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 December 2015



Scale of the danger



  • India/ Chennai International Airport (VOMM) Ц A Embraer 500 Phenom 100 (VT-AJI), Embraer 500 Phenom 100, Piaggio Avanti, Five Dornier aircrafts (including Dornier 228, reg. CG765) and two Cheetah helicopters, Gulfstream G200 plane (VT-EHT), Gulfstream G200 (VT-EHF), Bombardier BD-700 Global 6000 (VT-SNG), Hawker 900XP, Learjet 60XR, Raytheon Premier 1 were completely flooded in heavy rainfall. Engineers of the HAL, which manufactures and maintains these aircrafts, have already inspected the loss and damage and they are believed to have given an estimate close to `50 crore (or approximately 7 650 000 USD) for repairs and to make them airworthy.

  • US/ FL/ Lemon Bay Preserve/ 1 mile W of Kenisco Road in South Venice Ц A Helicopter Academy Robinson R22 training helicopter (N8560M) landed on soft terrain and sustained damaged to the skids, fuselage, tail boom, and windshield. The pilot could not explain why the helicopter landed hard. She then exited the helicopter to go retrieve the windshield that had popped off during landing. While standing out in front of the helicopter, one of the main rotor blades struck her on the left side of the head, fracturing her orbital bone. The female student named as Agnus Jolumo was airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with head and facial injuries, while the male instructor Ronald Vasconcelos went by land ambulance with minor injuries to Venice Bayfront Health.

  • US/ FL/ Miami/ SE of Opa-Locka Executive Airport (KOPF) Ц A Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six (N5568J) force landed to canal embankment terrain shortly after takeoff. The airplane came to rest inverted southeast of the airport, sustaining substantial damage, and the 3 occupants onboard received serious injuries.

  • Belize/ Spanish Lookout Community near the Aguacate Lagoon Ц A Cessna (YZ3241) was found totally burnt out. It had probably been used for transporting drugs and was set on fire intentionally.



  • South Africa/ Gauteng/ Wonderboom General Flying Area Ц A training Aircraft Factory D6 Sling 2 (ZU-WMM) suffered an electrical failure that resulted in a forced landing. The undercarriage collapsed on landing.

  • South Africa/ Limpopo/ Musina Ц A Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (ZS-SDJ) crashed about 1 nautical mile south from where it took off. It approaching over a mine dump at which point a change in the engine pitch was noted. The helicopter rapidly lost height and impacted the ground. It appears to have lost a skid and the tail at that point, after that it impacted an embankment about 2m in height. The fuselage came to rest on the other side of the embankment. Both occupants onboard died.

  • Germany/ Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF) Ц A Condor Flugdienst Airbus A321-211 (WL) passenger plane (D-AIAF) was being moved by a towing truck at the time, when it impacted a light tower which then fell on top of the aircraft, across the forward fuselage. The aircraft was repaired.

  • US/ KS/ Medicine Lodge/ Pixley/ SE of Medicine Lodge Airport (K51) Ц A Stinson 108 plane (N97537) clipped a fence while on approach to a private airstrip. The airplane came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage. One of the two occupants onboard was seriously injured. One occupant onboard the aircraft received minor injuries.

  • US/ TN/ Montgomery County/ Fredonia community Ц An US army, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade "Screaming Eagles", AH-64E Apache Guardian training helicopter (15-03065) crashed and caught fire. Both occupants onboard died.



  • UK/ Lancashire/ Irish Sea, 2.5 miles off Blackpool Ц A Rockwell Commander 114B plane (2-ROAM) suddenly disappeared from radar screens. The small plane vanished at 9am as it approached Blackpool airport and it is feared its pilot may have been killed in the crash.

  • US/ FL/ Boca Raton/ Boca Raton Airport (KBCT) Ц A Cessna 172N Skyhawk (N5185D) experienced a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion upon landing. The airplane sustained substantial damage. No injuries.

  • US/ NY/ White Plains/ Westchester County Airport (KHPN) Ц A Cessna 210L Centurion (N732BC) made a belly landing. No injuries.

  • US/ FL/ Merritt Island/ Merritt Island Airport (KCOI) Ц A Beechcraft C23 Sundowner plane (N6022U) experienced a nose gear collapse upon landing. No injuries.

