June 24th, 2013
12:25 AM ET

Another 787 Dreamliner diverted

A United Airlines 787 Dreamliner was diverted early Sunday due to a mechanical problem, Boeing said.

The plane landed without incident and with no passenger injuries, the plane maker said.

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Plane safely makes emergency landing
This plane landed safely in St. Louis, Missouri, Monday after developing problems with its landing gear after taking off from Wooster, Ohio.
March 4th, 2013
02:52 PM ET

Plane safely makes emergency landing

[Update 2:48 p.m. ET] A light aircraft with landing gear problems landed intact Monday afternoon at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

CNN affiliate KTVI said eight people were aboard the Learjet.

Officials earlier said that they expected the plane to touch down at St. Louis Downtown Airport, which is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in Cahokia, Illinois.

The plane landed "without incident" at 1:32 p.m. CT (2:32 p.m. ET), the Federal Aviation Administration said. It had departed Wooster, Ohio, en route to St. Louis Downtown Airport earlier in the day.

[First report 1:53 p.m. ET] A light aircraft reporting landing gear problems is preparing to make an emergency landing at St. Louis Downtown Airport - also known as Parks Airport - in Cahokia, Illinois, according to CNN affiliate KTVI.

Just before noon, the plane reported a problem with its landing gear, KTVI reported.

This is a developing story.  We'll bring you more details as we get them.

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April 19th, 2012
06:35 PM ET

Delta flight makes emergency landing at New York's JFK

A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Thursday afternoon after encountering an engine problem the pilot said was caused by a bird strike shortly after takeoff.

"We lost our right engine due to the ingestion of birds," the pilot told the control tower.

Delta Flight 1063’s pilots told air traffic controllers of an engine-related problem shortly after the Los Angeles-bound plane took off from JFK around 3 p.m., FAA spokesman Jim Peters said.

“As a measure of caution, the pilot chose to turn around” and landed the Boeing 757 at JFK, Delta spokesman Anthony Black said. All 172 passengers and seven crew members were OK, he said.

Delta needs to examine the engine before a bird strike could be confirmed, Black said.

Ali Velshi, CNN's chief business correspondent, was on the plane. He  said he heard “a horrible grinding noise” after the plane took off.


April 5th, 2012
09:40 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Emergency plane landings

The U.S has entered an unprecedented era of safer skies, according to industry experts, but not every plane landing has been perfect.

On Monday, 2,000 feet above the ground in Wisconsin, an 80-year old woman was forced to land a twin-engine Cessna after her pilot husband lost consciouness. You've "gotta watch" how this gutsy grandmother landed the plane.

Her successful landing reminds us of other daring attempts pilots have made during emergency landing situations. Watch how commercial pilots recently landed their impaired planes in Arizona, New York and Poland.


Elderly passenger lands plane

In Wisconsin, an 80-year-old woman takes over the controls of a plane after her pilot husband falls unconscious.


US Airways jet crash lands

Video from the Coast Guard shows the US Airways jet crash-landing into the Hudson River.


Hole forces a Boeing 737 to land

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the Southwest flight that made an emergency landing because of a hole in the fuselage.


Emergency landing in Poland

CNN's Hala Gorani reports on the LOT Polish Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Warsaw, Poland.

April 2nd, 2012
11:40 AM ET

JetBlue pilot charged for meltdown goes to court

The JetBlue pilot arrested after an apparent midair meltdown last week was taken to the federal courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, Monday morning, a court official said.

Authorities transferred Clayton Osbon, the captain of JetBlue Flight 191, from a hospital where he has been treated since last Tuesday to the courthouse. A court clerk said he probably would appear before a judge.

Osbon has not made an initial court appearance since he was arrested and charged with interfering with a flight crew.

His remarks and erratic behavior on the planned five-hour flight from New York's Kennedy International Airport to Las Vegas led the co-pilot to lock him out of the cockpit, according a federal criminal complaint.

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This Week's Top Videos
March 30th, 2012
02:50 PM ET

This Week's Top Videos

Editor's Note: This post is a recap of the top five videos on CNN.com from the past week. So in case you didn't catch our best videos during the week, here is your chance to see what you missed.

