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7 Dead, Over 14 Injured as Plane Crashes during Shoreham Airshow

planeA Cold War-era Hawker Hunter jet crashed during Shoreham Airshow at Shoreham Airport in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom, on August 22.

The plane was flying a loop when it went down, hitting several vehicles on A27.

At least 7 people were killed in the crash.

The pilot sustained serious injuries and was flown to Royal Sussex County Hospital. At least 13 others were also injured.

The event was cancelled due to the crash.

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Emergency Slide Unit Fell Off Midair; Thomas Cook Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Thomas CookThomas Cook flight TCX1638 had to return and make an emergency landing at Gatwick airport in West Sussex, UK, on October 31.

The Boeing 757-3CQ departed from the airport at around 9 a.m. and was heading to Hurghada, Egypt, when its emergency slide unit fell off. The pilot was then instructed to turn back and land at Gatwick.

The flight landed safely and all 237 passengers remained unharmed. The passengers were shifted to another flight.

It is believed that the emergency slide fell near the border of Kent and East Sussex. The local police were informed and they sent search teams to spot the unit.

Thomas Cook and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch are investigating.

Air China Flight in Emergency Landing at Gatwick Airport

Air ChinaAir China flight CA852, en route from London to Beijing, made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, UK, at around 3:20 p.m. on September 7.

The decision for emergency landing was made after the aircraft’s landing gear became jammed shortly after it took off at 1:30 p.m.

The Airbus landed safely after circling over Sussex for around 2 hours to shed extra fuel. No injuries were reported.

The runway at Gatwick airport remained closed for 20 minutes after the landing.

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EasyJet Airbus in Emergency Landing at Gatwick Airport

easyjetAn EasyJet flight en route from Liverpool to Naples had to divert and make an emergency landing at Gatwick airport in West Sussex, United Kingdom, at around 7:20 a.m. on August 28.

The Airbus A320 aircraft carrying 157 passengers was diverted after crew reported smoke in the cockpit.

According to an EasyJet spokesperson, “The plane landed safely at Gatwick and the passengers remained calm. At no point was the safety of passengers threatened…We now want to make sure we get the passengers to Naples as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, the plane is being inspected.”

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