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.

No comments:

Post a Comment