|Грузовой самолет разбился в ДРК
ДР Конго/Исиро Матари
Грузовой самолет Антонов Ан-26 (9Q-CSA), принадлежащий авиакомпании Services Air, выполнял рейс Гома - Исиро. При заходе на посадку в Исиро (ДРК), в СМУ, на третьем заходе самолет столкнулся с землей на удалении 3 км от полосы, разрушился и загорелся. На борту находились 3 члена экипажа и 1 лоадмастер (из местных). Экипаж погиб. Лоадмастер получил ранения и был транспортирован в Бени, в госпиталь.
Экипаж - граждане России, все из Кирова.
КВС - Командир Краев Владимир.
2П - Командир Бортников Валерий.
Борт.инженер - Пестриков Валерий.
|Карго самолет се разби в ДР Конго
ДР Конго/Исиро Матари
Товарен самолет Антонов Ан-26, с бордови номер 9Q-CSA и принедлежащ на авиокомпанията Services Air, се разби при третия си опит да кацне в сложни метеорологични условия (СМУ) на летището в Исиро. Самолетът се разпаднал при удара в земята и възпламенил. Загинали трима (двамата пилоти и бординженера - руснаци от гр. Киров), а отговорника за товара, конгоанец, бил приет в местна болница със сериозни наранявания.
Самолетът изпълнявал полет от Гома за Исиро, като превозвал 7 тона пакети цигари.
По случая се води разследване за изясняване обстоятелствата и причините на катастрофата.
|Fatal cargo plane crash in DRC
DR Congo/Haut-Uele/Isiro Matari Airport (IRP)
A Congolese An-26 (9Q-CSA), belonging to Services Air, was destroyed when it crashed on its third attempt to approach for landing in bad weather to Isiro-Matari Airport.
The airplane was destroyed and burst into flames,
3 crew members (Russians) perished in the crash, one survivor ( a Congolese loadmaster) was brought to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The An-26 was carrying 7 tons of cartons of cigarettes on behalf of the SuperMatch company.
|Военен самолет се разби
в Индонезия, 98 са загинали
19.05.2009//23:30 по Гринуич
Индонезийски военно-транспортен самолет с 11 души екипаж и 99 пътници на борда е катастрофирал край град Мадиун, в източната част на остров Ява.
Загинали са 98 души, като 3 от жертвите са
обитатели на къщите, върху които е паднал самолета. Самолетът е превозвал военни и техните семейства, измежду които и десет деца. Сред жертвите е висш офицер, с ранг на генерал и съпругата му. За момента се съобщава, че са оцелели 15 души. Пет от тях са с тежки травми в областта на главата и в безсъзнание, а останалите са с по-леки наранявания.
Транспортният самолет С-130 "Херкулес", с бордови номер А-1325, е напълно разрушен, останала е само опашката. Летял е от столицата Джакарта за източната част на Ява. Засега не са ясни причините довели до трагедията, но очевидци на катастрофата споделят, че самолетът се е взривил и започнал да се разпада още във въздуха, секунди преди плановото му кацане на летището в местната авиобаза.
Това е втора тежка авиокатастрофа с военен самолет в рамките на 2 месеца. В началото на април, при друга авария с военен самолет загинаха 24 военни.
|Военный самолет разбился в
Индонезии, погибли 98
19.05.2009//23:30 по Гринвичу
С-130 Hercules, бортовой номер А-1325, направлявшийся из Джакарты в восточную часть острова, разбился близ города Мадиун в индонезийской провинции Восточная Ява. На борту самолета находились 99 пассажиров и 11 членов экипажа.
Погибли 98, а 15 были ранены. Трое из погибших находились на земле. Самолет рухнул на несколько домов.
Пока неясно, что стало причиной трагедии, однако, есть свидетельства, что самолет развалился на части и взорвался еще в воздухе.
К месту ЧП прибыли спасательные службы, специалисты продолжают извлекать тела погибших из-под обломков. Самолет практически полностью разрушен. ВВС Индонезии создали группу для расследования обстоятельств и причин трагедии.
|Indonesian plane crash kills 98
Indonesia/East Java/Magetan/Geplak village
An Indonesian military plane carrying troops and their families crashed into a row of houses and burst into flames Wednesday, killing at least 98 people, the latest in a string of accidents plaguing the beleaguered air force.
