Monday, January 17, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

January 16 - A Cathay Pacific B777 returned twice to Vancouver International Airport after the odor of smoke was detected in the cabin shortly after takeoff. After the second landing the flight was canceled and passengers were booked in hotels for the night.

January 15 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine plane crashed on takeoff from Plymouth, New Hampshire.

January 14 - A single-engine plane crashed in mountainous terrain near Senador Canedo, Brazil, killing all six aboard. Heavy rain was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

January 14 - No injuries were reported after a helicopter crashed on the lawn of The Rooms on the Beach in Ocho Rios, St. Ann Jamaica. The pilot reported having engine trouble before the crash.

January 14 - A man was found dead in an uncrashed helicopter in a secluded area near Mineral Wells, Texas. Authorities reported that no signs of bodily trauma were immediately evident.

January 13 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine plane crashed and flipped in Cheshire, Connecticut. The pilot reported engine trouble during an approach to Waterbury-Oxford Airport.

January 12 - An Alaskan Airlines flight made a safe emergency return landing to Sacramento International Airport after ingesting a bird in one engine shortly after takeoff.

January 12 - A Delta Air Lines A320 made a safe emergency landing at its destination in Salt Lake City, Utah after the crew reported failures in the steering and braking systems.

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