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Turkish plane crash in Amsterdam

25.02.2009//09:31 GMT
Netherlands/Amsterdam

A
Turkish Airlines plane has crashed on landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol international airport, killing nine people and injuring 84, six critically.
The plane, carrying 127 passengers, 1-year-old baby and seven crew, crashed short of the runway near the A9 highway. It broke into three pieces, but did not catch fire.
The killed are 4 Americans and 5 Turks.Three of those killed are crew members. Dutch officials say most of the passengers on board were Turkish and Dutch nationality.
It remains unclear why the plane, en route from Istanbul, crashed.
The
Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with registration TC-JGE, came down at 1031 local time (0931 GMT), several hundred yards (metres) short of the runway. It had left Istanbul's Ataturk Airport at 0622 GMT.
Investigators have found the flight data recorders from the plane. They will be sent for expert analysis in France.
Emergency services spokeswoman Ineke van der Zande told an earlier news conference that six people were in a critical condition and 25 were severely wounded. She said 84 people altogether had been taken using 60 ambulances to 11 hospitals in the surrounding area.
Earlier, Candan Karlitekin, head of Turkish Airlines' board of directors, told reporters in Turkey the plane had been properly maintained.
Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said it had been "a miracle" that there were not more casualties, AP reports.
"The fact that the plane landed on a soft surface and that there was no fire helped keep the number of fatalities low," he said.
One passenger aboard the plane, Kerem Uzel, told Turkish news channel NTV that the plane's landing had been announced when they were at an altitude of 600m (2,000ft).
"We suddenly descended a great distance as if the plane fell into turbulence. The plane's tail hit the ground... It slid from the side of the motorway into the field."
One week ago, an employees' union accused Turkish Airlines of "inviting disaster" by ignoring aircraft maintenance.
The Turkish Civil Aviation Union alleged that Turkish Airlines "is ignoring the most basic function of flight safety, which is plane maintenance services."
"The company administration does not understand the consequences of ripping people from their jobs and inviting a disaster."
The union, which represents 12,000 Turkish Airline employees, is involved in an ugly dispute with the company's management.
Авиакатастрофа в Амстердаме

25.02.2009//09:31 по Гринвичу
Нидерландия/Амстердам

В Амстердаме потерпел крушение турецкий пассажирский самолет Боинг-737. Самолет турецкой авиакомпании
Turkish Airlines выполнял рейс KT1951, Стамбул-Амстердам, из Стамбула он вылетел в 9.22 мск. На борту Боинга 737-800, бортовой номер TC-JGE, находились 135 человека - 128 пассажиров и 7 членов экипажа. Самолет упал примерно в 500 метрах от посадочной полосы в аэропорту Амстердама и раскололся на три части, но пожара при аварии не возникло.
Российских граждан на борту самолета не было.
Согласно последним данным, в результате авиакатастрофы
погибли девять человек, а 84 были ранены. Из них 25 госпитализированы в особо тяжелом состоянии. Трое  погибших – члены экипажа самолета (пилоты и стажер).
Причина авиакатастрофы в Амстердаме пока неизвестна. Она не была вызвана ни погодными, ни техническими причинами, сообщило Управление гражданской авиации Турции. Представитель нидерландского Национального координатора по борьбе с терроризмом заявил, что ничто не говорит о том, что причиной авиакатастрофы является террористический акт.
По словам одного из летчиков, ставшего свидетелем катастрофы в аэропорту Амстердама, речь идет не о падении "Боинга", а о "контролируемой аварийной посадке". По его мнению, пилот направил самолет на распаханное поле того, как неожиданно резко упала тяга двигателей.
Один из очевидцев, также рассказал, что "Боинг" шел на посадку, но в какой-то момент оказался на слишком малой высоте и, чтобы не попасть на автостраду, попытался вновь набрать высоту. Однако у самолета уже была слишком недостаточная скорость, и поэтому он резко пошел вниз, не долетев до взлетно-посадочной полосы. Пассажир, находившийся на борту самолета, сообщил журналистам, что возможной причиной катастрофы "Боинга" могла быть турбулентность.
Эксперты полагают, что лайнер мог упасть из-за неправильной посадки: пилот «не попал на глиссаду» – траекторию снижения самолета. По словам эксперта, большего числа жертв удалось избежать благодаря тому, что самолет уже достаточно снизился. «Удар был не особенно сильным, поэтому топливные баки не взорвались и пожара не было».
По другой версии, топливо в баках самолета закончилось раньше времени. Из-за нехватки керосина Boeing и упал. Ее выдвинули сразу несколько голландских телеканалов, а также ряд турецких СМИ, однако представители Минтранса Турции поспешили опровергнуть эти сообщения, назвав их «спекуляциями».
Турски самолет катастрофира
в Амстердам


