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Accidents & Incidents 5.11.09 – 5.17.09

Thu, May 21, 2009 — David Evans

Accidents & Incidents

Air Carrier (Part 121)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

13 May

Houston, TX

Southwest Airlines-operated Boeing 737

Reg: SWA519

Aircraft’s right landing gear caught fire and was extinguished.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

19 May

Miami, FL

American Airlines-operated Boeing 777

Reg: N779AN

While at the gate, an American Airlines loader operator was fatally injured when he fell of the loader.

1 Fatal

Aircraft sustained no damage.

 

Air Taxi & On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

14 May

Millhaven, LA

Brooks Flying Service-operated Ayres S-2R-T Turbo Thrush

Reg: N223SB

Aircraft crashed during a spraying run after having clipped a power line and landed on railroad tracks.

1 Minor

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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14 May

Overland Park, KS

Kansas City Aviation Center-operated Diamond DA20-C1

Reg: N926AF

The student was practicing touch-and-go landings when the aircraft lost power on the upwind leg and made an emergency landing in a field close by flipping over among trees.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

11 May

Danville, PA

Piper PA-28-140

Reg: N8403R

Aircraft on landing, sustained minor damage and was towed to the ramp.

1 Serious

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

13 May

Richvale, CA

Bell UH-1B

Reg: N843M

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Serious

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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15 May

Charleston, MO

AT-602

Reg: N85115

Aircraft crashed on takeoff.

1 Serious

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

15 May

Beauregard, AL

Beech A36 Bonanza

Reg: N191MK

The aircraft experienced engine trouble enroute from Florida to Georgia and tried to divert to Auburn-Opelika Airport (KAUO) but clipped trees and crashed in a field approx. 2 miles from the airport.

2 Fatal

2 Serious

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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16 May

Skagit, WA

Westwind Aviation-operated Cessna 172M

Reg: N70323

While the aircraft was landing, a biplane (N133GT) landed on top of its left wing.

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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16 May

Gallup, NM

ERCO Ercoupe 415-C

Reg: N94300

The aircraft was giving rides to children and crashed in a field shortly after takeoff due to engine problems.

2 Minor

Damage to the aircraft is unknown.

16 May

Wolf Lake, AK

Dogger Craft

Reg: N530KW

The aircraft crashed into trees while performing touch-and-go landings

1 Minor

Damage to the aircraft is unknown.

17 May

Pickwick, MN

Stinson 10A

Reg: N31584

The aircraft made an emergency landing in a field, crashing into trees.

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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17 May

Rio Verde

AZ

Ultralight

Reg: No data

An ultralight aircraft is reported to have crashed in National Forest near

1 Fatal

Damage to the aircraft is unknown.

17 May

Winona, MN

Stinson 10 A

Reg: N31584

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

17 May

Newark, IL

EDGE XT 912

Reg: N912LM

Aircraft on takeoff, wingtip impacted the ground.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

 

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

11 May

Los Angeles, CA

Japan Airlines-operated Boeing 747

Reg: JA8922

While taxiing on the ramp, the number one engine ingested an empty baggage container

Nonfatal

Damage to the aircraft was unknown.

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11 May

Tres Cruces, BOLIVIA

Cessna 172

Reg:CP-2492

Aircraft is reported to have taken off without ATC clearance in the evening and to have crashed some 50 minutes later.

4 Fatal

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12 May

County Road, Wilberforce, Ontario, CANADA

Canadian Ultralight Chinook Plus 2

Reg: No data

Aircraft crashed into a power line pole due to an engine failure after takeoff

1 Serious

Aircraft sustained substantial damage

13 May

Virginia Airport, north of Durban, KZN, SOUTH AFRICA

South Western Brokers CC / Legend Aviation-operated Robinson R22 Beta

Reg: ZS-RXS

The helicopter flipped over onto its side on takeoff.

1 Minor

Substantial damage.

