An easyJet flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Germany after smoke was reported in the cockpit, said passengers. The plane was diverted to Cologne Bonn Airport about 30 minutes after it departed London Gatwick Airport for Paphos, Cyprus. A passenger said people on board realised there was a problem when the senior flight attendant was called into the cockpit. The passenger said emergency procedures were employed thereafter and the Airbus A320 made a rapid descent from 33,000ft in about 15 minutes. The passenger said the plane was forced to land after the captain and co-pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
At least one person has been killed after a jet crashed into a motorway in Germany [near Oldenburg]. It's understood the plane had just taken off from a nearby airfield when it got into difficulty at about 1.30pm.
Humongous Marine Corps helicopter makes emergency landing on Calif. beach
The 100-foot CH-53E Super Stallion landed on the shore of this northern San Diego County town shortly after 11:30 a.m. after a low oil-pressure indicator light went on in the cockpit, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said in a statement.
A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Aberdeen tonight. A full emergency was declared at Aberdeen International Airport and fire teams were put on stand-by. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service told the Evening Express there had been a fire onboard the plane, however Eastern Airways said the alert was caused by a warning light. There were no passengers on the plane. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "There was a fire onboard but it had already been extinguished by the time it landed."
A Southwest Airlines plane headed to New Orleans with 127 people aboard declared an emergency this afternoon, but landed safely at Hobby Airport. A Southwest representative says a cockpit indicator light associated with the number 1 engine on Flight 4820 came on and the pilot decided to turn back and declare an emergency.
A SunExpress Boeing 737 that took off from Helsinki Airport on the way to Adnan Menderes Airport in Turkey was diverted to Riga, Latvia after a loss of cabin pressure on Thursday. After takeoff and about 45 minutes in the air, a loss of cabin pressure forced pilots of flight XQ943 to make an emergency landing at the Latvian capital's airport. . . (more)
South Carolina Pilot Reported Mechanical Problem Before Crash
. . . the aircraft took off from Runway 11 of Columbia Metropolitan Airport at 9:20 a.m. on its way to Asheville, North Carolina. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported a mechanical problem, and the plane was on its way back to the airport when it went down.
One person died in a small plane crash in Northern Livermore while the pilot was coming in for a landing into the Livermore Municipal Airport. Fire crews put out a 2-3 acre grass fire that started due to the crash. The CHP confirmed there was one person found dead near the plane crash. Preliminary information from the FAA said the pilot of a single-engine Piper PA22 reported control problems shortly before trying to land at the airport around 9 p.m.
Alton Towers, in Staffordshire, has been closed since the record-breaking Smiler ride came to an abrupt halt when two carriages collided, injuring 16 people, on Tuesday. Four people who suffered critical injuries were airlifted to major trauma centres.
There have been TOO MANY small plane crashes in the last 10 days to list them all. This N.H. crash is typical of the rest. We aren't even mentioning all the 'clipped wing' accidents of planes and jets hitting each other on runways this year.
An Allegiant Air flight made an emergency landing at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on Wednesday after pressurization problems, the second time this month an Allegiant aircraft has been forced to return to the airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a close call between two aircraft at Chicago Midway Airport. The incident occurred Tuesday evening just before 7:40 p.m. According to the FAA, air traffic control cleared Southwest Flight 3828 for takeoff, but then Delta Air Lines Flight 1328 also started to roll onto the runway without the proper clearance.
A commercial plane with 37 passengers and three crew members aboard was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon when smoke filled the cockpit and passenger cabin, authorities said. According to Ontario County sheriff's deputies and Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette, a Bombardier Dash 8 twin turboprop operated by Commutair as a United Express Airway, was enroute from Newark, N.J., to the Rochester International Airport when smoke began filling the cockpit a little after 2 p.m. A flight attendant also saw smoke in the plane's bathroom. As a precautionary measure, said Marentette, the attending emptied two fire extinguishers in the bathroom and closed the door, said authorities. The plane was 10 miles out of Canandaigua when the pilot requested an emergency landing at Canandaigua Airport, 2480 Brickyard Road, where emergency crews from Canandaigua, Victor and East Bloomfield responded, with Canandaigua on the scene within three minutes of the call. No fire was found, said authorities.
An Aegean Airlines jet carrying 60 passengers from Athens to Amman, Jordan, was forced to carry out an emergency landing in Israel on Sunday night. . . . . . . . the plane was diverted after smoke was identified coming from the cargo hold
Missing Plane With 8 From Cruise Ship Found on Side of Alaska Mountain
A plane carrying nine people, including several from a cruise ship, crashed on the side of a mountain in Alaska Thursday, officials said.
Rescuers discovered the wreck of the Promech Air float plane hours after it went missing Thursday afternoon about 300 miles south of Juneau.
Aboard the plane were eight people passengers on the MS Westerdam, a sightseeing ship visiting Ketchikan, according to Holland America Lines, which was operating the cruise.
There was also a pilot aboard the plane, a DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter, the AP said.
Their conditions were not known.
The plane had been on a shoreline excursion when it crashed about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan, near Ella Lake, the lines said. According to the AP, the plane was discovered on the face of a granite cliff about 800 feet above the lake.
Plane Crashes Into Home, Killing 3 Aboard; Residents Escape PLAINVILLE, Mass. — A small plane crashed into a house Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home.
Neighbors reported hearing something amiss as the plane flew over their homes.
Dozens Killed as Indonesian Military Plane Crashes Into City
JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian military aircraft crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Medan on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, officials said.
...Indonesia has a troubled history of air safety, including several crashes in and around Medan. In 2005, a Boeing 737-200 operated by Mandala Airlines, a low-cost carrier, overran a runway during a failed takeoff there, killing 100 passengers and crew members and 49 people on the ground.
An Airbus A300 flown by Garuda Indonesia crashed on approach to Medan in 1997, killing 234 people. Miscommunication between the pilots and air traffic control and a thick haze caused by forest fires were blamed in that crash. In December, Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed in the Java Sea on a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, killing all 162 passengers and crew members aboard.
In April, an F-16 fighter jet burst into flames on a runway at an air base in Jakarta, the capital. It was one of five F-16s that arrived from the United States last year. The Indonesian Air Force said at the time that it was grounding the four other jets while the cause of the accident was investigated....
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