Monday, March 15, 2010

Accident & Incident Update for March 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.]


March 14 - The pilot of an ultralight was killed after crashing in Eklutna, Alaska. The crew of a passing freight train discovered the aircraft wreckage.

March 13 - A Nigerian Air Force G22 crashed at Port Harcourt International Airport in the Rivers State of Nigeria, injuring two of 30 reported aboard. The aircraft was reportedly participating in a mock disaster drill at the time of the crash.

March 13 - The pilot of a single-engine experimental aircraft made a safe emergency landing on a public road near San Marcos, California. The pilot reported that his engine quit before the landing.

March 12 - An AirTran Boeing 717 made a safe emergency landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee after being struck by lightning during a Washington D.C.-Atlanta flight.

March 12 - The pilot of a Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing on approach to Boulder City, Nevada. The pilot had reportedly radioed being low on fuel prior to the crash.

March 12 - The pilot of a Yak-52 was killed after crashing into a van during a takeoff attempt from a private airstrip in Marsden Point, New Zealand. Three occupants of the van reportedly suffered minor injuries.

March 11 - A US Airways Airbus A-319 made a safe emergency return landing to Rochester International Airport after striking a flock of geese shortly after takeoff.

March 11 - A helicopter operated by the Prince George's County, Maryland police department made an emergency landing on a football field near an elementary school in Washington D.C.. The school was reportedly evacuated as a precaution prior to the landing.

March 11 - A P-51 Mustang registered to Hirani Oil Arizona LLC crashed into a hangar at Stellar Airpark in Chandler, Arizona, killing the pilot. No injuries were reported on the ground in the residential air park. (AVSIG Discussion)


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