Monday, February 8, 2010

Accident & Incident Summary for February 8, 2010

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


February 7 - A Nanchang CJ-6A crashed into a restroom during an emergency landing in a public park in Mesa, Arizona, but both aboard were reportedly uninjured. The aircraft reportedly experienced engine trouble before the crash. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 7 - A Flight Design CTLS operated by Paragon Flight Training Centers Ltd. flipped during a takeoff attempt at Page Field near Fort Myers, Florida. No injuries were reported. Heavy wind gusts were reported at the time of the accident.

February 6 - A Cirrus SR20 collided with a single-engine Piper Pawnee glider tow plane over Boulder, Colorado, killing both aboard the Cirrus and the pilot of the Piper. The Cirrus deployed its onboard parachute after the collision and floated to the ground in flames. One or more occupants of the Cirrus reportedly jumped from the plane as it descended. The pilot of the glider and his two passengers made a safe landing at Boulder Municipal Airport. (AVSIG Discussion)

February 6 - Both aboard a Cirrus SR22 received minor injuries after their aircraft flipped during a hard landing at Indiantown Airport near Stuart, Florida.

February 6 - All four aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing into a field near Winslow, Arkansas. Witnesses said the aircraft struck the ground in a nose-down attitude.

February 6 - A helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from St. Lucie International Airport in Florida, slightly injuring the pilot.

February 5 - All three aboard a Southwest Medevac helicopter were killed after crashing near Fort Bliss, Texas. The aircraft was reportedly engaged in a training flight at the time of the crash.

February 5 - Both aboard a helicopter were killed after crashing into a mountainside near Dajabon, Dominican Republic. The helicopter was reportedly engaged in Haiti relief efforts at the time of the crash.

February 5 - An engine cowling from an Atlas Airlines 747 cargo jet fell into a mall parking lot as the aircraft approached Miami International Airport. The aircraft landed safely and no injuries were reported on the ground.

February 4 - A British Airways flight made a safe emergency landing in Dusseldorf, Germany during a scheduled Budapest-London flight. Smoke was reported coming from one of the engines prior to the decision to divert.

February 4 - A Loganair flight en route from Sumburgh to Inverness made a safe emergency landing in Caithness, Scotland after the right engine began trailing smoke.

February 4 - The pilot of a Cessna 414 made a safe landing in Opa Locka, Florida after the nose-gear on the aircraft failed to lock in-place. The aircraft touched down nose-down with both props contacting the runway during the landing.

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