Monday, December 13, 2010

Recent Accidents & Incidents

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


December 13 - A single-engine plane crashed into a pile of manure while attempting to reenact a historical flight in Ballarat, Victoria Australia. No serious injuries were reported.

December 12 - A Delta Air Lines 747 made a safe emergency return landing to Kennedy International Airport after a fire broke out in a galley shortly after the aircraft departed for Tel Aviv. The aircraft circled the airport to burn fuel before the landing.

December 11 - Both aboard a helicopter were killed after crashing in a densely-wooded area west of Nice, France. Weather was reported clear at the time of the crash.

December 10 - A Bulgaria Air flight made a safe emergency return landing to Sofia International Airport in Bulgaria after the crew noticed anomalies in the operation of one engine.

December 10 A Kentucky State Police helicopter made an emergency landing near Hazard, Kentucky after clipping power lines during aerial survey work. A passing truck reportedly crashed into the low-hanging power line and dragged it across the roadway. No serious injuries were reported.

December 9 - A helicopter crash-landed on a beach in Cap-Chat, Quebec, Canada. Three of the five aboard sustained minor injuries.

December 9 - A single-engine plane flipped while landing in a field near Willard, Ohio. No serious injuries were reported.

December 9 - A U.S. Air Force C5 Galaxy made a safe emergency landing in St. Johns, Newfoundland after losing oil pressure in one engine during flight.

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