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September 7, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Southwest Airlines flight ultimately headed for Baltimore landed safely at Little Rock National Airport after malfunctioning equipment caused a spark and some smoke in the cockpit. Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz says airport emergency officials were alerted about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday after a small spark occurred in an overhead light fixture on Flight 871. Mainz says the malfunction caused some smoke in the cockpit, and a fire extinguisher was used as a precaution.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe. The Forest Hill resident said he was fired after he made an emergency landing with several passengers aboard a 10-seat corporate jet and then refused to fly the damaged aircraft to the charter company's headquarters. After getting fired, he said, he nearly lost his house and struggled with mounting anxiety and family tension. Now an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor decided the employer violated a federal law that prevents employment-related retaliation against air carrier employees acting in the interest of safety.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
A plane headed from Boston to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia Sunday evening after smoke was detected in the cabin. Laura-Chase McGehee, a freelance photographer and former Annapolis Capital newspaper journalist, said the plane landed in Philadelphia at about 6 p.m. and that no one appeared to be injured. BWI's website confirmed that the flight was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport and officials referred comment to JetBlue Airways.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
A plane headed from Boston to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia Sunday evening after smoke was detected in the cabin. Laura-Chase McGehee, a freelance photographer and former Annapolis Capital newspaper journalist, said the plane landed in Philadelphia at about 6 p.m. and that no one appeared to be injured. BWI's website confirmed that the flight was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport and officials referred comment to JetBlue Airways.
NEWS
February 23, 2010
A Delta flight from Orlando, Fla., to Hartford, Conn., made an emergency landing in Baltimore on Sunday night because of mechanical trouble, according to a spokesman for the airline. While Delta flight 1478 was in the air, the pilot saw a warning light indicating an inconsistent pitch, or angle of flight, response on the aircraft, and chose to divert to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, said Delta spokesman Anthony Black. The flight landed about 9:40 p.m., according to an airport spokesman.
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January 16, 2012
A pilot on his way home to Maine made an emergency landing in a Maryland field when his small plane ran out of gas. The Frederick News-Post reported that the man made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Frederick. No one was injured. A neighbor whose husband talked to the pilot told the paper the man was trying to land at Frederick Municipal Airport when he was told to circle until the runway was available. He said he ran out of gas in the tank he was using and didn't have time to switch to another.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2011
A medevac helicopter en route to a Carroll County hospital made an emergency landing in Reisterstown Thursday night, Baltimore County police said. The helicopter was going to Carroll County Hospital Center to pick up a patient when the pilot made an emergency landing in a backyard of the 12600 block of Ivy Mill Road about 8:30 p.m., police said. None of the crew were injured. It is unclear what forced the helicopter to make the emergency landing. jkanderson@baltsun.com
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe. The Forest Hill resident said he was fired after he made an emergency landing with several passengers aboard a 10-seat corporate jet and then refused to fly the damaged aircraft to the charter company's headquarters. After getting fired, he said, he nearly lost his house and struggled with mounting anxiety and family tension. Now an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor decided the employer violated a federal law that prevents employment-related retaliation against air carrier employees acting in the interest of safety.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 13, 1997
A Delta Airlines commuter plane made an emergency landing last night at Baltimore-Washington International Airport after crew members reported smoke on board.There were no passengers on Flight 4318, and all three crew members were evacuated about 9: 30 p.m. from the small propeller plane, BWI spokeswoman Juliet Wright said."Smoke was evident on the plane, but the cause is under investigation," she said.It was unclear last night whether the crew members had been taken to hospitals, but Wright said that they were "fine."
