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Monday, December 13, 2010

Accidents & Incidents

Date Aircraft Type Narrative Death/Injury Remarks
Nov 06, 2010 Fitchburg, MA NORTH AMERICAN AT-6F N164US A/ substantially damaged following loss of engine power and collision with terrain during approach to Fitchburg Municipal Airport (FIT). A/c approaching FIT after local sightseeing flight. One fatality, one serious On final approach for landing, engine lost power and quit. Pilot's attempts to restart engine unsuccessful.
Nov 13, 2010 Lajas, PR CARLO ROBERT QUICKSILVER SPT 2S N5593F Experimental amateur built a/c experienced in-flight loss of control and crashed in marsh. One fatality Witness saw a/c flying E to W and then observed a./c in nose low attitude spinning two times before ground contact. Pilot did not hold FAA issued pilot certificates.
Nov 13, 2010 Andahuayias, Peru SWEARINGEN SA227 N781C A/c operated by LC Busre S.A.C., on commercial flight incurred substantial damage when overran runway 030 during landing at the Andahuaylas Airport (SPHY). No injuries Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. Flight departed from Jorge Chavez International Airport (SPIM), Lima, Peru.
Nov15, 2010 Madison, FL HILLER-ROGERSON HELICOPTER UH12E N4034Z Pilot was completing N-S herbicide spray patterns with winds varying from E to S at 4 to 5 mph. As pilot positioned a/c for next track, he "began to feel a/c start to lose altitude after turn." No injutries Pilot tried to regain control by pushing forward cyclic and lowering collective to "get out of settling with power." When ground contact imminent, he raised collective to cushion impact. A/c touched down, rolled onto left side.
Nov 15, 2010 Salem, OR BOEING 369D N155PH Chopper had tail boom separate in flight near Salem, OR. Precision Helicopters, Inc., operating the helicopter. A/c moving Christmas trees from tree farm to loading area. One serious Pilot dropped load, and was returning to tree farm. Witness heard noise and looked up. Tail boom had separated and a/c spinning to ground.
Nov17, 2010 Oklahoma City, OK RAYTHEON B36TC N314DP A/c destroyed when collided with terrain while maneuvering for approach to Wiley Post Airport (PWA). During approach, pilot reported gear indicator problem to ATC who told pilot to maintain altitude of 3,000 feet and turn the airplane on heading of 360. One fatality Pilot acknowledged instructions. No further communications. No emergency or distress calls from pilot. Witnesses saw a/c just before accident. A/c's red lights appear from clouds and descend rapidly before impacting ground,
Nov 17, 2010 Payson, UT DIAMOND N978CT A/c descended vertically and impacted terrain in Payson, Utah Witnesses reported hearing/seeing a/c descend vertically in spiral or spin making numerous rotations before impacting driveway of residential home. Two fatalities Sounds consistent with engine operation during descent were also reported. The airplane was operating below the radar coverage area and no radio distress call was received
Nov 17, 2010 Portland, OR GATES LEARJET 25B N25PJ Experienced collapse of inose gear assembly during landing overrun accident at Portland-Hillsboro Airport. No injuries A/c came to rest in soft, rain-soaked, open field 610 feet NW of runway 30's departure end. A/c's nose gear assembly found separated from attachment structure.
Nov 21, 2010 Norfolk, NE PIPER PA-24-260 N8675P Comanche was destroyed following impact with terrain near Norfolk, Nebraska. No witnesses to the accident; however, individual located few miles from accident site saw an a/c "flying really low" before a/c disappeared out of sight. Two fatalities A/c impacted top of a tree located in tree line adjacent to rolling pasture. Initial impact point with terrain, contained several ground cuts and appeared consistent with prop strikes.
Nov 22, 2010 Jackson, WY IAI GULFSTREAM 200 N718QS A/c undamaged during runway overrun at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC). During landing roll, flight crew deployed thrust reversers and noted that all ground/air slats indication lights were green while noting that anti-skid system beginning to "pulse." No injuries A/c not slowing so pilot "put reversers to full max." As a/c approached departure end of runway 19, captain realized a/c not going to stop before exiting end of runway so initiated slight turn to right to avoid runway approach lighting. A/c came to rest 25-feet beyond a 338-foot long blast pad.
Nov 22, 2010 Riverdale, UT BELL 407 N408UH A/c sustained substantial damage when struck highway marker pole. Chopper registered to University of Utah and operated by Air Methods Flight originated from Ogden Regional Medical Center, Ogden, Utah. Flight responded to auto accident for medical transport. Pilot initiated high-angle approach perpendicular to highway and noted a forward nose down slope upon landing. No injuries Due to nose down slope, pilot decided to reposition a/c. As pilot performed pedal turn to reposition a/c, tail rotor struck highway reflector pole. Upon losing tail rotor control, pilot rolled the throttle off and initiated a hovering autorotation. Subsequently, the helicopter landed hard on the highway.
