Monday, February 22, 2010

Accident & Incident Summary for February 22, 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.]

2010

February 21 - A Southwest Airlines 737 made a safe emergency landing at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. The crew reported a "potential mechanical problem" prior to the landing.

February 21 - Both aboard a Piper PA-46 were killed after crashing into a residential hangar in the Aero Estates subdivision near Belleville, Missouri. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 20 - Twenty passengers were reported injured after a United Airlines 747 struck turbulence during a Washington-Tokyo flight. None of the injuries was reported to be serious. The airliner continued to Tokyo.

February 20 - Both aboard a Piper Saratoga were killed after crashing on approach to Pine Mountain Lake Airport near Groveland, California. The aircraft reportedly crashed near a residence, but no injuries were reported on the ground.

February 19 - The pilot of an Indian Airlines MiG-21 safely ejected before his aircraft crashed near West Bengal. The aircraft reportedly developed engine trouble shortly after takeoff from Bagdogra.

February 19 - The pilot of a Cirrus SR-22 was arrested after he made an unauthorized landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities later found the aircraft had been stolen from a flight training school near San Diego.

February 19 - A US Airways Airbus A-320 made a safe return landing to Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix after experiencing an engine compressor stall shortly after takeoff.

February 18 - A Turkish Airlines Airbus A-340 made a safe return landing to Johannesburg after experiencing a cabin pressure drop shortly after takeoff. The flight landed without further incident.

February 18 - A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed during training maneuvers near Kingwood, West Virginia, injuring an undetermined number of the reported 17 aboard. Rescue efforts were hindered by remote terrain. (AVSIG Discussion)

February 18 - The pilot of a single-engine Cessna was injured after crashing in a wooded area near Albany, Ohio. The crash site is near Ohio University Airport, however airport authorities were unsure of whether the pilot was trying to reach the airport at the time of the crash.

February 18 - A British Airways 757 returned to Barcelona after the crew detected an unusual odor in the cockpit. The flight landed without incident.

February 18 - A suspected teenage stowaway was killed after falling out of the wheel well of an Amerijet cargo plane as it departed Santo Domingo for Fort Lauderdale. The flight continued to Fort Lauderdale, where it was met and searched by law enforcement officials.

February 18 - A Piper Cherokee crashed into an office building occupied by Internal Revenue Service employees in Austin, Texas. Two injuries and no fatalities have been reported as of post time. The pilot and owner of the plane reportedly had left a suicide note on the web and set his house on fire before departing nearby Georgetown Municipal Airport. (AVSIG Discussion)

February 18 - A Qantas Airbus A-330 returned to Sydney after its landing gear failed to retract upon takeoff for Shanghai. The aircraft circled the airport for several hours to burn fuel and landed without further incident. (AVSIG Discussion)

February 18 - A United Airlines 757 bound for San Francisco from Denver was diverted to Salt Lake International Airport in Utah after a threatening note was found on board. The aircraft landed without incident. Passengers were reportedly evacuated to the international terminal for interviews.

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