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Fox News - Virgin flight to Las Vegas returns to London airport after landing gear problem
A Virgin Atlantic plane that took off from London’s Gatwick Airport Monday was forced to return to the airport after developing technical problems with its landing gear and circling airspace above southeast England for four hours.
The Boeing 747 jumbo jet has landed safely at Gatwick in Sussex, England.
Flight VS043 took off from Gatwick late Monday morning, headed for McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, when it was forced to turn around.
“The aircraft is preparing to implement a non-standard landing procedure at Gatwick airport,” a Virgin statement said.
. . . The plane circled southeast England after its right wing landing gear apparently failed to come down . . .
Four people have been taken to the hospital after a plane crash in Catawba County. The Federal Aviation Administration says a Beech BE-35 aircraft lost power on departure from Hickory Regional Airport around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
An ASU robotics professor died in a plane crash just outdoors the Van Nuys Airport Friday. ASU Investigation professor and NASA/JPL employee, Alberto Behar, died yesterday when his single engine plane crashed quickly after takeoff from the Van Nuys, California..
A single-engine plane that was meant to land at the Lowell City Airport crashed in front of a home Monday. The pilot was trying to land the 1964 Cessna 172 around 5:45 p.m. when something went wrong and the plane crashed . . .
Global 5000 Damaged in Philippines Runway Excursion
A Bombardier Global 5000 carrying several senior members of the Philippines government was substantially damaged during a runway excursion at Tocloban Airport in south central Philippines on January 17. The crew aborted the takeoff roll for reasons as yet unknown and was unable to keep the aircraft on the hard surface of the airport’s 7,014-foot runway. The large-cabin twinjet departed the left side of the runway into wet, grassy terrain, collapsing the left main and nosewheel landing gear. None of the 15 people on board was injured. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion during the aircraft’s takeoff roll, possibly the sound of a tireburst, but those reports have not been confirmed officially. Local weather at the time of the accident was reported only as poor.
Six people have died in an Antonov An-2 plane crash in Kazakhstan’s Jambyl region, while one person has survived, Kazakhstan's Ministry of Internal Affairs' Emergency Committee reported Tuesday. "Three crew members and three passengers have died in a crash. One woman who survived the crash has been transported to a hospital," the emergency committee said. Earlier, a plane owner, Kazakhmys mining company, told Novosti Kazakhstan news agency that five people have died in the incident, adding that Kazakhmys employees were on board of the plane.
A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light. Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon Friday at Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, about 110 kilometres east of Pittsburgh.
The 72-year-old screen legend and longtime aerial enthusiast was flying solo out of Santa Monica Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon when he reported engine failure shortly after takeoff and requested an immediate return. He was forced to make an emergency landing at nearby Penmar Golf Course around 2:30 p.m., suffering injuries in the process that included a bloody head wound.
Ford’s “medium to high-impact landing” in the single-engine Ryan ST3KR plane was reminiscent of a fatal small airplane crash near Van Nuys Airport in January that claimed the life of its adult male
An Argentinian passenger plane crashed in Uruguay, the country's air force reported. The aircraft is said to have crashed late Thursday shortly after take-off in the Uruguayan resort city of Punta del Este. According to the preliminary estimates, there were 10 people on board, including eight passengers and two pilots. El Universal newspaper reported that after crashing the plane caught fire and there was not much hope that anyone on board survived. Media reports suggest that at least three people have died in the crash, while no survivors have yet been found.
.... the plane "took a very hard landing and skidded off the runway," CBC News reported. Heavy snow was reported in the area at the time of the accident, at approximately 12:43 a.m. local time (11.43 p.m. ET)
2 members of Illinois State’s athletics department among 7 killed in plane crash
The plane had been in contact with air traffic control in Peoria, which handles communication with airplanes after the Central Illinois Airport radio tower closes at 10 p.m., said Carl Olson, director of the airport.
At some point “that radio contact was lost.” Olson did not say if the pilot indicated experiencing any trouble. The pilot did not cancel the flight plan or make any alterations in flight, he said.
The airport control tower normally closes at night, but it is common for planes to land after that hour, with runway lights illuminated. Pilots also have the ability to remotely indicate they need the runway lights turned on.
The plane went down in a farm field about two miles east of the airport, north of two-lane Illinois Route 9 off a paved county road.
Fog still blanketed the area Tuesday afternoon, obscuring farmhouses, silos and the tops of the runway approach lights on a gray day with a gusty wind. A sheriff’s patrol car blocked off the road to the crash site about a half mile north of the highway, where investigators began to examine the wreckage.
Panic struck hundreds of passengers on British Airways flight BAW-198 when the plane ran out of fuel in midair between Mumbai and London, causing it to make an emergency land in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Saturday evening. Passengers screamed as the Boeing 777 model plane began shaking as its fuel reached critically low levels.
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