The most watched video on CNN.com this week was the surveillance video of George Zimmerman in handcuffs after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Following as the second most popular video was a firsthand account of the erratic Jet Blue pilot who was subdued by passengers. Rounding out the top five are a heart-warming reunion between a soldier and an excited dog, a teen signing sensation, and finally, an open mic mishap from President Obama. Check out the videos below and see what everyone else was watching this week on CNN.com.


Zimmerman in handcuffs night of shooting

Police surveillance video shows George Zimmerman arriving at the police department in handcuffs the night of shooting.


Witness: Fliers 'wrestle' JetBlue pilot

A JetBlue passenger describes the incident that caused a flight to be diverted.


Dog goes nuts when soldier comes home

A dog can't contain himself after seeing his owner come home from Afghanistan.


Teen takes TV talent show by storm

Jonathan Antoine's booming opera voice leaves judges on "Britain's Got Talent" pronouncing him the next Pavarotti.


Open mic catches Obama seeking help

An open mic catches President Obama seeking help from Russia's outgoing president for NATO's missile defense.

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November 1st, 2011
10:14 AM ET

Plane makes emergency landing in Poland; all passengers safe

A Boeing 767 plane made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said Tuesday.

All the passengers on the flight, from New Jersey's Newark airport to Warsaw, are safe and uninjured, she told CNN.

The LOT Polish Airlines flight, which had been due to land at 1:35 local time, circled above the airport for an hour before coming down in a belly landing at 2:40, she said.

There were 230 people aboard the flight, Poland's TVN broadcaster said.

On the Radar: Wreckage found, jet cracks, radioactive water, Obama, basketball
Authorities found pieces of the Air France jet in 2009 but now say they have found the main wreckage.
April 4th, 2011
11:24 AM ET

On the Radar: Wreckage found, jet cracks, radioactive water, Obama, basketball

Air France wreckage found - Bodies have been found from an Air France flight that went down in the Atlantic Ocean almost two years ago. They will be brought to the surface and identified. A French official said Monday that the main part of the wreckage had been found. Previously, only chunks of the plane had been recovered. It went down in a remote part of the ocean, an estimated two to four day’s travel by ship from the nearest Brazilian or Senegalese port.

Cracks in jets - Southwest Airlines canceled about 600 flights over the weekend to accommodate inspections after a hole opened in a plane on a Sacramento, California-bound flight. The Texas-based airline grounded 79 planes and expects to cancel about 100 flights Monday. Investigators have reportedly found cracks in three other aircraft. Southwest is advising passengers to check their flight status before going to the airport, and Boeing is sending out a service bulletin telling how to inspect planes for similar cracks.


April 1st, 2011
01:37 PM ET

Jetliner makes emergency landing after passengers faint

An American Airlines 737 jetliner with 134 passengers aboard made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday morning after passengers became ill and at least two fainted, CNN affiliates in Dayton reported.

Shortly after American Flight 547 left Reagan National Airport in Washington bound for Chicago, two flight attendants reported feeling dizzy, WDTN reported, citing American spokesman Tim Smith. Pilots dropped oxygen masks in the cabin, but at least two and as many as four passengers fainted, according to the CNN affiliate reports.

Six passengers received medical treatment after getting off the plane in Dayton and two were taken to a hospital, WHIO reported. It said the remaining passengers were being held in a sterile room in the  Dayton airport.

The jet may have had depressurization problems, WHIO reported, citing an airline spokesperson.

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Gotta Watch: Plane's crash water landing, eagle ray pins woman and shark surprise
March 30th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Plane's crash water landing, eagle ray pins woman and shark surprise

It's water, water everywhere. From a plane's incredible crash water landing to a 300-pound eagle ray that smacked a woman during a tourist boat trip, today's Gotta Watch videos are all about water. And just when you thought it couldn't get any wackier, there's a fisherman's dream: a 400-pound shark.

Plane's plunges into ocean – A plane tries to land in St. Petersburg, Florida, but hits the ocean and flips over just short of the runway. The spectacular sight is all caught on tape by two friends just trying to enjoy the day at a nearby racetrack.

