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This crop duster plane crash landed just outside the Casselton Airport, North Dakota on May 26
The following compilation is a continuation of these earlier headline lists of aircraft accidents from late March and April.

Where some headline reports have more informative explanations and extra information, extracts are shown and highlighted, particularly those incidents involving smoke detection or mechanical failure. There are links to all the reports.

As you will soon see, there has been no let up in these kinds of incidents, in fact, they appear to be increasing quite dramatically of late, with 155 occurring over the 31 days of May, an average of 5 per day. It's very likely some reports have been missed.

Not included in the above total, but listed anyway, are a number of scarey videos showing some near misses and dodgy landings.

God forbid, but looking at all these incidents one could be forgiven for perhaps getting a foreboding sense that it's only a matter of time before another major tragedy involving a large commercial airliner occurs.

Anyway, strap yourself in for a bumpy ride.

May 1

Hawaiian Airlines flight makes emergency landing:
Hawaiian Airlines passengers had to exit a plane using emergency slides after an odor of fumes forced the flight turnaround soon after takeoff.

The airline says Hawaiian flight No. 24 left Kahului airport at 11:18 a.m. Friday, bound for Oakland, California. The flight crew declared an emergency and the plane returned to Kahului at 11:50 a.m.
Plane shuts down engine in mid-flight emergency

Plane forced to land in Salinas field, California

Pilot hurt after small plane crashes in Ravenna Township, Michigan

Plane crashes at Duxford Imperial War Museum

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The plane crashed on the runway.
Vehicle Incident in USA on Friday, 01 May, 2015 at 03:22 (03:22 AM) UTC:
This morning, Johnson County Sheriff's Office responded to an aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing just west of the Gardner Municipal Airport. A 1994 Long EZ aircraft took off from New Century Airport and shortly after take-off, the pilot began experiencing engine trouble. The pilot turned for an emergency landing at Gardner Municipal Airport but was unable to make the airport and landed in the southwest field at 175th St. and Four Corners at approximately 09:50 am. There are no injuries reported. The incident is being investigated by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Air Force says some crew members treated after fire on jet:
The Air Force says some air crew members were treated for smoke inhalation after their jet made an emergency stop on the runway before it could take off from a base near Omaha.

Offutt Air Force Base spokesman Delanie Stafford said Friday that the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft was stopped around 6:30 p.m. Thursday before it could leave on a local training flight. He says none of the 27 on board suffered serious injuries.

Stafford says base firefighters put out the blaze inside the fuselage of the four-engine jet, which is configured for intelligence and reconnaissance missions. The fire cause and the extent of the repairs needed are being investigated.
May 2

Plane makes emergency landing at Aberdeen airport

Virgin flight to Florida forced to turn around and make emergency landing in Manchester after crew smell burning on the flight deck

Official: Two critical after plane crash in Orange County, Texas

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Orange County plane crash


Small plane crashes east of Moriarty, New Mexico
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Plane crash near Moriarty.
Pilot escapes injury in hair-raising landing in Michigan

May 3

Elk County Plane Crash, Pennsylvania

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Two people escape without major injuries after a parked plane veered out of control and into the St. Marys airport terminal.
Missing Aircraft Found Crashed Near Village

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The wreckage of the plane crash.
Pilot killed in Penn Yan plane crash, New York

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The single-engine Cessna crashed shortly after takeoff.
Flight from Alaska to Seattle makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport:
A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport.

Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with one of the plane's two electrical systems.

The Boeing 737-400 touched down in Vancouver shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.
Pilot Safe After Emergency Landing in Fort Worth, Texas

May 4

Incident: Frontier A319 near New Orleans on May 4th 2015, "lost windshield", emergency descent:
A Frontier Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N941FR performing flight F9-1225 from Orlando,FL to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 120nm northeast of New Orleans,LA (USA) when the crew announced "emergency descent" and donned their oxygen masks. During the descent the crew reported they "lost the windshield". Below FL270 the crew slowed the descent and diverted to New Orleans for a safe landing on runway 10 about 30 minutes after leaving FL340.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled.

