|МИД подтверждает гибель троих
россиян в авиакатастрофе в Конго
04.10.2007//09:40 по Гринвичу.
"По имеющимся на данный момент у посольства сведениям, в результате трагедии погибли трое граждан России: командир экипажа Баранник Валерий Петрович (г.Краснодар), второй пилот Старовойтов Сергей (г.Таганрог) и бортмеханик Бондарев Иван (г.Курск)", - говорится в сообщении МИД РФ. На борту самолета, осуществлявшего смешанный пассажирско-грузовой рейс, находились также пассажиры- граждане ДРК. По сообщению посольства России в Демократической Республике Конго, 4 октября недалеко от столичного международного аэропорта "Нджили" города Киншаса потерпел катастрофу самолет Ан-26, принадлежащий местной авиакомпании "Африка-1" и зафрахтованный авиакомпанией "Малила Эйрвейз". "При взлете у самолета отвалился правый винт. Пытаясь сманеврировать, самолет задел деревья, потерял крыло и упал на заселенную местность", - говорится в сообщении МИД РФ. Число погибших на борту и на земле - 51 , а еще 25 были ранены.
Из-за катастрофы Ан-26 в Конго уволен министр транспорта.
|Congo crash toll over 50,
but survivor found
Congolese President Joseph Kabila sacked his transport minister on Friday as the death toll from the latest air accident in the central African country rose to more than 50. But Democratic Republic of Congo's authorities announced that a Congolese mechanic aboard the Russian-made cargo plane that came down in Kinshasa on Thursday had survived the crash. Congo has one of the world's worst aviation safety records and Thursday's air disaster, in which an Antonov 26 plunged into a neighborhood of the sprawling riverside capital, was the latest and most deadly of a series of recent accidents. The Humanitarian Affairs Ministry raised its provisional death toll from the accident to 51 and said this could rise further. At least 25 people were badly injured, apparently all on the ground when the plane crashed into the neighborhood. The surviver was named as Dede Ngama and said he was recovering in Kinshasa's Roi Baudouin hospital. "He's alive and well. He's talking and he's even been on TV," added the ministry spokesman S.Kinyongo. The Russian captain - Barannik Valeriy Petrovich, co-pilot - Starovoytov Sergey and flight engineer of the plane - Bondarev Ivan were all killed. Congo's cabinet met on Friday to look at ways of toughening existing air safety regulations, including improved inspection and harsher penalties for offenders. At the crash site in the Kingasani neighborhood, police struggled to keep back onlookers and looters. Officers made several arrests of young men who tried to scavenge scrap metal, engine parts and valuables from the twisted, blackened wreckage. The twin-propeller aircraft had crashed onto houses in the Kingasani district shortly after taking off from nearby Ndjili international airport. Africa One is on the European Union's airline blacklist. All airlines certified by Democratic Republic of Congo authorities -- except for Hewa Bora Airways -- are banned from the EU.
|Товарен самолет Ан-26 се разби
на пазар в столицата на Д.Р. Конго
04.10.2007//09:40 по Гринуич
Товарен самолет Ан-26 с руски екипаж се разби на пазар в жилищен квартал до летището Нджили на конгоанската столица Киншаса при опит за излитане.
От 22-мата души на борда - 16 пътници и шестчленния екипаж, в самолета на частната конгоанска авиокомпания Африка уан е оцелял единствено бордният механик Деде Нгама- конгоанец. Има жертви сред местното население. Най-малко 30 са загиналите, по данни на мисията на ООН в страната.
Очевидец разказал, че районът на пазара бил пълен с хора в момента на инцидента. Самолетът изпълнявал карго-пътнически полет от Киншаса за Тчикара. След излитането не успял да набере височина поради авария с един от двигателите и опитвайки се да извърши принудително кацане закачил дървета, счупил крило и паднал на оживен пазар. Общото число но загиналите на борда и земята е 51, а още 25 били ранени. При инцидента
са загинали командирът на екипажа Баранник Валерий Петрович (гр. Краснодар), вторият пилот Старовойтов Сергей (гр. Таганрог) и бордовият механик Бондарев Иван (гр. Курск) - граждани на Русия.
Товарните самолети в Конго често са управлявани от опитни пилоти от бившите съветски републики, но самолетите са стари, зле поддържани и често се претоварват, отбелязват агенции. Миналата година Европейската комисия забрани достъпа до европейски летища на 50 авиокомпании от Конго, като общо в "черния списък" бяха 92 авиокомпании. Като мярка за недопускане на подобни инциденти
президентът на страната Ж. Кабила уволни транспортния си министър като неспособен да се справи със слабостите и да осъществи оздравителните реформи в авиационния сектор.
|Onlookers stand around the wreckage of a cargo plane, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, that crashed Thursday into a residential neighborhood, in Kinshasa, Congo.
(AP Photo/John Bompengo)
|04.10.2007*/RU/Kamchatka/Sobolevskiy/Ust'evoe, Mi-2 helicopter crashed into the Sea of Okhotsk killing 5 people.
*/US/Ark./Lake Ouachita/near the Brady Mountain Resort, a small plane crashed into the water injuring the pilot.
*/US/Ga/Long County, remote area south of Fort Stewart, a small plane crash kills a couple.
*/RU/Moscow/Vnukovo, UTair's An-24 plane was not able to takeoff because of a malfunction in one of the engines.
*/US/Wash./Seattle - A 3-year-old Tualatin girl who survived a deadly plane crash in Alaska this summer has died.
Allison Smith died Thursday morning at a Seattle hospital.
