Monday, March 14, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

March 13 - The pilot of a helicopter was injured after crashing on the Raytheon Corporation campus in El Segundo, California. The helicopter was reportedly engaged in rooftop air conditioner lift operations at the time of the crash.

March 12 - The pilot and wing walker of a husband-wife aerobatic team suffered serious burns after crashing at the Air Fiesta 2011 air show at Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport in Texas. (AVSIG Discussion)

March 11 - The pilot of a Cessna 310 registered to Hudson Management Corporation was killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Smyrna, Tennessee. A witness said the aircraft appeared to struggle to gain altitude and clipped trees prior to the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

March 10 - An Austrian Arrows F70 made a safe emergency return landing to Vienna International Airport after the cabin began losing pressure shortly after takeoff.

March 9 - The owner/operator of a mine tour helicopter was killed after crashing near Keswick, Cumbria, England.

March 8 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing near Tara Field in McDonough, Georgia. A witness said the aircraft appeared to struggle to maintain altitude before the crash.

March 7 - A Diamond DA-40 crashed near Somerset, Maine, killing one and injuring one. Heavy snow was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

March 6 - An Atlantic Southeast CRJ operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines made a safe emergency landing in Albany, Georgia after the crew noticed a crack in the windshield during a scheduled flight from Atlanta to Tallahassee, Florida.

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