25.02.2009//09:31 по Гринуич
Холандия/Амстердам

Турски самолет със 135 души на борда се разби близо до амстердамското летище "Схипхол" и се разцепи на три части.
Девет души са загинали, а 84 са ранени.
Сред жертвите са двамата пилоти и пилотът-стажант. Състоянието на 25 от ранените е тежко, а други 6 са в критично състояние.
По неизвестни причини самолетът "
Боинг 737-800" на турската национална авиокомпания "Търкиш еърлайнс" е извършил принудително кацане в нива близо до летището.
Той се е разбил в нивата и се е разцепил на три части, но не се е възпламенил.
Според очевидци, минути преди кацането на борда на самолета е усетен много силен трус и според изказване на пътник, вероятно са попаднали в турбуленция, довела до катастрофата. Част от спасилите се са напуснали самолета през образувалите се цепнатини.
Потвърдено е от българското консулство в Амстердам, че на борда е имало поне един българин с местоживеене в Турция. Нашенецът, MERT CEM, се е отървал само с леко нараняване в глезена и не е приет за лечение в болница. В самолета е имало 128 пътници и седем души екипаж.
В оповестения списък на пътниците след турските граждани има най-много холандци, а също 7 американци, 3 британци и по един от Италия, Финландия, България, Германия и Тайван.
Самолетът с регистрационен номер
TC-JGE, изпълнявал полет KT1951 от Истамбул за Амстердам, но при опита да приземи в Амстердам нещо внезапно се е объркало. Разговорът воден между диспечерите и екипажа е спокоен и с нищо не подсказва последвалата трагедия.
Версиите относно причините за катастрофата са
много: турбуленция, сблъсък с птици, грешка при подхождане по глисадата, недостиг на гориво (обяснимо бързо отхвърлена от специалистите) и пр. Истината се надяваме да се разкрие след дешифровка на бордовите самописци и приключване на разследването.
Five killed in Ukrainian
cargo plane fire in Egypt


20.02.2009//02:18 GMT
Egypt/Luxor International Airport

An
Aerolift Antonov AN-12, registration S9-SVN freight flight LFT-1015 from Kisangani (Bangoka Airport) in the DRC, via a stop in Entebbe (Uganda) to Luxor in Egypt where it was supposed to refuel for the flight to Nikolyev in the Ukraine. The airplane was out of time. It was being ferried (without cargo) to Ukraine for its reparation. After refuelling the airplane caught fire and burned down while taking off Luxor, killing all 5 occupants.
According to the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority the airplane crashed about 700 meters off the runway at Luxor, while taking off from Luxor after being refuelled for the flight to the Ukraine. The plane was in the process of lifting off from the tarmac when it "slammed to the ground" and caught on fire, Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister Ahmad Shafiq said in a statement. The plane then slid off the tarmac and came to rest hundreds of yards from the runway where it was consumed in flames. The black boxes have been recovered.
According to Ukrainian aviation sources one engine caught fire, the fire quickly spread to the entire airframe.
All 5 crew (2 Belarus, one Russian and 2 Ukrainian citizens) were killed in the crash.
A source at Luxor Airport said, that the airplane had diverted to Luxor to refuel due to a fuel leak. Although the crew was aware of the risk of a fuel leak, they decided to takeoff again.
The crew was advised by mechanics to not take off before the damage was fixed, the commander however decided to depart despite the risk.

Aerolift was established in 1996 owned by Viktor Zelenyuk and Yevgeni Zacharov. According to the website of the company Aerolift  is the holding company for Aerolift Services (Pty) Ltd, Aerolift Congo SPRL, Aerolift British Virgin Islands, Aerolift Gibralter and Aerolift Sierra Leonne.
Катастрофа самолета Ан-12
в Египте


20.02.2009//02:18 по Гринвичу
Египет/ Луксор

20 февраля с.г. в 04:18 по местному времени, после взлета в аэропорту г. Луксор в момент набора высоты самолет
АН-12 (регистрационный номер S9SVN, рейс LFT 1015) с пятью членами экипажа на борту потерпел крушение. Согласно данным украинских дипломатов, разбившаяся машина принадлежала южноафриканской компании «Аэролифт». Самолет, летевший из Уганды в украинский город Николаев, совершил посадку в Луксоре. Дозаправившись, он вновь взял курс на пункт назначения, однако при взлете в 04.18 по местному времени (05.18 мск) машина упала с высоты трех метров на расстоянии 700 метров от взлетно-посадочной полосы, на пустынном месте сразу за забором аэропорта и загорелась.
«По всей видимости, пилоты не смогли оторвать машину от земли», - указали представители посольства Украины.
Самолет, у которого заканчивался ресурс, направлялся в Украину без груза на капитальный ремонт.
Между тем, по информации российских дипломатов, у Ан-12 произошла утечка топлива. Техслужбы аэропорта Луксор рекомендовали пилотам не взлетать до устранения неисправностей, однако командир корабля принял решение совершить вылет на свой страх и риск. На авиационных интернет-форумах пишут, что экипаж Ан-12 сообщал наземным службам, что у самолета проблема со вторым двигателем - «на запуске забрасывал температуру».
В результате катастрофы
погибли все пятеро членов экипажа, в том числе один россиянин, двое украинцев и двое белорусов (информация может быть неточной) : Юрий Бердыев, Виктор Ниверов, Владимир Лещинский, Николай Рукосуев и Юрий Матвейчук. Предположительно, Бердыев и Рукосуев - граждане Беларуси. По словам российского дипломата, тела сильно обгорели, и идентифицировать их очень сложно. Кроме того, в результате пожара сгорели все документы, находившиеся на борту самолета. Египетские власти проведут анализы ДНК останков жертв крушения. Представитель авиакомпании в настоящее время находится в Луксоре для содействия следствию и организации доставки тел погибших на родину. На месте крушения обнаружены его "черные ящики". Дешифровка будет произведена в лаборатории египетского министерства авиации. В настоящее время следователи при содействии пяти технических специалистов изучают обломки самолета. Пока озвучены несколько возможных причин: утечка топлива, некачественное топливо, ошибка пилота, неправильная загрузка и стая птиц.
Товарен самолет
погуби петима в Египет


