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Monday, May 7, 2007

Accidents And Incidents

07 Apr 1515L San Pablo City RP Agusta 109A helo reg: RP-C1495 Twin-engined helicopter crashed on a house in Laguna after an engine malfunctioned nil/6 pax + 2 crew initially reported as an AW139. See image at tinyurl.com/3cc854
12 Apr day Makassar Indon 737-400 of Garuda Flt GA602 Crew were advised of a tire blow-out ex Jakarta and made a safe landing at Makassar nil/134 pax + 8 crew Jakarta to Manado via Makassar
15 Apr 1719L Manchester UK A300-600 of Monarch Landed 24L at 17129L without hydraulics, claiming that "the reservoir level's depleted" nil/354 pax +12 Mon 6383 arr from Goa India was still able to taxi to the ramp
16 Apr 1337L Ft Lauderdale FL PA-46-350P reg: N4946R Port maingear collapsed during rollout after a smooth landing on runway 31 at the Exec A/P 2 uninjured substantial damage
17 Apr morning Manchester UK A330 of Thomas Cook Full emergency turnout for aircraft after it declared an emergency 15 mins out for hydloss nil/354 pax +12 crew Callsign "Topjet Lima" was towed to its stand after a fire-crew inspection
18 Apr ~1500L Kangia Icefjord S61N of Air Greenland Helo operating from Ilulisat Greenland made a hard landing on the glacier after an engine failure at its heavy all-up weight. nil/24 pax + 3 crew Pax eventually recovered from glacier via three sorties with a Bell 222
18 Apr ~1500Z Tblisi Georgia MD82 of Ukrainian UM Air Flt UF786 landed back with both a pressurization problem (door closing) and smoke nil An hour out enroute to Boryspil, state of Kiev, Ukraine
19 Apr 0105Z Chicago Illinois DC9 of NWA reg: N940N During pushback the roof of the tug struck the radome of the DC9-32 aircraft nil minor damage
20 Apr 2313L Cudjoe Key FL Cessna 182Q reg: N422G Acft flew into Tethered Aerostat Radar system Cable at around 4000ft & crashed in sea 3 fatal/3 onboard Inside a restricted area; blimp was lit but cable was not
21 Apr day Ufa Russia TU154 of Kogalymavia Flt 7K-353 Acft ran off the runway and became bogged on landing. Sustained light damage nil/164 pax + 8 crew Kogalym Russia to the regional airport of Ufa. Believe tech problem contributed
21 Apr day Luqa, Malta 737-33A of Air Malta 9H-ADH Air Malta 737 missed a light a/c by around 50 ft over Luqa suburbs of Zebbug and Attard nil/80 +2 Italian-regd Storm light a/c was from Gela in Sicily, 737 arriving from Rome
21 Apr 0915L Ft Lauderdale FL PA-23-250 reg: N4TR Acft broke up after penetrating very strong and intense weather cells about 22 nm East 5 killed/ 5 onboard Aztec headed for Andros Island Bahamas IFR amongst level 4 & 5 storm cells
21 Apr day Fuerteventura Sp 757-200 of Condor D-ABOH Engine failed smokily upon swallowing sea-gulls on takeoff. A/c re-landed promptly nil AN22 delivered a new engine on 25 April
22 Apr 1019L Faro Portugal 757-200 of First Choice G-OOBH Diverted and landed Faro after developing a fuel leak and losing a large amount overboard nil/207 pax + 8 crew o/bd Flt FCA4116 (or DP3742?) Birmingham to Arrecife in the Canaries
22 Apr 1451L Hamilton GA Beech 58 reg: N5647C Aircraft broke up after an attempted barrel roll due to asymmetric G loading at high wt 5 killed/5 onboard Pilot had attempted aerobatics in light twins previously (NTSB)
24 Apr 1940L Miami Florida 787-300 of Martinair Flt: MP636 Aborted takeoff due to an unknown emergency, blew two tires & was stranded on runway nil headed Schiphol, Amsterdam Netherlands
