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Accidents & Incidents 12.14.09 – 12.20.09

Thu, Jan 28, 2010 — David Evans

Accidents & Incidents

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

16 Dec

Waianapanapa, MAUI

Sunshine Helicopters-operated Aerospatiale AS350BA Ecureuil

Reg: N87EW

Helicopter made an emergency landing on the shoreline due to mechanical problems. Helicopter´s tail boom broke due to the hard landing.

2 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

 

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

17 Dec

Corona CA

Cessna C172F

Reg: N8520U

Aircraft experienced engine problems shortly after takeoff. The aircraft flipped over during forced landing.

1 Fatal

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location

Aircraft/Reg.

Narrative

Casualties

Comments

15 Dec

Victoria AUSTRALIA

Chagold Pty. Ltd.-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: VH-CLX

Helicopter crashed when it was about to take off

1 Minor

Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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15 Dec

Kiełp POLAND

Zen Air CH-601 Zodiac

Reg: SP-YLS

Airplane crashed short of the airfield runway after declaring approach on the radio.

1 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed

16 Dec

Jejkowice POLAND

Aerospool WT-9 Dynamic

Reg: SP-SPEC

Aircraft crash landed after engine failure

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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16 Dec

Quebec CANADA

Groupe TVA Inc.-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: C-GDSF

Helicopter crashed in a vacant lot while making an emergency landing due to engine problems.

2 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

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17 Dec

Gisborne

NEW ZEALAND

Farmers Air Ltd-operated Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600

Reg: ZK-LTA

Aircraft was attempting to take off when it crashed

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damages.

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18 Dec

Pretoria SOUTH AFRICA

Middle Group Elements-operated Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron

Reg: ZS-NKB

Aircraft is reported crashed moments after takeoff and caught fire

2 Fatal

Aircraft was destroyed.

18 Dec

Blenheim

NEW ZEALAND

Schempp-Hirth Mini-Nimbus HS 7

Reg: ZK-GLN

Glider crashed during an attempt at a 1000km cross-country trip.

1 Fatal

Glider was destroyed.

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18 Dec

Cocklebiddy

AUSTRALIA

UTS Geophysics Pty Ltd-operated Cessna 206H Stationair

Reg: VH-UTW

Airplane crashed for unknown reasons.

1 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

19 Dec

Isle of Wight

UNITED KINGDOM

Best Off Skyranger 912

Reg: G-CDFJ

Aircraft was landing when it flipped over on touch down

2 Minor

Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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


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