Еърбъс на Yemenia
се разби при заход
за кацане край Коморите
29.06.2009//22:51 по Гринуич
Коморските острови/на 20 км от о-в Гран Комор
Самолет "Еърбъс" на йеменския държавен превозвач "Yemenia Airways" се разби в района на Коморския архипелаг в Индийския океан със 153 души на борда.
Счита се, че в катастрофата са загинали 152 души.
13-годишното момиче Бахия Бакари е единственият оцелял при самолетната катастрофа в Индийския океан.
Тя вече се намира в болница в Париж и е под наблюдението и грижите на медицински персонал, роднините и баща си. След преживяната катастрофа е със счупена ключица, охлузвания и изгаряния по коленете, но като цяло състоянието й не е обезпокоително.
Самолетът паднал в морето, на приблизително 20 км от брега на град Мицамиули, на главния остров Гран Комор.
Катастрофата станала минути преди планираното кацане на самолета в столицата на Коморските острови Морони, в ранните часове на 30 юни, местно време.
Самолетът превозвал предимно граждани на Коморските острови, връщащи се от френската столица. На 16-17 морски мили от Морони - столицата на Коморските острови, на водната повърхност са забелязани трупове, останки от самолета, пилотската кабина, куфари, лични вещи и петно от гориво.
Сред причините за катастрофата се споменават лошите метеорологични условия в района характеризиращи се най-вече със силен вятър (скорост на вятъра - 61 км/час).
Пътниците били 142-ма, а на борда имало 11-членен екипаж.
Полетът IY626 бил по маршрут Париж - Марсилия - Санаа - Джибути - Морони, Коморските острови. В Санаа обаче машината била сменена с фаталния Airbus A310-300 (бордови номер 70-ADJ, сериен номер 535).
Йеменската компания-собственик не е в европейския "черен списък".
Предстои преглед дали и как тя спазва стандартите за безопасност.
Коморските острови се намират в Мозамбикския проток на Индийския океан между остров Мадагаскар и Източна Африка.
Yemenia Airways е обещала да заплати на близките на жертвите обезщетения от 20 000 Евро на загинал пътник, както и полета на 1 от роднините на всеки такъв до Морони, Коморските острови, за да имат информация от мястото на разследване на катастрофата и хода на издирвателната операция.
разбился на Коморах,
на борту было 153 человека
29.06.2009//22:51 по Гринвичу
у Коморских островов/в 20 км от Grande Comore
Самолет Airbus A310-300 (70-ADJ ) йеменской компании Yemenia Airways, совершавшего рейс IY626, на борту которого находились 153 человек, разбился на Коморских островах.
Всего из Франции рейсом IY626 на Коморские острова летели 153 человека – 142 пассажира и 11 членов экипажа. По данным разных источников, в Airbus находились 66 жителей Франции, 26 жителей Коморских островов, а также палестинец и канадец, передает Yemen Post. Экипаж состоял из шести йеменцев, двух марокканцев, индонезийца, эфиопа и филиппинца.
Изначально пассажиры вылетели из Аэропорта имени Шарля де Голля в Париже на Airbus A330-200 в аэропорт йеменской столицы Сана с промежуточной посадкой в Марселе. Долетев до Саны, пассажиры пересели на A310-300 и в 18:45 по Гринвичу отправились в столицу Коморских островов город Морони.
По последним данным, самолет упал в 20 км от берега Коморских островов.
Лайнер уже готовился к посадке. Пилот лайнера успел сообщить диспетчерам, что вскоре будет заходить на посадку, а потом контакт с ним был утерян.
"Я видел, что самолет садится, а потом снова улетает. Я не смог этого понять", - рассказал бывший министр обороны Хумед Мсейди (Houmed Msaidie), который приехал в аэропорт, чтобы встретить свою тещу.
В спасательной операции заняты представители и Йемена, и Франции. К месту катастрофы уже прибыли два военных французских самолета и один корабль.
В океане спасательные группы нашли обломки самолета, дрейфующие личные вещи пассажиров, а также керосиновое пятно.
Девочка Бахия Бакари - 13 лет, стала единственным выжившим пассажиром разбившегося лайнера А310 авиакомпании Yemenia. По словам ее отца, она росла слабым ребенком и едва умеет плавать. Бахия была спасена из океана спустя 12 часов после авиакатастрофы, в которой погибла ее мать. Девочка получила многочисленные ушибы, у нее сломана ключица и обожжены колени.
Лайнер был введен в эксплуатацию в 1990 году, Yemenia Airlines купила его в 1999 году. Министр транспорта Франции Доминик Бюссро отметил, что у разбившегося самолета два года назад были выявлены технические недостатки. После проверки, которая обнаружила многочисленные нарушения в работе лайнера, допуск на территорию Франции ему был закрыт. Тем не менее, несмотря на проблемы с Airbus, компания Yemenia Airlines не попала в «черный список» и продолжала свою работу, хотя и находилась под пристальным вниманием европейских организаций, обеспечивающих безопасность полетов.