Black smoke billowed in the air as soldiers carried the injured past the burning wreckage of the C-130 Hercules - its tail resting upside down in a rice paddy and the rest of the fuselage scattered and charred.
The C-130 Hercules with identification number A-1325 crashed into a rice field, a few minutes before landing at Iswahyudi military airbase. The plane was carrying 110 passengers and crew including soldiers and their families, among them children. The Hercules was in a routine trip from Jakarta`s Halim Perdanakusuma airport to Iswahyudi airport in East Java, Makassar in South Sulawesi and the most-eastern province of Papua.
The dead victims included 11 crew members, a ranking Air Force officer, Air Commodore Harsono, and his wife, and three residents of Geplak village whose houses were hit by the ill-fated Hercules plane when it crashed.
Fifteen of the passengers and crew survived the crash. All of them were injured. Five of the survivors sustained serious head injuries and brain concussion.
Eyewitnesses spoke of a big explosion before the plane came down near the town of Madiun.
"I heard at least two big explosions and saw flashes of fire inside the plane," a man working in a nearby rice field said.
"The wing snapped off and fell to the ground," he said.
Another local said nuts and bolts also fell from the sky.
One survivor said it felt like the plane's engines just stopped and then the aircraft began to break apart in mid-air.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed his "deepest condolences" to the families of those killed but urged against jumping to conclusions about what caused the crash.
|Катастрофа на военен хеликоптер
във Венецуела, 17 загинали
03.05.2009//16:40 по Гринуич
Военен хеликоптер Ми-17-В5, с бордови номер
EV 08114, се е разбил близо до границата на Венецуела с Колумбия. Загинали са 16 военнослужащи и цивилен. Военните са патрулирали, когато са катастрофирали. Сред загиналите е и бригаден генерал.
Властите до момента не са коментирали причините за катастрофата. Президентът на страната Х. Чавес изрази своите съболезнования към близките на жертвите и подчерта: "Те умряха при изпълнение на задълженията си и служейки на отечеството."
|Военный вертолет разбился
в Венесуэле - 17 человек погибли
03.05.2009//16:40 по Гринвичу
Президент Венесуэлы Уго Чавес сообщил в воскресенье о крушении военного вертолета на границе с Колумбией, 16 военнослужащих и гражданское лицо погибли.
Авария произошла в воскресенье, когда вертолет Ми-17-В5 (EV 08114) совершал патрульный полет над границей с Колумбией. Все, кто находился на его борту, погибли. Среди жертв крушения - генерал ВС Венесуэлы.
О причинах происшествия не сообщается.
|17 Die In Venezuela
Military Copter Crash
Venezuela/Tachira/near El Alto de Rubio
Sixteen Venezuelan soldiers and a civilian were killed when a military helicopter crashed Sunday near the Colombian border, the state news agency reported. A brigadier general was among those killed.
The soldiers were patrolling the 1,400-mile border separating Venezuela and Colombia when the local military base lost contact with their Mi-17-V5 helicopter (EV 08114) shortly after midday. The helicopter crashed in a mountainous area called El Capote.
Two pilots and the entire crew were killed. Army Brig. Gen. Domingo Alberto Feneite Medina and Cristian Velazquez, a civilian, were among the victims, according to the state news agency.
The president Hugo Chavez sent condolences to the families of the victims during his weekly television and radio program.
"They died while they were on duty and serving the fatherland," he said.
Neither Chavez nor the Venezuelan military mentioned the cause of the crash.
|01.05.2009*/Costa Rica/near Cerro Chirripo (peak) - A Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter (TI-BBT) took off from Pavas airport around 09:45AM and ELT signal was received few minutes later. The main flight purpose was to photoshoot some private properties on sale near Chirripo Mt. Saturday Morning a flight from the Ministry of Public Security found the crashed helicopter, but could see no signs of life in the surrounding area. On board the private helicopter that crashed on Friday were 2 men, a Costa Rican pilot identified as Edgar Arguedas and apparently a Mexican citizen who has not yet been identified.
03.05.2009*/US/TX/Addison Airport - Beech 35-C33 Debonair plane (N528BM) crashed on takeoff injuring the 2 occupants on board.
*/US/WI/Cumberland Municipal Airport (KUBE) - An American AA-1 Trainer plane (N5905L) crashed in a field close to the airport. Pilot received minor injuries only.
|A Venezuelan Mi-17V5 military helicopter has crashed killing 17 people near the country's border with Colombia.|
|04.05.2009*/US/CA/El Cajon/Gillespie Field - An experimental plane made a hard landing and skidded off the runway at Gillespie Field.
