Monday, November 15, 2010

Accident & Incident Update for November 15, 2010

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


November 15 - A Qantas B747 made a safe emergency return landing to Sydney after smoke began billowing from the cockpit control panel. The flight dumped fuel as a precaution before the landing.

November 14 - A student pilot soloing a Cessna 150 was killed after flipping during a touch-and-go attempt at Ryan Airfield near Tuscon, Arizona.

November 14 - A helicopter crashed on private property south of Lubbock, Texas, killing one and injuring one.

November 13 - The pilot of a single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing in a farm field near Schodack, New York after his engine quit during a pleasure flight.

November 12 - A Qantas B767 made a safe emergency return landing to Perth after the crew noticed vibration in the left engine shortly after takeoff.

November 12 - A South Korean military surveillance plane crashed near Jeonju during routine operations. Search and rescue operations were under way at post time.

November 11 - A Piper Seminole owned and operated by the Florida Institute of Technology crashed on takeoff from Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, killing all four aboard. The flight was reportedly on an instructional flight at the time of the crash.

November 11 - A passenger plane owned and operated by Tabco, Inc. crashed in the western Darfur region of Sudan, killing a still-undisclosed number of the 35 people aboard.

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