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Monday, October 18, 2010

Accidents & Incidents

Date Aircraft Type Narrative Death/Injury Remarks
September 07, 2010 Izhma, Russia TUPOLEV TU154 RA-85684 Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Tupolev Tu-154M overran runway at abandoned air strip near the town of Izhma, Russia. unavail
September 10, 2010 Itanhaem, Brazil ROBINSON R44 PT-YON A/c operated by AM Transportes Ltda ME crashed into mountainous terrain near Itanhaem, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil Two fatalities Flight was en route from Peruibe, state of Sao Paulo (SSMW) to city of Sao Paulo (SBMT). Pilot and one passenger were killed.
September 13, 2010
Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela
ATR ATR42 YV1010 Venezuelan ATR-42 operated by Conviasa Airlines crashed near Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela. unavail Accident is being investigated by government of Venezuela. NTSB is assisting with flight recorder readouts.
September 17, 2010
Mason, MI
CA Tecna SRL P2004 Bravo N508LM Light sport airplane piloted by private pilot impacted terrain during forced landing following loss of engine power. One serious Accident occurred on initial climbout after takeoff at Mason Jewett Field (TEW).
September 18, 2010
Denton, TX
Cessna 320 N56VP A/c registered to/operated by Association of Orthopedic Services PA, Grand Prairie, TX, was substantially damaged when nose gear folded on landing at Denton Municipal Airport (DTO). No injuries Pilot lowered landing gear but did not get a GEAR DOWN AND LOCKED light. When viewed through mirrors and engine nacelles, it appeared nose landing gear was not all the way down and locked. After several attempts to get nose gear landing gear locked in place, without success, a/c landed nose gear collapsed.
September 18, 2010
Clyo, GA
GLOBE GC-1B N3348K A/c substantially damaged when impacted trees and terrain at Briar Patch Airport (9GA1). One serious Takeoff roll videotaped. Examination of footage revealed that, during takeoff roll, pitch attitude of a/c increased, and tail wheel appeared to re- contact grass surface for several seconds. Liftoff and airborne portions of flight were not recorded. Engine sound during takeoff roll consistent with normal operating engine at power.
September 19, 2010
Renton, WA
DEHAVILLAND BEAVER DHC-2 MK.1 N24150 Pilot performed preflight inspection, and then began to taxi a/c from seaplane base to departure area. He reported encountering heavy rain shower during taxi, winds out of S between 4-6 knots. Air traffic control tower cleared pilot for westbound departure, however, he elected to continue with crosswind takeoff. No injuries Pilot applied left wing down aileron control inputs, as applied engine power. As a/c accelerated, it began a drift to left. Pilot unable to stop drift with application of full right rudder, and may have inadvertently relaxed aileron control input. Pilot elected to abort takeoff, and as reduced engine power right wing struck water,
September 23, 2010 Woodruff, WI PIPER PA-44-180 N570ER A/c destroyed during impact with Trout River, near Woodruff, WI. Flight departed Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR), Sugar Grove, IL and was en route to Lakeland Airport (KARV). Two fatalities Air traffic control data indicated that accident flight cleared for GPS runway 18 instrument approach into KARV when accident occurred. Last radar contact 6.5 miles N of airport. Accident site located about 6.0 miles north of the airport.
September 24, 2010 Covington, GA EUROCOPTER AS-350 N91DK A/c operated by Dekalb County Police substantially damaged after loss of control while landing at Covington Airport (9A1). Two minor Flight instructor reported to witnesses, police, and to FAA inspector that he and pilot had been performing hydraulics-off maneuvers. Helicopter "got away from them," and control could not be regained prior to ground contact.
September 27, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
Hawker Beechcraft F33 N1600W A/c collided with building during landing at Deer Valley Airport. While on final, ATCT advised pilot that appeared to be low. He responded that he was experiencing engine difficulties, and would try to make the runway. One fatality Witnesses reported that a/c was very low, and engine was sputtering and backfiring. Several witnesses, including couple of certified flight instructors, said a/c's wings were rocking, and nose attitude was high. One witness noted that nose pitched down just prior to a/c colliding with building.
September 28, 2010
Idaho Falls, ID
BEECH F90 N124BK Anti-spin strakes of Beechcraft F90 King Air contacted runway during go-around from landing roll at Idaho Falls Regional Airport. Pilot said during approach to planned full-stop landing all three green "gear-down" indicator lights were illuminated. He subsequently touched down normally on main landing gear, but during landing roll gear horn sounded, red "gear unsafe" light illuminated, and a/c began to settle toward runway. No injuries Pilot immediately initiated go-around, and as a/c was lifting off runway surface, both anti-spin strakes and ventral/tie down fin contacted runway surface. After departing pattern, pilot performed manual gear extension, and then flew by tower to make sure that landing gear appeared to be in full down position. After tower confirmed position of gear, pilot made uneventful landing.
September 29, 2010
Tampa, FL
AIRBUS 320 N646JB JetBlue Airways A320 experienced dual radar altimeter failure shortly before landing flare at Tampa International Airport (TPA). No injuries During touchdown, minor tailstrike damage occurred. Flight originated at John F. Kennedy International Jamaica, NY. None of five crewmembers or 147 passengers injured.