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Delta flight makes emergency landing
December 30th, 2010
02:11 PM ET

Delta flight makes emergency landing

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 en route from Detroit, Michigan, to Phoenix, Arizona, made an emergency landing Thursday morning in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after reporting engine trouble, an airport spokesman said.

Flight 1921 landed safely, but passengers had to use emergency chutes to evacuate the plane after rescue crews found the craft's brakes were hot.

Two of the plane's 225 passengers and crew suffered minor injuries during the evacuation and were treated at a hospital.

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Report: Co-pilot moved seat, sent jetliner plummeting
November 30th, 2010
03:31 PM ET

Report: Co-pilot moved seat, sent jetliner plummeting

The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report.

According to the report from India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the co-pilot panicked and was unable to execute the proper procedures as the jetliner dropped from 37,000 feet at a 26-degree angle. The plane and its 113 passengers were saved when the pilot, who’d gone on a bathroom break, used an emergency code to get into the locked cockpit, jumped back into his seat and grabbed the controls to bring the plummeting plane out of its dive.

The aircraft would have broken apart if the descent had continued, the aviation agency report said. The aircraft was not damaged and no one was injured, the report said.

After the pilot, 39, regained control of the plane, he told passengers, who were in the middle of a meal when the jet plunged, that the plane had “went through an air pocket and that is why there was a rapid descent,” according to the report.

The aviation agency report concluded that the 25-year-old co-pilot had not been trained in the specific scenario the jet encountered and “probably had no clue to tackle this kind of emergency.”

Neither the pilot nor co-pilot were named in the report.

The Air India Express flight was en route from Dubai to Pune, India, on May 25 when the incident occurred.

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November 5th, 2010
11:02 AM ET

Another Qantas plane has midair engine trouble

[Update 11:20 a.m.] A Qantas passenger jet headed back to Singapore with engine problems shortly after takeoff, Australian Transport Safety Board spokesman Neville Blyth told CNN.

The Boeing 747-400 - carrying 412 passengers and 19 crew members - is the second Qantas jet in two days to return to Singapore as a result of engine trouble.

On Thursday, an Airbus A380 jet made an emergency landing at Changi Airport after one of its four engines shut down as it started a flight to Sydney, Australia.

As the plane headed back to the airport, part of the engine's covering, or cowling, tore off.

Airbus announced Friday that it asked all operators of A380s with Rolls-Royce engines to inspect them as a precaution.

[Original post] A Qantas passenger jet headed back to Singapore with engine problems shortly after takeoff Friday, Australian Transport Safety Board spokesman Neville Blyth told CNN.

The incident comes just one day after Qantas grounded its six Airbus A380 superjumbo jets after an engine part came off during a flight, prompting an emergency landing.

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September 25th, 2010
09:54 AM ET

Authorities release suspect held in 'aviation sabotage' plot

[Update: 11:54 a.m.] A man arrested in connection with an emergency plane landing in Sweden on Saturday has been released, authorities said.
"The on-call prosecutor has decided not to arrest the man who has been
held suspected of bringing explosives onto an airplane," according to a
statement from the Swedish Prosecution Authority. "The suspicions against this man are not strong enough to formally arrest him and he is therefore free to leave Sweden."

Authorities arrested a passenger after a plane made an emergency landing in Sweden on Saturday morning, police said.

The plane - which had 273 people onboard and was flying from Canada to Pakistan - landed after a caller told authorities that a passenger had explosives with him.

All passengers were later evacuated from the plane, Stockholm Police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.


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September 20th, 2010
09:48 PM ET

Small plane makes emergency landing on Atlanta interstate

A small plane made an emergency landing on Interstate 85 northeast of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, Monday, snarling traffic during afternoon rush hour. No injuries were reported.

Aerial images from CNN affiliate WSB showed a small white plane on the left shoulder of the southbound lanes of the highway, surrounded by orange safety cones and rescue workers. Cars snaked slowly by on the right side of the road.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, Kathleen Bergen, said the plane was licensed to Saratoga Rental Options. The aircraft went down - either on takeoff or landing, she said - on I-85 near Shallowford Road north of downtown.

No fire or injuries were reported, according to Tameka Minter, dispatch supervisor with the Dekalb County Police Department.

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