Monday, October 25, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 25, 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.]

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2010

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.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 18, 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

October 17 - A 1969 Marchetti registered to Brookfield Aviation crashed in a parking lot shortly after takeoff from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York, killing one and injuring three. No injuries were reported on the ground.

October 17 - A single-engine biplane crashed at a private air strip in Fayetteville, West Virginia, injuring the pilot. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to descend quickly before hitting the runway at a nose-biased attitude.

October 16 - An American Airlines MD82 made a safe emergency return landing to Fresno Yosemite International Airport in California after a warning light indicated high heat in the aft cargo hold.

October 16 - A Van's RV6 crashed at the end of the runway at Monticello Sky Ranch Airport south of Atlanta, killing both aboard. The aircraft was destroyed by post-crash fire.

October 15 - A Beechcraft Bonanza crashed in rough terrain south of Ensenada, Mexico, killing all four aboard. The aircraft was reportedly operating in a medical aid capacity at the time of the crash.

October 15 - A US Airways A319 made a safe emergency landing at Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington after losing an engine during a scheduled flight from Anchorage to Phoenix.

October 15 - A Bell 212 helicopter registered to Heliservicios Campeche and operating on behalf of Petroleos Mexicanos crashed in Las Choapas, Veracruz Mexico, killing all eight aboard. Witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the aircraft before the crash.

October 15 - Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter crashed in Clarkson Valley, Missouri, killing the pilot. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to be struggling to maintain altitude before the crash.

October 14 - A student and instructor were killed after their Robinson R22 helicopter crashed in Bluff Harbor, Southland, New Zealand.

October 14 - A single-engine plan broke apart after the pilot lost control on a runway at Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington, Washington. No injuries were reported.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 11, 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

October 10 - A single-engine plane crashed in a river shortly after takeoff from Tobias Bolaños Airport in San Jose, Guatemala, injuring both aboard. Authorities reportedly found over 100 kilograms of cocaine aboard the crashed aircraft.

October 10 - The pilot of a 1941 Ryan PT-22 trainer made a safe emergency landing in a soybean field near Cary, Illinois after a throttle linkage failed during flight.

October 9 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was seriously injured after crashing shortly after takeoff from Gwinnett County Airport near Lawrenceville, Georgia. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to make a sharp turn immediately after takeoff.

October 8 - The pilot of a Challenger II was killed after crashing near Easton, Kansas.

October 8 - All 147 aboard an Allegiant Air MD-80 safely evacuated at Orlando-Sanford International Airport after the right engine caught fire at the gate.

October 8 - A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter made a safe emergency landing in a public park in Hollywood, California, after an engine warning light activated in flight.

October 8 - Both aboard a Cessna 172 were killed after crashing into a mountainside in Dixie National Forest near Panguitch, Utah. The pilot and passenger were reportedly park rangers scouting the park for an upcoming elk hunt.

October 7 - Authorities evacuated a Bermuda-bound US Airways flight at Philadelphia International Airport after a uniformed man with no ID badge was seen loading baggage in the aircraft and later disappeared. The aircraft was towed to a secure area and searched. No explosives or contraband was found.

October 7 - A single-engine plane overran the runway on landing at Dallas Bay Skypark north of Dallas and crashed through a fence. No serious injuries were reported.

October 7 - No injuries were reported after a helicopter made a hard landing near a public highway in Cocoa, Florida. The pilot reported that he was forced to land after a bird struck the aircraft's tailrotor.

October 7 - A US Airways A320 made a safe emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport after the crew detected a hydraulic problem with the nosegear during a scheduled flight from Phoenix to Chicago.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Aviation Accident & Incident Update for October 4, 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

October 3 - A Chautauqua Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing at Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, Illinois after a passenger suffered a medical emergency during a scheduled flight from Moline to Chicago.

October 3 - A Cessna 172 crashed shortly after takeoff from La Plata County Airport near Durango, Colorado, injuring both aboard.

October 3 - All three aboard a Cessna 310 suffered serious burns after crashing on takeoff from Catalina Island, California. The pilot reported that an engine failed before the crash.

October 2 - A British Airways B747 made a safe emergency return landing to Heathrow International Airport after a cockpit warning light indicated an unsealed door. The warning light was reportedly found to be defective.

October 2 - The pilot of a single-engine plane received minor injuries after crashing near Taylorsville, Kentucky. The aircraft reportedly struck utility lines as the pilot attempted to land in a field.

October 2 - A single-engine plane operated by Nazca Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff from Nazca, Peru, killing all six aboard. The aircraft was operating as a sightseeing flight at the time of the crash.

October 1 - A Primera Air B737 en route from Stockholm to Larnaca, Cyprus made a safe emergency landing in Varna, Bulgaria after passengers noticed smoke coming from the left engine.

October 1 - A Delta Air Lines B767 bound for Seattle made a safe emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York after its right engine failed shortly after departing Kennedy International Airport.

October 1 - No injuries were reported after a single-engine plane swerved and crashed to avoid a deer during a takeoff attempt at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

October 1 - A twin-engine plane crashed during landing approach to Tripp Creek Airport in St. John's, Michigan, injuring both aboard. The pilot reported losing an engine before the crash.

September 30 - An Air Nelson Bombardier Q300 operating on behalf of Air New Zealand made a safe nose-down landing at Woodbourne Airport in Blenheim, New Zealand after the nose-gear collapsed on landing. The crew became aware of the gear's failure to lock on approach to the airport and notified emergency personnel prior to landing.

September 30 - An Aer Lingus A320 bound for London from Dublin made a safe emergency landing in Birmingham after the crew noted a problem with the aircraft's fueling system.