September 30, 2010 Bedfordshire, UK CESSNA 680 G-CJCC A/c operated by Bookajet experienced left main bus electrical system fault 20 minutes after taking off from Luton Airport (EGGW) en route to Milas- Bodrum Airport (LTFE), Milas, Turkey. No injuries Flight crew completed required checklists and returned to EGGW. Upon landing at EGGW, it was determined that left main fuel tank was full with 5,500 pounds of fuel and right fuel tank contained 3,300 pounds of fuel.
September 30, 2010
North Pole, AK
CESSNA 150F N3569L A/c sustained substantial damage following loss of control during takeoff at Bradley Sky Ranch Airport, North Pole, AK. No injuries Pilot said during takeoff roll, at about 50 mph, a/c swerved left. Rudder inputs and corrective actions not effective and a/c continued to veer "hard left." During the swerve, nose wheel "dug" into dirt runway and a/c nosed over.
October 01, 2010 Teterboro, NJ GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE G-IV N923CL A/c operated by Avenue Capital Management II and managed by General Aviation Flying Service, Meridian Air Charter, incurred minor damage during landing overrun on runway 6 at Teterboro Airport (KTEB). PIC stated that in landing flare, copilot announced speed was ref plus 10 knots and PIC reduced throttles to idle power. At ref speed, just prior to touchdown, gust of wind caused a/c to "float up" approximately 15 feet above ground, before descending back down to runway. PIC said at no point did either pilot believe there was not adequate runway remaining to continue landing. No injuries A/c touched down at 120 knots and copilot said red crew advisory system (CAS) message generated for ground spoiler deployment. Thrust reversers deployed and braking began immediately, with activation of anti-skid system. A/c was decelerating through 80 knots and pilots still felt a/c would stop on remaining runway; however, a/c departed the end of the runway at 40 to 50 knots. The airplane traveled about 100 feet into an engineered materials arresting system (EMAS), located immediately beyond the runway, and came to rest.
October 01, 2010
Manteo, NC
CESSNA 550 N262Y A/c registered to Colnan Inc. crashed into Croatan Sound about 50 feet off end of runway 23, at Dare County Regional Airport (MQI). Witnesses observed a/c on approach. Watched as it came over threshold to runway 23 at steep rate of descent, touching down W of Delta Intersection. Seven minor Witnesses observed reversers deploy for remainder of landing roll. As a/c neared end of runway 23 witnesses stated that it appeared that a/c was sliding a bit sideways. A/c slid off the end of runway 23 and came to rest about 50 feet into the Croatan Sound.
October 02, 2010
Nazca, Peru
CESSNA 185 OB-1808 A/c operated by Air Nasca on commercial air tour flight was substantially damaged, when impacted terrain after loss of power during initial climb after takeoff near Nazca, Peru. Six fatalities Pilot and five passengers fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for local flight that originated at Maria Reiche Neuman Airport (SPZA), Nazca, Peru.
Oct. 6, 2010 Xalapa, Mexico Cessna Eight people were missing and feared dead in crash of air taxi near Veracruz on Mexico's eastern coast. unknown Cessna a/c carrying six employees of Mexican company along with pilot and co-pilot went down Oct. 6. Debris was found on beach, but no bodies were found.
Oct. 8, 2010 Orlando, FL Allegiant Air MD-80 evacuated after right engine catches fire at Orlando Sanford International Airport. No injuries Flight 700 bound for Roanoke, VA had 142 passengers onboard.
October 10, 2010
Seoul, South Korea
BOEING 747 HL7489 A/c experienced uncontained release of turbine material from No. 3 engine. 40 minutes takeoff, crew observed engine vibrations and oil pressure indications followed by high exhaust gas temperature. unavail Crew shut down No. 3 engine and returned to Seoul without further incident. Examination of engine showed exhaust sleeve missing and there was large hole in low pressure turbine case that revealed extensive internal damage to engine. A/c was operating as Korean Air flight KE023 from Seoul to San Francisco, CA. No injuries to passengers or crew.
Oct. 12, 2010 Eastern Afghanistan Boeing Chinook CH-47 Explosion on board CH-47 killed one person and wounded eight others shortly after it landed on a small military base in eastern Afghanistan. One fatality, eight injured
Oct. 12, 2010 Kabul, Afghanistan Lockheed C-130 Cargo plane operated by National Air Cargo crashed into mountains and burst into flames near the Afghan capital. A/c belonged to Trans Afrique, a company based in Ghana. Eight fatalities The plane had taken off from Bagram, one of the largest US-run military bases in Afghanistan, 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Kabul.
Oct. 12, 2010 northeastern, Spain undetermined French light aircraft taking part in air rally to raise funds for African schools crashed into mountainside in northeastern Spain. Three fatalities Plane slammed into mountain in Baztan Valley region of province of Navarra, located between Pamplona and San Sebastian.
Oct. 13, 2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia undetermined Captain of Qatar Airways Flight QR645 from Manila, Philippines to Qatar died as it was in the air, forcing a/c to be diverted to Kuala Lumpur. One fatality Airline declined to elaborate on cause of death or release name of deceased pilot.

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