Flight bound for Memphis makes emergency landing

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Reprinted from fox13memphis.com.

An American Eagle plane bound for Memphis International Airport had to make an emergency landing at Bill & Hillary Clint National Airport in Little Rock Wednesday afternoon, sending two people to a hospital.

According to Shane Carter, the Director of Public Relations at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport, the flight with approximately 60 people on board departed Dallas and then encountered turbulence, causing it to be diverted to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Carter said the plane landed safely at 12:02 p.m., but two flight attendants had to be taken to a hospital. No passengers on board suffered injuries.

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Mechanical problems prompt JetBlue emergency landing in the Bahamas

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Reprinted from the caribbean360.com.

A potential disaster was averted by the skill of a JetBlue pilot who safely landed a commercial airliner with a landing gear malfunction at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Friday.

According to a statement from the airline, JetBlue flight 29 from Washington Dulles Airport (KIAD) to Nassau, Bahamas reported the malfunction prior to arrival.

Officials said that the aircraft’s nose gear failed to function properly, leaving the flight dependant on the rear landing gear.

The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said in a statement: “The pilot in command made a decision to attempt a landing at LPIA, and after burning some fuel, executed a safe landing…with the use of both the left and right main gear only. The nose gear was not extended. All passengers and crew were determined to be uninjured.”

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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4 Rescued After Small Plane Crashs at San Jose International Airport

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Reprinted from abc7news.com. By Vic Lee.

A small plane made an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport this afternoon and the four people on board are uninjured, an airport spokeswoman said.

The four people on board that small plane are very lucky. It could have ended so much worse, had it not been for the pilot’s skillful handling of a collapsed landing gear.

The plane is an Italian made Piaggio P-180 Twin Turbo Prop. The pilot called the tower at around noon, shortly after he took off.
“They did fly over a few times to burn down some of the fuel, as well as have the tower do a visual inspection to see if the landing gear was down,” said Mineta San Jose Aiport spokesperson Vicki Day.
The plane is registered to a company called Monolithic Power Systems in South San Jose. They declined to comment.
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Columbia River plane crash claims 2 Vancouver residents

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Reprinted from columbian.com. By Dameon Pesanti.

Vancouver residents John McKibbin and Irene Mustain are presumed dead after an airplane believed to be McKibbin’s was seen crashing into the Columbia River near Astoria, Ore., just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

About 3:50 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard received reports of a private plane crash landing in the Columbia River east of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross, a Coast Guard spokeswoman in Seattle.

McKibbin’s aircraft was a North American AT-6, built of polished aluminum and with the nose and tail painted red. The two-seater plane was based at Pearson Field and has been flown to honor military veterans. The aircraft is of a type used as a pilot training aircraft during World War II. More than 17,000 were built.

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Pilot Dies in Fiery Plane Crash in Hawthorne

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Reprinted from nbclosangeles.com. By Jessica Perez and Kim Baldonado.

The pilot of an ultralight plane was killed in a fiery crash soon after takeoff from the Hawthorne Municipal Airport Monday.

Employees from Best Drilling and Pump, Inc., were working on tanks across from the site when an ultralight aircraft with a female pilot on board crashed around noon directly in front of them on West 120th Street.

Byron Mayes said he’s still trying to process what happened just a few feet from where he was working.

“All of a sudden, my partner started yelling, ‘Watch out, there’s a plane coming!’ and it looked like the plane veered up, lost control and hit a couple feet away from the truck, a couple feet away from us,” Mayes said.

The pilot was flying the Airborne XT-912, a light-sport, weight-shift control plane, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were on scene investigating the crash.

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KOMO chopper crash survivor files lawsuit

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Reprinted from Kiro7.com. By Alison Grande.

Guillermo Sanchez survived the KOMO News helicopter crash.

The helicopter landed on his truck and then burst into flames killing the two men on board.

Sanchez, 44, filed a lawsuit with the hopes this kind of accident won’t happen again.

On March 18, 2014, Sanchez was driving to work.

The helicopter lifted off the roof of the KOMO building then crashed onto Broad Street at 7:40 a.m. It landed on top of a car and truck waiting at the stop light.

The liftoff was captured on a surveillance camera from a nearby McDonald’s Restaurant. The huge plume of black smoke and river of burning fuel were recorded on the dash cameras of Seattle police patrol cars.

Sanchez was able to get out of his truck and wanted to help the men in the helicopter. It burst into flames killing KOMO pilot Gary Pfitzner and KOMO photographer Bill Strothman.

Alisa Brodkowitz is the attorney for Sanchez. She said Sanchez suffers from PTSD from the crash.

“He saw a helicopter falling onto the roof of his truck. He felt what he thought was the wind of the rotor pass over his head,” described Brodkowitz. “He saw the men in the helicopter and he knew he couldn’t help them.”

“This lawsuit is really about preventing anything like this from happening again,” said Brodkowitz. “They need to think not only about the safety of the crew but the safety of ground victims.”

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Wisconsin CRJ2 near Norfolk smoke in cabin

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Reprinted from avherald.com. By Simon Hradecky.

An Air Wisconsin Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N402AW performing flight from New York La Guardia, NY to Norfolk, VA with 26 people on board, was on approach to Norfolk when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cabin.

The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Norfolk’s runway 23. The aircraft stopped on the runway for an examination by emergency services. Emergency services reported they did not find any trace of fire, heat or smoke, the aircraft then taxied to the apron.

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Plane makes emergency landing at Norfolk International Airport

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Reprinted from pilotonline.com By Jordan Pascale.

American Airlines Flight AA3749 with 26 people on board made an emergency landing at Norfolk International Airport this afternoon after smoke started coming in the cockpit.

The aircraft, a 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200, stopped on a taxiway as soon as it cleared the runway so that the passengers and crew could get off, said airport executive director Robert Bowen. The passengers were bused to the terminal and the aircraft will be towed from the taxiway to the end of concourse A. The flight left from LaGuardia.

The Airport Fire Department checked the aircraft and didn’t find fire or an explicit cause for the smoke, Bowen said. The flight crew reported that the smoke stopped when the electronics were turned off.

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Strong odor forces plane to make emergency landing at Newark

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A United Airlines flight had to return to Newark Airport Monday morning amid concerns about a strong odor in the cabin, the FAA said.

United Flight 1704 departed at 6 a.m. for Austin, Texas, but about 20 minutes after takeoff, it returned to Newark. The crew aboard the Boeing 739 had reported a strong odor in the cabin, according to the FAA.

The plane landed safely. An investigation is underway.

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Spirit Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Myrtle Beach

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Reprinted from myrtlebeachonline.com. By WPDE.

Our Grand Strand News Alliance partner, WPDE, is reporting that a Spirit Airlines flight traveling from Tampa to Atlantic City made an emergency landing at Myrtle Beach International Airport Saturday night.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Spirit Airlines Flight 348, an Airbus A320, landed safely at MYR at 8:18 p.m. after reporting an engine problem.

One man said his 70-year-old mother was on the flight. She was one of more than 200 passengers who spent the night either at the airport or in the area awaiting another flight. Officials at the airport said as of late Sunday morning all of the passengers had boarded a flight to Atlantic City.

The FAA is investigating. Passengers are encouraged to call Spirit Airlines for information.

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