On May 19th 2015 the French BEA reported in their weeky bulletin that the windshield cracked and smoke occurred. The occurrence was rated a serious incident, the NTSB is investigating.
Plane From Brussels Makes Emergency Landing in Estonia

US pilot, Chinese killed in light aircraft crash in China:
Xinhua reported that the plane crashed within minutes of taking off Sunday afternoon and caught fire. It said the plane belonged to the George Heintz Aircraft Manufacturing Co., a U.S. company operating in neighboring Henan province.
Microlight plane crash: Bengaluru businessman succumbs to injuries

Single-engine plane crashes in Mulberry community of Lincoln County, Tennessee

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Emergency responders on the scene of a small aircraft crash in rural Lincoln County.
Plane crashes into truck during emergency landing in Huntington County, Indiana.

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A small engine plane crashed into a pickup truck while attempting to make an emergency landing.
Flight with engine trouble makes emergency landing in Tampa, Florida

May 5

Vehicle Incident in India on Tuesday, 05 May, 2015 at 14:49 (02:49 PM) UTC.

Six Injured in Crash of Nazca Lines Plane:
Six people were injured, including four foreign tourists, when a small airplane crashed shortly after taking off for an aerial tour of the famed Nazca Lines in southern Peru.

The tourists were on board with a pilot and copilot in a 1982 Cessna 206 plane, owned by Aero Palcazu, which organizes flights over the ancient geoglyphs.

The accident occurred just after the plane had taken off, according to daily El Comercio, fortunately falling only about five meters to the ground and knocking over various light posts after it had left the Maria Reiche airport, located on the outskirts of Nazca city.
Plane Crash Reported in Burnsville, North Carolina

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The plane that crashed in Burnsville, North Carolina.
FAA probes Hartland airplane crash, Maine

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Plane owner Kenneth Comfort of Pittsfield looks over his heavily damaged 1965 Cessna 180 float plane at the Hartland town landing on Great Moose Lake on Tuesday.
FAA investigating small plane crash in Bartow, Georgia:
The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a small plane crash at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a release from Sheriff Thomas Smith.

Sheriff Smith said the plane crashed in a field off of Roberson Bridge Road In Bartow. The pilot, David Lee Malmin of Cumming, suffered minor injuries, Sheriff Smith said.

Malmin was flying from Swainsboro to Atlanta when he experienced mechanical issues with the engine, Sheriff Smith said. Sheriff Smith said the plane was a 2012 RV7 Experimental Home Built.

Crop duster pilot dead in plane crash in Louisiana
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Wreckage hangs on a tree in a field in Acadia Parish where a crop duster plane crashed, killing the pilot.
Passengers walk away from plane crash near Butte, Alaska
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Plane crash near Butte
May 6

Incident: United A320 near Memphis on May 6th 2015, smoke in cockpit:
A United Airbus A320-200, registration N489UA performing flight UA-733 from Newark,NJ to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) with 85 passengers, was enroute at FL360 about 140nm northeast of Memphis,TN (USA) when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and diverted to Memphis for a safe landing about 30 minutes later.
Incident: Austrian DH8D at Vienna on May 6th 2015, smoke in cabin:
An Austrian Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration OE-LGA performing flight OS-905 from Vienna to Innsbruck (Austria) with 53 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Vienna's runway 29 when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet reporting smoke in the cabin and returned to Vienna for a safe landing on runway 16 about 15 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported haze in the cabin that reduced visibility.

The airline reported a defect in an engine, the haze/light smoke was then distributed into the cabin through the air conditioning system
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Plane almost hits fishermen's boat in Argentina

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Close call: Plane almost collides with fisherman in heart-stopping near miss

Two Hurt in Helicopter Crash in Denton County, Texas

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A helicopter crashed in a wooded area about four miles south of Denton Enterprise Airport.
Incident: Suramericanas B722 at Bogota on May 6th 2015, engine failure distributes debris over city:
A LAS Lineas Aereas Suramericanas Boeing 727-200 freighter, registration HK-4262 performing flight LAU-351 from Bogota (Colombia) to Quito (Ecuador), was climbing out of Bogota's El Dorado Airport when an engine emitted a loud bang and ejected multiple pieces. The aircraft returned to El Dorado Airport for a safe landing.

