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Unruly Passenger Forces Plane's Emergency Landing

Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to LA grounded due to 'security issue'

(Newser) - Authorities say a disruptive passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles to land at the Albuquerque International Sunport in New Mexico between 6pm and 7pm on Christmas night. Airport spokesman Daniel Jiron tells the Albuquerque Journal that Sunport police arrested the passenger, who was traveling... More »

Plane Gets New Passenger Between Airports

Southwest craft makes emergency landing after baby is born on SFO-PHX flight

(Newser) - A baby born yesterday probably has more frequent-flier miles than any other newborn alive. A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Phoenix from San Francisco made an emergency landing in LA not long after takeoff yesterday when a woman on board the plane went into labor and produced an addition to... More »

UK Scrambles Jets, Busts 1 in Bomb Threat

Flight was escorted to landing in Manchester by British Royal Air Force

(Newser) - A Qatar Airways flight has landed at Manchester Airport in the UK and a man swiftly arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat. British Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted the plane following a report from the pilot that a "possible device" was aboard, a military official... More »

47 Dead as Plane Crash-Lands in Taiwan

Reports: TransAsia flight caught fire after failed emergency landing

(Newser) - Forty-seven people are being reported dead after a TransAsia Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing today and caught fire near an airport in Penghu, an island off the coast of Taiwan, reports the South China Morning Post . There were 58 people aboard the ATR-72 turboprop when it... More »

Pilot Lands on Highway for 2nd Time in 8 Days

Long Island man, 75, has engine trouble in same spot

(Newser) - Pilot Frank Fierro had to bring his small plane down on Long Island's Sunrise Highway in an emergency landing yesterday after he developed engine trouble, reports the Daily News . Which isn't that unusual, except for the fact that the same pilot had to bring the same plane down... More »

Drunk Honeymooner Forces Emergency Landing

Groom kicked off plane after arguing with bride

(Newser) - The honeymoon was over pretty quickly for at least one half of a couple who flew out of Atlanta bound for Costa Rica: The Delta Air Lines jet was forced to make an emergency landing in the Cayman Islands after the drunken groom started arguing with his bride, reports Reuters... More »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in New York City

No one hurt: officials

(Newser) - A small plane made an emergency landing today on an interstate highway in New York City, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard, officials said. The aircraft, a Piper PA-28, set down at around 3:20 pm on the northbound side of the Major... More »

Pilot Gets Sick, Passenger Gets Landing Lesson

He landed safely despite lack of flying experience

(Newser) - After the pilot of a small plane fell ill at the controls, two flight instructors were called in to the airport to give his only passenger a crash course in not crashing. The passenger—who had no flying experience—managed to bring the plane in for a safe, though somewhat... More »

Plane Lands on California Highway

Instructor has to bring small aircraft down just a few minutes after takeoff

(Newser) - A small plane took off from an airport near a San Jose-area expressway yesterday—and three minutes later, it had to land on the road amid morning commuters. Fortunately, the whole thing happened safely: "There wasn't even a scratch," the owner of the flight school in charge... More »

Pilot's Heart Attack Prompts Emergency Landing

Meanwhile, British pilots busted for falling asleep

(Newser) - A United Airlines flight on its way to Seattle had to make an emergency landing in Boise after its pilot suffered an apparent heart attack, which turned out to be fatal. A doctor and military personnel on board attempted to save the pilot's life, while another passenger—an off-duty... More »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive

Stabilizer quits at 1K feet

(Newser) - Lake Shore Drive in Chicago is normally a place for cars in the city to get from point A to point B, but the highway itself became point B for a small two-seater plane when its stabilizer quit working yesterday. Newsy reports: More »

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Hudson

4 passengers, pilot are reportedly safe

(Newser) - A helicopter carrying five people made an emergency landing in the Hudson River just before noon today, reports the New York Post , and all aboard are safe and accounted for. The aircraft was reportedly carrying four tourists—two adults and two teenagers—and a pilot when it splashed down near... More »

Pilot Loses Consciousness 'Somewhere Over Oregon'

Meanwhile, another flight was diverted due to an unruly passenger

(Newser) - A pair of jets made emergency landings last night, in unrelated dramatic incidents. In one case, an Alaska Airlines jet bound for Seattle had to make an emergency landing in Portland, after its pilot lost consciousness "somewhere over Oregon," an airline spokesman tells the AP . A doctor on... More »

Japan Grounds Dreamliners After Emergency Landing

ANA flight suffers most dramatic 787 problem yet

(Newser) - Almost half the world's fleet of Dreamliners has been grounded after yet another incident, this time involving an emergency landing. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines announced they were taking the new Boeing aircraft out of service after an ANA flight was forced to land after a smoke alarm... More »

Emergency Landing After Passenger Prays in Aisle

United Airlines flight lands safely at Dulles

(Newser) - A United Airlines flight from Denver landed safely in Washington, DC, after its crew reported an emergency because a male passenger began praying in the aisle. The plane was escorted by military jets after the crew declared the emergency, KUSA-TV reports, and landed 13 minutes ahead of schedule last night... More »

Sliding Seats Force Plane to Land at JFK

Row was 'completely not attached' on Boston-Miami flight

(Newser) - Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Boston to Miami faced an unusual airline threat: A row of seats was "completely not attached," says a pilot with the airline. The sliding seats prompted an emergency landing at JFK Airport. The row "became unbolted from the floor,"... More »

Ann Romney's Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Electrical fire fills cabin with smoke

(Newser) - A plane carrying Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife, made an emergency landing this afternoon after smoke filled the cabin. No injuries were reported. An apparent electrical fire forced the detour on the flight from Omaha, Nebraska, to Los Angeles, campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. The candidate and his wife... More »

LA News Chopper Makes Emergency Landing

Pilot lands safely as smoke pours from engine

(Newser) - The KTLA news helicopter in Los Angeles became a dramatic story of its own while it was being used to cover reports of a gunman in Hollywood. A news chopper from a rival station noticed smoke pouring out of the other helicopter's engine and notified the pilot, reports CBS... More »

Air Canada Engine Parts Fall on Toronto Neighborhood

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing after engine dies after takeoff

(Newser) - Several cars were damaged but nobody was injured after parts believed to be from a broken Air Canada jet engine rained down on a Toronto suburb yesterday. The plane, a Boeing 777 bound for Japan with 318 passengers and 16 crew members, was forced to turn around and make an... More »

'Disoriented' Flier Forces Emergency Landing

Passenger arrested after trying to open cabin door mid-flight

(Newser) - A flight from Portland, Maine, to Philadelphia was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston's Logan airport yesterday after a disoriented passenger apparently decided he wanted to get off in mid-air. The passenger, 40-year-old Michael Ensalaco of North Carolina, walked to an emergency door and tried to open... More »

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