Monday, October 17, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

October 16 - The pilot of an Cirrus SR22 registered to Cirrwood LLC was killed after striking a house and crashing in Danbury, Connecticut. The aircraft was reportedly on approach to Danbury Municipal Airport at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

October 16 - A single-engine plane crashed near Lanwedel, Germany, killing both aboard. A witness reported that the aircraft appeared to experience engine trouble before the crash.

October 16 - All three aboard a Beech Bonanza were killed after crashing five miles short of the runway during an emergency landing attempt at Barstow-Daggett Airport in Daggett, California. No other details were available at post time.

October 15 - The pilot of a JH-7 "Flying Leopard" fighter-bomber was killed after crashing during an air show demonstration in Xi'an, China. The back-seat pilot safely ejected before the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

October 14 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Yverdon-les Bains, Switzerland.

October 12 - The pilot of a Socata TBM 700 registered to SV Leasing Co. of America was forced to make an emergency landing on the Florida Turnpike near Hollywood, Florida after experiencing an engine failure on approach to North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines. Both the pilot and a passenger were reportedly injured during the landing.

October 10 - A Pen Air flight made an emergency return landing to Dillingham, Alaska after the airline received a bomb threat against the flight.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

October 8 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Thomasville Airport near Quitman, Georgia.

October 7 - The pilot of a Cessna 310 made a safe water ditching northeast of Hawaii Island after running out of fuel during an attempted flight between Monterey, California and Hilo. The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched both air and sea units to assist in the pilot's rescue. (AVSIG Discussion)

October 6 - All three aboard a Piper Saratoga were killed after crashing in mountainous terrain near Brake, West Virginia. Poor weather was reported at the time of the crash.

October 5 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing in a farm field near Moyock, North Carolina.

October 4 - A Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crashed in the East River near New York's 34th Street heliport, killing one and injuring four. Witnesses reported that the pilot lost control of the aircraft shortly after takeoff. (AVSIG Discussion)

October 3 - A United Airlines CRJ-200 made a safe emergency return landing to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport after the nosegear failed to retract on takeoff.

September 29 - All 18 aboard a Casa C-212 were killed after crashing in heavy-forested terrain in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Heavy rain and high winds were reported in the area at the time of the crash.

September 25 - All 19 aboard a Buddha Air BE19 were killed after crashing during a landing attempt at an airport south of Kathmandu. Heavy fog was present at the time of the crash.

September 20 - A Salsa d’Haiti Beech 99 crashed in heavy rain near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, killing all three aboard.

September 19 - The pilot of a Skybolt stunt biplane safely ejected before his aircraft crashed in Greenleaf, Idaho. The pilot reported that the aircraft suffered a structural failure before he elected to eject.