3 big incidents in USA - All 39-40o N latitude, in the upper northeast -
A Delta flight from Maine made an emergency landing at JFK Airport Tuesday evening. Delta flight 6079, an Embraer 145 aircraft, left Bangor, Maine at 5 p.m. en route to LaGuardia Airport. The pilot reported an onboard indication of possibly three blown tires and requested an emergency landing....
A plane carrying about 45 people made a safe emergency landing at about 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Indianapolis International Airport. Airport spokesman Carlo Bertolini said the United Airlines flight originated in Austin, Texas, and was headed to Newark, N.J., when it sought to make an emergency landing in Indianapolis because of a "steering problem." ....
Taiwan plane crash: 47 passengers on board TransAsia flight trapped, feared dead after crash landing during Typhoon Matmo
It eventually took off at 5:45 p.m. and encountered heavy rains and strong wind gusts during the 35-minute trip, forcing the pilot to delay landing until after 7 p.m. After one attempt failed, the pilot made a second try. Moments later, at around 7:06 p.m., ground crews lost contact with the jet, the news agency said.
Haris Suleman Dead After Plane Crash: NTSB Investigating Accident Off Pago Pago, American Samoa
Haris Suleman, a 17-year-old youth from Indiana who was trying to become the youngest person to fly around the world, has died and his father is missing Wednesday after their plane crashed off American Samoa Wednesday, his sister said in a Facebook post. . . .
Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash
Investigators at the scene of the crash in northern Mali concluded the McDonnell Douglas MD 83 aircraft broke apart when it smashed into the ground early on Thursday morning the officials said suggesting this meant it was unlikely to have been the victim of an attack.
An Indian Air Force helicopter crashed on Friday evening in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district, killing all seven people on board. The helicopter was on way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper reported some technical problems to the Air Traffic Control (ATC), police said.
A Russian MiG-29 fighter jet crashed near the city of Astrakhan, in southeastern Russia, killing the pilot. "We are investigating the incident. What preliminary reports say, the crash was caused by a technical failure," ....
A Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) jetliner, en route for London, has made emergency landing in Brussels due to a technical fault in the alarm system indicating smoke in the cargo compartment on Monday. . . .
The cause of the crash was under investigation, but helicopter pilot Vince Carter told KFMB-TV that he was in the air when the pilot took off from Montgomery Field, a small public airport 6 miles north of downtown San Diego, and ran into trouble.
"She'd just lifted off and she made one (radio) transmission that she was having an issue," he said. "Then she said she lost power and she was going down and that was it."
F-35 fleet cleared to fly after June engine fire prompted grounding
(CNN) -- The Pentagon's most expensive weapons program ever, the F-35 warplane, is cleared for takeoff again.
The limited flight clearance, approved by Navy and Air Force officials Monday, allows the aircraft to fly with an engine inspection regimen and restricted flight envelope following the fleet's grounding after an engine fire last month.
Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright said in a statement Tuesday the restrictions would "remain in effect until the root cause of the June 23 engine mishap is identified and corrected." . . . (more)
A JetBlue flight had to make an emergency landing at Logan International Airport in East Boston on Monday afternoon, according to news reports. JetBlue spokeswoman Real Hamilton-Romeo told the Boston Globe that flight 1668 was carrying 95 passengers from Charleston International Airport in South Carolina when the cockpit crew received word of a mechanical problem. Massport's emergency response team met the flight when it landed safely just before 3:30 p.m. The plane was towed to the gate "out of an abundance of caution" after being evaluated on the runway, NECN reports. Officials on the ground were prepared for the worst. At about 3 p.m., Boston EMS officials tweeted that units were en route to the airport's North Gate after receiving word that the plane was experiencing brake and steering issues. However, there were no reported injuries in the incident, which remains under investigation by the FAA. Preliminary findings indicate the flight experienced an avionics problem before landing, the Globe reports. Avionic equipment can range from control, monitoring, communication, navigation, weather and anti-collision systems, among other cockpit devices.
