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.

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