Friday, February 10, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

February 9 - The pilot of a Cessna 182 was killed after crashing on takeoff from Lebanon Municipal Airport in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

February 9 - A QantasLink Dash-8 made a safe emergency landing in Moranbah, Queensland Australia after the cockpit caught fire. The crew was safely evacuated from the otherwise empty aircraft, which was on a positioning flight at the time of the incident.

February 8 - A Pakistan Air Force F-7PG crashed near Quetta during a training flight, killing the pilot. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 7 - The pilot of a helicopter made a safe emergency landing in a parking lot in Cooper City, Florida after heavy fog developed during the flight.

February 7 - An American Airlines MD-80 made a safe emergency return landing to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska after passengers heard and explosion and vibration in the left engine shortly after takeoff.

February 6 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine plane registered to Edmonds Aviation crash-landed on a street on approach to Newport Municipal Airport in Newport, Arkansas. The pilot reported engine trouble before the crash.

February 6 - A Scandinavian Airlines flight carrying Norway's Crown Prince and Princess made a safe emergency return landing to Copenhagen after smoke was reported in the cockpit shortly after takeoff.

February 5 - The pilot of a Cessna 172 was killed after crashing on a city street in Fresno, California. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 4 - A single-engine plane crashed on takeoff from Show Low Airport in Show Low, Arizona, killing two and injuring two.

February 4 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine plane crashed into a house near Kalispell, Montana. The flight reportedly had just refueled at Kalispell City Airport before the crash.

February 3 - The pilot of a Lancair was killed after crashing during a takeoff attempt at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho. The pilot had previously aborted a takeoff and taxied back to the ramp after telling controllers he had a "problem" with the aircraft. Witnesses said the aircraft reached approximately 200 feet of altitude on the second takeoff attempt before banking steeply, rolling, and impacting the ground nose-down. (AVSIG Discussion)

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