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.

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