|Военен самолет катастрофира
в Индонезия, 24 загинали
06.04.2009//05:30 по Гринуич
Индонезийски военен самолет Фокер-27, с бордови номер А-2703, се завръщал от тренировъчен полет на летището със смесено предназначение Husein Sastranegara в гр. Бандунг, Западна Ява, Индонезия, когато поради проливен дъжд и намалена видимост при кацането се блъснал в хангар и експлоадирал. На борда му освен 6- членният екипаж, се намирали инструктор и 17 военнослужащи от елитна парашутна част. Няма оцелели при катастрофата.
Няма пострадали на земята, но хангарът е силно повреден, а също и намиращите се в него самолети, от които два Boeing 737, два CN-235 и един MC 212-200.
|Indonesian air force plane crashes,
A military aircraft hit a hangar and exploded on landing at Bandung's Hussein Sastranegara airport, West Java, killing scores of military personnels.
An Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 (A-2703) went down on Monday at about 12.30 p.m as the plane attempted to land in heavy rains causing the plane to explode and killing 17 military personnel from the Airforce elite squad, one trainer, and six crews.
The accident damaged five other planes in the hangar, two Boeing 737, two CN-235 and one MC 212-200.
No one on the ground at the Husein Sastranegara airstrip was injured.
Witnesses in and around the airport reported a blast before seeing fire and smoke pluming from the airport area.
The plane according to a military spokesman was carrying a number of air force elite personnels on parachute training, and the accident was due to low visibility in the airport as the plane tried to land. Husein Sastranegara Airport, like many regional airport in the country also serves as miliatry airbase.
|В Индонезии разбился военный
самолет с 24 пассажирами
06.04.2009//05:30 по Гринвичу
Исполнявший тренировочный полет самолет военно-воздушных сил Индонезии разбился при заходе на посадку. Авиакатастрофа произошла в понедельник в аэропорту провинции Западная Ява (West Java) в 12:30 по местному времени. В то время шел дождь.
Фоккер 27 (Fokker 27, бортовой номер A-2703), заходил на посадку, когда произошла катастрофа. Находившиеся на его борту солдаты элитной подразделении совершали тренировочный полет. Все 24 человека на борту погибли.
Несколькими часами ранее суд Индонезии приговорил к двум годам тюремного заключения пилота самолета местной авиакомпании Garuda Indonesia, который разбился в 2007 году в аэропорту города Джокьякарта на острове Ява при заходе на посадку. В той авиакатастрофе погиб 21 человек. Суд счел летчика виновным в преступной халатности.
|Отново катастрофа с вертолет
край бреговете на Шотландия,
01.04.2009//12:57 по Гринуич
Великобритания/Абърдиншиер/ 40-60 км източно от бреговете на Шотландия
Вертолетът AS 332L2 Mk2 с бордови номер G-REDL и собственост на авиокомпанията „Бонд” изпълнявал полет 85N при който превозвал поредната смяна от нефтодобивници от нефтеното находище „Милър” в Северно море за Абърдийн, Шотландия. На борда му имало 16 души, от които 14 работници на нефтени платформи и двама пилоти. Приблизително на 40-60 км от брега екипажът на вертолета подал сигнал „Бедствие”, което станало в 13:57 ч м. вр., след което настъпила тишина по радиоканала. Започнала спасително издирвателна операция с участието на дузина плавателни съдове, 2 хеликоптера и самолет за взаимодействие „Нимрод”. Спасителните салове били открити, но празни и преобърнати. Намерени са останки от катастрофиралия вертолет, които подсказват за фатален сблъсък на въздушното средство с водната повърхност. Извадени са от водата телата на 8 души. Останалите предстои да бъдат открити, но няма надежда някой от тях да е оцелял. Инцидентът станал в изключително благоприятно за полети време, при добра видимост, в тихо и спокойно време.
Само 6 седмици назад, друг вертолет на авиооператора „Бонд”, Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma 2 с бордови номер G-REDU, катастрофира край нефтеното поле ETAP в Северно море, но като по чудо нямаше дори ранени. Тази катастрофа е била онзи знак, онази хармонична от въздействието на материята около нас, която е подсказала за приближаващата трагедия.
