US Airways Flight Blows Two Tires While Landing At Metro Airport

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Original story via detroit.cbslocal.com

ROMULUS (WWJ) — U.S. Airways Flight 2088 was landing around 8:45 p.m. Monday evening when the A-320 Airbus blew two tires.

Flight 2088 originated in Atlanta, then went to Charlotte, before coming to Detroit. Detroit Metro Airport spokesman Mike Conway said that the plane had 150 people onboard.

“The US Airways A-320 landed on runway 21-Right and blew a couple of tires, basically disintegrated the tires” Conway said. “The aircraft cannot taxi to the gate.”

No one on board the aircraft was injured and the passengers and crew are being taken to the terminal by shuttle buses.

“The airport authority made arrangements for buses to go out to the aircraft and we have, at this point, unloaded all the passengers onto these buses,” Conway said. “We’ve taken them over to gate D-17 at the North Terminal.”

At least two Delta flights were diverted to Cleveland when the incident occurred.

“We have an aircraft that’s disabled on one of our runways — actually an intersection of a runway and a taxiway,” Conway said. “There’s a lot of tire debris out there, so all of that’s going to have to be cleaned up and the runway will need to be inspected for damage before we can reopen it.”

WWJ was tipped earlier that emergency vehicles had surrounded an unknown plane on the tarmac.

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Expressjet E145 near Springfield on Oct 24th 2014, loss of cabin pressure

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Original story via Simon Hradecky, The Aviation Herald

An Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N11187 performing flight EV-4578/UA-4578 from Birmingham, AL to Denver, CO (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 120nm southeast of Springfield, MO (USA) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 10,000 feet (average rate of descent 4300 fpm) due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft diverted to Springfield for a safe landing about 27 minutes later. Three people were treated at the airport for nose and sinus problems.

The airport confirmed the aircraft diverted to Springfield due to cabin pressure problems, passengers and crew needed to be treated at the airport for symptoms for depressurization including nose and sinus problems.

A replacement Embraer ERJ-145 reached Denver as flight EV-578T with a delay of 3:45 hours.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASQ4578/history/20141024/2040Z/KBHM/KDEN

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Delta plane clips wings with smaller jet preparing to leave Minnesota airport

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Article by: Associated Press via StarTribune.com

MINNEAPOLIS — A Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened shortly after 8 p.m., airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said.

The Delta Boeing 757 was bound for Los Angeles with 171 customers on board, according to the airline. The smaller Embraer jet, flown by the Delta feeder Compass Airlines, was bound for Louisville, Kentucky, and had 74 customers on board. Both returned to their gates with wing damage.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said the planes collided as the Delta flight was taxiing for departure and the Compass flight was pushing back from the gate. The cause of the collision wasn’t immediately known, but the FAA is investigating.

Hogan said passengers were put on other flights and continued on to their destinations. The incident shut down a taxiway Wednesday night, but did not affect other airline schedules, Hogan said.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said that agency is aware of the incident but has not opened a full investigation.

Delta released a statement saying it was also investigating, and technicians were examining both aircraft.

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22 injured as Singapore Airlines aircraft hit by turbulence in Mumbai

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Original Story via Indian Press

In a close shave, a packed super jumbo aircraft of Singapore Airlines with over 430 people on board was hit by sudden turbulence during descent here, leaving eight passengers and 14 crew members injured.

The Singapore-Mumbai plane, an A380 double-deck, had 408 passengers and 25 crew on board.

The injured passengers and crew were admitted at two private hospitals in suburban Andheri, SIA said here on Sunday.

Of the injured passengers, six were discharged after being provided the necessary medical assistance. The crew members were also discharged, the airlines said.

“Singapore Airlines flight SQ424 from Singapore to Mumbai experienced sudden turbulence during descent on October 18. There were 408 passengers and 25 crew on board. Eight passengers and 14 crew sustained injuries and were attended to by medical personnel on arrival at city airport,” Singapore Airlines said in a statement here.

“There was a medical emergency at T2 yesterday in which our medical team attended to the injured cabin crew and passengers of Singapore Airlines,” Mumbai Airport Authority said in a separate statement.

SIA said it is providing full assistance to the authorities in investigations.

The turbulence-hit aircraft was not grounded and it was fully operational.

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it.

- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/22-injured-as-singapore-airlines-aircraft-hit-by-turbulence-in-mumbai/#sthash.3I3QcY1H.a0rh4MIm.dpuf

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Small plane makes emergency landing at DIA

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Original story via Blair Shiff, KUSA

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Photo: SKY9

DENVER - A small plane with landing gear issues successfully made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

The three people onboard did not sustain any injuries.

The Hawker HS25B left Centennial Airport at 11 a.m. Shortly after takeoff, a tire blew and damaged the hydraulic system.

The aircraft started circling DIA’s airspace. The airport prepared for a possible gear-up landing.

The plane landed around 3:15 p.m. Emergency crews could be seen surrounding the aircraft, spraying foam on it as a precaution..

DIA worked closely with Denver Fire, Denver Health, Denver Police and the FAA to prepare for this landing.

The plane is registered to the Monforts, owners of the Colorado Rockies. However, a spokesperson for the team said the Monforts were not onboard.

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2 U.S. Airways flights have problems before landing in Charlotte, N.C.

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Original Story via By Ralph Ellis, CNN

(CNN) — Two U.S. Airways flights experienced difficulties before landing Saturday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, airline spokesman Matt Miller said.

Flight 5782 was heading to Charlotte and made an emergency landing at 7:45 p.m. because of a hydraulic issue, Miller said.

