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|Катастрофира нов вертолет Ми-8
26.10.2008/ 11:07 по Гринуич
Русия/ Татарстан/ Казан
4 души загинаха, а един е тежко ранен след като хеликоптер Ми-8 се разби край град Казан, главен град на руската република Татарстан.
Информацията за катастрофата се получила в 14:07 местно време.
Вертолетът извършвал втори тестови полет след излизането си от завода в района на Казан. На мястото работят спасители и следователски екип. Все още не са ясни причините за инцидента. Коментират се като възможни неправилни действия от страна на екипажа или отказ на оборудването.
Машината е собственост на завода за вертолети в Казан и е преминала през всички необходими тестове.
Помощник пилотът Ринат Галимов, на 43 години, скочил от кабината с парашут преди самолета да се разбие.
Той е откаран в болница и е в шок, след като скочил от 70 метра височина - твърде малка, за да може парашутът напълно да се разтвори.
"Видях вертолетът да се снижава", разказва очевидец. После се чул силен трясък, машината се превъртяла във въздуха и паднала на земята.
|Kрушение вертолета Ми-8
26.10.2008/ 11:07 по Гринвичу
Россия/ Татарстан/ Казань
Причиной крушения вертолета Ми-8 в воскресенье днем под Казанью могла стать неправильная эксплуатация воздушного судна экипажем вертолета, заявил заместитель руководителя Нижегородского межрайонного следственного отдела на транспорте Приволжского следственного управления Следственного комитета при прокуратуре РФ Игорь Потапов.
"В настоящее время создана следственная группа, которая отрабатывает все версии. Возможных версий сейчас две. Это - отказ оборудования вертолета, либо неправильная эксплуатация воздушного судна экипажем корабля", - сказал Потапов. Он сообщил, что опрошен выживший второй пилот вертолета, который находится в стабильном состоянии.
"Пилот подтвердил, что вертолет был новый, совершал плановый облет, наработку часов, фактически после пяти минут в воздухе вертолет начал завалиться вправо, стал неуправляем и приблизительно с высоты 300 метров начал спускаться в неуправляемом режиме", сказал следователь.
Потапов отметил, что парашюты были у всех членов экипажа, но видимо они не успели ими воспользоваться. Он также сообщил, что специальная межрегиональная комиссия проводит расшифровку "черного ящика" с участием специалистов из Москвы.
"Только после выяснения всех обстоятельств, можно будет говорить о том, что послужило причиной падения вертолета. Следствие в настоящее время продолжается", добавил Потапов.
Сообщение о падении вертолета в Зеленодольском районе Татарстана, в 12 километрах от Казани, поступило в воскресенье в 14.07 мск. Вертолет летел со стороны поселка Юдино в сторону Казани. Над селом Новая Тура машина начала с гулом снижаться. По свидетельствам очевидцев, вертолет "закрутило", он "перевернулся через себя" в воздухе и рухнул на дорогу на окраине коттеджного поселка в нескольких метрах от домов.
На месте аварии погибли четыре человека: командир вертолета Петр Чумаков (56 лет), штурман Борис Макаренко (55 лет), бортинженер Фарид Хуснимарданов (43 года), ведущий инженер Максим Иванков (35 лет).
Вертолет принадлежит Казанскому вертолетному заводу и, по информации МЧС, совершал испытательный полет - второй полет после выпуска с завода.
По факту крушения вертолета Нижегородское МРСО ПСУ на транспорте СКП РФ возбудил уголовное дело по части 3 статьи 263 УК РФ (нарушение правил безопасности движения и эксплуатации воздушного транспорта). //Rian. Ru
|Mi-8 Crashes, 4 Dead
26.10.2008 / 11:07 GMT
RU/ Tatarstan/ Kazan
Criminal proceedings have been launched over the crash of a Mi-8 helicopter near the capital of Tatarstan, Kazan, in which four people were killed.
The flight recorder survived the crash and was sent for an expertise.
