|Самолет на Етиопските авиолинии се разби в морето край Бейрут
25.01.2010//00:35 по Гринуич
Самолет на Етиопските авиолинии с 90 души на борда се разби в Средиземно море малко след излитане от летището в Бейрут.
Самолетът Боинг 737-800, с бордови номер ET-ANB, изчезнал от радарите минути след като излетял за Адис Абеба в 00.35 часа по Гринуич.
На борда на самолета е имало 54 ливанци, 22 етиопци, един иракчанин, французойка - съпругата на френския посланик в Ливан, един сириец, двама души с двойно ливанско и британско гражданство, един с ливанско и канадско гражданство, жена с руско и ливанско гражданство и седем души екипаж, съобщи министърът на транспорта на Ливан Ариди.
Жители на крайбрежните райони видели да се разбива самолет в пламъци. Летищните власти предполагат, че самолетът е бил ударен от мълния преди да падне в морето. Машината паднала в района на селището Саадият, на 12 км южно от Бейрут и 3.5 км от брега. Засега лошото време се спряга като вероятна причина за катастрофата. Според РВД на летището екипажът не изпълнил тяхно указание да заобиколи бурята, а е лродължил да лети право към нея. Остава въпросът имал ли е към този момент контрол над самолета.
Започнала е операция по издирване на разбилия се самолет и търсене на оцелели.. В операцията участват ливански кораби, както и хеликоптери и кораби на Временните сили на ООН в Ливан. Локализирани са фюзелажът и бордовите самописци, като експертите се надяяват, че последните ще могат да бъдат изведени от дъното на морето.
"Боинг-737" в Ливане
25.01.2010//00:35 по Гринвичу
Самолет Boeing 737-800 (ET-ANB) эфиопской авиакомпании Ethiopian Airlines, следовавший по курсу Бейрут - Аддис-Абеба, потерпел крушение над Средиземным морем близ ливанского побережья 25 января через несколько минут после взлета из международного аэропорта города Бейрут. По официальной версии, причиной авиакатастрофы послужили плохие погодные условия - дождь и гроза.
Диспетчеры приказали пилоту развернуться, чтобы избежать вхождения в шторм, но летчик не выполнил приказ.
Согласно предварительным данным, на борту авиалайнера находилось 90 человек, в том числе 54 гражданина Ливана, 22 - Эфиопии, остальные - граждане Ирака, Сирии, Франции, Канады, подданные Великобритании. На борту лайнера находилась также гражданка России ливанского происхождения.
На данный момент найдены тела 34 погибших. Спасатели полагают, что большинство тел погибших пассажиров находятся внутри самолета.
В понедельник у побережья Ливана был обнаружен фюзеляж эфиопского самолета.
Во вторник установили местонахождение бортового самописца эфиопского авиалайнера. Предположительно, "черный ящик" находится на глубине 500 метров.
В поисково-спасательных работах участвуют ливанские военные, служащие Временных сил ООН в Ливане, базирующиеся в Средиземном море корабли 6-го флота США.
В связи с трагедией 26 января объявлен в Ливане днем национального траура.
|Crash kills Mexican tycoon Moises Saba Masri
Mexico/Mexico City/Cuajimalpa - All five people aboard, including business magnate Moises Saba Masri, were killed when a helicopter crashed in the Mexican capital.
Saba Masri, his wife, son (Alberto Saba) and daughter-in-law were killed in the crash late Sunday after an eight-seat Agusta 109 helicopter, registered XA-LSA, heading into Mexico City from the nearby city of Toluca clipped the top of a three-story building, fell into a deep gully and apparently exploded, said Mexico City Civil Defense Secretary Elias Moreno. The pilot, Armando Fernandez, also died.
The helicopter suddenly began to lose altitude, hit the top floor of a three-story house, cut a tree in half and finally fell to the bottom of a ravine 20 meters (65 feet) deep, where it exploded and burned.
|03.01.2010*/US/OR/Sauvie Island - A small plane crashed into a wheat field when its engine quit.
*/The Netherlands/Hilversum airport - A Tecnam P2002-JF plane (PH-VHC) crash-landed.
*/US/CA/Fallbrook - A Cessna C182P plane (N7417N) overshot runway on landing and flipped over.
