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 March 2015




Scale of the danger



  • US/ FL/ SE Clermont – A Piper J3C-65 Cub (N717ML) encountered tailwind conditions and overran the intended landing area. The airplane sustained minor damage upon impact with obstacles and a tree. No injuries.

  • US/ CA/ Santa Barbara/ Rattlesnake Canyon Trail - A man fell from a paraglider and died as he was not properly strapped. The female pilot crashed the glider into a tree and she was injured.

  • Italy/ Lake Garda – An Aviat A-1B Husky (G-HUND) crashed in a wooded area. The pilot was seriously injured.

  • US/ MO/ Kansas City/ Wheeler Downtown Airport (KMKC) – A training Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (N1513J) crashed while the pilot was practicing touch-and-go landings. One occupant was seriously injured.

  • US/ FL/ Marco Island/ Marco Island Airport (KMKY) – A Canadair CL-600 Challenger (N600NP) experienced a runway overrun and subsequent nose gear collapse upon landing. One occupant was injured.



  • US/ FL/ Palm Beach Co/ Loxahatchee Nat'l Game Refuge - A Colyaer Freedom S100 amphibious light aircraft (N787Z) crashed killing the 2 occupants.

  • Dominican Republic/ Santiago/ 53 km SW of Cibao Int'l Airport (STI/DRST) / La Rusilla – A Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee (HI822) crashed in a wooded area killing the pilot.

  • US/ NY/ Calverton/ Enterprise Park – A powered paraglider crashed in a field injuring seriously the pilot.

  • US/ FL/ SE Sebring/ Highlands County/ Spring Lake Subdivision – An Adams DA1 aircraft (N797A) impacted a creek. The sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.



  • US/ CA/ Redlands/ East of Redlands Municipal Airport (KREI) – A Fisher Classic biplane (N417LG) force landed to Santa Ana riverbed terrain in Mentone. The pilot received minor injuries.

  • France/ Cheval Blanc – A Schleicher ASW 27B glider (F-CLCC) crashed into treetops. The pilot received minor injuries.

  • US/ CA/ Palmdale/ Brian Ranch Airport (CL13) – A Zenith STOL CH750 (N756AC) impacted terrain shortly after takeoff. No injuries.

  • US/ CO/ Fort Collins/ Loveland/ Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (KFNL) – A Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 (N7XE) experienced a runway excursion and subsequent nose gear separation during the landing rollout. No injuries.

  • US/ CA/ San Bernardino/ San Bernardino Int'l Airport (KSBD) – A Robinson R22 Beta helicopter (N4003S) experienced a hard landing and subsequent rollover. The pilot received minor injuries.

  • Italy/ Treviso/ Nervesa della Battaglia – A de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth (I-GATO) crashed in a field injuring the 2 occupants.

  • US/ FL/ Venice/ East of Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC) – A training Cessna 152 (N498TC) force landed to open field terrain. No injuries.



  • Indonesia/ Wamena Airport (WMX) - Deraya Air Taxi British Aerospace ATP-F (LFD) cargo plane (PK-DGB) collapsed the left hand main gear and came to rest on the side of the runway.

  • Pakistan/ near Dera Ismail Khan – PAF Mirage 5 fighter jet crashed in bad weather. Both pilots died.

  • US/ NC/ Monroe/ Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport (KEQY) – A Beech 58 Baron (N50NH) experienced a runway excursion upon landing. No injuries.

  • US/ VA/ Norfolk/ Norfolk Botanical Gardens – A Mooney M20F Executive 21 (N66BB) impacted wooded terrain killing the 3 occupants.

  • Nepal/ Kathmandu-Tribhuvan Airport (KTM) - THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-303 plane (TC-JOC), Flight TK726, suffered a runway excursion accident upon landing. No injuries.

  • Tunisia/ near Borj el Amri – A Piper PA-18 (TS-ACQ) struck power lines and crashed killing the pilot.



  • US/ NY/ New York-La Guardia Airport (LGA) - Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 passenger jet (N909DL) suffered a runway excursion on landing. Three occupants were injured.

  • India/ 18-20 km south of Ambala – IAF SEPECAT Jaguar IS jet crashed. The pilot ejected safely.

  • Brazil/ MS/ Campo Grande/ Teruel Airport (LETL) – A Beech E-55 Baron plane (PT-LSS) made a belly landing. No injuries.