20.02.2009//02:18 по Гринвичу
Египет/ Луксор

Самолет
Ан-12 с регистрационен номер S9-SVN, собственост на авиокомпанията „Аеролифт” базирана в Южна Африка, изпълнявал полет LFT-1015 от Кисангани (ДР Конго) през Ентеббе (Уганда) с презареждане в Луксор (Египет) за капитален ремонт, поради изтекъл ресурс и технически проблеми, в Николаев  (Украйна).
След дозареждането с гориво при излитането не успял да набере височина и от 3 метра паднал на полосата, плъзнал се, излязъл  от нея и се спрял на 700 м от края й, в пустинно място зад оградата на летището. Там бил обхванат от буйни пламъци тръгнали от един от двигателите му, но скоро разпространили се по целия му корпус.
Говори се, че самолетът имал утечка на гориво, а екипажът забелязъл и проблем с един от двигателите още на стоянката. Според летишните власти техниците на летището съветвали екипажа да не излитат докато не се отстрани проблема с утечката, но командирът на екипажа взел решение за излитане на своя отговорност.
В разразилият се пожар
загинали и петимата членове на екипажа, в това число руснак, двама белоруси и двама украинци. Телата им са така обгорели, че без ДНК експертиза разпознаването им ще бъде невъзможно. Намерени са бордовите самописци на самолета. Води се разследване на причините довели до трагедията. Назначената комисия работи по няколко вирсии: възможна грешка на екипажа, утечка на гориво, дозареждане с некачествено гориво, неправилно разпределяне на товара (предпалага се, че такъв въобще не е имало) и сблъсък с ято птици.
Light plane with 7 people on board missing in Venezuela

16.02.2009
*/Venezuela/from Karum to Bethel - A Venezuelan Cessna C-182N airplane, code YV2480, series number 182-60266, has been declared missing from the Authorities because has not reached its destination in Bethel, Bolivar State, South-East of Country. The airplane has taken off  morning, at 5:45 from the Santa Elena de Uairen's runway towards Karum village, South of Canaima, where it has landed at 7:15am, and then take off again ten minutes later towards Bethel, where it has never arrived.
From information obtained, it seems that on airplane were the pilot, Robert Norton, a man, a woman, an adult who accompanied a 14 year boy, and a woman who brought a child with her, about them are not specified the generalities. It seems that in the region there was bad weather.
The last radio communications have happened at 7:50 with a member of Adventist Church. The reports indicate that the communications were disturbed. Four planes and 3 helicopters were involved in the rescue opperation.
Nosegear of British Airways jet with 71 aboard collapes, sending plane scraping across tarmac

13.02.2009//20:00 GMT
UK/England/London city airport -
The nosewheel of a British Airways passenger jet collapsed with a loud bang as it landed Friday evening at London City Airport, sending the plane scraping across the tarmac with 71 people aboard, officials and witnesses said. All aboard escaped by emergency slides, but one person was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.
The plane was arriving from Amsterdam about 8 p.m. when the front landing gear failed and the front of the plane slammed onto the runway and skidded, officials and firefighters said. The airline said it did not yet know what caused the landing gear problem on the
Avro 146 RJ100 plane (G-BXAR) which had been carrying 67 passengers and four crew members. The government sent three investigators to the scene. There was a few scrapes and cuts due to hitting the asphalt.
In addition to the person who received hospital treatment, four others were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The east London airport's only runway was closed, forcing 11 flights to be diverted to other airports, officials said. The airport handles about 80,00 flights yearly, mainly domestic and European.

14.02.2009*/UK/England/Sandtoft - A pilot has died after his Robinson R22 helicopter crashed in a field during what is believed to be his first solo flight.
                  */South Africa/KZN/Cato Ridge airfield - A small Cessna-182P plane (ZS-BRU) crashed onto a slope at the Cato Ridge airfield
killing 1 and injuring 4 people on board, two of them critically.  The plane was operated by Kwikorp 82 CC / Skydive KZN.
                  */US/Okla./Tulsa airport - A single-engine Cessna plane crash-landed. The plane sustained damage to its front gear, wing and propellor.
                  */UK/Brimpton/Lower Wasing Farm -  A microlight plane crash-landed
injuring the pilot.
                 
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Kitty Hawk Aero Estate -  A gyroplane crashed on takeoff injuring slightly the pilot.
            
    */US/AK/Kotzebue Airport - CASA 212 Aviocar plane (N440RA), owned by Arctic Transportation Services, crashed on landing short of the runway.

15.02.2009
*/US/CO/Steamboat Springs Airport - Cirrus single-engine plane slid off the end of the runway Sunday at the airport. One person received minor injuries.
Самолет се разби в щата Ню Йорк,
50 загинали


