STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Virgin Atlantic plane struck by lightning just minutes after taking off from Gatwick Airport
The Novair Airbus A321 emergency landed at 21:15pm, confirmed VG. No one was injured.
The flight crew were instructed as part of normal procedure to circle the skies for three hours to get rid of fuel before making an emergency landing. The airport activated a full alert, said NTB.
Lasse André Vangstein, press officer at Oslo airport, said to NTB after the plane landed: “”It went very well. The plane landed normally without any indications of any errors. It is too early to say whether there really was a puncture or just an [instrument] indication of a puncture.”
The flight had mostly Norwegian citizens on board and was scheduled to land in Chania on Crete, Sunday night.
Jane Andersen, mother of 11-year-old old Magnus Skaugerud who aboard the flight to Crete with his father on Sunday evening, said to NTB: “We drove straight to the airport when we heard about the puncture and emergency landing.”
Andersen and the rest of her family heard the plane landed safely while on their way to Gardermoen. She said: “It was a relief. Now the only thing I want to do is just give [Magnus] a hug.”
Novair will fly all passengers to Chania on Monday morning.
Plane carrying 50 passengers makes emergency landing after pilot spots fuel leaking from wing, Springfield, Missouri, USA
A plane carrying about 50 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing after a mid-air fuel leak was discovered less than halfway into its flight.
The pilot reported fuel leaking from the right wing while the American Eagle flight was en route to Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Dallas, Texas yesterday.
The two-hour flight was aborted and the aircraft landed safely in Springfield, Missouri.
As a precaution, firefighters and other emergency responders were waiting on the tarmac when the jet landed at Springfield-Branson National Airport, according to ABC News affiliate KSPR.
Passengers were on the ground for about an hour before they were put on a different plane to continue their journey to Milwaukee.
American Eagle, owned by American Airlines, had another jet available at the airport because the carrier has a maintenance base in Springfield, KSPR reported.
Mechanics were brought in to examine and fix the plane that was forced to make the emergency landing.
A small plane carrying two people made an emergency landing near Repentigny Saturday afternoon.
The plane’s engine stopped shortly after taking off from the Mascouche airport, according to Lt. Joël Lamarche of the Terrebone police. The pilot made an emergency landing on Quarante-Arpents Rd. beside Highway 640 just before 4 p.m.
“The pilot took emergency manoeuvres to be able to stop his plane on Quarante-Arpents Rd. without crashing,” said Lamarche.
An investigation into the incident is underway.
“The exact cause will be determined by the Transportation Safety Board,” Lamarche says.
One of the plane’s wings was slightly damaged in the landing, but no one was hurt.
An aeroplane has crash-landed at RNAS Culdrose in front of thousands of spectators.
The Royal Navy Sea Fury appeared to suffer a mechanical problem as it came in to land at the base’s annual Air Day event this afternoon.
It was the day’s penultimate flight.
Sam Whitfield, who works for The Herald, said: “The sea fury had problems prior to starting up and had to be fixed.
“Once approved it took off and displayed half way through encountering a hydraulic leak and engine failure which prevented the landing gear to attract open for an emergency landing.
“On landing the pilot did his best to keep it level but the right gear gave way and ended up with the historic sea fury hitting the deck.
“The pilot is safe and out of the aircraft. Fire engines were on the scene straight away.”
Witness Jim Hogan, 66, from Darwin in Lancashire, said: “Apparently the plane radioed in the problem. It was coming down to land and the right-hand landing leg was seen to not come out in time.
“When he landed it ended up veering across the runway and came to a stop on the opposite side of the runway.
“It seemed the leg did eventually come out, but too late.
“The pilot put up a red flare and the emergency services were there in a split second.”
An expert on the scene, Peter Reoch, Cosford Air Show air operations assistant, posted on Twitter: “RNHF Sea Fury T20 has completed a forced landing. Pilot OK. Runway currently blocked with aircraft resting on the fuselage.”
RNAS Culdrose tweeted: “Everyone do not panic. The main thing is the pilot is okay and fire engines are on scene.”
The Helston base’s communications office Pete Wooldridge confirmed that the pilot was okay and that the aircraft had come down on the opposite side of the runway from the audience.
He said the historic plane was one of the last displays scheduled for the event, but that all further flights have been suspended.
“The pilot is fine, he leapt out as soon as the plane came to a halt and he is walking around,” he said.
“There is no fire and no one has been hurt. But scheduled events have currently been suspended.”
Plane makes an emergency landing after reports of smoke in cargo area, Orlando International Airport, USA
A JetBlue plane made an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport on Wednesday morning after reports of smoke in the cargo area.
Flight 354 was headed to the New York JFK airport from Palm Beach International when it made an emergency landing just before 11 a.m., according to OIA officials.
The plane landed safely at OIA and all passengers were taken off of the plane.
JetBlue released a statement to Local 6, saying the captain of the flight, “elected to divert to Orlando (MCO) due to a mechanical indication in the cockpit. Out of an abundance of caution, emergency vehicles met the aircraft upon landing.”
JetBlue also said the aircraft is currently being inspected.
A Jet.com plane flying from East Midlands Airport to Heraklion in Crete has made an emergency landing at Manchester Airport.
The jet took off at 5.40pm but was then recorded as circling over the Peak District before landing just before 7pm at Manchester.
A fault with the aircraft is believed to be behind the decision to divert the flight to the region’s airport.
The flight was reported as having landed safely.