-16 загинали; загуба на скъпо струващо въздушно средство; много разочарование и негативни емоции за личния състав;
-провежда се разследване за изясняване на причините довели до катастрофата;
-Компанията за добив на нефт и обслужваща нефтените полета в този район „ВР” разтрогва договора си за въздушен превоз с авиооператора „Бонд Офшоре Хеликоптерс”.
|16 человек погибли при крушении вертолета у берегов Британии
01.04.2009//12:57 по Гринвичу
16 человек погибли в среду в результате крушения вертолета с нефтяниками у берегов Британии.
Вертолет Super Puma AS 332L2 Mk2 компании Bond, на котором смена нефтяников возвращалась с нефтяной платформы компании BP, упал в среду в Северном море примерно в 60 километрах от побережья области Абердиншир на востоке Шотландии.
По данным местной полиции, найдены тела восьми погибших. Всего на борту находилось 16 человек.
Поисково-спасательная операция продолжается. В ней задействованы два вертолета британских ВВС и патрульный наблюдательный самолет морской авиации Nimrod.
Это не первый подобный инцидент в Британии за последние два месяца. В феврале в Северном море упал вертолет Super Puma, на борту которого находились 16 нефтяников и двое пилотов. Всем удалось спастись.
|16 dead in North Sea
UK/Scotland/Aberdeenshire/15 miles off Peterhead
The Bond aircraft was returning from a BP-operated oil platform just before 2 pm when it went down off the Aberdeenshire coast.
Eight bodies have been recovered from the North Sea after a helicopter came down in the North Sea.
The remaining eight persons are unaccounted for.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the aircraft, a Bond AS 332L2 Mk2, was carrying 16 people, including two crew, when it came down.
It was returning from the Miller oil and gas field.
Two life-rafts were spotted in the water which were both overturned. The search is continuing for the remaining passengers and crew.
The incident comes about six weeks after a Bond Super Puma with 18 people on board ditched in the North Sea as it approached a production platform owned by BP. Everyone survived the accident.
The alarm was raised today when Aberdeen Coastguard received a mayday call at about 13.57, and a major rescue operation was launched.
Two RAF helicopters and a Nimrod were scrambled to the scene. They were being assisted in the search by 11 vessels, including two RNLI lifeboats from Fraserburgh and Peterhead.
Emergency services were placed on stand-by.
The helicopter which crashed in the North Sea underwent a "catastrophic impact" with the water, Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy said today.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said: "It is an awful tragedy and obviously our thoughts are with the families and their loved ones across the oil and gas community."
Grampian Police said concerned relatives are asked to contact 01224 836479.
|This helicopter (G-REDL), a Bond Super Puma AS332L2, had performed Flight 85 N, which had been due to arrive at Aberdeen Heliport at 2:15 p.m. local time (1315GMT), crashed in the North Sea killing all 16 people on board.|
|The passengers who died were: Brian Barkley, 30; James Costello, 24; Stuart Wood, 27; Alex Dallas, 62, and Vernon Elrick, 41, all from Aberdeen; Nairn Ferrier, 40, from Dundee; Nolan Goble, 44, from Norwich; Gareth Hughes, 53, from Angus; Warren Mitchell, 38, from Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire; David Rae, 63, from Dumfries; Leslie Taylor, 41, from Kintore, Aberdeenshire; Raymond Doyle, 57, from Cumbernauld and James Edwards, 33, from Liverpool, Mihails Zuravskis, 39, from Riga, Latvia.
The captain, Paul Burnham, 31, from Methlick, Aberdeenshire, and co-pilot Richard Menzies, 24, from Droitwich, were also killed.
|06.04.2009//05:30 GMT - A military Fokker F-27 (A-2703) hit a hangar and exploded on landing at Bandung's Hussein Sastranegara airport, West Java, killing 24 military personnels. Five other planes were damaged.|
|06.04.2009*/Italy/Pradalunga - A glider (D-4091) crash-landed in a field injuring the pilot.
