Sunday, October 13, 2019

Cessna 182: Incident occurred October 12, 2019 in Gallatin Gateway, Gallatin County, Montana

GALLATIN GATEWAY, Montana - A small airplane made an unscheduled landing in a Gallatin County alfalfa field around 10:30 AM on Saturday, a Gallatin County Sheriff's Office official says.

According to Gallatin County Sheriff's Office Captain Jason Jarrett, a 26-year-old woman was flying a Cessna 182, a four-seat, single-engine plane, above Gallatin Gateway when her engine failed, forcing her to land in a field off of Dead Cow Run.

The woman, from Park City, Montana, was the plane's only occupant and was not injured during the incident. It's unknown where she was heading.

Jarrett says there didn't appear to be any damage to the alfalfa field, and the pilot was able to fly out of the plot without any issues.

"You gotta be doing everything right when it all goes wrong," said Jarrett on Sunday about the close call.

The Gallatin Gateway Fire Department and the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office both responded to the scene on Saturday.

An investigation into the origin of the mechanical issues has been referred to the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

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A small airplane experiencing mechanical trouble landed in an alfalfa field near Gallatin Gateway on Saturday, according to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said a 24-year-old woman from Park City, Montana reported mechanical problems around 10 a.m. Saturday.

The woman was able to land the airplane safely in an alfalfa field off Dead Cow Run, near the Axtell Anceny fishing access site.

"No injuries, no damage to the plane, good job putting it down," said Captain Jason Jarrett, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office. "It's one of those where they say, 'Any landing that you walk away from is a good landing,' and that was the case on this one."

The woman was uninjured and was the only occupant of the airplane.

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Incident occurred October 13, 2019 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York

Officials say a JetBlue Airways flight bound for Orlando has safely landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency.

The Federal Aviation Administration says JetBlue flight 227, an Airbus A320, had departed Newark Liberty International Airport en route to Orlando international Airport when it diverted. It landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

A JetBlue spokeswoman had no immediate information about how many passengers were aboard.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it will investigate.

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Incident occurred October 13, 2019 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU), North Carolina

RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Piedmont Air flight out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport made an emergency landing at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport because smoke odor in the cockpit was reported, Federal Aviation Administration officials confirmed with Channel 9.

The flight destined for the Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport landed safely at 6:49 p.m. Sunday.

The  Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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MORRISVILLE, North Carolina — Smoke in the cockpit prompted an American Eagle airplane en route from Charlotte to Virginia to make an emergency landing Sunday evening at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the airport said Flight 4911 was carrying 45 people on the plane when it was diverted to RDU.

The flight departed Charlotte shortly after 4 p.m. and had been due to arrive in Hampton/Newport News/Williamsburg shortly thereafter, according to the plane's itinerary on the American Airlines website.

The pilots landed the plane at RDU after they smelled smoke.

No injuries were reported and the plane landed safely at RDU, authorities said.

One passenger requested an evaluation from medical authorities, however.

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Incident occurred October 13, 2019 in Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas

SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kansas (KWCH) A small plane crashed Sunday near Goddard.

Sedgwick County deputies were called around 2:30 p.m. for a report of a plane crash at North 167th St and west Central.

Sgt. Tim Hallacy says the pilot took off but then realized the plane was having mechanical issues.

The pilot landed with only minor damage to the plane. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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A small plane crashed at 167th St West and Central around 2:30 Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Tim Hallacy said the pilot took off and realized the plane was having mechanical issues.

After landing the plane with minimal damage.  

The pilot was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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Cessna 172S: Accident occurred October 12, 2019 at at Key West International Airport (KEYW), Monroe County, Florida

A passenger on a private flight headed out of Key West stepped in front of the plane Saturday night and was struck by the propeller, which severed one of her arms, police said.

Rebecca Lynn Gray, 45, of Fort Myers, was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center and then airlifted to a Miami-area hospital in stable condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, which is handling the case.

The incident happened at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday at the Key West International Airport.

Her husband, Walter Gray, 46, witnessed the incident and was the pilot of the Cessna 172S. The plane was a rental out of Fort Myers.

A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said the woman’s foot was also severed but Florida Highway Patrol said they could only confirm the woman lost an arm.

The incident began when Walter Gray tried to taxi on the runway but the plane wouldn’t move.

He got out, while the plane was still running, to check to see if the plane’s tires were still in the wheel chocks, the wedges of sturdy material put against a plane’s wheels to prevent accidental movement.

He told his wife to stay in the plane but she got out.

Gray then told his wife not to go to the front of the plane but she did. She went to remove a chock from the plane’s tires and she came in contact with the propeller.

Key West Fire Rescue took the woman to Lower Keys Medical Center.

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A propeller on a private plane severed a Florida woman's arm and foot, according to authorities.

The woman, a resident of Naples, was struck by the propeller at the Key West International Airport Saturday around 8:45 p.m., according to a news release by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot and female passenger were preparing to taxi in the private plane when it "would not move or was having some other unknown mechanical issue," authorities said.

The pilot then exited the plane while it was still running to see if the chocks placed by the airplane tires when stationary on the tarmac were still in place. The passenger was struck by the propeller after she exited and walked to the front of the aircraft.

The victim was first taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island and later flown in stable condition to the Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, authorities said, adding that her condition on Sunday was not known.

It is also not clear what caused the plane to not move.

Additional information was not immediately available. The victim's identity was not released.

Florida Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation.

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