Monday, May 3, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for May 3, 2010

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


May 2 - The pilot of a hang glider was killed after crashing during an emergency landing attempt in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. The glider reportedly struck cabling before the crash.

May 2 - Both aboard a single-engine Piper were killed after crashing near Elizabeth, Indiana. Witnesses said the aircraft spiraled out of the sky.

May 2 - The pilot of a single-engine plane escaped injury after crashing during a takeoff attempt from a private airstrip near Los Alamos, California. The pilot stated that a gust of wind caused his wingtip to strike a parked pickup truck during takeoff roll.

May 2 - A single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing on its nosegear in Medford, Oregon after the main gear failed to extend.

May 2 - The crew of an Airbus A-320 operating as a passenger charter made a safe emergency landing in Tolmachyovo after a navigation system failed during a flight from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk.

May 2 - A Jet Airways Canadian Regional Jet made a safe emergency return landing to Kolkata, India after the crew was forced to shut down an engine shortly after takeoff.

May 1 - A United Airlines flight from Chicago declared an emergency upon reaching its destination in Philadelphia after a suspicious note was found aboard the flight. The aircraft landed without incident.

May 1 - A South Carolina National Guard AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at McEntire Joint National Guard Base near Columbia, South Carolina, killing one and injuring one. The aircraft was engaged in training maneuvers at the time of the crash.

May 1 - An Air Canada Jazz Dehavilland Dash 8 made a safe emergency return landing to Prince George, British Columbia after smoke was detected in the cockpit shortly after takeoff.

May 1 - A single-engine plane crashed on takeoff from Springbank Airport in Calgary, Canada, slightly injuring the student pilot. The student was reportedly practicing solo takeoffs and landings. Strong wind gusts were reported in the area at the time of the crash.

May 1 - A China Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing in Hangzhou, China after a passenger reported having a bomb in his luggage. No bomb was found.

April 29 - A single-engine Cessna made a safe emergency landing at Belfast Municipal Airport in Belfast, Maine after smoke filled the cabin shortly after takeoff.

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