Nov 23, 2010 Destin, FL PIPER PA 46-350P N548C A/c substantially damaged when impacted water during approach to Destin/Ft.Walton Beach Airport (DTS) A/c had departed Lake Front Airport (NEW), New Orleans, LA. Accident flight departed NEW and flew at a cruise altitude of 13,000 feet mean sea level (msl). Three fatalities According to the U. S. Air Force Eglin Radar Control Facility, a/c cleared for RNAV/GPS 14 approach to DTS. When flight was at 200 feet msl, radar contact went into coast ("CST") mode, followed by a loss of radar contact.
Nov 23, 2010 Salt Lake City, UT BOMBARDIER CL-600-2C10 N614SK Delta Connection flight collided with a tug during push-back from the gate at Salt Lake City International Airport. 1-inch of ice and snow covered ground in the ramp area. According to ground and flight crew, tug was unable to gain enough traction to push a/c back, and was replaced with larger tug. No injuries The larger tug was successful in moving the airplane, however, during push-back both airplane and tug began to slip. The tug continued to lose traction and subsequently "jackknifed," breaking its tow-bar and colliding with the underside of the airplane's fuselage.
Nov 24, 2010 Velma, OK CESSNA 172M N4428Q A/c registered to/operated by Eagle Sky Patrol, Nemo, SD, destroyed when impacted terrain while maneuvering at low altitude 8 miles E of Velma, OK. Pilot had been flying pipeline surveillance. One fatality Coworker on ground said a/c made two circling passes over oil rig. Worker said on third circling pass, bank angle appeared to be steeper than on previous two passes. Nose dropped and a/c descended to ground, striking power line.
Nov 25, 2010 Hollister, CA MOONEY M20R VH-PPA A/c collided with terrain in plowed field shortly after takeoff from Hollister Municipal Airport. Flight was 11-hour-long first leg of export ferry flight to Australia and was to be flown in tandem with a similarly equipped Mooney. Witness driving N on highway observed a/c departing to W. A/c disappeared from view over hills. One fatality A short time later observed similar a/c emerge from same area of hills, but at a much lower altitude, and at slower airspeed. Observed a/c heading eastbound, towards airport, and noted that lights were 'flickering.' Nose of a/c then dropped, and a/c spun to ground. At no time prior to accident did a/c appear to be trailing smoke or vapors.
Nov 29, 2010 Theodore, AL BEECH A36 N1860P A/c registered to B2 Air collided with ground while maneuvering in vicinity of Theodore, AL. Witness who is aircraft mechanic observed a/c flying from S to N with strobes lights on. A/c flying below cloud layer and it was very dark with no ambient light. One fatality A/c flew over his house and it sounded like engine developing 60 to 70 percent power. A/c continued to N towards pasture. Heard increase in engine power and then impact followed by explosion.
Nov 29, 2010 Hubbard, OR KENNEDY LANCAIR 320 N42BK A/c impacted terrain one-eighth mile E of runway at Lenhardt Airport. Witnesses said takeoff roll and liftoff appeared normal, but when a/c had flown one-half way down runway, its pitch attitude increased slightly and it began to roll to left. One fatality A/c ultimately rolled to 90 degrees of bank, whereupon engine power appeared to be significantly reduced. A/c then began turning to left and descended into terrain.
Nov 30, 2010 Emory, TX Maule M-5-180C N244RC A/c destroyed when control was lost after liftoff from touch-and-go landing and a/c subsequently impacted ground at private airstrip. One fatality Witnesses saw a/c making touch-and-go landings. After liftoff, a/c nosed up, rolled left and impacted terrain. There was post-crash fire.
Nov 30, 2010 Montreal, Canada BOEING 737-823 N901AN American Airlines flight AAL802 departed left side of runway 24R and stopped in grass 6,600 feet down the runway while completing landing roll at Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (CYUL). No injuries ARFF was called and passengers deplaned via airstair. None of 105 passengers and 6 crew injured. Flight was regularly scheduled flight from DFW Airport to CYUL.
Dec 8, 2010 Veracruz state, Mexico unavailable Helicopter crash in eastern Mexico left seven people dead, including five police officers, after officials delivered two inmates to a prison. Seven fatalities Helicopter went down in Veracruz state, 155 miles E of Mexico City. Crash was likely related to heavy fog in area at time of crash.

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