Коморские эмигранты во Франции, которые летали рейсами компании, заявили, что жаловались французским властям на йеменских авиаперевозчиков. «Катастрофа была предсказуема. На их самолетах нет ремней безопасности, ящики не закрываются», – говорят они.
В свою очередь, министр транспорта Йемена Халед аль-Вазир сказал Reuters, что разбившийся самолет проходил проверку под руководством компании Airbus в мае этого года и в результате не был снят с эксплуатации и никаких существенных замечаний не получил.
По его словам, основная причина катастрофы, которую сейчас рассматривают эксперты, – плохие погодные условия: было облачно и дул сильный ветер со скоростью 61 км/ч.
Yemenia plane crashed
in Indian Ocean
with 153 people on board
Comoros/around 20 kms NW off Grande Comore Isl.
The flight, Yemenia Flight 626, started at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday when an Airbus A330-200 aircraft flew to the southern French city of Marseille and then on to Sanaa in Yemen.
At Sanaa, passengers changed to an Airbus 310-300 and departed for Moroni via Djibouti.
The aircraft involved in the accident, registered under the number 70-ADJ was MSN (Manufacturer Serial Number) 535. It was first delivered from the production line in 1990 and has been operated by Yemenia since October 1999. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 51,900 flight hours in some 17,300 flights. It was powered by Pratt and Whitney engines PW4152.
Moroni is about 2900 kilometres south of Yemen, off the east coast of Africa.
The plane crashed in the early hours of the morning several nautical miles off the Comoros islands (longitude 043° 16, latitude 11°013), with 142 passengers and 11 crew aboard on its second attempt to approach for landing in bad weather. The wind speed was 61 kilometers per hour as the plane was landing.
A United Nations official at the airport said the control tower had received notification the plane was coming in to land, and then lost contact with it.
The French patrol boat, the Rieuse and fregate Nivose, a reconnaissance ship, were being sent to crash site as well as Transall, a military transport plane.
On 30.06.2009 at 08:09am – Yemeni civil aviation sources say first bodies have been recovered;
at 08:59 am – the wreckage of the Yemenia passenger plane that crashed off the coast of Comoros has been spotted; at 10:58am – the only survivor, the 13-year-old girl Bakari Bahia, has been found.
26 of the identified bodies were Comorian, 66 French, a Palestinian, and a Canadian as well as a crew of 11 including six Yemenis, two Moroccans, an Indonesian, an Ethiopian and a Pilipino.
The EU and France have both said they highlighted safety concerns over Yemenia planes and said the jet that crashed had not flown into EU airspace since 2007.
|Полет AF447 катастрофира
над Атлантическия океан
01.06.2009//02:14 GMT - Самолет на "Ер Франс" с 228 души на борда (216 пътници и 12-членен екипаж) катастрофира над Атлантическия океан. Последният радиоконтакт със самолета бил в 4:33 българско време (1:33 GMT). Пилотът съобщил, че навлиза в зона на щорм, с гъста облачност от наситени със статично електричество кумулонимбуси, силни ветрове и гръмотевична деятелност. От „Ер Франс" информираха, че самолетът е изпратил автоматични съобщения за късо съединение и откази в автопилота и системите за управление. Предполага се, че машината е била ударена от мълния по време на бурята над Атлантическия океан. В 02:14 GMT е получено автоматично съобщение за разхерметизация и отказ на електрическата система в самолета. Установени са точните координати на падане на самолета - 03 градуса и 57' северна ширина и 030 градуса и 37' западна дължина.
Именно от там службата за наблюдаване на полетите на Ер Франс е приела автоматични съобщения за разхерметизиране и многочислени откази на бордовите компютърни системи.
Бразилските ВВС са открили отломки от самолета пръснати на ограмно разстояние и петно от гориво в следа от 20 км. Това за експертите е доказателство, че самолетът се е разпаднал още във въздуха на голяма височина. От друга страна пилоти -ветерани на лайнери изказват съмнения, че мълния би могла да доведе такъв модерен самолет до катастрофа, а още повече, че такъв опитен екипаж няма да се опита да избегне опасната буря.
Четири дни преди самолетът на „Ер Франс" Аърбъс А 330 (F-GZCP) да изчезне над Атлантика в авиокомпанията е получена бомбена заплаха за полет от Буенос Айрес до Париж. Властите в Аржентина тогава отложили полета и 90 минути претърсвали заплашения самолет.
Пътниците не са били евакуирани по време на претърсването, не било открито и взривно устройство.
След проверката самолетът излетял за Париж. Този факт и рапорта на пилот от испанската авиокомпания Air Comet, изпълнявал полет Лима - Мадрид също на 1 юни, в който той твърди, че забелязъл взрив във въздуха в района на катастрофата, водят и към предположения за възможен терористичен акт.
