British Airways Crash Lands At Johannesburg Tambo Int’l Airport

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Reprinted from huffingtonpost.co.uk. By George Bowden.

The undercarriage on a British Airways plane has collapsed after a crash landing at Johnannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport.

Pictures from the airport show the Boeing 737-400, operated by BA’s partner Comair, tilting precariously on the runway on Monday.

On landing 94 passengers and six crew were evacuated on the tarmac without injury just after midday local time.

Comair said: “British Airways’ (operated by Comair) BA6234 a 10:35 departure from Port Elizabeth, with 6 Crew and 94 Passengers on board, was involved in an incident on landing at OR Tambo International Airport just after 12:00 pm today.

“We can confirm that all passengers and crew safely disembarked with no reported injuries. Passengers have been taken to the terminal building where staff are on hand.

“Comair and the relevant authorities will be conducting the necessary investigation over the coming days and weeks. As soon we have more information on hand we will be releasing it to the media.”

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Jetliner Catches Fire On Runway

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Reprinted from cnn.com. By Eliott C. McLaughlin.

The engine of a Boeing 767 carrying 101 people caught fire as the plane taxied for departure Thursday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, officials said. It was bound for Caracas, Venezuela.

Fifteen people were injured, one with serious burns, said Broward County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Jachles. Two other people suffered less serious injuries, he said, and the remaining dozen people were described as “walking wounded” who suffered bruises, bumps, contusions and other minor injuries.

The pilot of an aircraft traveling behind Dynamic International Airways Flight 405 reported fuel was leaking from the aircraft before it caught fire, a Federal Aviation Administration official said. The fire occurred about 12:30 p.m. on the airport’s north runway.

Passengers evacuated the jet via emergency slides onto the taxiway. Emergency officials responded in two minutes, and the plane was evacuated within six minutes, Jachles said.

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Flight Originating from Philadelphia Makes Emergency Landing

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Reprinted from 6abc.com.

A flight that originated in Philadelphia had to make an emergency landing in North Carolina on its way to Jacksonville, Florida.

The plane landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport just before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Our sister station WTVD reports no one on board was hurt. The airline says the flight crew made the call to divert after a report of smoke in the cabin.

The plane was a Republic Airlines flight operating as American Eagle.

The airline says it was working to get the 65 passengers to Jacksonville as quickly as possible.

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Several hurt as plane catches fire at Florida airport

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Reprinted from channelnewsasia.com.

MIAMI: An airliner caught fire on a runway at Fort Lauderdale in Florida on Thursday and several people were injured, authorities said.

“Airplane engine fire,” the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter, adding: “several injuries.”

Emergency crews were seen battling flames on the port-side engine of the Dynamic Airways Boeing 767-200.

Dynamic Airways, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, began flights from Fort Lauderdale to Caracas in July.

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British Airways plane crash-lands at South African airport

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Reprinted from theguardian.com. By Simon Allison and Damien Gayle.

A British Airways-badged passenger jet is stuck on a runway in South Africa after its landing gear collapsed on arrival.

Flight BA6234 became stuck on the runway at OR Tambo international airport, near Johannesburg, after touching down from its cross-country flight from Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, at about 12pm.

All 94 passengers and six crew were evacuated safely to the terminal building. There were no injuries, the airport said.

According to the Aviation Safety blog, the lefthand main landing gear collapsed as the plane landed. “The aircraft skidded on the left engine nacelle and wingtip before coming to rest on the runway.”

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3 Hospitalized After Small Plane Crashes in West Broward

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Reprinted from nbcmiami.com.

Rescue workers responded after a small plane carrying three people crashed in Western Broward County Monday afternoon.

A pilot and two passengers were on board the small plane when it crashed off of US-27 just north of Griffin Road near the Florida Everglades, Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue officials said.

The plane was about 16 miles from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when it went down around 12:45 p.m., FAA officials said.

Footage showed the badly damaged plane resting in a ditch between a canal and a dirt road. Rescue crews were seen peeling back the front of the plane in an effort to rescue a person trapped inside. A man was also seen walking away from the wreck with blood covering his face.

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2 Dead After Plane Crashes Near Northern California House

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Reprinted from abcnews.go.com. By AP.

wo people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed next to a house in Northern California shortly after takeoff, authorities said Sunday.

The four-seater Beech 35 Bonanza sparked a fire on a side of the house in South Lake Tahoe, but it was quickly extinguished Saturday.

The two-story house is less than a mile from the airport, in a semi-rural neighborhood surrounded by pine trees. The crash occurred about 5:40 p.m.

Maja Smith, an aviation accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, said the plane contained only the two people. She said she didn’t know the identities of the victims and the plane’s destination wasn’t immediately known.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office did not return calls for comment.

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Small Plane Crashes in Backyard of Compton Home; Pilot Injured

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Reprinted from abc7.com. By Amy Powell.

The pilot of a single-engine plane was injured after crashing in the backyard of a home in Compton Wednesday afternoon.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said the plane crashed in back of a home in the 1800 block of Reeves Street around 2:40 p.m. The pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including a deep cut to his left eye.

No one else was injured in the crash, and the home was not damaged.

The plane took off from Compton/Woodley Airport and was in the air for a few moments before it experienced engine failure, according to Compton Interim Fire Chief Brian Batiste.

The pilot attempted to land the plane on Central Avenue but ended up making an emergency landing in the backyard of the home.

A neighbor heard the crash and rushed to help the pilot.

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Two injured in airplane crash at Discovery Bay Golf Course

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Reprinted from ptleader.com. By Leader Staff

Two people suffered serious injuries when their small, single-engine airplane crashed at 1:21 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28 at Discovery Bay Golf Course, located about 4 miles from Port Townsend.

A reporting party stated that the plane engine had stuttered and appeared to lose power before crashing into heavy brush just north of the tee box on the golf course’s 17th hole, according to a press release from East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR).

The golf course is just west of Jefferson County International Airport.

EJFR personnel arrived to find two occupants, a man and a woman, entrapped in the wreckage. Both appeared to be in their 70s; their identities were not known at time of transport, according to officials.

When found, the woman was conscious, but the man, the pilot, was not, according to Jefferson County Undersheriff Joe Nole. The man later regained consciousness, Nole said.

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5 airline passengers injured by turbulence

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Reprinted from Miamiherlad.com. By Michael Vasquez.

An American Airlines flight from Grenada to Miami gave passengers an extremely bumpy ride — with five passengers taken to a local hospital for minor injuries from the severe turbulence.

American’s Flight 982, which departed from Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada, landed at Miami International Airport shortly before noon Thursday. It carried 74 passengers and a five-member crew.

In a statement, American said the plane “encountered turbulence during flight. The seatbelt sign was illuminated at the time and the pilots did not have any indication of severe turbulence in the area.”

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