The pilot of a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Minnesota interstate Wednesday was identified as an award-winning member of the U.S. aerobatics flying team. The single-engine Bellanca Viking plane landed and hit a vehicle, temporarily closing part of the highway Wednesday night in the St. Paul suburb of Arden Hills, officials said. The pilot has been identified as 52-year-old Craig Gifford, a Minneapolis resident and competitive aerobatic pilot. Gifford represented the United States in international competition in 2017 and 2019 on the Unlimited Aerobatic Team. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating.
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A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at Victoria International Airport Saturday afternoon, landing their small plane on its belly in a grassy area near the airport’s runways.
A spokesperson for the airport told CTV News Vancouver Island that the plane was a Nanchang CJ-6. The Nanchang is a type of Chinese military training plane that’s commonly held by private owners, according to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.
The airport said the pilot of the small plane was uninjured.
“We are extremely glad there were no serious injuries and the pilot was successful in doing his landing,” the spokesperson said.
After the emergency landing, the aircraft was loaded onto a trailer and taken back to the owner’s hangar.
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A plane travelling from Rome to New York has declared a general emergency and has been diverted to Heathrow Airport to land.
Alitalia Airlines flight AZ698 has been diverted to the West London airport after declaring an emergency over France.
The flight, which left Rome at 10.37am on Sunday (February 16), was due to land in New York at 2.25pm.
But at around 11.30am the flight declared a general emergency and began a descent over the English Channel.
It was diverted to Heathrow Airport shortly afterwards and is now preparing to land.
It is not yet known why the flight has declared an emergency landing.
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A helicopter carrying former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was forced to make an emergency landing in Rewari in Haryana after it failed to touch ground in New Delhi due to bad weather conditions. According to reports, Rahul Gandhi was returning to the national capital from Mahendragarh in Haryana after addressing a public rally in place of her mother Sonia Gandhi, who could not attend the event to a viral infection. It has also being learnt that the Congress leader later left for Delhi by road.
When contacted, Rewari Deputy Commissioner Yashendra Singh told PTI that Gandhi spent about 20 minutes at the college ground before proceeding to Delhi. “There was an emergency landing…. The helicopter landed safely at Rewari,” Singh said.
In response to speculations, sources close to Gandhi said his helicopter was forced to abort its landing in Delhi due to bad weather and not due to a technical snag. During his small halt at Rewari’s KLP College ground, Rahul Gandhi played cricket with children at the ground. This was Rahul Gandhi’s second poll rally in the state that goes to polls on October 21. Earlier he had addressed a public meeting in Nuh in Mewat region of the state.
According to official reports, as many as 60 flights at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi were delayed due to bad weather in the city. Several flights were diverted from the Delhi airport because of the bad weather conditions as several airlines issued advisories and updates about their flights.
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