13 May

Dingli, MALTA

Aero Club Malta-operated ICP MXP-740 Savannah

Reg:9H-UMJ

Aircraft forced landed in a vineyard following engine problems

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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13 May

Between Crawford Bay and Nelson, B.C.CANADA

Erco 415CX

Reg: No data

Aircraft crashed for unknown reasons

1 Fatal

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

13 May

Lac au Mirage, QC, CANADA

L´Aventurier

Reg: C-GZIR

Aircraft flipped over during landing at a lake.

2 Fatal

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

13 May

Neheim, GERMANY

Beech 35-C33 Debonair

Reg: D-ECLF

Aircraft suffered an engine failure and landed on a field

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage

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14 May

Guatemala City, GUATEMALA

Aeroservicios-operated Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C

Reg: TG-ALD

Aircraft crashed in a backyard.

6 Fatal

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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14 May

Oudtshoorn Airport, Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA

Todd Air Finance CC / Cape Flying Services-operated Jabiru J400

Reg: ZU-DFP

A student pilot and instructor had flown for an hour earlier in the day, when the student then went on his first solo. He landed at Oudtshoorn airport, but while taxiing to a stop, he lost control of the aircraft. It left the runway and went onto the grass where it flipped upside down.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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14 May

Brussels, BELGIUM

Macedonian Government-operated LearJet 60

Reg: No Data

The official airplane of the Macedonian Government made a forced landing while en route Brussels-Paris, because of malfunction of the aircraft’s computer system and the radar equipment.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained no damage.

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16 May

Çanta Silivri, TURKEY

Sindel Flight School-operated Cessna 172

Reg: TC-DBS

Aircraft turned upside down after landing.

2 Minor

Damage to the aircraft is unknown.

16 May

La Uruca, San José

COSTA RICA

Instituto Aeronautico Centroamericana – IACA-operated Cessna 172B

Reg: TI-ANB

The aircraft experienced engine problems and made an emergency landing in a street.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained no damage.

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16 May

Moshav Lachish

ISRAEL

Ultralight

Reg: No data

Aircrafts wheels were caught in a power line while the aircraft was flying at low altitude

2 Minor

Occupants reported to have fallen down to the ground and airlifted to hospital.

16 May

Konya, TURKEY

Turkish Airlines-operated Airbus A320-200

Reg: No data

Bird strike to one of the engines. The plane turned back to KYA and it force landed.

2 Minor

Damage to the Aircraft is unknown.

16 May

Cartí Airport

PANAMA

Acropolis-operated de Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter

The nose gear tire blew upon landing. The pilot lost control and the airplane ran off the runway.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

 

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

11 May

Wamena, INDONESIA

Indonesian Air Force-operated

Lockheed C-130B Hercules

Reg: No data

Aircraft touched down some 10 meters short of the runway on landing. A wheel separated as a result and hit a local resident and broke his left hand. The wheel continued bouncing and hit a house.

13 Minor

Minor damage.

11May

Kapsabet, KENYA

Kenya Police Air Wing-operated Mil Mi-8MTV-1

Reg:5Y-UKW

Helicopter crash landed in Kapsabet.

6 Minor

Helicopter was damaged beyond repair.

12 May

Woodstock Dam, Upper Tugela Area, KZN, SOUTH AFRICA

SAAF 17 Squadron-operated Agusta A109

Reg:4022

Three SAAF Agusta A109 light utility helicopters were on their way from Durban to a week long training exercise at Dragon’s Peak in the Drakensberg, when one of them crashed into the Woodstock Dam

3 Fatal

The press reports that an eyewitness claims to have seen the helicopters flying at low level above the surface of the dam and at high speed when one of them struck the water and disintegrated.

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

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14 May

Sheppard AFB, TEXAS

80th Flying Training Wing, USAF-operated

T-38 Talon

Reg: No data

The T-38 went off the runway during take off.

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

14 May

Kandahar, AFGHANISTAN

Royal Air Force/Cottesmore-operated Harrier

Reg: ZG478/68

Pilot says one engine failed causing a hard landing which smashed the undercarriage.

1 Minor

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

15 May

Konkani, Luni District, INDIA

Indian Air Force-operated MIG-27

Reg: No data

Aircraft smashed into a house.

7 Serious

Aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

 

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


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