Monday, January 31, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

January 30 - All three aboard a Cessna 182 were killed after crashing into a hillside near Adrian, Oregon.

January 30 - The pilot of an Ercoupe received minor injuries after his plane flipped on takeoff from a frozen lake near Newaygo, Michigan. The pilot reported striking a snow bank during the takeoff attempt.

January 30 - A Piper Comanche crashed into two houses during a takeoff attempt from Big Bear Airport near San Bernardino, California. The pilot and one person on the ground reportedly suffered minor injuries.

January 29 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine airplane crashed into a residential back yard during a landing attempt at Weiser Airpark in Houston, Texas.

January 28 - An American Airlines B757 made a safe emergency landing at Sangster International Airport in St James, Jamaica after encountering engine trouble during a scheduled flight from Quito to Miami.

January 27 - An RAF Tornado crashed into the sea off the west coast of Scotland during a training mission. Both aboard safely ejected before the crash.

January 26 - No serious injuries were reported after a Cessna 185 operated by the Montana Department of Natural Resources crashed on landing at Helena Regional Airport. The pilot was reportedly practicing touch-and-goes at the time of the crash.

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