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Accidents & Incidents 05.08.11 – 05.14.11

Wed, Jun 1, 2011 — David Evans

Accidents & Incidents

Air Carrier (Part 121)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
11 May

Louisville KY

Vision Airlines Dornier 328-120

Reg: N328MX

Aircraft declared an emergency after experiencing hydraulic problems. 21 Uninjured
Aircraft sustained minor damage.
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14 May

Los Angele CA

US Airways

A321-231

Reg: N540UW

Aircraft was holding on a taxiway when debris from another aircraft struck and cracked the windshield. Nonfatal
Aircraft sustained minor damage.

Air Taxi and On Demand (Part 135)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
9 May

Bono AR

Grumman G-164A Ag Cat

Reg: N8930H

Crop-dusting aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Serious Aircraft was destroyed.

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9 May

Helena MT

Taylor Aviation Inc.-operated Air Tractor AT-802A

Reg: N8523H

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

New Athens IL

Couch Helicopter Service Inc.

Bell OH-58C Kiowa

Reg: N9263Y

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

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13 May

Gulf Shores AL

PHI Inc.-operated Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV

Reg: N266P

Helicopter crashed in close proximity to a natural gas rig. 3 Minor Helicopter sustained substantial damage.

General Aviation (Part 91)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
9 May

Wawayanda NY

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche

Reg: N7757P

Aircraft collided with another aircraft while in midair. 1 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.
9 May

Wawayanda NY

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee D

Reg: N5275L

Aircraft collided with another aircraft while in midair. 1 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.
11 May

West Deer Township PA

Beechcraft F33A Bonanza

Reg: N17825

Aircraft crashed after takeoff. 4 Serious Aircraft was destroyed.

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11 May

Jefferson County NY

Piper PA-23-250 Aztec

Reg: N4760P

Aircraft crashed after a gust of wind lifted up the plane’s right wing. 1 Minor Aircraft was destroyed.

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11 May

Pittsburgh PA

Beechcraft Bonanza F33A

Reg: N17825

Aircraft went off a runway

and down an embankment before coming to rest

4 Minor Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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12 May

Washington County PA

Beechcraft G33 Bonanza

Reg: N1554W

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Serious Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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13 May

Elk County PA

Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer

Reg: N7603D

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

Warren County PA

Zenith STOL CH 701

Reg: N433UB

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 2 Serious Aircraft was destroyed.
14 May

Arlington WA

Highlight Sport LLC-operated CZAW SportCruiser

Reg: N282SC

Aircraft crashed and caught fire under unknown circumstances 1 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.

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Foreign Accidents (Part 129)

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
9 May

Julia Creek

AUSTRALIA

Versatile Helicopter Services Pty. Ltd-operated Robinson R22 Beta II

Reg: VH-DSD

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Fatal Helicopter sustained substantial damage.
9 May

Puerto Wilches

COLOMBIA

AeroCharter Andina

Bell 206L

Reg: HK-4718

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 5 Minor Aircraft sustained minor damages.
10 May

Engelsbrand GERMANY

Polizei Baden-Württemberg-operated MD-902 Explorer

Reg: D-HBWG

Helicopter in a forest for unknown reasons. 3 Serious Helicopter was destroyed.

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11 May

Nelson

NEW ZEALAND

Piper PA31-350 Chieftain

Reg: ZK-MYS

Aircraft landed on its main landing gear only after the nose landing gear failed to extend on approach. 2 Minor Aircraft sustained minor damage.

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11 May

Pardubice region

CZECH REPUBLIC

Robinson R-22 Beta

Reg: OK-XIF

Helicopter crashed while taking off. 1 Minor Helicopter was destroyed.
12 May

Molleturo-Maranjal

ECUADOR

Fumipalma-operated Cessna A188B AGwagon C

Reg: HC-BZH

Aircraft crashed on take-off due to mechanical failure. 1 Minor Aircraft sustained substantial damage.

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13 May

Bankstown AUSTRALIA

Woodland Securities Pty. Ltd.

Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil

Reg: VH-XXW

Helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. 1 Minor Helicopter was destroyed.

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14 May

Kaitaia

NEW ZEALAND

Rotor Flight Dominator Gyrocopter

Reg: ZK-RAW

Gyrocopter crashed while trying to land. 1 Fatal

1 Serious

Gyrocopter sustained substantial damage.
14 May

State of Pará

BRAZIL

Cessna C-210M Centurion II

Reg: PR-HSM

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 3 Fatal Aircraft was destroyed.

 

Military

Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments
10 May

Manaus

BRAZIL

Brazilian Navy-operated Helibras/Aérospatiale HB-350B (UH-12) Esquilo

Reg: N-7078

Helicopter crashed in the river under unknown circumstances. 5 Minor Helicopter was destroyed.
11 May

Nuristan

AFGHANISTAN

Afghan National Army Air Corps-operated Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M)

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed into a tree under unknown circumstances. 9 Serious Helicopter was destroyed.

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Unclear if pilot was trained by Soviets or by U.S.

12 May

Pureza

BRAZIL

Brazilian Air Force-operated Embraer EMB-314A (A-29A) Super Tucano

Reg: No data

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

Rajasthan’s Siroh

INDIA

Border Security Forces (BSF) India-operated HAL Chetak

Reg: No data

Helicopter crashed on a hilly region under unknown circumstances. 4 Fatal Helicopter was destroyed.

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


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