The Mi-8 of the Kazan Helicopter Plant was making a second test flight when it crashed on the approaches to the city on Sunday. Communication with the helicopter was lost at 14:07, Moscow time. One of the crewmembers, co-pilot Rinat Galimov, 43, baled out at the height of 70 meters and survived. Galimov was hospitalized with fractures. Medics say he is in a grave condition. His first word when rescuers found him was “rescued”. He meant that the helicopter could have crashed on the Novaya Tura village or on a neighboring group of cottages.
The chopper fell down near the Moscow-Kazan highway, 15 kilometers away from the Tatarstan capital city and between the villages of Novaya Tura and Zalesny.
Four crewmembers died when the helicopter hit the ground and caught fire: pilot Petr Chumakov (56), co-pilot Boris Makarenko (55), board-mechanic Pharid Husnimardanov (43) and mechanic Maksim Ivankov (35).
In all, the helicopter had five people onboard during the test flight.
катастрофира във Франция
Италиански военен хеликоптер Agusta/ Sikorsky HH-3F (AS-61R) "Pelican" катастрофира във Франция. Загинали са всичките осем военни, намирали се на борда му. От италианското военно министерство са потвърдили за инцидента. Още не са известни причините, но очевидец на катастрофата твърди, че вертолетът внезапно се дестабилизирал при полета. Екипажът е водил истинска борба да си възвърне контрола над управлението му. В изявлението на прес-службата на Министерството се съобщава, че времето е било хубаво, а целият екипаж е бил от експерти. По случая се работи. Хеликоптерът е участвал в учение над територия между Северна Франция и Белгия.
погибли при крушении
вертолета во Франции
Восемь итальянских военнослужащих погибли в результате крушения во Франции неподалеку от Страсбурга вертолета ВВС Италии.
Вертолет принимал участие в совместных маневрах с французскими ВВС. По не установленным пока причинам в 16.30 по местному времени машина рухнула на землю и загорелась.
Все находившиеся на борту вертолета военнослужащие погибли.
|Eight die in Italian helicopter
France/Meuse/between the towns
of Lisles-en-Barrois and Vaubecourt
An Italian military helicopter carrying up to eight people crashed Thursday in northeastern France, killing all on board.
The helicopter, one of two on its way from France to Belgium, went down about 4:30 p.m. in the Meuse region between the towns of Lisles-en-Barrois and Vaubecourt, police and officials said.
The second helicopter safely reached its destination.
In Rome, Italian Air Force Sgt. Emiliano Conte said the search-and-rescue helicopter, an Augusta/ Sikorsky HH-3F (AS-61R) "Pelican", had been conducting a training exercise over France and Belgium.
|18 души загинаха при катастрофа
на самолет в Непал
08.10.2008//1:46 по Гринвичу
18 души загинаха при катастрофа на малък пътнически самолет в Непал.
Сред жертвите са 12 туристи от Германия, 2 австролийци и 4 от Непал, като двама от тях са от състава на екипажа, помощник пилотът и стюардесата. Командирът на екипажа - капитан Surendra Kunwar е оцелял и настанен за лечение в болницата в Maharajgunj. Нараняванията му са без опастност за живота според медиците.
Самолетът на местната авиокомпания Yeti Airlines, марка de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 с бордови номер 9N AFE, летял по маршрута Катманду, столицата на Непал, за Лукла - град в Непал притегателен за много туристи и катерачи желаещи да покорят Еверест.
Летището на Лукла е в труднодостъпен район и с коварен планински климат.
Самолетът катастрофирал на около стотина метра от летищната полоса при приближението си за приземяване. Екипажът определено изпаднал в трудно положение при падналата внезапно над летището гъста мъгла и силно намалената видимост. Експертите предполагат, че именно това довело до трагедията.
|В авиакатастрофе в Непале выжил
только пилот, 18 человек погибли
08.10.2008//1:46 по Гринвичу
Авиакатастрофа в Непале унесла жизни 14 граждан Германии, двух граждан Австралии и двух непальских членов экипажа, передает агентство Непальньюз со ссылкой на представителей представителей аэропорта Катманду.
