Monday, April 11, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

April 10 - The pilot of a twin-engine Cessna was killed after crashing into a house near Biddeford Municipal Airport in Biddeford, Maine. One occupant in the house was reported injured. Witnesses said the aircraft clipped trees before the crash.

April 10 - All three aboard a Cessna 310 were killed after crashing near McComb, Mississippi.

April 6 - A Skywest flight operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines made a safe emergency return landing to Portland International Airport in Oregon after ingesting a bird shortly after takeoff.

April 6 - An American Airlines flight bound for Paris from Dallas made an unscheduled landing at O'Hare International Airport after a inebriated passenger became unruly.

April 5 - A Southwest Airlines B737 bound for Denver made a safe emergency landing at Oakland International Airport after the crew encountered trouble with the wing flaps.

April 2 - All four aboard a Gulfstream G650 were killed after crashing during a takeoff attempt at Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico. The aircraft was reportedly on a company test flight at the time of the crash. Witnesses said a wingtip brushed the runway during rotation and a subsequent hard touchdown caused the landing gear to collapse.

April 1 - A Southwest Airlines B737 made a safe emergency landing in Yuma, Arizona after a five-foot hole developed in the fuselage shortly after takeoff from Phoenix on a scheduled flight to Sacramento. The incident prompted Southwest to ground 80 of its high-cycle 737s for inspection. (AVSIG Discussion)

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