Plane Crashes Into Indiana Home, 2 People Hospitalized

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Two people had to be helicoptered to a nearby hospital after their plane, used mainly for training purposes crashed into a home near Terre Haute, Indiana.

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According to officials, the home was empty at the time of the crash, except for a dog that was removed unharmed by members of the local fire department.

Both men, one of which was the registered owner of the plane, are listed in stable condition.

Investigators are still unclear as to the cause of the crash.

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2 Killed When Motorized Glider Crashes in Colorado

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Two men died yesterday when their motorized glider, a Stemme S10-VT, crashed onto National Forest land, approximately 5 miles Southeast of Telluride.

The crash scene of the deadly plane crash in Telluride, Colorado on August 24, 2016.

According to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office, “Telluride Ski and Golf employees, who were working in the area and had seen the aircraft earlier, responded when they heard what they thought sounded like crash”.

The two victims, who were the only passengers, died at the scene.

The cause of the crash is unkown.

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7 Taken to Hospital After Foul Odor Forces Plane to Return to Orlando

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Two passengers and five crew members on a Spirit Airlines flight from Orlando to Latrobe were taken to a local hospital after a foul odor made its way into the cabin via the plane’s air conditioning system.

According to passenger Steve Tucibat, the odor was present before takeoff, but became more intense about 45 minutes of being in the air.

At one point, the pilot asked one of the flight attendants if she smelled anything, and she said no. That flight attendant was later transported from the gate in a stretcher.


Passenger Steve Tucibat saw at least a dozen people on board become ill, including himself and his young son, who both developed a sore throat.

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Icelandair Experiencing Alarmingly High Number of In-Flight Illnesses

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Icelandair is experiencing such a high rate of in-flight illnesses among its flight crews that they have asked the Icelandic Transportation Safety Board to investigate.

According to Thorkell Agustsson, Director of the Icelandic Transportation Safety Board, flight crews for Icelandair have fallen ill on nearly every plane in the airline’s fleet, primarily Boeing 757’s and 767’s.

Thus far, most of those affected have been the younger members of the flight crews.

The suspected culprit behind these illnesses is Bleed Air, air that is “bled” off from the compressor section of turbine engines, which is then fed into the main cabin to provide cabin pressure and breathing air. Often, engine oils are improperly burned and the fumes contaminate the Bleed Air which is then breathed in by those on board the aircraft. These fumes often contain the organophosphate TCP, a known neurotoxin.

Symptoms of Bleed Air toxicity can include Headache, nausea, vertigo, memory loss, speech impairment, and body aches.

Unfortunately, Icelandair isn’t the only airline experiencing in-flight illnesses as a result of contaminated Bleed Air. All of Boeing’s airplanes, excluding their 787 dreamliner, use Bleed Air to provide cabin pressure.

In 2013, four members of flight crew flying from Boston to San Diego fell ill during flight, with three of them losing consciousness. All four of the crew members are still experiencing adverse effects from breathing contaminated air. Last year, they filed suit against Boeing for fraud and negligence, contending that Boeing was aware of the risks of contaminated Bleed Air since 1950.

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Same Plane Makes Second Emergency Landing in One Week

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An American Eagle plane, operated by Envoy Air, made an emergency landing at Yampa Valley Regional Airport when the crew was unable to open the wing flaps before landing.

This is the second time that the CR 700, with the same flight crew, had to make an emergency landing at the same airport when the wing flaps would not open before landing, the first being on August 11th.

Emergency responders were assembled before both emergency landings in case of injuries.

After both landings, the plane was inspected by airport maintenance before being cleared to fly.

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Smoke, Odor in Cabin Forces Emergency Landing in Santa Barbara

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An Airbus 320 with 140 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after taking off from LAX airport after passengers and crew smelled smoke.

After landing in Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara City Fire made a visual inspection of the outside of the plane before making the decision to evacuate the passengers. The passengers were then let off at the gate via an adjustable glass walkway that was recently added to the airport during recent upgrades.

Once the plane was evacuated, Santa Barbara City Fire made an inspection of the interior of the plane, at which point the smoke had dissipated.

The cause of the smoke and odor is still being investigated and the plane is parked at the terminal building where it has been since its unplanned landing.

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NTSB Cites Pilot’s Heart Disease in Crash That Killed 4 in Upstate New York

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According to the NTSB crash report, the cause of last years plane crash in the Adirondack Mountains was “the pilot’s loss of airplane control during takeoff, which resulted from his impairment or incapacitation due to an acute cardiac event.” An autopsy performed on the 67 year-old pilot, Raymond Shapiro, found that he had 70 to 80 percent blockage in both coronary arteries, although he had no history of heart problems.

The Shortinos and another couple were flying to a Lacrosse tournament in Lake Placid, which their sons were playing in, when the Piper PA-46 crashed into the woods several minutes after takeoff and it promptly burst into flames.

There were no distress signals sent from the plane before crashing, and the post-crash fire destroyed all flight instruments, rendering any data saved on them useless. The NTSB investigation found no evidence of any mechanical malfunctions that might have caused the plane to crash.

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Three Married Couples From Mississippi Killed In Alabama Plane Crash

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Three married couples from Oxford, Mississippi, were killed when their plan crashed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on a return flight from Kissimmee, Florida, where they had attended a dental convention.

A woman who lives nearby the crash site raced out to try and help. (Source: WBRC viewer)

According to the FAA, the two-engine Piper, owned and piloted by one of the victims, had been experiencing engine trouble shortly before the crash.

No other details have been released.

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At Least Two Dead After Plane Crashes Near Virginia Airport

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A small plane crashed into a treeline at the edge of the Shannon Airport in Northern Virginia after aborting its landing. So far, authorities have confirmed that two people aboard the completely destroyed plane have died, however, it is still unknown how many people were aboard the aircraft when it crashed, or where the flight originated from.

Aug. 12, 2016: Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a plane crash near Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Va.

Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email statement that the plane was Coming in for landing when it abruptly pulled back up, flying into a treeline at the boundary of the airport’s property. The plane burst into flames almost immediately after crashing into the ground.

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24 Hospitalized After Turbulence on JetBlue Flight

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22 passengers and 2 crew members on a JetBlue flight had to be hospitalized after their flight experienced extreme turbulence.

Flight 429 was flying from Boston to Sacramento, but landed in Rapid City, South Dakota, approximately 15 minutes after experiencing the rough turbulence. The flight started out normal enough, with only slight turbulence, when the airplane suddenly dropped.

The force of the drop was so great that passengers reported people flying out of their seat belts and hitting their head, overhead bins popping open and spilling their contents, a toilet that was “completely undone”, and at least one crew member hit the ceiling with enough force to put a hole in it.

Several children, including infants, were on board at the time, but it is unknown whether or not they were among those hospitalized.

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