Monday, October 18, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 18, 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 17 - A 1969 Marchetti registered to Brookfield Aviation crashed in a parking lot shortly after takeoff from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York, killing one and injuring three. No injuries were reported on the ground.

October 17 - A single-engine biplane crashed at a private air strip in Fayetteville, West Virginia, injuring the pilot. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to descend quickly before hitting the runway at a nose-biased attitude.

October 16 - An American Airlines MD82 made a safe emergency return landing to Fresno Yosemite International Airport in California after a warning light indicated high heat in the aft cargo hold.

October 16 - A Van's RV6 crashed at the end of the runway at Monticello Sky Ranch Airport south of Atlanta, killing both aboard. The aircraft was destroyed by post-crash fire.

October 15 - A Beechcraft Bonanza crashed in rough terrain south of Ensenada, Mexico, killing all four aboard. The aircraft was reportedly operating in a medical aid capacity at the time of the crash.

October 15 - A US Airways A319 made a safe emergency landing at Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington after losing an engine during a scheduled flight from Anchorage to Phoenix.

October 15 - A Bell 212 helicopter registered to Heliservicios Campeche and operating on behalf of Petroleos Mexicanos crashed in Las Choapas, Veracruz Mexico, killing all eight aboard. Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the aircraft before the crash.

October 15 - Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter crashed in Clarkson Valley, Missouri, killing the pilot. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to be struggling to maintain altitude before the crash.

October 14 - A student and instructor were killed after their Robinson R22 helicopter crashed in Bluff Harbor, Southland, New Zealand.

October 14 - A single-engine plan broke apart after the pilot lost control on a runway at Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington, Washington. No injuries were reported.

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