The single-engine plane landed just after 10 a.m. The nose gear collapsed, and the aircraft slid into a ditch separating the airport's parallel east-west runways.
*/RU/Baltic Sea - Russian Navy Kamov Ka-27 helicopter contacted structures of new Russian warship "Yaroslav Mudryi" on landing, fell on the deck and then into the sea, where it sank. All occupants saved, according to doctors in good condition.
*/US/WA/Colfax - An agricultural Grumman G-164B AgCat plane (N6628Q) crashed and flipped over shortly after takeoff.
*/Canada/Quebec/Montreal/Yamaska River - A Cessna 150 plane struck a wire over the river before crashing and sinking. The instructor died, the student is missing.
05.05.2009*/India/Mumbai/Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB) - Air-India Airbus A-321' door was damaged when ground staff was trying to withdraw the aerobridge after passengers and crew had boarded Flight IC179. But instead of pulling backward, the aerobridge moved forward and damaged the Airbus A321 aircraft door.
*/Australia/WA/Springvale Station,50km N of Halls Creek - Two Robinson R22 Beta helicopters collided killing both pilots.
*/US/CA/San Diego county/Cleveland National Forest - A Marine Corps helicopter crashed in a remote section of a Southern California forest, killing its two experienced pilots, authorities said Wednesday. The AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing crashed shortly before midnight Tuesday in the Cleveland National Forest in eastern San Diego County, killing the only two people on board, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar said in a statement. The pilots were part of an air-combat unit that was preparing to go overseas, said Maj. Jay Delarosa, a Marine Corps spokesman. The helicopter was carrying live ordnance.
06.05.2009*/US/FL/Palm Beach/Lantana - Two people are dead after a single-engine Beech V-35 Bonanza plane crashed into an unoccupied aircraft on the ground at a south Florida airport. The crash happened Wednesday morning at Lantana Airport in Palm Beach County. It appears the plane lost power and was making an emergency landing when it struck the parked plane. The impact caused the landing plane to spin around and come to a rest underneath a storage trailer.
08.05.2009*/Saudi Arabia/Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH) - Saudi Arabian Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 plane (HZ-APW) landed on runway 15L, went off the runway and came to rest near taxiway G4. The right hand main gear collapsed.
09.05.2009*/US/NV/Douglas County/Gardnerville - A twin-engine Beechcraft BE95 plane (N1533Z) went down at 4:10 p.m., about 10 minutes after taking off from the nearby Minden Tahoe Airport. The four men and one woman aboard were pronounced dead at the scene about 50 miles south of Reno and three miles west of Gardnerville. Witnesses told authorities that the plane appeared to be flying normally before it nose-dived into the ground.
*/US/CA/San Diego County/Ramona - A homebuilt Bakeng Duce (BAE'-king DOOS') airplane (N86YP) went down in Ramona just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, while it was performing aerobatic maneuvers. The 2 occupants on board were killed.
10.05.2009*/US/AZ/Globe - A Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee plane (N8401W) crashed on landing due to crosswind. The 3 occupants on board were injured.
*/US/CA/near Oroville - A Cessna U206E Stationair plane (N1457M) made an emergency landing 6 miles away from Oroville Municipal Airport and It was damaged.
*/Switzerland/Geneva/over Alps - A Lufthansa passenger plane with 153 people aboard has been hit by turbulence; 12 passengers and 2 crew members hurt.
*/Moldova/Chisinau/Ketrosu - A MAI Aviatika-890 crop-dusting plane struck power lines and crashed injuring the pilot.
|Drug plane crashes in Honduras, 1 dead, 2 injured
Honduras/Isla de Utila/Utila
A BAe 3201 Jetstream-32 plane (YV1467) carrying drugs has crashed on one of Honduras' Caribbean islands, killing one man and injuring two others. The plane had apparently ran out of fuel on a dark, rainy night.
The plane registered in Venezuela was carrying around 3,300 pounds (1,500 kilograms) of cocaine when it crashed Sunday on Utila, one of the Bay Islands off Honduras' northern coast.
The plane was destroyed in the crash but did not catch fire. The pilot - Jeison Luis Fernando Sanchez (24) and co-pilot - Luis Ramirez Garcia (26) were injured, but survived. The passenger - Fernando Bejarano Hernandez (50) died in the crash.
