BOSTON — An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles en route to Boston was forced to make an emergency landing in Chicago Wednesday night.
CNN reported that American Airlines Flight 202 landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport around 8:30 p.m. after a medical emergency on board.
“The pilot declared a medical emergency to remove a passenger,” American Airlines spokesman Kent Powell told CNN. “The flight landed without incident. The passenger was removed and transported to an area hospital.”
The 757 was carrying 178 passengers and nine crew members.
Officials said after the passenger was removed from the plane, it departed Chicago and continued on to Boston.
1 crew member being sought
(CNN) —One person died and another was missing after a Navy helicopter carrying a crew of five made an emergency water landing off Virginia Beach during a routine training operation, the Navy said Wednesday.
The fatality appeared to have been among the four crew members of the MH-53E Sea Dragon who were rescued and taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
None of the crew have been identified.
The Navy said in a statement that the Coast Guard cutter Shearwater and two MH-60S helicopters were conducting a search-and-rescue effort near Fort Story for the missing person.
The air temperature was 28 degrees and the water temperature was 41 degrees, with 1- to 2-foot seas, said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Nyx Cangemi.
The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14), which is based at Naval Station Norfolk Chambers Field.
The MH-53E Sea Dragon carries no weapons. It has two pilots and a crew of one to six, depending on its mission, according to the Navy. There were 31 of the aircraft in operation, it said.
Courtesy of New York Police Department
A small plane landed on a Bronx expressway Saturday.
A small plane made an emergency landing on the busy Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Saturday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries to three people on board, the New York City Fire Department said.
A small plane made an emergency landing on an expressway in the Bronx, N.Y. Saturday.
Two men and one woman were the only passengers of the small aircraft and all were hurt when the plane landed near East 233rd Street shortly before 3:22 p.m. They were transported to St. Barnabas Hospital, which is about four miles from the scene, according to the FDNY.
The pilot made the surprise landing because someone on the small flight “experienced an onboard emergency,” said Nancy Silvestri, deputy press secretary of the New York City Office of Emergency Management.
The FDNY wrote in a tweet that the injuries were “non-life threatening” and no cars on the highway were affected.
Two of the injured refused treatment and all three were expected to be released Saturday, according to St. Barnabas Hospital.
The plane is registered to Michael Schwartz of South Salem, N.Y., and NBCNewYork.com reported that the Danbury Municipal Airport confirmed that Schwartz was the pilot when it took off.
The trio departed from Danbury, Conn., for a “tour of the Statue of Liberty,” Silvestri said. They were on their way back to Connecticut before the emergency landing, she said.
The four-seat, one-engine 1966 Piper PA sustained minor damage, the Federal Aviation Administration reported to NBC New York. The plane is registered to an owner in South Salem, N.Y, according to aircraft registration records.
Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the FAA, said both the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the crash to determine the probable cause of the accident.
MANCHESTER, N.H. —Airport officials said a plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing after hitting several birds just after takeoff.
Passengers said the bird strikes couldn’t be felt in the cabin, but the pilot alerted them to the situation. He said there was no fire or major damage.
The flight was headed to Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Passengers were delayed by a few hours as Southwest shuttled another plane to the airport in Manchester.
Orlando FL — A bizarre emergency forced a Boston-bound Jet Blue flight to land at Orlando International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
The emergency was declared on Flight 1266 from Fort Myers to Boston after an emergency evacuation slide deployed into the front galley of the aircraft cabin, the airline said.
“We were just cruising along and there was kind of a loud bang and of course it gets your attention,” said passenger Phil Murdoch of Burlington, Vt.
Murdoch, who was sitting nine rows back, described the strange scene that took place about 25 minutes into the flight.
“It filled up the whole front part of the cabin where the flight attendant sits and actually pinned him,” he said.
The slide came in behind the crew cockpit and in front of the seats.
“It basically filled up that whole cavity,” said Murdoch.
“You could see him (the flight attendant) poking his head out from behind the slide after he got his wits about him,” he said. Jet Blue said the flight attendant suffered minor injuries.
There were no injuries to passengers, the airline said, and the plane, an Embraer 190, landed safely at 3:41 p.m.
There were 73 passengers on board who were placed on a new plane to resume their journey.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.
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