Monday, October 25, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 25, 2010

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

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October 25 - A Cessna 182 operated by Ardmore Flying School crashed into a waste water pond after overshooting the runway during a landing attempt at Thames Aerodrome in Thames, New Zealand. Both aboard reportedly received minor injuries.

October 24 - A single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing at Frederick Regional Airport in Frederick, Maryland after a landing gear failed to extend. The airport was reportedly closed for one hour during the incident as a precaution.

October 23 - Fifteen passengers were reported injured during a panicked evacuation from a B737 owned by Aero Contractors, Inc. at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Cabin pressure dropped and air-conditioning mist reportedly filled the cabin during approach to the airport, causing some passengers to believe the aircraft was on fire.

October 23 - Both aboard a Glasair were killed after crashing near Lake Mathews, California.

October 22 - An Air Corps sea patrol plane made a safe emergency landing at Kerry Airport in Farranfore, Ireland after an engine failed during patrol operations.

October 21 - A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 made a safe emergency landing in Rochester, New York after an engine failed during search efforts over Lake Ontario.

October 21 - Jetstar A320 made a safe emergency landing in Sydney, Australia after an engine failed on approach to the airport.

October 21 - A Cirrus SR22 crashed in a horse corral west of Agua Dulce Airport in Agua Dulce, California, killing both aboard. One person and three horses were also reported killed on the ground. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

October 21 - An American Airlines B737 made a safe emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio after a generator failed during a scheduled flight from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.

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