*/Firefighting plane crashed in Istanbul province
A firefighting plane-Canadair CL-215 (reg. I-SRME), operated for SOREM/Protezione Civile, crashed in a lake in Istanbul province of Turkey on Thursday at 16:30 GMT, injuring three crew members. The firefighting plane crashed during a reconnaissance flight in Lake Catalca Durusu some 20 meters off the shore and the three injured -- a Turkish, an Italian and a Greek -- were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. The Turkish member of the crew was under medical attention in Istanbul's International Hospital and he was in critical condition. The Italian and the Greek crew members were taken to Catalca State Hospital and their conditions were not critical.
05.10.2007*/US/Co/South San Juan Wilderness Area. A pilot, flight nurse and paramedic heading to Alamosa were killed after their medical plane, owned by Eagle Air Medical Ambulance, crashed in the rugged South San Juan Wilderness Area in southern Colorado Thursday night. The twin-engine Beech King Air C-90A disappeared from radar at about 11:23 p.m. Thursday at an altitude of 11,700 feet.
*/US/Ga/Baker County, Bellanca plane ( reg. N2599F ) crashed killing the student pilot - Kyle Boss (22).
06.10.2007*/US/MI/St. Joseph, a small plane crashed into Lake Michigan.
07.10.2007*/US/OH/Mount Vernon/Wynkoop Airport, an ultralight plane crashed on landing kiling the pilot.
*/US/Mont./20 mls SW of Ekalaka. The twin-engine Cessna 310 was flying from Bozeman to Baraboo when it crashed at about noon Sunday, killing both occupants (a man and a woman) on board.
*/22:40 GMT//US/Virgin Islands/Saint Croix, BE-55 plane crash kills the pilot.
08.10.2007*/US/Mo/Festus Memorial Airport, Piper PA-28 plane crashed injuring the pilot. A month later he died.
*/01:40 GMT//Venezuela/9 km from Santo Domingo Airport. Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II plane
(reg. XB-KKU) contacted a tree and crashed on approach to Santo Domingo Airport killing both crew-members on board.
|Army helicopter escorting
Musharraf crashes in Azad Kashmir; four including brigadier killed
An army helicopter accompanying President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to quake-hit Azad Kashmir crashed in flames Monday during landing, killing four people on board. Army’s chief spokesman Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad termed it as a “technical fault.” The army Puma helicopter was one of three choppers that took Musharraf and aides to Azad Kashmir on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Oct. 8, 2005, earthquake that killed nearly 80,000 people. Arshad said Musharraf had already reached his destination when the accident occurred. State television later aired footage of him touring the quake zone Monday. The fatalities included a cameraman for state-owned Pakistan Television, a military intelligence brigadier and two soldiers, officials said. The president's spokesman, Maj-Gen (Retd) Rashid Qureshi, suffered a burned right hand but was in stable condition, they said. The helicopter went down on the outskirts of Mujhoi, a village 20 kilometers south of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir. Hundreds of villagers and scores of soldiers swarmed around the smouldering helicopter wreckage, 100 meters from Jhelum River. Part of the chopper's tail jutted above the crowd. At least four ambulances, sirens wailing, left the scene carrying injured people. Witnesses said the helicopter's engine was on fire before it hit the ground but there was no indication it had come under fire. Minutes before, two other helicopters flew past the village, they said. Naseer Ahmed, a resident, said the noise of the engine suddenly grew louder and the pilot found level terrain on the outskirts of the village for an emergency landing. He said several passengers jumped from the chopper before it hit the ground and exploded into flames. He said he helped drag bodies out of the burning chopper. Maj-Gen Arshad said the helicopter made a crash landing in the Jhelum Valley due to a technical fault. Security was tight in Muzaffarabad on Monday morning, restricting residents' movement in anticipation of Musharraf's arrival to the city, about 100 kilometers northeast of Islamabad. //Dawn
|Oct. 8: Pakistan army troops surround the wreckage of a crashed helicopter in Mujhoi, about 12 miles south of Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan's Kashmir. One of three helicopters escorting President Gen. Pervez Musharraf crashed in Pakistan's portion of Kashmir, killing four soldiers. The president was unhurt.|
|В Пакистане разбился
По меньшей мере четыре человека погибли и еще четыре получили ранения в результате катастрофы военного вертолета в Пакистане, сообщил официальный представитель пакистанской армии генерал-майор Вахид Аршад.
По его словам, вертолет находился в эскорте сопровождения "высокопоставленного лица". Он не сообщил конкретно, кого сопровождал этот экипаж.
Ранее агентство Ассошиэйтед Пресс сообщило со ссылкой на представителей пакистанского командования, что разбившийся вертолет сопровождал президента Пакистана Первеза Мушаррафа.
Пакистан в понедельник отмечает вторую годовщину разрушительного землетрясения, происшедшего 8 октября 2005 года. Группа правительственных чиновников, в том числе и президент страны, в настоящее время посещают пострадавшие от стихии районы, в одном из которых произошла катастрофа вертолета.
По данным представителя пакистанской армии, среди погибших только военнослужащие.
|В Пакистан се разби
Военен вертолет Пума от ескорта на президента на Пакистан ген. Первез Мушараф катастрофира в Мужхой, на около 20 км южно от Музафарабад, столицата на пакистански Кашмир.