Colombia's GRIAA have opened an investigation into the occurrence rated a serious incident.

Colombia's DGCA reported an engine of the cargo flight failed causing debris to affect the area of Fontibon, located just south of the aerodrome at about the crosswind leg of runways 13, at about 07:15L (12:15Z).
Incident: Air France A318 near Rennes on May 6th 2015, white smoke in cabin:
An Air France Airbus A318-100, registration F-GUGK performing flight AF-7736 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brest (France) with 85 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 55nm northeast of Rennes (France) when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and initiated a rapid descent towards Rennes, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 28 about 20 minutes later.

Passengers reported light white smoke appeared in the cabin, cabin crew recommended to use handkerchiefs or other cloths before the mouth to protect against the smoke. The aircraft diverted to Rennes.
May 7

Man, 57, hurt in ultralight plane crash in Cass County, Michigan

Two dead in Spokane River plane crash, Washington:
The aircraft was going on a test flight when it experienced some sort of in-flight emergency and went into the Spokane River. The two men on board the aircraft were in the water for approximately 30 minutes, according to Spokane Valley Deputy Fire Chief Andy Hail.

Sources at Felts Field indicate this was a test flight, done on a plane not owned in Spokane.

Witnesses say the men radioed the tower for help, saying they were having mechanical problems before it went down.

While the fire department called this an experimental test flight, sources familiar with the aircraft tell KXLY4, it was a Piper Malibu, a plane capable of carrying up to six passengers in most cases.

Right now, the ages and hometowns of the two occupants have not been disclosed, nor is it known which of the two men was flying the plane at the time of the crash.

This is the second plane crash in the vicinity of Felts Field this year involving a Piper Malibu. In February, a Piper PA46-350 lost power on climb out from Felts Field. That aircraft was destroyed on impact when the pilot, Michael Clements, attempted an emergency landing near the Hamilton Street overpass.
VE Day: RAF bomber's engine catches fire mid-air while preparing for 70th anniversary celebrations:
An RAF Lancaster bomber preparing for VE Day celebrations on Saturday was forced to make an emergency landing today after an engine caught fire.

The plane was one of only two in the world that can still fly.

The Battle of Britain bomber was on a practice run for the weekend fly past when it caught fire.

The memorial flight crew escaped from the plane unharmed after putting the plane down at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
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Shock: The engine of the bomber caught fire during a VE Day practice run
Delta Flight From Florida Diverted After Smoke Fills Cabin:
Smoke filled the cabin of a Delta Air Lines that had departed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, today, causing the plane to be diverted to Charleston, South Carolina, from its original destination, LaGuardia Airport in New York, officials said.

Fabiola Dias, one of the 89 passengers on Flight 2028 recorded a short video from inside the cabin and uploaded it to Twitter after the plane safely landed.

"Landed safe and sound after smoke filled cabin [...] #neveradullday @Delta thx pilots," Dias wrote

Small plane crash lands at Bundaberg Airport, Australia:
Two male passengers and one pilot managed to escape shaken but unharmed after their light plane was forced to make a crash landing at Bundaberg Airport.

Police said the plane was travelling from Gladstone to Bundaberg when it experienced electrical trouble.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will investigate.
May 8

World War II-Era Plane Makes Emergency Landing, Washington D.C.:
A World War II-era plane participating in Washington, D.C.'s VE Day flyover made an emergency landing at Reagan National Airport today.

The vintage aircraft apparently suffered a hydraulics malfunction and broke formation to land at the airport. It was later pushed off the runway, causing delays.

Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats crashes killing nine

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The military helicopter crashed into a school with children inside and set the building ablaze.
Atlanta plane crash: Four feared dead as aircraft smashes into motorway

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Impact: Plane burst into fireball


Helicopter crashes in NE Washinton; pilot survives; fire starts

Plane crash in Surrey, British Columbia near Highway 99 leaves pilot dead

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The pilot of a small plane that appears to have nose dived into a Surrey, B.C. field is dead, RCMP say.
May 9

Pilot dead after light plane crash in Queensland, Australia
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Wreckage of the crash near North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

Former Lompoc resident dies in plane crash in Mexico

Military Plane Crashes During Seville Test Flight


Bengal: 2 killed as MiG-27 crashes, pilot ejects safely

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The aircraft took off from Hasimara airbase at 8.20 p.m. and crashed near Alipurduar town around 8.30 p.m.
Small plane crashes in Courtenay, British Columbia sending man to hospital
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The wreckage of what's reported to be a Polish-designed Wilga wrapped around a parked car at the Comox Valley Animal Hospital.
May 10

Pilot Escapes Injury When Ultralight Plane Crashes Into South Jersey Bay

Plane crashes at Carlisle airport, UK

May 11

SkyWest Plane With Landing Gear Trouble Makes Emergency Landing at LAX:
A plane with dozens of passengers landed safely at LAX Monday despite being unable to deploy some of its landing gear, officials said.

The SkyWest Airlines plane with 43 people aboard reported "problems" as it approached the airport to land at about 8:30 a.m., LAX spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado confirmed.

The jet was unable to extend its left main landing gear before landing on runway 24L, Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The plane came to a stop with the landing gear still retracted and was immediately surrounded by emergency personnel, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
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A SkyWest plane made an emergency landing at LAX Monday.

Passengers injured after plane skids off runway at Fuzhou airport, China

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The plane's propellers came to rest on the ground after its hard landing at Fuzhou airport
Flying car goes back to the drawing board after crashing with inventor inside during test-flight in Slovakia

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The AeroMobil flying car prototype, which was due to go on sale in the next two years, has spectacularly crashed during its maiden voyage in Slovakia
Plane makes emergency landing in Greensboro, North Carolina:
A United Airlines flight landed safely on one engine at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

The flight bound for Raleigh-Durham International Airport landed safely around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.
The News & Record reports that flight 256 had 128 passengers on board. Emergency workers say there were no immediate injuries.

The flight originated in San Francisco.
Small plane crashes in St. Vincent; both on board survive

May 12

Incident: Passaredo AT72 at Sao Paulo on May 12th 2015, engine shut down in flight

Pilot escapes wreck unscathed after plane crash south of Warrenton, Virginia

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Remains of the ultra-light aircraft.
Plane Crashes into sea near Reykjavík, Iceland:
The young pilot, Magnús Hlini Víkingur Magnússon, had just passed his pilot exam that very morning and was practicing liftoff and landing at Tungubakkaflugvöllur airport near the golf course in Mosfellsbær when the accident occurred, RÚV reports.

Magnús, who only suffered minor injuries—which is considered to be miraculous—said that while making a turn, the plane had suddenly started falling. "I wasn't being careless ... I've landed there many hundred times before. It was just an accident."
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Plane crash near Reykjavík
Plane crash near Ranger, Texas injures 1

Plane with In-Flight Emergency Lands Safely at ECP , Florida

US fighter jet crashes in Persian Gulf; Marine helicopter missing in Nepal

Hawaiian Airlines plane makes emergency landing on Maui:
A Hawaiian Airlines plane heading to Kailua-Kona from Honolulu made an emergency landing on Maui.

Hawaiian Airlines says in a statement the plane developed a problem in its left engine after taking off at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday. The flight crew diverted to Kahului, where firefighters sprayed the engine with foam after it landed at 7:26 a.m.

Hawaiian says the plane was towed to the gate.

State Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara says smoke was coming from the engine but no fire was visible.

May 14

Watch nail-biting moment huge passenger plane aborts landing at Birmingham Airport because tiny aircraft is blocking runway


St-Lazare plane crash leaves 2 dead, Canada:
Two people died when a small homebuilt biplane went into a steep dive and crashed into a farmer's field west of Montreal this afternoon.

The aircraft came to rest near Cité des Jeunes Boulevard, a few hundred metres from the landing strip at the St-Lazare, Que., airport.

A spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board said late Thursday that it appears the aircraft, a homebuilt biplane, was trying to land at the airport.

Danielle St-Hilaire, who owns a bicycle shop that overlooks the field, said she saw the aircraft go down.