Тази версия засега категорично се отхвърля от бразилските власти. Последна дума естествено ще има разследването, което предстои, но за да бъде максимално обективно ще трябва да се открият и доставят бордовите самописци. Тази катастрофа може да се окаже не само най-гибелната в историята на "Еър Франс", но и поредната мистерия в статистиката и разследването на авиокатастрофите.
|Flight AF447 crashed
over the Atlantic Ocean
01.06.2009//02:14 GMT - An Air France Airbus A330-200 (registration F-GZCP) went missing on transatlantic flight from Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport, RJ (GIG) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airplane carried 12 crew members an 216 passengers. Flight AF447 departed at 19:03 local time (May 31) from Rio de Janeiro (GIG). Last radio contact with the flight was at 01:33 UTC. The report said the pilot sent a manual signal saying he was flying through an area of "CBs" — black, electrically charged cumulo-nimbus clouds that come with violent winds and lightning. Satellite data has shown that towering thunderheads were sending 100 mph (160 kph) winds straight into the jet's flight path at that time.
Ten minutes later, the plane sent a burst of automatic messages, indicating the autopilot had disengaged, the "fly-by-wire" computer system had been switched to alternative power, and controls needed to keep the plane stable had been damaged. An alarm also sounded, indicating the deterioration of flight systems.
Three minutes after that, more automatic messages indicated the failure of two other fundamental systems pilots use to monitor air speed, altitude and direction. An automated message was delivered by 02:14 UTC indicating a loss of pressurization and failure in the electrical system.
Brazilian military pilots first spotted the floating debris early Tuesday in two areas about 35 miles (60 kilometers) apart, said Air Force spokesman Jorge Amaral. The area is not far off the flight path of Flight 447.
The cause of the crash will not be known until the black boxes are recovered — which could take days or weeks. But weather and aviation experts are focusing on the possibility of a collision with a brutal storm that sent winds of 100 mph straight into the airliner’s path. But several veteran pilots of big airliners said it was extremely unlikely that Flight 447’s crew intended to punch through a killer storm.
Air France received a bomb threat four days before Flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil.
The telephone warning targeted a flight from Buenos Aires that was also travelling to Paris.
Although that plane arrived safely on May 27, the news fuelled speculation that there may be a more sinister explanation for why the Airbus from Rio de Janeiro vanished from radar screens and may have broken up thousands of feet in the air.
The missing Airbus was delivered to Air France in April 2005 and had flown for about 18,000 hours on some 2,500 flights, the manufacturer said in a statement. The company said it is offering technical assistance in the investigation. Airbus declined to comment on the cause.
The plane last underwent maintenance on April 16, Air France-KLM said.
This air crash would be the deadliest crash in Air France's history.
Hundreds of relatives grieved deeply for those who were lost, a roster that included vacationers, business people, and an 11-year-old boy traveling alone back to England.
Brazil is holding three days of national mourning, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy was joining relatives at a service at Notre Dame Wednesday.
|Обломки, найденные в Атлантике, принадлежат А-330
01.06.2009//02:14 GMT - А330 совершал регулярный рейс номер AF447 из Бразилии во Францию. Самолет с бортовым номером F-GZCP вылетел из аэропорта Рио-де-Жанейро в 19.03 по местному времени (2.03 мск). В 5.33 мск самолет пролетел архипелаг Фернанду-ди-Норонья, находящийся в 300 км к северо-востоку от города Натал.Через полчаса пилоты передали, что вошли в зону сильной турбулентности. В 6.14 мск с борта поступило автоматическое сообщение о неисправности электрической цепи. В этот момент, по расчетам диспетчеров, Airbus A330 находился далеко от берега над океаном.
Больше на связь экипаж, по данным Air France, не выходил, а сама машина исчезла с гражданских и военных радаров. Связаться с бортом пытались бразильские, африканские, испанские и французские авиадиспетчеры, но безуспешно.
Airbus A330 должен был прибыть в парижский аэропорт Шарля де Голля в 11.15 по местному времени (13.15 мск), но так и не появился. Через двадцать минут после того предполагаемого времени посадки власти объявили, что лайнер, на борту которого находились 228 человек, исчез с радаров.
Пилот испанской компании Air Comet утверждает, что видел "сильную вспышку белого света" на месте, где предположительно пропал самолет A-330 французской авиакомпании Air France, сообщает в четверг испанская газета. "Ни в какой момент мы не уловили никаких сообщений на частоте SOS ни до, ни после случившегося", - сообщил пилот. Помимо командира корабля вспышку видел и второй пилот, и один из пассажиров. Эти свидетельства могут говорить о возможности версии, которую официальные власти Бразилии категорически отвергают - взрыве на борту А330.