The plane could not taxi to the gate under its own power and had to be towed to a maintenance hangar, Miller said.

The Embraer 175 operated by Republic Airways, a regional partner, took off from Greensboro, North Carolina, and carried 28 passengers and four crew members. No injuries were reported.

Earlier in the evening, Flight 745 descended from an undetermined altitude to 10,000 feet during its approach to the airport because of an air pressure problem in the cabin, Miller said.

Oxygen masks were deployed for the 146 passengers, he said.

The flight crew followed standard procedure to handle the problem, he said. Nobody was reported injured and the cause of the problem has not been determined, Miller said.

The Airbus A320 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport and landed in Charlotte at 7 p.m. Saturday.

@DannyLipford tweeted: “Landed in Charlotte ! Everything is cool. A few passengers are a little shaken up a bit. Crew did a great job!”

2 passenger planes turn back to Dallas after inflight technical issues

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Southwest B737 at Phoenix on Oct 6th 2014, burst tire on departure

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Original story via Simon Hradecky, The Aviation Herald

A Southwest Boeing 737-700, registration N795SW performing flight WN-1359 from Phoenix,AZ to Newark,NJ (USA) with 135 passengers and 5 crew, was climbing out of Phoenix when the crew stopped the climb at 15,000 feet after receiving information they most likely had blown a tire on takeoff from Phoenix. The aircraft burned off fuel and returned to Phoenix for a safe landing about 2:50 hours after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N249WN reached Newark with a delay of 5.5 hours.

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Delta regional jet bumped by wide-body at JFK

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Original Story By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY

A Delta Connection regional jet apparently was clipped by a Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft Sunday night at New York’s JFK Airport. Officials from the Port Authority that operates the airport described it as a “minor incident,”according to New York’s Newsday newspaper.

The incident occurred just after 7 p.m. ET Sunday.The Associated Press reports that a Delta Connection Embraer regional jet was waiting to taxi to a gate when it was bumped from behind by the nose of the Royal Jordanian aircraft. AP cites a spokesman for Republic Airways, the parent company of Chautauqua Airlines that was operating the Delta Connection flight.

No injuries were reported.

There were 159 passengers on the Royal Jordanian aircraft and 44 on the Delta Connection regional jet, Port Authority spokeswoman Erica Dumas tells Newsday.

Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, tells Newsday the agency was awaiting an “assessment” of the planes’ damage to determine if it was “substantial enough” to require an investigation. Knudson says a decision was likely to come on Monday, according to Newsday.

Port Authority officials declined to give additional details on the incident.

The spokesman for Republic tells AP that Chautauqua’s Delta Connection regional jet taxied to the gate under its own power and that all passengers and crew members exited the aircraft normally.

The incident is one of several to occur at New York airports in recent years. The highest-profile of those incidents came in April 2011, when a giant Airbus A380 being operated by Air France clipped a Delta regional jet and spun it about 90 degrees. Video of the incident went viral and made headlines across the USA.

And in May 2013, a wide-body aircraft operated by Scandinavian carrier SAS and a United Express regional jet clipped each other at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Full story via USA TODAY.

The Federal Aviation Administration Preliminary Accident/Incident Report can be found, here.  It states, “A CHATAUQUA E145 WAS STATIONARY AT THE GATE WHEN THE WING OF A TAXIING ROYAL JORDANIAN A340 STRUCK THE TAIL OF THE E145. JAMAICA, NY.”

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One killed, one hurt in Getchell plane crash

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Original Story Herald staff via heraldnet.com

Photo via Heraldnet.com courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

LAKE STEVENS — One man was killed and another critically injured after a small plane went down Saturday afternoon in the Getchell area of north Snohomish County.

The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. at the Frontier Air Park, north of Lake Stevens, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

The co-pilot who died was believed to be in his late 70s or early 80s, Ireton said. The pilot, believed to be in his mid-60s, was flown via medical helicopter to an area hospital.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. No additional information was immediately available.

Original Story via heraldnet.com

The follow up story can be found here.

The Federal Aviation Administration Accident and Incident Notification can be found, here.  The FAA notice indicates that the accident aircraft was an experimental KITFOX III, tail number N307KF.

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American jet makes emergency landing at DFW

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Original Story Via Walt Zwirko, WFAA

Flight 1654 took off shortly after 5 p.m. for what was scheduled to be a five-hour journey to Baltimore

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American Airlines Flight 1654 touched down safely at DFW International Airport after encountering landing gear problems on September 29, 2014. (Photo: WFAA)

DFW AIRPORT — An American Airlines flight that left Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport bound for Baltimore Monday afternoon returned to DFW after circling North Texas for almost three hours.

Flight 1654 — carrying 140 passengers and a crew of five — took off shortly after 5 p.m. for what was scheduled to be a five-hour journey to the East Coast, But the aircraft never left the state after what the airline called a “tire problem” with the landing gear.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 twin-engine jet flew in a loop, primarily over Collin County, to burn off excess fuel before attempting to land, according to information provided by the FlightAware website.

The jet also made one low pass over the airport so ground personnel could attempt to view the tires, the airline said.

Emergency vehicles were in place along the runway as Flight 1654 landed without incident. Aerial images appeared to show some problem with the plane’s nose gear, but the jet came in smoothly and there were no sparks as it touched down.

The 26-year-old plane did not attempt to taxi to a gate; it remained parked on the runway where it stopped.

After about 15 minutes, passengers used the aircraft’s rear stairway to board buses to the terminal, where they could continue their journeys.

According to Airfleets.net, American has 151 MD-80 and MD-90 planes in its fleet, with an average age of 22.1 years.

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