Monday, March 21, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

March 20 - A Cessna 210 crashed near Barstow-Daggett Airport in Barstow, California, killing all three aboard.

March 19 - A single-engine plane crashed west of Butte, Montana, killing the pilot. A witness reported the aircraft was flying at low altitude before the crash.

March 19 - A Delta CRJ made a safe emergency return landing to Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan after smoke filled the cockpit shortly after takeoff.

March 19 - The pilot of a homebuilt was killed after crashing on takeoff from Laurens, South Carolina.

March 19 - A firefighting helicopter crashed near Camerena, Spain, killing all four aboard.

March 18 - A single-engine plane crashed in a residential yard shortly after takeoff from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas. No serious injuries were reported.

March 16 - A Beech King Air crashed on takeoff from Long Beach Airport in California, killing five and seriously injuring one. Witnesses said the aircraft made a sharp left turn shortly after rotation. (AVSIG Discussion)

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