Talk:Emergency landing

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Merge proposal[edit]

See my comments in Talk:Forced landing. David 14:56, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I deleted the previous article contents (mostly student-pilot checklists), merged in Forced landing, and added a section on precautionary landings. I think this article now stands well on its own. David 17:08, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Forced to land by the military[edit]

What do you call it when fighter jets from another country force an airliner to land? Is there even a term for it? How often has it happened?

Assuming it does happen, what determines whether the offending airliner is forced to land or destroyed in air? I'm thinking about KAL 007. --Uncle Ed 17:46, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Types of emergency landings[edit]

Isn't crash landing a special case of forced landing, just as ditching is a special case of crash landing? Thanks. Kvsh5 (talk) 11:14, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Statistics needed[edit]

This article should present various statistics on the incidence of emergency landings, e.g. by continent, country, type of airplane, class of airplane, airline, etc. __meco (talk) 07:28, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

List of Ditchings[edit]

The article Water Landing also refers to ditchings and also includes a list of ditchings. While the two lists are almost identical, the one here includes cargo airplanes while the one there strictly refers to passenger aircraft. Neither list distinguishes between airliners (USA FARs: CFR 14 Part 121) and general aviation (Part 91) or on demand operators (Part 135). Neither list is complete. I would suggest to remove one of the lists and adjust the remaining one. To convert the examples into a table might be helpful. What do you think? WideBlueSky (talk) 17:58, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Fuel dumping[edit]

Perhaps the article should mention fuel dumping; such as when and where it is appropriate etc. For instance, Southern Airways Flight 242 made a hard landing and was still carrying a large amount of fuel, so it burst into flames, killing the majority of the passengers and several people on the ground. Could this kind of incident still occur under current FAA regulations? pgr94 (talk) 15:52, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

That sounds like a good idea, but just to present a balanced case, if you mention that particular flight, you may also want to mention Swissair Flight 111. They had an onboard fire and were going to make an emergency landing at Halifax, NS (CYHZ), but turned aside to dump fuel rather than land overweight (per SOPs). They lost control and crashed offshore, killing all on board. Had they headed directly for the airport, they may have made it onto the ground, possibly saving some lives. (I don't have a ref for this, but by looking at their radar track, it would appear that the distance they covered would have gotten them to the airport). HiFlyChick (talk) 01:06, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Survival rates[edit]

I edited the statistics out. The reasons-

  • 1- It's WP:Original research
  • 2- The statistics are incomplete. Laoag International Airlines Flight 585 is not included. Ok I wrote the article a few months ago but think of this- Aviation Safety Network has a database of thousands of aviation incidents. How many other water landings aren't listed in the article.? I'm sure there are others....William 23:09, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Crash landing[edit]

Has anyone noticed that the news media has started to use the term crash landing for a crash? They apparently do not realise that this term implies a bad landing attempt, rather than a crash. Given that apparent confusion, should the definition for emergency landing not refer to "crash landing", and make it clear that this is another term for a forced or emergency landing, and not an uncontrolled crash. (talk) 07:08, 13 July 2012 (UTC)