"I was looking out thinking what a nice day it was when I saw something and yelled at my husband, 'Hey, there's a plane about to crash,'" St-Hilaire said.

"The plane was completely vertical to the ground, going straight down."

​She said the impact of the crash caused a huge fireball and then the tail of the plane broke off.
Three foreigners injured in Konya plane crash, Turkey

Pilot OK after rough landing on Saginaw Bay, Michigan

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A float plane is pulled ashore after a rough landing in the Saginaw Bay May 13.
Plane crash kills 6 in northern Mexico

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Authorities investigating cause of crash while resident say gangs responsible.
Plane on way from Helsinki to Turkey makes emergency landing in Riga

Pilot unhurt after float plane crashes on Belwood Lake, Canada

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A float plane overturned in Belwood Lake on Thursday May 14, 2015.
Incident: Aurora DH8B at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on May 14th 2015, engine shut down in flight

May 15

Juntura rancher dies in plane crash, Oregon

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Rancher killed in Malheur County plane crash.
Small plane 'nose dives' into Campbell Lake in South Anchorage

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A small plane crashed into Campbell Lake
A pilot's-eye view of an emergency landing in Spain:
A light aircraft was forced to declare an emergency and touchdown on its belly after its landing gear failed to deploy.

Balt Gini, 17, was on board the Piper Malibu aircraft with his father flying from their home in Geneva, Switzerland to Madrid, Spain when the incident took place.

According to Balt, who recorded the landing and spoke about the occurrence online, they were travelling to Spain to visit his sister when the landing gear failed to deploy as they neared the airport.

Pilot critical after plane crash at The Coves, South Africa

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Two people were injured, one critically, when their small plane crashed during landing at The Coves in De Rust
Pilot injured in 2-plane crash in Tullahoma, Tennessee

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The FAA is investigating a plane crash that happened on the runway of Tullahoma Regional Airport Wednesday night. The planes were piloted by Tom Hartvigsen and Gary Meuer. Meuer was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Thursday.
May 16

Four dead in small plane crash near San Antonio, Texas:
A single-engine plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Spring Branch, north of San Antonio, killing four people, according to the Comal County Sheriff's Office.

According to the FAA, the Piper PA-24 aircraft crashed into the parking lot of Strutty's Feed and Pet Supply in the 4800 block of U.S. Highway 281 North shortly after 12:30 p.m. Witnesses said it went down shortly after departing from Kestrel Air Park, less than one mile away.
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A KENS-TV viewer captured this dramatic image of a small plane just moments after it crashed in Spring Branch, Texas on May 16, 2015.

Small plane makes emergency landing on Santee street, California:
The pilot told FOX5 he was flying from Phoenix to Montgomery Field when the plane's engine stalled. He wanted to land at nearby Gillespie Field, but it was too late.

No one was injured, deputies said.

Federal Aviation Administration investigators were at the scene for hours before the plane was towed away.
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A plane makes emergency landing on street in Santee.
Small plane crashes near Gander, Canada; two occupants sustain minor injuries

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Plane Crash near Gander
May 17

Plane makes emergency landing at LAX:
A Delta Airline jet made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday morning after experiencing mechanical problems, officials said.

Flight 1471A was scheduled to leave LAX at 5:35 a.m. for Atlanta, according to Delta's website. At 6:06 a.m., the pilot radioed "electrical smell in the cabin" of the Boeing 757, Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton.

The plane returned to LAX "out of an abundance of caution," Talton said.
Small plane crashes in Union County, Tennessee

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First responders from the Sharps Chapel Fire Department arrived on the scene to find a small airplane near the edge of a field with the front end in brush near a wooded area.
Small Plane Crash in Lake Anna, Virginia

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Lake Anna plane crash.
Plane makes hard landing at Palomar Airport, California:
A plane reportedly made a hard landing at Palomar Airport Saturday afternoon.
The King Air 200 may have had landing gear issues before touching down on the runway. Emergency crews are on the scene.

There are no reports of any injuries.

