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.

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