13.02.2009//03:20 по Гринуич
САЩ/Буфало/Кларънс Център

В авиационна катастрофа в предградие на град Буфало, САЩ,
загинаха 50 души.
Самолет
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402 Q400 на Colgan Air, с регистрационен номер N200WQ, изпълнявал полет 3407 от Нюарк в щата Ню Джърси към международното летище Ниагара в град Буфало. С навлизането му в предградието Кларънс Център радиовръзката с него пропаднала и скоро той изчезнал от радарите. Телефонните позвънявания на очевидци потвърдили съмненията на авиодиспечерите, че самолетът е катастрофирал. Станало ясно, че самолетът се врязъл в къща и предизвикал огромен пожар. Притеклите се пожарникари и спасителни екипи няколко часа се борили с пламъците, докато успеят да ги потушат. Семействата от 12 къщи от засегнатия район били евакуирани. На борда имало 44 пътници, 4 души екипаж и пилот на авиооператора, който не бил на служба. В разрушената къща загинал един човек, а майка и дъщеря се спасили като по чудо с леки наранявания. Намерени са бордовите самописци и са изпратени във Вашингтон за дешифриране. Води се усърдна работа по идентификация на жертвите и за това  списъка на пътниците не се обявява официално от авиокомпанията. Засега няма данни за загинали българи. Знае се, че една от жертвите е Beverly Eckert от Стамфорд, щата Кънектикът – вдовица - чиито съпруг загинал в една от кулите на Търговския център при терористичната атака на 11.09.2001.
Разбилият се самолет е нов, произведен на 12.04.2008, като същия месец е постъпил и за експлоатация в Colgan Air. Преди катастрофата не са подавани в контролната кула тревожни съобщения и сигнали от екипажа. Командирът на друг полет, намиращ се набизо, докладвал на диспечерите, че самолетът, с който са загубили радиосвръзка се измества от маршрута към летището.
Местното време на катастрофата било 22:20 ч. , като климатичните условия се характеризирали с лек снеговалеж и мъгла. Малко след трагедията поне два екипажа се оплакали от обледеняване в района за приближение за кацане. Според записа на бордовия самописец екипажът на полет 3407 също е коментирал силно облединяване на стъклото на кабината и крилата, като разговорът е воден точно преди катастрофата. Ето защо все повече се коментира версията, в която като възможна причина за катастрофата се посочва обледеняване на самолета с произтичащите от това гибелни последствия. Инструкциите изискват, според експертите, в такива условия да се премине на ръчно управление на полета, а самолетът е бил в режим на автопилот.
В авиакатастрофе под Буффало
погибли 50 человек


13.02.2009//03:20 по Гринвичу
США/Буффало/Кларенс Центр

В авиакатастрофе в пригороде американского города Буффало
погибли 50 человек. На борту самолета находились 44 пассажира и четверо членов экипажа. На борту был также и другой пилот компании Colgan Air, которого в этот день был выходной. Кроме того, погиб один человек, находившийся в момент катастрофы на земле.
В пятницу утром в 06.20 мск в пригороде Буффало Кларенс Центр разбился самолет
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402 Q400, бортовой номер N200WQ. Федеральное управление по гражданской авиации США и власти штата Нью-Йорк подтвердили гибель всех людей, находившихся на борту самолета. Трагедия произошла в десяти километрах от международного аэропорта Буффало Niagara International Airport. При падении самолет протаранил один из домов, который в результате происшествия загорелся. Пожарным потребовалось несколько часов, чтобы локализовать пожар, возникший при крушении.
Самолет авиакомпании Colgan Air выполнял
рейс 3407 и направлялся из города Ньюарк (штат Нью-Джерси) в Буффало. В пригороде Буффало, по неизвестной причине незадолго до катастрофы не выходил на связь с аэропортом. Согласно данным диспетчеров аэропорта Буффало, после того как им не удалось выйти на связь с экипажем самолета, они попросили выяснить его координаты у экипажа другого самолета, летевшего рядом. По словам командира, Dash 8 "сместился с курса и летит явно не в сторону аэропорта".
По сообщениям американских СМИ, в районе аэропорта Буффало в момент крушения был туман и небольшой снегопад. Предполагают, что возможная причина катастрофы стало обледенение самолета.
Найдены самописец параметров полета и речевой самописец, которые будут доставлены в Вашингтон для изучения.
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    February 2009  
06.02.2009*/Australia/NT/Darwin Harbour/200m off shore at East Point - The pilot of a light aircraft in northern Australia was forced to make an emergency landing in water after suffering engine trouble on take-off. He landed the Piper Chieftain plane (VH-TFX) in shallow waters after realising he would not make it back to the airport. Mr Bolle and his five passengers were able to wade safely to shore.
                  */US/Tenn./Crossville Memorial Airport - A small one-engine plane crashed near the Crossville Memorial Airport, because of engine trouble during take-off.
The pilot was slightly injured.
Plane crashes with 28 aboard;
24 dead, 4 survivors

07.02.2009//17:50 GMT
Brazil/AM/Manacapuru river


A small plane headed to the jungle city of Manaus crashed Saturday in Brazil's Amazon with 28 people on board. Four survivors have been found.
The plane, operated by
Manaus Aerotaxi company,  was being used as an "air taxi" to ferry passengers between cities in the thick jungle when it crashed into the Manacapuru river about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state.
Rescuers were at the scene and were searching for survivors, but so far just the four have been found.
"The survivors said they saw one of the plane's motors stop," Daniel Guedes, a police official in the city of Manacapuru near the crash site, told.
The plane had left the city of Coari, 225 miles (360 kilometers) southwest of Manaus. The flight's destination was Manaus.
A spokeswoman for Brazil's Civil Aeronautics Agency -- known as ANAC -- in Brasilia gave the plane's tail numbers as
PT-SEA. According to ANAC's Web site, the plane with that tail number is an Embraer EMB-110P1 model, a small twin turbo-prop plane that carries up to 21 people.
Brazil's Center for Investigation and Prevention of Flight Accidents, or Cenipa, said the pilot had tried to turn the plane around near the site of the crash.
"The plane lost radio contact near the city of Manacapuru, but had indicated that it was turning around and returning to Coari," said a Cenipa spokeswoman. "The pilot gave no reason for the action." The spokeswoman said the area where the crash occurred had seen rainy conditions throughout the day. Brazilian aviation officials, said the pilot reported to air controllers in Manaus shortly before the crash that the plane had encountered driving rain.
The Cenipa official said the four survivors were in good condition. The plane was full of members of one family heading to Manaus to celebrate a relative's birthday.
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The Embraer EMB-110P1 plane (PT-SEA) that crashed into the waters of Manacapuru river, about 80 kms from Manaus, Brazil.

