Monday, October 4, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 4, 2010

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


October 3 - A Chautauqua Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing at Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, Illinois after a passenger suffered a medical emergency during a scheduled flight from Moline to Chicago.

October 3 - A Cessna 172 crashed shortly after takeoff from La Plata County Airport near Durango, Colorado, injuring both aboard.

October 3 - All three aboard a Cessna 310 suffered serious burns after crashing on takeoff from Catalina Island, California. The pilot reported that an engine failed before the crash.

October 2 - A British Airways B747 made a safe emergency return landing to Heathrow International Airport after a cockpit warning light indicated an unsealed door. The warning light was reportedly found to be defective.

October 2 - The pilot of a single-engine plane received minor injuries after crashing near Taylorsville, Kentucky. The aircraft reportedly struck utility lines as the pilot attempted to land in a field.

October 2 - A single-engine plane operated by Nazca Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff from Nazca, Peru, killing all six aboard. The aircraft was operating as a sightseeing flight at the time of the crash.

October 1 - A Primera Air B737 en route from Stockholm to Larnaca, Cyprus made a safe emergency landing in Varna, Bulgaria after passengers noticed smoke coming from the left engine.

October 1 - A Delta Air Lines B767 bound for Seattle made a safe emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York after its right engine failed shortly after departing Kennedy International Airport.

October 1 - No injuries were reported after a single-engine plane swerved and crashed to avoid a deer during a takeoff attempt at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

October 1 - A twin-engine plane crashed during landing approach to Tripp Creek Airport in St. John's, Michigan, injuring both aboard. The pilot reported losing an engine before the crash.

September 30 - An Air Nelson Bombardier Q300 operating on behalf of Air New Zealand made a safe nose-down landing at Woodbourne Airport in Blenheim, New Zealand after the nose-gear collapsed on landing. The crew became aware of the gear's failure to lock on approach to the airport and notified emergency personnel prior to landing.

September 30 - An Aer Lingus A320 bound for London from Dublin made a safe emergency landing in Birmingham after the crew noted a problem with the aircraft's fueling system.

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