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Accidents & Incidents 10.01.09 – 10.22.09

Mon, Nov 23, 2009 — David Evans

Accidents & Incidents

Air Carrier (Part 121)

Date/

Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

2 Nov

Phoenix AZ

Delta Air Lines-operated MD 90

Reg: N909DA

Aircraft shortly after departure struck several birds, returned and landed without incident.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

4 Nov

Phoenix AZ

USAIR-operated Boeing 757- 2S7

Reg: N906AW

Aircraft during pushback from the gate, struck the jetway bridge.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

15 Nov

Los Angeles CA

United Express-operated CL 600

Aircraft’s leading edge struck a stationary fuel hydrant cart.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

 

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/

Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

4 Nov

Tallahassee FL

Eagle Air Corp.-operated Cessna 172S

Reg: N5194X

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

4 Nov

Show Low AZ

Ameriflight-operated Beechcraft C99 Airliner

Reg: N330AV

When cruising at about 11,000 feet, one or more birds struck the aircraft and penetrated the windscreen.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damages.

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14 Nov

Doyle CA

Aerospatiale AS350

Reg:N5793P

While enroute after dropping a patient, rotorcraft crashed.

3 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

22 Nov

Dutchess County Airport NY

Ayalon Flight Services Inc.-operated Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II

Reg: N345AT

The pilot was trying to make an emergency landing in Dutchess County after reporting an oil pressure problem when the plane crashed.

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/

Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

4 Nov

Asheville NC

Mooney M20

Reg: N6896U

Aircraft reported engine failure and crashed.

2 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

4 Nov

Clermont NY

Erco Ercoupe 415C

Reg: N93659

The aircraft made an emergency landing in a field due to a mechanical failure or possibly due to fuel exhaustion

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

5 Nov

Globe AZ

Aerospatiale AS.350BA Ecureuil Eurocopter

AS350

Reg: N617LH

The medical helicopter during a training flight crashed while trying to land.

2 Serious

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

5 Nov

Morvis PR

R-44 Astro

Reg: N440M

While hovering, rotorcraft skid struck the pavement.

4 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damages.

6 Nov

Fulton County AR

Zodiac 601XL

Reg: N538CJ

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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7 Nov

Adelanto CA

Experimental PV-18 Rotorcraft

Reg: N183YP

Rotorcraft struck power lines and crashed.

3 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

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8 Nov

Altus OK

Skybolt/BM

Reg: N6644

Aircraft crashed into a field.

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

8 Nov

Everglades National Park FL

Aero Commander 100

Reg: Unknown

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

8 Nov

Bulverde TX

Gold Cup Pawn Shop Inc-operated 36 Bonanza

Reg: N91TD

Aircraft disappeared from radar in an area of thunderstorms. Aircraft impacted terrain and was destroyed.

3 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

8 Nov

Everglades FLORIDA

Aero Commander 100 Darter Commander

Reg: N4139X

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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9 Nov

Greenville-Spartanburg Airport

SOUTH CAROLINA

MDTR Holdings LLC-operated Beechcraft B200 King Air

Reg: N337MT

The aircraft landed short of the runway.

3 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Investigators later found only half a gallon of fuel in the tanks, which may suggest the fuel gauges were faulty.

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9 Nov

Mount Victory OH

Lockwood Aircraft Corp. AirCam-operated Air-Cam

Reg: N32786

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

9 Nov

Bedford PA

Ultralight aircraft

Unregistered

Ultralight aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

10 Nov

Siloan Springs AR

Younkin Mullicoupe

Reg: N273X

Pilot experienced a loss of power and was forced into an emergency landing.

1 Serious

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11 Nov

Bonham TX

Wicks Air Center LLC Hornet

Reg:N651WA

Witnesses reported that the engine died shortly after take off and the pilot had to restart it at least once. The plane crashed behind a home.

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

14 Nov

Woodbine NJ

Piper PA-28R-200

Reg: N4499T

Aircraft crashed shortly after departure.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

14 Nov

Burnet TX

Sonex

Reg: N10DA

Aircraft crashed while approaching the end of the runway.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

14 Nov

Fort Myers FL

Travel Air 4000

Reg: N3823

Aircraft on landing, crashed on the runway.

3 Minor

Aircraft was destroyed.

14 Nov

Georgetown KY

R22 Beta

Reg: N2374

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained minor damages.

15 Nov

San Gabriel CA

36 Bonanza

Reg: N17803

Aircraft struck a building.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

15 Nov

Indian Trail NC

Powered parachute Coyote

Reg: N59748

Aircraft crashed into a field.

2 Minor

Aircraft was destroyed.

18 Nov

Montrose CO

Ryan Navion G

Reg:N2493T

Aircraft lost engine power and clipped a tree and spun around before crashing.

1 Minor

Aircraft was destroyed.

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19 Nov

Quitman TX

Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II

Reg: N3148Q

Aircraft clipped the top of nearby trees before crashing in a clearing at the end of the runway

1 Serious

Aircraft sustained minor damages.

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20 Nov

Susanville CA

Cessna 182K Skylane

Reg: N2650R

Aircraft crashed in bad weather conditions

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

21 Nov

Watsonville CA

Lancair Legacy 2000

Reg: N7JX

On approach to the airport the pilot declared an emergency stating that his engine was on fire. All communication was lost after the report that he had the field in sight and tried to land.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/

Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

4 Nov

Chantilly VA

British Airways-operated Boeing 767

Reg:

While being marshaled into gate, left wing tip struck the jetway bridge.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

4 Nov

Istanbul TURKEY

Turkish Airlines-operated Airbus A320-232

Reg: TC-JPA

While taking off, the upper cover of the left engine broke off and fell onto the runway

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

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5 Nov

Gold Coast Australia

Air Gold Coast-operated

Cessna 172R

Reg: VH-RBB

Aircraft crashed after taking off from a touch and go.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained minor damages.