25 Apr earlymorn Nassau Bahamas Metroliner of Western Air Comm C6-SAQ, a 19 seater Metro 3 was stolen overnight. Engs were heard to start about 0115L 1 pilot missing A Colombian company pilot is also missing. Lynden Pindling Intl Airport Nassau
25 Apr 1445L Kato Guyana BN-2 Islander of Air Services Ltd ASL Islander crashed into trees enroute during a 20 min flight in bad weather 3 dead 2 inj /5 onboard Reg: 8R-GET from Kato A/P Guyana to Kopinang A/P Guyana
25 Apr morning Dubai UAE A310 of PIA Flt: PK214 A/c made a single engine landing & was towed off to Terminal 2 for long-term repair nil/101 pax Inbound Flt PK207 for Dubai (214 for Karachi) suffered "an engine explosion"
25 Apr 1455L Tampa Florida ERJ190 of Jet Blue Flt JBU1242 Returned after a while with a door problem. Relaunched only to return with same problem nil/100 pax Maint mistake in that they inadvertently returned the same a/c for JBU1242
26 Apr 1630L Phoenix Az 757-200 of NWA Flt: NWA9981 Ferry (positioning) flight turned back and landed after 29 mins after an engine o'temped nil/nil pax Returned Sky Harbor. Was headed Lester B. Pearson A/p Toronto Canada
26 Apr day Newcastle UK Fokker F27-500 of MNG Cargo Turbo-prop landed back on one engine after an engine failure shortly after takeoff nil/2 onboard TC-MBG? (TBC) on Channel island cargo service
27 Apr 1134L Sthn Chechnya MI-8 of Russian Air Force Troop-lift Helo went down near Shatoi while in support of combat operations in Chechnya 18 dead/18 onboard Chechnyan insurrection underway since 1994. Possible rebel downing of helo
27 Apr morning Islamabad Pakist 777 of PIA re: AP-BGL APU started smoking and sparking on the ground, delaying departure for 1hr:45mins nil Flt PK-701 departed for Manchester UK with an inerted APU.
28 Apr 1630Z Amritsar India 777 of Air India Flt: AI187 Forced by a "technical problem" to unload all its pax at Amritsar and returned to Delhi nil headed Toronto Canada via Amritsar & Manchester UK. Also reptd as AI197
28 Apr 0421L Pulkovo St Peters IL-86 of Rossiya Serial 86092 Dumped fuel and re-landed after LH main-gear would not retract after takeoff nil/348 pax charter flight from St Petersburg Russia to Hurghada Egypt. Deptd at 0830L
29 Apr 1755L Mactan Is Philipp UH-1H of Philippines Air Force Crashed onto a taxi in Lapu-Lapu city after becoming entangled in power lines 8 dead/3 injured on central Philippine Island of Cebu. Crash allegedly caused by a child's kite....
29 Apr night Colombo SriLanka 747 of Cathay Pacific Emirates and Cathay have suspended service to Colombo after a 3rd Tamil Tiger air attack nil 2nd time that Cathay has suspended services due to Tamil bombing attacks
29 Apr 0918L Manchester Uk 757-200 of Thomsonfly G-BYAW ingested two herons down #2 at rotate on r/way 06L and the engine failed nil TOM4263H headed Arrecife, Lanzarote Spain. Fiery video at tinyurl.com/24lxwh
29 Apr 0757L Vladivostok Ru TU-164 of Vladivostok-Avia Returned after a 2hr:25 burn-off after the right maingear wouldn't retract after takeoff nil/94 onboard bound for Niigata Japan

1 Air carrier accidents, or other incidents involving serious failures or fatal injuries, investigated by aviation safety agencies of various nations.

2 DISCLAIMER: These assessments are not intended to assert probable cause or liability, but rather are intended to provide insight pending publication of a final report of investigation. Preliminary analysis by J. Sampson, International Aviation Safety Association (IASA).

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