Friday, February 24, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

February 22 - An AH-1W Super Cobra and a UH-1Y Huey collided over the Chocolate Mountains near Yuma Arizona, killing all seven U.S. Marines aboard the aircraft. Both helicopters were reportedly on training exercises operating out of Camp Pendleton. Visibility was reported low due to nightfall and dust stirred up by multiple takeoffs and landings in the area.

February 22 - A Pacific Blue flight bound for Wellington from Brisbane made a safe emergency landing at Christchurch International Airport after an unspecified cockpit warning light illuminated during the flight.

February 21 - Both aboard a Sport Hornet were uninjured after making an emergency landing in a cow pasture near Mariposa, California. The aircraft was on fire prior to the landing and destroyed by flames.

February 20 - Both aboard a Piper Comanche were killed after crashing shortly after departing Abilene Regional Airport in Texas.

February 19 - A single-engine plane crashed on landing at Wood County Regional Airport in Bowling Green, Ohio after the front landing gear wheel reportedly locked up on touchdown. No serious injuries were reported.

February 19 - No serious injuries were reported after a Beechcraft Bonanza collided with a Robinson R-22 operated by Vertical CFI, Inc. near Rio Vista Municipal Airport in Rio Vista, California. Both pilots were able to make controlled landings shortly after the collision.

February 18 - A Qantas A380 bound for Los Angeles from Sydney made a safe emergency landing at Honolulu International Airport after a passenger developed a medical emergency.

February 17 - The pilot of a Beechcraft Baron received minor injuries after crashing during an engine-out landing attempt on a public roadway near Lancaster, Wisconsin. The pilot reported running out of fuel two miles short of Lancaster Municipal Airport.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

February 16 - Authorities detained a pilot who was scheduled to crew a Frontier Airlines flight after he failed a breathalyzer test prior to boarding the aircraft at Eppley Field in Omaha, Nebraska. A shuttle driver reportedly called the airport police after observing the pilot's erratic behavior during the ride from the hotel.

February 15 - All three aboard a single-engine Cessna were killed after crashing into the shear face of the Little Si section of Mount Si near North Bend, Washington.  The aircraft was registered to the AcuWings flight school and piloted by an instructor from the school, however the school's owner said the aircraft was not on an instructional flight or any known company business at the time of the crash.  Authorities believe the aircraft impacted the mountain at approximately 2 a.m. local time.

February 14 - The pilot of a Cessna 150 registered to Air Richelieu was killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Saint-Hubert Airport near Montreal. The pilot reportedly attempted to return to the airport for unknown reasons before the crash.

February 13 - An Air Canada 767 made a safe precautionary return landing to Honolulu International Airport after the crew noted a hydraulics warning light shortly after takeoff. The flight circled the airport for two hours to burn fuel.

February 12 - A US Airways flight made a safe emergency return landing to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina after the crew reported hearing an explosive noise in the cockpit shortly after takeoff.

February 11 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was rescued and evacuated by snowmobilers after crashing on Mt. Baker near Bellingham, Washington.

February 10 - A Socata TBM 850 crashed during a takeoff attempt from Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin, injuring all three aboard. Icing conditions were present at the time of the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

February 10 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing on takeoff from a private airstrip in Floresville, Texas.

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)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

February 3 - A Qantas Bombardier Q400 made a safe return landing to Canberra, Australia after an engine failed shortly after takeoff.

February 2 - A United Airlines flight made a safe emergency return landing to Chicago O'Hare International Airport after striking a bird shortly after takeoff.

February 1 - A student and flight instructor walked away after crash-landing their Cessna 152 in a canyon near Santa Rosa de Heredia, Costa Rica. The instructor reported losing power shortly after departing Tobías Bolaños International Airport.

January 31 A Delta Air Lines A319 made a safe emergency landing at its destination of Omaha after the crew reported a hydraulic failure during the approach to the airport.

January 30 - The pilot of a Piper Cherokee was killed after exiting his aircraft and walking into the moving propeller at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California.

January 29 - The pilot of a Piper PA-28 was killed after crashing in a corn field near York Airport in York, Pennsylvania. A witness reported hearing the engine cut out before the crash.

January 28 - An American Airlines MD-80 made a safe emergency landing in Boise, Idaho after an engine failed during a scheduled flight from Chicago to Seattle.

January 27 - Both aboard a de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth were killed after crashing into a wooded area on takeoff from Maryborough Airport in Maryborough, Queensland Australia.