06.01.2010*/US/CA/Ramona Airport - Pinnacle Aviation Services Inc. Cessna-172R plane (N35414) skidded off the runway on landing and flipped over.
07.01.2010*/Bahamas/Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) - SkyBahamas Airlines Saab-340 plane (C6-SBE) was damaged when the undercarriage retracted as it was standing in the airpark and 2 mechanics were preparing it for a scheduled service to Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH).
08.01.2010*/Brazil/MG/Alfenas airport - A Lancair IV-P plane (PT-ZVN) made a forced landing near the airport injuring the 4 occupants.
*/US/CO/Vail-Eagle County Airport - A Dassault Falcon 20 corporate jet, registered in Mexico as XA-PCC, was damaged in a runway excursion on takeoff. Takeoff was aborted and the airplane slid off into the snow, causing the main undercarriage to fold.
09.01.2010*/South Africa/Gauteng/E of Pretoria/Rhinopark Airfield - Marabou Stork plane (ZU-CWW) hit a hangar on takeoff and was seriously damaged. The 2 occupants, the pilot and his son, were slightly injured.
*/South Africa/KZN/South of Durban/Warner Beach - Jabiru J400 plane lost its prop whilst in flight and had to carry out an emergency landing. The pilot was slightly injured.
10.01.2010*/Australia/southern highlands of NSW/Mittagong - Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee plane (VH-ACR) clipped trees and the pilot was forced to land in a vineyard. All four occupants survived with minor injuries.
*/US/NJ/Newark-Liberty International Airport - An United Airlines Airbus A319-131 plane (N816UA), flight UA634, was damaged when it landed at Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR) with its right hand main landing gear retracted. The occupants were evacuated using the emergency slides.
*/US/HI/ 10 mls of Honolulu/ Waialaeiki Ridge - A PA-32 plane (N8934N) crashed killing 2, veterinarian Nicholas Palumbo and his son Tim.
|The victims were left completely charred, so that “identification was difficult,” he said.
Moreno said that it was “very unusual” that the aircraft would fly “so late at night” from Toluca, a city some 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Mexico City, where the family had arrived just moments before in a private jet from New York.
In that area of Cuajimalpa at that time there was also a fog bank which “could have contributed” to the accident, he said.
Moises Saba was the head of several real-estate groups including hotel owners Celha and IUZA, and of companies like Ayotla Textile Industries and the Alsavision group.
He was also president of the mobile-phone operator Unefon, and in 2007 tried without success with his father Alberto Saba Rafoul to acquire Aeromexico, one of the nation’s biggest airlines.
|14.01.2010*/Australia/WA/Beagle Bay airport (BEE) - Broome Aviation Cessna 208B Grand Caravan plane (VH-NTQ) crashed on approach due to an engine malfunction.
*/US/TN/near Collegedale Municipal Airport - Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser plane (N43421) crashed into trees on takeoff.
15.01.2010*/US/CA/Napa County Airport - A light plane crash-landed in a field.
*/Switzerland/Les Eplatures - A Beechcraft C90GTi King Air plane (HB-GPL) aborted takeoff and hit a block of concrete injuring the 4 occupants.
16.01.2010*/Mexico/Culiacan - A GT-500 plane (AC-S28) crashed killing the pilot.
17.01.2010*/US/Iowa/Cedar Rapids - A single-engine fixed wing Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG airplane (N53120) crashed in a field a half mile west of Eastern Iowa Regional Airport injuring its three occupants.
*/Bahamas/off the coast of Bimini - Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six plane (N4219R) crashed into the waters killing the 4 occupants.
*/US/Iowa/ near the Eastern Iowa Airport - Cessna P172D Skyhawk Powermatic (N8584X) crashed injuring the pilot.
*/South Africa/New Tempe-Bloemfontein Airfield - A microlight plane veered off the runway on takeoff and crashed injuring the pilot.
*/US/OR/Benton County/near Philomath - A Cessna-182 plane crashed killing the 2 occupants.
*/US/KS/Sublette - An experimental aircraft collided with a powered parachute and crashed killing the pilot.
18.01.2010*/Kenya/Narok/Enaibelbel area - A small plane (5Y-BOK) crashed injuring seeriously the 2 occupants.
