Monday, November 1, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for November 1, 2010

October 31 - A TSA checkpoint and public lobby were evacuated at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut after a TSA official found a suspicious object in a piece of screened luggage. The suspicious object was determined to be a snow globe.

October 31 - A Vision Airlines 767 made a safe emergency landing in Baltimore after smoke was reported in the cabin during a flight to New York.

October 30 - One was killed and three were injured after a helicopter crashed near Thomas, West Virginia. The helicopter crew was reportedly working on the Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line power line project at the time of the crash.

October 29 - The pilot of a single-engine plane made a safe emergency landing in I-65 near Huntsville, Alabama after he noticed the engine running rough.

October 29 - A Cessna 180 lost power and crashed shortly after takeoff from Nueces County Airport in Robstown, Texas. No serious injuries were reported.

October 28 - All four aboard a AS350 Squirrel helicopter were killed after crashing near Dumont-d'Urville, Antarctica. The aircraft was attached to the ice-bound French research vessel L'Astrolabe. Weather was reported poor at the time of the crash.

October 28 - A SkyWest CRJ made a safe emergency landing at its destination of Salt Lake City, Utah after officials received a telephoned bomb threat against the flight during its trip from Helena, Montana.

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