Monday, July 12, 2010

Accident & Incident Update for July 12, 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

July 11 - All three aboard a Cessna 177 were killed after crashing on approach to Gundy's Airport in Owasso, Oklahoma. Witnesses said the aircraft nose-dived before the crash.

July 11 - A single-engine Cessna made a safe emergency landing on a golf course near Chino Hills, California. The pilot reported running out of fuel before the landing.

July 11 - A single-engine Cessna made a safe emergency landing on the beach near Rapid Creek in Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia. The aircraft reportedly ran low of fuel before the landing.

July 11 - An American Airlines B777 made a safe emergency landing at Shemya Air Force Base on Shemya Island in Alaska after the crew received indication of a cargo fire over the Bering Sea during a flight from Dallas to Tokyo. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 10 - A twin-engine Cessna crashed in a public park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing one and injuring three.

July 10 - Both aboard a biplane were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from White Waltham Airfield near Rotherfield Greys, South Oxfordshire U.K.

July 10 - A Delta Air Lines MD-88 made a safe emergency landing at its scheduled destination of Kansas City International Airport after cockpit warning lights indicated a landing gear failure on approach to the airport. The aircraft flew by the control tower to confirm that the gear was down.

July 10 - A telephoned bomb threat forced an Air France flight bound for Paris from Rio de Janeiro to make an emergency landing in Recife, Brazil. The aircraft was removed to a remote area of the airport and searched. No explosives were found.

July 9 - The pilot of a Cessna 172 was injured after crashing on takeoff from a private airfield near Wichita, Kansas. Witnesses said the aircraft struggled to gain altitude before the crash.

July 8 - The pilot of a single-engine experimental aircraft received minor injuries after crashing near Coral Springs, Florida. No injuries were reported on the ground.

July 8 - The pilot of a single-engine Cessna reported chest pains before crashing on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California. Rescue personnel found the pilot deceased in the wreckage. Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft nosedive before the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

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