  • Slovenia/ near Ljubljana Ц A Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III (OE-DYM) crashed near Ljubljana after reporting problems to the ATC in Ljubljana. The aircraft was found crashed on a wooded hillside at around 21:00LT with the Austrian pilot killed.

  • US/ CA/ Mammoth Lakes/ Mammoth Yosemite Airport (KMMH) Ц A Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage (N546C) impacted airport terrain shortly after takeoff. The airplane sustained substantial damage and one of two occupants onboard received minor injuries.



  • US/ KY/ Vine Grove/ NW of Vine Grove Airport (70KY) Ц A Beechcraft D35 Bonanza (N2991B) lost engine power shortly after takeoff. The aircraft impacted powerlines and terrain. No injuries.

  • Australia/ QLD/ Dalby/ Dalby Airport (YDAY) Ц An agricultural Air Tractor AT502B plane (VH-PTF) collided with a pole during agricultural spraying operations. The pilot was uninjured whereas the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The aircraft had previously been substantially damaged in a collision with a wall during aerial spraying operations near Moree, NSW nearly a year earlier.

  • US/ NJ/ Millville/ Millville Municipal Airport (KMIV) Ц A Piper PA-24-250 Commanche (N88F) experienced a loss of engine power and subsequent force landing to airport terrain shortly after takeoff. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the pilot onboard received minor injuries. The sole passenger onboard the aircraft was not injured.

  • France/ Vosges/ Col du Brabant (Brabant Pass), La Bresse (88) Ц A Robin DR.400-140 airplane (F-GAHG) crashed. Both occupants onboard died.

  • India/ Jabalpur Airport (JLR) Ц SpiceJet de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 passenger plane (VT-SUC) sustained damage in a landing accident. The aircraft hit a herd of wild boars that had strayed onto the active runway. The aircraft suffered a runway excursion and came to rest with the left wing down, indicating a possible landing gear collapse or depression in the grassy terrain.

  • US/ CA/ Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) - WC Leasing Corp. BAe-125-800SP plane (N164WC) sustained minor damage in a gear-up landing. The aircraft had departed Palm Springs at 13:44 with destination Boise, Idaho. After takeoff the aircraft developed problems with the undercarriage. The flight crew circled the airport until a gear-up landing was made about 14:20 hours. No injuries.










































































  • Italy/ near Pordenone Ц An Alpi Aviation Pioneer 200 plane crashed. Both occupants died in the crash.

  • US/ MI/ Pontiac/ Oakland County International Airport (KPTK) Ц A Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (N47480) impacted a tree and terrain while on approach. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the two occupants onboard received serious injuries. Weather was a factor in the accident.



  • US/ CA/ San Bernardino County/ Apple Valley/ Apple Valley Airport (KAPC) - An Aero Vodochody L39 Albatros jet (Blue Merlin #39 Ц reg. N39AY), experienced a fire during takeoff at Apple Valley Airport (KAPC), Apple Valley, California. The airplane was partially consumed by the fire and subsequent explosion and the 2 occupants onboard, including Red Bull performer Mike Mangold, received fatal injuries.

  • Brazil/ GO/ Trindade Ц An Embraer EMB-720D Minuano plane (PT-VNC) crashed in a forest. The pilot and 2 passengers died at the crash site.

  • US/ MO/ Chariton County, NE of Kaytesville Ц A Cessna 140 (N90123) impacted hayfield terrain. The airplane was destroyed and the 2 occupants onboard received fatal injuries.

  • US/ MO/ Daviess County, NNE of Pattonsburg Ц A Cessna 182C Skylane (N8777T) crashed in rural terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

  • US/ WI/ near Kenosha Airport Ц A Piper PA-18 float plane (N4273S) force-landed in a field due to engine problems. No injuries.

  • France/ Vaucluse/ near Peypin-dТAigues Ц A Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (F-GFLZ) crashed on a hill. The pilot died.



  • South Africa/ Western Cape/ South of Swellendam Ц An Eclipse EA500 airplane (ZS-DKS) crashed in an open field after it had been losing height at a rate of 3,700 fpm. A Gripen military jet was scrambled and came alongside the Eclipse within 15 minutes, but was not able to make contact with the aircraft. Pilot incapacitation has been cited as possible reason for the erratic flight path and lack of response. The pilot died.