The airport has been closed until further notice.
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A hard landing at Palomar Airport
Lithuanian Plane With 2 on Board Missing Over Baltic Sea

One marine dead in Osprey crash at Bellows, Hawaii

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Deadly Osprey crash at Bellows
Two hurt in ultralight aircraft wreck in N. Knox, Tennessee

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Two people were injured Sunday evening when the experimental aircraft they were in clipped a tree and crashed in a North Knox County field, authorities said.
Incident: Delta MD88 at Kansas City on May 17th 2015, smoke in cockpit

May 18

Crosswinds, sideways landings and aborted touchdowns at the last SECOND: Videos show terrifying landings as holiday flights arrive at Madeira Airport in high winds


Aircraft makes emergency landing at Stornoway Airport, Scotland:
An aircraft made an emergency landing at Stornoway Airport on Sunday because of a problem with one of its two engines.

The Cessna with two people on board was travelling from Wick to Iceland when it got into difficulty on Sunday.

Fire crews at the airport and from Stornoway and Shawbost, police, Stornoway Coastguard, RNLI and the ambulance service were alerted.

The aircraft landed safely at 19:15 and no-one was injured.
Laughlin, Nevada, Plane Crash Kills 1, Injures 3


Honolulu-Bound Hawaiian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Returning to LAX

Plane en route to London makes emergency landing

May 19

Dramatic video shows Ryanair plane battered by high winds BOUNCING on one wheel as it lands at Britain's highest airport


Pilot forced to land plane on road near Durango, Colorado; no injuries

IAF Sukhoi fighter plane crashes in Assam, occupants safe

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People gather at the spot where the Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft crashed on Tuesday.
Fire engines meet British Airways plane at Heathrow after pilot declared mid-air emergency due to 'hydraulic problem'

Small plane makes emergency landing in Corryton, Tennessee:
Countless hours of training for an emergency landing paid off for two men who walked away without any injuries.

A small safely landed in a field near the 7900 block of Washington Pike just before 5 p.m. Tuesday in Corryton.

The crew says they were on a training flight when they heard a loud noise from the engine and then lost power.

"Ben pulled out the checklist. He did everything he needed to do on the radio, which allowed me to fly the airplane to a safe landing," says pilot Bobby Gintz.
May 20

Small plane crashes in St. Charles County, Missouri.; pilot, passenger OK:
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a small plane crashed near the runway of Smartt Field, an airport in St. Charles County.

The crash happened Tuesday night. Authorities say the plane lost power and crashed about a half-mile short of the runway. The pilot and one passenger were inside, but were unhurt. The plane had only minor damage.
Mansfield couple dies in Virginia plane crash

Hungarian Gripen fighter plane crashes in Czech Republic

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The crew of a Hungarian fighter plane managed to eject to safety before it crashed at the Czech military base in Caslav.
May 21

Pas-de-Calais private jet crash: One dead and two seriously injured according to local reports

Incident: Transasia AT72 near Taipei on May 21st 2015, engine failure:
A Transasia Airways Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A (-500), registration B-22806 performing flight GE-5042 from Makung to Taipei Songshan (Taiwan), was enroute at FL150 about 70nm into the 140nm flight when the left hand engine (PW127) flamed out and failed. The crew descended the aircraft to FL080, managed to restart the engine and continued for a safe landing at Taipei's Songshan Airport at 12:58L (04:58Z).
Plane crash-lands in Morristown, Vermont; no injuries

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A plane crash in Morristown
Plane carrying tonne of cocaine crashes during chase by Colombian air force


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Drug plane from Venezuela crashes
May 22

One person killed after plane crashes in Perry County, Kentucky

Pilot ejects after plane goes off runway at North Island, California

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A downed T-45 Goshawk that took off from Naval Air Station North Island is shown after it crashed into San Diego Bay, May 22, 2015.
1 person dead after small plane crashes near Livermore, California

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A single-engine Cessna 210 flying from Concord to Reid-Hillview Airport crashed near Livermore. It went missing Thursday night, but was found Friday morning, May 22, 2015.
Mechanical failure triggers plane crash, Utah:
A plane crashed at the airport Friday afternoon after experiencing mechanical failure involving the landing gear.

