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Accidents & Incidents 7.19.09 – 7.25.09

Wed, Jul 29, 2009 — David Evans

Accidents & Incidents

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

20 July

New England ND

Weatherly Aviation Co. Inc-operated 620B

Reg: N2027K

During aerial application, aircraft lost power and crashed into the foothills.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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20 July

Near Rockland, ID

Agrijet Inc.-operated PZL-Mielec M-18B Dromader

Reg: N7813T

Aircraft crashed in a field during agricultural operations.

1 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

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21 July

Prescott Valley, AZ

Guidance Helicopters- Robinson R22 Beta

Reg: N747ER

Helicopter crashed for unknown reasons.

1 Minor

1 Uninjured

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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23 July

Smithsburg, MARYLAND

Advanced Helicopter Concepts-operated Robinson R44

Reg: N7189W

Helicopter crashed and burst into flames.

4 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

19 July

Murphy NC

Cessna R182

Reg: N778RK

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

19 July

Columbus GA

Fixed wing single-engine

Vari-Eze

Reg: N39DX

On takeoff, aircraft crashed between two hangars.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

19 July

Mahwah NJ

Cessna 170 B

Reg: N8339A

Aircraft force landed in a field.

1 Serious

Aircraft sustained substantial damage,

19 July

Ponce PR

Cessna 152

Reg: N5518P

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

21 July

Andalusia AL

Bell 206 B

Reg: N91637

Rotorcraft, during hover main rotor blades struck the ground.

1 Serious

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

22 July

Wharton Township PA

Utility Helicopters Inc-operated Hughes 369D

Reg: N61735

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Helocopter was destroyed.

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22 July

Elma WA

Mooney M20C

Reg: N6422U

Aircraft struck power lines and crashed.

1 Fatal

Aircraft sustained unknown (but obviously some) damage.

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23 July

Washougal WA

Cessna 150H

Reg: N22278

Shortly after departure from private strip, aircraft developed engine problems, clipped a tree and crashed.

1 Serious

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

24 July

Brodhead WI

Challenger II

Reg: N125TD

Aircraft’s landing gear collapsed on landing and the aircraft flipped over.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

24 July

Fort Pierce, FL

American AA-5 Traveler

Reg: N65KS

Aircraft made an emergency landing in a field due to engine failure.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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25 July

Oklahoma City, OK

Beech V35B Bonanza

Reg: N9112S

Aircraft crashed due to engine problems.

1 Fatal

4 Serious

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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25 July

Mt. Carmel IL

Luscombe 8C

Reg: N37080

Aircraft crashed in a field

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

19 July

Adana TURKEY

Tarkim Flight School (Orhan Air)-operated Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche

Reg: TC-FAN

Aircraft crashed while on a training flight.

2 Serious

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19 July

Kandahar Airport AFGHANISTAN

Vertikal-T Air Company-operated Mil Mi-8

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed on take-off

16 Fatal

5 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

19 July

Saskatchewan

CANADA

Piper PA-46-310P Malibu

Reg: C-GUZZ

Aircraft failed to get properly airborne and crashed at the end of the runway,

2 Fatal

2 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

19 July

Spilamberto ITALY

Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2a

Reg: D-8815

Contacted medium voltage wires during an attempted off-field landing; crashed.

No data

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

19 July

Porvoo FINLAND

Ikarus C42B

Reg: OH-U399

Aircraft veered off the runway of the private strip

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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20 July

Tit Mellil, near Casablanca

Controlvideo Electronica, LDA.-operated Dyn\’Aero MCR-4S

Reg: CS-XAW

Aircraft engine produced a strange noise followed by vibrations. The airplane could not land and crashed.

4 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

20 July

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Transavia-operated Boeing 737-7K2

Reg: PH-XRE

Aircraft struck a falcon while climbing out of Amsterdam

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

20 July

Santiago

CHILE

Fuerza Aerea de Chile-operated Extra 300L

Reg: 4

Aircraft, belonging to the aerobatic display team Halcones, crashed for unknown reasons during aerobatic practice.

1 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

21 July

San Francisco CA

Aero Mexico-operated Boeing 737-700

Reg: XANAM

After pushback from the gate, the nose gear collapsed on the ramp.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained unknown damage. Passengers were deplaned via stairs.

21 July

Waikato NEW ZEALAND

New Plymouth Aero Club-operated Cessna 152

Reg: No data

Aircraft went missing. An aerial search was carried out in poor weather, and a ground search rescue team found the crash site the next morning.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

21 July

Alberta

CANADA

North Cariboo Flying Service-operated Beech King Air 100

No data

Aircraft landed gear up by mistake

7 Uninjured

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

22 July

Kotowo RUSSIA

Gazpromavia-operated Mil Mi-8AMT

Reg: RA-22968

Helicopter, inspecting a pipeline, crashed 2 hours after departure.

6 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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22 July

British Columbia

CANADA

Kootenay Valley Helicopters-operated Robinson R44

Reg: C-FKAJ

Helicopter was declared missing and later found crashed.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

23 July

Moscow RUSSIA

Transaero-operated B-737-4Y0

Reg: EI-CZK

Tailstrike on landing.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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24 July

Saratov

RUSSIA

Yakovlev Yak-52

Reg: RA-0380G

Aircraft crashed, shortly after take-off

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

24 July

London

UNITED KINGDOM

FlyBE-operated de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8

Reg: G-JECL

Emergency landing after smoke appeared in cabin.

46 Uninjured

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

24 July

Split Airport CROATIA

Croatia Airlines-operated de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8

Reg: No data

Aircraft made an emergency landing at Split after the crew noticed a warning indicating an unlocked door

Nonfatal

No damage to the aircraft.

24 July

Mount Aspiring National Park

NEW ZEALAND

Southern Alps Air Ltd-operated Cessna 185

Reg: No data

Aircraft flipped over while landing at the park

3 Uninjured

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

25 July

British Columbia

CANADA

Conair-operated Air Tractor AT-802AF Fire Boss

Reg: C-FDHY [89]

Aircraft crashed into the lake and flipped over while in the process of scooping up water

1 Uninjured

Aircraft was destroyed.

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25 July

Auckland

NEW ZEALAND

Qantas-operated Boeing 737-476

Reg: ZK-JTS

Aircraft was forced to turn around after the cabin started to lose air pressure.

Nonfatal

No damage to the aircraft.

 

Military

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

19 July

Jilin CHINA

Chinese Air Force-operated Xian JH-7

Reg: No data

No Data

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

20 July

Cartagena

COLUMBIA

Fuerza Aérea de Colombia-operated IAI Kfir TC2

Reg: FAC3004

Overran runway on landing. Crossed a road and came to rest on the side of a rocky beach.

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

20 July

Kandahar Airport AFGHANISTAN

12 Sqn. RAF-operated Panavia Tornado GR4

Reg: No data

Aircraft crashed for unknown reasons on takeoff.

2 Minor

Aircraft was destroyed.

23 July

Malatya

TURKEY

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom

Reg: Unknown

Aircraft crashed for unknown reasons.

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

23 July

Tashkent UZBEKISTAN

Uzbekistan Air Force-operated Mil Mi-24

Reg: No data

No data

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

 

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


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