  • US/ PA/ Crawford County/ Conneaut Township Ц A Cub Crafters CCK-1865 airplane (N541TC) crashed. Both occupants died in the crash.

  • US/ TX/ Angleton Ц A MD600N helicopter (N607BP), belonged to Military Museum of Texas, impacted terrain following a loss of control during landing. The private pilot sustained minor injuries and the passenger was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage.



  • Philippines/ Mindoro/ Calapan/ off airport Ц A training Cessna 152 (RP-C2280) crashed 500 meters from the shoreline. Instructor Angelo Zerna and student pilot Mark Mendoza survived with no major injuries.

  • Germany/ Augsburg Airport EDMA Ц A Cessna 340A (D-IBEL) touched down hard and caught fire. All 5 occupants were injured; the 2 pilots suffered severe burns and had to be moved to a fog free area to be airlifted to a specialized hospital in Munchen.



  • US/ FL/ West Palm Beach Ц A training Robinson R44 helicopter (N4427H) crash-landed. A post flight inspection revealed substantial damage to the fuselage and tail boom. The solo student pilot was uninjured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing, which resulted in a horizontal rotation of the helicopter, and abnormal runway contact.

  • UAE/ off Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone Ц An AutoGyro MT 03 MTOSport gyrocopter (A6-GY0) crashed off the Skydive Dubai Palm Dropzone whilst involved with the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. The Dutch pilot was taken to hospital for medical care but had been submerged for 10 minutes. He died due to his injuries on December 18.



  • US/ CA/ Bakersfield - A medical helicopter Bell-407 (N408FC) carrying a patient to a hospital crashed amid heavy rain and fog in a rural area of central California, killing all 4 people aboard. Examination of the accident site revealed that the helicopter impacted open hilly terrain about 9 miles east of McFarland. The helicopter was registered to American Airborne EMS, Fresno, California, and operated by Rogers Helicopters, DBA SkyLife.

  • US/ UT/ SW of Hurricane Ц A Van's RV-7 plane (N307AB) impacted brush field terrain between Sullivan Knoll and Hurricane, Utah. The airplane came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage. Both occupants died.

  • US/ NE/ Omaha/ Near Eppley Airfield (KOMA) Ц A Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian (N145JR) tried to return to the point of departure shortly after takeoff, but the aircraft clipped power lines and impacted major highway median terrain. The airplane came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage, and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

  • US/ IL/ Chicago-Executive Airport (PWK) - Sky Mast LLC Raytheon 390 Premier I plane (N50VM) had a wing strike during an aborted first landing due to a gust of strong wind, and then sustained a hard second landing at Chicago Executive Airport, Illinois. There were no injuries.



  • US/ PA/ Farmington/ near Nemacolin Airport (PA88) Ц A Beechcraft A36 Bonanza plane (N72054) impacted timbered terrain shortly after takeoff. The airplane sustained substantial damage and 2 of the three occupants onboard received fatal injuries. One occupant onboard the aircraft was seriously injured. The seriously injured occupant succumbed to the injuries received on December 13, 2015.

  • Colombia/ La Tebaida-El Eden International Airport (AXM/SKAR) Ц A Piper PA-28-181 Archer II (HK-5082G) experienced runway excursion accident. The pilot was seriously injured.

  • US/ NC/ Fayetteville/ East of Fayetteville Regional Airport (KFAY) Ц A Beechcraft A36 Bonanza (N3241N) force landed to the terrain on approach east of Fayetteville Regional Airport (KFAY), Fayetteville, NC. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the 4 occupants onboard received minor injuries.

  • Canada/ ON/ 28 km (17.5 mls) NE of Pickle Lake Airport - Wasaya Airways Cessna 208B Grand Caravan cargo plane (C-FKDL) departed Pickle Lake (YPL) at 09:00 on a cargo flight to Angling Lake Airport (YAX). The plane disappeared. A rescue mission was launched when the aircraft became overdue. The airplane was visually located at 13:15 hours. Rescue efforts were hampered by poor weather conditions in the area. A ground party reached the airplane about 22:50 hours. The aircraft came down in wooded terrain. The pilot died.

  • France/ Oyonnax-Arbent Airport Ц MEVA Cessna 550 Citation II (M-AGGY) was damaged following a runway excursion accident after landing. On board were 2 pilots and 4 passengers. Nobody was hurt.