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Самолет потерпел крушение
в Бразилии, 24 погибли

07.02.2009//17:50 по Гринвичу
Бразилия/ Манакапуру

Небольшой самолет, на борту которого находились 28 человек, потерпел крушение в 80 километрах от cтолицы бразильского штата Амазонас - города Манаус.
По данным бразильского центра авиационной безопасности и контроля за движением воздушных судов (Cindacta), пилот лайнера
Embraer 110 (PT-SEA) сообщил авиадиспетчерам о сильном дожде на подлете к Манаусу и намеревался вернутся в аэропорт вылета в населенном пункте Коари. Однако по неустановленной причине он не смог звершить маневр, и самолет упал в реку в 500 метрах от взлетно-посадочной полосы.
Прибывшим на место происшествия пожарным удалось спасти четырех пассажиров.
Число жертв 24. На месте ведутся поисково-спасательные операции.  
Самолет принадлежал авиакомпании
Manaus Aerotaxi.
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Бразилия/ Манакапуру

Самолет
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante, с бордови номер PT-SEA на авиокомпанията за вътрешни превози Manaus Aerotaxi се разби при полет в сложни метеорологични условия (проливен дъжд и намалена видимост) по маршрута от Коари за Манаус в района на селището Сан Антонио намиращо на 5 мин път до град Манакапуру в щата Амазонас, Бразилия, и на 78 км от столицата на щата - Манаус.
От намиращите се на борда 28 души, в това число 26 пътници и двама пилоти,
загинали са 24 души, а 4 успели да се спасят и са в сравнително добро състояние. Самолетът се забил в река  Манакапуру, само на 500 м от летището на град Манакапуру. Малко преди катастрофата командирът на екипажа се свързал с контролната кула в Манаус и докладвал, че има проблеми и решава да се завърне на летището в Коари. Оцелелите разказват, че един от двигателите отказал преди инцидента. Те се намирали в задната част на самолета и след падането му в реката успели до отворят най близката врата и да доплуват до брега. Сред оцелелите е и деветгодишен малчуган. Повечето от пътниците били близки и роднини от една фамилия, които отивали да посетят друг свой роднина в Манаус за рождения му ден.
След сериозни усилия и с помощта на понтонен кран на фирмата Петробраз, специализирана в прокарването на нефтени и газо- тръбопроводи, спасителните екипи са успели да изкарат на сушата корпуса на самолета и телата на загиналите, сред които са и 5 деца.
Самолетът EMB-110 е с капацитет да превозва до 21 души, като в това число са и двучленния екипаж. Експерти смятат, че
претоварването на самолета също е допринесло за трагедията, като пресмятат че нормите му за тегло при излитане са надвишени в случая с 800 кг.
„Това е истинска лудост! Пилотът е длъжен да се отнася с респект към инструкциите и предписваните норми отнасящи се до безопасността на полетите!” – емоционално коментира един от разследващите.
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08.02.2009*/US/NY/Livingston County/Geneseo-Lakeville - A Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche plane (N10JR) crashed on takeoff. The pilot reported that one of the engines lost power.
                  */Switzerland/ Solothurner Jura/ Rotlach - A Mooney plane crashed in rough terrain while en route
injuring the pilot.
                 
*/Afghanistan - An Air Force Special Operations MQ-1 Predator assigned to Cannon Air Force Base crashed Sunday in Afghanistan, according to an Air Force Times report. The unmanned plane, assigned to the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., was lost over southern Afghanistan about 11:35 a.m. local time.
                  */US/CA/San Mateo County/Mussel Rock -
A body of a paraglider was found by a fisherman in the ocean.  The victim was later identified as Rollan Kim, 46, of Palo Alto.
6 Americans Lost In Small Plane Crash
Cessna Goes Down Off Puerto Rico; Hope Dims For Survivors As 2 Bodies Found

08.02.2009//22.51 GMT
Puerto Rico/off the northwestern city of Quebradillas - Debris littered the sea off the northwestern city of Quebradillas, where witnesses reported an explosion as the single-engine plane went down Sunday evening. The privately owned
Cessna 206H plane (N118ME) was flying from La Romana, Dominican Republic, to San Juan, according to Luis Luhring, president of the plane's charter company, Tropical Aviation Corp. Among the passengers was Ralph Christiansen, an executive at the Puerto Rican insurance broker Marsh Saldana Inc. Christiansen had traveled to the Dominican Republic for business. The pilot and all five passengers were identified as U.S. citizens. All of them died in the crash.
Photo: Luis Cabrera
09.02.2009*/Mexico/Chihuahua/Guadalupe y Calvo/Tamborcillo community - A small plane crashed on Monday in northern Mexico, killing three people aboard the aircraft. The plane fell near a runway and evidence indicated that strong winds had blown the aircraft off course during a landing attempt.
                  */New Zealand/Abel Tasman National Park - An ultralight plane crashed
killing the 2 occupants on board. The two men, one local who police have named as Alex Charles from Motueka, and the other, a Dutch tourist, took off in the microlight from Motueka on Monday afternoon on a sight-seeing tour over Takaka but did not return.
                  */Cyprus/Limassol/Akrotiri -
Two British Royal Air Force pilots were injured after ejecting from their Harrier jet on Monday at Akrotiri base near the southern coastal town of Limassol in Cyprus, a military official told AFP. The incident happened during a 20 Squadron training exercise over Akrotiri, the largest RAF base outside Britain. the aircraft hit the runway and burst into flames.
Four killed in mid-air plane crash