Министр обороны Бразилии Нелсон Жобим в среду исключил вероятность теракта на борту рейса Air France. По его словам, характер масляного пятна на поверхности океана противоречит этой версии. Некоторые эксперты считают, что против этой версии говорят и шесть сообщений, которые поступили в течение последних четырех минут "жизни" лайнера и которые свидетельствуют о том, что на борту были серьезные проблемы с операционной системой. Последнее сообщение говорит о "резко увеличившейся вертикальной скорости движения".
Пропавшему Airbus A330 всего четыре года – его ввели в эксплуатацию 18 апреля 2005 года.
|01.06.2009*/US/GA/Elberton/Elbert County Airport - A Piper PA-28 plane (N8209W) crash-landed.
*/UK/Northern Ireland/Kilkeel - A light plane crash-landed. One of those onboard suffered back injuries, while the other was unhurt.
*/UK/Northern Ireland/Pettigo - A microlight plane crashed.
02.06.2009*/US/VA/near Greenville - A Hughes 369D (N112AS), two-seat Rotorcraft helicopter owned by Aerial Solutions, Inc. of Tabor City, N.C., trimming trees for electrical purposes crashed around 11 a.m. near Greenville. The pilot has been airlifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville with unknown injuries. The initial evidence on the scene points to engine failure as the cause of the crash.
03.06.2009*/US/ID/Sawtooth Wilderness Area/ near Atlanta - A Cessna-182 plane crashed killing the pilot.
05.06.2009*/Canada/B.C./Cranbrook - A Husky A-1B plane was caught by a wind gust, veered off the runaway and flipped. Both occupants hospitalized.
*/US/TX/Hays Co/San Marcos - A Bell crop-dusting helicopter hit a telephone wire and crashed injuring the pilot.
06.06.2009*/US/NY/Greater Rochester International Airport - A 1947 Vampire F.Mk3 plane crashed on landing injuring the pilot.
*/Myanmar/Sittwe-Civil Airport (AKY) - A Myanma Airways Fokker F28-4000 Fellowship, registration XY-ADW performing flight UB-409 from Yangon to Sittwe (Myanmar) with 68 occupants, veered off the runway (11/29, 1829 meters/6000 feet long) while landing in Sittwe and came to a stop after hitting trees. Three people, including the pilot, were injured. The landing gear and one wing of the jet were severely damaged.
*/Switzerland/Luzern/Beromunster Airport (LSZO) - A Cessna-182R plane (HB-CFS) crashed on landing and overturned injuring slightly the 4 occupants.
07.06.2009*/South Africa/Gauteng/Krugersdorp Airport - A PiperPA-28-140 Cherokee plane (ZS-PSH) failed to get airborne from Runway 08 and collided head on with a Ford double-cab pick-up travelling on a road 200m beyond and below the end of the runway. The aircraft then caught fire and burnt out. Both occupants were slightly injured.
*/Argentina/24 km W of Buenos Aires/General Rodriguez - A Pulsar JD-2 plane (LV-X148) crashed killing both occupants.
*/US/N.Y./Long Island Sound/Cutchogue - An ultralight plane crashed into a tree.
*/US/WI/Jacson County/Black River Falls - A Grumman American AA-5B Tiger plane (N448DM) crashed in a wooded area killing both occupants, a doctor and his son.
|In this photo released by Brazil's Air Force, debris of the Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean, Sunday, June 7, 2009. (AP Photo/Brazil's Air Force)
|08.06.2009*/Indonesia/Propinsi Jawa Barat/Cianjur - An Indonesian army helicopter crashed
in Cianjur, West Jawa this afternoon killing two people while three others were seriously injured.
It was believed that the Bolkow BO105 helicopter, which was assisting in a Commando training exercise, crashed in bad weather.
The two passengers who died were the Commandant of the Commando Training Centre, Col Ricky Samuel, and the head of operations of the centre, Capt Agung, according to a report from Antara News Agency from Bandung.
The three who were injured were the pilot, Lt Hadi and co-pilot Sasongko, and Lt Agus Santoso.
The helicopter was reported to have taken off from the Commando Air Base in Batujajar, West Bandung to assist in a training exercise in Pagelaran Cianjur, West Jawa.
|08.06.2009*/US/NC/Elkin - An early model SR22 (N34TG) ran into engine trouble Monday night and the pilot elected to pull the CAPS emergency parachute system to affect a recovery. The pilot was reported to be at 6000 feet when he deployed the chute, which landed in the woods near Still Water Lane off West Mount Herman Church Road, in Elkin.
|India military air crash kills 13
09.06.2009//around 09:30 GMT
India/Arunachal Pradesh/West Siang district/Rinchi
The wreckage of the Antonov AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force which went missing on Tuesday and 13 bodies of the defence personnel who were on board were found at Rinchi village in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China.
