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Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runway

Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runwayThe airport tweeted out a statement Friday afternoon about the incident, and followed up with several additional tweets.



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Hannover airport closed for over four hours after car drives onto runway

Hannover airport closed for over four hours after car drives onto runwayThe airport in the German city of Hannover was closed for over four hours after a car drove onto the runway. The unnamed driver has been arrested, and all flights were diverted from 3:30pm until 8pm. A police spokesman said a car with a Polish license plate managed to get on to the runway just after a plane had landed. “Officers from the Federal Police were able to stop the car and overwhelm the man,” said Hannover police, in a statement. The incident comes after the airport increased security over the Christmas period. Passengers inside Hannover airport wait for updates “The security areas are currently vacated, currently there is no clearance," police said, immediately after the incident. "Flight operations are currently suspended. The investigation continues.” Eurocontrol, the organisation responsible for air traffic management, said there were no flights due to land or take off until 8pm. “Zero rate applied for arrivals and departures due to an ongoing security issue on the airfield,” Eurocontrol said. “Delays are high.” Flights resumed at 8:06pm, the airport announced on its website.



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Southwest plane skids off the runway in rainy weather in California

Southwest plane skids off the runway in rainy weather in CaliforniaA Southwest plane skidded off the runway Thursday at Hollywood Burbank Airport in southern California.



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Plane misses runway and crash lands in Pacific lagoon – all passengers and crew survive

Plane misses runway and crash lands in Pacific lagoon - all passengers and crew surviveAll of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing of a plane in a Pacific lagoon. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia on Friday morning. Striking footage from the scene shows people being rescued in boats from the half-submerged plane, in images reminiscent of the 2009 crash-landing in New York City known as the "Miracle on the Hudson." The airline said in a brief statement everybody on board the Boeing 737 plane was able to safely evacuate, and the airline was making all efforts to ensure the ongoing safety of the passengers and meet their immediate needs. The airline did not immediately say how many people were on boardthe plane, where it was traveling from, or what caused the crash. Local news reports indicated between 40 and 50 people were aboard. Air Niugini said everyone on board was safely rescued Credit: Akang San/Reuters Air Niugini is the national airline of Papua New Guinea and has been in operation since 1973. The fleet includes Boeing 767 and 737 jets for international routes, according to the airline, as well as Fokker F-100 aircraft, Q400 and Dash 8 aircraft for challenging local terrain. Micronesia, located north of Australia and east of the Philippines, is home to just over 100,000 people. Passengers are evacuated from an Air Niugini plane that crashed in the waters in Weno Credit: James Yaingeluo/Reuters It has close ties with the US under an agreement known as a compact of free association. In 2009, both engines on a US Airways jet failed after striking a flock of geese during takeoff from New York's LaGuardia Airport. Pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles safely landed their powerless plane on the Hudson River. 



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Xiamen Air jet overshoots runway in the Philippines

Xiamen Air jet overshoots runway in the PhilippinesA Xiamen Air aircraft with 165 people on board veered off an airport runway in the Philippines capital of Manila, but there were no casualties. No reporter narration.



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Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst.



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Chinese plane slides off Manila runway causing flight delays

Chinese plane slides off Manila runway causing flight delaysA Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain forcing dozens of flight cancellations on Friday, as engineers struggled to remove the stricken aircraft. The Xiamen Airlines plane, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass and ripping off its left engine late Thursday evening, airport general manager Ed Monreal said. All on board were safely evacuated from the aircraft with no serious injuries.



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Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before the 165 people on board scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials said Friday.



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Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rainThe aircraft, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio told AFP. Its wings and engines were heavily damaged in the incident, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua, which also said the plane circled the airport for an hour before attempting to land. The incident forced a partial shutdown of the Philippines’ main airport.



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Xiamen Air passenger jet skids off runway in Manila, no casualties

Xiamen Air passenger jet skids off runway in Manila, no casualtiesA passenger plane operated by China’s Xiamen Air veered off a rain-soaked runway after landing at Manila’s main airport, disrupting flight schedules on Friday due to a temporary runway closure, officials said. All 157 passengers and eight crew aboard the Boeing 737-800 were unharmed, according to the airline and airport authorities in the Philippines’ capital. Images of the plane operated by Xiamen Air, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, showed it next to an airport perimeter fence with the left wing touching the ground.



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