Всего на борту самолета de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 авиакомпании Yeti Airlines, разбившегося при посадке на аэродром поселка Лукла на востоке страны, было 19 человек. Единственный выживший в катастрофе - непальский пилот, которого доставили в местную больницу.
По поступающим данным, самолет с бортовым номером 9N AFE загорелся в результате неудачного приземления на аэродроме Луклы, откуда туристы совершают восхождение на Эверест. Огонь был потушен силами местных жителей и сотрудников аэропорта.
Представители авиационных властей Непала приступили к расследованию.
По предварительным данным, самолет мог разбиться из-за плохой погоды в районе происшествия. По свидетельствам очевидцев, сразу после благополучного приземления предыдущих двух самолетов Yeti весь район аэропорта внезапно окутал туман
Это уже третье происшествие с самолетами авиакомпании Yeti Airlines с 2007 года. В предыдущих двух случаях обошлось без жертв. В июне прошлого года самолет Twin Otter авиакомпании при посадке выехал за пределы полосы и получил повреждения в аэропорту города Суркхет в условиях плохой погоды из-за ошибки пилота. 2 апреля 2008 года у такого же самолета при подлете к аэропорту Катманду отказала электроника. Пилотам удалось посадить самолет с неработающей связью.
|Tourists die in Nepal air crash
Twelve German tourists were among 18 people killed when a passenger plane crashed in Nepal's Everest region.
The Yeti Airlines plane, de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 with registration number 9N AFE, was carrying 16 passengers and three crew when it crashed during landing at an airport in the eastern town of Lukla.
Only one Nepalese man, the pilot, survived the crash.
The plane reportedly caught fire after crash-landing and hitting the perimeter boundary at the airstrip.
"There were 12 Germans and two Australians on the flight," airport official Mohan Adhikari.
Four Nepalis - two passengers and two crew members - were also killed.
According to the eye witnesses, the entire Airport region was suddenly covered with fog right after other two aircrafts (of Yeti) had landed successfully.
Nestling on a mountainside at 9,380ft (2,860m), Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary airport is popular with mountaineers and trekkers heading for expeditions in the Himalayas.
In fine weather, there are daily flights between Lukla and the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.
Lukla's runway is just 20m wide and is set on a slope, with a steep 700m drop at one end.
|01.10.2008*/France/Bretagne/Finistere - Two french Navy Super Etendard fighter jets collided in midair and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. One of the pilots ejected and was rescued. Other pilot is missing yet.
*/US/AK/Anchorage/Merril Field - Two people were killed when a Cessna 206 lost power shortly after lifting off from Merrill Field this morning, then nosedived into a commercial building just west of the airport.
*/RU/Kaliningrad - KD-Avia Boeing 737-300 passenger plane (reg. EI-DON) landed successfully with landing gear up.
*/US/SC/Columbia - A small plane landed without landing gear.
|02.10.2008 - China Airlines hit by turbulence, 21 injured
A Boeing 747-400 jetliner ( reg. B-18202) of Taiwan's major carrier China Airlines was hit by severe air turbulence in Thai airspace as it approached Bangkok from Hong Kong Thursday, resulting in the injury of 21 people. "Flight CI 641 arrived in Bangkok safely, and the injured, including, five crew members and 16 passengers, received hospital treatment," the airline said in a news statement. Two of the 21 injured were bleeding from head wounds. In all, 147 passengers and 18 crew members were on board the plane when the turbulence occurred without warning in Thai airspace. The plane was unharmed.
04.10.2008*/Iraq/Baghdad - Two U.S. helicopters collided
while landing at a base in Baghdad on Saturday, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding four people, including two Americans. The two UH-60 Black Hawks crashed shortly before 9 p.m. in a northern section of the capital known as Azamiyah. The crash occurred during clashes between gunmen and U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in northern Baghdad.
*/Czech Republic/Ceske Budejovice/Hosin - Let L-13A Blanik training plane crashed killing the 66 year-old student and injuring the instructor.
*/Greece/Naxos Airport - Evektor EV-97 Sportstar plane (reg. SX-UAA) owned by Agrival Ltd., crashed on landing.
