Monday, May 9, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

May 8 - A passenger aboard an American Airlines flight was subdued and handcuffed after he approached the cockpit and banged on the door as the flight approached its destination in San Francisco.

May 8 - A Continental Airlines flight made an unscheduled landing in St. Louis after a passenger tried to open an emergency door during a scheduled flight from Houston to Chicago. Passengers subdued the man.

May 7 - A Merpati Nusantara Airlines Xian MA60 crashed into the sea on its approach to Kaimana Airport in the West Papua province of Indonesia, killing all 27 aboard. Heavy rain was reported at the time of the crash.

May 7 - Both aboard a Ravin 500 were killed after crashing while trying to return to Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe, Texas. The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit prior to the crash.

May 6 - The pilot of a Czech Sport Aircraft was killed after bailing out of his spinning plane near Spring Hill, Florida. Witnesses reported the aircraft broke apart in midair.

May 6 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing on approach to Albert J. Ellis Airport in Richlands, North Carolina. The pilot reported loss of fuel pressure before the crash.

May 5 - A Cessna 172 crash-landed in a school yard near Burlington, Ontario Canada after the pilot reported low fuel. No injuries were reported. The aircraft sustained substantial damage after the wings clipped trees.

May 4 - An AirTran B717 bound for Atlanta from Charlotte, North Carolina made a safe emergency landing at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport after encountering engine trouble during the flight.

May 4 - The pilot of a Rockwell Commander was uninjured after running off the runway during a landing at Griffing-Sandusky Airport in Sandusky, Ohio. The pilot reported encountering a strong cross-wind before the accident.

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