Monday, March 8, 2010

Accident & Incident Summary for March 8, 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

March 7 - A Skywest Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700 made a safe emergency return landing to Sardy Field in Aspen, Colorado after the cabin filled with smoke shortly after takeoff. No injuries were reported.

March 7 - A twin-engine plane made a safe emergency landing on its right wing gear and nose gear at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL. The aircraft damaged its left gear after striking a deer on takeoff from Campbell Airport in nearby Graylakes.

March 6 - A WWII-era AT6-Texan crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off Miramar Beach, Florida, killing both aboard. The aircraft was reportedly flying in formation at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

March 6 - A single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing in the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma. One pilot reported that the aircraft lost power while attempting to land at Jones Riverside Airport. The aircraft was operating as an instruction flight at the time of the landing.

March 6 - A single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing on Interstate 25 near Los Lunas, New Mexico. The pilot reported engine trouble before the landing.

March 6 - A helicopter crashed on a private hunting reserve near Dilley, Texas, killing both aboard. The aircraft was reportedly engaged in aerial hog hunting at the time of the crash.

March 5 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing in a wooded area near Marysville, Ohio. The aircraft was reportedly on approach to Union County Airport at the time of the crash.

March 5 - Both aboard a Piper Seneca registered to Lois Aviation, LLC were seriously injured after crashing in a residential area in Vero Beach, Florida. No injuries were reported on the ground.

March 5 - A single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Hodges Airpark near Georgetown, Georgia, killing the pilot. The wreckage was found submerged in a lake off the runway end.

March 5 - A United Airlines flight bound for Chicago from Rochester, New York made a safe emergency landing in Buffalo after a fire broke out in a lavatory. Preliminary investigation suggested the fire was caused by a malfunctioning water pump.

March 4 - The pilot of a Cessna T303 Crusader was killed after crashing into a house near Louisa, Virginia. The aircraft had reportedly just refueled at Cessna T303 Crusader before the crash. No injuries were reported on the ground. (AVSIG Discussion)

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