Monday, January 10, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

January 9 - An Iran Air B727 crashed near Orumiyeh, Iran, killing 71 of 106 aboard. The aircraft was reportedly attempting an emergency landing in heavy snow at the time of the crash.

January 7 - A medevac helicopter crashed in southern Riyadh, killing all four aboard. The flight was en route to a patient pickup at the time of the crash.

January 6 - A Pinnacle Airlines CRJ operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines made a safe emergency return landing to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania after the nosegear failed to retract on a scheduled flight to Detroit.

January 6 - The pilot of a 1942 Taylorcraft made a safe emergency landing on I-94 near Jamestown, North Dakota after heavy fog developed during his low-altitude flight.

January 6 - A Continental Airlines B737 made a safe emergency landing in El Paso, Texas after smoke was detected in the cabin during a scheduled flight.

January 6 - A Qantas B767 made a safe emergency return landing to Melbourne after a cockpit warning light indicated a flap problem.

January 5 - A Columbia LC -41 crashed shortly after takeoff from Eagles Nest Estates Airport in Midolthian, Texas, killing both aboard. Witnesses said the aircraft struggled to gain altitude before the crash.

January 3 - The pilot of a single-engine Cessna was killed after crashing near Walnut Grove, Missouri. Witnesses reported hearing the engine cutting out before the crash. Investigators believe the aircraft hit the ground nose first.

January 3 - A United Airlines A320 made a safe emergency return landing to Denver International Airport after smoke was detected in the cabin shortly after takeoff.

January 1 - A B767 made a safe emergency landing at Rostov-on-Don after encountering undisclosed trouble shortly after departing Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

January 1 - Both aboard a hot air balloon were killed after crashing near Midsomer Norton, Somerset England. The balloonists were reportedly engaged in an altitude record attempt. Witnesses reported seeing the balloon rapidly deflate before the crash.

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