Загинали са 4 души: фоторепортер от държавната телевизия, бригаден генерал от разузнаването и двама войника, други 4 военнослужащи са ранени. Вертолетът имал технически проблем с двигателя, съдейки по звука му. Очевидци казват, че видели двигателя в пламъци преди машината да падне. Авария, а не вражески огън, е вероятната причина за катастрофата, смятат всички. Пилотът се опитал да приземи вертолета принудително. Няколко пътници скочили от него преди да се удари в земята и взриви. Стотици селяни и десетки войници се натрупали около обвитите в пушек останки на хеликоптера опитвайки се да помогнат на пострадалите. Четири линейки с виещи сирени напуснали мястото на инцидента, отстоящо на 100 м от река Джелум, бързайки към най-близките болници.
Минути преди трагедията, други два вертолета от ескорта прелетели над селото. Президентът Мушараф и съпровождащите го се намирали на обиколка в района по случай втората годишнина от земетресението на 08.10.2005 г. отнело живота на близо
80 000 души. Президентът се намирал в друг хеликоптер и не е пострадал при инцидента.
|Oct. 8: A Pakistan army soldier, right, and a police officer guard the wreckage of crashed helicopter in Mujhoi, about 12 miles south of Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan's Kashmir.|
|Skydivers, pilot of fatal
Wash. crash found
08.10.2007// 03:00 GMT
The Cessna 208 Grand Caravan (N430A) left Star, Idaho, near Boise, around 7 p.m. Sunday en route to Shelton, Wash., but did not arrive as scheduled. On board were 9 skydivers and a pilot. The plane was past due at midnight, and authorities organized a search for it at about 2 a.m.
Radar shows the plane was at about 13,000 feet when it reached the Tieton River valley. The plane then turned around 360 degrees, then lost about 7,000 feet per minute before it disappeared.
Eight aircraft, including two helicopters and 50 volunteers searched in an area Monday south of White Pass, along the north fork of the Tieton River, southeast of the White Pass Ski Area. The plane crashed just east of the crest of the Cascades, about five miles south of White Pass and on the edge of the Goat Rocks Wilderness. The crash site is about 25 miles southeast of Mount Rainier. Bodies of seven of the 10 people aboard were found Monday. Recovery crews found the rest on Tuesday. The plane, a single-engine turboprop built in 1994, was found within 200 yards of its last radar ping in rugged terrain at an elevation of 4,300 feet. The crash site measured about 100 feet by 60 feet, indicating that the plane probably went straight down.There was no explosion or fire. The plane is all in one spot. The victims were Casey Craig, of Bothell; Hollie Rasberry, 24, of Bellingham; Michelle Barker, 21, of Kirkland; Landon Atkin, 20, of Snohomish; Jeff Ross, 28, of Snohomish; Cecil Elsner, 20, of Lake Stevens; Andrew Smith, 20, of Lake Stevens; Bryan Jones, 34, of Redmond; Ralph Abdo, whose age and hometown were unavailable; and pilot Phil Kibler, 46, of the Seattle area. The plane was registered to Kapowsin Air Sports of Shelton, located near Olympia. Geoff Farrington, Kapowsin's co-owner, said the family-owned company had never before lost a plane. He also said the plane had never experienced mechanical problems.
|Kapowsin Air Sports
A photo of the crashed plane.
|В США обнаружены обломки
пропавшего самолета с десятью
людьми на борту
08.10.2007// 03:00 по Гринвичу
США/штат Вашингтон/Уайт Пас
Обломки пропавшего 7 октября самолета Сесна-208 Караван, на борту которого находились десять человек, обнаружены в американском штате Вашингтон. Все на борту погибли. Самолет должен был прибыть в аэропорт Шелтона (штат Вашингтон) поздно вечером в воскресенье. В 02.30 ночи понедельника (13.30 мск) власти объявили его пропавшим без вести.
Один из охотников видел низко летящий самолет и слышал звук его падения. Поиски пропавшего самолета велись с участием наземных поисковых групп, шесть самолетов и двух вертолетов.. Самолет следовал в Шелтон из Бойса (штат Айдахо) и на его борту помимо пилота находились девять спортсменов-парашютистов из местного аэроклуба, которые возвращались с соревнований.
Самолет (рег. № N430A) принадлежал местной авиакомпании Kapowsin Air Sports.
|Map of the crash-site.
The Seattle Times
|В САЩ откриха останките на
исчезналия самолет Цесна-208
08.10.2007// 03:00 по Гринуич
США/штат Вашингтон/Уайт Пас
Самолетът Цесна-208 Гранд Караван (произведен през 1994 с рег. № N430A), принадлежащ на авиокомпанията Kapowsin Air Sports (Шелтън), излетял с 10 души на борда около 19:00 ч. в неделя от Стар за Шелтън, щата Вашингтон. След като не пристигнал по разписание било организирано издирването му, в което участвали 8 въздушни средства, в това число 2 вертолета, щатската полиция и 50 доброволци. Данните от радара сочат, че самолетът е бил на 4330 м височина над долината на река Тийтън, когато е направил завой на 360 градуса, загубил е височина от 2300 м за минута
и изчезнал. Теренът е отдалечен, скалист, силно залесен и труднодъстъпен. В понеделник са открити останките на самолета с телата на 7 души на около 7-8 км южно от Уайт Пас, а телата на останалите трима са открити във вторник. Всички на борда са загинали. Останките са пръснати на неголяма площ. Всичко на местопроизшествието показва, че самолетът е губел много бързо височина
и е падал под остър ъгъл. Девет от пътниците на борда са били отбор от опитни парашутисти, които са се връщали от състезание. Явно не са очаквали точно на тях това да им се случи, иначе биха оцелели.
