Latest Emergency landing Stories

2012-02-10 08:00:00

Just a few weeks ago, when Nathaniel Hand turned 17, all he could think about was getting his license-not his driver´s license, but his pilot´s license. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Just a few weeks ago, when Nathaniel Hand turned 17, all he could think about was getting his license-not his driver´s license, but his pilot´s license. Nathaniel started taking flying lessons at age 14, when he sat on an extra seat cushion so he could see out of the...

2010-09-16 02:00:00

HONOLULU, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing 747-400 cargo airplane that crashed near Dubai airport on September 3rd might have landed safely if the airplane had been equipped with emergency vision technology that permits pilots to see under conditions of unstoppable blinding smoke. Vision safety equipment is installed on approximately 1,500 airplanes, including aircraft flown by high-ranking government officials and on executive business jets; however it is only found on a few commercial...

2010-04-26 14:43:00

LAS VEGAS, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today honored the eight Detroit-based flight attendants who successfully thwarted a terrorist attack onboard Northwest flight 253 on December 25, 2009 with the prestigious C.B. Lansing Award for Heroism at the annual AFA-CWA Board of Directors meeting. "A catastrophe was averted on Christmas day because of the professionalism of the flight attendants on Northwest flight 253," said Patricia...

2010-03-16 11:38:00

In the news release, Stevens' CSR Provides Vital Maritime Information to Local, State and National Agencies, issued 16-Mar-2010 by Stevens Institute of Technology over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the subhead should read "The Center was instrumental following the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 and the August 2009 mid-air collision of a helicopter and small plane" rather than "two helicopters." We are also advised that the 7th paragraph should read "a...

2009-09-19 13:16:40

A commercial flight made an emergency landing in Texas after rock ringer Scott Weiland suffered a seizure mid-flight, a representative says. The unidentified representative told Rolling Stone exclusively the Stone Temple Pilots singer had the seizure while flying from Los Angeles to Miami Friday, forcing the airplane to make an emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The representative said after being administered oxygen, the 41-year-old rocker recovered well enough to...

2009-08-25 13:56:58

Police said no injuries or property damage resulted from a hot air balloon's emergency landing in an Ohio neighborhood. Kettering Police Officer Michael Burke said the pilot of the balloon told officers he was forced to make an emergency landing on Crauder Avenue because of weather-related troubles, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported Tuesday. Burke said no investigation is being pursued into the incident.

2009-08-24 13:57:55

Authorities in California said no serious injuries were reported when a small plane landed on a highway, colliding with two vehicles. A Santa Barbara County Fire representative said the single-engine plane, which was carrying the pilot and one passenger, made an emergency landing Sunday morning on Highway 101 in Goleta en route to the Santa Barbara Airport, the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Independent reported Monday. The plane was struck by two southbound vehicles and one automobile passenger was...

2009-08-07 12:30:00

A private plane with actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore aboard was forced to return to the Las Vegas airport shortly after takeoff, airport officials said. The twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft plane returned to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas for an emergency landing after a warning light indicated engines were overperforming, signaling a possible problem, an airport spokesman told CNN. On the online social Web site Twitter, Kutcher tweeted, my plane just had to do an emergency...

2009-06-05 09:45:06

An Illinois pilot who once landed on a golf course because his son was late for a tennis lesson had to make a real emergency landing Thursday, authorities say. Robert Kadera, 66, was forced to touch down in a farm field near Antioch, Ill. after his single-engine Piper PA-16 experienced mechanical trouble, the Lake County News-Sun reported Friday. At first it was feared that Kadera would go down in a residential area but he managed to land the plane safely in a farm field, said Lee Shannon,...

2009-03-31 19:08:00

MILWAUKEE, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) held a ceremony today honoring the three flight attendants who successfully evacuated over 150 passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 after a water landing in the Hudson River. At the annual AFA-CWA Board of Directors meeting, the C.B. Lansing Award for Heroism was presented to Sheila Dail, Donna Dent and Doreen Welsh. "It is an honor to present our most prestigious award for heroism to three...

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