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Planes Collide at Malta International Airport

A Ryanair plane clipped the wing of a Turkish Airlines aircraft at Malta International Airport, Malta, on January 17th.

The incident happened when the Turkish Airlines plane was departing for Istanbul, Turkey, while the Ryanair flight from Bari, Italy, was taxiing to an apron.

No injuries were reported.

PIA Plane Collides with Stair Car at Islamabad Airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane collided with a passenger stair car at Islamabad International Airport, Pakistan, on December 27th.

The incident happened when flight PK-373 was preparing to depart for Karachi, Pakistan.

No injuries were reported. A wing of the aircraft sustained damage.

Two Killed After Small Plane Crashes in Topeka, Kansas

A small plane crashed near Philip Billard Municipal Airport in Topeka, Kansas, on July 31st.

The 1965 Piper PA-30 fixed wing plane was carrying two people when it went down.

Both occupants were killed in the crash. They were identified as pilot William Leeds, 76, of Mission, Kansas, and co-pilot James Bergman, 55, of Leawood, Kansas.

The crash is being investigated.

Thomas Cook Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Manchester

Thomas Cook Airlines flight MT-2652 had to return and make an emergency landing in Manchester, England, on June 26th.

According to the airline, the airbus A330-200 plane heading to Holguin, Cuba, had to turn back due to a low oil indication.

The plane landed back safely, however, the tip of its left wing was missing.

All passengers and crew members remained safe.

Trans Maldivian Plane makes Crash Landing in Maldives

A Trans Maldivian flight made a crash landing at Velana International Airport, Malé, Maldives, on May 27th.

The de Havilland DHC-6-300 flying from Rangali Island, Maldives, had just landed when it tipped over to its left and its nose and left wing was submerged in the water.

All 9 passengers and 3 crew members were taken to hospital for precautionary measures.

The aircraft sustained partial damage.

Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

Delta Airlines flight DL-136 made an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 24th.

The Airbus A330-200 plane flying from Detroit, Michigan, was descending toward Amsterdam when the crew reported multiple engine stalls and wing anti ice faults.

The emergency services were put on alert as the plane touched down.

Everyone aboard remained safe.

CargoLogicAir Plane Drops Flap Track Fairing Near Munich

CargoLogicAir flight CLU-473 dropped a flap track fairing near Munich, Germany, on May 19th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane flying from Frankfurt, Germany, was on approach to Munich when a flap track fairing from the right wing fell off.

The plane continued for a safe landing.

The fairing part was later recovered by the local police.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Clay Center Municipal Airport

A small plane made an emergency landing at Clay Center Municipal Airport in Clay County, Kansas, on January 31st.

Authorities said the pilot of the 1976 Cessna Fixed Wing plane was forced to land in emergency due to engine issues.

The plane landed without landing gear.

The pilot, Jeffrey M. Clarke, 35, and his only passenger, Dane M. Messex, 36, remained unharmed.

KLM Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam

KLM flight KL-565 had to return and make an emergency landing in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on January 16th.

The Boeing 747-400 plane took off for Nairobi, Kenya, but had to turn back after a loose part was observed on a wing.

The plane landed back safely. All 376 people aboard remained unharmed.

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Athens

United airlinesUnited Airlines flight UA-125 made an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on September 30th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane took off for Newark, New Jersey, but had to return shortly afterwards after the passengers noticed fluid leaking from the left hand wing.

The plane landed safely. All 209 passengers and 11 crew members remained unhurt.

Nepal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in New Delhi

nepal airlinesNepal Airlines flight RA-218 had to return and make an emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on September 11th.

The plane took off for Kathmandu, Nepal, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a wing flap malfunction.

The plane landed safely. All 160 people aboard remained unharmed.

Etihad Airbus makes Safe Landing in Scotland

EtihadEtihad Airlines EY-27 made a safe emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland, UK, on August 1st.

The Airbus A330-200 flying from Abu Dhabi, UAE, had just landed when the crew noticed a hole under its right side wing.

The plane landed uneventfully.

No one was injured.

Small Plane Crashed at Ravalli County Airport

A small plane crashed at the Ravalli County Airport in Hamilton, Montana, on June 4th.

