Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Loosing A Wheel In Flight, California, USA
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single engine Diamond DA40 touched down at El Monte Airport around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Television news footage showed the plane upright on the runway.
Gregor says the wheel fell off during the approach and landed in Pioneer Park, about a mile southwest of the airport.
No injuries are reported.
It’s not immediately known whether anyone besides the pilot was on board the four-seat plane, which is equipped with three wheels.
The FAA is investigating.
El Monte is about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
The Smith family were awake and inside their rented home on School Hill when the drama unfolded yesterday at about 7am.
Val, 56, was in the kitchen when she heard what she thought sounded like a thunder clap.
Her son David, 20, was upstairs and called out to alert his mum and dad Ray, 56, about what was going on.
Mrs Smith said: “It was still dark outside and we thought the noise was the result of a tree coming down.
“As it became lighter we could see that most of the bank above had fallen into our backyard. It had landed right outside the kitchen and there was a tree stuck on the kitchen roof.”
It’s thought heavy rain could have caused part of the access road on Prospect Terrace to fall into the garden.
Mrs Smith added: “I suppose the tree and the bank came down and brought the rest of the debris with it.
“There is a great big gap in Prospect Terrace, which is worrying for them.”
Neighbours leapt to the aid of the family and called the fire service, who attended the scene, and calls were also made to Cornwall Council.
“We were really lucky – it could have been a lot worse.
“Hopefully we will not have to move out,” Mrs Smith added.
A Cornwall Council spokesman said it had made the area safe but because it was a private road it was not the authority’s responsibility to make repairs.
H7N9 VIRUS IN CHINA: BIRD FLU VIRUS SPREADS RAPIDLY
In the eastern province of Zhejiang, the authorities had extended the ban on trade in live poultry on Monday: In addition to Hangzhou another two cities are affected. In neighboring Shanghai poultry markets will remain closed for Chinese New Year on Thursday and Friday as the official Xinhua news agency announced.
In Hong Kong should be on Tuesday 20th 000 birds culled after H7N9 had been found on the poultry market Cheung Sha Wan. The entire market will (WHO) will be closed for 21 days then according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, the Hong Kong Health Minister announced Ko Wing-man on Monday at loud message.
Live birds are considered the main cause of infection with the pathogen. “There is no evidence of a sustained transfer from human to human,” the WHO had reported on Monday. Special controls at borders would not previously recommended and there is so far no travel warnings.
By Paul Homewood
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The start of the current pause is difficult to determine precisely. Although 1998 is often quoted as the start of the current pause, this was an exceptionally warm year because of the largest El Niño in the instrumental record. This was followed by a strong La Niña event and a fall in global surface temperature of around 0.2oC (Figure 1), equivalent in magnitude to the average decadal warming trend in recent decades. It is only really since 2000 that the rise in global surface temperatures has paused.
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MAGNITUDE 2.7 – CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION
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