Monday, June 20, 2011

Tu-134 Crash Kills 44

A RusAir Tu-134 has crashed on a public highway in northwest Russia  near Petrozavodsk, killing 44.  The aircraft was reportedly on approach to Petrozavodsk in poor weather when it crashed a mile short of the runway.

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)

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.