Monday, July 19, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for July 19, 2010

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


July 18 - The pilot of a U.S. Marine Corps Harrier safely ejected before his aircraft crashed in Ocala National Forest in Florida. Rescue personnel located the pilot in a nearby treetop.

July 18 - A Cebu Pacific ATR-72 made a safe emergency landing at Nino Aquino International Airport in Manila after a landing gear failure.

July 18 - A Beechcraft Bonanza clipped a car while attempting to land on a public road near Phoenix, Arizona. The pilot sustained minor injuries in the crash landing; the driver of the car was uninjured.

July 18 - A two-seat experimental plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Denton Municipal Airport in Denton, Texas, killing one and injuring one. Witnesses said the aircraft struggled to gain altitude before the crash.

July 18 - A Turkish Airlines B737 made a safe emergency return landing to Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey after an unspecified cockpit warning light activated.

July 17 - A Delta Air Lines MD-88 made a safe emergency return landing to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after the crew detected smoke in the cockpit. The crew reportedly extinguished a cockpit fire that erupted during the landing.

July 17 - Both aboard a Yak-52 were killed after crashing on a city street shortly after departing Portland International Jetport in South Portland, Maine. Witnesses reported that the aircraft made a sharp turn before plummeting to the ground. No injuries were reported on the ground.

July 16 - The pilot of a Pilatus PC-12 made a safe emergency landing at Albany International Airport in Albany after losing power during a flight from Chicago to Westchester County Airport in New York.

July 16 - The pilot of a single-engine airplane made a safe emergency landing at Coleman A. Young International Airport in Detroit after determining the aircraft's nose gear was inoperable. The pilot circled the airport to burn fuel before the landing.

July 16 - A DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver crashed into the side of a mountain near Chute de Passes, Quebec, killing four of six aboard. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

July 16 - A Robinson R44 helicopter crashed while attempting to land on a pickup truck trailer at Salt Lake City International Airport, killing one and injuring three. The fatality involved one of two people standing by the trailer during the maneuver.

July 15 - No serious injuries were reported after a Piper PA-14 crashed near King Salmon, Alaska. The pilot reported being in a holding pattern in bad weather when the engine lost power.

July 15 - The pilot of a single-engine kit plane was killed after crashing in a bean field on approach to Iowa Falls Municipal Airport in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Witnesses reported that the aircraft appeared to lose power before the crash.

July 15 - A Batavia Air flight made a safe emergency return landing to Sultan Syarif Kasim Airport Pekanbaru, Riau after passengers reported hearing two loud explosions from the left engine of the aircraft shortly after takeoff. Passengers also reported flames coming from the left engine. The crew circled the airport for two hours to burn fuel.

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