Monday, May 17, 2010

Accident & Incident Update for May 17, 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

May 17 - A Pamir Airways flight has crashed in the mountains of northern Afghanistan. Heavy fog and rain was reported in the area at the time of the crash. The fate of the reported 46 aboard is unknown at post time. More ...

May 16 - A United Airlines 757 made a safe emergency landing at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. after fire broke out in the cockpit during a flight from New York to Los Angeles. Passengers reported an electrical burning smell 30 minutes into the flight. (AVSIG Discussion)

May 16 - A Cirrus SR22 overran a runway at Huggins Memorial Airpark in Timmonsville, South Carolina after the pilot reportedly realized he was "out of runway" during a landing attempt. The aircraft came to a rest on a public highway. Authorities closed the road for several hours after the incident.

May 16 A Piper PA-46 crashed into a house shortly after departing Clearwater Air Park in Clearwater, Florida, slightly injuring its three occupants. No injuries were reported on the ground, however a post-crash fire caused extensive damage. Witnesses reported the the plane, which was loaded with relief supplies bound for Haiti, struggled to gain altitude and struck utility lines before the crash.

May 16 - Three passengers were removed from a Pakistan International Airlines flight at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport after becoming unruly upon hearing that the flight would be making an unscheduled stop.

May 16 - The pilot of an experimental plane sustained minor injuries after flipping on landing in a field short of Sheboygan County Memorial Airport in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. The pilot reported engine trouble before the crash.

May 15 - A Cathay Pacific flight was escorted to Vancouver International Airport by Canadian Forces F-18 fighters after a bomb threat was made against the flight. The aircraft landed without further incident.

May 15 - All three aboard a single-engine Cessna were safe after making an emergency gear-up landing at Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, California. The pilot circled the airport for over an hour to burn fuel after it became apparent that the landing gear would not extend.

May 15 - A United Airlines 757 made a safe emergency landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after developing an electrical problem shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles.

May 15 - A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing in Sharourah after the crew detected smoke in the cockpit during a flight from Sharourah to Riyadh.

May 15 - A crop-dusting helicopter crashed in a field in Honey Creek, Wisconsin, slightly injuring the pilot. Witnesses reported that the pilot had just taken on a full tank of fertilizer and attempted to turn shortly after liftoff when one of the helicopter's sprayers made contact with the ground.

May 15 - A powered parachute crashed into the lone tree in an otherwise empty field during a takeoff attempt in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Both occupants were rescued in good condition.

May 15 - Both aboard a Yak-52 were killed after crashing in the Atlantic Ocean off St. Port Lucie, Florida. Witnesses on the beach reported seeing the aircraft make a low pass and sharp turn before the crash.

May 15 - A Blue Wing Airlines twin-engine Antonov with eight aboard was missing and presumed crashed in rough terrain near Paramaribo, Suriname. Weather was reported as poor in the area at the time of the crash.

May 15 - Two people and seven sled dogs were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter in good condition after crashing in a helicopter near Seward, Alaska. The aircraft reportedly tipped and made contact with the ground in heavy wind and snow.

May 14 - The pilot of a Piper Super Cub was killed after crashing near Susitna Landing, Alaska. Witnesses reported the aircraft clipped a tree before the crash.

May 13 - An Aerogal 737 made a safe emergency landing in Cali after experiencing pressurization trouble during a flight from Quito to Bogota.

May 13 - A Piper Seneca operated by CTA Cleiton Taxi Aereo crashed near Manaus, Brazil, killing all six aboard. The crash reportedly occurred approximately 15 minutes after takeoff.

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