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Florida-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Jersey

Crew smelled smoke on United Airlines flight just minutes after takeoff

(Newser) - A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at a New Jersey airport after the crew reported smelling smoke in the cockpit. Officials say Flight 800 had departed from Newark Liberty International Airport early Monday and was headed for Orlando, Fla., when the problem arose, per the... More »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing for Odd Reason

Passenger gets stuck in plane lavatory

(Newser) - A United Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing in Denver Wednesday night, but the emergency in question only applied to one person. Flight 1554 from Washington, DC, to San Francisco made the unscheduled stop "to assist a customer who was in the lavatory when the lavatory door... More »

Unruly Passenger Lit Joint, Yelled 'You're All Screwed!'

Flight had to make emergency landing in Denver

(Newser) - In yet another example of drugs and flying not mixing, a man who told other passengers he had taken cocaine was removed from an American Airlines flight after it made an emergency landing in Denver. Passenger Jim Dickey tells CNN that the man started acting up on the Phoenix to... More »

First-Time Student to Traffic Control: My Teacher's Out Cold

Max Sylvester tries to land a Cessna two-seater in Australia

(Newser) - A flying lesson took a chilling turn Saturday when the flight instructor passed out on his student pilot in mid-air, ABC News Australia reports. "He's leaning over my shoulder, I'm trying to keep him up but he keeps falling down," Max Sylvester told traffic control at... More »

Passenger Jet Hits Birds, Lands Safely in Cornfield

Russia celebrating Ural Airlines pilot as a hero

(Newser) - "Sully" had to come down in the Hudson River. The pilot of a Russian passenger jet just managed a similar feat in a cornfield. A Ural Airlines jet with 233 people on board struck a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff near Moscow, but the pilot brought the plane... More »

They Were Flying From NY to London. Then, Smoke

Fire on Virgin Atlantic flight may have been caused by phone charger

(Newser) - Passengers had just settled in for the flight over the ocean from New York to London when they found out they were touching down on the wrong side of the Atlantic: in Boston. The BBC and AP report the Virgin Atlantic plane bound for Heathrow out of JFK was forced... More »

246 Bags of Cocaine Found in Dead Passenger

Plane made emergency landing after he had seizure

(Newser) - A Japanese man returning to his homeland from Colombia with 246 bags of cocaine inside him died en route. Authorities in Mexico say the man, identified as 42-year-old "Udo N," began having a seizure after the Aeromexico flight from Bogota to Tokyo made a stopover in Mexico City,... More »

Somehow, This Plane Landed Safely

Passenger jet in Myanmar comes down with no front wheels

(Newser) - With a less capable pilot, Flight UB103 could have been a disaster. Instead, all 89 passengers and crew escaped without injury Sunday after the Myanmar National Airlines pilot managed to land the aircraft despite a front landing gear malfunction, ABC reports. The airline says that after the front landing gear... More »

A Boeing 737 Max Made an Emergency Landing in Florida

But it was related to engine trouble, not anti-stall software, officials say

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max made a safe emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The crew declared an emergency after taking off from Orlando International Airport around 2:50pm, and returned to the airport safely, the AP reports. No... More »

2 Planes Have Rough Rides, Injuring 31

Passenger flights land due to turbulence and smoke

(Newser) - Saturday wasn't a great day for flying—at least not for planes in two northeastern states, USA Today reports. Turbulence was so bad on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Kennedy Airport in New York that a flight attendant broke a leg and 29 people were treated with... More »

Jennifer Aniston Was Headed to Mexico. Then, an Emergency

Star's private plane safely lands at Calif. airport after landing gear malfunction

(Newser) - What was likely a festive mood on Jennifer Aniston's private jet headed to Cabo San Lucas quickly changed Friday after a mechanical issue forced an emergency landing in California. People reports that Aniston and nine other passengers were on their way to Mexico from Los Angeles to celebrate the... More »

Airline Crew 'Forgot' One Big Thing

Nosebleeds, ear pain, and headaches after Jet Airways crew neglected to pressurize cabin

(Newser) - Those oxygen masks you never want to see drop down on a flight came down on one in India Thursday morning, and irate fliers say they weren't told why, or what to do by negligent flight crew—and that for about 45 minutes, the 160 or so passengers went... More »

Bizarre Scene on Busy Chicago Road: This Plane

Pilot makes emergency landing on Lake Shore Drive in early stages of rush hour

(Newser) - Rush hour traffic was in its early stages on Chicago's busy Lake Shore Drive Friday when a bizarre scene unfolded that most definitely did not help the congestion. A small plane with two people aboard made an emergency landing right on the road, reports the AP . Fire officials... More »

His Odor Grounded a Plane. A Month Later, He Died

It turns out Andrey Suchilin was suffering from necrosis, which was causing the smell

(Newser) - A story that began embarrassingly has ended tragically. People reports on the death of 58-year-old Andrey Suchilin, a Russian guitarist who spurred an emergency landing of a Transavia Airlines plane in Portugal. Per De Telegraaf via WJW , Suchilin's odor during the May 29 flight from Spain to the Netherlands... More »

Airline Pilot 'Sucked Halfway Out' of Cockpit Window

Sichuan Airlines flight makes emergency landing Monday morning

(Newser) - The plane reached its cruising altitude of 32,000 feet some 30 minutes into the flight, and then the trouble began, says the captain of a Sichuan Airlines flight en route from China to Tibet on Monday morning. Reuters quotes Liu Chuanjian as explaining that a booming sound was heard... More »

Captain Replaced Hubby on Deadly Southwest Flight

Shift change was to allow Tammie Jo Shults to attend son's track meet

(Newser) - Tammie Jo Shults, the heroic ex-Navy pilot who successfully landed a Southwest plane with a shattered engine, wasn't supposed to be on the flight. Shults' husband, also a pilot, had been scheduled to captain Flight 1380 on April 17 but offered to switch with Shults so she could attend... More »

'I Thought We Were Goners'

Passenger describe terror on Flight 1380

(Newser) - Passengers say they went through 22 minutes of terror after an engine blew on a Southwest Airlines 737-700 Tuesday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Some say they prayed and tried to comfort those around them as the oxygen masks fell amid a steep descent. Other say... More »

1 Dead After Scary Southwest Emergency Landing

No further details were given on how victim was killed

(Newser) - One person died when a Southwest Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday after the left side engine blew. In announcing the death, the National Transportation Safety Board chief did not offer any further details, but the Philadelphia Inquirer earlier reported that at least one... More »

Panicked Passengers Jump Off Wing After Emergency Landing

Southwest flight lands after crew notices strange smell in cabin

(Newser) - A Dallas-bound flight made an emergency landing at Albuquerque International Sunport, sending panicked passengers leaping from a wing onto the tarmac after crew members screamed at them to get away from the aircraft, passengers and officials said. Southwest Flight 3562 took off from Phoenix on Sunday night and was headed... More »

Fliers Have to 'Go Really Bad,' Plane Diverts Hundreds of Miles

NYC to Seattle flight lands in Montana so passengers can answer call of nature

(Newser) - We've all been there: Needing to "go really bad," without a toilet in sight. The situation got a little more uncomfortable for passengers on a typically 6-hour Delta flight from New York City to Seattle Saturday night, who were forced to make an unscheduled pit stop—or... More »

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