The flight was detected by U.S. anti-drug radar when it entered Honduran airspace. It was the third such incident in Honduras this year.
|The wreckage of the crashed plane|
|Irkutsk Governor and three other people died in helicopter crash
Irkutsk/Malyshkin - Irkutsk Governor Igor Yesipovsky and three other people died when their helicopter crashed over the weekend in the Siberian region, authorities said Monday. The other victims were: The vice-president of the Irkutsk government - Mihail Stonda, the pilot - Victor Kunov, the bodyguard - Alexander Shostak.
Yesipovsky and the others took off on a private helicopter from Irkutsk late Saturday afternoon but did not return as scheduled, investigators said.
The wreckage of the U.S.-made Bell 407 helicopter (RA-01895) was found Sunday some 100 kilometers southeast of Irkutsk, the Investigative Committee said. The helicopter was new and had been "in good condition". It was sertificated on 06 May 2009.
The cause of the crash was unclear, and officials could not be reached for comment Monday, which was a national holiday. Possible causes include pilot error, poor weather conditions and technical failure, the Investigative Committee said Monday.
|The wreckage of the crashed Bell 407|
|Kenya's police boss escaped death
Kenya/Kapsabet - A split second decision by the pilot of a police helicopter to crash-land on buildings saved a high-powered team of top government officials, including Police Commissioner Hussein Ali and assistant minister Orwa Ojodeh.
The decision also averted a serious accident that may have killed people in a huge crowd that had just attended a public rally addressed by two Cabinet ministers in Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Kapsabet town. When he realised that the helicopter was losing power at a critical stage during lift off, Captain Patrick Mugane considered two quick options: To return to the stadium where a huge crowd had gathered and risk the possibility of crash-landing on people, or crash on buildings. He chose to land on the buildings in a prison farm and saved all 28 people on board and the huge crowd on the ground, which included Cabinet ministers George Saitoti and Chris Obure, among other dignitaries.
|24 crew and passsengers were injured, 4 of them seriously. Those that were seriously injured included assistant commissioner of police Mark Opiyo and 14 others who were taken to Eldoret’s Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital after receiving first aid at the Kapsabet District Hospital. The Mi-17 helicopter (5Y-UKW) developed a mechanical problem. This forced the pilot to crash-land, hitting Kenya Power and Lighting Company electric cables.
Later (18.05.) one of the injured in the crash, Mr Pius Ndwiga, died.
|12.05.2009*/US/OH/Mayfield/E of Cuyahoga County Airport - A Cirrus SR 22-G3 plane (N504MD) crashed shortly after take-off from Cuyahoga County Airport bound for Buffalo, killing the 2 occupants on board.
*/US/TX/Houston/Hobby Airport - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-3H4 plane (N371SW) with 52 on board suffered an incident on landing. Its right main landing gear caught fire during landing roll. Occupants evecuated using slides on left side. Two persons received minor injuries during the evacuation.
*/Papua new Guinea/Cape Byron/near Julian Rocks - Two hang-glider pilots reported missing near Cape Byron.
13.05.2009*/South Africa/KZN/Durban/Virginia Airport - A Robinson R-22 helicopter flipped over onto its side on takeoff. The helicopter blades were completely buckled because they took the full force of the impact upon the roll-over.
*/Canada/BC/Kootenay region/between Crawford Bay and Nelson - A single-engine Ercoupe from Cranbrook to Kelowna disappeared en route. The 83-year-old pilot who disappeared Wednesday while flying in the mountainous Kootenay region of southeastern B.C. has been found dead on 17.05. following a four-day search.
14.05.2009*/US/TX/Midland/Midland Airpark (KMDD) - A Grumman American AA-5B Tiger plane (N2268C) crashed into the airport fence during takeoff roll due to gusty wind.
*/South Africa/WC/Oudtshoorn airport - A training Jabiru J400 plane (ZU-DFP) crash-landed. A student pilot flips after first solo trip.
*/US/LA/Millhaven - Ayres S-2R-T Turbo Thrush plane (N223SB), operated by Brooks Flying Service, clipped a power line and crash-landed on railroad tracks. The pilot escaped with minor injuries.
*/India/Luni District/Kankani - An IAF MiG-27 jet crashed into a house injuring 7 people on the ground. The pilot ejected safely.