07.04.2009*/UK/Chichester/Goodwood Airfield (EGHR) - The aircraft, a Stampe et Renard SV-4C Stampe (G-BEPC), moved off without its pilot after he started the engine by hand-cranking the propeller and was unable to get in the plane before it moved on without him. The plane turned in circles for a few minutes in the airfield before it straightened itself out and took off. The airplane flew a few hundred yards before smashing trees at the perimeter of the airfield. The 1940s two-seater suffered substantial damage.
|The aircraft, was carrying Press Undersecretary Jose Capadocia, presidential military aide Brig. Gen. Carlos Clet, Undersecretary for Presidential Engagements and Appointments Malou Frostrom, Presidential Management Staff assistant director Perlita Bandayanon, Navy Petty Officer 1 Demy Reyno, and Air Force Staff Sergeant Roe Gem Perez.
The pilots were identified as Major Rolando Sacatani and Captain Alvin Alegata.
Search and retrieval operations were hampered by the heavy rains and the mountainous terrain of the area.
The remains will be airlifted Thursday.
Initial investigations showed that the chopper, which left Loakan Airport in Baguio City at around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, “attempted to land in Banawe but was hampered by the inclement weather,” Diciano said.
“Instead of returning to Loakan and based on the information received by the command post, the pilot reported that he saw an opening and attempted or tried to land the chopper. Suddenly, it lost contact with the ground,” he said.
|The crashed presidential Bell-412 (1946)|
|No survivors in presidential chopper crash in Philippines, 8 killed
07.04.2009//about 08:30 GMT
Philippines/Ifugao/Lagawe - The burnt wreckage of Presidential chopper carrying the presidential officials was found on a steep slope near Lagawe, Ifugao, by joint forces of local and military authorities after it was reported missing late Tuesday afternoon.
Col. Samuel Diciano, ground Deputy Regional Director of the Cordillera and ground commander of the search and rescue operations, said the wreckage of Bell 412 (tail number 1946) was found by the elements of 1604 Benguet Provincial Police officers at Sitio Mangengeheh, Ehed, Tinoc in this municipality at close to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
“The chopper was totally burned. Three charred bodies were found inside the wreckage,” Diciano said.
The charred remains of the five other passengers were found scattered a few meters within the crash site.
|08.04.2009*/US/WA/Vancouver/NW Fair Acres Drive - Two people (a man and a woman) were slightly injured after their experimental aircraft crashed through a fence and hit a garage.
*/Netherlands/Texel - Piper J3C-65 plane (N70889), owned by Flying Focus, crashed on its approach injuring the pilot.
*/Mexico/Sinaloa/Cubiri - Three people died when a Mexican Geological Service helicopter (ECMIN-1000) crashed on Wednesday in a mountainous area of northwestern Mexico state Sinaloa.
*/Canada/BC/Mamquam Glacier - A ski plane, which had landed on the glacier, crashed on takeoff injuring the pilot.
|The four-engine British Aerospace 146-300 plane (PK-BRD), operated by Aviastar Mandiri, departed Jayapura (DJJ) on a cargo flight to Wamena (WMX). The airplane carried staples such as rice and flour. The crew consisted of a captain, co-pilot, engineer, loadmaster and two flight attendants. In Wamena the airplane was supposed to pick up the Governor of Papua. According to eyewitnesses, the plane was "about to land", but "went around again".|
|During the circuit the aircraft disappeared. On approach to runway 15 the airplane entered clouds, struck the side of Gunung Pike Mountain and burst into flames. All 6 on board were killed in the crash. Wamena Airport is situated at the Baliem Valley with an airport elevation of 5085 feet and surrounded by mountains up to 12.000 feet high. The instrument approach procedure is not available for this aerodrome. This aerodrome is VFR operation only.|
|Aviastar Mandiri BAe 146-300 plane (PK-BRD)|
|The wreckage of the plane near Wamena|
|Six dead in Indonesia plane crash
|09.04.2009*/US/WA/Jefferson County/Port Townsend airport - A light sport two-passenger Remos made in 2007 crashed on takeoff injuring the pilot.
