Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei; 23 killed

In this combination photo, a series of images taken from video provided by TVBS show a commercial airplane clipping an elevated roadway just before it careened into a river in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The ATR-72 prop-jet aircraft had 58 people aboard. (AP Photo/TVBS) TAIWAN OUT; ATV HONG KONG OUT;

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Korean Air flight dumps fuel, makes emergency landing at DFW Airport

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SOURCE – A Korean Air flight from Dallas to Seoul made an emergency landing Sunday at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after problems during takeoff.

Korean Air Flight 32 took off around 11:50 a.m. and soon after departure, its pilot reported an issue and said the plane needed to land, airport spokesman David Magaña said. The plane circled overhead for about 40 minutes to dump fuel and landed safely. No one was injured and airport fire crews found no “remaining hazards,” Magaña said.

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Another Airline Crash Landing – Thailand

Thai Airways jet skids off runway while landing at Bangkok airport; 13 passengers injured

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BANGKOK – A Thai Airways Airbus 330-300 skidded off the runway while landing at Bangkok’s main airport after its landing gear malfunctioned, the airline said Monday. Thirteen people were injured while evacuating the plane.

After the accident, workers on a crane blacked out the Thai Airways logo on the tail and body of the aircraft, as part of an effort to protect the airline’s image according to Star Alliance guidelines, an official said. It was the second mishap in less than two weeks for Thailand’s national carrier.

The flight from Guangzhou, China, was carrying 288 passengers and 14 crew members.

“After touchdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the landing gear malfunctioned and caused the aircraft to skid off the runway,” Thai Airways President Sorajak Kasemsuvan said in a statement. “Sparks were noticed from the vicinity of the right landing gear near the engine; the matter is under investigation.”

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Allegiant flight to St. Pete makes emergency landing in Ga.; passengers complete trip by bus

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ST. PETERSBURG — An Allegiant Air flight bound for St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport made an emergency landing Sunday night in Georgia, where its 155 passengers were told to evacuate the plane — and then placed on buses to drive the rest of the way.

“The pilots had an indication of a possible fire in the cargo hold,” said Allegiant spokesman Brian Davis. “In an abundance of caution, they made the decision to land and get everyone off the plane.”

Everyone evacuated safely using the escape chutes and no one was injured. Flight 863 was en route from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and landed in Albany, Ga. It wasn’t clear late Sunday whether there actually had been a fire.

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Stansted: Fighter Jets Scrambled To Plane

An aircraft from Pakistan with 297 passengers on board is escorted to Stansted Airport, where two men are arrested.

A Pakistan International Airlines is surrounded by emergency vehicles on the tarmac at Stansted Airport

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK709 bound for Manchester from Lahore was diverted to Stansted following an incident on board.

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after a plane was escorted to the ground by fighter jets.

The British nationals were led off the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane by armed police officers, after it was diverted to Stansted Airport following a disturbance in the cabin.

Superintendent Darrin Tomkins of Essex Police confirmed a threat was made as the plane, flying from Lahore to Manchester with 297 passengers on board, was preparing to land.

According to Pakistan’s Express News, one of the passengers claimed there were explosives on the plane, although Supt Tomkins said no suspicious items have been found.

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