11.02.2009
UK/Wales/Kenfig Reserve near the seaside resort of Porthcawl - Two teenage air cadets, who were also
cousins, have been killed alongside their RAF instructors in a mid-air plane collision in South Wales. The girls and their tutors died when the two aircraft they were in crashed above sand dunes near Porthcawl. It is thought the twin-seater Grob Tutor T.1 planes clipped each other's wings.   The accident happened less than half an hour after the group set off on a round trip from nearby RAF St Athan, in the Vale of Glamorgan. The "flight experience" was designed to give the girls a taste of being in a light aircraft. The planes came down at two separate sites, with at least one of them on fire. Those who died were two members of the RAF and two Air Training Corps cadets.
THE mother of one of the girls killed in yesterday's double RAF plane crash had already suffered the death of two of her children, it emerged today. Cousins Nikkita Marie Walters, 14, and Katie-Jo Davies, 13, both pupils at Tonyrefail Comprehensive School, perished alongside their RAF instructors, Hylton Price, 63, from Bridgend, and 24-year-old Andrew Marsh, from Penarth, when two RAF Grob Tutor training aircraft collided over Kenfig nature reserve, near Porthcawl, on Wednesday morning. Today it emerged that Ridgena Mills, Katie-Jo's mother, had already lost a daughter to leukaemia, while her son had died from cot death.
Debris from the wreckage was strewn across a wide area. A full investigation has been launched by the Air Accidents Investigation Board, South Wales Police and the Ministry of Defence.
Investigators at the crash scene near Porthcawl
12.02.2009*/Switzerland/St. Moritz-Samaden Airport (SMV) - Dassault Falcon 100 plane (VP-BAF), operated by Laret Aviation, crashed on landing killing the 2 occupants on board.
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Partial list of victims of Flight 3407

The wreckage of Continental flight 3407 lies amid smoke at the scene after crashing into a suburban Buffalo home and erupting into flames, killing all 49 people aboard and at least one person on the ground.
The 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft, registered on April 12, 2008, was delayed almost two hours before departing Newark, N.J. (AP)
Plane crash near Buffalo kills 50

13.02.2009//03:20 GMT
US/NY/Buffalo/Clarence Center

A commuter aircraft crashed as it was preparing to land in Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday night, killing 50 people, including the widow of a man killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, according to reports.
Continental Connection
Flight 3407 from Newark, N.J., to Buffalo was operated by Colgan Air, a unit of Pinnacle Airlines.
The crash occurred around 10:20 p.m. as the plane was approaching Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing 49 people on board and one person on the ground. There were 44 passengers, 4 crew-members on board and an off-duty airline pilot, Captain Joseph Zuffoletto, as well as.
Colgan Air said the crewmembers on board the flight were Captain
Marvin Renslow, First Officer Rebecca Shaw, and flight attendants Matilda Quintero and Donna Prisco.
The plane was a 74-seat turboprop,
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402 Q400 (Dash-8) with registration number N200WQ, made by Canadian-based Bombardier Inc.
No distress call
Laura Brown, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said there was no distress call in the seconds before the crash. "It just dropped off the radar," she said, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Erie County executive Chris Collins had said at a news conference earlier that the plane, Continental Airlines Flight 3407, crashed about five minutes before it was due to land. About a dozen houses were evacuated, and a limited state of emergency was declared, he said.
Ted Lopatkiewicz, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said that the plane went down in light snow, according to the Times report.
9/11 connection
One of the victims of the crash was the widow of a man killed in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Buffalo News reported.
Beverly Eckert had been traveling to Buffalo for a celebration of what would have been her husband's 58th birthday, relatives told the paper. Eckert's husband, Sean Rooney, was in the south tower of the World Trade Center when it collapsed.
Ice concerns
After the accident, at least two pilots were heard on air traffic control messages saying they had been picking up ice on their wings. "We've been getting ice since 20 miles south of the airport," one said.
Ice on the wings of a plane can alter aerodynamics and interfere with lift and handling. In general, smaller planes like the Dash 8, which uses a system of pneumatic de-icing boots, are more susceptible to icing problems than larger commuter planes that use a system to warm the wings. The boots, a rubber membrane stretched over the surface, are filled with compressed air to crack any ice that builds up.
Black boxes recovered
Federal investigators Friday retrieved the "black boxes" — the flight data and cockpit voice recorders — that could shed light on what went wrong, but they said the smoldering debris was still too hot to remove bodies. The recorders were on their way to Washington for examination.
The Department of Homeland Security said there was no indication of terrorism.
The 74-seat Q400 Bombardier aircraft, registered on April 12, 2008,
was delayed almost two hours before departing Newark, N.J.
Colgan Air operates feeder flights for larger airlines, including Continental Airlines Inc.  Colgan was launched in 1991 as a regional airline with headquarters in Manassas, Va., according to its Web site. It was acquired by and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Colgan Air operated 38 SAAB 340 and 15 Q400 aircraft as of Jan. 1. It has more than 1,300 employees. In 2007, Colgan flew 2.5 million passengers, according to its Web site.
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The wreckage of the UH-1H helicopter crashed on 15 February.
Helicopter Crash Kills 13 in Chile