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
A mechanical problem forced a police helicopter pilot to make an emergency landing on the football field of a local high school in Columbia on Thursday night, a maneuver that caused "significant damage" to the aircraft but injured no one, according to Howard County Police. About 11:07 p.m., the pilot and three flight officers were responding to a police call when the undetermined problem occurred, police said. The pilot, a tenured officer and certified flight instructor, "spotted Wilde Lake High School nearby" using night-vision goggles and performed the emergency landing in the field, which sustained minimal damage.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
Charles Leonard Fitzpatrick, a retired postal administrator and Navy veteran who survived an emergency landing in a storm off the Aleutian Islands during World War II, died of heart disease July 7 at his Catonsville home. He was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised on Chelsea Terrace in Walbrook, he was the son of Edwin Abell Fitzpatrick, a Baltimore Sun editor, and Sally Emma Bolander, a homemaker. He was a graduate of Forest Park High School. Mr. Fitzpatrick joined the Navy during World War II and was assigned to an aviation education program.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
A mechanical problem forced a police helicopter pilot to make an emergency landing on the football field of a local high school in Columbia on Thursday night, a maneuver that caused "significant damage" to the aircraft but injured no one, according to Howard County Police. About 11:07 p.m., the pilot and three flight officers were responding to a police call when the undetermined problem occurred, police said. The pilot, a tenured officer and certified flight instructor, "spotted Wilde Lake High School nearby" using night-vision goggles and performed the emergency landing in the field, which sustained minimal damage.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2013
A Baltimore Police Department's helicopter made an emergency landing in Reedbird Park Friday night after facing technical difficulties, police said. No one was injured in the landing, which was made as a precautionary measure, according to police spokesman Det. Vernon Davis. No details were immediately available about what caused the incident. The helicopter was able to fly back to its helipad shortly after making the landing, Davis said. The Baltimore police aviation unit, which is known as Foxtrot, got four new helicopters with better surveillance tools last year . iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
The Orioles team charter heading to Tampa Bay on Sunday night was forced to make an emergency landing in Jacksonville because of smoke coming out of the oven in the kitchen area of the plane, an industry source said. The landing was a precautionary move. The plane was inspected and the Orioles were slated to reboard to get back in the air shortly after a brief delay en route to St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. When the Orioles landed in St. Petersburg around 11 p.m. Sunday, the team issued the following statement about the incident: "Due to a minor incident in the galley, the Orioles charter made an unscheduled landing in Jacksonville, Fla. en route to St. Petersburg tonight.
NEWS
January 16, 2012
A pilot on his way home to Maine made an emergency landing in a Maryland field when his small plane ran out of gas. The Frederick News-Post reported that the man made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Frederick. No one was injured. A neighbor whose husband talked to the pilot told the paper the man was trying to land at Frederick Municipal Airport when he was told to circle until the runway was available. He said he ran out of gas in the tank he was using and didn't have time to switch to another.
NEWS
September 7, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Southwest Airlines flight ultimately headed for Baltimore landed safely at Little Rock National Airport after malfunctioning equipment caused a spark and some smoke in the cockpit. Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz says airport emergency officials were alerted about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday after a small spark occurred in an overhead light fixture on Flight 871. Mainz says the malfunction caused some smoke in the cockpit, and a fire extinguisher was used as a precaution.
NEWS
By Kurt Streeter and Kurt Streeter,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1999
A twin-engine plane carrying 148 people was forced to make an emergency landing when an engine failed yesterday shortly after takeoff from Baltimore-Washington International Airport.No injuries were reported on TWA Flight 645.The incident occurred about 12: 30 p.m. Tread from the left front tire of the MD-80 fell off during takeoff and was sucked into the left engine, causing it to stall, said TWA spokesman Jim Brown.The pilot decided to turn around and land the plane bound for St. Louis.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1995
A Harford Cessna pilot had to make an emergency landing Sunday evening when electrical problems forced him down without instruments or runway lights at Forest Hill Industrial Airpark, sheriff's deputies said. No one was injured.William Tooke Harris, 46, of the 2800 block of College View Drive in Churchville was flying a Baltimore man from Dubois, Pa., near Pittsburgh to Martin State Airport in Middle River.Mr. Harris, a professor of economics at the University of Delaware and a part-time flight instructor, said he knew about a thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. in the Baltimore area.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2011
It didn't quite measure up to making an emergency landing in the middle of the Hudson River, but as Harvey White stood beside the 120-foot chunk of airplane on a ramp off Interstate 95 near Perryville on Monday, he felt a sense of conquest. White, a resident of Rising Sun, and his wife, Ruth, had spent an hour and a half in their SUV trying to track down a unique procession: a caravan of 35 vehicles accompanying the fuselage of the US Airways plane that splash-landed in January 2009.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2011
A medevac helicopter en route to a Carroll County hospital made an emergency landing in Reisterstown Thursday night, Baltimore County police said. The helicopter was going to Carroll County Hospital Center to pick up a patient when the pilot made an emergency landing in a backyard of the 12600 block of Ivy Mill Road about 8:30 p.m., police said. None of the crew were injured. It is unclear what forced the helicopter to make the emergency landing. jkanderson@baltsun.com
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