Monday, August 2, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for August 1, 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

August 1 - All three aboard a Fairchild C-123 cargo plane registered to All West Freight were killed after crashing into the southern slope of Mount Healy in Denali National Park, Alaska. Witnesses reported that the aircraft rolled inverted before the crash.

August 1 - Both aboard a Bellanca Citabria were killed after crashing on takeoff from Midway Airport in Midlothian, Texas. Witness said the aircraft banked sharply before the crash. The aircraft's propeller was reportedly found a significant distance from the wreckage.

August 1 - A helicopter crashed in a rice paddy near Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture Japan, killing both aboard.

August 1 - A single-engine plane crashed in Moosehead Lake near Rockwood, Maine, killing one and injuring one.

August 1 - A Cessna 185 crashed near Wilson, New York, seriously injuring all six aboard. The aircraft was reportedly engaged in skydiving operations at the time of the crash.

July 31 - Both aboard a Conair water bomber were killed after crashing northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia during wildfire-fighting operations.

July 31 - A taxiing Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 struck the tail of a stationary Air China Boeing 737 at Beijing International Airport. Heavy fog shrouded the airport at the time of the accident.

July 30 - A Canadian North B737 made a safe emergency return landing to Yellowknife, North West Territory after losing power to one engine shortly after takeoff.

July 29 - Both aboard a Cirrus SR22 registered to NXCK LLC escaped injury after crashing in the Tennessee River in South Knoxville, Tennessee. A witness reported that the aircraft appeared to be attempting to land at Downtown Island Airport, but that it was "still in the air three quarters of the way down the runway" before the crash. Rain and wind was reported at the time of the crash.

July 29 - A Zodiac CH 601 HDSA crashed on takeoff from Kapowsin Field Airport in Graham, Washington, killing one and injuring one. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to enter an aerodynamic stall before the crash.

July 29 - A Pakistan International Airlines 737 made a safe emergency landing in Lahore, Pakistan after a panel of its cockpit window was shattered while flying through a thunderstorm on a Kabul-Islambad flight.

July 29 - A U.S. Air Force C-17 crashed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, killing all four aboard. Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft on fire before the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 28 - The pilot of a White Gobash G-700S was killed after crashing on approach to Delaware Municipal Airport in Delaware, Ohio. Witnesses reported that the aircraft appeared to enter an aerodynamic stall before the crash. The pilot was killed in the post-crash fire.

July 28 - A Eurocopter AS350 medevac helicopter operated by LifeNet crashed in Tucson, Arizona, killing three and injuring two.

July 28 - An Airblue Airbus A321 crashed on a mountaintop near Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 aboard. Heavy fog was reported at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 27 - A United Airlines 757 made a safe emergency landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia after smoke was detected in the cabin on a flight from Dulles International Airport to San Diego.

July 27 - A Beechcraft Premier jet registered to Roush Fenway Racing LLC skidded off the runway and crashed after a hard landing at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, injuring both aboard. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 27 - The pilot of a Beechcraft Baron was killed after crashing on takeoff from Oceanside Municipal Airport in Oceanside, California. Witnesses reported that the aircraft appeared to have engine trouble before the crash.

July 27 - A Lufthansa Airlines MD-11 ran off the runway and broke apart during an emergency landing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia after fire was detected in the cargo hold. No injuries were reported. (AVSIG Discussion)

July 26 - A Lee County Sheriff's Office helicopter made an emergency landing on a public road in Bonita Springs, Florida after suffering a mechanical failure. No injuries were reported.

July 26 - A Delta Connection Flight Saab 340 operated by Mesaba Airlines made a safe emergency landing at Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon, Michigan after shutting an engine down during a flight from Wausau, Wisconsin to Detroit.

July 26 - No injuries were reported after a the landing gear collapsed on a twin-engine plane operated by Nantucket Shuttle upon landing in Barnstable, Massachusetts.

July 26 - Two Cessna 152s collided over North Island, Wellington New Zealand, killing both aboard one aircraft. The other aircraft made a safe landing at a nearby airstrip.

July 26 - No injuries were reported after an aircraft struck a hangar wall while being taxied at Waco Regional Airport in Waco, Texas. Authorities believe the throttle on the aircraft became stuck open during taxi.

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