*/US/KS/Gardner - Glider while on departure, tow plane released it, and the glider went off the end of the runway.
*/US/AZ/Eloy - Beech-76 plane (reg. N6013X) crashed on landing.
05.10.2008*/US/NV/Sandy Valley - Bonde TF-51D Mustang plane (reg. N267B) crashed killing the pilot.
|9 killed in Mpumalanga plane crash
South Africa - TWO Bloemfontein families and a pilot were killed when their light aircraft crashed near Barberton, Mpumalanga.
The twin-engined Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander plane (reg. ZS-OSD) went down near the Tafelkop peak, about 33 km outside Barberton, on Sunday afternoon in dense mist, shortly after taking-off.
The pilot, 19, and eight passengers are believed to have been killed on impact and their bodies burnt beyond recognition after an explosion. A businessman, 41, his wife and two children, aged 15 and seven, and a family with two children, were returning from a holiday in Mozambique.
More than 100 people, two Air Force Oryx helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft took part in the search over the mountainous plantation area. The plane had crashed after taking-off from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport at 1pm. The oficials suspect the crash was a result of the bad weather.
|06.10.2008*/Mexico/Oaxaca - A Cessna light plane crashed after take-off from the international airport of Oaxaca city, killing both the pilot and the co-pilot.|
|People stand around the wreckage of a Yeti Airlines DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter plane at Lukla airport, about
40 miles (60 kilometers) from Mount Everest, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. The small airplane crashed and caught fire Wednesday as it tried to land in foggy weather at a tiny mountain airport near Mount Everest, killing 18 people, including 16 tourists from Germany, Australia and Nepal, officials said. Only one person, the pilot, survived.
(AP Photo/Suraj Kunwar)
|08.10.2008*/US/TX/Gregg County/Aerosmith Aviation's airport - The 49-year-old man, was performing a precipitation test on a Lear Jet 45 in Aerosmith Aviation's airport hangar Wednesday afternoon when the flash fire occurred, causing second- and third-degree burns on 25 percent of his body.
09.10.2008*/US/MO/Lawrence County/Miller - The pilot may have misjudged the distance he had to land on his private runway between Miller and Mount Vernon. The mid section of the plane caught fire, destroying the aircraft.
*/US/Mich./Saginau/Chesaning airport - Beechcraft plane mishap, after safe landing, injures two students and a pilot.
*/Australia/NSW/ West of Bombala airport - The pilot of a light aircraft suffered suspected spinal injuries when he crash-landed his plane in a paddock 400 metres short of an airstrip after an engine failure.
*/Switzerland/Zurich - Swiss passenger plane with 167 passengers aboard had performed a flight Zurich-Tunis, but returned to the departure airport after discovering a gap on the cockpit's windshield.
*/Pakistan/Punjab/Sargodha - PAF F-7 fighter jet crashed, but the pilot ejected safely.
*/Canada/Saskatchewan/Moose Jaw - 2 Military personnel, a pilot and photographer died in a crash of a CT-144 Tutor Jet over 15 Wing Moose Jaw.
*/UK/England/Dorset/near Gillingham/Kington Magna - A gyrocopter crash kills the pilot.
12.10.2008*/US/TX/Waller - Skydiver seriously injured in crash landing.
*/US/NM/Dona Ana County/Santa Teresa airport - A small plane leave the area and head straight for a thunderstorm.The plane later crashed and skidded sideways in the desert. The fire that erupted after the plane crashed was probably the cause of death of both occupants on board.
*/Brazil/Sao Paulo/5 kms from Bauru airport - King Air B100 plane (reg. N525SZ) crashed after takeoff killing the pilot, 53 years-old Antonio Carlos Mendonca.
The crash happaned at 18:20 local time. The plane headed to Sorocaba.
*/Fiji/Matei Airport - Passengers on an Air Fiji flight PC285 from Labasa to Matei Airport in Taveuni yesterday had a lucky escape after their plane ploughed into the terminal building. Witnesses at the airport said the plane’s brakes allegedly failed and the pilot had difficulty in stopping it. There were no reports of any injuries, but it is believed the plane suffered some damage and was grounded.
