Monday, April 26, 2010

Accident & Incident Update for April 26, 2010

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


April 25 - A hot air balloon operated by Balloon Adventures Emirates crashed south of Dubai, United Emirates, killing two of 14 aboard. A sudden wind gust during landing reportedly precipitated the crash.

April 25 - A New Zealand Air Force UH-1 Iroquois helicopter crashed near Wellington, New Zealand, killing three of four aboard. Low cloud cover was reported over the hilly terrain of the crash area.

April 25 - A Jordanian Royal Falcon Airlines 767 made a safe emergency landing in Warsaw after the cockpit windscreen cracked during a flight from Sweden to Iraq.

April 24 - The pilot of a Piper Aerostar made a safe belly landing at Immokalee Regional Airport in Florida after his landing gear failed to extend.

April 23 - The pilot of a TBM Avenger was killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Miramichi, New Brunswick. Weather was reported clear at the time of the crash.

April 23 - The pilot of a Cessna 310 was uninjured after his nosegear collapsed on landing at Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville, California.

April 23 - A Piper Arrow crashed near Porvoo, Finland, killing one and injuring two. Witnesses reported that the engine appeared to quit before the crash.

April 22 - A Southwest Airlines 737 made a safe emergency return landing to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after developing undisclosed trouble shortly after takeoff.

April 22 - The pilot of a Cessna 210 sustained minor injuries after making an emergency landing in a field near Moorpark, California.

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