6 Nov

Ontario CANADA

Lockhart Air Service Ltd.-operated Cessna 310R

Reg: C-GFIT

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

3 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

7 Nov

Mau Narok KENYA

Cessna 206

Reg: Unknown

Plane developed fuel related engine problems and came down in a forest, a few moments after takeoff.

1 Fatal

3 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

8 Nov

Cambridgeshire UNITED KINGDOM

Taylor Titch

Reg: G-MISS

Homebuilt plane crashed in the water under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

9 Nov

Nairobi KENYA

Blue Bird Aviation-operated Beechcraft 1900D

Reg: 5Y-VVQ

Cargo aircraft developed a problem at 8 am local time and was returning to Wilson Airport, crashing through the airport fence and catching fire

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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12 Nov

South Taranaki NEW ZEALAND

HeliThruster

Reg: ZK-RAZ

Gyrocopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Fatal

Gyrocopter was destroyed.

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12 Nov

Rwanda, RWANDA

Jetlink Air-operated Canadair CRJ-100ER

Reg:5Y-JLD

Aircraft developed a technical problem while taking off and hit the VIP lounge while returning

1 Fatal

10 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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12 Nov

Quebec CANADA

Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: C-GJMP

Helicopter made an emergency landing on a sandbank in the middle of the river, possibly after striking a power line.

1 Fatal

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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13 Nov

Tucuman ARGENTINA

AeroSur-operated Boeing 737-2P6

Reg: CP-2561

Aircraft received an engine fire indication and the engine was shut down. Mechanics determined a malfunction of the engine’s fire loop and were able to repair the fault.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damages.

14 Nov

Western Cape SOUTH AFRICA

Thunder City Aircraft Company-operated English Electric Lightning T5

Reg: ZU-BEX

During an air display aircraft apparently suffered hydraulic problems. While attempting to return to the field and on a long approach, it crashed in a ball of flame

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

15 Nov

Taranaki

NEW ZEALAND

Christen Industries Inc. Pitts S-2B Special

Reg: ZK-MAD

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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15 Nov

Eros Airport, Windhoek

NAMIBIA

Sun Road Trading 10 CC / Aviation at Work-operated Cessna 208B Grand Caravan

Reg: ZS-OTU

Aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff

3 Fatal

1 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

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15 Nov

Humla District NEPAL

Manang Air-operated Mil Mi-8MTV-1

Reg: 9N-AHT

Helicopter partially lost power while trying to land at the helipad and crashed

1 Fatal

5 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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15 Nov

east Cheshire

UNITED KINGDOM

Corserve International Ltd.-operated Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg: G-RIDL

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

1 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

15 Nov

Bürstadt GERMANY

Ultralight

Reg: Unknown

Aircraft made a forced landing following engine failure

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

07 Nov

Perth AUSTRALIA

South West Aerial Services Pty. Ltd.-operated Cessna A188B-300 AGtruck

Reg: VH-ZRR

Aircraft crashed when the pilot was preparing to carry out crop-dusting.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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18 Nov

Eastern Cape

SOUTH AFRICA

SA Airlink (Pty) Ltd-operated BAe Jetstream41

Reg: ZS-OMZ

Aircraft veered off the runway onto the grass in wet and windy conditions at the Port Elizabeth Airport during the take-off roll.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damages.

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18 Nov

Emden GERMANY

Volkswagen Air Service-operated Dassault Falcon 900EX

Reg: VP-CGD

Aircraft overran runway after landing, nosewheel collapsed on soft ground.

Nonfatal

Aircraft sustained minor damages.

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18 Nov

Between Windhoek and Okahandja

NAMIBIA

Belrex 658 CC / Windhoek Flight Training Centre-operated Robinson R22 Beta

Reg: ZS-PZI

Helicopter crashed on a sandy river bank about 15 kilometers off the main road

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

19 Nov

Rio Grande do Sul

BRAZIL

Embraer EMB-200 Ipanema

Reg: PT-GDK

Airplane collided with power line tower and crashed.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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21 Nov

Kalinovka RUSSIA

Che-22 Amphibian Homebuilt

Reg: Unknown

Aircraft crashed in heavy fog.

1 Fatal

1 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.

 

Military

Date/

Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

6 Nov

Siirt TURKEY

Turkish Air Force-operated COBRA

A military helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

6 Nov

Mongohto RUSSIA

Russian Naval Aviation-operated Tupolev Tu-142M3

Reg: 55 red

Aircraft crashed during training flight.

11 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

9 Nov

Northwestern IRAQ

US Army-operated Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Reg: Unknown

Two US Army helicopter pilots were killed when the helicopter made a hard landing.

2 Fatal

Helicopter was destroyed.

12 Nov

Hanoi VIETNAM

Vietnam Air Force-operated MiG 21

Reg: Unknown

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

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18 Nov

Central Java

INDONESIA

Indonesian Air Force-operated Nurtanio-Bolkow NBo-105CB

Reg: Unknown

Helicopter crashed into the sea for unknown reasons.

5 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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


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