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Accidents & Incidents 4.19.09 – 4.25.09

Tue, Apr 28, 2009 — David Evans

Accidents & Incidents

Air Carrier (Part 121)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

22 April

Philadelphia, PA

Republic Airlines-operated Embraer ERJ-170SU

Reg: N817MD

Aircraft was hit by a lightning while on approach to destination.

Nonfatal

The crew did not declare emergency and continued for a safe landing. This was the first of three lightning strikes at Philadelphia that evening.

22 April

Philadelphia, PA

US Airways-operated Boeing 757-2B7

Reg: N938UW

Aircraft was hit by a lightning while on approach to destination.

Nonfatal

The airplane landed safely.

22 April

Philadelphia, PA

Air Tran Airways-operated Boeing 717-23S

Reg: N991AT

Aircraft was hit by a lightning while on approach to destination.

Nonfatal

Aircraft declared emergency while on approach, reporting that the airplane had been hit by lightning directly onto the nose cone. The airplane landed safely.

24 April

Over the Pacific Ocean

Air Canada-operated Boeing 777-200LR

Reg: C-FIUJ

Aircraft encountered severe turbulence over the Pacific.

15 Minor

Passengers said the plane suddenly dropped, throwing them up against the ceiling. The seatbelt sign was on when the plane hit the turbulence, according to the airline.

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Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

25 April

Stockton Pass, UT

Neptune Aviation Services-operated Lockheed P2H Neptune

Reg: N442NA

Aircraft was bound to help fight a 19,000-acre wildfire when it crashed.

3 Fatal

The aircraft was developed during the Korean War and the records of in-service use are spotty, yet these obsolescent aircraft continue to be used in an application that puts a strain on the airframe.

 

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

20 April

Slaughter, LA

Titan Tornado II

Reg: N226BW

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

21 April

Carlsbad, CA

Cessna 152

Reg: N48259

Aircraft declared an emergency and crashed short of the runway.

1 Serious

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

22 April

Groveland, CA

Beech V35B

Reg: N8124R

Aircraft on landing attempted a go around and crashed.

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

22 April

Des Allemands, LA

Capra Salvatore O

Aventura 2

Reg: N912SC

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Damage to the aircraft was unknown.

22 April

Rangely , CO

Cessna 182 T

Reg: N345TJ

Aircraft on landing, struck a taxiway sign and the wingtip hit the ground.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

22 April

Pinehurst, GA

Cessna A188B

Reg: 4789Q

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair

22 April

Grantsburg, WI

Sonerai II

Aircraft crashed in a wooded area.

1 Fatal

Eyewitness reported what sounded like the plane’s engine missing and sputtering before the plane banked and came straight down near a private air field.

23 April

Hilliard, FL

Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow

Reg: N2938R

Aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in a back yard due to engine failure

4 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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24 April

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Valentin Taifun 17 motor glider

Aircraft never Arrived at destination.

2 Missing

Search is continuing on the missing aircraft.

24 April

Astoria, OR

Epic LT

Reg: N653SB

Aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing.

2 Minor

The NTSB and the FAA have started an investigation into the wreck, but have yet to release any information.

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24 April

Demopolis, AL

Keeley/Tidd MK-1

Reg: N91MK

Experimental aircraft crashed in a field

1 Fatal

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

25 April

Stark County, OH

Sonex

Reg: N692RM

The aircraft crashed in a while on approach.

1 Fatal

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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Foreign Accidents and Part 129

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

19 April

Brzeg-Skarbimierz

POLAND

Fox 33

Reg: OK-EUT03

Aircraft crashed right after takeoff

2 Serious

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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20 April

Langkoop

AUSTRALIA

Robinson R44

Helicopter crashed while doing agricultural work

1 Fatal

The chopper is believed to have clipped power lines before coming down.

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24 April

Marrakech, MOROCCO

Cirrus SR-22

Reg: N45GH

Aircraft crashed and burned.

4 Fatal

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

25 April

Bastia, FRANCE

Sécurité civile-operated Eurocopter EC145

Reg: F-ZBPM

Helicopter crashed in a mountainous region

5 Fatal

The helicopter transported a pregnant woman to hospital when she gave birth in flight.

26 April

East Devon,

UNITED KINGDOM

BAC 167 Strikemaster

The ex-military jet trainer apparently suffered an engine failure and was landed on its belly in a field.

2 Minor

The aircraft remains in situ pending an investigation into the forced landing by the Civil Aviation Authority.

 

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

26 April

Dzemgi

RUSSIA

Sukhoi Su-35

Aircraft collided with an unknown object

1 Uninjured

The airplane involved was the third Su-35 prototype.

 

All entries are preliminary and subject to confirmation/correction by formal accident reports.


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