Monday, September 27, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for September 27, 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

September 27 - The pilot of an ultralight aircraft was killed after crashing between runways at Tauranga Airport in Tauranga, North Island New Zealand. Witnesses said the pilot was doing touch-and-goes at the time of the crash.

September 26 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing in a heavily-wooded area near Sweetwater, Tennessee.

September 26 - A Kamov Ka-32 helicopter crashed on Mount Fisht near Sochi, Russia, injuring one. The helicopter was reportedly participating in the installation of a utility pole at the time of the crash.

September 25 - A Pakistan International Airlines B777 landed safely in Stockholm after authorities received information that a passenger was carrying explosives aboard the scheduled Toronto-Karachi flight. The aircraft was searched and no explosives found.

September 25 - A powered paraglider experiencing control trouble made a safe emergency landing on Holland America’s Prinsendam cruise ship as it docked in Portimão, Algarve Portugal.

September 25 - An unruly passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight to return to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport in Washington. The flight was one hour en route to Amsterdam at the time of the incident.

September 25 - A Delta Air Lines CRJ900 operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines made a safe emergency landing at Kennedy International Airport after its right landing gear failed to extend. The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Atlanta to Westchester County Airport in White Plains at the time of the incident.

September 25 - The pilot of a homebuilt helicopter was killed after crashing near Pattison, Texas.

September 25 - A Wind Jet A300 slid off the runway while landing in Palermo, Italy, injuring 20. Light rain was falling at the time of the accident.

September 25 - An experimental plane crashed and flipped during a takeoff attempt from Springfield Municipal Airport near Springfield, Ohio. The pilot escaped serious injury.

September 25 - A Beechcraft Baron crashed into a cliffside in Baja, California, killing an determined number of people as of post time. Authorities believe the aircraft was flying from San Diego to Los Cabos at the time of the crash.

September 24 - The pilot of an Indian Air Force MiG-27 safely ejected before his aircraft crashed near West Bengal’s West Midnapore district. No injuries were reported on the ground.

September 23 - A single-engine Piper registered to Plane Nonsense, Inc. overran the runway and crashed into a chain-link fence during a landing attempt at Marlboro Airport in Marlboro, Massachusetts. Both aboard were able to walk away from the crash.

September 23 - A Delta Air Lines A320 made a safe emergency landing at its destination of Fort Myers, Florida after a warning light indicated a landing gear door malfunction. The aircraft made a normal landing.

September 23 - A JetLite B737 made a safe emergency return landing to New Delhi after suffering an engine failure shortly after takeoff.

September 23 - A Cessna 150 made a safe emergency landing on Port St. Joe Beach near Panama City, Florida after its engine quit during an instructional flight.

September 23 - A Delta Air Lines B767 made a safe emergency landing at Manchester Airport in Greater Manchester, UK after smoke was detected in the cockpit during a scheduled flight from New York to Athens.

September 23 - The crew of a Lufthansa B737 shut down an engine and declared an emergency upon arriving at its destination of Hamburg. The crew reported seeing fluctuating power output from the engine before electing to shut it down.

September 23 - The pilot of a Bangladesh Air Force F7 safely ejected before his aircraft crashed in a river near Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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