Friday, June 22, 2012

Recent Accidents & Incidents

June 21 - Both aboard a Cessna 150 were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Gmunden, Salzburg, Austria.

June 18 - The pilot of a Piper Cub crashed near Dayton, Ohio after losing power during takeoff from a private grass airstrip. The pilot received minor injuries.

June 15 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were injured after crashing on approach to Biddeford Airport near Arundel, Maine. The aircraft was on an instructional flight at the time of the crash. The instructor reported mechanical difficulties with the aircraft.

June 13 - A U.S. Air Force Osprey crashed near Navarre, Florida, injuring all five aboard.

June 12 - A SunExpress B-737-800 bound for Ankara from Frankfurt made a unscheduled landing at Bucharest International Airport in Romania after two passengers attacked a flight attendant The offending passengers were met by airport security.

June 9 - The pilot of an experimental plane was killed after crashing near Springfield, Ohio. Witnesses said a piece of the aircraft fell off before the crash.

June 6 - All six aboard a Pilatus PC-12 were killed after crashing in wooded area near Lake Wales, Florida. Authorities found a debris trail in excess of three miles after the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

June 3 - A Dana Air MD-83 crashed in a densely-populated residential area in Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 153 aboard and at least 10 on the ground. The crew declared an emergency of still-undisclosed nature as the flight approached Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

May 31 - The pilot of a Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing near Macon, Mississippi. High winds and thunderstorms were reported in the area at the time of the crash.

May 28 - A twin-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Parchim International Airport in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany, killing two and injuring two. The pilot reported control difficulty before the crash.

May 24 - A crop duster operated by Miles Flying Service collided with a crop duster operated by Kinco Ag Aviation over Paragould, Arkansas, killing the pilot of one aircraft and injuring the other.

May 22 - A United Parcel Service MD-11 made a safe emergency return landing to Louisville International Airport in Kentucky after an engine fire warning light activated in the cockpit shortly after takeoff. No evidence of fire was found.

May 20 - No serious injuries were reported after a single-engine plane carrying four people crashed shortly after takeoff from William "Tiny" Zehnder Field in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The pilot reported losing power before the crash.

May 19 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from a grass airstrip in Checotah, Oklahoma. A witness reported that the aircraft turned and nosedived before the crash.

May 16 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was uninjured after crashing into trees short of the runway at Texas State Technical College Airport in Waco. The pilot reported being low on fuel before the crash.

May 13 - The pilot of a 1936 Stinson SR-7B was injured after crashing in a lumberyard in Freedom, New Hampshire. No injuries were reported on the ground.

May 9 - A Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed into a mountainside during a demonstration flight over Jakarta, killing all 45 aboard. The crew requested a 4,000-ft. descent for undisclosed reasons before the crash.

May 6 - The pilot of a Piper J3 received minor injuries after crashing in a field near Westhampton, Massachusetts.

May 4 - A KLM Royal Dutch F70 made a safe emergency landing at Norwich International Airport in the United Kingdom after an engine failed during a scheduled flight from Teeside to Amsterdam.

May 3 - Both aboard a single-engine plane were killed after crashing shortly after takeoff from Lake in the Hill Airport near Crystal Lake, Illinois. Witnesses said the aircraft banked sharply at low speed before the crash.

May 1 - A single-engine aircraft crashed near Utah Lake in Provo, Utah, injuring both aboard. The student pilot of the instructional flight was reportedly practicing a stall maneuver at the time of the crash.

April 28 - All six aboard a twin-engine plane were killed after crashing in Tatroz, Fribourg Switzerland. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to be circling the village before the crash.

April 27 - The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed after crashing during a touch-and-go maneuver at Anderson Regional Airport near Greenville, South Carolina.

April 20 - Both aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza were injured after a forced landing on the campus of International Business Machines in Yorktown, New York. Witnesses reported hearing the engine surging before the crash. (AVSIG Discussion)

April 20 - A Bhoja Air B737-200 crashed into a residential area on approach to Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad, killing all 127 aboard. Heavy rain and hail was reported in the area at the time of the crash. No serious injuries were reported on the ground. (AVSIG Discussion)

April 19 - Two New Orleans National Guard F-15s shadowed a circling, iced-over Cessna 421 over the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot failed to respond to air traffic controllers. The aircraft later crashed and sank in 1,500 feet of water 120 miles west of Tampa. (AVSIG Discussion)