The plane was attempting to land at the airport when its left wing struck the ground, causing it to flip over. The plane was flying from Idaho at the time.

There were three people aboard, including the pilot and two passengers; one of them was injured in the incident while the other two remained unharmed.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Aeroflot Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Russia

AeroflotAeroflot flight SU-2342 made an emergency landing in Kaliningrad, Russia, on May 22nd.

The Airbus A320-200, heading from Moscow, Russia, to Hanover, Germany, was diverted after a passenger observed fuel leaking from a wing.

The plane landed safely. There were 154 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

Bird-Hit Nippon Cargo Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing in Anchorage

Nippon Cargo Airlines flight KZ-188 had to make an emergency landing in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 19th.

The plane was flying from Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan, when a bird hit it, causing damage to its right wing.

The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported.

Atlas Air Plane Emergency Escape Slide Hits House in Phoenix

A private Atlas Air plane’s emergency escape slide detached mid-air and fell on the top of a house in Mesa, Arizona, Phoenix, on March 30th.

The Boeing 767, heading to Sky Harbor Airport, Phoenix, was mid-air when the crew was told that the emergency slide over the right wing had deployed.

The plane landed safely, whereas the house suffered minor damage.

The incident is under investigation.

EasyJet Plane Returns to the Stand after Spanner was Spotted in the Wing

EasyjetA 25-year-old Swiss passenger prevented a potential aviation disaster after reporting that a spanner was stuck in the plane’s wing.

Just moments before the EasyJet flight EZS1465 was scheduled to take off, Christophe spotted the spanner and immediately told the airline personnel.

According to the airline, “easyJet can confirm that EZS1465 from Geneva to Copenhagen on 4 March retuned to stand prior to departure from Geneva as a result of a passenger informing crew about noticing an object in the wing… In line with our procedures, the captain took the decision to return to stand for it to be investigated. A spanner was discovered and removed and the flight departed with a small delay.”

The incident is being investigated.

Jet Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Mumbai

Jet AirwaysJet Airways flight 9W 354 had to make an emergency landing at Mumbai airport in India, on March 3rd.

According to the airline, “Jet Airways flight 9W 354 on landing in Mumbai reported a technical fault with the main landing gear.” It is believed that the plane’s main landing gear collapsed upon landing, also causing damage to the right wing.

All 127 people aboard the plane remained uninjured.

Trans State Plane’s Wing Tips Strike Whilst Landing

Trans State flight AX-4615/UA-4615 made a safe landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Saint Louis, Missouri, on February 23.

The Embraer, en-route from Chicago, Illinois, to Saint Louis, struck the wing tips onto the runway while landing.

The plane received minor damage to its wings.

All people aboard remained unharmed.

Small Plane Crashed near Whiteman Airport, California

A small plane crashed in the middle of a street near Whiteman Airport, Pacoima, California, on February 22nd.

It is believed that the fixed-wing, single-engine Mooney aircraft suffered engine failure before it went down in the 10100 block of North San Fernando Road, clipping several cars.

No injuries were reported.

The incident is being investigated.

Pilot Feared Dead after F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona

An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a remote area near Bagdad, Yavapai County, Arizona, on January 21.

The jet that took off from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, was carrying a student pilot from Taiwan when it went down. Authorities said the pilot was practicing air-to-air combat with an instructor as part of training.

According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke, “All indications lead me to believe that the pilot did not survive the accident…But until we have 100 percent confirmation, we will continue search efforts.”

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ottawa Field

A small Piper fixed-wing aircraft had to make an emergency landing in a field off Labette Road and Louisiana Road near Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, on January 19.

It is believed that the pilot was forced to land in the field due to icy conditions.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were two people aboard at the time, including the pilot Robert Fenton, 67, of Olathe, and his passenger Donald Davis, 68, of Lenexa; both of them remained unharmed.

SilkAir Plane makes Safe Landing in Brunei after Bird Strike

silkairSilkAir Private Limited flight SQ-182 made a safe landing at Brunei International Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on December 13.

The Airbus A320-200 was en-route from Singapore, when a bird hit its left side wing on its approach to Brunei airport.

The plane landed safely.

All passengers aboard remained unhurt.

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