15.02.2009/19:05 GMT
Chile/Region del Maule/near Chanco

Thirteen people, including a dozen firefighters, aged around 18 to 25, were killed Sunday when a helicopter crashed in a region of south-central Chile that is grappling with a rash of forest fires, regional authorities said.
The helicopter
Bell UH-1H-BF Iroquois with registration CC-CBW and c/n 10810, which belongs to Flight Service and was rented by Celco, a forestry company that is owned by the conglomerate Empresas Copec, crashed in the Maule region about 185 miles south of Santiago, the capital.
A firefighter who went to the scene said that he and his team found two bodies about 50 yards from the wreckage. Parts of the helicopter were still burning, he said.
The National Forestry Corporation, Chile’s equivalent of a National Park Service, said the firefighters had been on their way to put out a fire at a eucalyptus plantation when the helicopter crashed.
The pilot,
Canala (39), had been granted permission to work on the firefighting detail before he went to his next assignment at the Chilean air force war college, El Universal said.
Previously, he served as pilot for Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, flying his last mission for her to Brazil and back in December. Before that, Canala was the co-pilot for President Ricardo Lagos, who served from 2000 to 2006.
An emergency official said that there was a dense mist in the area and that there was light rain at the time of the crash.
The wreckage of the UH-1H helicopter crashed on 15 February.
17.02.2009*/US/AK/Soldotna - Beech 65-A90-1 plane (N418SP), owned by Missionary Aviation Repair Center, crashed on landing.
                  */Poland/50 kms W of Wroclaw/Jaroslaw - Rescue helicopter
Mi-2 plus of the Polish Medical Air Rescue has crashed in Jaroslaw (Poland) during flight to the road traffic accident. Weather was poor at the time (dense fog with visibility limited to 10 m, snowfall reported). Pilot and paramedic died at the scene, the only survivor, a doctor has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
All 18 survive helicopter crash off Scotland

18.02.2009
//UK/off Scotland/near ETAP Field - All 18 people on a helicopter which ditched in the North Sea last night were saved in a dramatic rescue that coastguards have compared to the "miracle on the Hudson" in New York last month.
An
Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma 2 helicopter with registration number G-REDU and c/n 2690 carrying workers to a BP oil production platform went down 125 miles (200 km) east of Aberdeen at 6.40pm in heavy seas and poor visibility. The aircraft landed just 500 metres short of the platform in a swell of up to 3 metres and in low cloud. People on board the oil platform raised the alarm when they saw it plunge horizontally into the water.
The helicopter, owned by
Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd which has a contract to ferry BP's oil workers to and from the mainland, floated because of air bags which inflated on impact with the water, and the 16 passengers and two crew escaped into two inflatable life rafts which they linked together. Rescuers rushing to the scene saw life jacket lights in the water and three flares alight. Signals were also picked up from locator beacons in the passengers' life jackets.
A Nimrod aircraft was dispatched by the Air Rescue Co-ordination Centre at RAF Kinloss to help in the search, along with a rescue helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth .
Another helicopter from Bond, based on a nearby rig, arrived to winch three of the crew to safety on the Etap rig for which they were originally heading. The downdraft proved too strong to rescue the remaining 15 and a lifeboat was sent from a nearby supply ship, Caledonian Victory, and the rest were taken there, with minor injuries.
The Bond Offshore Super Puma helicopter ditched in the cold waters of the North Sea. (Photo: RAF)
The Bond Offshore Super Puma helicopter ditched in the cold waters of the North Sea. (Photo: RAF)
Black day for the Colombian aviation

18.02.2009

1. At least eight people were injured when a tear gas grenade accidentally exploded inside a police DC-3 airplane (PNC-0211), causing the aircraft to break in two, at the Medellin airport in northwestern Colombia, police said Wednesday. The plane was scheduled to transport 27 officers to western Choco province. The explosion occurred at 3:10 p.m. (20:10 GMT) at the Olaya Herrera airport in Medellin, capital of Antioquia province, after the aircraft arrived from Bogota to pick up the anti-riot officers and take them to Choco. To conduct the investigation into the incident, Gens. Guillermo Aranda and Alvaro Caro Melendez, the country's anti-drug inspector and director, were dispatched to Medellin.
“According to the first medical evaluations, four of the injured, who were taken to the Medellin Policlinica and the Clinica de las Americas in that city, had serious injuries, while the other four only showed symptoms of being dazed,” said Gen. Rodriguez, the commander of the Medellin police.
The plane was going to transport officers with the Mobile Anti-riot Squadron, or Esmad, to Quibdo, the capital of Choco, where on Thursday a civil strike is planned, police said.
The accident forced the temporary shutdown of operations in the terminal area, which is located in the Medellin urban zone.
Photo: AFP
2. The incident came hours after five Colombian air force personnel died when their plane crashed on a training flight in a rural portion of central Caldas province, about 8 a.m. local time (13:00 GMT).
That plane, a retrofitted
Douglas AC-47, which was being used as a so-called “ghost plane” for undercover operations and reconnaissance flights against the drug traffickers and leftist rebels, burst into flames on impact.
The airplane had taken off from an army airport in Puerto Salgar, Cundinamarca to perform a training mission, but crashed because of mechanical failure, authorities say.
The airplane, an AC-47 (
FAC-1670), crashed in a village called El Purnio, no more than 5 mile from the Palanquero-German Olano airbase.