  • France/ Beaune – A Robinson R-44 helicopter (F-GOLT) fell on its side upon landing. The 3 occupants were slightly injured.

  • US/ CA/ Santa Monica/ West of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO) – A Ryan ST-3KR Recruit plane (N53178), flown by actor Harrison Ford, crashed on takeoff. The pilot received serious injuries.

  • Germany/ Klinikum Stuttgart – An ambulance MBB BK 117B-2 helicopter (D-HDDD) hit by its tail rotor a hospital employee. The injuries were fatal.

  • Turkey/ Konya - The F-4E-2020 Terminator from 112 Filo "Devils" of Eskisehir crashed killing the 2 pilots.

  • Italy/ Ancona-Falconara Airport (AOI) - Icar Air Let L-410UVP-E20 plane (E7-WDT) collapsed the nose gear on landing. No injuries.

  • US/ CA/ Upland/ Cable Airport (KCCB) – A Champion 7EC Champ (N8905R) experienced a ground loop upon landing. No injuries.



  • US/ MO/ St Louis/ Saint Louis University Hospital – A medical Eurocopter EC 130B4 (N356AM) crashed at around 11 p.m. CT shortly after takeoff from the ARCH base. The pilot died.

  • US/ CA/ Rio Vista/ Rio Vista Municipal Airport (O88) – A Waco UPF7 aircraft (N32063) experienced a loss of directional control and subsequent ground loop upon landing. No injuries.

  • US/ OK/ Tulsa County/ north of Leonard – A Funk B85C aircraft (N81194) force landed to open farm field terrain southeast of Bixby, Oklahoma. The airplane came to rest inverted. No injuries.

  • Japan/ Mie Prefecture/ Kihoku – An Aerospatiale AS332L1 Super Puma helicopter (JA6741) hit a power line and crashed into a mountain forest. Both occupants (pilot and mechanic) died.











































































  • US/ KS/ ESE of Pratt – A Van's RV-6 plane (N4074V) crashed on landing killing the pilot.

  • UK/ West Sussex/ Adur District/ Sompting/ Lambley's Lane – A Diamond DA 40D Diamond Star (G-CCHD) sustained substantial damage in a forced landing in a field. No injuries.

  • US/ TX/ Jacksonville/ near Cherokee County Airport (KJSO) – A training Rans S-12 Airaile (N154BH) impacted wooded terrain while practicing touch-and-go landings. The 2 occupants received serious injuries.

  • Germany/ Airfield Iserlohn-Rheinermark – A Comco Ikarus C42B (D-MLGG) crashed into a field nearby the runway. The pilot received serious injuries.

  • US/ CA/ southwestern San Luis Obispo County / Carrizo Plain/ Soda Lake – A Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (N63822) crashed on the dry bed of Soda Lake.

  • Russia/ Kirov/ Zarechnyj park – A K-10 Swift aircraft (RA-0188А) made an emergency landing on the bank of the river Vyatka.

  • US/ CA/ east of Merced/ Sierra foothills – A Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (N5385Y) force landed to a field. No injuries.



  • US/ MS/ Kosciusko/ SE of Kosciusko-Attala County Airport (KOSX) – A Bellanca 8KCAB Decathlon plane (N7698S) impacted rural timbered terrain killing the 2 occupants.

  • South Africa/ Cape Point – A Bell UH-1H Huey helicopter (ZS-HBV) assisting in efforts to extinguish a blaze in Cape Point in the Western Cape has crashed. The pilot succumbed to his wounds and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

  • India/ Hubli Airport (HBX) SpiceJet de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 (VT-SUA) overran the runway on landing in heavy rain. Its left hand main gear collapsed.

  • Canada/ BC/ Surrey/ near Surrey/King George Airpark (CSK8) - An amateur built Cookman Folgore S 5 T (C-GBAR) experienced a loss of directional during takeoff. The aircraft impacted a river dyke. No injuries.

  • US/ NV/ Dayton/ Carson City/ Dayton Valley Airpark (A34) – A Van's RV-7A plane (N51MJ) force landed to open field terrain on approach. The 2 occupants onboard received minor injuries.

  • Iraq/ Khurmatoo – An Iranian Army drone crashed.

  • US/ AK/ south of Talkeetna/ near Mile 95 Parks Hwy – A Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub (N5348T) crashed on takeoff. No injuries.

  • Germany/ Breitscheid – An ultra light plane crashed on approach due to an engine failure. No injuries.