*/New Zealand/near Hanmer Springs/Waiau River - A Piper Cub plane ditched into the river.
*/US/OR/Cove - A single engine Ayres Corp. model S2R-T34 fixed wing airplane (N114JP) lost air speed while making a low pass, then skipped 150 yards across a field and crashed into a raised bank along a creek. The pilot of a crop duster suffered only minor injuries.
10.04.2009*/Slovakia/Nove Zamky - On approach an Aerospool WT-9 Dynamic Club T plane (OM-COMP) struck the top of electricity pylon and crashed.
12.04.2009*/US/FL/off Davis Islands - A small seaplane crashes into the bay.
*/Australia/Victoria/Benalla - An ultralight plane crashed on landing during a training exercise. The 2 occupants on board were injured.
*/China/off Shanghai/near the estuary of the Yangtze River - A mechanic is missing after a Harbin Z-9A Haitun helicopter (B-7109) from China's Antarctic exploration ship, Xuelong, crashed in the East China Sea off Shanghai Sunday. Four crew members, all men, were aboard the helicopter when it crashed near the estuary of the Yangtze River at about 11:20 a.m., said a spokesman for the China Marine Search and Rescue Center. Three were rescued and rushed to hospital, the spokesman said. One of them is in serious condition and the other two are stable.
*/Japan/Takamatsu Airport - An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 767-300, flight NH-533 from Tokyo Haneda to Takamatsu (Japan) with 98 passengers and 8 crew, struck its tail onto the runway while landing at Takamatsu in gusting winds. The crew aborted the landing, went around and performed a safe landing 20 minutes later.
*/Canada/Edmonton/Strathcona County/Cooking Lake Airport - A Cessna-172A plane (C-GMHB) went down at 12:45 p.m. with a man and woman aboard.
Both were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The plane ended up on its roof with minimal damage.
13.04.2009*/Czech Republic/Stredocesky region/Benesov - A Cessna-421B plane crashed on takeoff. There was landing gear and propeller damage in the amount of 2 mil. CZK (100 000 USD). No one was injured.
14.04.2009*/US/WY/Teton County/Togwotee Pass - A Piper plane crashed injuring a girl on board.
*/Australia/Qsld/Toowoomba/Oakey Army Aviation Centre - A Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain plane carrying six people made a safe belly-landing at Oakey airport, near Toowoomba in southeast Queensland, after experiencing landing gear problems. The civilian aircraft landed safely today and nobody was injured.
*/Turkey/Mustafakemalpasa/Muradiyesarnic - A TuAF F-16 jet, belonging to 9-th air wing in Balikesir, crashed during a training flight in a forest area located in the M. Kemalpasa district. Wreckage has been recovered and government officials have announced that the pilot was killed. Approximately six hours after the crash, Search and recovery teams have arrived in the area and located the wreckage approximately 20 kilometres from the Muradiyesarnic village. The governor of Balikesir province says the F-16 pilot identified to be a First Lieutenant Fatih Korcam's did not survive. The F-16 departed from Balikesir AB at approximately 21.00h local time during a night training exercise. Shortly after it left the local region contact was lost with no signature on radar.
16.04.2009*/US/FL/Pembroke Pines - No one was injured when a small plane crashed at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Thursday morning. The twin-engine Piper Seminole was coming in for a landing when there was a problem with the landing gear.
*/US/AZ/Chandler Municipal Airport - A small helicopter was practicing some hovering maneuvers on runnway B at about 8:40 a.m. when it landed on its side.
|Eleven People Feared Dead After Plane Crash in Papua
Indonesia/Irian Jaya/Mount Gergaji area
Eleven people were missing and feared dead on Friday night after a Pilatus PC-6 (PK-LTJ) belonging to Mimika Air crashed in poor weather during a flight from Illaga to Mulia in Papua Province.
