Monday, June 20, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

June 19 - A Cirrus SR22 crashed on takeoff from Rickenbacker International Airport near Columbus, Ohio, killing both aboard.

June 18 - Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopters intercepted a single-engine plane after it entered restricted airspace near Washington, D.C. The pilot was directed to land at Annapolis for an interview.

June 18 - All four aboard a Cessna 210 were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Westchester County Airport in Armonk, New York. The pilot was reportedly attempting to return to the airport at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

June 17 - A Pinnacle Airlines CRJ200 operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines made a safe emergency landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after a low oil pressure warning light activated.

June 16 - A cargo plane operating on behalf of FedEx made a safe emergency landing at its destination of San Antonio after experiencing a hydraulic failure.

June 13 - A B-17 operated by The Liberty Foundation made a safe emergency landing in a field after catching fire during flight over Aurora, Illinois. No injuries were reported. The aircraft was consumed by the fire. (AVSIG Discussion)

June 12 - The pilot of a Goodyear Blimp safely offloaded all three passengers at a height of seven feet after it caught fire over Reichelsheim, Germany. After the passengers jumped, the airship rose rapidly and burned, killing the pilot. (AVSIG Discussion)

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