There were no survivors. The officials declined to comment on the cause of the crash and said it would be known only after IAF experts visited the site and carried out an investigation. The two black boxes were yet to be traced.
The seven IAF crew members on board were Wing Commanders G.S. Butalia and P.K. Saji, Squadron Leaders P. Siddharth and Manas Mishra, flight lieutenant Badan Kumar, Marshal Warrant Officer Ramesh and aircraftman Sanjay Kumar.
The Army personnel feared dead are gunners V. Singh, K. Kumar and S. Kumar; Naik D.B.S. Nanwhegh, sepoy A.K. Tirki and radio mechanic R. Wangchuk.
A search and rescue team comprising Army, police, Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel and village headmen located the wreckage around 3.15 p.m.
The aircraft took off from the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in West Siang district at 2 p.m. on Tuesday after dropping Army supplies.
Some villagers of Heyu reported at the Tato police station that they saw the aircraft falling down with thick smoke billowing from it and immediately turning into a huge ball of fire, followed by a deafening mid-air explosion.
There is no road up to Heyu, which can be reached only on foot from Tato, which is connected by road.
Tato is about 50 km off Mechuka. Rinchi is located at a higher altitude and beyond Heyu.
09.06.2009*/Canada/B.C./Fort Nelson - A Piper Pacer crashed on takeoff injuring slightly a couple.
*/Kyrgyzstan/Batken district/Kadamdzhayskom - An agricultural Valo Air An-2 plane was forced to land in a field following engine problem and it crash-landed braking a wing.
10.06.2009*/Vietnam/Thanh Hoa - A Su-22 bomber crashed killing the pilot.
*/US/NM/Santa Fe - Rescuers found a state police patrolman suffering from extreme hypothermia (later he also died) Wednesday after his helicopter crashed into a snowy mountain in northern New Mexico. The other 2 occupants on board was killed.
*/Australia/Qld/Dream World Theme park Coomera - A Dream World Bell Jet Ranger 206B II helicopter (VH-JTI) crashed into car park. Three of the 5 occupants on board were injured.
11.06.2009*/US/AK/Elim - A RV-7 plane crashed killing both occupants.
*/Colombia/Valle del Cauca/Cali/N of Yumbo - A drug plane crashed killing both occupants.
12.06.2009*/US/Indiana/Lawrence County/Mitchell - A small plane crashed in a field.
*/UK/N.I./Down County/Kilkeel - A four-seater small plane crashed killing the 3 occupants.
*/South Africa/WC/Swellendam airfield - A small plane (ZS-NIG) made a very hard landing on the airfield perimeter in foggy weather. The left main undercarriage leg sheared off and the aircraft flipped upside down. The pilot was seriously injured.
*/Indonesia/West Jawa/Bogor - An Indonesian military helicopter has crashed south of the capital Jakarta, killing four people and injuring three, an air force spokesman said on Friday, the second such crash this week.
The Puma H-3306 helicopter had been on a test flight after maintenance when it crashed at a military base in Bogor.
*/Serbia/Belgrade - An Air France Airbus plane hit a passenger tunnel while taxiing and damaged its left engine.
*/Poland/Bielsko Biala/Jaworze - Eurocopter EC 120 Colibri helicopter crashed.
*/US/AZ/Polacca - A Cessna-172N plane (N6445D) made a precautionary landing on Route 264 near Polacca due to loss of oil pressure. When taking off from the highway, the aircraft struck a nearby patrol car and crashed, flipping over.
*/US/IL/Cordova - A crop-dusting plane crashed in a field killing the pilot.
13.06.2009*/Portugal/Serra da Estrela (mountain range)/ Alvoco da Serra - A Bell Jet Ranger helicopter crashed injuring 3 occupants.
*/Belgium/Limburg/Hechtel-Eksel - A Zenair CH 601 HD Zodiac plane (PH-PGH) crashed and caught fire.
*/Brazil/ Minas Gerais/ near Nanuque airport - A twin-engine plane King Air made forced landing at threshold of a runway in Nanuque (MG). The aircraft landed in heavy rain and after overrun the runway, struck a vehicle on a rural road.
14.06.2009*/US/Minn./Crow Wing County/Brainerd - An Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1A float plane crashed on Camp Lake. The plane veered onto the shoreline and hit some trees, damaging the plane’s wings and undercarriage. The female passenger was injured.
*/US/Minn./near Fairmont Municipal Airport - An Aeronca Champion plane crashed on takeoff injuring the pilot.
*/US/Mich./Gregory - A glider (N103MS) crashed on takeoff due to winch cable failure. The passenger was killed and the pilot was seriously injured.
*/Indonesia/Tanahmerah airport (TMH) - An Express Air Dornier Do 328 passenger plane (PK-TXN) was substantially damaged when it ran off the side of the runway after landing at Tanahmerah Airport (TMH).
