ALERT A light aircraft has crashed near Belfast International Airport, 2 people reportedly dead

A light aircraft has crashed in Northern Ireland, reportedly killing two people. Emergency services are at the scene of the crashed plane, which is on fire, near Belfast International Airport.

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed that the emergency services had been alerted to a plane crash just after midday at close to the Nutts Corner roundabout and the Loanends Road, near the village of Crumlin – just south of the international airport.

“The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a call at 12:23 this afternoon following reports that a light aircraft had come down near Nutts Corner on approach to Belfast International Airport,” the spokeswoman said.

“One rapid response paramedic, three emergency ambulance crews and two officers have been dispatched to the incident. The charity air ambulance has also been tasked to the scene.

“This is an ongoing incident and no further information is available at this time.”

ALERT Delta #DL30 declared an emergency right after takeoff and returned to Atlanta due to smoke from engine

Delta Air Lines flight returned to land at Atlanta-Hartsfield following a problem on right engine right after departure.

After landing on runway 27R fire service foamed the smoking engine. All 288 on flight #DL30 to London unhurt.

Delta flight 30 from Atlanta to London declared an emergency shortly after takeoff. The AirbusA330-300 (reg. N822NW) took off at 5:51 p.m. Delta Airlines said the plane had problems with its number 2 engine.

Officials said the flight declared an emergency. The plane turned back to the airport around Stone Mountain and made a successful landing at 6:34 p.m.

ALERT NTSB releases pictures of Southwest #WN138 engine’s parts which fell from the sky after the explosion

The NTSB released photos of a piece of the engine cowling from Southwest Air flight #WN1380 engine.

Thanks to the general public, these and other parts have been found.

Passengers reported that they heard a loud bang on the left side of the aircraft, while climbing out of LGA and discovered that the left-hand engine cowling had disintegrated, seriously damaging the aircraft’s wing and fuselage.

The explosion of the CFM engine blew the window and seriously injured a female passenger sitting just next to it.

INFOGRAPHIC Norwegian flights diverts Shannon due to incapacitated captain

VIDEO NTSB investigators examining left engine of Southwest #WN1380 after emergency landing in Philadelphia

NTSB investigators received Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder from Southwest #WN1380

Lead NTSB investigator Bill English receiveed Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder from Southwest Airlines flight #WN1380.

The ‘black box’ will be send to  NTSB headquarters in Washington, DC for data download.

BREAKING One fatality after Southwest #WN1380 suffered serious uncontained engine failure mid-air (video)

A Southwest  Boeing 737-700 operating a flight from LaGuardia to Dallas has suffered an uncontained engine failure while climbing out of New York. The plane diverted to Philadelphia with serious damage to the left engine.

Passengers reported that they heard a loud bang on the left side of the aircraft, while climbing out of LGA and discovered that the left-hand engine cowling had disintegrated, seriously damaging the aircraft’s wing and fuselage.

The explosion of the CFM engine blew the window and seriously injured a female passenger sitting just next to it.

UPDATE: NTSB confirms the person has died of serious injuries, after the Southwest Boeing 737 with engine failure performed an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

A passenger said the impact of the engine piece striking the plane window was so severe that the female passenger was partially sucked out of the cabin.

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Something is wrong with our plane! It appears we are going down! Emergency landing!! Southwest flight from NYC to Dallas!!

Publiée par Marty Martinez sur mardi 17 avril 2018

The airplane involved is a 17-year old Boeing 737-700 (registration N772SW), which carried 143 passengers and five crew members. Southwest says ‘we are working diligently to support passengers and crew‘ from the affected flight.

Today’s incident is not the first one of this kind for Southwest, in 2016 another 737-700 aircraft made an emergency landing in New Orleans when a similar event happened, but without injuries to passengers or crew.

Southwest statement:

We are aware that Southwest Flight #1380 from New York LaGuardia (LGA) to Dallas Love Field (DAL) has diverted to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). We are in the process of transporting Customers and Crew into the terminal. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, has Customers and five Crewmembers onboard. We are in the process of gathering more information. Safety is always our top priority at Southwest Airlines, and we are working diligently to support our Customers and Crews at this time. We will share updates to the flight as they are confirmed.

Boeing says “We are aware of the event and are providing technical assistance“. The NTSB is taking over the investigation of the incident, in coordination with other authorities.

Southwest has changed its Social Media profile pictures to gray, when the NTSB confirmed one fatality. The airline has uploaded a video statement with CEO Gary Kelly:

INFOGRAPHIC Southwest #WN1380 “we have engine fire and descending, there is a hole and someone went out”

VIDEO Sideways takeoff and near-tail-strike during Storm Emma

BREAKING Delta flight #DL5507 made an emergency landing at Dulles Airport after landing gear issue

BREAKING: A Delta connection plane made an emergency landing at Dulles Airport after experiencing landing gear issues, officials say.

BREAKING: A Delta connection plane made an emergency landing at Dulles Airport after experiencing landing gear issues, officials say.Full Story: https://bit.ly/2J3SPlc

Publiée par ABC 7 News – WJLA sur mardi 17 avril 2018

A Delta connection plane made an emergency landing at Dulles Airport located near Washington, D.C. after experiencing a landing gear issue, officials confirmed.

Airport Authority Fire and Rescue are currently evaluating the plane, but officials say it landed without incident.

The CRJ 700 plane was flying as Flight #DL5507 and was headed to Richmond from LaGuardia.

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