Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

May 3 - A freight-carrying single-engine plane operated by Goma Air overshot the runway during a landing attempt and crashed at Juphal Airport northwest of Nepal, causing extensive damage to the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Authorities attributed the overrun to a brake failure.

May 2 - A freight-carrying Beechcraft 18 owned by Aircap Management crashed into a fence and van during a takeoff attempt from Opa-Locka Airport in Opa-Locka, Florida, killing the pilot.

May 1 - A single-engine plane crashed near Elephant Butte Lake in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, killing the pilot. Witness reported seeing flames coming from the aircraft before the crash.

May 1 - A Delta B757 bound for Palm Beach International Airport made a safe emergency landing in Tampa after smoke was detected in the cabin during a scheduled flight from Atlanta.

April 30 - The pilot of a Piper Archer III lost control of his aircraft and clipped trees while landing at Sky Acres Airport near Poughkeepsie, New York, resulting in injuries to the passenger and substantial damage to the aircraft.

April 28 - Both aboard a Yak-52 were killed after crashing into a lake near Essex, England. Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft performing aerobatic maneuvers before the crash.

April 27 - The pilot of a Cessna 180 was killed after crashing on Mount King near Golden, British Columbia. A dog aboard the aircraft survived the crash.

April 27 - An air traffic controller was found stabbed to death in a secure area of EuroAirport in Saint-Louis, France.

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