*/US/Ca/Fresno - The pilot flew too low as he attempted to land his single-engine "Tomahawk." The PA-38 plane (reg. N2572N) clipped the top of a tractor trailer that was passing along the Herndon Avenue. The plane then slammed into the ground just shy from the runway. The pilot suffers minor injures, but the plane suffered $30,000 worth of damage.
13.10.2008*/Netherlands/Midden-Zeeland - Cessna 182T plane (reg. PH-PGW) made a hard landing and the nosewheel broke. It broke in two and came to rest upside-down. The pilot escaped with only minor injuries.
*/US/AZ/Sedona - A DPS helicopter team had been called to Bear Mountain to rescue two stranded hikers about 3:15. One of the hikers had gotten aboard the helicopter. As Officer Bruce Harrolle was escorting the second patient into the chopper, he was struck by one of the helicopter's rotor blades and fatally injured.
15.10.2008*/Colombia/Tolima/Planadas - An army helicopter crashed killing 4 persons.
16.10.2008*/Italy/Ravenna/Fosso Ghiaia - Aermacchi MB-308 plane (reg. I-FILG) attempted emergency landing on an agricultural land but crash-landed killing the passenger and injuring the pilot.
*/Turkey/Hakkari - A soldier was killed and 15 others lightly wounded, including a brigade general, when a Sikorsky helicopter bringing reinforcements to the combat zone crashed due to a technical fault, the statement said. The PKK, however, claimed it brought down the Turkish helicopter.
*/Venezuela/Caracas/International Airport Simon Bolivar - RUTACA Boeing 737-200 plane (reg. YV162T) landed on runway 28R at Caracas-Simon Bolivar International Airport (CCS) following a domestic flight from Puerto Ordaz (PZO). After touchdown the airplane swerved to the left. The nose came to rest on the runway embankment.
*/UK/England/Robin Hood's Bay - A light plane crashed into the sea; the pilot died.
*/US/NY/Tompkins County/Dryden - Robinson R-22 helicopter crash kills the pilot.
17.10.2008*/RU/Chita/Cheremkhovo - MiG-29 fighter jet crashed, the pilot safely ejected.
*/Australia/near Camden/Bringelly - Two young honeymooners narrowly avoided tragedy after their light plane crashed in Sydney's west. Their plane clipped a tree. The plane got extensively damaged. The couple had minor head injuries and some neck pain. The man had a possible fractured ankle and the woman was suffering abdominal and back pain.
*/Mexico/Garcia/20 kms from Del Norte Int. Airport/ hill of the Friar - Cessna-402C plane (reg. XC-HAQ) crashed shortly after takeoff killing the 3 occupants on board: the pilot - captain Jaime Emilio Real Cosio, the co-pilot Armando Avila Ochoa and the finance secretary of Baja California Sur state - Nabor Garcia Aguirre. The cause of the crash is still being investigated. However, authorities said the aircraft came down amid heavy fog.
*/Ukraine/Vinnytsya - Yak-18T plane crashed during a test flight after major repairs which were carried out by the 421st Aircraft Repair Plant; both occupants on board were injured.
*/US/Ca/Borrego Springs - An unregistered ultralight plane crashed killing the pilot.
18.10.2008*/South Africa/Mpumalanga/Mountain Range between Lydenburg and Ohrigstad - A Robinson R44 helicopter became entangled in electrical wires and crashed
killing the 3 occupants on board.
*/US/UT/Iron County/Parowan - A home-made, single engine, low-wing plane crashed in Parowan on Saturday killing the male pilot and critically injuring its female passenger.
*/US/TX/Silverton - Piper PA-36-285 plane (reg. N57740) crashed into a field.
*/South Africa/Limpopo/Ellisras - Piper Cherokee 6 approached the airstrip at dusk. The pilot decided to do a go-around, but struck trees and crashed. A fire ensued. One fatality.