The single-engine Pilatus Porter plane was believed to have crashed somewhere in the Mount Gergaji area.
The plane reportedly left Ilaga at 10:15 a.m. local time and had been expected to arrive in Mulia 30 minutes later.
|Rihulay said the crash site had been spotted by a Christian Mission Aviation Fellowship pilot, who passed over the area at around 2 p.m. The Mimika Air plane was piloted by Nay May Linn Aung of Myanmar and co-piloted by Makmur. The passengers were identified as Marthen Jitmau, Melkias, Tolli, Herman Snafi, Wilem Mayau, Lasarus Wonda, Ruben Murib, Temina Murib and Murib’s 3-year-old child.
The plane was carrying election materials, including tabulated ballot papers.
Separately, Franz Wenas, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, or KNKT said that he could not say whether the relatively new plane had crashed as a result of engine failure or bad weather.
“It is too premature to conclude that the plane crashed due to engine failure,” he said, adding that the KNKT was waiting for the results of Saturday’s search.
“We are still waiting, but the cause of the crash is suspected as being the poor weather,” he said.
The temperature is believed to have been about 4 degrees Celsius at the time of the crash, with heavy cloud cover in the area.
|British boy dies in Venezuela plane crash
Venezuela/near Venezuela's Angel Falls/Canaima - A 6-year-old British boy was killed when a small plane carrying British tourists crashed shortly after takeoff from an airstrip near Venezuela's Angel Falls. The boy was traveling with eight other British tourists, including his parents. All 10 survivors on board, including a Venezuelan pilot and co-pilot, were flown to nearby Ciudad Bolivar and were being treated for injures at a hospital.
The boy's aunt, June Holman, said the dead child was 6-year-old Thomas Horne.
The single-engine plane, a Cessna 208 Caravan (YV1181), crashed Friday afternoon near the runway in the popular tourist destination of Canaima, a national park where they went to visit Venezuela's famed Angel Falls. The plane had gotten airborne and the engine failed. It fell very close to the runway. Investigators were headed for the crash site on Saturday to determine the cause of the crash.
Three of the people on board were seriously injured and the others four had light injuries.
The tour to Angel Falls was organized by First Choice, a division of TUI Travel PLC.
|18.04.2009*/US/KY/10 miles from Edmonton - A Kitfox Speedster plane (N191KF) crashed killing the pilot.
*/US/Tenn./Church Hill - A Kolb Firestar II plane (N582EF) hit a fence while landing at a small private landing strip, flipping over. The pilot was hospitalized.
*/US/TX/McAllen - Three people were taken to a hospital early Saturday when Continental Flight 511 landed in McAllen. The plane experienced severe turbulence.
19.04.2009*/US/CA/El Capitan State Beach - Search initiated after the Extra EA-300 plane (N101PK) disappeared from radar. Some debris was found, but the pilot is missing. Witnesses say the aircraft crashed into the sea while performing aerobatic maneuvers.
*/US/NC/Lake Gaston - A Sunday morning ride in the skies came to a watery end on Lake Gaston when an ultralight aircraft equipped with pontoons flipped on landing. One person was treated for minor injuries and one other came out unscathed in the crash.
*/Australia/Tasmania/Launceston airport - A 62-year-old man whose light plane (VH-ZMC) crashed near Launceston Airport on Sunday is now in a stable condition in hospital. The pilot was doing routine training drills when he lost control of the aircraft which crashed into a paddock half a kilometre short of the runway.
*/US/Ark./Fayetteville Executive Airport. - Two corporate planes were destroyed after a weekend fire at the Fayetteville Executive Airport. The Cessna Citation II and Beechcraft King Air B200 were burned in the Saturday morning blaze when a jet fuel fire engulfed a hangar at the airport. The planes were owned by Spitfire Aviation. Spitfire offers private plane and pilot services, and also conducts excursion off-road motorcycle trips to Mexico.