  • Argentina/ Potrerillos dam in the city of Lujan de Cuyo - Helisol Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter (LV-VFD) was being used to film a reality show for MTV. At about 08:00 (1100 UTC) there was an impact with the water, after which the aircraft sank to a depth of 60 meters. Both occupants, Carlos Alberto Zarlenga and Luis Marcelo Barrera, died.

  • US/ GA/ Atlanta/ Cobb County International Airport (KRYY) Ц A Cessna 310Q (N7675Q) experienced a collapse of the left main landing gear and subsequent runway excursion during landing. No injuries.

  • Canada/ ON/ Scugog Township/ south of Greenbank Airport Ц A Quad City Challenger II plane (C-IJUL) crashed in a field. The pilot was seriously injured in the crash.

  • US/ TN/ Benton/ Chilhowee Gliderport (92A) Ц A Rans S-12 Airaile aircraft (N6202N) crashed. The sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.



  • Russia/ Stavropol Territory/ Suvorov Ц A Beechcraft A36TC Bonanza (RA-2587G) performed an illegal flight, but crashed killing all 4 occupants onboard.

  • Pakistan/ Awaran - Pakistan Army Bell 412EP helicopter crashed. All 6 persons onboard received minor injuries.

  • Germany/ Naßheck/Dieblich Ц A Sportavia-Pützer RF-5 powered glider (D-KATI) collided with a broadcasting tower and crashed. Both occupants - pilot (48) and his daughter (9) - were killed. Fog and bad visibility was reported at the time of the accident.

  • US/ AZ/ Rimrock/ Rimrock Airport (48AZ) Ц A Lancair 360 plane (N113LM) experienced a landing gear collapse upon landing. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received minor injuries.

  • Spain/ Jerez de la Frontera (XRY/LEJR) Ц A training Diamond DA42 NG Twin Star airplane (EC-LTZ) made a belly landing. The aircraft was damaged. No injuries.

  • US/ NC/ Lenoir/ near Lower Creek Airport (NC27) Ц An experimental Golden Circle T-Bird II aircraft (N92744) impacted wooded terrain. The airplane was destroyed. The sole pilot onboard received serious injuries.



  • US/ CA/ Corona/ near Corona Municipal Airport (KAJO) Ц A Mooney M20E Super 21 plane (N5863Q) experienced a loss of engine power and force landed to brush field terrain shortly after takeoff. The airplane sustained substantial damage. No injuries.



  • US/ AZ/ Superstition Mountains/ 20mi E of Apache Junction/ near Sawtooth Ridge Ц A medical helicopter Eurocopter AS 350B3+ Ecureuil (N74317), belonged to Native Air Ambulance, crashed in mountainous, snow covered terrain. Two of the 3 occupants onboard died. The survivor, the paramedic, was seriously injured but was able to signal to rescuers.

  • US/ CA/ San Luis Obispo/ San Luis County Regional Airport (KSBP) Ц A Cessna 210D Centurion (N3814Y) experienced a gear up landing. No injuries.

  • Brazil/ Parana/ Palotina Ц An agricultural Embraer EMB-202 Ipanema (PT-UIJ) made a forced landing after an engine failure. The pilot suffered minor injuries.

  • Panama/ Comarca Ngobe Ц An Eurocopter EC 120B Colibri helicopter (HP-007HC) hit trees when aborting the approach to a confining landing site.

  • US/ GA/ St. Simons Island Ц A Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six (N8675N) experienced an engine trouble and the aircraft landed on landed on the roof of the home. Homeowners were present at the time of the crash, but no one was injured. Two passengers were in the plane and received minor injuries. Both were transported to the hospital.

  • US/ TN/ Nashville International Airport (BNA) - Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-3H4 (WL) plane (N649SW) exited the taxiway while taxing to the gate and came to rest in a ditch at the Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, USA. Nine of the 138 passengers and crew onboard received minor injuries during the evacuation and the airplane was substantially damaged. Probable cause: "The flight crew's early turn towards the assigned gate because taxiway lighting had been inadvertently turned off by the controller-in-charge which resulted in the airplane leaving the paved surface. Contributing to the accident was the operation of the screen-saver function on the lighting control panel that prevented the tower controllers from having an immediate visual reference to the status of the airfield lighting."

