Monday, October 11, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 11, 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 10 - A single-engine plane crashed in a river shortly after takeoff from Tobias Bolaños Airport in San Jose, Guatemala, injuring both aboard. Authorities reportedly found over 100 kilograms of cocaine aboard the crashed aircraft.

October 10 - The pilot of a 1941 Ryan PT-22 trainer made a safe emergency landing in a soybean field near Cary, Illinois after a throttle linkage failed during flight.

October 9 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was seriously injured after crashing shortly after takeoff from Gwinnett County Airport near Lawrenceville, Georgia. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to make a sharp turn immediately after takeoff.

October 8 - The pilot of a Challenger II was killed after crashing near Easton, Kansas.

October 8 - All 147 aboard an Allegiant Air MD-80 safely evacuated at Orlando-Sanford International Airport after the right engine caught fire at the gate.

October 8 - A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter made a safe emergency landing in a public park in Hollywood, California, after an engine warning light activated in flight.

October 8 - Both aboard a Cessna 172 were killed after crashing into a mountainside in Dixie National Forest near Panguitch, Utah. The pilot and passenger were reportedly park rangers scouting the park for an upcoming elk hunt.

October 7 - Authorities evacuated a Bermuda-bound US Airways flight at Philadelphia International Airport after a uniformed man with no ID badge was seen loading baggage in the aircraft and later disappeared. The aircraft was towed to a secure area and searched. No explosives or contraband was found.

October 7 - A single-engine plane overran the runway on landing at Dallas Bay Skypark north of Dallas and crashed through a fence. No serious injuries were reported.

October 7 - No injuries were reported after a helicopter made a hard landing near a public highway in Cocoa, Florida. The pilot reported that he was forced to land after a bird struck the aircraft's tailrotor.

October 7 - A US Airways A320 made a safe emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport after the crew detected a hydraulic problem with the nosegear during a scheduled flight from Phoenix to Chicago.

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