Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

June 6 - A DHL cargo plane crashed into the sea on approach to Libreville, Gabon in Central Africa after reportedly suffering a hydraulic failure. The crew of four was rescued in good condition.

June 5 - The pilot of a Quicksilver MX Ultralight was injured after crashing on a runway at Langlade County Airport in Antigo, Wisconsin.

June 4 - No serious injuries were reported after a biplane crashed into a house in Junction City, Kansas. The aircraft reportedly lost power before the crash. The aircraft was participating in the National Biplane Fly-In at nearby Freeman Field.

June 4 - The pilot of a Mooney M20R was not injured after his aircraft veered off the runway during a landing attempt at Lake in the Hills Airport in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. The pilot reported losing power before running off the runway.

June 4 - An American Airlines MD-80 made a safe emergency return landing to Lambert Field in St. Louis after developing engine trouble shortly after takeoff. The engine burst into flames as the aircraft approached the gate; firefighters quickly extinquished the flames.

June 2 - A Delta B767 made a safe emergency landing at its destination of Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport after developing engine trouble on approach to the airport.

May 31 - The pilot of a single-engine plane registered to Southern Maine Aviation LLC was injured after crashing on landing at Concord Municipal Airport in Concord, New Hampshire.

May 30 - A Qantas B747 diverted to the Pacific island of Noumea to refuel after running low on fuel during a newly scheduled non-stop flight from Dallas to Brisbane. The airline is reviewing the route planning.

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