*/Afghanistan - A British Harrier fighter jet crashed in southern Afghanistan, injuring the pilot.
*/Guatemala/Guatemala City/La Aurora airport - Six people died in Guatemala City on Thursday when a Piper Aztec light aircraft (TG-ALD), owned by Aeroservicios Company and heading for Belize, crashed upon its departure from Guatemala City's La Aurora airport. Among the dead was Joseph Godoy, head of Guatemala City's urban planning and support fund. Other victims included the pilot and professors from a private educational institution, Universidad Franciso Marroquin. The plane took off at 2:42 p.m. local time, in a heavy rain, and then veered unexpectedly to the left, before crashing into a private house on the ground. No one was hurt on the ground, although the crash caused a fire at the house.
16.05.2009*/US/AK/Matanuska-Susitna/near Wasilla/Lake Lucille - A Piper Comanche appeared to blow its engine at about 11:40 a.m. and was forced to crash into Lake Lucille. The plane doesn't have floats and sank.
*/Turkey/Silivri/Canta - A Cessna-172 plane (TC-DBS) landed on a football pitch, but it turned upside down. The 2 pilots got minor wounds.
*/Turkey/Konya - Turkish Airlines A-320 airplane (flight TK-251) was hit by bird. It turned back and force landed. Two passengers were taken to the hospital cause of shock.
17.05.2009*/US/CO/near Denver - A medical Bell-407 copter (N911GX) was transporting a patient to Swedish Medical Center, south of Denver, when a bird struck the window, shattering it.
*/US/AZ/Maricopa County/near Rio Verde/Tonto National Forest - An ultralight plane crashed killing the 43-year-old pilot.
*/US/OR/Washington County/Hillsboro/Gales Creek area - A small plane flipped over while landing at a private strip, after veering to avoid a pickup truck.
19.05.2009*/US/PA/Gold Key Estates - A Piper Cherokee four-seater plane (N4130W) crashed, got stuck in trees at Gold Key Estates.
*/US/CA/Long Beach - At least three people died after two small planes collided in flight off the Southern California coast. The planes collided after taking off from Long Beach Airport. One plane, a Cessna-172, was occupied by a student pilot and a flight instructor. The other plane was a Cessna 310 twin-engine (N777AL).
*/US/FL/Miami International Airport (KMIA) - American Airlines Boeing 777-223 plane was onthe gate when a loader operator working for American Airlines loading luggage into the aircraft's hold accidentally fell from the loader onto the tarmac and died.
*/US/CA/off San Diego/near the Coronado Islands - The Navy HH60 Seahawk helicopter crashed into the ocean some 13 miles south of San Diego near the Coronado Islands. Three occupants killed and 2 other missing.
|Several witnesses said the plane split apart in the air following a loud explosion, The Associated Press reported. "One of the wings fell off," Agus Yulianto, a villager, was quoted as saying on the Web site of the newspaper Kompas. "Then the plane nose-dived into the houses."
Photo: Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images
|20.05.2009*/US/AZ/near Flagstaff - Mesa Airlines DeHavilland Canada DHC-8-202 (flight 2804) hit by turbulence while on approach to Flagstaff. Three persons on board were injured.
*/US/LA/Port Allen - A Cessna-150 L plane (N17214) crash-landed in a cane field injuring both occupants.
21.05.2009*/10:58 a.m local time//US/CA/Healdsburg - A Humboldt County man and an Oakland man escaped injury Thursday morning when their home-built, single-engine plane went down in a vineyard during takeoff from Healdsburg Airport. The Escapade plane (N29DY) descended to about 4 feet and its wheels caught a wire on one of the vines, spinning the plane around. One of the plane's wings was damaged.
*/4:55 p.m local time//US/CA/Healdsburg - A low-wing, single-engine Mooney (N4718H) that lost partial power just after taking off, ending up skidding on its belly in vineyards after just clearing a home and power lines south of the airport.
“It’s not normal,” said Sonoma County Sheriff’s Sgt. Randy Williams. “I’ve been in the sheriff’s office 14 years and this is the first time we’ve had two in a day.”
*/US/CA/Edwards AFB - A military Talon T-38 jet went down about 1:30 p.m. in the Mojave Desert. One crew member killed and the other one hospitalized.
22.05.2009*/US/WY/Cheyenne - A small plane crashed South of Cheyenne. Witnesses say the plane gradually descended and hit a fence before crashing into the ground.
