Friday, August 29, 2014

Recent Accidents & Incidents

August 27 - A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C crashed into a mountainside in a remote area of George Washington National Forest near Elliot Knob, Virginia, killing the pilot.  The aircraft was en route to New Orleans for a new radar installation at the time of the crash.

August 25 - All four aboard a rental Cessna 172 were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Cuyahoga County Regional Airport near Cleveland.  All aboard were students at nearby Case Western Reserve University.  The students had reportedly rented the aircraft for a sight-seeing flight after the first day of classes.

August 19 - Two Italian Air Force Tornados collided over Ascoli Piceno, Italy and crashed in a heavily-forested area, igniting a large brush fire.  Both two-person crews were reported missing at post time.

August 14 - No serious injuries were reported after a Piper Cherokee 160 registered to Prior Aviation crashed in a parking lot at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York.  The aircraft reportedly failed to make power during a takeoff attempt.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Recent Accidents & Incidents

August 10 - All three aboard a single-engine plane were rescued by passing motorists after crashing on a soccer field near West Jordan, Utah. The aircraft burst into flames shortly after the crash, which occurred during a takeoff attempt from South Valley Regional Airport.

August 8 - An Allegiant Air MD-80 made a safe emergency return landing to Capital Regional International Airport in Lansing, Michigan, after a warning light indicated and engine compression anomaly.

August 1 - A Saab Safir crashed into a warehouse shortly after departing Bremen Airport in Germany, killing both aboard. Rescue efforts were hampered by post-crash fire. No injuries were reported on the ground.

July 24 - All 116 aboard an Air Algerie MD-83 were killed after the aircraft crashed near Gao, Mali. The crash occurred shortly after the crew diverted around poor weather during a scheduled flight from Burkina Faso to Algeria. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 23 - A TransAsia Airlines ATR-72 crashed in the village of Xixi during a second landing attempt in the Penghu island chain in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China, killing 48 and injuring 15, including five people on the ground. Heavy rain and wind from the aftermath of a typhoon was reported at the time of the crash.

July 17 - All 298 aboard an Air Malaysia B777 bound for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam were killed after the aircraft was struck by a surface-to-air missile over a war zone near the Russia-Ukraine border. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 11 - The pilot of a Mooney M20M was killed and his passenger critically injured after the aircraft struck a house and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from Greenwood Municipal Airport in Indiana. Witnesses at the airport reported seeing the aircraft smoking during takeoff. No injuries were reported on the ground.

June 30 - All three aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport north of Denver. Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft turn back toward the airport before crashing into a stand of trees. (AVSIG Discussion)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Recent Accidents & Incidents

February 26 - A Chautauqua Airlines Embraer 135 operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines made a safe emergency landing at University Park Airport in State College, Pennsylvania after smoke entered the cockpit on a scheduled flight between Cleveland and New York.

February 23 - A single-engine plane crashed in a swamp near Hamilton, Mississippi. The pilot was able to extricate himself and reportedly walked into the kitchen area of a nearby restaurant in a disoriented state before entering the dining area and helping himself to the salad bar, prompting employees to call law enforcement. Authorities believe the aircraft flew through restricted airspace at nearby Columbus Air Force base undetected before the crash.

February 19 - Both aboard an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 safely ejected before their aircraft crashed near Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district in India. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 16 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine place crashed at Akron-Canton Airport in North Canton, Ohio. The pilot of the aircraft was reportedly practicing touch-and-goes at the time of the crash.

February 14 - The pilot of an Experimental Avions Fairey Tipsy Nipper T-66 was killed after crashing on Interstate 505 near Winter, California. A witness reported seeing a wing separate from the aircraft before the crash. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 12 - The pilot of an Indian Air Force MIG-27 safely ejected before his aircraft crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan, India. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 9 - All five aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing near Charleroi, Belgium. The aircraft had just departed the airport in Charleroi when the pilot elected to turn back after encountering mechanical trouble.