19.10.2008*/US/Ca/Big Bear City - Beech F33A plane (reg. N65HP) crash-landed, went off the runway, struck a parked aircraft, a truck, and a hangar.
*/US/TX/Lake Jackson - Cesna-A185F plane (reg. N93291) made an emergency landing in a field because of an engine failure; the plane was damaged.
20.10.2008*/Afghanistan/Kabul/Bagram airfield - Navy P-3 Orion overshot the runway on landing at a base north of the Afghan capital and was destroyed. One crew member suffered a broken ankle. Bagram is the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, located just north of Kabul. The P-3 Orion is a patrol aircraft used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare.
*/Taiwan/near Huayu Island in Penghu County - Air Force's Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) F-CK-1 Ching-kuo carrying two officers went missing at the outer sea area of the Pescadores during a training at the Chingchuankang Airbase. The two officers were Flight Lieutenants Ku Chih-pin and Chen Chien-ting, both of them came from the Hualien Airbase. The accident took place during a routine shooting training.
21.10.2008*/US/CA/Hollister - A small plane landed short of the runway, bounced, and flipped over onto its back at the Frazer Lake Airport.
*/Taiwan/5 nm off Hua-lien - A Navy helicopter carrying five people crashed off eastern Hualien County last night. One military officer was confirmed dead, two injured and two were still unaccounted for in the second incident of its kind to hit the military in two days. The S70-C helicopter was conducting a routine combined reconnaissance and search operations along with six battleships against possible hostile submarines when the mishap occurred.
|Six killed in South Africa plane crash
Four men and two women were killed when their Piper PA-32R-300 Lance plane (reg. ZS-JZF) crashed in Germiston shortly after taking off from the Rand Airport east of Johannesburg on Tuesday. Their light aircraft, operated by P.H. Wittstock, took off at 08:10 and about 2 km into its journey to Ficksburg in the eastern Free State the pilot called in to request an emergency landing. However, the aircraft broke up and burst into flames as it came down behind the Germiston Raceway. The area is surrounded by factories, a golf course and a popular lake. The witnesses said the plane suddenly went down about 500m from the busy N3.
|The site of the crash (Picture: Felix)|
|22.10.2008*/Mexico/Ciudad Victoria - The crash of small plane has killed five people in northern Mexico. The Cessna 310 crashed minutes after taking off Tuesday evening from the Pedro Jose Mendez Airport in Ciudad Victoria. It was headed to Nuevo Laredo. The crash killed the plane's pilot and four notaries public, including the president of the Tamaulipas state College of Notaries Public.|
|Investigators attend the scene of an Italian military helicopter that crashed Thursday Oct. 23, 2008 near Bar-le-Duc, northeastern France, killing all eight people on board. The helicopter, one of two on its way from France to Belgium, went down in the Meuse region between the towns of Lisles-en-Barrois and Vaubecourt.
Photo: Guillaume Ramon (AFP)
|24.10.2008*/US/CO/Jefferson County/Broomfield/Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport - The female pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings about 11:13 a.m. when the Cessna-172 plane nosed-in soon after takeoff and crashed. The pilot was injured.
*/US/UT/Sevier lake - A homemade Rans S-7 plane landed in muddy bed of the lake. Upon landing, the wheels of the airplane sunk roughly 8 inches into the mud. It came to a stop with its nose leaned forward, putting its propeller in the mud.
*/US/VA/Albemarle County/about 20 miles south of Charlottesville - A small plane crash in rural central Virginia has killed a man and a woman on board.
*/Colombia/Antioquia/Anori - A Colombian military helicopter Friday went down due to engine failure in northwestern Colombia, with no casualties, military sources said. The helicopter, which belongs to the Air Force of Colombia (FAC), crashed after engine failure in the municipality of Anori, said Colonel Juan Barrera, commander of the 14 Brigade of the Armyin the department of Antioquia. Barrera dismissed that the accident was caused by an attack from an armed group. "The four people aboard have been rescued and taken to hospitals in the city of Medellin, capital of Antioquia," Barrera said, adding the survivors are in a stable condition.
*/Paraguay/Asuncion - A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Paraguayan capital, killing all five people on board. The two-engine Cessna 402C plane (reg. ZP-TVA) went down in an open field just over a mile (about two kilometers) from Asuncion's international airport. The cause of the crash is unknown, but witnesses saw the plane explode in mid-air. The pilot, co-pilot and three women on board were killed in Friday's crash. The plane belonged to the private hospital Asismed and was used to transport patients. But the pilot had said he would be conducting a test flight, and did not tell officials he would have passengers.
*/Japan/Okinawa island/Nago - A small plane carrying four U.S. airmen burst into flames after an emergency landing on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, leaving its pilot with minor injuries, officials said Saturday. The four-seater Cessna 172 landed in a sugarcane field in Nago during a private flight Friday, catching fire as soon as it hit the ground, cracking its nose cone. The pilot, identified only as a 45-year-old airman from Kadena Air Base, suffered a broken jaw. The three others were rescued without injuries.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/near Vereeniging/ Orange Farm/Poortjie - Two people were killed when their light aircraft crashed near Poortjie in Orange Farm on Friday morning. According to an eyewitness the plane lost control and started spinning. When the wings and the doors started coming off the passenger fell out of the plane.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Lanseria Airport - BeechBaron-58 plane did a wheels-up landing on Runway 24L, apparently due to a technical problem.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Germiston/Rand Airport - Cessna-172 plane (reg. ZS-SDA) suffered a nose-wheel collapse on landing at the intersection of Runway 29/35 after student pilot had just completed his first solo flight. The airport was closed for about 45 minutes, while the aircraft was recovered.
25.10.2008*/South Australia/Goolwa Airport - Strong winds caused the 64-year-old Loxton man to lose control of his vintage Tiger Moth plane on approach to the Goolwa Airfield. The pilot suffered head and spinal injuries in a plane crash.
*/RU/Krasnoyarsk - A cargo Boeing - 747-300 had to return to the departure airport and made an emergency landing because of damage of its right indercarriage.
*/Ireland/ Wicklow County/ near Corriebrock mountain - Search and rescue teams found four bodies in the wreckage of a small airplane in a mountainous area near Ireland's eastern coast on Sunday, Irish authorities said. Rescuers had been searching for the private, single-engine plane that left Gloucester airport in England on Saturday and failed to land at its destination on Ireland's west coast. The wreckage of the Piper PA-28 was discovered about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Dublin, in a mountainous area accessible only by helicopter.
26.10.2008*/US/CA/Rialto - Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 plane (reg. N44848) lost power and force landed in a field near rialto airport and was damaged.
*/US/ LA/ Winnsboro - JDT MiniMax plane (reg. N8637L) on departure, clipped a powerline and crashed.
|Four people have died and one person has been injured after a helicopter crashed near the capital of Russia's Volga Republic of Tatarstan, the regional emergencies center said on Sunday. Photo: ITAR-TASS|
|28.10.2008*/South Africa/Vryburg - A Cessna-210L plane (ZS-NDZ) made an emergency landing after an engine failure. The plane was destroyed.
*/Colombia/Choco province - Four killed in Colombian air crash
Four people were killed and three others injured Tuesday in an air crash in Colombia's western Choco province. The small passenger plane crashed into a nearby mountain after taking off from an airport in Choco province. Four of the seven passengers on board were killed instantly. The three injured have been sent to a local hospital. The plane, belonging to a private company, was destined for Quibdo, capital of the province.
29.10.2008*/UK/England/Norfolk/Seething Airfield - A man has died after his aircraft landed on a tractor that was working at a 'low cost' pilot-training centre. The other man was stable and was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. (Later, In November he died from his injuries.)The driver, although very shaken, was unhurt.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Hekpoort - Two men were killed on Wednesday when their two-seater Samba XL plane (reg. ZU-ENG) crashed near Hekpoort, north-west of Krugersdorp, Gauteng police said. The aircraft fell out of the sky around 5pm on Wednesday, while performing a training flight.. Witnesses said that the aircraft went into a spiral before crashing to the ground.
