The pilot of American Airlines Flight 550 from Phoenix, AZ to Boston, MA passed away during the flight on Monday. According to a medical examiner, Captain Michael Johnston, who was 57 years old, died of natural causes. The aircraft’s co-pilot declared an emergency and quickly diverted the Airbus A320 to a safe landing… »
Delta Airlines Flight 1889, an Airbus A320 from Boston to Salt Lake City, was damaged in a furious hail storm yesterday and made an emergency landing in Denver. The severe weather caused the front windscreen to crack and the jet’s nose cone and radome to crumple inward.
An enormous US Marine CH-53 helicopter was forced to land on a beach near San Diego yesterday after it encountered an oil problem. The fact that the crew was able to land on the beach is nothing short of amazing, and the video is incredible, but possibly even better was that Kenny Loggins was there. »
A US Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter just landed on a random beach near San Diego, according to the local NBC affiliate. The 3rd Marine Air Wing operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said that the massive chopper went in for an emergency landing after a “low oil pressure” warning light went on. »
Last week, a pilot for Colombia's Avianca airline successfully landed a Fokker 100 on the back wheels only, carefully balancing the nose in the air until the plane had slowed to a safe speed. »
Emergency landings happen in all sorts of interesting places, like highways and the ocean. But after running out of gas, one pilot in Virginia managed to emergency land his Piper in a rather convenient place: A gas station. Brilliant! »