Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for August 24, 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 23 - All six aboard a Piper Aztec escaped serious injury after crashing three miles off Grand Bahama Island. The passengers and crew clung to the wreckage until nearby boats came to their rescue. The pilot reported that an engine failed before the crash.

August 23 - A Delta Air Lines flight made an unscheduled landing at Narita International Airport in Japan after its toilet flushing system failed twice shortly into a flight bound for Seattle.

August 23 - Both aboard a Cessna 310 were killed after crashing northeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

August 22 - A helicopter made a safe emergency landing in San Diego Bay in California after experiencing engine trouble shortly after takeoff from a nearby yacht.

August 22 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing near Clearwater, Minnesota. Witnesses said the aircraft was performing aerobatics before the crash.

August 21 - An Air Canada B767 made a safe emergency return landing to Vancouver International Airport after the crew detected a whistling noise in the cabin near the windshield.

August 21 - A single-engine plane crashed in a field in Amherst, Virginia, killing both aboard.

August 21 - The pilot of a Piper Cub was injured after crashing into a parked car near Southern Cross Airport in Williamston, New Jersey.

August 20 - No injuries were reported after a Cessna 152 flipped on landing at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The aircraft was reportedly returning to the airport after the engine began running rough shortly after takeoff.

August 20 - All eight aboard a Aeroexpreso del Pacifico flight were reported safe after crashing on landing at Alfonso Bonilla Aragon Airport in Palmira, Colombia. Officials believe the aircraft's landing gear failed upon touchdown.

August 20 - Air traffic controllers in Frankfurt reported that flights were halted in northern Europe due to an unspecified traffic control problem.

August 19 - The pilot of a twin-engine plane made a safe emergency landing at Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania after clipping trees and damaging the aircraft on an instrument takeoff from Bedford. Firefighters met the aircraft in Johnstown.

August 19 - A Flybe De Havilland DHC-8-400 made a safe emergency return landing to Manchester Airport in England after smoke was detected in the cabin shortly after takeoff.

August 19 - The pilot of a Grumman G-164B operating as a cropduster was injured after crashing near Buckeye, Arizona. The aircraft was destroyed by post-crash fire.

August 19 - Both aboard a single-engine plane escaped serious injury after crashing in a field near LeGrange, Indiana. The aircraft struck utility lines before the crash. A horse in the pasture was killed.

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