Monday, May 24, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for May 24, 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 23 - All four aboard a helicopter were killed after crashing near a highway in Schleiz, Thurinigia, Germany.

May 23 - A Skywest Airlines CRJ200 was forced to make a nose-gear-up landing at Ontario International Airport near Los Angeles after the nose gear failed to extend after a flight from San Francisco. No injuries were reported.

May 22 - A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker F70 was removed from its flight schedule and searched after airline personnel discovered the aircraft had been entered by unknown parties overnight at Linkoping City Airport in Sweden.

May 22 - The pilot of a Fairchild M62 World War II training plane made a safe emergency landing in a soybean field near Fairborn, Ohio, after the aircraft's fuel pump quit.

May 22 - An Air India Express 737 overshot the runway and crashed in a ravine during a landing attempt in Mangalore, India killing 158 of 166 aboard. Steady rain was reported at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

May 22 - A Socata TB-20 Trinidad was missing and presumed crashed in mountainous terrain near Happy Camp, Oregon. Residents in the area reported a loud crash shortly after air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight.

May 21 - The pilot of a Beech 90 made a safe emergency landing at Fulton Field in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada after smoke filled the cockpit in flight. The pilot first reported the smoke 40 miles out from the airport.

May 21 - The pilot of a Long-EZ was killed after crashing during a landing attempt at Wakefield Municipal Airport in Wakefield, Virginia.

May 21 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were injured after crashing shortly after takeoff from Bakersfield, California. The pilot reported having engine trouble.

May 20 - All four aboard a Cessna 172 were injured after overshooting the runway and crashing into a residential yard during a landing attempt at Kobelt Airport in Wallkill, New York. No injuries were reported on the ground.

May 20 - A JetBlue pilot was taken into custody in Boston after reportedly threatening in an e-mail sent to his estranged girlfriend to crash the plane he was scheduled to fly out of Logan International Airport. JetBlue denies the report and states the pilot was removed from the trip for health reasons.

May 20 - The pilot of a helicopter was killed after crashing near Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. The helicopter reportedly struck utility lines before the crash.

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