The airplane landed following a domestic flight from Jayapura-Sentani Airport (DJJ). After landing the airplane departed the right side of the runway. The nr.2 prop contacted the ground and separated from the engine. All on board evacuated safely; there was no fire.
15.06.2009*/US/Maine/Islesboro - The pilot of a Penobscot Island Air Service single-engine Cessna mail plane (N33243) walked away uninjured after the aircraft crashed while taking off Monday from the island airstrip.
*/US/NY/Marilla - A single-engine Starduster Too plane (N3LD) made a rough landing in a corn field and flipped over injuring slightly the 2 occupants.
*/UK/Hamshire/Winchester - A small helicopter crash-landed in a field injuring slightly the pilot.
*/Canada/Alberta/Castor - A Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed killing the pilot.
16.06.2009*/US/NY/Erie County/Wales - A Starduster biplane crashed in a cornfield. The 2 occupants were not injured.
17.06.2009*/US/AK/Crooked Creek airstrip - A Cessna-207 plane crash-landed on the tundra injuring a female passenger.
*/US/TX/Terrel/Phillips Flying Ranch Airport - A Cessna-150 plane crashed on takeoff killing the pilot - the owner of an airstrip.
*/US/Minn./Crystal Airport - A Cirrus SR22 plane (N214BN) crashed on landing killing the pilot.
*/Germany/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Libnow - A Piper PA-28 plane ran out of fuel and crashed.
18.06.2009*/US/NC/Chadbourn - A Titan Tornado II S plane (N259CM) crashed in a field killing the pilot.
*/Over the Atlantic Ocean - The pilot of a Continental Airlines flight from Belgium to the US died over the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, but the jet landed safely with two co-pilots at the controls.
Flight 61 touched down on time just before midday at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 777 was carrying 247 passengers.
*/Turkey/Mugla province/Milas district - Two people aboard a firefighting helicopter are missing after it crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Turkey, the provincial governor said on Thursday.
Divers were dispatched to the area to search for the missing Turkish pilot and forest security officer. Three Russian technicians aboard the Russian-made helicopter were rescued after the accident in the Milas district of the southwestern province of Mugla, according to reports.
The helicopter Kamov Ka-32T (ER-KGA) crashed while collecting water to extinguish a forest fire that has been raging in the neighboring southwestern province of Aydin.
*/India/Assam/Chabua Air Force Base - An IAF MiG-21 fighter jet crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot ejected safely.
*/US/CA/El Dorado county/Cameron Park Airport - The plane's two occupants - pilots were practicing touch-and-go landings about 6:30 p.m. After landing at about 50 mph, the plane veered off to the side of the runway and the front tire dug into the dirt, the plane rocked forward, and the propeller struck the ground and the plane flipped over.
*/US/NV/near Yerington - An agricultural Grumman G-164A AgCat plane (N9723) lost power and crashed injuring the pilot.
*/US/TX/Dougherty - A Cessna-182 crashed in a field killing the 2 occupants.
*/US/OR/Klamath Falls Airport - An experimental single-engine airplane got stuck in a crosswind while taking off from Kingsley Field. The pilot landed the plane on the grass at the Klamath Falls Airport, east of the main runway. The plane received damage to its left gear and tail wheel.
19.06.2009*/US/Idaho/Fremont County/St. Anthony - A crop duster crashed in the middle of a corn field.
*/GermanyHessen/Erzhausen - A Piper PA18 Super Cup plane crashed in a sport field injuring both occupants.
*/Canada/NWT/near Colville Lake - Two passengers and a pilot suffered minor injuries when their Cessna 207 plane crashed in a remote area in the Northwest Territories on Thursday night.
The Ursus Aviation charter was on its way from Norman Wells, N.W.T., to Colville Lake when, about 45 minutes into the flight, its engine failed.
US/SC/Dillon - A Mooney M20C plane (N2997L) lost power moments after takeoff and made an emergency landing in a cornfield. The plane was damaged.
*/Czech Republic/Pardubicky region/Chrudim - A plane (OK-MJL) carring 3 parachutists crashed shortly after takeoff killing the pilot.
*/Ukraine/Zaporizhzhya/Pologi - An agricultural An-2 plane caught fire and burned during a refueling operation.
|Seven killed in French helicopter crash
France/Bregnier-Cordon - Seven people, including six employees of an amusement park, were killed when a helicopter crashed in a rural area of eastern France on Saturday night. The accident happened near the small town of Bregnier-Cordon, where people playing bowls alerted authorities after seeing the helicopter go down.
The Eurocopter AS-350B-2 Ecureuil helicopter belonging to the Azur Helicoptere company had taken off from the Walibi theme park in the Isere region before crashing into Mount Cordon, in the neighbouring department of Ain.
The helicopter company declined to comment on the accident, which firefighters said happened around 7:00 p.m. near the town of Bregnier-Cordon.