Авиокомпанията собственик на самолета съществува от преди 60 години и до момента не е губила самолет.
|Самолет изчезна над Колумбия
Самолетът е изчезнал над южната част на страната, където са особено силни позициите на бунтовниците от Въоръжените революционни сили на Колумбия (FARC). Самолетът LET-410 с рег. № HK-4055, собственост на авиокомпанията Nacional de Aviacion, излетял от летището Vanguardia, Вилавиченцо в 15:19 и трябвало да кацне в град Ла Урибе в 15:50 м. вр. Екипажът не е излъчвал никакви сигнали за бедствие. Когато пилотът се свързал с диспечера за последен път в 15:34 м. вр., съобщил, че се подготвя за кацане в град Ла Урибе. Заради лошото време спасителите все още не могат да започнат издирване на евентуалното място на катастрофата.
Останките на катастрофиралия в Колумбия самолет, са били забелязани в Андите
Генерал Фреди Падила, главнокомандващ колумбийската армия е заявил, че на борда на самолета е имало 15 войници и 3 цивилни -членове на екипажа, но няма вероятност някой да е оцелял.
Военни за заявили, че са забелязали самолета в планината на височина около 3600 м и приблизително на 120 км. южно от столицата Богота.
Генерал Падила е отхвърлил вероятността самолетът да е бил свален от бунтовници и е дал предположение, че вероятно лошото време е било причина за катастрофата. Предполага се, че екипажът се е отклонил от обичайния маршрут за да избегне облаците и се е натъкнал на височините.
|Над Колумбией пропал самолет
Самолет LET-410 (HK-4055), на борту которого находились 15 военнослу-жащих и три члена экипажа, пропал в Колумбии, сообщает во вторник агентство Ассошиэйтед Пресс со ссылкой на представителей службы гражданской авиации. Самолет исчез с экранов радаров во время транспортировки группы военнослужащих с военной базы на западе страны близ города Виллавиченсио (Villavicencio) в южную часть Колумбии в город Ла Урибе (La Uribe), где происходят столкновения с местными боевиками. Никаких сигналов об аварийной посадке от экипажа самолета не поступало. По информации пилотов, самолет уже готовился к посадке в аэропорту города Урибе. Из-за плохой погоды в районе места инцидента поисково-спасательная операция пока не начата.
11.10.2007 - Обломки самолета обнаружили в горах на высоте 3600 м и приблизительно 120 км южнее от столицы Богота. Считают, что все на борту погибли. Вероятная причина авиакатастрофы-плохая погода.
|Colombian authorities seek plane
with 15 soldiers, 3 civilians
Colombian authorities were searching Tuesday for an airplane with 15 soldiers and a crew of three civilians on board. The pilot of the plane did not report problems before the plane crashed Monday in the country's. The weather is often bad in that mountainous area in central Colombia, and that it is interfering with rescue efforts.
Two Colombian Air Force planes and two helicopters are searching for the missing plane, which had been travelling between the towns of Villavicencio and La Uribe, in the Meta province.
11.10.2007- Fifteen Colombian soldiers and three civilian crew members were killed when their plane crashed earlier this week in the jungles just south of the Andes mountains, the army said on Thursday. Authorities are investigating why the two-engine Let-410 (HK-4055) aircraft went down on Monday during a routine 25-minute flight from city of Villavicencio to the town of La Uribe in Meta province. The wreckage was found early on Thursday by a helicopter search party, which reported no signs of survivors. The civilian aircraft, owned by Nacional de Aviacion aviacompany, had been hired by the army to transport soldiers. Meta is a central Colombian province where leftist rebels
and right-wing paramilitary gangs grow coca used to make the cocaine that fuels this country's 4-decade-old guerrilla war.
The government is calling the crash an accident as there is no evidence that the plane came under attack from any of the illegal militias operating in the region.
|The site of the crash|
|10.10.2007*/US/Ariz./Prescott, a small plane crash-landed injuring the pilot.
11.10.2007*/US/ 70 mls off Virginia Coast. A Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashed off the coast of Virginia this afternoon during a routine training operation. The crash was reported shortly after 4 p.m. about 70 miles off the Virginia Coast.The pilot ejected successfully and was recovered a short time later by a Coast Guard helicopter. He's been taken to a local hospital where his injuries appear to be non-life threatening. The pilot was the only person aboard the plane. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The aircraft was assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron 87 based at NAS Oceana.
|*/Turkey/Istanbul. Plane catches fire at Istanbul airport
An Egyptian plane MD-82 (reg. SU-BOY) carrying 163 people to Poland caught fire Thursday after making an emergency landing at Istanbul's international airport. The fire in the Egyptian plane owned by AMC Airlines was extinguished, and there was no loss of life. The plane was forced to land in Istanbul due to a technical problem, but its landing gear failed to work properly. The aircraft landed on its fuselage, starting a fire. There were 156 passengers and seven crew members aboard, and one of the passengers was slightly injured.
|Police officers stand around an Egyptian airliner after the passenger plane made an emergency landing at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul October 11, 2007. One hundred and fifty-six passengers were safely evacuated following a fire during the emergency landing as the plane was flying from Cairo to Warsaw on Thursday. REUTERS/Stringer (TURKEY)|
|12.10.2007*/01:00 GMT//Colombia/Bogota/Fontibon. Seven killed as plane crashes in Bogota
At least seven people, including two on the ground, were killed when a small private plane crashed shortly after take-off from Bogota's El Dorado airport, the Spanish news agency EFE said quoting officials. The Cessna aircraft (HK-4422), owned by Riosur company, was travelling toward the city of Leticia - capital of the far-southern province of Amazonas, which borders Brazil - but crashed around 8 pm on Thursday night (0100 GMT Friday) in the densely populated working-class district of Fontibon on the west side of Bogota. The plane, which apparently had suffered engine failure, collided with four houses and burst into flames. The aircraft was an air ambulance plane with five occupants that was travelling the "Bogota-Leticia route."