  • Australia/ NSW/ Marks Point/ Lake Macquarie Airport Ц On arrival at Lake Macquarie, the pilot overflew the aerodrome and joined a left circuit to make an approach for runway 07. The aircraft was just about to land on the runway, when the pilot started to feel СwoozyТ and, shortly afterwards, lost consciousness. A Socata TBM700 plane (VH-YZZ) impacted the runway, bounced and impacted the runway a second time before the pilot regained consciousness. The second impact on the runway collapsed the nose gear and the plane skidded down the runway before veering off on to the grass. The aircraft then came to a stop, resting on the damaged nose section. The pilot and passenger were not injured during the accident and exited the aircraft.



  • India/ Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB) - A service engineer working with the state-run carrier Air India died after getting sucked into the engine of an Airbus A-319 aircraft (VT-SCQ) as it pushed back for take-off. The incident occured at around 8.30 p.m., when the co-pilot of the Mumbai-Hyderabad flight AI 619 misunderstood a signal from the ground staff and started the engine, which then sucked in the victim, Ravi Subramaniam.

  • South Africa/ Eastern Cape/ Langkloof Mountain Range near Oyster Bay - A pilot was injured and his 2 passengers killed when the Cessna 182Q Skylane plane (ZS-SLS) they were travelling in crashed in the Palmietvlei mountains.

  • Russia/ Kamchatka Krai/ Sobolevsky District/ 77km from Sobolev - Vityaz Aero Mi-8T helicopter (RA-24402) rejected take off while carrying oil and gas workers. This resulted in a hard landing and the aircraft rolled over. One passenger received fatal injuries, other 11 were hurt.

  • Israel/ near the Tnuvot landing strip in the Sharon plains Ц A small plane crashed. The pilot was moderately injured.

  • US/ WV/ Jefferson County/ west Wheatland Ц A training Cirrus SR20 plane (N614CD) experienced a deployment of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) over Jefferson County and impacted wooded terrain in west Wheatland, West Virginia. The airplane came to rest upright, sustaining substantial damage. No injuries.

  • US/ MI/ Kalamazoo/ Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO) Ц A Raytheon (Beech) A36 Bonanza plane (N3189M) experienced a collapse of the right main landing gear upon landing. No injuries.

  • US/ AK/ Valdez/ Valdez Pioneer Field Airport (PAVD) - Vertical Solutions LLC Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (N255VS) lost an engine power on takeoff at altitude 75 ft and crashed. The aircraft experienced a tailboom separation. No injuries.



  • US/ FL/ Madison County/ SW of Madison Ц A Van's RV-4 plane (N77BP) crashed in bad weather. Both occupants died.

  • China/ Zhejiang Province/ Taizhou city/ Zeguo town - A Chengdu J-10SH fighter jet (83147), belonged to 4th Division, 12th Air Regiment, crashed. The crew ejected safely.

  • Belgium/ Genk-Zwartberg (EBZW) Ц A Socata TBM700 plane (OO-TBM) collapsed the nose gear on landing. The aircraft suffered substantial damage to propeller, engine and nose section.

  • US/ TX/ Friendwoods/ Polly Ranch Airport (7XS0) Ц A Grumman AA-5a Cheetah plane (N9860U) clipped a tree and crashed on landing. No injuries.



  • US/ CA/ Hayward/ Hayward Executive Airport (KHWD) - A Beechcraft 95-B55 (T42A) Baron (N555TK) experienced a landing gear incident. The airplane sustained minor damage. No injuries.



  • US/ CA/ Kern County/ SW Bakersfield - The crash of a Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II plane (N36402) killed 5 members of a Gilroy, Calif., family, when it fell into an almond orchard near Bakersfield, Calif. The family were flying from Reid-Hillview airport in San Jose to Henderson, Nev., near Las Vegas. Weather may have been a factor to the accident.

  • Puerto Rico/ Municipality of Guanica Ц A Rans S-12XL Airaile plane (N124LP) was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power. No injuries.



  • Indonesia/ Yogyakarta/ near Adi Sutjipto Airport (JOG/WAHH) - Indonesian Air Force KAI T-50I Golden Eagle jet (TT-5007) taking part in an aerobatic show crashed and burst into flames Sunday, killing two pilots. No one on the ground was injured. The crash occurred on the second day of an air show celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Air Force Flight School in Yogyakarta. Pilot Lt. Col. Marda Sarjono in the front seat and Capt. Diwi Cahyadi, sitting behind him, were killed.

