Small Plane in Alaska Missing

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Four people aboard a small plane that departed Port Alsworth, Alaska, is now missing as it never arrived at its destination, Merrill Field.

The Alaska Air National Guard sent two C-130’s on a search and rescue mission to locate the mission aircraft and passengers.

The search is ongoing. For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Former State Representative Mike Kelly Killed in Alaskan Plane Crash

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On Wednesday, December 7, former state representative Mike Kelley was killed after the American Champion Citabria he was on crashed around Fort Wainwright.

A military helicopter flying in the area responded to the accident after Kelley’s aircraft emitted emergency response signals.

Alaska governor Bill Walker ordered all flags at half mast to honor the state representative’s death.

The NTSB sent a team to investigate the crash and it is ongoing. An article on this incident is available here.

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48 Dead After Plane Crash in Pakistan

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Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK-661 flying from Chitral to Islamabad, Pakistan, crashed after a reported left engine failure, killing 42 passengers and 6 crew.

The pilot shut down the left engine when it failed and continued to Islamabad, in what was an emergency landing attempt. Soon after radar contact was lost with the plane.

International aviation authorities have been requested to assist with the investigation.

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Turbulence on Qatar Flight QR-708 Injures 4

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Qatar Flight QR-708 heading from Washington Dulles, DC, to Doha, Qatar, initiated a emergency diversion to Portugal after unexpected turbulence onboard injured four.

The injured were passengers and all were checked in to the local hospital. Reports claim the aircraft dropped suddenly, and those without seatbelts on flew out of their seats. One three year old boy was even thrown across the aisle.

A report of this incident is found here.

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Lima Bolivia Flight Attendant Told Landing was “Normal”

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A flight attendant who survived Lima Bolivia’s flight LMI-2933 crash was informed by the captain the landing would be “normal.” Erwin Tumiri, the surviving flight attendant, recalled no scenes of panic aboard the fateful flight.

Moments before the crash, Tumiri reported “[e]verybody went back to their seats. The lights went out and the plane began to shake… I can’t remember what happened after that. I woke up on the ground.”

The airline’s operating license was suspended and investigation of the crash is ongoing.

An article of this event can be found here.

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Pilot Knew Plane was Out of Fuel on Lima Bolivia LMI-2933

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Newly discovered evidence on Lima Bolivia flight LMI-2933 crash suggests the pilot was aware fuel levels in the plane were dangerously low.

Cockpit recordings show Miguel Quiroga, pilot of the plane, requested an emergency landing due to fuel problems. Landing priority, however, was given to another nearby plane which was also experiencing mechanical problems. The plane circled for seven minutes waiting to land and eventually crashed.

This theory implies had the plane landed sooner, the accident may have been prevented.

An article of this available here.

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Pilot Killed in San Antonio Heights Crash

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A man piloting his Piper PA-28 Cherokee was killed when his plane crashed into the hill tops of San Antonio Heights, California.

The pilot departed from Cable Upton Airport and was heading towards Riverside when radio contact was lost with the plane around 5am.

While the area was dark around the time the pilot crashed, those who knew the pilot claimed he was familiar with the area. Brent Ray, an acquaintance of the pilot, stated the pilot “was known for being a safe, proficient, and very experienced.”

An article of this story is available here.

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Fuel Problem as Possible Theory to Lima Bolivia Air Crash

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A new theory has unveiled in light of recently discovered evidence regarding the plane crash in Colombia that killed players of the Chapecoense soccer team.

According to reports, a VivaColombia Air flight was heading towards Medellin, the destination of the fated Lima Bolivia flight, around the the same time of the crash. The pilots of VivaColombia Air reported the Lima Bolivia flight transmitted issues with fuel and then electrical failure, lending support a fuel problem caused the crash.

The investigation is currently ongoing and is being conducted by Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority.

A report of this theory is available here.

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Turbulence on China Eastern Airline Flight MU-777 Injures 7

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China Eastern Airline flight Mu-777 heading from Kumming, China, to Sydney experienced unexpected turbulence upon its descent for landing.

Seven people were injured during the incident, including five passengers and two cabin crew. They were all taken to hospitals for check up.

A report on this incident is available here.

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76 Killed in Lamia Bolivia Plane Crash

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Lomia Bolivia flight LMI-2933, flying from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia, crashed during its descent on landing. On board was Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team en route to compete in the South American Cup finals. The finals have been suspended in result.

76 people are declared deceased while 5 people are reported to have survived. This includes three players, a flight attendant, and a journalist.

The wife of one of the surviving players, defender Alan Ruschel, released a statement saying, “[w]e are praying for everyone who has not been rescued, and for their families. It is a complicated and difficult situation. Only God can give us strength.”

Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority has opened an investigation on the accident.

A report on this instance can be found here.

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