“A witness called in the accident. He saw this blue and white helicopter flying at a low altitude before losing sight of it and then he heard a explosion and smelled a strong odour of kerosene,” said Captain Frederic Bertin of the fire and rescue operations centre for Ain.
The reason for the crash was not yet known, officials said.
|The debris of the crashed helicopter.
AFP / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT
|Plane on Food Mission Goes Missing in Papua
29.06.2009//around 06:50 GMT
Indonesia/Irian Jaya/Polimo and Soba distrcts
A small DHC 6-300 Twin Otter cargo plane, registered as PK-BRO, owned by private operator Aviastar, went missing 30 minutes into its flight over the mountainous central region of Papua, a spokesman for the national safety body said on Monday.
The Aviastar’s Twin Otter, produced 1981, had gone missing while flying from Dekay in the Yahukimo district to Wamena in the neighboring district of Jayawijaya, with three people on board.
It was supposed to be a 30-minute flight scheduled to arrive in Wamena at 4 p.m.
The plane was captained by Frans Noble and co-piloted Dedi Sudrajat, and carried one crew member, Ahmad Khaironi, and cargo of staple foods.
The search focused on areas between the districts of Polimo and Soba, but the team find no signs of the Aviastar plane’s whereabouts.
Aviastar is a Jakarta-based airline that has operated chartered planes since 2000.
Papua’s mountainous topography has forced locals to rely on air transportation to deliver various goods, as well as for transportation.
|The only known survivor of the Yemenia flight which crashed into the Indian Ocean has arrived back in Paris on a French government plane.
The 13-year-old girl, Baya Bakari, was found clinging to wreckage in the sea, hours after the crash.
She had been treated in hospital in the Comoros Islands for injuries thought to include a broken collar bone and burns.
The plane, going to the Comoros from Yemen's capital Sanaa, came down in bad weather with 153 on board.
Baya Bakari was accompanied on the journey back to France by the French Minister for Co-operation, Alain Joyandet, and other officials.
Her father, Kassim Bakari, met her on arrival and said his daughter had been thrown from the plane as it hit the water.
She clearly recalled the chaos of her time in the water, including hearing voices around her in the darkness.
"She's a very timid girl, I never thought she would escape like that," he said, adding that she was "fragile" and barely able to swim.
French officials in Moroni have praised the girl's courage, with Mr Joyandet describing her rescue as a "true miracle".
"She is a courageous young girl. She really showed an absolutely incredible physical and moral strength."
|30.06.2009*/South Africa/WC/Cape Town International Airport - The training Cessna 177RG plane (ZS-NDO) made a belly landing during a night training flight.
*/US/FL/Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB) - Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-132 passenger plane (N524NK) made an emergency landing at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB) after smoke filled the cabin for as of yet unknown reasons. Three passengers were hospitalized for smoke inhalations.
|21.06.2009*/Germany/Ganderkesee - Air Shampoo Cessna F172G Skyhawk plane (D-ELOO) touched a building injuring slightly the instructor and the student.
*/US/FL/Tamarac/Sawgrass Expressway - A small plane (N824RS) made an emergency landing on the highway. No injuries reported, but the plane was damaged.
*/US/Idaho/Nampa - A small plane (N777DV) landed hard, bounced and veered off the runway flipping over.
*/US/Ohio/Marysville/Union County Airport (KMRT) - The Cessna-172 plane (N734EN) was performing touch-and-go landings at the airport when it veered off the runway and flipped over. Two of the four passengers sustained minor injuries.
*/US/AK/Palmer - Be-35 Bonanza plane, departed Palmer-AK, is the subject of an alert notice issued 6/21, wrecage not located. The 2 on board assumed fatal.
22.06.2009*/Malaysia/over Borneo - The Qantas Airbus A-330-303 plane (VH-QPI), flight QF-68 with 219 occupants, was near the Indonesian Island of Borneo, when the airplane encountered severe turbulence and deviated from assigned altitude. The seat belt signs came on after the onset of the turbulence. The airplane continued to Perth, where the airplane landed safely. 13 people were transported to local hospitals: 6 passengers and 1 crew received minor injuries. The airplane did not fly through thunderstorms at the time of the turbulence although passengers reported they had seen lightning flashes.
*/US/FL/Daytona Beach International Airport - A small twin-engine plane went down at the Daytona Int. Airport. The plane's nose gear collapsed upon landing.
*/US/CO/Loveland-Fort Collins airport - A small plane crashed at the airport.
*/South Africa/NW/Madikwe Game Reserve Airstrip - A Helio H-295 Super Courier plane (N222LT) crash-landed.
23.06.2009*/US/Iowa/Sheldon - Three people died when a Piper PA-28-180 Arrow plane (N7795N) crashed into a northwest Iowa road embankment.