  • US/ GA/ Barrow County/ south Statham Ц A Beechcraft C24R Sierra (N2074P) impacted timbered golf course terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

  • US/ PA/ New Castle/ New Castle Municipal Airport (KUCP) Ц A Piper PA-22-108 Colt (N5667Z) came to rest inverted following a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion during landing. No injuries.

  • Japan/ Saga prefecture/ Kanzaki city - Two hot-air balloons attending 2015 Yoshinogari Winter Balloon Fest collided in mid-air at about 100m AGL, and one of them crashed into the ground. Two occupants of the crashed balloon suffered serious injuries.

  • Japan/ Shizuoka prefecture/ Fujikawa Gliding Field Ц A Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (JA4048) suffered a runway excursion accident on landing. The strut of the right wing was broken. No injuries.

  • US/ AR/ Russellville/ Russellville Regional Airport (KRUE) - A Beechcraft 95-C55 Baron (N2709T) made a belly landing. No injuries.



  • Indonesia/ Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE) - An Embraer ERJ-195LR (PK-KDC) operating KalStar Aviation flight KD676 suffered a runway excursion on landing at Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE), Indonesia. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There were no injuries among the two pilots, three flight attendants, and 125 passengers. Improper flight management on approach resulted to the aircraft not fully configured for landing; prolonged and high speed on touchdown combined with low brake pressure application resulted in insufficient runway for deceleration.



  • US/ CA/ Alameda County/ Sunol/ Palomares Canyon Ц A Piper PA-32R-301T Saratoga II TC plane (N323PA) crashed in a rural locale near the San Francisco Bay area. Aircraft wreckage has been located in Palomares Canyon southeast of Castro Valley, California. The airplane was destroyed and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

  • US/ PA/ Myerstown/ NE of Deck Airport (9D4) Ц A Beechcraft A36 Bonanza (N4314S) force landed to open field terrain shortly after takeoff. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the 4 occupants onboard received injuries.



Indian paramilitary plane crashes, killing all 10 aboard   The main page in EnglishIndian paramilitary plane crashes, killing all 10 aboard


22.12.2015/ 04:10 UTC

India/ New Delhi/ near Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)


A small Indian paramilitary plane Beechcraft B200 Super King Air (VT-BSA) was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), India. All 10 on board were killed. The aircraft took off from runway 28 at 09:37. The plane was heading from New Delhi to the eastern city of Ranchi. It was carrying eight engineers and two pilots. Shortly after takeoff the crew radioed that they wanted to return to land. The aircraft was approaching runway 10 when it impacted terrain. An inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the crash of the Super King plane.belonging to IndiaТs Border Security Force.



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»ндийски самолет на пограничните сили (BSF), ¬-200 Super King Air (VT-BSA), е катастрофирал при подхода си за кацане на международното летище »ндира √анди в ƒелхи. ƒесетте души на борда, от които двама пилоти и 8 инженери, са загинали.

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  • Turkey/ Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) - Three aircraft were damaged by explosions at the Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Turkey. One aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 registered TC-CPV, was parked at gate 206. Two ground crew members were injured by the blast; one of them, Zehra Yamac, died of her injuries. Another aircraft was damaged at gate 201, about 350 m away from gate 206. A third aircraft was reportedly damaged while parked at spot 17 on the apron. Photos show shrapnel damage to an aircraft window and wing. Istanbul's Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor's Office reported that four mortar rounds were fired on from a forested area around two kilometers from the airport. On 27 December 2015, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) claimed responsibility for the explosion, announcing that it was a retaliation for the Turkish Army's continued military operations in Kurdish populated cities in the south-east. The aircraft was repaired and test flown on May 14, 2016 and re-entered service a day later.

  • Spain/ North-West of Asturies/ Parres/ near La Roza Ц CoyotAir Aerospatiale AS 350B3 Ecureuil helicopter (EC-KSL) crashed and burst into flames in a forest. The sole pilot on board died.

  • Mongolia/ 50 km east of Ulan Bator - Mongolian Armed Forces Mi-8 helicopter crash landed during a military night training exercise. One occupant died, 10 were injured.

