Monday, February 7, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

February 6 - The pilot of an ultralight was critically injured after crashing near a landfill in Mojave, California.

February 6 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was injured after crashing near West Blocton, Alabama.

February 5 - A US Airways B767 bound for Philadelphia from Switzerland diverted to Greensboro, North Carolina after anti-icing equipment necessary for operating in Philadelphia's weather conditions failed.

February 4 - A jetBlue A320 bound for Bogata from Orlando made a safe emergency landing in Kingston, Jamaica after onboard instruments indicated smoke in the cabin. The aircraft was inspected in Kingston and cleared for takeoff three hours later.

February 4 - A twin-engine plane owned by Faruk, Inc. crashed on takeoff from Sulaymaniyah International Airport in Iraq, killing four and injuring eight. Heavy fog was reported at the time of the crash.

February 3 - A Hawker jet made a safe emergency return landing to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Missouri after an engine failed shortly after takeoff.

February 3 - Both Aboard a 1943 Aeronca 0-58B were injured after crashing on ranch land near San Luis Obispo, California. Air traffic controllers indicated the pilot reported mechanical trouble before the crash.

February 2 - A Southwest Airlines B737 made a safe emergency landing in Omaha after the crew detected the odor of smoke in the cockpit during scheduled flight from Denver to Philadelphia.

February 2 - Both aboard a Fouga CM-170 Magister were killed after crashing on approach to Kissimmee Municipal Airport in Florida. (AVSIG Discussion)

February 2 - A Colgan Air flight made a safe emergency return landing to Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York after experiencing engine trouble shortly after takeoff.

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