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Hallandale Beach flying club owns plane that crashed in Golden Gate Estates on Saturday

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 09:17

Thaddeus Mast, Naples Daily News

A flying club from Hallandale Beach owns the small plane that crashed in Golden Gate Estates on Saturday, injuring one person, according to Federal Aviation Agency data collected by Aviation Database.

JRS Flying Club LLC is the registered owner of the single-engine Czech Sport Aircraft. Attempts to reach the club Sunday were unsuccessful.

The plane flew to Naples Airport from Hollywood on Saturday morning, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aircraft paths. The plane takes many day trips from Hollywood to small airports in South Florida, its flight history shows.

The plane, with two people aboard, crashed at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of 32nd Avenue, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. One person was taken to the hospital. No update on that person’s condition was available Sunday.

The small craft left Naples Airport less than 15 minutes earlier. The plane took an abrupt left turn moments before crashing. Previous flights from Naples to Hollywood did not have the 90-degree turn, Flightradar24 showed.

Before Saturday, the last time the plane was in Naples was Dec. 8.

Matthew Roberts, a flight instructor based in the United Kingdom, said he saw a distress signal from the plane on Flightradar24.

“As soon as he realized he had a problem, he squawked 7700 and turned to the left,” Roberts said.

Pilots sometimes will issue the universal distress code 7700 if there is a medical emergency on board, Roberts said.

“It’s not very often that you actually see them end in a crash,” he said.

https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2018/12/23/hallandale-beach-flying-club-owns-plane-crashed-golden-gate-estates/2402091002/

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Passengers and crew safe after Delta jet slips off runway in Saskatoon

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 09:15

Airport president and CEO Stephen Maybury says none of the 74 passengers or four crew were hurt.

SASKATOON — A Delta jet slid off a runway at Saskatoon’s airport Friday morning. 

Airport president and CEO Stephen Maybury says the aircraft was taxiing when it “lost directional control” during “rapidly changing weather conditions,” which he described as windy, with icing.

Maybury says none of the 74 passengers or four crew were hurt.

They were able to use stairs to leave the plane and were bussed back to the terminal.

The plane was headed to Minneapolis.

Maybury says the runway has been closed until the jet can be towed, but the airport’s main runway is still operating.

https://theprovince.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/passengers-and-crew-safe-after-delta-jet-slips-off-runway-in-saskatoon/wcm/83ad1cda-1962-4914-b908-9b27e983e498

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Lithium-Ion Battery Fire On Board a China Southern Airbus 321

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 09:13
Date: 23-DEC-2018 Time: c. 09:10 LT Type: Airbus A321-211 Owner/operator: China Southern Airlines Registration: B-6683 C/n / msn: 4369 Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: Other fatalities: 0 Aircraft damage: None Location: near Penang International Airport (PEN/WMKP) –    Malaysia Phase: En route Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Penang International Airport (PEN/WMKP) Destination airport: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN/ZGGG)

Narrative:
China Southern flight CZ396 returned to Penang Airport, Malaysia after a lithium-ion power bank of one of the passengers began to smolder.

The smoldering/burning power bank was contained but the flight crew elected to return to the airport after entering a holding pattern to burn fuel. A safe landing was made at 11:35 hours local time.

Photos show soot/heat damage in the overhead locker at seat row 43.

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Small plane makes emergency landing on I-20 in Talladega County

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 09:10

By Jonece Starr Dunigan

A small passenger plane landed on Interstate 20 in Talladega County on Saturday afternoon, Alabama State Troopers said.

The plane took off from Talladega Municipal Airport before it made an emergency landing at mile marker 173 on I-20 West at 4:21 p.m. Troopers said the emergency landing was due to engine failure and that no one was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

https://www.al.com/news/2018/12/small-plane-lands-on-i-20-in-talladega-county-for-emergency-landing.html

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 09:08

47 Years ago today: On 24 December 1971 a LANSA Lockheed Electra crashed into the jungle following inflight breakup in turbulence near Puerto Inca, Peru; killing 91 out of 92 occupants.

Date: Friday 24 December 1971 Time: 12:36 Type: Lockheed L-188A Electra Operator: Lineas Aéreas Nacionales S.A. – LANSA Registration: OB-R-941 C/n / msn: 1086 First flight: 1959 Crew: Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6 Passengers: Fatalities: 85 / Occupants: 86 Total: Fatalities: 91 / Occupants: 92 Aircraft damage: Destroyed Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: Puerto Inca (   Peru) Phase: En route (ENR) Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Lima-Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM/SPIM), Peru Destination airport: Pucallpa Airport (PCL/SPCL), Peru Flightnumber: 508

Narrative:
About forty minutes after takeoff, the aircraft entered a zone of strong turbulence and lightning. After flying for twenty minutes in this weather at FL210 lightning struck the aircraft, causing fire on the right wing which separated, along with part of the left wing. The aircraft crashed in flames into mountainous terrain. Structural failure occurred because of the loads imposed on the aircraft flying through a severe thunderstorm, but also because of stresses resulting from the maneuver to level out the aircraft.

A 17-year-old German Peruvian, Juliane Koepcke, survived the accident. Despite sustaining a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury in the fall, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days, until she was rescued by local lumbermen.

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