|Foto: Felipe Caicedo / EL TIEMPO|
|12.10.2007*/16:58 GMT//Azerbaijan/Baku/ into the Kaspian Sea
Six people die in Mi-8T helicopter crash
The helicopter MI-8 (25152), owned by "Azalhelikopter" state concern Azal, crashed while trying to evacuate an ill man from the sea platform "Khazar-4," which belongs to SOCAR. Search works began immediately. Four members of the crew and two passengers died. AZAL published the names of the crew members: Victor Glinenko, Ahmed Aliyev, Vladimir Nekrasov and Jahid Ibrahimov; the workers Gahraman Asadov Soltanoglu and Zahid Shashkaev Djavadoglu. According to the same source, the helicopter was not wrong and made a control-testing flight. AZAL has created a commission to investigate the cause of the crash. In the morning the rescue team managed to find the bodies of two of the six crew members who died in a helicopter crash. The helicopter is located 20 km from the shore, at a depth 20 meters. Good weather is aiding the work to recover the bodies of those who died, as well as the helicopter. The copter's black box was found.
|At the scene of the crashed Mi-8T copter.|
|13.10.2007*/Croatia, a small plane overran the runway and hit a car on a road. The pilot was injured.
*/Bahamas/near Nassau, a small plane with only one person on board missing off shore near Bahamas. The plane was bound for the West Palm Beach area and is registered to a Harris Sullivan of Port Richey, records show.
*/Austria/Spitz. Four people missing after a small plane crashed into the Danube river. The plane had apparently slammed into the water after touching the rope of a cable-ferry connecting the two shores. There was also still no trace of the pilot or the passengers, including a woman and two children aged 10 and 13, authorities said.
*/Canada/B.C./Vancouver Island/Bamfield. A small plane crashed east of Bamfield on Vancouver Island on Saturday, killing three people. The Cessna 172, carrying a pilot and two tourists, went down between Port Alberni and Bamfield.
The bodies of two men and a woman were recovered.
*/US/TX/Brazoria County/Brazoria Regional Airport. A small plane crashed after take off in woman's yard.
|Cargo plane crashes in Cambodia
20 km S of the airport - A Russian-made cargo plane crash-landed in a rice field Wednesday night shortly after takeoff from Phnom Penh International Airport.
Two crew members were injured. One of them suffered a broken leg in the crash.
The plane took off at about 9 p.m. and was headed to Singapore when it crashed about 18 kilometers (11 miles) south of the airport. The plane was an Antonov AN-12 (XU-365), owned by Cambodian cargo aviacompany - Imtrec Aviation, with 5 crew members aboard.
A senior police official at the airport said the plane had an engine problem which forced the crew to make the crash-landing into a flooded rice field. The officer said the plane was exporting more than 11 tons of clothing - Cambodia's biggest export.
|Rescue crew sit on a cargo plane that crashed in Kandal province, 18 km (11 miles) west of Phnom Penh, October 17, 2007. A cargo plane flying between Cambodia and Singapore disappeared from radar late on Wednesday, leading officials to believe it had crashed.
REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea (CAMBODIA)
|В Камбодже аварийно сел Ан-12, ранены два человека из экипажа
17.10.2007//14:00 по Гринвичу
Камбоджа/международный аэропорт Пномпеня - В Камбодже совершил аварийную посадку грузовой самолет Ан-12ВР (XU-365) российского производства. Самолет сел на рисовое поле сразу после взлета из международного аэропорта Пномпеня.
Ранены два человека из экипажа - граждан из бывших советских республик, сообщает полиция. Состав экипажа - из 5 человек. Самолет принадлежит камбоджанской грузовой авиакомпании Imtrec Aviation. Самолет вылетел в Сингапур и аварийно приземлился в 18 километрах южнее аэропорта. Представитель полиции аэропорта сказал на условиях анонимности, что у самолета были технические проблемы с двигателем и экипаж был вынужден совершить аварийную посадку. Самолет был загружен одеждой, являющейся основной статьей экспорта Камбоджи.
|A Cambodian army soldier stands near the plane which crashed near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. A Russian-made cargo plane crash-landed in a rice field Wednesday night shortly after takeoff from Phnom Penh International Airport. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)|
|Карго самолет катастрофира
в Камбоджа, двама ранени
17.10.2007//14:00 по Гринуич
Камбоджа/ Пном Пен
Товарен самолет катастрофира при
опит за аварийно кацане скоро след излитането си от международното летище на Пном Пен в сряда вечерта.
Той е излетял в 21 часа за Сингапур,
но е паднал на 18 км южно от летището.
Самолетът е бил транспортен Антонов АН-12ВР (XU-365), собственост на камбоджанската авиокомпания за карго превози Imtrec Aviation, с пет членен рускоезичен екипаж на борда (по данни на MSNBC). Двама от екипажа са ранени, като единият е със счупен крак, а другият с контузии по главата и видимо отпаднал. Единият от пострадалите е пилот. И двамата са узбеки.
След удар от мълния, проблеми с двигателите са принудили екипажа да кацне аварийно и това се случило в наводнено оризово поле. Като се имат в предвид уврежданията по фюзелажа на самолета може да се заключи, че той е невъзстановяем.
Самолетът е превозвал 11 тона облекло,
представляващо основен експортен асортимент за Камбоджа.
