Taiwan plane crash ‘kills dozens’

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23 July 2014,  Last updated at06:44 PT

(SOURCE)  A plane has crashed after a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, killing more than 40 people, local officials say.

The domestic TransAsia Airways flight crashed near Magong airport on the outlying Penghu island, reports said.

There were a total of 54 passengers and four crew on board, Taiwan’s CNA news agency reported.

Aviation officials said flight GE222 aborted its initial landing and then crashed, local media reported.

Emergency landing of American Airlines plane hit by flock of birds is the fourth close call in three weeks

(SOURCE)  An American Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after it was hit by a flock of birds. 

The AA Boeing 777-200 was taking off from Chicago’s O’Hare airport when it was struck by birds on Saturday.

The close call is the fourth time the U.S. airline has had to make an unscheduled landing in just three weeks.

The American Airlines Boeing 777 was forced to make an emergency landing at Chicago's O'Hare airport after hitting a flock of birds whe

The American Airlines Boeing 777 was forced to make an emergency landing at Chicago’s O’Hare airport after hitting a flock of birds when it took off en route to Shanghai (file picture)

 All four passenger planes landed safely.

The captain of the Shanghai-bound flight on Saturday declared an emergency after the bird strike and returned to the airport.

 Five ambulances were sent to the scene as a precaution by the Chicago Fire Department but it landed safely.

There were no reports of injuries to the 237 passengers or 15 crew on board and customers were scheduled for a later flight.

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PIA plane catches fire, makes emergency landing in Karachi

KARACHI: A Dubai-bound passenger flight of Pakistan International Airline (PIA), PK 213, made an emergency landing at Karachi airport after one of its engines caught fire minutes after taking off from here, Geo News reported Sunday.

 According to PIA spokesman Mashoor Tajwar, all the 62 people on board, including 54 passengers and plane’s crew, remained safe in the incident.

 He said a team of experts and engineers has started the plane’s inspection from various aspects.

 Earlier, the control tower issued a red alert, as preparations were made for the plane’s emergency landing at Karachi airport.

 The initial report of a plane flying low came from eye witnesses from Korangi area. They also reported witnessing one of the wings of the plane being on fire, causing panic among the area people.

 According to sources, arrangements have been made to accommodate the passengers in another flight which is scheduled to take off at 1:30 AM (Monday) for Dubai.

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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United Airlines Makes Emergency Landing in Idaho

(AP) – A United Airlines 737 flying from Seattle to Houston made an emergency landing in Idaho after one of its two engines apparently shut down.

Police say the airplane landed safely at the Pocatello Regional Airport just after 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The airline said the plane’s 116 passengers were waiting at the terminal for a replacement airplane to arrive, which was expected to happen Tuesday morning. The plane also had six crew members.

Pocatello airport manager David Allen tells KPVI-TV that an engine on the airplane shut down and Pocatello was the closest suitable airport to make an emergency landing.

United Airlines spokeswoman Jennifer Dohm sent an email to The Associated Press saying the plane was diverted to Pocatello due to “an issue with an engine” that maintenance workers were reviewing.

Alabama: Delta Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing with Smoke in Cockpit

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A Delta Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Montgomery Regional Airport on Sunday after smoke started filling the cockpit.

Local broadcaster WSFA reported that the flight has 190 passengers on board.

The first indication of the situation came out at 4:37 p.m. EDT.

Another broadcaster, WBRC, reported that there is no injuries. 

The flight has been identified as flight #534, which was en route to Atlanta, Georgia from Cancun, Mexico. 

The flight was scheduled to arrive at 4:13 p.m. but is now estimated to arrive at 8:31 p.m.

Delta is saying the cause of the emergency landing is a fluorescent bulb that went out, causing a smoky odor.

San Jose: Flight lands safely at Mineta San Jose International Airport after reporting blown tire

Southwest Flight Lands Safely After Brief Scare

Southwest Flight Lands Safely After Brief Scare


SAN JOSE — An incoming jetliner made a nerve-rattling landing Wednesday at Mineta San Jose International Airport with crash rigs at the ready after the flight crew reported blowing a tire during its takeoff in Denver, airport and fire officials said.

The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 landed safely about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday as the crash team and a two-alarm engine response from the San Jose Fire Department stood by on Runway 30L.

Fire crews were dispatched as a precaution, airport spokeswoman Vicki Day said. The emergency detail was summoned about 30 minutes before the aircraft touched down in San Jose, which was its scheduled destination.

After the plane landed, it was able to taxi to the gate under its own power. Day said the aircraft has redundant tires to compensate for these situations.

Still, anticipation of the landing was more harrowing than usual in light of the July 6 crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, which resulted in three deaths, including one person who was accidentally run over by a fire engine.

Day said Wednesday’s ordeal in San Jose was an example of authorities taking all the precautions possible.


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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