February 6 - A Beechcraft King Air crashed on landing at Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Arizona, killing both aboard. Witnesses said the aircraft pulled up sharply before the crash.

February 2 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine plane with five aboard made an engine-out landing in a snow-covered field near Wellsville, Utah. The pilot reported losing engine power on climb-out from a nearby airport.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Recent Accidents & Incidents

January 16 - An All Nippon Airways B787 made a safe emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan after smoke filled the cockpit during a scheduled flight from Yamaguchi to Tokyo. Cockpit warnings indicated a battery pack failure, prompting All Nippon and Japan Airlines to ground its B787 fleet given several such battery overheating incidents within a week. The Federal Aviation Administration in the United States followed suit by grounding all B787s under its purview. (AVSIG Discussion)

January 16 - An Agusta 109 helicopter struck a crane boom in central London and crashed, killing the pilot and one person on the ground. The crash occurred in fog at the height of morning rush hour. At least 12 injuries were also reported in the vicinity of the crash debris. (AVSIG Discussion)

January 14 - The pilot of a helicopter received serious burns after crashing in Augathella in southwest Queensland, Australia.

January 12 - All three aboard a Piper PA-46 were killed after crashing near Glory, Texas. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

January 10 - A Delta Air Lines B777 made a safe emergency landing on Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean after its starboard engine failed during a scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta. The aircraft circled the island to burn fuel before the landing. Passengers were deboarded and later continued to Atlanta on a relief plane.

January 10 - A Virgin Airlines flight returned to Darwin International Airport in Australia after a passenger reportedly became physically abusive over the price of a sandwich. The crew handcuffed the man and moved him to the back of the plane before electing to return to the airport.

January 8 - A Japan Airlines B787 was towed back to the gate after a fuel leak was discovered as the jet taxied for takeoff. Officials believe 40 gallons of fuel leaked from the plane.

January 7 - Fire was reported in a Japan Airlines B787 shortly after the aircraft landed at Boston's Logan International Airport. Passengers and crew had disembarked before the incident, which has been attributed to an overheated battery. (AVSIG Discussion)

January 7 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing into a hillside near Porterville, California. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

January 5 - All five aboard a twin-engine plane were killed after crashing into a hillside in Saint Pierre de Bessieux, France shortly after departing the airport in Grenoble. Weather was reported clear at the time of the crash.

January 4 - A Delta Air Lines B757-200 made a safe emergency landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after the crew detected a fuel leak on a scheduled flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas.

January 2 - All three aboard a medevac helicopter based at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa were killed after crashing near Ventura, Iowa. No patient was aboard the aircraft at the time of the crash.

January 2 - No serious injuries were reported after a student helicopter pilot made a hard landing at Peter O'Knight Airport in Tampa, Florida.

January 1 - All three teenagers aboard a Piper PA-30 were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Walker County Airport near Montgomery, Alabama. The owner of the aircraft told authorities the student pilot was using the aircraft without his authorization. (AVSIG Discussion)

January 1 - A Kenyan Airways B737-700 made a safe emergency return landing to Khartoum International Airport after an engine caught fire shortly after takeoff.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

October 13 - A Piper PA-23 registered to Rainbow International Airlines crashed in the sea on approach to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, leaving one survivor and five missing and presumed lost. The surviving passenger stated that all aboard the aircraft exited with only minor injuries, however high waves separated the party.

October 12 - No serious injuries were reported after a 1955 Sikorsky S-55B made a hard landing in a field near Yorktown, New York. The pilot reported a malfunctioning fuel pump before the emergency landing.

October 10 - The pilot of a Bell 206 was killed after crashing near Morse, Louisiana. The helicopter was reportedly returning from routine maintenance when it struck a radio tower guy-wire.

October 6 - All four aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza were killed after crashing shortly after departing Northwest Regional Airport near Roanoke, Texas. The flight reportedly encountered poor weather en route to a college football game.

October 2 - A French Air Force Mirage 2000-5 crashed in eastern France during training maneuvers, killing the pilot. No injuries were reported on the ground.

October 1 - All six aboard a vintage De Havilland Dragon DH-84 were killed after crashing in rough terrain near the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. The pilot made a distress call indicating he was lost in heavy fog before the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

September 26 - A United Airlines flight returned to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after an altercation between two flight attendants ensued shortly after takeoff.

September 22 - A single-engine seaplane crashed in Lake Lill-blåbergsträsket west of Skellefteå in Västerbotten, Sweden, killing one and injuring one.

September 17 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing near Vinemont, Alabama. Heavy storms were present in the area at the time of the crash.

September 16 - Both aboard a Yak-52 were killed after crashing near Moontown Airport in Brownsboro, Alabama. The pilot was reportedly performing an aerobatic maneuver in a formation flight at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

September 13 - A WWII-era PT-19 crashed during an attempted low pass over the runway at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in Missouri. The pilot and passenger, a newspaper reporter writing a feature on the flight, received minor injuries.

September 9 - The pilot of a Beechcraft A36 was killed after crashing into a residential garage near Eagle Lake in Racine, Wisconsin. No injuries were reported on the ground.

September 7 - A single-engine plane crashed near Rome's Ciampino airport, killing both aboard. The flight was reportedly engaged in aerial photography at the time of the crash.

September 3 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine landed gear-up at Spanaway Airport in Spanaway, Washington. The pilot was reportedly making a second landing attempt at the airport when he failed to lower the aircraft's landing gear.

August 31 - The pilot of a single-engine plane received serious injuries after crashing during a landing attempt at a grass air strip near Friday Harbor, Washington. Authorities believe the aircraft's landing gear snagged power lines near the runway end prior to the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

August 27 - The pilot of a television news helicopter make a safe emergency landing in a vacant parking lot in Hollywood, California after the cockpit filled with smoke during flight.

August 25 - All five aboard a Piper Cherokee were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Lake Tahoe Airport in South Lake Tahoe, California. Witnesses reported that the plane struggled to gain altitude and made a sharp turn at low speed before the crash.

August 22 - An ExpressJet CRJ-200 operating on behalf of United Express made a safe emergency landing at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky after encountering a hydraulic failure warning during scheduled flight from Columbia, South Carolina to Chicago.

August 19 - All 31 aboard a privately-operated AN-26 were killed after crashing into a hillside in heavy fog in Sudan's South Kordofan State.

August 19 - A United Airlines B757 made a safe emergency return landing to Newark Liberty International Airport after its left engine caught fire shortly after takeoff. The flight circled the airport for over an hour to burn fuel before landing.

August 13 - A Pinnacle Airlines flight operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines made a safe emergency landing at Kennedy International Airport after blowing a tire on takeoff from Boston.

August 9 - All five aboard a Kamov Ka-32 helicopter owned by the Nefteyugansk Air Group were killed after crashing near Ankara, Turkey. The aircraft was engaged in firefighting operations when it crashed into a hillside north of the city.

August 5 - All four aboard a Piper PA-28 were killed after crashing on takeoff from Steinrücken Airport in Coburg, Bavaria, Germany. The aircraft reportedly struck trees off the runway end after struggling to gain altitude.

August 3 - An Aeroflot SU100 made a safe emergency landing at its destination of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow after losing cabin pressure during a scheduled flight from Kazan in the Republic of Tatarstan. The crew elected to descend to 3,000 feet and continue the flight after the pressurization loss.

July 28 - All eight aboard a Beechcraft King Air were killed after crashing on approach to Juiz de Fora, Brazil. The aircraft was reportedly on its third approach to the airport in heavy fog at the time of the crash.

July 23 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was rescued in good condition after crashing into the Block Island Sound off Rhode Island. The pilot was reportedly attempting to gain altitude with a marriage proposal banner at the time of the crash and was on the phone with his eight-year-old son when he ran into control difficulty and broadcast a mayday call. The pilot's son was able to help authorities determine the location of the downed aircraft.