Авиокомпанията Imtrec Aviation е създадена на 18 март 2000 г. в Пном Пен, Камбоджа и е специализирана в превозите на товари.
| A firey landing at Alice Springs Airport
17.10.2007*/Australia/N.T./Alice Springs Airport
It was a firey landing for a pilot when the right engine of his Shrike Commander caught on fire while landing at Alice Springs Airport . The twin engine plane, which was carrying cargo destined for a local bank caught on fire while the pilot was taxiing to land. It is believed the engine stalled while landing, and caught on fire when the pilot re-started the plane.
The Alice Springs fire brigade was called to the fire at around 12.30 am last night and were faced with some difficulty keeping the fire contained. The pilot was safe but a little shaken. The estimated damage on the aircraft was more than $250,000. The Shrike 500 Commander is owned by General Aviation Maintenance - a Melbourne-based company.
*/Australia/Western Australia/400 km NE of Kalgoorlie, Cessna plane crash kills the pilot.
*/18:25 GMT//Spain/Seville/Guadalcanal. One died in a plane crash
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander (G-CHES) plane, belonging to Auxiliar de Actividades Aerea company, crashed in a mountainous area killing one of both occupants on board. The injured were taken to a hospital in Seville and had both legs broken.
19.10.2007*/US/N.C./Henderson Co/Hendersonville. A single-engine Cessna plane went down shortly after taking off.
*/US/NE/O'Neill, Cessna-152 plane crashed during an emergency landing in a pasture.
*/Canada/B.C./Richmond/Vancouver International Airport. A Piper Seneca plane crashed into an apartment building near the Vancouver International Airport Friday, killing one person and injuring two others.
|Sri Lanka Tiger rebel planes bomb base
22.10.2007*/Sri Lanka/Anuradhapura air force base
Tiger sources revealed that two of their aircrafts were involved in the bombing of the Anuradhapura air force base and one of their flight has returned to their base safely and another one missing. According to Tiger sources, one of their flight was attacked while returning after bombing the air force base and it has not returned to the base located somewhere in the Vanni. In the meantime, Air Force and Police in Anuradhapura told that they have received a report that a flight has crashed and fallen some where in Mihintale nearly 13 kilometers away from the air force base in Anuradhapura. Subsequently it was confirmed that a Bell 212 helicopter that went from the Air force base in search of the LTTE flights crashed due to engine failure near Mihintale and two gunners and two pilots died. Air force spokesperson confirmed that two MI 24 helicopter gunships have been damaged in the explosion. Reports also revealed that three Air force personnel were injured in the battle with the tigers and are hospitalized. The attack began at 3 a.m.The fighting lasted about two hours and the air force and military have jointly sent teams into the surrounding area to search for the attackers, and for the LTTE plane.
Citing the official government statements of two Mi-24 helicopter gunships damaged and one Bell 212 gunship crash landing, the British newspaper, ‘The Telegraph’ also quoted ‘well-placed sources in Colombo’ as saying the damage was on a far greater scale than had been admitted.
The LTTE attack had destroyed military planes and equipment worth more than $40 million, the paper reported Tuesday.
Among the planes allegedly damaged or destroyed was a Beechcraft surveillance plane worth $28.5 million, two Mi-17 helicopters, two Mi-24 helicopters, three unmanned aerial vehicles, a K-8 jet and eight PD6 propeller trainer aircraft.
|Sri Lankan soldiers stand at the site of a military helicopter gunship crash following a dawn attack in Anuradhapura, October 22, 2007. A rebel air strike in the north-central district of Anuradhapura comes months after the Tigers' first ever air attacks using light aircraft smuggled into the country in pieces, and as near daily land, air and sea clashes occur. (REUTERS/Stringer)|
|"Тамилските тигри" нападнаха авиобаза на правителствените сили
22.10.2007/Шри Ланка/ авиобаза Анурадхапура - Битката започнала към 03:00 м. вр. и се водила повече от 2 часа. Авиобазата била нападната от "тигрите" по въздух и земя почти едновременно. По въздух от 2 леки самолета , а по земя от специално подготвен отряд, в който имало и юноши- бойци, наброяващ около 20 души. Едно от въздушните средства на "тигрите" не се завърнало в базата им. В резултат на нападението са нанесени сериозни щети на авиобазата изчисляващи се на повече от 40 млн долара. Унищожени или силно повредени са още на земята 2 вертолета Ми-17, 2 вертолета Ми-24, 3 безпилотни летателни апарата, 1 самолет К-8, 8 РD-6 витлови тренировъчни самолети, 1 разузнавателен самолет тип Beechcraft-изключително скъп. Силите на базата отвърнали на удара след окопитването си и изпратили един вертолет Bell-212 да помогне при преследването на оттеглящите се бойци от LTTE, но поради технически отказ същият катастрофирал, при което загинали двамата пилоти и двамата картечари в него.
|'Pilot error' caused Java crash|
|Additional News: Causes of the Thai jet crash reported|
|12.10.2007 - Dangerous wind conditions were a major cause of last month's Thai plane crash that killed 90 people in tourist haven Phuket, transport officials said Friday, adding human error could also be to blame. The transport ministry said analysis of black box flight data showed wind shear, a sudden change in wind speed or direction, was one of the reasons the One-Two-Go jet crashed in bad weather at Phuket airport on September 16. "Wind shear is definitely a part of the cause," said Chaisawasd Kittipornpaiboon, the Thai transport ministry's permanent secretary. "But it is not the only single reason for the accident," he said, adding that they were still collating information on the tragedy.
