Monday, March 29, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for March 29, 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 29 - Both aboard a Piper Comanche were killed after crashing near Perth, Australia. Weather was reported as clear at the time of the crash.

March 28 - A JetBlue Airbus A-320 made a safe emergency return landing to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after being struck by hail shortly after takeoff. The crew reportedly initially believed the aircraft had struck a flock of birds.

March 28 - A Delta Air Lines MD-88 made a safe emergency return landing to Albuquerque after a cockpit warning light indicated a landing gear problem shortly after takeoff. The crew prepared passengers for a hard landing, but the aircraft extended and locked gear and landed without further incident.

March 28 - A helicopter ditched in the Atlantic Ocean off Key Biscayne, Florida after developing control trouble during a photo shoot on behalf of boatpics.com. Both aboard were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in good condition.

March 28 - Both aboard a Piper Cherokee sustained serious injuries after crashing near Palermo, New York. The pilot radioed an emergency and was reportedly trying to land on a public road before the crash.

March 28 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was on life support after crashing near Regency Downs, Queensland, Australia. The aircraft reportedly crashed in a parking lot. No injuries were reported on the ground.

March 25 - An Air Arabia flight returned to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, India after a cockpit warning light reportedly indicated a chemical reaction in the cargo hold. The aircraft landed without incident. Upon inspection, oil was reported to be found to be leaking from one freight consignment. (AVSIG Blog Discussion)

March 25 - A FlyBe de Havilland Dash 8-400 made a safe emergency return landing to Belfast City Airport in Ireland after smoke was seen billowing from one engine shortly after takeoff. The aircraft was evacuated without incident.

March 25 - A Thai Airways TG-318 made a safe emergency landing at Kolkata International Airport in Kolkata, India after the crew suspected a fuel leak.

March 25 - A Malaysian Airlines 737 made a safe emergency landing in Penang, India after the crew suspected an engine fire. The plane was inspected and no evidence of fire was found.

March 25 - A single-engine plane crash-landed in the South River near Edgewater, Maryland, but the pilot escaped the wreckage without serious injury. The crew of a civilian boat rescued the pilot before the plane's wreckage sank.

March 25 - The pilot of a Malaysian Air Force Pilatus PC-7 was killed after crashing during an air show in Kedah, Malaysia. Witnesses reported that the aircraft's engine appeared to explode before the crash.

March 25 - All three crew members aboard a medevac helicopter were killed after crashing near Brownsville, Tennessee. Thunderstorms were reported in the area at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

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