Monday, August 30, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for August 30,, 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 29 - A single-engine Cessna made a safe emergency landing on a golf course in Bentwater, Georgia after losing power shortly after takeoff from McCollum Field in Kennesaw.

August 28 - Both aboard a single-engine aircraft were seriously injured after crashing at Marana Northwest Regional Airport in Marana, Arizona. The flight reportedly carried an instructor and 16-year-old passenger on an introductory flight. Witnesses said the aircraft made a sharp right turn back to the airport shortly after takeoff.

August 28 - A crop duster crashed into a golf course parking lot shortly after takeoff from Pompano Beach Air Park in Florida, injuring the pilot. The pilot reported the engine quit before the crash.

August 28 - The pilot of a single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing on U.S. 23 near Wise, Virginia after reportedly running out of fuel shortly after takeoff from a nearby airport.

August 28 - An AirTran flight made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after a 64-year-old passenger died of an apparent heart attack during a scheduled flight from Los Vegas to Milwaukee.

August 28 - An IndiGO flight made a safe emergency return landing to Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar, India after striking birds on takeoff.

August 27 - A flight instructor was killed after walking into a turning propeller at Beverly Municipal Airport in Beverly, Massachusetts. The pilot reportedly exited his plane during taxi to assist the crew of another aircraft with a stuck canopy. (AVSIG Discussion)

August 27 - No injuries were reported after a single-engine Cessna registered to LZ Max Air LLC slid off a wet grass runway in Clayton, Georgia.

August 26 - Fifteen passengers were hurt after a JetBlue A320 made a hard landing in San Diego. The crew elected to evacuate the aircraft after several tires blew on landing. (AVSIG Discussion)

August 26 - A Midwest Express flight bound for Milwaukee from Boston made a safe emergency landing at Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York after the crew detected a crack in the cockpit window during the flight.

August 26 - Two Greek Air Force F-16s collided near Crete, killing the pilot of the single-seat configured aircraft and injuring both aboard the tandem. The aircraft were participating in a training exercise at the time of the collision.

August 26 - Both aboard a T-18 Thorp were killed after crashing on takeoff from Cochise County Airport in Willcox, Arizona.

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