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These dramatic pictures show the aftermath of a major runway accident in Jakarta after two planes collided during takeoff. Picture: You Tube/Ippi Thyssen

April 6, 2016 - EARTH - Here are the latest incidents of plane crashes across the planet.

2 Passenger planes crash while taxiing at Jakarta airport in Indonesia

Two passenger planes collided late on Monday on an airport runway in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, an airline spokesman said, causing minor damage but no injuries to passengers.

A Batik Air plane carrying 49 passengers and seven crew was taking off from Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma airport when it clipped a TransNusa plane being towed across the runway.

Andy Saladin, a spokesman for Lion Air Group, said the pilot aborted the takeoff of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft to ensure the safety of those on board.

“All the passengers and crew are safe, and will be flown using a replacement aircraft,” Saladin said in a statement.

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Batik Air is part of Lion Group, which runs Indonesia’s biggest low-cost carrier Lion Air.

Transport ministry spokesman JA Barata also confirmed there were no casualties and all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

The left wing of the Batik flight was damaged in the clash and the tail of the ATR craft operated by TransNusa — another domestic airline mainly serving the east of the archipelago — was also mangled, Barata said.

WATCH: Planes collide on Jakarta runway.

Pictures on social media showed scorch marks around the damaged sections, with videos posted online capturing a brief fire before it was brought under control by emergency crews.

Barata said the airport in Jakarta’s east — primarily a military and government terminal that services some domestic routes — would be temporarily closed following the incident. - News.

Japanese air force plane disappears from radar with 6 people on board 

Credit: NHK
A small Japanese Air Force plane carrying six people has disappeared from radar in southwestern Japan, prompting a search operation in a mountainous region where the aircraft may have crashed, officials say. The U125A aircraft took off from Kanoya Air Field on Kyushu island at 2:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday to carry out aerial inspections of airport facilities. The plane disappeared from radar screens at 2:35 p.m. when it was about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north of the base.

The aircraft, which belongs to Japan's Air Self-Defense Force and is capable of carrying up to 16 people depending on its configuration, was said to have been carrying a total of 6 people. Their identities were not immediately released.

Japan's Ministry of Defense said a search-and-rescue operation involving multiple helicopters was underway in a mountainous area where the plane may have crashed, but nothing had been found as of late Wednesday night. - BNO.

Plane crash in Anderson County, South Carolina with 2 on board.

Federal Aviation Administration officials are trying to figure out what caused an engine failure on a small plane that was forced to make a hard landing in Anderson County.

Two people on board the plane were not injured.

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies say the plane landed near Omega Farms Ln. and Long Road off Highway 81. The plane landed nose down and is registered to a person out of Simpsonville.

Taylor Jones with Emergency Services say the plane was being flown by a flight student with his instructor. They were on a high performance endorsement training flight.

The pair flew from the Greenville Downtown Airport to the Anderson Airport. The plane was on the return flight to Greenville when the pilot had engine trouble.

Both the instructor and pilot are fine after landing in the pasture. We’re told the Beechcraft 35 Bonanza plane was removed from the pasture Monday night. - WSPA.

Plane crashes at Hooks Airport in Spring, Texas

Officials are investigating a plane crash that took place at Hooks Airport Sunday afternoon.

Officials say a retired Marine was flying a WWII-style plane with another man on board when a tailwind pushed the plane off the runway as they tried to land.

The pilot was apparently practicing for a charity competition.

Officials said the tailwind pushed the biplane into a ditch on the right of the runway.

Both men are expected to be OK and officials feel the vintage plane can most likely be repaired back to working condition.  - KHOU.

Pilot uninjured in crash at Washington County Airport, Pennsylvania

No landing gear was deployed Tuesday evening when this plane hit the runway at Washington County Airport.
There were no injuries. - Courtesy of Washington County Redevelopment Authority

A local pilot who had just had the engine of his small plane checked in West Virginia did not deploy his landing gear but escaped injury Tuesday when the craft came down on Washington County Airport’s sole runway.

William McGowen, executive director of the Washington County Redevelopment Authority which operates the 401-acre airport southwest of Washington in North and South Franklin townships, said the incident occurred at sunset and resulted in the closure of the airport for about an hour.

Pilot Dean Gutzwiller, who was returning home from a trip to Charleston, W.Va., was alone in the four-seat, single-engine Cessna 182 Skylane at 7:25 p.m. when it came down.

McGowen, a former U.S. Navy pilot, said failure to deploy landing gear occurs because “usually something distracts you, like other traffic in the area or the sun in your eyes.”

There is no air traffic control tower at the Washington County Airport, but officials immediately issued a notice to airmen and notified Pittsburgh Approach control about the closure.

“Pittsburgh Approach is typically talking to the airplanes that are closest to us,” said Scott Gray, executive director of the Washington County Airport.

North Franklin and South Franklin volunteer fire companies, Washington County emergency services and state police responded, using flashing lights to warn aviators of trouble on the ground.

“They were Johnny on the spot,” McGowen said, noting that the crews also used spotlights as they put rigging on the plane so a crane could lift it and have the landing gear dropped so the airport’s fixed-based operator, Skyward Aviation, could tow the Cessna from the runway.

Gray said two pilots had planned to land just after the Cessna. One plane waited at the Allegheny County Airport while another was at Rostraver Airport. Both landed at the Washington County Airport after it reopened at 8:50 p.m.

“We will investigate this,” said Tim Peters, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in New York City, whose initial information called the incident a “gear-up landing.”

FAA records show the Cessna Skyward is owned by David A. Miller, an attorney in Palmer, Texas. A message left for him was not immediately returned. - Observer Reporter.

Plane crash lands at Chesterfield County Airport, Virginia  

An airplane made a crash landing at the Chesterfield County Airport last Wednesday after its landing gear failed. 

The crash involved a single-engine Piper aircraft that had taken off from Chesterfield and was returning after a flight.

The landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to slide to a stop.

The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. on the airport’s main runway. There were no injuries to the pilot, but the plane’s fuselage and propeller were damaged in the crash. The crash remains under investigation. - Chesterfield Observer.

Pilot, passenger escape injury in Cherokee County crash-landing in Oklahoma

Plane. Courtesy/Oklahoma Highway Patrol

Two people aboard a small plane escaped injury during a crash-landing in rural Cherokee County early Tuesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

The plane partially landed in a pond near North 387 Road and 660 Road about 1:30 a.m., trooper Dwight Durant said.

The plane was occupied by pilot Mark Button, 49, of Missouri, and Shaun Besson, 31, of Wisconsin, the OHP reported.

Durant said the plane was on its way to Tulsa from Alabama. The men told authorities Button was going to drop off Besson so he could pick up a car.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash. - Tulsa World.

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