*/India/near Ludhiana/Jugiana village - Two highly experienced commercial pilots were killed when the six-seat aircraft owned by the Punjab Government crashed in the fields close to the Sahnewal airport, about 10 kms from Ludhiana city, on Wednesday morning. The Beechcraft King Air C-90 fix wing aircraft (reg. VT-EHY), which had been overhauled and reconditioned recently after being in disuse for almost four years, was on test flight before it crashed into the fields adjoining an abandoned industrial unit outside Jugiana village, which is about two kilometers away from the Sahnewal airport in Ludhiana district.
*/Poland/Lublin - Polish Air Force Mi-2 copter fell from 100 m altitude and was damaged beyond repair. The pilot was seriosly hurt. The co-pilot was slightly hurt.
30.10.2008*/UK/England/London/ Heathrow Airport - Both engines of the Cyprus Airways Airbus A330-200 passenger plane suffered after multiple birdstrikes during landing on Heathrow, London. Pilot manage to land the aircraft safe and taxied to the terminal. Flight to Larnaca, Cyprus on this morning was cancelled and the aircraft has been towed for further inspections and repairs.
*/South Africa/Mpumalanga/Sabi-Sabi Nature Reserve - Aerokopter Sanka AK 1-3 (reg. ZU-ETU) crashed and burnt enitrely.
*/Guatemala/Alta Verapaz/ San Isidro - Aerospatiale AS.350B helicopter crashed killing 4 people: the Spanish Virgilio Casados, Jose Luis Briz and Juan Jose Calvo Torre, as well as of the Guatemalan Zafiro Sigfredo.
*/US/PA/Monongahela - Hughes 369D copter (reg. N606AS) was damaged during tree cutting operation 2 miles west of Rostraver airport.
31.10.2008*/Australia/Tasmania/Cressy - Cessna A188/A1 "Agwagon 300" plane (reg. VH-KVM), operated by Liddle's Air Service LTD, crashed and burst into flames. The 21-year-old pilot escaped with burns to his hands and face.
*/South Africa/Eastern Cape/ 70 kms NE from Port Elizabeth/Shamwari Game Lodge - Cessna-207 plane was attempting a touch-and-go when the undercarriage collapsed due to a hard landing.
*/Iran/Kish island - An ultra-light aircraft crashed while performing air show in southern Kish island. The 54 year-old pilot was killed. Over 100 companies from Iran, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Canada, France, China, and a number of other countries were participating in the Fourth International Iran Kish Air Shows.
|Searchers began combing the rugged terrain on Wednesday after a hiker found identification documents belonging to Fossett earlier in the week. The wreckage was found about a quarter-mile from where hiker Preston Morrow made his discovery Monday.
The IDs provided the first possible clue about Fossett's whereabouts since he disappeared Sept. 3, 2007, after taking off from a Nevada ranch owned by hotel magnate Barron Hilton.
"I remember the day he crashed, there were large thunderheads over the peaks around us," Mono County Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger said, gesturing to the mountains flanking Mammoth Lakes.
Aviators had previously flown over Mammoth Lakes, about 90 miles south of the ranch, in the search for Fossett, but it had not been considered a likely place to find the plane.
The most intense searching was concentrated north of the town, given what searchers knew about sightings of Fossett's plane, his plans for when he had intended to return and the amount of fuel he had in the plane.
A judge declared Fossett legally dead in February following a search for the famed aviator that covered 20,000 square miles.
|02.10.2008// US/ CA/ Mammoth Lakes - Searchers found the wreckage of Steve Fossett's airplane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada just over a year after the millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears to have hit the mountainside head-on.
Crews conducting an aerial search late Wednesday spotted what turned out to be the wreckage in the Inyo National Forest near the town of Mammoth Lakes. They confirmed around 11 p.m. that the tail number found matched Fossett's single-engine Bellanca plane.
Human remains were found in the wreckage.
Most of the plane's fuselage disintegrated on impact, and the engine was found several hundred feet away.