20.04.2009*/US/AZ/Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - A Mesa U.S. Airways plane propeller struck a ground power unit while the aircraft was landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Monday night. It happened at about 6 p.m. The propeller broke into several pieces and debris spread all over the airfield. No one was hurt.
*/US/UT/Ogden-Hinckley Airport - An F-16 fighter pilot drove off a runway during a landing at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport on Monday afternoon. The jet had been diverted to the Ogden airport after an earlier problem closed an airstrip at Hill Air Force Base, according to a news release by the 388th Fighter Wing air combat command. No one was injured, but the jet was damaged.
*/US/LA/Slaughter - A Titan Tornado homebuilt airplane crashed on approach to the airport and killed the pilot.
*/Jamaika/Montego Bay/Sangster International airport - CanJet Flight 918 departed from Halifax at 19:15 on a flight to Montego Bay-Sangster International Airport (MBJ), Jamaica and Santa Clara Airport (SNU), in Cuba. After landing at Montego Bay, a 21-year-old Jamaican man breached security and burst onto the plane brandishing a gun. Passengers reported he wanted to leave the country. He reportedly fired the gun once through the open cabin door. Flight attendants managed to negotiate the early release of all 174 passengers and two crew members. Military police stormed the airplane after negotiations broke down around 06:40. The hijacker was arrested.
*/US/TX/McKinney - An American Legend AL3 Legend Cub plane (N273MS) flipped over during landing practice at Collin County Regional Airport (KTKI). Pilot received minor injuries only.
*/US/WA/Auburn - The 960 pound Challenger II Light Sport Aircraft was cruising at 2,000 feet when the pilot apparently lost pitch control. The BRS emergency parachute system was deployed at 1,800 feet and the Challenger II descended into the front yard of a residence in Auburn. The landing gear was damaged slightly and the pilot sustained some bruises.
21.04.2009*/Switzerland/glacier Trient - A Piper PA-18 made a forced landing and has been damaged.
*/US/CA/Groveland/near Pine Mountain Lake Airport - Beech V35B Bonanza plane (N8124R) crashed in a field close to the airport during touch-and-go landing practice due to engine problems. The passenger was injured.
*/Canada/ON/Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier Int'l Airport - The Porter Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-402 aircraft, tail number C-GLQD, (operating as flight POE263) was inbound to Ottawa (CYOW) from Toronto (City Centre) Airport (CYTZ). During the landing on runway 07, the aircraft's tail struck the ground.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Lanseria Airport - The nose gear failed to extend and the Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign plane (ZS-JDL), belonging to JAIR (Pty) Ltd, landed with the gear still retracted damaging the underside of the aircraft.
22.04.2009*/Japan/Osaka-Itami International Airport - The flight JC-2242 was landing on Itami's (main) runway 32L in steady northwesterly winds of about 10 knots, when the McDonnell Douglas MD-81airplane (JA8260) struck its left wing tip onto the runway. The airplane received minor damages to its wing tip, especially wing tip lights. The runway was closed for about one hour for inspection and removal of debris.
*/US/WI/near Grantsburg - A small plane crashed on takeoff killing the pilot.
*/US/LA/Des Allemands - An Aero Adventure Aventura 2 plane (N912SC) crashed on its approach killing the pilot.
*/US/GA/Moultrie - Maule M-5-180C plane (N66VJ) made a forced landing in a field.
*/RU/Tomsk oblast - Mi-2 helicopter (RA-23302) crashed.
23.04.2009*/US/GA/Dooly County/Pinehurst - An agricultural Cessna 188-B aircraft (N4789Q), owned by A&C Ag Aviation, crashed on landing killing the pilot.
*/US/PA/Adams County/Fairfield - A glider (N818FM) crashed on landing at Mid Atlantic Soaring Center Airport in gusty wind conditions. The pilot was injured.
24.04.2009*/Morocco/Marrakech - A Cirrus SR-22 plane (N45GH) crashed enroute killing the 4 occupants on board (3male/1female - Belgian nationals).