  • Fiji/ Treasure Island - Island Hoppers Aerospatiale AS 350BA Ecureuil helicopter (DQ-IBT) encountered a gust of wind on landing causing it to deviate from the helipad site and strike nearby trees. Helicopter came to rest on its left side by the resort swimming pool. No injuries.

  • Canada/ BC/ Vernon/ NW of Vernon Regional Airport (CYVK) Ц A Denney Kitfox IV (C-FPTY) experienced a loss of engine power and force landed to open brush field terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the two related occupants onboard received minor injuries.

  • US/ CO/ Telluride Airport (TEX) - Aerolíneas Ejecutivas Raytheon Beechjet 400A (XA-MEX) sustained substantial damage upon impact with an airport snow removal vehicle during landing to a temporarily closed runway at Telluride Regional Airport (KTEX), Telluride, Colorado. The two crew and five passengers onboard the airplane were not injured.



  • Congo (DR)/ Mbuji-Mayi Airport (MJM) - Services Air Airbus A310-304F cargo plane (9Q-CVH) suffered a runway excursion after landing. The aircraft overshot the runway by about 1,640 feet and plowed into the residential area, destroying several homes. All those 8 people killed were residents; the plane suffered only minor damage. Ngoyi Kasanji, governor of Kasai-Oriental province, where the accident occurred, said the pilot informed him a brake problem on the plane was the cause of the accident.

  • Turkey/ Istanbul-Ataturk International Airport (IST) - Mahan Air Airbus A310-308 passenger plane (EP-MNP) sustained substantial damage when it rolled into a concrete wall and guard rail while it was taxiing. The nose landing gear folded back and the nose of the aircraft impacted an airport bus that was parked alongside the wall. No injuries. The aircraft was ferried from Istanbul to Tehran on February 26, 2016. It was back in service on March 23, 2016.

  • Germany/ Wetzlar Ц An Aerospool WT-9 Dynamic plane (D-MHPG) crashed killing the 56 year-old pilot.

  • Namibia/ W of Uhlenhorst/ Farm Stryfontein Ц A Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxM glider (D-KTBS) did not return at sunset. The glider was found by a farmer on the farm Stryfontein at 07:45 on December 26. It appeared that the glider had struck the ground in a near vertical attitude at high speed and had disintegrated upon impact. The Swiss pilot, who had arrived in the country on December 18, died.

  • US/ MS/ Corinth/ near Roscoe Turner Airport (KCRX) Ц A Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian (N891CR) experienced a right cowl access door opened in flight. The aircraft would not maintain altitude even with full power applied. The aircraft clipped the top of trees causing damage to the rudder of the aircraft and crash-landed in the yard of a vacant house less than a mile from the end of the runway. The left wing caught fire causing substantial damages to the aircraft after impact. Four people were onboard. The pilot sustained minor injuries, 2 passengers also escaped with minor injuries and 1 passenger was seriously injured. On August 07, 2016 the seriously injured passenger succumbed due to his injuries.



  • France/ Annecy-Mont Blanc Airport Ц A Jodel D-112 plane (F-PIYM) caught fire on takeoff and crashed. The pilot was slightly injured.

  • France/ near Sainte-Foy-la-Grande/ Fougueyrolles airfield Ц A MSL Aero H80 aircraft (30-TB) crashed upon landing 100 meters from the runaway. The aircraft burst in flames. The pilot (54) died in the crash.

  • Spain/ Malaga/ Montecorto Ц A Socata TB-9 Tampico plane (EC-LIQ) crashed. Both people onboard died.



  • US/ AZ/ Nogales/ near Nogales International Airport (KOLS) Ц An Aerostar (Mooney M20F Executive 21) 220 plane (N6811V) impacted rough open field terrain shortly after takeoff. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the 4 occupants onboard received minor injuries.

  • Benin/ Djougou stadium Ц An AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter (TY-ABC) sustained substantial damage in a landing accident. One of the rotor blades touched a wall, at 5 meters from the ground during landing. Lionel Zinsou, Prime Minister of Benin, who was en route to Djougou, was aboard with other 6 occupants. No injuries.

