Friday, November 4, 2011

Recent Accidents & Incidents

November 3 - A Cessna Citation skidded off the runway end at Key West International Airport in Florida after the pilot reported losing brakes. The aircraft safely impacted an EMAS arresting structure. (AVSIG Discussion)

November 1 - A LOT B767 made a safe emergency gear-up landing in Warsaw after encountering a complete failure of the landing gear hydraulics shortly after departing Newark, New Jersey. The aircraft circled Warsaw to burn fuel before the landing. (AVSIG Discussion)

October 31 - A Gulfstream G150 owned by Hendrick Motorsports skidded off the runway end at Key West International Airport in Florida after the pilot reported losing brakes. Two injuries were reported.

October 29 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing off a runway end at Richards Field Airport in Redland, Florida.

October 29 - The pilot of a 1990 Pietenpol Air Camper was seriously injured after crashing in a wooded area north of Youngstown, Ohio. Witnesses reported that the aircraft appeared to struggle to make power before the crash.

October 26 - The crew of a Lufthansa A320 requested landing priority at its Frankfort destination after an unusual odor was noticed in the cabin.

October 24 - A fractionally-owned Cirrus SR22T crashed in a field adjacent to a high school in Carrollton, Texas, killing one and injuring two. The pilot reported engine trouble and was attempting to turn back to Addison Airport at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

October 23 - A single-engine plane crashed on approach to Davidson County Airport near Lexington, North Carolina, killing one and injuring one.

October 21 - Both aboard a single-engine experimental plane received minor injuries after striking a fence and flipping during an emergency landing in a field near Hibbing, Minnesota. The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit prior to crash landing.

October 20 - A U.S. Airways flight bound for Zurich from Philadelphia made an unscheduled landing in Boston after flight attendants were reportedly sickened by electrical fumes at the rear of the cabin.

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