*/US/Hawaii - Air Canada flight AC34, Boeing 777-200LR (C-FIUJ) from Sydney to Vancouver, experienced severe turbulence southwest of Hawaii and diverted to Honolulu. At least 4 crew and 11 passengers injured, 4 hospitalized. Aircraft departed for Vancouver a few hours later.
*/US/FL/Polk County/Lake Wales - A single-engine, 2006 Technam Sierra light sport plane crashed on takeoff and caught fire.
*/US/OR/Astoria/Columbia River - A small plane (N653SB) crashed into the river.
25.04.2009*/Egypt/Luxor/near Gourna - The hot air balloon crashed while taking tourists on a sightseeing trip over the west bank of Luxor. Thirteen passengers were injured.
*/US/SC/Mount Pleasant/Pirate's Cove - A Cessna T310R plane (N3690G) crash-landed in a marshy area.
*/France/SW of Bastia - An Eurocopter EC145 (F-ZBPM) (callsign "Dragon 2B") transported a pregnant woman to hospital in Bastia, Corsica. She gave birth in flight. Shortly afterwards the helicopter crashed in a mountainous region. The new-born baby, the mother, the doctor, the pilot and an engineer were killed - (all 5).
*/US/CA/Redding - A small plane (N518PV) made an emergency landing after loss of fuel pressure, damaged.
*/UK/England/Foxholes - A French-built Robin Aiglon two seater plane crashed on landing injuring a woman.
*/Canada/Ottawa-Rockcliffe Airport - A severe storm ripped through Ottawa-Rockcliffe Airport with wind-speeds reaching 115 km/h. 22 aircraft were severely damaged, half of which will probably be written off. A Cessna 172M Skyhawk II plane (C-GCOX) was flipped upside down in the storm; A Cessna 182A plane (C-FKQX) had its undercarriage collapse with possible damage to the starboard wing; A Cessna 170 B plane (C-FFTU) was flipped over by the wind, the starboard wing is crumpled and the tail is broken off; A Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee plane (C-GDYE) was flipped over by the wind causing damage to the tail and upper surfaces of the aircraft as well as the wings; A Cessna 172A plane (N7240T) was flipped over by the wind and there is damage to the tail and upper surfaces of the aircraft; A Cessna 172M plane (C-GWZA) had its tail broken off by flying debris; Piper Cherokee Six plane (CF-ENG) was flipped upside down by the wind causing substantial damage to the wings, tail and upper surfaces of the aircraft.
26.04.2009*/UK/England/Devon/Witheridge - A BAC 167 Strikemaster plane suffered an engine failure and landed on its belly in a field.
*/US/WA/Mansfield Airport - An experimental plane (N33254) crashed on landing injuring the 3 people on board.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Vereeniging - A Cessna-195 plane (ZS-BFW) crashed on landing in gusty crosswind conditions.
*/Canada/QC/Masson - Maule M6-235 plane landed on a private airstrip and overturned.
*/Puerto Rico/San Juan-Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) - A Douglas DC-3C plane (N136FS), operated by Four Star Air Cargo, has been caught fire while taxiing.
|02.04.2009*/Philippines/between Tuguegarao and Maconacon - A Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander airplane (RP-C764) with 7 people on board took off from the Tuguegarao Airport (TUG) at 08:55 on a thirty-minute flight to Maconacon. The airplane did not arrive at its destination and authorities are still looking for a sign of the Islander. Later they were found dead.
04.04.2009*/US/FL/Sarasota County/Englewood - An “experimental” single-engine plane was doing tricks before it crashed in some woods near an Englewood industrial park today, killing one person on board and injuring another.
*/US/AL/Cherokee County/Centre - A single engine plane crashed into a home injuring seriously the pilot (later he died) and 2 occupants in the house.
*/US/TX/Brazoria County - A small plane crashed injuring the pilot.
*/US/MT/Flathead County/Skydive Lost Prairie airstrip - A small plane dropping skydivers had to make an emergency landing at the Skydive Lost Prairie airstrip late Saturday afternoon, flipping onto its top. The plane's landing gear fell off as the plane was dropping skydivers at roughly 5 p.m. Saturday
*/US/NH/Portsmouth International Airport - A single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane crash-landed after an aborted departure Saturday evening at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. The plane was damaged.
