Fri, May 13, 2011 — David Evans
Air Carrier (Part 121)
|American Airlines-operated Boeing 777-223ERReg: N793AN||Aircraft was forced to divert and land due to smoke in the cockpit.It should be pointed out that airliners have NO means of voiding smoke from the cockpit. The FAA has such technology on its own planes.||150 Uninjured||
Aircraft sustained minor damage.
The local fire department determined that the smoke was the result of an electrical fire caused by an overheated battery.
|6 MayGreenville Airport MS||Continental Airlines-operated Boeing 737-824Reg: N12221||When taxiing to the departure runway, a concrete taxiway gave way underneath the main landing gear.||2 Uninjured||
Aircraft sustained minor damage.
Another example of the nation’s crumbing infrastructure?
General Aviation (Part 91)
|1 MayTruth or Consequences NM||Kitfox SpeedsterReg: N89MM||Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.||1 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|Beechcraft E18SReg: N18R||Aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood shortly after takeoff.||1 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|3 MayBlue Springs NE||GyrocopterReg: N103EB||Gyrocopter ran into a telephone pole.||1 Fatal||Gyrocopter was destroyed.|
|5 MayCordova AK||Piper PA-18-125 Super CubReg: N1129A||Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.||2 Minor||Aircraft sustained substantial damage.|
|5 MayJacksonville NC||Lancair LegacyReg: N23PH||Aircraft attempted an emergency landing and crashed into a field.||2 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|6 MayHernando County FL||Czech Sport AircraftPiper Sport
|Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.||1 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|7 MayConroe TX||Harold L. Woodward Ravin 500Reg: N913RA||Aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from an airport.||2 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
Foreign Accidents (Part 129)
|1 MayHordaland Count
|Robinson R22 Beta IIReg: LN-OZ||Helicopter overturned and came to rest after hitting a wire on landing.||2 Minor||Helicopter sustained substantial damage.|
|PZL-Bielsko SZD-41B Jantar StandardReg: SP-3059||Glider crashed under unknown circumstances.||1 Minor||Glider was destroyed.|
|Piper PA-38-112 TomahawkReg: OO-MSG||Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.||2 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|Sky-Ag Pty. Ltd.-operated Bell 206B Jet Ranger IIReg: VH-BNG||Helicopter clipped power lines and made a heavy landing.||1 Minor||Helicopter sustained minor damage.|
|Zenair CH 601 HD ZodiacReg: G-CBDT||Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.||1 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|Alpi Aviation Pioneer 200Reg: D-MJWF||Aircraft crashed after striking a power line.||2 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|Korea Forest Service-operated Aerospatiale AS 350B2 EcureuilReg: No data||Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances.||2 Fatal||Helicopter was destroyed.|
|Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 EuroStarReg: D-MKSZ||Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.||1 Serious||Aircraft sustained substantial damage.|
|Merpati Nusantara Airlines-operated Xian MA60Reg: PK-MZK||Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances..||27 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
|Pakistan Army-operated Aerospatiale SA 330J PumaReg: No data||Helicopter was on routine patrol flight when it crashed during landing.||1 Fatal4 Serious||Helicopter was destroyed.|
|5 MayIquisiva province
|Fuerza Aérea Bolivian-operated Cessna T210 Turbo CenturionReg: FAB-341||Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.||6 Fatal||Aircraft was destroyed.|
All entries are preliminary and subject to confirmation/correction by formal accident reports.