in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, on August 15th.

According to sources the plane wreckage was located on the Island, after which the pilot was rescued by the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

One person aboard was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Swansea Beach

small planeA small plane flying from Swansea Airport to Popham Airfield in Basingstoke had to make an emergency landing at Jersey Marine, a beach at Swansea, Wales, UK, at around 16:00 BST on July 22.

The plane carrying 3 people was flying at 2,000 ft when the pilot noticed that something was wrong with the engine and decided to make an emergency landing on the beach.

No major damage was done to the plane and no one was hurt. The owner of the plane, Derek Clyde, 60, from Kidwelly said the pilot, James Hooton, did an excellent job. “He is an ex-RAF pilot and very experienced,” said Clyde.

He also said, “We have just recovered the aircraft and the engine will be sent to the manufacturers and rebuilt in about eight weeks…The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been in touch and said it will not be investigating as it was an off-airfield landing with no damage and no injuries.”

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