'It is not the only single reason for the accident'
The comments came after two black-box flight recorders, recovered from the wreckage of the One-Two-Go jet, were decoded in the United States and returned to Thailand. Wind shear is a abrupt change in wind direction or speed that can throw a plane off course but then disappear just as quickly, leaving pilots struggling to keep the craft under control. Chaisawasd, who heads the panel investigating the crash, refused to rule out the possibility that human error was also to blame. The plane was carrying 130 people including crew and passengers, most of whom were foreign tourists. Air traffic controllers had warned the Indonesian pilot of wind shear as the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 plane operated by Thai budget carrier One-Two-Go came in to land in heavy rain. Moments later it skidded off the runway into a wooded embankment and broke up in flames, killing citizens from Thailand, France, Iran, Britain, Israel, the United States, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Australia and Indonesia.
Over 100 survivors and victims' relatives have given authority to two US lawyers to represent them in an attempt to claim damages from Chicago-based Boeing, which took over plane maker McDonnell Douglas Corporation in 1997. The lawyers have said that the MD-82 model has crashed 13 times. //Xinhua
|By Lucy Williamson
BBC News, Jakarta
Monday, 22 October 2007
A plane crash in Indonesia which killed 21 people in March has been blamed on pilot error by the official inquiry. The Garuda Indonesia flight crashed on landing at Yogyakarta airport in March, and burst into flames. Australian diplomats and journalists were among the dead, leading to increased international pressure to find the causes of the disaster. Indonesia's transport safety committee said the pilot was going 60% faster than he should have been on landing. The report said the pilot ignored the aircraft's warning system, which sounded alarms 15 times during the approach. He also ignored calls from the co-pilot to go around and take the approach again. On landing, the plane over-shot the runway and burst into flames.
Poor safety record
Rescue vehicles at the airport were unable to reach to accident site and some did not have the right fire suppressant.
The report said that these factors may have cost many lives. The involvement of the Australian diplomats and journalists led to increased international pressure to find the causes of the disaster. The panel has made a series of recommendations to improve airline safety in Indonesia. But the country has a poor track record of implementing safety procedures and transport disasters are common.
|23.10.2007*/Canada/B.C./Hunters Range/between Revelstoke and Salmon Arm. The hunt for a Cessna 172 aircraft and its 61-year-old pilot began Tuesday evening after the plane failed to arrive at Salmon Arm in the B.C. Still the plane and the pilot are missing.
24.10.2007*/US/Ca/San Diego/San Pasqual. - A helicopter operated by a contractor for San Diego Gas & Electric crashed in an avocado grove northeast of Poway Thursday. The four occupants of the aircraft apparently suffered minor injuries.
25.10.2000*/US/Ca/Lake Berryessa, an ultralight plane crashed into the lake slightly injuring both men on board.
*/Canada/Quebec/Chibougamau/Chapais, a small twin-engine airplane crashed on landing killing both men on board.
|PAL plane overshoots Bancasi runway
A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane with 148 passengers and 6 crew-members on board overshot the airport runway as it made its landing in Butuan City in Mindanao early Friday. 34 people were reported injured in the incident.
The injured were brought to different hospitals in the city proper some eight kilometers from Barangay Bancasi where Butuan City Airport is located. The PAL A-320 Airbus (RP-C3224), flight PR-475 have sustained serious damage.
The accident occurred at about 6:30 a.m., as the plane from Manila landed at the Butuan City airport. The plane, which left Manila at 5:05 a.m., overshot the airport's Runway 30. It was manned by Capt. FJ Santos, while FR Balinghasay served as co-pilot, reports said. The plane was still at the runway as of 8:30 a.m. Authorities have decided to temporary stop air traffic at the airport.
|Filipinos look at a Philippine Airlines (PAL) domestic passenger plane that overshot an airport runway in Butuan City, located 810 kilometres south of Manila, southern Philippines on 26 October 2007. 34 passengers were injured in the incident, which occurred as the PAL Airbus 320 landed in Butuan from Manila carrying 148 passengers and 6 crew members. The actual cause of the accident is yet to be determined.|
|In this photo released by the Philippine National Police officials view a damaged Philippine Airlines aircraft after it overshot a runway and plowed into a tropical forest while landing in the southern city of Butuan early Friday Oct. 26, 2007, injuring 34 passengers and crew. The Airbus A320 flight from Manila to Butuan city sustained extensive damage after it came to a halt in a banana and coconut grove.
(AP Photo/Philippine National Police)
|Map of the crash|
|26.10.2007*/US/Co/ 5 mls S of Salida, a glider crash kills the pilot.
*/US/Ca/Tracy, an unregistered ultralight plane crashed killing the pilot.
27.10.2007*/N.Z./Ohakune, Cessna plane crash-landed injuring 4 men on board.
*/Canada/B.C./10 km E of Invermere. A Piper Malibu plane crashed killing 3 people on board.
*/RU/Moscow/Padikovo, a small plane crash injures 2 men on board.
*/US/UT/Washington County/NE corner of the Wash. County, Piper PA-28R-200 plane crash kills 2 men on board.
*/US/Ca/Belmont-San Carlos/Belmont Slough. A small private plane sank into the water.
|28.10.2007*/Spain/Palencia province, a sport plane crash kills 2 men on board.
*/US/Or/Cascade Locks, an experimental homebuilt Kitfox plane crashed into the Columbia River.
*/US/Ca/Riverside/Bermuda Dunes, a training Cessna-172 plane crash kills the instructor and injures the student.