A Southwest Airlines plane coming from the Baltimore and Washington area makes an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport overnight. Airport officials tell ABC 6 that the pilots of Southwest Airlines Flight 424 received a smoke indication in the forward cargo hold. The plane was heading to Chicago-Midway at the time of the notification, but the plane's captain declared an emergency and landed safely in Columbus. Emergency vehicles met the aircraft on the taxiway. All five crew members and 49 passengers were evacuated. Southwest Airlines says they determined smoke was found in the forward cargo hold. The airplane is out of service until further inspections. Southwest Airlines says all passengers were transferred to another flight to Chicago-Midway.
To demonstrate the proof of principle with ion beams instead of conventional reaction irradiation, the team of researchers preloaded reactor components of ferritic-martensitic steel with atoms of helium gas, to simulate alpha particles. They irradiated the samples with an ion beam from a particle accelerator at 5 million electronvolts energy and a temperature of 460 degrees Celsius for several hours, and after which used transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to characterize the damage caused by the energetic ions penetrating the steel and observed microscopic holes(voids), dislocations and precipitates within the steel - none of which were present before ion irradiation.
Comparing this ion-beam damage with that seen in actual components of the same batch of steel used in a sodium fast reactor during the period 1985-1992, it was found that the types of defects (as well as their sizes and numbers) caused by neutron bombardment from the nuclear reaction to be closely reproduced by that with the ion beam experiments.
Plane With Unconscious Pilot Breaches D.C. Airspace, Then Crashes Into Atlantic
The pilot of a small airplane apparently lost consciousness while flying Saturday afternoon and flew into restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., before crashing into the Atlantic Ocean, federal officials said.
Emergency crews responded to Westover Air Reserve Base after an in-flight emergency was reported aboard an incoming C-5 cargo plane. The emergency happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Officials from the base told CBS 3 the aircraft was flying in locally when the pilot reported an emergency. The plane was able to land safely at the base without incident. Officials said it appeared the emergency was minor, but the plane will undergo a full inspection. . . .
Japan - Steel plant explosion - from Wigner effect??
Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal facility
At least thirteen people were injured on Wednesday (Sep 3) after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, an official said, the latest in a series of accidents at the site. Television pictures showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal facility in Tokai, where 3,000 employees were engaged in producing steel sheets and pipes. A spokesman for the Aichi prefectural police said the fire department had been alerted to a problem at the plant at 12.46pm (11.46am, Singapore time). A Tokyo-based spokeswoman for the world's number-two steelmaker said 13 people were injured, "nine of them employees (of Nippon Steel) and four of them employees of its partner companies". At least six people were taken to hospital, private broadcaster Nippon TV reported, saying the injuries were not life-threatening. Another local report said 15 people were injured, three of them severely. "There was a small explosion that was caused by a fire at a coke oven," a Tokai city official told AFP, adding he did not know about the severity of the injuries. The explosion came after other fire troubles earlier this year.... (more)
A plane packed with holidaymakers returning from Ibiza had to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport on Wednesday night - after smoke filled the cabin. Jet2 said there had been a "minor electrical problem". Malcolm Yates, a passenger from Lincolnshire, said people were screaming and that the intercom failed and there was no communication between cabin staff and passengers. Speaking to the BBC, he said: "When we did come into land, it was quite erratic. "We soon saw the fire engines lined up. The lights were all out. Then the doors didn't open. People started to panic. "You could smell the burning, a strong electrical burning smell. That's when people started to panic, screaming 'get the kids off!'" ... (more)
Jamaica - Unresponsive private plane crashes off Jamaica
Major Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defence Force said the plane went down about 14 miles (22km) north-east of Port Antonio.
Jamaican and US Coast Guard planes and ships are on their way to the scene.
The two passengers on board have been named as Larry Glazer, a real estate developer from Rochester, New York, and his wife Jane. The couple were both licensed pilots. The plane, a Socata TBM-700 built in 2014, took off from Rochester at 08:26 (12:26 GMT) en route to Naples, Florida.
The US had scrambled two fighter jets to investigate why the plane failed to respond to air traffic control from 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT).
A North American air defence (Norad) spokesman said it was not possible for the jet fighter pilots to see inside the plane before it crashed as the windows were frosted or fogged over.....
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