  • US/ SC/ Chesnee – An Air Creation GTE 912 trike (N7504K) crashed into tree. The pilot died, the passenger was injured.

  • US/ UT/ Hurricane/ Hurricane Municipal Airport (1L8) – A Cirrus SR22 plane (N949WB)

  • Puerto Rico/ San Jaun/ Condado Lagoon – A Piper PA-23-180 Geronimo plane (N1153P) ditched to the waters of the Condado Lagoon in San Juan. No injuries.

  • US/ NY/ Hopewell – A Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser (N7748H) experienced nose-over during the post-landing taxi at an open field. No injuries.

  • US/ FL/ Fort Myers/ NW of Page Field Airport (KFMY) – A Piper PA-24-250 Comanche (N6514P) impacted vehicles and terrain while on approach. Both occupants, the pilot and his mother, were injured. The elderly woman who was critically injured died on 23.03.2015 due to her injuries.


Two helicopters collided mid-air in Argentina  

Two helicopters crashed in Argentina killing 10


09.03.2015/ 20:15 UTC

Argentina/ La Rioja province/ near Villa Castelli


Two helicopters experienced a midair collision near Villa Castelli in La Rioja province. Both aircrafts were destroyed. The two helicopters, Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil (LQ-CGK) and Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil (LQ-FJQ) were local government operated aircrafts being asigned for the filming of the French TV reality survival show Dropped.

All aboard — eight French nationals and two Argentine pilots — were killed. Among the dead were Olympic champion swimmer Camille Muffat, Olympic boxer and bronze-medalist Alexis Vastine, and pioneering sailor Florence Arthaud. They had been among the contestants in the reality TV show "Dropped." The bodies were being transported to the regional capital of La Rioja province, where autopsies would be conducted. The crash was believed to be one of the deadliest incidents yet related to reality TV shows.



  • Russia/ Novosibirkoy area/ Barlak/ Moszkowski district – A Robinson R44 Raven helicopter (RA-06397) made a forced landing in adverse weather conditions. No injuries.

  • US/ GA/ Waycross/ Waycross-Ware County Airport (KAYS) – A Cessna 182L Skylane (N42667) performed an inadvertent taxiway takeoff. The airplane overran the taxiway and came to rest inverted. The passenger onboard the aircraft received minor injuries.

  • Germany/ Petershagen - A Quander Minipfeil-Minimum trike crashed into a wooded area. The pilot was fatally injured.

  • US/ MO/ near Oregon – A Maule M7-260C (N55000) force landed to a field. No injuries.

  • US/ AZ/ San Manuel/ San Manuel Airport (E77) – An experimental Aeros Sky Ranger II (N132ES) , experienced a landing gear collapse upon landing. No injuries.

  • Australia/ QLD/ Badu Island – An Aero Commander 500U (VH-WZV) aborted takeoff due to an engine failure. The airplane ended up in shrubs. No injuries.


AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine

Military helicopter crash in Florida killing 11 Marines

10.03.2015/ 13:30 UTC

US/ FL/ around Okaloosa Island/ near Eglin Air Force Base


A wheel and pieces of fuselage from an Army Black Hawk helicopter sit along the shoreline of Santa Rosa Sound near Navarre, Fla. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Search and rescue crews battled heavy fog Wednesday as they combed the water looking for survivors from the aircraft, which went down in this area Tuesday evening with 11 service members aboard. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)


Louisiana Army National Guard Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed during night training mission. All 7 Marines and 4 air crew members, on board were killed. They were involved in a seven-day training exercise of amphibious operations. It involved small boats and inserting and extracting Marines from the water via helicopter.

All of the Marines killed were from the 2nd Special Operations Battalion:

Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol, 27, of Warren, Mich.

Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock, 29, of Lake Orion, Mich.

Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, 33, of Queens, N.Y.

Staff Sgt. Kerry Michael Kemp, 27, of Port Washington, Wis.

Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders, 33, of Camp Lejeune.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, 26, of Holland, Mich. Seif had received the Marine Corps third highest medal for valor, the Silver Star, four days before his death.

Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III, 31, of Basking Ridge, N.J.

The Guardsmen who died were from the Louisiana National Guard's 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion in Hammond, La. Family and friends have said these are among the men killed:

Thomas Charles "TC" Florich, 26, of DeRidder, La.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Strother, a native of Pineville, La.

The wreckage has been located and is reportedly broken into several pieces in the Santa Rosa Sound in about 25 feet of water.



