Friday, March 23, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

March 22 - An American Airlines B767 bound for Dallas from Paris made a safe emergency landing in Shannon, Ireland after the crew became concerned about smoke coming from the galley.

March 21 - The pilot of a U.S. Air Force F-16 safely ejected before his aircraft crashed in a rice paddy near Seoul. The aircraft was on a training flight at the time of the crash.

March 20 - An American Airlines MD-80 made a safe emergency return landing to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew detected smoke in the cockpit shortly after takeoff.

March 18 - A Hawaiian Airlines B767 made a safe emergency landing in San Francisco after its left engine failed shortly after departing Oakland for Honolulu.

March 18 - The pilot of a Piper Cherokee was killed and his passenger was seriously injured after crashing into a stand of trees during a takeoff attempt from an airstrip near Columbia, Missouri.

March 16 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were rescued in good condition after crashing in the water off of Gulf Breeze, Florida. A nearby resident who witnessed the crash immediately boarded his boat to perform the rescue.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

March 15 - All five aboard a Cessna Citation were killed after crashing during a landing attempt at Macon County Airport near Franklin, North Carolina. Witnesses said the aircraft made a steep approach to the runway before striking a wingtip, cartwheeling, and exploding in flames. (AVSIG Discussion)

March 13 - The pilot of a Turkish Air Force F-5 was killed after crashing during training exercises in Konya, Turkey.

March 13 - A Beechcraft Bonanza crashed into a residential garage near Charlevoix Municipal Airport in Charlevoix, Michigan, killing two and injuring one. The crash reportedly occurred during the aircraft's second landing attempt in light rain. No injuries were reported on the ground.

March 11 - Both aboard a Stinson 108-3 escaped the flaming wreckage of their plane after crashing into a hillside northwest of Los Angeles. The post-crash fire sparked a 12-acre brush fire.

March 10 - A Beechcraft Duchess crashed in a field near McClellan Airfield in Sacramento, California, causing minor injuries to all three aboard.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

March 8 - A Qantas B747 bound for Sydney from Hong Kong was forced to land in Newcastle after diverting around a weather front and running low on fuel.

March 6 - The pilot of an Israel Aircraft Industries F-21 Kfir was killed after crashing on the grounds of Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada. Snow and fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

March 5 - A single-engine plane crashed in Brockton, Montana, killing the pilot and injuring a passenger.

March 4 - No injuries were reported after the landing gear collapsed on a Beechcraft Baron as it touched down at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. The aircraft reportedly slid over 1,000 feet on its undercarriage before coming to a halt.

March 3 - Both aboard a Mooney M20M were seriously injured after crashing on a public road near Chester Gap, Virginia. No injuries were reported on the ground.

March 2 - A single-engine plane crashed short of the runway at Somerset Airport in Bedminster, New Jersey, injuring both aboard.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

March 1 - A US Airways Express flight was forced to abort its landing at Philadelphia International Airport after ground controllers spotted a civilian Jeep Cherokee moving at a high rate of speed down one runway. Airport authorities intercepted the vehicle after a brief chase and arrested the intoxicated driver. Numerous flights were delayed due to the incident, which occurred after the Jeep drove through a chain link fence. (AVSIG Discussion)

March 1 - All five aboard a Cessna 750 Citation X were killed after crashing into a wooded area on approach to Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport in Germany. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time of the crash.

February 29 - All three aboard a Cirrus SR22 were killed after crashing at Melbourne International Airport in Florida. Air traffic control transcripts indicate the pilot may have initiated an evasive turn at low speed to avoid an aircraft that was performing touch-and-goes on the same runway.

February 28 - A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C helicopter crashed in Mobile Bay off Point Clear, Alabama, killing one and leaving three missing. The aircraft was on a training flight at the time of the crash.

February 27 - No injuries were reported after a Shuttle America ERJ-170 operating on behalf of United Express made a nosegear-up landing at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Airport personnel had prepared for the emergency landing by spraying the runway with flame retardant foam.

February 26 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing on takeoff from Stinson Municipal Airport near San Antonio, Texas.

February 25 - All three aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza were injured after crashing on takeoff from an airstrip east of Reno, Nevada.

February 24 - Boaters discovered the wreckage of a single engine plane with two bodies aboard in the ocean off of Key West, Florida. Authorities were trying to determine the date and origin of the flight at post time.

February 23 - The pilot of a Beechcraft Baron received minor injuries after crash-landing on an elementary school playground near Houston, Texas. The pilot was on approach to West Houston Airport when the aircraft lost power. No injuries were reported on the ground.

February 22 - A Continental Airlines flight returned to Portland International Airport after a passenger of Middle Eastern descent reportedly argued with a flight attendant about putting out his electronic cigarette and then began singing about his hatred for women and love for Osama bin Laden and Allah. The reveler was turned over to the FBI in Portland.