Plane Carrying Honduran President Makes Emergency Landing | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

 

Mon, Jun 20, 2005

Plane Carrying Honduran President Makes Emergency Landing

Two Hurt -- But President And First Lady Are Okay

An American Airlines 757 carrying the president of Honduras was forced to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman Island Sunday because of a problem with the de-icing system. Two passengers among the nearly 200 people aboard were slightly hurt.

"The pilot declared an emergency after a problem with the de-icing equipment," AAL spokesman John Hotard told the Associated Press. "As the plane was clearing 28,000 feet on its descent into Grand Cayman, the aircraft experienced moderate turbulence."

AAL Flight 953 had departed New York's LaGuardia, enroute to Tegucigalpa, Honduras after a stop in Miami. That's where Honduran President Ricardo Maduro and his wife, Aguas Ocana, boarded the 757 on their way home from a weekend getaway in Florida.

"The president and the first lady are in perfect health," said a Honduran government statement obtained by the Associated Press.

The president and first lady were flown back to the Honduran capital by government aircraft while the remainder of the 188 passengers and six crew overnighted in Grand Cayman.

One passenger suffered a minor foot injury, Hotard said. The injuries to the other passenger weren't made clear by Cayman health officials.

FMI: www.aa.com

Advertisement

More News

ANN Special Report: Colorado NIMBYs Defeated... For Now

Vicious Campaign Against Skydiving Operation By Small, But Vocal, Group Loses Court Case News/Analysis by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell Those of us who work and play in the>[...]

Airborne 05.22.15: Falcon 5X Readies, Avidyne AD, LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2015

Also: Air Power Museum, ANN Could Use A Little Help From Its Friends, GE Honda, Mexican-Registry TBM 900, Legacy 500, BBJ Winglets, Wheels Up Order The new Falcon 5X is getting clo>[...]

Deadline For $30 Million Google Lunar XPRIZE Extended To End Of 2017

Progress Continues To Be Made To Return Humanity To The Moon XPRIZE and Google have officially confirmed a further extension of the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. XPRIZE notes th>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.25.15)

“It is the Sikorsky Innovations charter to identify the toughest challenges in vertical flight, and to demonstrate solutions to them. Getting an all-new aircraft into flight,>[...]

S-97 Raider Starts Flight Test Program

CoAxial Helo Heralds Development Of Exciting New Rotorcraft We knew it was close... and now it's real. Sikorsky has confirmed the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER helicop>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC