Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Aviation Accidents & Incident Summary for January 19, 2010

[Accidents & Incidents published by www.AVSIG.com are preliminary and not meant to reflect the complete or official record of aviation accidents/incidents and their causes.]


January 18 - The pilot of a 1947 Luscombe 8-A was injured after crashing into a hangar at Springfield/Robertson County Airport in Tennessee. The aircraft reportedly bounced hard on landing before crashing into the hangar.

January 18 - A Cessna 172 bound for Palm Springs International Airport crashed in Joshua Tree National Park, injuring both aboard. Heavy rain was reported at the time of the crash.

January 18 - The pilot of a Robinson R22 was uninjured after crashing near Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia. The aircraft reportedly experienced a tail rotor failure before the crash.

January 18 - A Dallas-San Francisco American Airlines MD-80 made a safe emergency landing in San Jose after experiencing trouble with the aircraft's throttle. Passengers were deplaned and bussed to San Francisco.

January 18 - All four aboard Mitsubishi MU-2 registered to Mitts Corporation of Gainsville, Florida were killed after crashing on approach to Lorain County Regional Airport.

January 18 - A Beechcraft Duke crashed into a residential area near Madison, Alabama, killing both aboard. The pilot was attempting to return to Huntsville International Airport after experiencing engine trouble at the time of the crash. The aircraft crashed into an empty lot between two houses. No injuries were reported on the ground.

January 17 - A single-engine plane made a forced landing in a field near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, injuring the pilot. The pilot reported low fuel before the incident. Heavy fog was present in the area at the time.

January 17 - A single-engine Cessna registered to the U.S. Department of the Interior crashed in a heavily-wooded area near Corvallis, Oregon, killing both aboard. The flight was engaged in a count of migratory birds at the time of the crash.

January 17 - A Cessna 172 crashed near Grand Rapids Michigan, killing both aboard. Low cloud cover was reported at the time of the crash.

January 17 - All three aboard a single-engine Piper were killed after crashing off Bimini Bay Resort in the Bahamas. The flight was reportedly en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from New Providence at the time of the crash.

January 16 - Terminal 8 at JFK International Airport in New York was evacuated after an unauthorized person opened a door restricted to airline employees, activating an alarm. Several planes of boarded passengers were also evacuated and rescreened.

January 16 - No injuries were reported after an Iran Air jet rolled off a runway end at low speed in Stockholm. Passengers exited the aircraft via roll-up stairs.

January 16 - A United Airlines flight bound for Sydney, Australia from Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Brisbane due to low fuel.

January 15 - Both aboard a Piper Navajo were killed after crashing near Oxford, UK. A witness reported hearing an engine quit before the crash.

January 15 - A scheduled Minneapolis-Atlanta Delta Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Indianapolis after an engine failed. The 737 landed safely.

January 15 - A Vans RV-4 crashed near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, killing both aboard. Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft invert before the crash.

January 15 - A JetBlue flight bound for Chicago from New York made an emergency landing in Buffalo. The aircraft reportedly lost cabin pressure during flight.

January 15 - A Piper PA-18 registered to Smoketown Banners LLC made an emergency landing in the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island after experiencing engine trouble. The aircraft was towing a banner commemorating the 2009 Hudson River landing of USAir Flight 1549 at the time of the incident.

January 14 - Flight operations at IGI Airport in New Delhi were disrupted for over two hours after air traffic control flight navigation software failed during an upgrade attempt. Flights were manually handled during this period.

January 14 - A United Airlines flight bound for Sydney, Australia from San Francisco made an emergency landing in Brisbane due to low fuel.

January 14 - An American Eagle jet made an emergency landing at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri for undisclosed reasons. The aircraft landed without further incident.

January 14 - A single-engine plane owned by Gospel Ministries, Incorporated crashed after clipping trees on takeoff from Collegedale Airport in Tennessee. The pilot was able to exit the aircraft safely before it caught fire.

January 14 - An ultralight crashed near Port Manatee, Florida, killing the pilot. The crash reportedly occurred on takeoff from a nearby airport.

January 14 - The pilot of a Cessna Caravan operated by the Kimberly Charter Company was uninjured after his plane flipped short of the runway while attempting an engine-out landing at Beagle Bay Airstrip in Broome, Western Australia, Australia. The pilot reported that his engine quit while flying over the Dampier Peninsula.

January 14 - The pilot of a Royal New Zealand Air Force CT-4 Trainer was killed after crashing near Bulls, New Zealand. The aircraft was reportedly engaged in training maneuvers in support of the Red Checkers display team at the time of the crash.

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