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Plane catches fire and makes an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Airlines aircraft coming in for landing on fire
Smoke was seen billowing from a passenger plane as it skidded off the runway during an emergency landing in Istanbul.
The Turkish Airline jet left a trail of smoke and sparks as it touched down in Istanbul. 
Turkish media reports said the plane’s engine caught fire during its flight from Milan.
However, spokesman Ali Genc said it was not clear if the fire started before the landing or after.
The plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a first attempt to touch down failed, he said.
All the plane’s 97 passengers were safely evacuated.
None suffered any health issues, Mr Genc said.
Courtesy of Sky News

Plane makes emergency landing in Oklahoma, USA

Emergency crews say they got a call around 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon about what they call a small “Cessna-style” plane coming in for an emergency landing.
There is still no word on where the flight was originally intended to go, but the pilot had radioed to the airport tower that the landing gear was malfunctioning. That’s when emergency crews sprang into action. As you can see, airport security helped clear the runway as Lawton police and fire responded, along with EMT’s to prepare for the plane’s landing. Officials say when the plane reached the runway, the landing gear was only partially down so when it hit the ground the gear completely collapsed and the plane slid down the runway on its belly. Fire crews had sprayed the runway down with fire retardant foam to prevent any potential sparks from igniting the aircraft. The pilot and passenger were not injured.
Airport officials say all runways are clear and back open and no flight schedules were affected by the landing.

Plane makes emergency landing in Boise, Idaho, USA

Plane Emergency Landing

A warning light signaling an engine fire prompted the pilots of a chartered passenger jet to make an emergency landing in Boise.
Boise Airport officials say the Sun Country Airlines flight landed at about 4 p.m. Thursday but emergency response crews found no evidence of a fire.
The Boeing 737 was traveling from Lewiston in northern Idaho to Laughlin, Nevada, when the warning light came on.
No one was injured.
Boise officials didn’t have details on the number of passengers, or when they would continue to Nevada.
A Sun Country Airlines spokesman didn’t return a call from The Associated Press on Friday.

Plane’s engine explodes forcing a dramatic emergency landing at Long Beach Airport, USA

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Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone has taken to social media to describe the horrifying moment his plane was forced to make an emergency landing after one if its engines apparently exploded.
The actor – who played Jasper Hale in the films – has given a full account of the traumatic ordeal on his Who Say account, as his Jet Blue flight 1416, travelling from Austin to Long Beach in the US, filled with smoke mid-flight.
Jackson, who was travelling with his wife and son, admitted he recited the Lord’s Prayer as air stewardesses manually deployed oxygen masks which had failed to automatically drop down.
He wrote: “We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian angels, we landed safely.”
He added: “Over the PA, the pilot yelled “Brace!” The stewardesses made it into a chant.  
I wrapped my arm around us. And we braced.”
According to Sky News, four people were injured in the incident – but it seems Jackson escaped unharmed.
He goes on to describe how the doors were thrown open and the passengers had to escape down the inflatable ramp out the doors.
Long Beach Airport spokeswoman Stephanie Montuya-Morisky told Sky News the emergency slides were deployed and all 142 passengers and five crew members were able to get off.

Plane makes emergency landing after suffering engine failure over the Atlantic; Shannon airport, Ireland

Plane Emergency Landing

A plane made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport on 11th Sept after suffering engine failure over the Atlantic.
Eight people were on board the Canadair Challenger 604 jet, which was over 100 kilometres off the west coast of Ireland, when an emergency was declared.
The jet had been flying from Canada to Luton Airport in the UK.
The crew contacted air traffic controllers and landed safely in Shannon airport.
Shannon Airport’s emergency plan was implemented and the HSE, local authority fire services and gardaí were alerted.
The plane landed safely just before 5pm; 11th Sept.

Plane makes emergency landing after ‘catching on fire’; East Midlands Airport, UK

Plane Emergency Landing

A plane made an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport on Wednesday night after an electrical fault led to smoke in the cabin.
The Jet2 passenger plane came in from Ibiza. The problem happened on the runway, according to the aviation website AirLiveNet. 
The website added that all traffic was stopped at the airport and three flights were diverted.
Passengers reportedly left the plane by the emergency exits.
A spokesman for Jet2 said: “Following a safe arrival at East Midlands Airport we decided to disembark passengers as quickly as possible as a precautionary safety measure because a minor electrical problem led to some smoke in the cabin. 
“All passengers were looked after by our airport team and a full investigation is now underway. The safety of our passengers is of paramount importance.”