Just before 5 p.m., a Piper Arrow, single-engine prop plane, was landing at the St. George Municipal Airport on runway 19 when the left landing gear malfunctioned and collapsed, causing the plane to skid off the runway and crash, Airport Operation Supervisor Brad Kitchen said.
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Piper Arrow aircraft crashed after experiencing mechanical failure while landing, St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, Utah, May 22, 2015.
Plane Lands Safely After Problem Reported In Cockpit Of Boston-Bound Flight

Note that the two following reports represent separate incidents on the same day at the same airport.

Seaplane Forced to Land Without Landing Gear at FLL, Florida

Plane's landing gear collapses after landing at FLL, Florida

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No one was injured after a small plane made a rough landing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday.
May 23

Incident: Singapore A333 near Hong Kong on May 23rd 2015, temporary loss of power on both engines

Pilot dead after firefighting plane crashes in Alberta

Pilot dies in light plane crash in Hunter Valley, Australia

Plane crash in Caledonia, Missouri

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A single engine plane crashed in a field at the southern edge of Caledonia.
Plane crashes at North Coates Airfield spring meeting, UK

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A plane crashed on landing at North Coates
May 24

Two injured in plane crash in western Minnesota

May 25

Vehicle Incident in Israel on Monday, 25 May, 2015 at 11:37 (11:37 AM) UTC:
A commercial airliner made an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Ben Gurion International Airport after experiencing technical issues during takeoff from Sde Dov airport in north Tel Aviv. Some 80 passengers were on the Israir flight to Eilat. One of those passengers, Sharon, told Ynet, "The captain informed us that one engine was dead and the second motor was working normally and that we were preparing for an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport. The plane started turning and going in circles over the sea while the stewardesses started emergency protocols, explaining to us what to do in these kinds of landings and how to sit and bend over in the plane. "There were lots of children who cried and they panicked, but the atmosphere was mostly OK." The passengers exited the plane at Ben Gurion and waited for a replacement aircraft to make the trip to Eilat. The incident was the second such technical emergency in under a week. On Thursday, another Israir flight took off from Eilat with a motor problem and made a safe emergency landing.
Man killed in Hamilton County plane crash, Kansas:
A small Yak 52 aircraft crashed just after 8 a.m. Monday in Syracuse. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the crash location was in the 2800 block of East River Road, just off K-27 or 1.3 miles south of US 50/K-27.

The KHP says the plane went down, nose-first, then traveled a short distance before coming to a rest upright.
Two men die in light aircraft crash on Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland

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Unrecognisable. A section of the aircraft on the Blackstairs Mountains
Man killed in Limpopo plane crash, South Africa

Pilot crash lands light aircraft near Melbourn bypass, UK

PF Plane Crashes in Swabi, Pakistan

Plane Crash in Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Crews working to pull the plane out of this swamp.
May 26

Two pilots killed in Chinese naval plane crash:
China today said two pilots of a navy plane were killed when their training aircraft crashed in the country's northeast after its engine caught fire.
Plane hits power line near Casselton Airport, North Dakota


Pilot OK after small plane crashes in Western Montana:
A pilot is ok after he crashed his small plane near Polson on Tuesday afternoon.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell told MTN News that a small crop duster plane made an emergency landing in the Irvine Flats area near Polson around 1:30 p.m.

Bell said the pilot was having mechanical problems before the crash. He said the plane landed hard, breaking the wheels and skidding to a stop.
Incident: Lufthansa A343 near Frankfurt on May 26th 2015, engine problem

May 27

Three men survive Port Alsworth plane crash with cuts, Alaska

Pilot critically injured in helicopter crash west of Wasco, California

Two people escape injury after plane crash-lands at Superior airport, Wisconsin:
Two people walked away uninjured after their single-engine plane crash-landed at the Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport in Superior on Wednesday afternoon.

