Monday, September 20, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for September 20, 2010

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


September 19 - Authorities evacuated Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport in Greater Manchester, UK after a suspicious bag was screened at a security checkpoint. The bag was later determined to be safe.

September 19 - A Delta Air Lines MD-80 made a safe emergency landing at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in St. Louis after smoke was detected in the cabin during a flight from Atlanta. Firefighters who boarded the aircraft could not determine the source of the smoke.

September 19 - An ultralight helicopter crashed near Halifax, Massachusetts, injuring the pilot. Witnesses said the engine sputtered before the crash.

September 18 - The pilot of a single-engine Cessna made a safe emergency landing on the beach on Palm Beach Island, Florida, after encountering engine trouble. The pilot reported that the engine settled back to and locked onto idle speed before the forced landing.

September 18 - A Turkish Airlines A330 bound for Beijing from Istanbul made a safe emergency landing in Astana, Kazakhstan after the crew feared an unattended and unclaimed PlayStation console found in the cabin might be a bomb. An examination of the console found no explosives.

September 18 - The pilot of a military helicopter was killed after crashing during an airshow in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. A six-year-old boy on the ground was reported injured.

September 18 - Two aircraft collided while performing aerobatics at an air show in Warngau, Bavaria Germany, killing the pilot of one aircraft. The other pilot safely landed his plane. No injuries were reported on the ground.

September 18 - A Beechcraft Baron crashed into a house on Sewell Mountain east of Beckley, West Virginia, injuring all five aboard. The homeowner helped the occupants out of the plane. No injuries were reported on the ground.

September 17 - A US Airways 757 bound for Kahului, Hawaii from Phoenix made a safe emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport after smoke filled the cockpit during the flight.

September 17 - A Cessna 210 crashed in a heavily-wooded area near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, killing both aboard.

September 16 - An Italian Air Force A319 carrying Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi made a safe emergency return landing to Milan after the crew noticed a growing deflection in the cockpit window glass shortly after takeoff.

September 16 - A Delta Air Lines DC-9 blew a tire before takeoff in Atlanta. Three more tires blew as the jet taxied back to the terminal.

September 16 - An American Airlines 767 made a safe emergency landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia after smoke was detected in the cabin during a scheduled flight from Milan to New York.

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