Small plane crashes on SH 71 near Horseshoe Bay

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Reprinted from KXAN.com.  By Eric Janzen.

HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (KXAN) — A small plane crashed onto State Highway 71 immediately after takeoff from the Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport. The highway was closed in both directions between FM 2147 and US 281 as authorities waited for Federal Aviation Administration officials to arrive on scene to investigate the crash.

The pilot was the only person on board, and was able to get off the plane before it caught fire. He was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge.

Eastbound traffic was rerouted to FM 2147 through Horseshoe Bay, while westbound vehicles were asked to take FM 2147 or FM 262 via US 281.

Department of Public Safety Troopers, Llano and Burnet County Sheriff’s deputies, and Horseshoe Bay and Marble Falls police are all on scene along with fire and EMS personnel.

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Two people survive plane crash at Superior Bong Airport

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Reprinted from Northland News Center.  By Ramona Marozas and Eden Checkol.

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) – Authorities were called to a plane crash at the Bong Airport in Superior around 2:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Superior Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Edwards said the pilot experienced technical difficulties with the small aircaft.

The pilot could not get the plane back to the runway, and decided to land in the field.

The plane landed on the right wing with its wheels detached.

Edwards said the plane will remain at the scene until the Federal Aviation Administration comes to investigate the crash.

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Singapore Airlines jet loses power in a storm

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Reprinted from Cnn.com.  By Paul Armstrong, CNN

Hong Kong (CNN) - A Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 with more than 180 passengers on board temporarily lost power to both of its engines as it passed through a storm, the airline has said.

Flight SQ836 was en route to Shanghai from Singapore on Saturday when it “encountered bad weather at 39,000 feet about three and a half hours after departure,” a spokesperson for the airline told CNN Wednesday.

“Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines. The flight continued to Shanghai and touched down uneventfully at 10:56pm local time,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that both engines were thoroughly inspected and tested upon arrival in Shanghai with no anomalies detected.

Descent

According to Flightradar 24, the problem caused the Airbus to descend 13,000 feet before the crew was able to power up the engines — though Singapore Airlines did not comment on this.

The carrier said it was in the process of reviewing the incident with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, as well as Airbus.

Airbus could not be reached for comment at this stage.

The airliner was carrying 182 passengers and 12 crew.

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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT LAX

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Reprinted from ABC7.com  By By ABC7.com staff.

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night after reports of fire in the front cargo hold.

Los Angeles firefighters were called at about 10 p.m. and met Southwest Airlines Flight 1516 on the runway when it landed. Thermal imaging equipment was used to find any unusual heat source emanating from the plane.

The Boeing 737 plane originated from San Jose and was headed to San Diego with 77 passengers on board.

Los Angeles firefighters were investigating the cause of the fire alert.

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Nevada plane crash kills 3 Arizona residents

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Reprinted from AZCentral.com  By Garrett Mitchell and Alexa N. D’Angelo, The Republic | azcentral.com

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a plane crash in Nevada that left three Arizona residents dead, authorities said.

According to FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer, the single-engine Rockwell Commander aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances off the Needles Highway, near Laughlin, Nev., at about 6 p.m. on May 17.

Kenitzer said there were four people on board the plane, which was traveling from Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport to Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

James Walker, 72, of Avondale, died at the scene of the crash, a Clark County Coroner’s Office spokeswoman said. A fourth person aboard the twin-engine plane, identified as Gregory Torres, remained in the hospital in fair condition.

Witnesses described the aircraft flying unusually low and reported hearing sounds suggesting engine trouble before the crash.

The crash occurred near Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, about 100 miles south of Las Vegas. It sparked a brush fire that burned into the next day.

Two female occupants of the plane — 64-year-old Evelyn Walker of Avondale and 58-year-old Diana Soto of Goodyear — died three days after the crash of burns.

The cause of the accident remains unknown and is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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One person killed after plane crashes in Perry County

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Reprinted from WKYT.com.

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One person was killed after a plane crashed in the Lower Lost Creek community of Perry County on Thursday.

Kentucky State Police were called to the crash around 7 p.m. near Silas Bottom Road. A smaller model airplane was found off of Highway 2446, also known as Lost Creek Road.

Troopers say one person was killed in the crash. That person has not yet been identified.

The plane has also not yet been identified due to damage from the crash.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Perry County Ambulance, and several rescue squads assisted Kentucky State Police with the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash scene on Friday. Troopers will secure the area until their arrival.

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Small plane bound for Mansfield crashes in Virginia

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SALTVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say at least two people died when a small airplane crashed into a mountain in southwest Virginia.

State Police Lt. Ed Murphy said Tuesday that there are conflicting reports on whether there were two or three people on the plane. Nobody survived.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Beechcraft BE-55 was flying about seven miles northeast of Tazewell County Airport in Richlands when air traffic controllers lost contact with it Monday. Murphy said it appears the pilot was trying to avoid an isolated storm when the plane crashed.

It took rescuers 2½ hours to reach the heavily wooded crash site on Flat Top Mountain by foot Tuesday.

The FAA said the aircraft was headed from Spruce Creek Airport near Daytona Beach, Florida, to Ohio’s Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.

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Hawaiian Airlines jet makes emergency landing at LAX

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Reprinted from KITV.com.

LOS ANGELES —A Hawaii-bound jetliner returned safely to Los Angeles on Monday after a cockpit light suggested a fuel valve was open.

Spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado of Los Angeles International Airport says Hawaiian Airlines Flight 3 took off from LAX shortly before 10 a.m. Hawaii time Monday with some 300 people onboard.

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says the plane declared the problem around 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time and turned around.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed at LAX around 11:18 a.m. Hawaii time.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the aircraft was bound for Honolulu.  The plane circled off the California coast to burn fuel before landing.

Hawaiian Airlines says an indicator light came on in the cockpit, suggesting an open fuel jettison valve.  As a precaution, the captain chose to to return to LAX and declared an emergency for priority landing.

The plane circled to burn fuel in order to avoid an overweight landing.  Hawaiian Airlines says the crew did not dump fuel and there is no indication of a fuel leak.

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Two tires blew out as Alaska Air flight landed at Sea-Tac

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Courtesy KIRO TV.

SEATAC, Wash. —

Passengers have been tweeting about an Alaska Airlines plane’s rough landing at Sea-Tac airport overnight.

Pictures from Twitter show Flight 601 from Las Vegas on the tarmac after landing just after midnight Monday.

Alaska Airlines said two of the Boeing 737’s left tires blew after landing. The captain and co-pilot didn’t know anything was wrong until pilots on another plane saw smoke.

Firefighters sprayed the tires with foam.

The plane is being inspected to determine what caused the tires to blow.

All 173 passengers on board exited the plane safely.

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NTSB: Pilot Error Led to Whitefield Helicopter Crash

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/

WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that a helicopter crash in Whitefield last year was caused when the pilot failed to respond to low fuel warnings.

The National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday says pilot Michael Conleyfailed to respond appropriately to a signal warning him of a lack of fuel. As a result, Conley was forced to crash land in the trees last May.

The NTSB says the caution light was on the dim setting, making it difficult to see in daylight.

Conley, who was flying for Whitefield-basedMaine Helicopters, suffered a minor head injury. No one else was on board.

Company owner Greg Farris tells the Morning Sentinel the report contains “zero surprises” and calls the pilot’s decision a “silly mistake.”

Farris says Conley no longer works for the company.

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