*/France/English Chanel/off French coast - A microlight plane (G-DALI) crashed into the waters due to bad weather killing the pilot.
*/Australia/QLD/near Westwood - The pilot was following a herd of cattle, striking the tail rotor on the ground, crashed.
*/US/CA/Joshua Tree National Park - A Cessna-172 plane crashed and flipped over in snow injuring the 2 occupants.
*/US/FL/Gainesville - A MU-2 plane (N80HH) crashed short off the runway while on approach killing the 4 occupants.
*/Canada/BC/Nelson - A single-engine Cessna 172 crashed into the moutains. A 57-year-old pilot from British Columbia managed to pull himself from the burning wreckage of the small plane and call for help, but by the time rescuers found him, he was already dead.
*/US/CA/ 5 mls from the Rialto Municipal Airport - A Cessna-340 crashed in stormy weather killing the 2 occupants.
19.01.2010*/Bolivia//Cochabamba/J.Wilstermann airport - Aereo Horizonte Cessna-150 plane (CP-1211) crashed immediately after takeoff killing the pilot.
*/Argentina/Cerca Aeropuerto Internacional de San Fernando - Schweizer 300C helicopter (PA-92) crashed during test flight killing the 2 occupants.
20.01.2010*/Finland/ Kuopio/ Siilinjarvi - The crew of Cessna-TU206G plane (OH-CHO) inspected power lines when an engine failure happened. The plane crashed in a wooded area but both occupants survived with only minor injuries.
21.01.2010*/US/AK/Sand Point/off coast - An Alaska Central Express Beechcraft 1900 cargo plane crashed while taking off. The 2 pilots, Emily Lewis and Ameer Ali, missing.
*/Mexico/Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ) - An Aeromexico Connect Embraer ERJ-145LU passenger plane with 39 people on board, registered XA-WAC, sustained substantial damage following a runway excursion on landing at Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ), Mexico. The left main landing gear dug in causing the left hand wing to contact the ground.
*/Luxembourg/Findel Airport (LUX/ELLX) - A Cargolux Boeing 747-400 struck a van by its undercarriage.on landing and suffered minor damages.
*/Chile/San Felipe/Curimon - A Robinson R44 Astro helicopter (CC-PSZ) made a forced landing in a vineyard due to technical problems with the engine.
23.01.2010*/Canada/Ontario/Madoc/SW of Wolf Lake - Van's RV-7A plane (C-GNDY) crashed in a wooded area killing the pilot.
*/US/IL/Sugar Grove - Aerostar 601P plane (N222AQ) clipped power lines and crashed into a house shortly after taking off from Aurora Airport killing the 2 aboard.
*/US/LA/New Orleans/Lake Pontchartrain - US Navy (Training Air Wing 5) Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor training plane crashed in lake. The Coast Guard has recovered one of the pilots, who suffered minor injuries. The other pilot still missing.
|46 injured after plane crash lands in Iran
A Russian-made Iranian passenger plane carrying 157 passengers and 13 crew crash landed in northeastern Iran on Sunday injuring at least 46 people, state television reported.
The broadcast quoted Iran's civil aviation spokesman, Reza Jafarzadeh, as saying that no one was killed in the accident. He gave no indication of what might have caused the accident.
The Kogalymavia Tu-154 plane (RA-85787), rented and operated by Iranian Taban Air, caught fire upon landing at Mashhad airport at 7:20 a.m. local time (0350 GMT). The injured have been taken to hospitals in Mashhad, the report added. Only 4 of them remained hospitalized now.
|The Tupolev plane initially took off from Abadan airport in southwestern Iran Saturday evening but landed in Isfahan, central Iran, because of bad weather in Mashhad, its destination.
The plane took off from Isfahan airport at 5:35 a.m. local time Sunday. Despite bad weather and minimum visibility, the pilot made an emergency landing because a passenger was ill. The incident happened during landing.
The plane was seriously damaged. State television added that part of the aircraft had burned and the left wing and undercarriage were torn off.
|Ethiopian Airlines Boeing
Crashes in Storm Off Beirut
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800, registered ET-ANB, with 90 people on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off Beirut after departing the Lebanese capital in stormy weather. There were no reports of survivors.
