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Private Plane Flying Movie Star Jennifer Lawrence Makes Emergency Landing

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Movie star Jennifer Lawrence had a bit of a scare over the weekend. The private plane she was flying aboard had to make an emergency landing when of the engines failed.

The Academy Award winner was flying from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky (where she was visiting family) to New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport. Continue reading Private Plane Flying Movie Star Jennifer Lawrence Makes Emergency Landing

Air France Flight Struck By Lightning, Makes Emergency Landing

Air France
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Airplanes are hit by lightning somewhat frequently but it rarely causes much issue. Airplanes are built to withstand lightning strikes but they can still cause problems at times.

An Air France plane was hit by lightning on May 19 and had to make an emergency landing. Continue reading Air France Flight Struck By Lightning, Makes Emergency Landing

United Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Bird Strike

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United Airlines Flight 840 had to make an emergency landing soon after takeoff earlier in the week.

The flight was heading from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles when it “collided with birds” forcing the plane to land. Luckily nobody was injured due to the incident. Continue reading United Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Bird Strike

Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach

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I’ve written about small airplanes making emergency landings a few times in 2014. During these landings, luckily nobody was seriously injured and they made for great stories.

I just came across a story from Sarasota County, Florida about a plane that was making an emergency landing on a beach. This time, unlike the other times, the landing had a sad and tragic ending. Continue reading Plane Makes Tragic Emergency Landing On Beach

Plane Hits Truck While Landing On Highway

AP Photo/Reno Gazette-Journal, Hilary Swift

I don’t know what’s going on these days but pilots of personal aircrafts seem to like landing them on highways. Luckily in this most recent incident, nobody was seriously injured.

Last week I wrote about a man landing a plane on the Sunrise Highway in Long Island, NY two times in a period of 8 days. At the beginning of 2014 I wrote about a plane making an emergency landing on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx,  NY. Continue reading Plane Hits Truck While Landing On Highway

Man Lands Plane On Highway Twice In 8 Days

image from Gothamist via CBS

Kim forwarded me this crazy story from Gothamist over the weekend.

This guy seems to have a lot of luck on his side.

Frank Fierro was out for a leisurely flight in his Challenger Ultralight when he encountered some mechanical issues. So what’s a recreational pilot to do? Continue reading Man Lands Plane On Highway Twice In 8 Days