2 injured in crash of small plane near Port Townsend

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Originally published September 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm via The Seattle Times

Firefighters work to remove the injured from the wreckage of a plane (Photo courtesy of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue)

Firefighters work to remove the injured from the wreckage of a plane (Photo courtesy of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue)

Two people were reportedly injured after a small plane crashed at Discovery Bay Golf Course southwest of Port Townsend.

Update at 2:21 p.m.: The victims, a man and a woman, are each being flown from the crash site by Airlift Northwest helicopter. Still no word on conditions.

Update at 2 p.m.: Two people have been pulled from the plane wreckage and are being evaluated, East Jefferson Fire and Rescue said in a tweet.

Original post: Two people were reportedly injured after a small plane crashed at Discovery Bay Golf Course southwest of Port Townsend.

East Jefferson Fire and Rescue reports two people are trapped in the plane. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.

Original story via Seattle Times Staff.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft was a Cessna 150, Registration No. N8529G.  The aircraft “force landed” resulting in serious injuries to the two people onboard.  Preliminary information from the FAA can be found here. This page provides preliminary accident and incident information reported to the Office of Accident Investigation & Prevention within the past 10 business days. All information is preliminary and subject to change.

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15 Passengers Suffering from Minor Injuries after Turbulence

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Reprinted from abc7news.com. By AP.

Philippine Airlines says 15 passengers sustained minor injuries during turbulence on a flight from Hawaii to Manila. Medical and airline personnel helped them after the plane landed safely at Manila’s airport.

The airline said in a statement that Flight PR101 carrying 132 passengers left Honolulu at 12:06 p.m. Friday and the Airbus 340 experienced clear air turbulence en route. Such turbulence is not associated with clouds and cannot be detected visually or by conventional weather radar.

A DZBB radio reporter tweeted pictures of passengers in wheelchairs. One of them, identified as Abuena Castillo, held an ice pack on her head. She was quoted as saying that the plane suddenly fell and rose, throwing her off her seat.

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Plane Diverted to Boston, 2 Injured in “King Kong” Turbulence

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Reprinted from nbcnewyork.com. By Ida Siegal.

Two people aboard an international Delta flight headed to Newark were taken to the hospital after violent turbulence that one passenger said felt as if “King Kong picked up the plane and shook it like there was no tomorrow.”

Delta Flight 271, bound for Newark from Paris, was diverted to Logan International Airport amid bad weather in the tri-state and severe air turbulence, the airline said.

he plane initially tried to approach Newark during its originally scheduled landing but couldn’t get down because of the storm. It then went to Kennedy to try to land there, but bad weather there also prevented a landing.

The flight finally had to cut up north to Boston to make an emergency landing there. By that time, passengers felt ill.

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Seattle attorney calls for floatplane warning

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Reprinted from kirotv.com. By Alison Grande.

Alaska trying to determine what caused Tuesday’s deadly float plane crash.

Three people were killed, but seven survived.

It is the third de Havilland DHC-3 Otter to crash in Alaska in less than three years.

Seattle aviation attorney Alisa Brodkowitz is convinced there’s a larger problem and thinks the National Transportation Safety Board should issue a warning.

Brodkowitz represents the family of Walter Rediske, the pilot killed in a plane crash in Soldotna, Alaska, in July 2013.

Nine passengers died in the crash.

The same make and model, a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter, crashed in Ketchikan last June.

The excursion from a Holland America cruise ship killed nine.

Tuesday’s deadly crash in Iliamna is the third involving the same kind of plane in just over two years.

Not only are the planes the same make and model, records also show that each plane had its engine converted from a piston engine to a turbine engine.

Brodkowitz’s lawsuit blames the engine conversion for the crash that killed her client.

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British Airways fire: Jet’s suppression system didn’t work, source says

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Reprinted from CNN.com. By Greg Botelho and Ed Payne

(CNN)The British Airways jetliner that caught fire on the Las Vegas airport’s tarmac had suppression equipment, but it just didn’t work to suppress the flames, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Twenty-seven people associated with British Airways Flight 2276 were treated at the Nevada city’s Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, spokeswoman Sylvia Song said. All had been released by Wednesday afternoon.

Most of the injuries came as passengers slid down the four inflatable chutes while evacuating the Boeing 777, Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Klassen said.

The incident happened shortly after 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET) Tuesday, when the aircraft’s left engine caught fire at McCarran International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Exactly why that happened was one of authorities’ looming questions.

Another was why the fire continued until firefighters — who witnesses said arrived within minutes of the fire and smoke erupting — doused it.

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British Airways Jet Catches Fire at Las Vegas Airport; 20 Injured

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Via NBCnews.com

Original story by , and

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the engine failure that caused an intense fire on a British Airways Boeing 777 as it prepared for takeoff in Las Vegas, sending 20 passengers to the hospital.

Passengers used inflatable slides to escape the blaze on Tuesday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, just before the plane was to embark on a 10-hour flight to London Gatwick.

Thick clouds of black smoke billowed from the left engine of the plane as the passengers scurried across the tarmac. Witnesses said the fire was so intense that it melted windows on the plane.

Sunrise Hospital said it treated 20 patients. The airline said Wednesday that everyone had been released. It also pledged its cooperation with the NTSB.

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Cockpit alarms could be heard on recordings of the pilots’ mayday call to air traffic controllers.

The Boeing 777 experienced an engine failure after being cleared for takeoff at around 4:13 p.m. (7:13 p.m. ET) at McCarran International Airport, the airport said.

Full story, via NBC News here.

We will update this blog with preliminary Information from the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration, as it becomes available.

Additional details can be found, here.

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‘Severe turbulence’ on EgyptAir flight from New York to Cairo

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Reprinted from dailymail.co.uk. By John Hutchinson.

Twelve people were hospitalized on an EgyptAir flight from New York due to ’severe air turbulence’.

The aircraft was carrying 268 passengers when, a few hours into the journey, the plane was violently rocked from side to side.

Ten passengers were injured as a result, as well as two members of cabin crew.

The pilot took the decision to continue on to the final destination of Cairo, where the plane landed safely.

The company confirmed the 12 people were taken to hospital once the plane had landed, and that they received ’superficial injuries’.

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