The wreckage of the so-called “ghost plane”, AC-47 (FAC-1670).
A tear gas grenade accidentally exploded inside a police DC-3 airplane, causing the aircraft to break in two, at the Medellin airport.
18.02.2009*/US/CA/Encinitas - A Robinson R22 rotorcraft (N588LE), landed hard on the beach and was damaged.
                  */US/CA/Turlock - A Cessna-152 plane (N48761), operated by Spring Aviation, flipped over on landing.
                  */Norway/Molde - A
Boeing 737-400, registration SP-LLA performing flight C0-845 from Gdansk (Poland) to Molde (Norway) with around 30 passengers, had just landed, arrived at the gate and shut the main engines down, when a massive fire was observed at the tail of the airplane. The crew activated the APU fire extinguishers and managed to put the fire out that way.
                  */Spain/Jerez de la Frontera airport - Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III plane (EC-IYU) made an emergency landing 2 miles from the airport.
The pilot was slightly injured.
                 
*/Mexico/Durango/Santiago Papasquiaro/Cienega de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe - A Cessna-182 plane (XB-KQM), operated by Servicios de Aviacion de Sinaloa, crashed on landing killing the 4 occupants.

19.02.2009*/Turkey/Istanbul-Atatuerk Int. Airport - During pushback meneuvre from its gate position, an Atlasjet Airlines plane somehow detached from the towbar. The A320 (reg. TC-OGJ) continue to roll rearwards at moderate speed for about 60 metres until it knocked down a lampost causing severe damage to its left inner stabilizer and tail cone. No injuries have been reported.

20.02.2009*/US/CA/Big Bear Lake - A small airplane crashed in a forested area.
                  */Japan/Kobe - A
Boeing 767-346, operated by Japan Airlines and with registration number JA8265, performing the flight JL-320/NU-320 touched down at Kobe, when parts of the left thrust reverser cowl broke loose and fell onto the runway. The airplane stopped safely. The runway had to be closed for 14 minutes to collect the debris, which was scattered along 100 meters.
                  */Japan/Chiba -
Severe turbulence
jolted a Tokyo-bound Northwest Airlines flight from the Philippines on Friday, injuring 50 passengers and crew members, a company spokesman said. Four passengers were hospitalized, including one person with a serious neck injury. The 46 others, including seven crew members, received light injuries. Turbulence hit the plane while it was circling off the coast of Chiba, east of Tokyo, about 30 minutes before landing at Tokyo's Narita airport. The plane suddenly descended, sending passengers without their seatbelts fastened lurching from their seats. The Boeing 747-400 plane was carrying 408 passengers and 14 crew members.
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20.02.2009//02:18 GMT - The plane was in the process of lifting off from the tarmac when it "slammed to the ground" and caught on fire, Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister Ahmad Shafiq said in a statement. The plane then slid off the tarmac and came to rest hundreds of yards from the runway where it was consumed in flames. 
20.02.2009*/Sri Lanka/Colombo - A Zlin Z-143 light-plane of the Tamil Tigers attacked the City of Colombo.This plane crashed into the government tax office and injuring 42 people, after was hit by anti-aircraft fire. The pilot died.
                 
*/Sri Lanka/Katunayake - A Zlin Z-143 light-plane of the Tamil Tigers attacked the City of Colombo with bombs, but changed course and shot down by anti-aircraft fire. The pilot died.
                 
*/US/Idaho/Caldwell - A 1958 Cessna 180 plane returning from a recreational flight over the Snake River when it lost power and crashed on approach injuring 2.
                 
*/US/FL/Pompano Beach - A plane crashed into a golf course lake at the end of a Pompano Beach Air Park runway shortly after takeoff. The pilot was not hurt.
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Rescue workers are seen near the wreckage of a Turkish Airlines aeroplane. 
(Photo: Toussaint Kluiters / AFP - Getty Images)


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27.02.2009*/Montenegro/Podgorica - A Montenegro Airlines passenger Fokker 100 jet has landed safely at Podgorica airport despite losing one of its wheels during takeoff.
                  */Poland/Kujawsko-Pomorskie/Szadlowice -
Mi-24 military helicopter crash kills 1 of the pilots, the other 2 occupants were seriously injured.
                 
*/Venezuela/Trujillo/ near San Miguel - Beechcraft 100 plane (YV2129) crashed killing 6 people on board, including the 2 pilots and 4 family members.

28.02.2009
*/US/CA/Sacramento County/near Rio Linda Airport - A 1966 Mooney M20E crashed shortly after  takeoff for a test flight. The 2 occupants were killed.
                 
*/US/LA/Livingson Parish County/NW of Hammond - A Cessna-182M plane (N91593) crashed killing 3 members of a Mississippi family.
                  */Ecuador/Pastaza/Puyo - A
Cessna-421 cargo plane crash kills the pilot.
                 
*/Mexico/Aguascalientes - A helicopter with 12  people on board crashed shortly after takeoff injuring 1 of the passengers.
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