Friday, January 6, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

January 6 - An Air New Zealand B737 made a safe emergency landing at Ohakea Air Force Base after a fire erupted in the cockpit shortly after departing Wellington.

January 5 - A British Airways flight bound for London from Istanbul made an emergency landing in Dusseldorf after the crew reported low fuel.

January 4 - A student and instructor made a safe emergency landing in a field near Stafford, Missouri after the engine of their Cessna 152 quit.

January 4 - All four aboard a single-engine plane were safe after crash-landing on the beach of Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia. The aircraft had previously landed on the beach and was reportedly attempting to take off again but struggled to gain altitude.

January 3 - A United Airlines B777 made an emergency return landing to Taipei after its nosewheel door failed to close after takeoff.

January 2 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing in a heavily-populated area near Grand-Bassam on the Ivory Coast of Africa. No injuries were reported on the ground.

January 2 - The pilot of a gyrocopter was uninjured after crash-landing at Whangarei Airport in New Zealand. High winds were reported at the time of the accident.

January 1 - A Southwest Airlines B737 bound from Denver to Newark made a safe emergency landing at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska after a windshield crack was discovered during the flight.

January 1 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was uninjured after crashing in a reservoir shortly after takeoff from Windham Airport in Willimantic, Connecticut.

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