*/Germany/Stuttgart - Echterdingen International Airport (EDDS) - DRF Eurocopter BK117B.2 (D-HUUU) was almost completely burned from the inside, when an acident happaned in a hangar. A paramedic (42), was reviewing an oxygen bottle when a unexpected flame came out of the bottle injuring the paramedic with serious burns.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Midrand/Grand Central Airport - A Vesta Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd training Robinson R-22 Beta helicopter (ZS-RHC) crashed on takeoff.
*/US/NV/Fallon - A small plane crashed while approaching the airport in the northern Nevada town of Fallon, killing the No. 2 officer at the local naval air station and his three young daughters. Cmdr. Luther H. Hook III, executive officer of the base, was killed when his twin-engine Cessna 320 (N320KP) crashed and burst into flames Friday night about a mile from the runway after a flight from Fresno, Calif. Also killed were the 44-year-old Hook's three daughters by a previous marriage, 15-year-old Kaitlyn Hook, 12-year-old Rachel Hook and 9-year-old Mackenzie Hook. A witness told authorities that the plane appeared to be in distress and maneuvering erratically shortly before the crash. The National Weather Service says wind was gusting up to 40 mph at the time in the town about 60 miles east of Reno.
*/Afghanistan/Tarin Kowt - Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brent S. Cole, 38, of Reedsville, W.Va., died when his helicopter went down in action. Cole was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Combat Brigade.
*/US/PA/Hanover - An ultralight plane (N56218) crashed on its approach killing the pilot.
*/Brazil/Bahia/Vitoria da Conquista - The Robinson R-44 helicopter (PR-NDF), crashed on the night of Friday of the Farm Quatis Fernandes, 3 km from the town of Simon. The aircraft exploded killing its two occupants.
|Fifteen killed in Brazil plane crash
Brazil/Bahia/Trancoso/Near Porto Seguro-Terravista Golf Club Airport - Fifteen people, including a prominent businessman, were killed when a plane crashed in a northeastern resort area of Brazil, officials said.
Eleven adults and four children died in the Friday accident. The crash occurred as the plane was approaching a runway near the resort town of Trancoso. The plane had originated in Sao Paulo.
The plane belonged to Roger Ian Wright, who was traveling with his family members. Wright, 56, was an ex-partner of Banco Garantia and owner of Arsenal Investimentos.
The plane was trying to land during a heavy storm. Moments before hitting the ground, the pilot reported that "visual and landing conditions were normal," according to a statement issued by the airport. The plane was reported to be a twin-motor King Air 350 with a registration number PR-MOZ. The plane left Sao Paulo at 6:31pm and crashed at 9:13 p.m.
|23.05.2009*/US/Okla./Skiatook - Only minor injuries have been reported after a small skydiving plane crashed in a field north of Tulsa.
The six people on board were able to walk away after the single-engine plane went down in a field near Skiatook High School on Saturday afternoon.
The plane lost power shortly after takeoff and struck some trees and power lines as the pilot landed it in the field.
*/US/AL/Limestone County/Decatur/near Pryor Field - A Tuscumbia man has died in a two-plane crash near Pryor Regional Airport. The pilot of one of the planes managed to land without injury at Pryor Field after the accident shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday. The pilot who died crashed with his RV-8 plane at the Calhoun Community College campus.
*/US/CA/Apple Valley - An experimental plane crashed on takeoff killing the pilot.
25.05.2009*/US/FL/Daytona Beach International Airport - An Aero Commander plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing the pilot and injuring the passenger, his son. The cause of the crash was an engine failure.
*/US/TX/Gillespie County/Fredericksburg - An ultralight plane (N600GB) crashed on a field killing the 2 occupants.
*/Netherlands/Midden-Zeeland Airport (EHMZ) - A glider (PH-664) crashed on landing killing 1 and injuring 1 on board.
*/Brazil/Sao Paulo - A Brazilian Airbus A330-200 jet liner (PT-MVN) traveling from Miami ran into rough turbulence, injuring 21 people on board. Passengers said the plane twice went into a sharp dive Monday night, slamming people into the ceiling of the cabin. Three people suffered broken bones. TAM flight 8095 landed safely in Sao Paulo about 30 minutes later, the airline said Tuesday. Three people remained hospitalized. TAM Linhas Aereas SA is Brazil's biggest airline.
