Monday, February 15, 2010

Accident & Incident Update for February 15, 2010

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


Breaking, 2/18 @ 14:15 EST

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)

Breaking, 2/17 @ 15:00 EST

February 17 - All three aboard a Cessna 310 were killed after crashing into a residential area in East Palo Alto, California. A house which sustained the primary impact was reportedly operating as a daycare center, however the extent of injuries on the ground was unknown at post time. The aircraft, which was reportedly carrying one or more executives of Tesla Motors, was en route to Hawthorne Municipal Airport at the time of the crash.


February 14 - The pilot of a plane transporting skydivers was killed after crashing near Buenos Aires. The aircraft reportedly entered strong storm clouds prior to the crash. All six skydivers aboard were able to safely bail out of the aircraft.

February 14 - A Eurocopter EC135 owned by Services Group of America crashed north of Phoenix, killing all three aboard. The helicopter was reportedly destroyed by post-crash fire.

February 13 - A single-engine Sling prototype crashed off the coast of South Africa near Durban, destroying the aircraft. Both aboard were able to parachute to safety after the aircraft reportedly failed to recover from a flat spin during manufacturer testing. The aircraft's onboard parachute failed to deploy before the crash.

February 13 - The pilot of a single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing on a public roadway in El Dorado County, California. The aircraft reportedly lost engine power before the landing.

February 12 - A single-engine Cessna made a safe emergency landing on I-10 in San Antonio, Texas. The pilot reportedly quickly moved the aircraft to a grassy berm of the highway after the landing.

February 12 - A Batavia Air Airbus A330 made a safe emergency return landing to Soekarno Hatta Airport near Jakarta. The aircraft reportedly experienced a hydraulic failure before the return.

February 12 - A Mexicana Airlines Airbus A320 bound for Chicago from Guadalajara made an emergency landing in St. Louis after cabin pressure was lost during the flight. Oxygen masks were deployed during the incident.

February 12 - A Piper Cheyenne owned by Mayes Aviation, Inc. crashed on approach to Forest City, Iowa, killing the pilot. Heavy cloud cover was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

February 11 - A Mexicana Airlines Fokker 100 overran the runway during an emergency landing attempt in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Mexico, injuring one passenger. The aircraft reportedly failed to extend one or more landing gear before the accident.

February 11 - A turboprop operated by Trigana Air made an emergency landing at Sepinggan Airport in East Kalimantan after experiencing engine trouble during a Berau-Samarinda flight. One passenger reportedly suffered a broken leg during the hard landing.

February 11 - A Jet Airways flight bound for Bhopal, India from Indore made a safe emergency return landing to Indore after experiencing engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

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