Plane makes an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, UK

Plane Emergency Landing

An Easyjet plane carrying 157 passengers has made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

The Airbus A320 was en route from Liverpool to Naples when it touched down at about 07:20 BST.

An Easyjet spokesman said the plane, which had left Liverpool at 06:40 BST, landed safely and the passengers “remained calm”.

“At no point was the safety of passengers threatened,” he said.

“We now want to make sure we get the passengers to Naples as quickly as possible.

“Meanwhile, the plane is being inspected.”

‘Calm manner’

Emily Scott, who was a passenger on the flight, said concerns grew on the plane as the acrid smell of burning grew.

She said oxygen was used in the cockpit and the pilot announced there would be an emergency landing, but the crew remained “extremely calm and professional”.

Firefighters met the plane after it landed and she boarded another plane after a two-hour wait. She has since arrived in Italy.

“I commend the crew and captain for handling the situation in such a calm manner,” she said.

Meanwhile, passengers had to be evacuated from the North Terminal departure lounge after a fire alarm was activated in the Garfunkel’s restaurant.

An airport spokeswoman said the false alarm happened at 08.30 BST and lasted about 20 minutes.

Passengers were kept airside while the lounge was isolated, she added.

Plane makes emergency landing on golf course in New Zealand

A light plane landed safely on the Muriwai Golf Course after running out of fuel.  Photo / SNPA / Ross Land

No one was injured after a light plane made an emergency landing on the Muriwai Golf Course near Auckland this evening.

Fire services attended the scene at around 5.25pm, said Fire Service spokesman Michael Upton.

“We got calls from residents who heard the plane spluttering away, or its engine failing, and saw the aircraft go down on the golf course.”

Three fire appliances had since left the scene and no one on board was injured, Mr Upton said.

Plane with 233 passengers makes an emergency landing after fire brakes out on board in Halifax, Canada

Plane Emergency Landing

Passengers from a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Halifax resumed their trip to Europe Wednesday.

Halifax Airport Authority spokesman Peter Spurway says the airline sent a back up jet which left for Brussels around 5 a.m.

Spurway says the pilot of Flight 999 declared an emergency and decided to land at the nearest available airport on Tuesday following a small fire in the galley in the rear of the Boeing 777.

He says the fire was extinguished on board but there was smoke in the cabin.

The plane landed safely just before 10 p.m.

There were no injuries among the 233 people on board the trans-Atlantic flight from Newark, N.J. to Brussels.

Plane makes emergency landing on Texas highway, USA

The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a highway ramp in Arlington, Texas, and it was all caught on camera.

It’s almost surreal.

“When you’re driving in a road, you don’t expect for a plane to be coming out of nowhere,” said driver Sean Short, who saw the incident unfold.

Short shot the video of the plane touching down in the grass median on Friday.

The landing gear reportedly clipped the ramp’s barrier wall, and the airplane crashed directly into the black pickup truck.

“It just opened up the side of my truck like a Coke can,” said driver Richard Dutton. “Trying to get onto 20 to get out West, my buddy yelled, ‘Look out!’ And I’m looking in my rearview mirror because no one was ahead of me. I’m thinking someone is trying to blow by me in the other lane, and I caught the plane coming in my peripheral. And I looked, and my knee-jerk reaction, of course, was to turn away from it. And as I turned, it looked like he tried to kick the plane out, and so we both went right. And the wing went over. I thought I’d cleared it. And then, the second wing went right in the windshield. It came through, broke off and went right down in front of my chest.”

Pictures show a piece of the plane impaled directly through his windshield.

Nearby, James Hawley heard all the commotion.

“I saw the tail of the banner falling between houses over here,” said Hawley. “[I] ran out from my house and picked it up because it was all over the place. This thing is a good 60- to 70 feet long.”

He dragged the giant Geico ad into his yard for safekeeping.
“It’s just something you don’t come home to every day,” said Hawley.

“The pilot’s OK,” said Christopher Cook, with the Arlington Police Department. “He’s in good spirits. He was up talking. He wishes he wouldn’t have hit anything. He was doing his best to try to get in the field.”

The driver of the truck credits his air bags for saving his life.

Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.