*/US/UT/35 miles south of Wendover - A pilot has died in an F-16 jet crash at the Utah Test and Training Range in the state's west desert. The aircraft crashed Monday night while on a training mission. It was assigned to Hill Air Force Base's 388th Fighter Wing.
*/Australia/NSW/Albury - An agricultural Bell-206B helicopter struck power lines and crashed injuring slightly the pilot.
*/US/TX/Mineola Wisener Airport (3F9) - A Cessna-150 plane (N2719S) crashed into a pond. The aircraft hit a cow which was killed. The pilot sustained moderate injuries.
*/US/TX/Bexar County/12 mls from San Antonio - An UFM-13 Lambada motor glider, which weighs about 700 pounds, went out of control and the pilot released the ballistic recovery parachute to land the aircraft.
24.06.2009*/US/GA/Newton County - A Cessna 210-5 (205) plane flipped over during an emergency landing in Newton County Wednesday afternoon. The two people on board suffered minor injuries.
*/US/Oklahoma/Oklahoma City/Sundance Airpark - A small airplane went off the runway while doing touch-and-go landings at Sundance Airpark in northwest Oklahoma City. The woman piloting the plane was practicing flying when the accident occurred.
*/Italy/Palazzolo dello Stella - The Cessna 172A plane (D-EBFO) crash-landed because of an engine problem. The 3 occupants were slightly injured.
*/US/TX/Beach City - The Bakeng Deuce plane (N26MR) crashed in a residential area for unknown reasons shortly after takeoff. The pilot was hospitalized with moderate injuries.
25.06.2009*/US/NJ/Cape May County/Atlantic City/Woodbine Municipal Airport - A small plane crashed ina wooded area near the airport. The pilot was injured.
*/Philippines/Malay/Caticlan Airport (RPVE) - Zest Air Xian MA-60 plane (RP-C8892) with 55 occupants landed with a tailwind too far down runway 24 and overshot the runway end, stopping in the grass. The airport was closed for several hours.
*/US/GA/Cedartown - A light aircraft (N433PM) crash kills both occupants.
*Australia/WA/Pilbara - The Robinson R-22 helicopter (VH-HXO) crashed killing the pilot.
*/South Africa/Gauteng/Lanseria Airport - A Cessna-402C plane (ZS-LMU) was taxiing to the runway, but the windows were fogged up and the aircraft struck a curb. The nose-wheel and starboard main undercarriage leg collapsed and the starboard propeller hit the ground and got bent.
*/US/MO/Maryland Heights/Creve Coeur Airport (1H0) - The Piper PA-31T Cheyenne plane (N701PT) crash-landed and was damaged.
26.06.2009*/US/VA/near Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF) - The experimental plane (N2YT) experienced engine problems shortly after takeoff, tried to return to the runway but crashed in a wooded area less than a mile from the airport. Both occupants seriously injured.
*/Canada/ON/Toronto/at Foxtin Farms (located approximately six (6) miles north of Buttonville Airport) - The Diamond DA 42 Twin Star plane (C-GPGC) experienced electrical problems and crash-landed at Foxtin Farms.
*/US/NY/Kanona - The Apollo Monsoon plane (N308AA) veered off the private grass runway during the landing roll, hit trees and flipped over, possibly due to gusty wind conditions. The pilot was hospitalized with serious injuries.
28.06.2009*/Poland/Krakow/Rakowice-Czyzyny Airport - The Cessna-172 plane (SP-ZAP) crashed when returning to Warsaw after Malopolski Piknik Lotniczy Airshow shortly after takeoff. After the crash, the only conscious passenger was able to remove two other passengers from the wreckage, but because of pilot’s safety belts were jammed, he was unable to release pilot.
The plane got fire and exploded shortly after that, heavy burning two of three survivors, one of whom died in hospital the following day due to large burns.
Witnesses reported, that plane was probably overloaded. Fatalities - 2, injured 2.
29.06.2009*/US/UT/Paragonah - A glider-plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing the pilot.
*/US/AZ/Mobile - A fire destroyed a man's collection of vintage aircraft and motorcycles Monday in the outskirts of Mobile, about 14 miles west of Maricopa.
At about 3:30 p.m., Maricopa firefighters responded to the fire at a hangar located on a private airstrip near 99th Avenue and Lower Bucket Road.
The fire destroyed a total of eight restored, vintage aircraft and six classic motorcycles.
*/US/Ind./Shelby County/Shelbyville - A training plane crashed while the student and the instructor were working on touch and go landings and engine failure maneuvers in flight. The plane was damaged in the prop, landing gear and wing. The student suffered minor injuries, but refused medical treatment.
*/US/WI/Hayward Airport (KHYR) - The Zenith STOL CH701 plane (N861SD) crashed short of the runway injuring slightly the pilot.
*/US/WA/Ephrata - The Schleicher ASW 27-18E glider (N129TD) broke up inflight killing the pilot.