34 bodies have been found, with the search focused 8 kilometers (5 miles) offshore. The jetliner’s voice and data recorders are likely to be recovered and should reveal what brought it down, Elias Murr, Lebanon’s defense minister said.
“In principle the weather factor is the cause of the crash,” Murr said at a press conference in Beirut, which has been lashed by heavy rain and high winds for much of the past two days.
Flight ET409 left the city’s Rafik Hariri International Airport for Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, at 2:35 a.m. and lost contact with air traffic control shortly afterward. The crash is the fourth fatal accident involving the new generation of Boeing 737s introduced 12 years ago and Ethiopian Airlines’ first since 1988, excluding a fatal hijacking in 1996, according to data compiled by London-based aviation consultant Ascend.
Water at the crash site is between 50 meters and 100 meters (164-328 feet) deep, Murr said. Local military personnel are being assisted by a U.S. ship, a helicopter from Britain’s Royal Air Force and forces from France and the United Nations.
Flames were seen coming from the aircraft before the crash near Na’ameh town, south of Beirut, according to the state-run Lebanese National News Agency. Terrorism is unlikely to have been a factor, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said in Beirut. Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, declared Monday a day of mourning for the victims of the event.
Among the 83 passengers and seven crew listed as being on the plane were 54 Lebanese nationals, 22 Ethiopians, one Iraqi, one Syrian, one Canadian and one Russian, as well as 2 Britons and the French ambassador's wife, Marla Pietton. The plane had been built in 2002 and a maintenance check a month ago found no evidence of technical problems.
The crashed 737-800 was built in 2002 and operated with Irish discount carrier Ryanair Holdings Plc until April last year, when it went to CIT Group Inc.’s aerospace unit before being leased to Ethiopian Airlines in September, according to Ascend.
|26.01.2010*/Brazil/Sao Bernardo do Campo/Anchieta - A Robinson R-44 helicopter (PT-YSG) made a forced landing on a central flowerbed of the highway, damaged.
27.01.2010*/US/NY/Argyle - A Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed through a fence on landing.
*/US/AL/Marshal County/Albertville - An ultralight plane crashed on landing injuring seriously the pilot.
|Military plane crash kills 9 in the Philippines
Philippines//Cotabato City - Eight Air Force personnel, including a two-star general and a young female pilot, were killed after their GAF N22B Nomad plane, registered N22B-18, crashed in a residential area in Cotabato City shortly after take-off before noon Thursday. A civilian on the ground was also killed.
At least three houses were burned at the crash site after the plane burst into flames upon hitting the ground.
A housewife and a responding firefighter were reported injured.
The Air Force fatalities were identified as Maj. Gen. Mario "Butch" Lacson, commanding general of the PAF's 3rd Wing based in Zamboanga City, Major Tacuboy, Captain Gaylord Ordoneo, the pilot, First Lieutenant Valdez, the female co-pilot, First Lieutenant Lepae, Sergeant Lamera, Sergeant Mejia, and Sergeant Gosum, a crew-member.
The civilian Angelina Mondrano also died on the spot after she was pinned against the concrete wall of one of the houses that collapsed. There were initial reports that a boy went missing shortly after the crash.
|Senior Supt. Willie Dangane, Cotabato City police chief, said the PAF’s gray Nomad aircraft, a twin-engine turboprop, crashed inside the Virgo Subdivision in Cotabato City’s Rosary Heights 9 district at 11:35 a.m. Thursday.
Four minutes after takeoff the pilot contacted the (control) tower informing that the plane lost power and they are returning to the airport, but the plane disappeared from radar.
All eight people on board were killed, their bodies charred, as the plane burst into flames upon hitting the ground.
The plane came from Davao City, where the occupants attended a military conference, and landed at the Cotabato airport in Awang town, Maguindanao to drop off Col. Cris Tumanda, an Air Force Tactical Operations Group commander. The plane then took off to bring the remaining PAF personnel to Zamboanga City.
The 12-seater plane built in Australia is one of the two remaining serviceable Nomads in the Air Force inventory. Another Nomad is undergoing repair. The Nomads were purchased brand new by the Air Force in December 1975.