July 22 - The pilot of a U.S. Air Force F-16 was rescued from the Pacific Ocean in good condition by the crew of a U.S. container ship after he ejected north of Hokkaido.

July 17 - A Skywest Airlines pilot wanted in connection with the murder of his girlfriend attempted to steal a company CRJ200 at St. George Municipal Airport in Utah, but crashed the aircraft into the terminal and several vehicles before shooting and killing himself. Authorities believe the man was able to access the aircraft by scaling a barbed-wire fence using a rug for protection. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 13 - All three aboard a Gulfstream IV were killed after crashing on takeoff from Castellet, France. The aircraft was heavily damaged by post-crash fire.

July 12 - The pilot of a MiG-21 received minor injuries after overrunning the runway and crashing through a fence during landing at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The aircraft came to rest on a public roadway. The pilot reported the aircraft's brake parachute failed prior to the overrun.

July 10 - A US Airways flight bound for Rome from Charlotte, North Carolina made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after five crew members reported becoming nauseous from cabin odors.

July 4 - A Lucky Air flight made a safe emergency landing in Wuhan after five passengers fought during a scheduled flight from Kunming to Liaoning. The incident reportedly stemmed from a passenger reclining her seat.

July 1 - The pilot of a de Havilland DH.53 Hummingbird was killed after crashing during an air show in Bedfordshire, England.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

June 21 - Both aboard a Cessna 150 were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Gmunden, Salzburg, Austria.

June 18 - The pilot of a Piper Cub crashed near Dayton, Ohio after losing power during takeoff from a private grass airstrip. The pilot received minor injuries.

June 15 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were injured after crashing on approach to Biddeford Airport near Arundel, Maine. The aircraft was on an instructional flight at the time of the crash. The instructor reported mechanical difficulties with the aircraft.

June 13 - A U.S. Air Force Osprey crashed near Navarre, Florida, injuring all five aboard.

June 12 - A SunExpress B-737-800 bound for Ankara from Frankfurt made a unscheduled landing at Bucharest International Airport in Romania after two passengers attacked a flight attendant The offending passengers were met by airport security.

June 9 - The pilot of an experimental plane was killed after crashing near Springfield, Ohio. Witnesses said a piece of the aircraft fell off before the crash.

June 6 - All six aboard a Pilatus PC-12 were killed after crashing in wooded area near Lake Wales, Florida. Authorities found a debris trail in excess of three miles after the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

June 3 - A Dana Air MD-83 crashed in a densely-populated residential area in Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 153 aboard and at least 10 on the ground. The crew declared an emergency of still-undisclosed nature as the flight approached Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

May 31 - The pilot of a Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing near Macon, Mississippi. High winds and thunderstorms were reported in the area at the time of the crash.

May 28 - A twin-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Parchim International Airport in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany, killing two and injuring two. The pilot reported control difficulty before the crash.

May 24 - A crop duster operated by Miles Flying Service collided with a crop duster operated by Kinco Ag Aviation over Paragould, Arkansas, killing the pilot of one aircraft and injuring the other.

May 22 - A United Parcel Service MD-11 made a safe emergency return landing to Louisville International Airport in Kentucky after an engine fire warning light activated in the cockpit shortly after takeoff. No evidence of fire was found.

May 20 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine plane carrying four people crashed shortly after takeoff from William "Tiny" Zehnder Field in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The pilot reported losing power before the crash.

May 19 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from a grass airstrip in Checotah, Oklahoma. A witness reported that the aircraft turned and nosedived before the crash.

May 16 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was uninjured after crashing into trees short of the runway at Texas State Technical College Airport in Waco. The pilot reported being low on fuel before the crash.

May 13 - The pilot of a 1936 Stinson SR-7B was injured after crashing in a lumberyard in Freedom, New Hampshire. No injuries were reported on the ground.

May 9 - A Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed into a mountainside during a demonstration flight over Jakarta, killing all 45 aboard. The crew requested a 4,000-ft. descent for undisclosed reasons before the crash.

