Monday, February 21, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

February 20 - A Delta Air Lines B737 made a safe emergency return landing to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida after an engine failed shortly after takeoff. (AVSIG Discussion)

February 19 - An Air France B777 made a safe emergency landing in St. John's, Newfoundland after a passenger suffered a medical emergency during a schedule flight from Paris to Houston.

February 19 - The pilot of a Cessna 150 was killed after crashing in a field near Princeton, South Carolina. Witnesses said they hear the plane's engine operation at high RPM before the crash.

February 17 - A Cessna 182 crashed during a landing attempt at Levelland Municipal Airport in Levelland, Texas, killing two and injuring two.

February 17 - A Heliswiss helicopter crashed during a landing attempt in the Swiss Alps near Thonon-les-Bains, injuring all six aboard. Weather was reported clear at the time of the crash.

February 16 - Both aboard a Cessna 172 operated by Phoenix East Aviation were missing and presumed dead after crashing off the coast of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The aircraft was on an instruction flight at the time of the crash.

February 15 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were injured after crashing in a heavily-wooded area near Americus, Indiana. Authorities believe the aircraft lost engine power before the crash.

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