05.04.2009*/Switzerland/Wallis - DG Flugzeugbau DG-505 Elan Orion plane (HB-3292) crashed after the pilot bailed out using parachute.
*/Germany/Wustemark - A small plane crashed near a building killing the pilot.
*/France/Dierre airport - A Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (G-CESO) crashed on landing and burned. The 3 occupants on board were killed.
|7 killed in Congo plane crash
Central African Republic/Bandundu/Massamba
Seven people died in Wednesday's plane crash in Democratic Republic of Congo, its transport minister said on Thursday. The Boeing 737-275 (TL-ADM) was flying from Bangui, capital of Central African Republic (CAR), to Zimbabwe for a maintenance check and was carrying crew and mechanics when it crashed around 210 km (125 miles) east of Kinshasa.
"There were two crew members aboard as well as five mechanics, who were accompanying the plane ... There were no survivors," Transport Minister Matthieu Pita said.
The plane had made a brief stopover in neighbouring Congo Republic and was registered in Central African Republic. The crew had not notified aviation authorities in Kinshasa of their flight plan. The government in CAR issued a statement on Thursday confirming the deaths, saying the two crew members were from Congo Republic (Brazzaville) while others killed were from France-1, CAR-1, Zimbabwe-1 and Cameroon-2. The plane belonged to a CAR-based company called BAKO AIR and had been in and out of service in recent years, the government in Bangui said.
|The Bako Air logo on the tail of the crashed Boeing 737-275 (TL-ADM).|
|27.04.2009*/South Africa/Gauteng/Heidelberg Airfield - A Zenith Zodiac 601 XL plane (ZU-EOW) collapsed the nose gear on landing.
*/US/GA/Waycross-Ware County Airport (KAYS) - A Cessna-150K plane (N6213G) landed short of the runway due to a wind gust, breaking its nose gear and flipping over. Pilot received minor injuries.
*/Venezuela/Maracaibo-La Chinita International Airport (MAR/SVMC) - Hydraulic problems forced the crew to burn off fuel in a holding pattern and return to the airport. On landing the Boeing 737-232 airplane (YV268T) went off the runway, coming to rest 50m after the runway edge.
*/US/NY/Madison County/Eaton - Explorer Aeronautique Inc. Ecoflyer plane (C-IOFL) crashed in a wooded area killing the pilot.
*/US/Massachusetts/Nantucket/Nantucket Memorial Airport - A Cessna-402C plane (N769EA) collapsed the left main gear on landing.
*/Mexico/Guadalajara - The crew of a Magnicharters Boeing 737-200, registration XA-MAF performing flight GMT-585 from Cancun to Guadalajara (Mexico) with 108 passengers and 8 crew, reported unsafe main gear while on approach to Guadalajara. The gear trouble could not be resolved, the crew had to decide to land on runway 28 without main landing gear. The crew managed to touch down and bring the airplane to a stop on both engine pods and the nose gear. The left engine caught fire during the slow down. The fire was quickly doused by the emergency services attending the landing. All occupants were evacuated via slides. The airport reported 4 passengers received minor injuries, one of them was brought to a hospital. The engine fire was the result of the landing without main gear. The airplane sustained substantial damage to engines and flaps.
|30.04.2009*/Indonesia/Bogor - A Beech/Raytheon C23 Sundowner aircraft, registered as PK-ANW and owned by the Indonesian Flying College, or STPI, in Curug, Tangerang, Banten Province, reportedly left the air base at 1:28 p.m. local time under clear skies. The state aviation school’s plane crashed in the Tenjo subdistrict of Bogor on Thursday, killing the pilot trainer and badly injuring the two student passengers on board.
*/13:48 GMT//RU/Yakutia/Pokrovka - Antonov An-2 plane (RF-00842) crashed on landing killing all 3 occupants on board. On landing in bad weather the plane struck power lines.