*/US/FL/Boynton Beach, Piper PA-28 plane crashed ona golf course killing 2 occupants and injuring the third.
*/US/NV/Las Vegas, an ultralight plane crashed killing the pilot.
*/Canada/B.C./Golden, a small plane crash kills 2 men, injures 3-year-old girl.
29.10.2007*/US/OH/Columbus/Scioto River. A Columbus police helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing near the Scioto River. Two officers were on board and no injuries were reported.Witnesses on the ground reported flames coming from engine. The helicopter's pilot -- carried out a controlled descent. Soggy ground in the landing area -- about one mile south of downtown -- caused the chopper to tip over.The helicopter had 96 hours in the air since it's last inspection and was due to be checked the next day.
*/US/Ca/Santa Ana/John Wayne Airport. The Hawker 800 XP was preparing for takeoff around 2 p.m., with six passengers and two crew members aboard, when the tire under the left wing caught fire, sending flames and smoke into the air. Airport firefighters doused the flames and moved the plane, but the primary runway was shut down until 3:23 p.m. Ten aircrafts were diverted to other airports.
30.10.2007*/US/Minn./Willmar, Piper Seneca plane made a belly landing and was damaged.
31.10.2007*/Brazil/Pirassununga, Brazilian Air Force jet crashed.
|Landing gear failed at Copenhagen airport
Bombardier, the Canadian regional aircraft maker, yesterday suffered a serious blow when SAS, the Scandinavian airline, said it would permanently stop flying Q400 turboprops after the third crash landing in a month caused by faulty landing gear. Bombardier won a spate of orders for the plane, also known as the Dash 8, only last week. The company insisted it was still safe to fly after confirming yesterday that an SAS flight from Bergen in Norway to Copenhagen, the Danish capital, had been involved in an incident on Saturday.
|The 70-seater plane, de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402 Q400, reg. № LN-RDI, carrying 44 passengers, crash-landed at Copenhagen airport when its main right-hand landing gear "failed to fully extend for landing", according to Bombardier. None of the passengers was injured.
The group said: "There appears to be no relationship between this incident and previous SAS Q400 main landing-gear incidents." Television footage showed the plane tipping and swerving to the right before landing unscathed.
Earlier this month Bombardier said around 90% of its Q400 fleet had returned to service after two previous incidents involving the SAS fleet of 27 in Lithuania and Denmark. It said it had been given the all-clear under Transport Canada's airworthiness directive. But Mats Jansson, SAS chief executive, said confidence in the plane had diminished considerably "and our customers are becoming increasingly doubtful about flying in this type of aircraft." He plans to replace the grounded turboprops with other types of aircraft in its fleet and leased planes.
The airline was forced to cancel 52 flights yesterday and another 13 today. It said it was seeking compensation of around Skr500m from Bombardier for the three incidents.
Bombardier, which has dispatched a product safety and technical team to Copenhagen to assist in the investigation into the accident, last week received an order worth $267m for 10 Q400s from an unidentified European airline and one order for up to 36 from the Australian flag-carrier Qantas for its QantasLink regional operation.
The company has received 264 plane orders, with 164 delivered, and supplies 23 customers in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Europe, including Flybe in Britain. The Exeter-based airline, which operates the world's biggest Q400 fleet, this year ordered a further 15 of the aircraft to take its fleet to 60.
The Q400 is based on the old de Havilland range of Dash aircraft, and is billed as "spearheading the next generation of low cost carriers - the low cost regional carrier".
The plane is also claimed by its makers to be 25% to 40% more fuel-efficient than its competitors and as fast as a jet on flights of up to 500 miles. The aircraft's engines are encased in nacelles built at Bombardier's Belfast plant, which employs around 5,000.
|Foto: Local Eyes|
|Plane with Polish soldiers destroys guiding lights at Pyrzowice airport
A plane coming back from Beirut with Polish soldiers on board destroyed several dozen lights guiding the planes to the runway, which means that for at least three weeks the Pyrzowice airport, southern Poland may have problems with receiving the planes in bad weather. The accident happened on Saturday night. Boeing 737-800 (EC-HBM), hired by the UN to transport soldiers returning from the peace mission, with 114 Polish soldiers and 11 crew members on board, came too low while landing and destroyed guiding lights at a stretch of around 870m, but managed to land safely. The aircraft, operated by Air Europa, sustained damage to the nr.1 engine and flap fairings. Circumstances and causes of the accident are being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Commission.
|Самолет при посадке в Копенгагене крылом коснулся посадочной полосы
27.10.2007//15:55 по Гринвичу
Пассажирский самолет de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402 Q400 (LN-RDI) скандинавской авиакомпании SAS, на борту которого находилось 44 человек, в субботу совершил аварийную посадку в аэропорту столицы Дании Копенгагене. После посадки самолет фюзеляжем и правым крылом коснулся взлетно-посадочной полосы и выкатился за ее пределы. По предварительным данным, причиной экстренной посадки стала неисправность в системе шасси самолета. Это уже третий инцидент с самолетами авиакомпании SAS за последние два месяца. Ранее самолеты Q400 совершали аварийные посадки в аэропортах датского города Ольберг и столицы Литвы Вильнюсе из-за неисправности системы шасси. После этих инцидентов канадская компания Bombardier, производящая самолеты Q400, "настойчиво порекомендовала" всем авиакомпаниям мира приостановить эксплуатацию своих самолетов. SAS последовала этому совету и приостановила тогда использование самолетов данного типа в своих рейсах. После сегодняшнего инцидента SAS вновь приостановит эксплуатацию самолетов Q400.