  • Madagascar/ Antananarivo-Ivato Airport (TNR) - Air Madagascar ATR 72-212A (ATR-72-500) airplane (5R-MJE) sustained substantial damage in a hard landing accident. The aircraft bounced after a hard landing on runway 11 at Ivato Airport. At the time of the accident a thunderstorm was passing the airport. The plane was repaired.



  • US/ WI/ SE Watertown, SW of Ixonia Ц A Cirrus SR22 plane (N5PF) force landed to plowed cornfield terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard received minor injuries.



  • Australia/ QLD/ Norwell/ near Heck Field Airport (YHEC) - Bennet Aviation Pty Ltd de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth plane (VH-UZB) impacted rural terrain. The biplane sustained substantial damage. One occupant received fatal injuries and the other was seriously injured.

  • Colombia/ Paraguachon - Guardia Nacional Bolivariana (GNB) Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter (GN-7429) crashed in adverse weather conditions. Three crew members were injured.

  • Venezuela/ 18 nm N off Barcelona Ц A Cessna 402B plane (YV3101) ditched into the sea following an engine failure. The 3 occupants were rescued.

  • Canada/ QC/ near Montreal/Mascouche Airport (CSK3) Ц A Mooney M20K 231 plane (C-GUXC) crashed. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the two occupants onboard received serious injuries. One occupant onboard the aircraft later succumbed to the injuries received.



  • UK/ Nottinghamshire/ Ruddington/ near Barn Farm - An Westland Scout AH.1 helicopter (G-BYRX) lifted into the hover as normal and taxiing for approximately 150 meters. The wind was approximately 11 knots. The pilot started to experience difficulty in controlling the helicopter and crashed. The pilot was not injured. The passenger received minor injuries.

  • US/ AK/ Downtown Anchorage Ц A Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172S Skyhawk (N914CP) came in over the shoreline toward downtown and clipped the corner of the office building. Then it crashed into the lower side of an adjacent multistory commercial building, setting it on fire. The airplane was destroyed and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries. According to the family, it would be suicide.



  • Saudi Arabia/ Jizan province - Bahrain Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed due to a reported technical problem. The pilot survived and was rushed to a nearby hospital, before being moved to Saudi Arabia's Armed Forces Hospital.

  • South Africa/ Mpumalanga/ Badplaas/ Vygeboom Dam Ц An Aeroprakt A-22 plane (ZU-RON) crashed into a concrete canal leading to the dam. The pilot and his son were evacuated to two different hospitals in the area, one with critical injuries and one with moderate injuries.

  • US/ IN/ Gary Regional Airport (GYY) Ц A Cobb Aviation Services Beechcraft 200 Super King Air (N999VB) had a hard landing at GYY. The airplane sustained substantial damage during the hard landing. No injuries. The pilot indicated that the airplane encountered structural icing conditions, while the aircraft was flying to GYY.

  • US/ MO/ NE Republic Ц A Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (N4643R) impacted fence of a sport field during an attempted force landing. The pilot received moderate injuries. The passenger, pilotТs wife, received minor injuries.

  • Mexico/ Sonora/ Valle del Yaqui Ц A Cessna plane (XB-MDW) crashed in a farm field. Both occupants onboard died.

  • Pacific Ocean/ AK/ 85 NM ENE of Anchorage Ц Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FRAM), operating as flight AC088, departed Shanghai, China at 11:23 UTC, travelling toward Toronto, Canada. The flight was planned for 13 hours and 40 minutes. About five hours into the flight, the flight crew received a meteorological information bulletin that forecasted an area of severe turbulence over the southern coastal mountains of Alaska. Approximately two and a half hours later, 35 minutes before entering the area of known turbulence, the first officer directed that the in-flight service be stopped and that the cabin be secured. Seat belt signs were turned on, and several announcements were made in English, French and Mandarin, stating that the flight was approaching an area of turbulence and asking the passengers to fasten their seat belts. Despite these measures, many passengers were not wearing their seat belts when the flight encountered severe turbulence. During the turbulence encounter, 21 passengers were injured, one of whom sustained a serious injury. The flight diverted to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, because of a trauma center there.



  • Reunion/ La Reunion Island/ Rempart du Maïdo Ц A cargo Aerospatiale AS 350B3e Ecureuil helicopter (F-HOLD) crashed in mountainous terrain in bad weather. The pilot died.


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