26.05.2009*/Kenya/Hulugho - The military Hughes-MD500, registration number KAY 515, went down at 2.30 pm local time Tuesday while carrying three senior military officers including an army colonel and two pilots of the rank of major. The officers who sustained injuries were said to be on normal patrol. Intelligence sources confirmed that no explosion was heard when the aircraft crashed. They said that the chopper first hit a tree then rammed into a fence within the compound of the military camp. The Department of Defence yesterday said the chopper had crash-landed after developing a mechanical breakdown.
|28.05.2009*/France/Saint-Gatien des Bois - A small plane (HB-DGS) crashed injuring the 2 Germans on board.
*/US/UT/near Ogden-Hinckley Airport (KOGD) - A Maule M-5-210C plane (N315X) crashed shortly after takeoff injuring seriously the pilot.
*/UK/ West Sussex PO18 0/Westhampnett/Chichester/Goodwood Airport - As the Robinson R44 Clipper II helicopter (G-CLPR) took off a blade struck the ground and the Robinson ended up on its side. A man working in a nearby hanger was struck by debris and sustained serious leg injuries.
*/around 15:30 GMT//Nigeria/about 30 km N from Kaduna Military Aerodrome/Jaji - Nigerian Air Force Van's RV-6A Air Beetle plane (NAF 054) crashed killing both occupants on board.
29.05.2009*/Pakistan/Punjab province/ near Mianwali - A FT-7 fighter-trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force crashed 40 kilometres south of Mianwali while on a routine training mission, causing damage to three houses and injuring six civilians.
*/Australia/Victoria/Moorabbin airport - A Cessna-150 training plane (VH-EWN) ran off the end of the runway on landing and received minor damage.
*/Turkey/Nevsehir province/Cappadocia region - Hot air balloon collided with second balloon at a height of 50 metres during climb after lift off. Balloon descended rapidly to the ground. A British national has died and nine other UK tourists injured in a hot-air balloon crash during a trip in central Turkey. The pilot is also believed to have been injured.
*/US/TX/Wise County/Bridgeport - Two people were taken to the hospital Friday after an ultralight Chinook aircraft crashed in a vacant field while it was on a training flight.
*/Austria/at 1700 m alt. near Schwarzkogel - A "Diamand Twin Star" DA-42 plane (OE-FLL) crashed killing the pilot (41), his wife (39) and the four-year-old daughter.
*/US/VA/Clintwood - A MO-20 plane crashed in an wooded area killing the pilot.
30.05.2009*/US/FL/Sarasota - A 1974 172 Cessna plane crashed into a massive oak tree.
*/Germany/Rieschweiler-Muhlbach - A Gyrocopter crashed injuring the pilot.
*/Philippines/Bulacan province/near Plaridel - A training Cessna-152 plane (RP-C8203) in a rice field injuring both occupants.
*/US/TX/North Houston - A Cessna-177 Cardinal plane (N2872X) made an emergency landing on a street. It hit a pole and the right wing was damaged.
|31.05.2009*/UK/Northern Ireland/Cookstown - A microlight plane crash-landed in a field injuring both occupants.
*/US/WV/Preston County/Aurora - A Piper 22 plane (N4824A) went down and flipped over in a hayfield injuring the 2 occupants.
*/Germany/Brilon airport - A Krause Super Acro Sport plane (D-EIMK) crashed during an aerobatic demonstration. The pilot was seriously hurt.
*/US/Tenn./Greene County/Greeneville - A small plane (N250JP) crashed and burst into flames.
*/US/TX/Roanoke - An experimental plane (N59357) crashed in a field injuring seriously the pilot.
*/Switzerland/Vaud/Gryon - A glider crashed killing the pilot.
|PIA aircraft skids at Lahore airport
Pakistan/Lahore/Allama Iqbal International Airport
The crew of a PIA Pakistan International Airlines Aerospatiale ATR 42-500, registation AP-BHO performing flight PK-688 from Multan to Lahore (Pakistan) with 43 passengers and 4 crew, lost control of the airplane after touch down at at Lahore's runway 36R in high gusting winds, the airplane veered left off the runway, went across runway 36L and got stuck in soft ground. Seven passengers received minor injuries, the airplane sustained substantial damage. The landing gear suffered a malfunction after touch down causing the crew to lose control of the airplane. The airplane had been manufactured in 2007 and entered service with PIA on May 15th 2007.
|Main and nose gear collapsed while going over the ditch (Photo: Zain Maqsood)|