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Accidents & Incidents 10.24.10 – 10.31.10

Wed, Nov 17, 2010 — David Evans

Accidents & Incidents

Air Carrier (Part 121)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
26 Oct

Miami FL

American Airlines-operated

B757-200

Reg: N626AA

Aircraft suffered a rapid decompression and initiated an emergency descent; the passenger oxygen masks were deployed. Nonfatal
Aircraft sustained minor damage.
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27 Oct

Sea-Tac AK

Alaska Airlines-operated

B737-990

Reg: N309AS

Two jets were damaged when one aircraft bumped into the other while pulling out of a gate. Nonfatal
Aircraft sustained minor damage.
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28 Oct

Salt Lake city UT

Skywest Airlines-operated Bombardier CRJ-200

Reg: N442SW

Aircraft was sent to an isolated area of airfield after discovery of a possible incendiary device. Nonfatal
Aircraft sustained no damage.

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
25 Oct

Between Chehalis and Lewiston ID

Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute-operated Cessna 340A

Reg:N68718

Aircraft crashed and disintegrated on impact in remote rugged terrain. 3 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.
25 Oct

Wind River Range WY

Sierra Bravo Corp-operated Mooney M20J

Reg:N201HF

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 4 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.
30 Oct

Tucker County WV

Winco Inc-operated MD-369E

Reg:N765WH

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Fatal

3 Serious

Helicopter was destroyed.

The helicopter was being used by crews working a power line project,

 

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
26 Oct

Jackson MISS

Beechcraft Bonanza

Reg: N8045Y

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 2 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.
27 Oct

Guadalupe County TX

Kitfox II

Reg: N8700T

Aircraft crashed shortly after taking off. 1 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.
28 Oct

Aiken County SC

Cessna 210

Reg:N6655X

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.

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31 Oct

Anta Ana CA

Mooney M20K

Reg:N6LL

Pilot was forced to make an emergency landing with the landing gear retracted due to mechanical malfunction. 1 Minor Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
24 Oct

Megara GREECE

Flight Design CT

Reg: SX-UCN

Aircraft crashed during training. 2 Serious Aircraft was destroyed.

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24 Oct

Paderborn

GERMANY

Heli-Life International GmbH-operated Robinson R44 Raven II

Reg: D-HMMB

Helicopter crashed and overturned after its tail rotor hit some trees. 4 Serious Helicopter was destroyed.
25 Oct

Thames

NEW ZEALAND

Ardmore Flying School-operated Cessna 172R

Reg: ZK-VAT

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 2 Minor Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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25 Oct

Kirby Lake

CANADA

Kenn Borek Air-operated Beechcraft King Air 100

Reg:C-FAFD

Aircraft crashed on approach. 1 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.

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27 Oct

Courchevel

FRANCE

Aéro-Club du Grand Lyon-operated Robin DR-400/180 Regent

Reg: F-HCIM

Aircraft crashed into trees on takeoff. 2 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.

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28 Oct

Dumont-d’Urville ANTARCTICA

IPEV – Institut Polaire Français-operated Aérospatiale AS 350 Squirrel

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed during rough weather conditions. 4 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.
30 Oct

Zahna

GERMANY

Fliegerclub Bronkow-operated Zlin Z 42M

Reg:D-EWNY

Aircraft’s engine stopped before crashing. 2 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.

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30 Oct

Jamuna River BANGLADESH

Cessna-152

Reg: No data

Aircraft was on a training flight when it crashed. 1 Fatal

1 Serious

Aircraft was destroyed.
31 Oct

Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA

1Time-operated McDonnell Douglas MD-82

Reg:ZS-TRE

Aircraft’s engine caught fire during a failed takeoff. 11 Minor

117 Uninjured

Aircraft sustained minor damage.

Military

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
28 Oct

Mourne Mountains

UNITED KINGDOM

Police Service of Northern Ireland-operated Eurocopter AS 355F2 Twin Squirrel

Reg: G-SEWP

Helicopter crashed on takeoff. 4 Minor Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

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


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