The Superior Fire Department responded to the crash at 2:14 p.m., and the first crews on the scene found a small plane in a field behind the Upper Deck Restaurant. The pilot reported having mechanical difficulty before the crash, fire officials said.
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A small plane crash-landed off the runway at the Bong Airport in Superior on Wednesday afternoon.
Vaud MP confirmed dead in small plane crash, France

Plane crashes during take-off, South Africa

3 rescued after float plane crashes upside down in Manitoba lake, Canada

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Three people were rescued after a float plane crash on Bushey Lake, near the Manitoba-Ontario border.
May 28

Helicopter crash lands at Kota Kinabalu International Airport

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A female pilot who was on a solo training flight is hurt after a helicopter crash lands at KK airport
Pilot dies in helicopter crash at remote Queensland property near Mitchell, Australia

Small plane crash shuts down Texas 71 west of U.S. 281

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A plane crash on Texas 71 between U.S. 281 and FM 2147 about 2 p.m. May 28 sent one man to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. He got out of the aircraft before it erupted in flames. The ‘hard’ landing and fire shut down Texas 71 in both directions. Officials urged drivers to consider an alternate route while the investigation and inspection of the roadway was underway.
Plane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina:
A pilot was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff from Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Thursday morning.

United Airlines flight 3663 headed for Chicago reported smoke in the cockpit after takeoff.

An ABC11 Eyewitness shared what happened moments before the flight left the runway.

"The Alarms went off twice while we were on the ground and then we got up there and we just got to about decreasing altitude and it went off again. Then you had a little bit of an electric smell," said a passenger on the flight.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.

This is the second United flight leaving RDU to make an emergency landing within a month. Most recently, a flight heading to Newark had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine caught fire.
Tourists survive Botswana plane crash

Plane makes emergency landing after incident in Debeque Canyon, lane closures remain, Colorado

Plane lands safely on Highway 555 near Bluegrass Parkway, Kentucky

May 29

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Doylestown, Pennsylvania

2 rescued after helicopter crashes into tree, Michigan

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A photo of a helicopter that crashed into a tree in Caledonia on May 29, 2015.
Croatia Airlines plane makes emergency landing at Pleso:
Dash Q400 aircraft flew at 21:21 hours from Dubrovnik, and the pilot was observed to not be able to pull the landing gear and requested permission for an emergency landing at Zagreb airport.

The landing was successfully made in 23:20 hours as the backup system included tire. On the plane were 35 passengers and crew. No injuries were reported.
Small Plane Crash in Powell River, Canada:
Investigation revealed that the cause of the accident appears to have been a possible landing gear malfunction. The plane sustained damage to the underbelly and both propellers. The cabin remained structurally intact.
May 30

Two safe after hard landing at Glendale Airport, Arizona

Plainview family of 3 killed in plane crash, teen just graduated from high school, Texas

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Wreckage from Friday night's deadly plane crash remained on the ground Saturday morning at Hale County's airport.
Small plane crash reported in Davie County, no serious injuries reported, North Carolina

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A small plane crashed into a building Saturday at the Sugar Valley Airport in Davie County.
Pilot identified in Hurricane plane crash; DRMC gives update on his condition, Utah:
Prior to the crash, Buell said, the plane took off, circled the field twice, then attempted to land from the north. It is believed engine problems caused the plane to stall, and it crashed in the corral just short of the runway.

The plane was extensively damaged, Buell said, and appears to be totaled.
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An experimental airplane crashes short of the runway in Hurricane, Utah, May 30, 2015
Man (50) killed in helicopter crash, South Africa

Small plane crashes in Harford, Maryland

May 31

One person injured in mid-air crash, Alaska

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A Cessna 150 and a Talkeetna Air Taxi Cessna 185 collided at low altitudes at the Talkeetna airstrip about 5 p.m., Sunday. Emergency responders evaluated six people who were flying in the two planes for injuries. One person was transported by ambulance to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Weekend search in progress for Yute Air pilot, plane from Bethel, Alaska

Wichita Falls Pilot Injured in Crop Duster Crash, Texas

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One man is hospitalized after a crop dusting plane crashed in an Archer County field.
Pilot Dies after Plane Crashes into Transmission Mast in Limuru, Kenya

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Bystanders view the wreckage of the 5Y-DMS that crashed into the Limuru transmission station.
Aerobatic planes collide in sky near Italy's Adriatic shore, 1 pilot dies; other is rescued

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This is the moment a light plane crashed near a crowded beach in Italy.