May 6 - The pilot of a Piper J3 received minor injuries after crashing in a field near Westhampton, Massachusetts.

May 4 - A KLM Royal Dutch F70 made a safe emergency landing at Norwich International Airport in the United Kingdom after an engine failed during a scheduled flight from Teeside to Amsterdam.

May 3 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Lake in the Hill Airport near Crystal Lake, Illinois. Witnesses said the aircraft banked sharply at low speed before the crash.

May 1 - A single-engine aircraft crashed near Utah Lake in Provo, Utah, injuring both aboard. The student pilot of the instructional flight was reportedly practicing a stall maneuver at the time of the crash.

April 28 - All six aboard a twin-engine plane were killed after crashing in Tatroz, Fribourg Switzerland. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to be circling the village before the crash.

April 27 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing during a touch-and-go maneuver at Anderson Regional Airport near Greenville, South Carolina.

April 20 - Both aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza were injured after a forced landing on the campus of International Business Machines in Yorktown, New York. Witnesses reported hearing the engine surging before the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

April 20 - A Bhoja Air B737-200 crashed into a residential area on approach to Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad, killing all 127 aboard. Heavy rain and hail was reported in the area at the time of the crash. No serious injuries were reported on the ground. (AVSIG Discussion)

April 19 - Two New Orleans National Guard F-15s shadowed a circling, iced-over Cessna 421 over the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot failed to respond to air traffic controllers. The aircraft later crashed and sank in 1,500 feet of water 120 miles west of Tampa. (AVSIG Discussion)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

April 12 - A single-engine plane flipped at North Palm Beach General Aviation Airport in North Palm Beach, Florida, causing minor injuries to both aboard.

April 10 - A Korean Air flight bound for Seoul from Vancouver made an unscheduled landing at Comex Valley Airport on Vancouver Island under U.S. Air Force F-15 escort after a telephoned bomb threat was received against the flight. The aircraft was safely evacuated and searched. No bomb was found.

April 9 - No injuries were reported after a single-engine plane operated by the Air America Flight Center made an emergency landing on a public roadway near Daytona Beach, Florida. The aircraft was on an instructional flight at the time of the incident.

April 8 - Both aboard an Extra Flugzeugbau EA-300 were killed after crashing in a field near Salinas, California. Weather was reported clear at the time of the crash.

April 6 - No serious injuries were reported after a U.S. Navy FA-18 crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (AVSIG Discussion)

April 5 - The pilot of a single-engine experimental plane received minor injuries after crashing on a horse farm near Kerhonkson, New York. Witnesses said the aircraft was flying low and struck a tree before the crash.

April 4 - Several passengers were reported injured after a Ryanair B737 depressurized during a scheduled flight from Bergamo, Italy to East Midlands Airport in England, forcing the crew to rapidly descend 20,000 feet and make an emergency landing in Frankfurt.

April 3 - Both aboard a homebuilt Rans S-12 were killed after crashing on takeoff from Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona.

April 2 - A homebuilt Seawind 3000 crashed into the roof of a grocery store in DeLand, Florida, injuring both aboard and three in the store. The pilot reported losing power just after departing DeLand Municipal Airport.

March 30 - The pilot of a homebuilt aircraft was killed after crashing near Belmont, Ohio. Weather was reported clear at the time of the crash.

March 27 - The first officer of a JetBlue flight elected to lock the captain out of the cockpit after the man began to make threatening statements during a scheduled flight from New York to Las Vegas. Passengers and flight attendants helped subdue the captain after he began banging on the cockpit door, and another JetBlue pilot who was traveling as a non-revenue passenger was asked to staff the cockpit. The flight made a safe landing in Amarillo, where authorities arrested the captain. (AVSIG Discussion)

March 25 - All four aboard a single-engine Piper were killed after crashing on takeoff from Treasure Cay in the Bahamas. Gusty winds were reported in the area at the time of the crash.