Monday, August 9, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for August 9, 2010

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


August 8 - The pilot of a powered glider was killed after crashing into a building at Bend Airport in Bend, Oregon. Witnesses reported that the aircraft had just departed the airport and appeared to be attempting to return at the time of the crash.

August 8 - A Quest Kodiak 100 seaplane registered to New England Seaplane flipped while landing on Brandy Pond in Naples, Maine, injuring one.

August 8 - An Alaska Airlines B737 safely aborted takeoff in Sitka, Alaska after ingesting an eagle in one engine during takeoff roll.

August 8 - The pilot of a MD-500 helicopter was killed after crashing during a landing attempt at the CIS Open Cup in Helicopter Sport near Minsk, Belarus.

August 7 - Both aboard a twin-engine plane were killed after crashing into a house near Pittsburgh. No injuries were reported on the ground.

August 7 - No injuries were reported after a crop duster crashed while spraying a field in Hopewell, New York. A witness reported that the aircraft snagged a plant with its landing gear before the crash.

August 7 - An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashed near Tezpur, Assam, India during a training flight. The fate of the pilot is unknown.

August 7 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine aircraft crashed into a house near Melbourne, Australia. The aircraft was reportedly returning to Moorabbin Airport at the time of the crash.

August 5 - The pilot of a single-engine experimental aircraft made a safe emergency landing on a public roadway near Hollywood, Maryland. The pilot then taxied the aircraft into a residential yard.

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