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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • American Airlines plane diverted to Tokyo after being hit by winter storm, several hurt

    A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280,...
  • Air Force jet forced to land in Newport News after losing canopy during takeoff

    An Air Force jet was forced to land at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday after it lost a canopy during takeoff, a spokesman said. The rear canopy came off a T-38 A assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base during a...
  • Delta plane struck by lightning lands at Newport News airport "without incident"

    A Delta plane landed at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday afternoon after being struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said. The plane was struck about 2:30 p.m., said airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton. Delta  flight 5356 was...
  • Pilot dies in crash of small plane in rural Virginia

    The pilot of a small plane died in a crash in rural Virginia west of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, police said. Benjamin J. Hummel, 33, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died at the crash site in Catlett, 45 miles west of Washington, Virginia State Police...
  • Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird

    Airliner lands safely at BWI after hitting bird
    A Southwest passenger flight made an emergency landing at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday night after hitting a bird, the airline reported. The pilot in command of Flight 3118 from San Antonio declared an emergency as the plane approached the...
  • E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane

    E-cigarette sparks in-flight emergency for BWI-bound plane
    The pilot of a Southwest Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. declared an in-flight emergency before landing at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport Wednesday night, the airline said. An airline spokesperson said a...
  • Plane crashes into Gaithersburg home, killing 6

    Plane crashes into Gaithersburg home, killing 6
    An executive jet crashed into a Gaithersburg house Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a woman and her two children inside the house, authorities said. The victims inside the house were identified as Marie Gemmell, 36, and her two...
  • Investigators begin assembling wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

    Investigators begin assembling wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17
    Trucks carrying wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crossed into the Netherlands overnight where investigators waited to try and rebuild the airliner almost five months after it crashed. The Boeing 777 came down in eastern Ukraine on July 17,...
  • Memorial service set Thursday for pastors who died in plane crash

    Memorial service set Thursday for pastors who died in plane crash
    A memorial service will be Thursday in Sunrise for a husband and wife who died last month in a plane crash en route to a church conference in the Bahamas. The private jet took off from Lynden Pindling International Airport near Nassau on Nov. 9. It...
  • Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home

    Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home
    An executive jet crashed into a Maryland house on Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a mother and two children inside the house, a fire official said. The pilot of the jet who died in the crash had previously crashed a plane...
  • Malaysia plane wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for inquiry

    Malaysia plane wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for inquiry
    Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said Monday. The wreckage, collected by local emergency...