Monday, May 10, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for May 10, 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 9 - Pakistani authorities in Karachi arrested a man who was attempting to board a Thai Airways flight to Muscat after finding batteries and an electrical circuit in one of his shoes during passenger screening.

May 9 - The pilot of a Berkut Jet was uninjured after crashing near Loveland, Colorado. The aircraft's engine reportedly exploded before the crash.

May 9 - A Piper Cherokee crashed near Livermore, California, killing both aboard. Heavy rain and hail was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

May 9 - A Continental 777 made a safe emergency return landing to Newark Liberty International Airport after the crew noted a hydraulics failure shortly after takeoff.

May 8 - Four, including a flight attendant, were injured after a Continental Express flight encountered turbulence during a flight from Cleveland, Ohio to Albany, New York. The flight was met by paramedics in Albany.

May 8 - A United Airlines 767 bound for Belgium made a safe emergency return landing to Dulles International Airport in Virginia after blowing a tire on takeoff.

May 7 - A British Royal Air Force Hercules transport made a safe emergency landing at RAF Brize Norton after the landing gear failed to extend.

May 7 - A United Airlines 747 returned to Sydney, Australia after reportedly clipping its tail on takeoff. The flight landed without incident.

May 7 - A single-engine plane operated by the California Highway Patrol crashed near Ocotillo Wells, California, killing the pilot. The aircraft was engaged in highway speed surveillance at the time of the crash.

May 7 - No injuries were reported after a Robinson R-22 helicopter crashed near Mendon, Utah. The pilot reported that the engine failed at 1,500 feet prior to the crash.

May 6 - Authorities met an ExpressJet Airlines flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after the crew reported an unruly passenger on approach to the airport.

May 6 - A single-engine Cessna crashed in a field near the city grid in Somerton, Arizona, killing the pilot. The pilot was reportedly dropping sterile fruit flies in the area at the time of the crash.

May 6 - Authorities evacuated a concourse at Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington after a baggage handler discovered a smoking bag in luggage that was being loaded on a Delta Airlines flight. The bag was found to contain batteries and electronics.

May 6 - A U.S. Air Force C-130 made a safe emergency landing at Salt Lake International Airport after smoke filled the cockpit during flight.

May 6 - The pilot of a Vans RV-8 escaped serious injury after crashing shortly after takeoff from Prague Municipal Airport in Prague, Oklahoma. The pilot reported that the plane lost part of its propeller before the crash.

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