Monday, November 8, 2010

Accident & Incident Update for November 8, 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

November 7 - A helicopter operated by Fishtail Air crashed on Mount Everest near Nepal, leaving both aboard missing and presumed dead. High winds were reported in the area at the time of the crash.

November 6 - A Ural Airlines A321 skidded off the runway while landing at Koltsovo International Airport in Yekaterinburg, Russia. No injuries were reported.

November 6 - An AirTran B717 bound for Milwaukee from New Orleans made a safe emergency landing in Memphis after smoke filled the cabin shortly after takeoff.

November 6 - The pilot of a WWII-era T-6 trainer drowned after crashing into a river on approach to Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The aircraft's engine reportedly quit before the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

November 5 - All 21 aboard a Beech 1900 operated by JS Air Company were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Karachi, Pakistan. The crew reported an engine problem prior to the crash.

November 5 - A Cape Air flight bound for Boston from Nantucket made a safe emergency landing at Barnstable Municipal airport on Cape Cod after the crew reported engine trouble.

November 4 - An American Airlines flight made a safe emergency return landing to Salt Lake City after two passenger became involved in an altercation shortly after takeoff. One passenger was taken into custody upon arrival.

November 4 - An AeroCaribbean ATR-72 crashed in Guasimal, Santi Spiritus Cuba, killing all 68 aboard. The flight was en route from Santiago to Havana when the crew declared an emergency of a still-undisclosed nature. Witnesses reported that the aircraft made several abrupt maneuvers before crashing.

November 4 - A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing at its destination of Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai after officials at the flight's origin airport in Amsterdam reported that a suspicious package had been loaded on the plane. Explosives detection equipment was deployed in the cargo hold. No explosives were found.

November 4 - A Qantas A380 made a safe emergency return landing to Singapore after reportedly suffering an uncontained engine failure. Debris from the engine reportedly fell on a house in the flight path. (AVSIG Discussion)

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