  • France/ Orne/ near Argentan (LFAJ) – A Robin DR.400-120 Petit Prince plane (F-GDYC) crashed on approach killing the 4 occupants.

  • US/ AZ/ Yuma/ Marine Corps Air Station Yuma /Yuma Int'l Airport (KNYL) – A training BAe Hawk Mk 67 (N506XX) crashed into a vehicle on the runway. The driver of the truck died in the crash. The two occupants of the aircraft were not injured.

  • Turkey/ Pamukkale - A hot air balloon crashed injuring at least 12 tourists onboard.

  • Brazil/ AM/ Tabatinga – A Cessna 210L Centurion (PT-JEE) crashed on approach due to bad weather. The 4 passengers and the pilot received minor injuries.

  • US/ MO/ SW of Osage Beach/ Lake of the Ozarks – A Beechcraft B19 Musketeer Sport plane (N774TA) crashed into the lake injuring the 3 occupants.



  • US/ FL/ Everglades / west of North Perry Airport (KHWO) – A Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B banner-tow plane force landed to a swamp. No injuries.

  • France/ Avoriaz - A Polish skier nearly lost her hand after she was clipped by a Jodel D-140 plane making an emergency landing on the French Alps.

  • US/ OK/ West of Lake Eufaula – An ambulance Eurocopter AS 350 B2 AStar helicopter (N919EM) crashed killing the pilot and injuring the other 2 occupants.

  • UK/ Blackpool Airport (BLK) – A Raytheon 390 Premier I plane (G-OOMC) suffered a runway excursion upon landing. Its nose gear collapsed.

  • US/ TX/ Hondo/ South Texas Regional Airport (KHDO) – A Jabiru J250-SP (N638J) experienced a runway excursion upon landing and came to rest inverted. No injuries.

  • US/ PA/ St Marys/ St Marys Municipal Airport (KOYM) – A Boeing A75N1(PT17) Stearman biplane (N7772J) experienced a nose-over during the post landing taxi. No injuries.

  • Chile/ Termas del Flaco – An Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama helicopter crashed in mountainous area and burst into flames killing the pilot.

  • South Africa/ Fischer International in Bloemfontein – A Beechcraft 65-A90 King Air (ZS-EFC) made a belly landing. No injuries.

  • Denmark/ near Sonder Vorupoer/ west North Jutland – An ATEC 321 Faeta ultra light aircraft (OY-9420) crashed and it was partially consumed by the post-impact fire. The sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

  • Belarus/ Kobrin district – A Robinson R-44 Raven II helicopter (EW-249LH) rolled over during landing in a field.

  • South Africa/ Potchefstroom Airport – A Ravin 500 plane (ZU-ENR) had just taken off from the Potchefstroom Aerodrome and was intended to land at the Wonderboom Aerodrome when the crash occurred. Both occupants died in the crash.



  • Serbia/ LYBE - Serbia - Air Force Mi-17 ambulance helicopter (12551), taking a baby to a hospital, crashed in thick fog. All 7 occupants died in the crash.

  • US/ MT/ Billings/ Billings Logan International Airport (KBIL) – A Navion Rangemaster G aircraft (N2408T) collapsed the nose gear on landing. No injuries.

  • New Zealand/ South Island/ Marlborough Sounds/ French Pass – A Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (ZK-IWL) struck a power line and crashed killing the pilot.

  • South Korea/ Jeollanam-do/ off Sinan-gun – An Eurocopter AS 565MB Panther (AS 365N3) ambulance helicopter (B511) crashed into the sea. All 4 occupants died in the crash.



  • New Zealand/ Kinloch/ Taupo – A light plane crash-landed in a rural area close to Puketapu Rd, which is near Kinloch, NZ. The pilot received minor injuries.

  • Australia/ VIC/ Melbourne/ Melbourne International Airport (YMML) Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-343E (9M-MTA) experienced a hard landing.

  • Canada/ BC/ Chilcotin Plateau/ near Fish Lake/ Copper Haul Road – A Bushmaster PB180 plane (C-GBCF) made an emergency landing on a road. No injuries.

  • US/ IL/ Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD/KORD) – A Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-702 plane (N157GJ) made a safe nose gear-up landing on runway 32R.

  • Russia/ Dmitrovskij rajon/ Moskowskaja oblast/ Revjakino – A hot air balloon, type72TA, registered RA-0691G, crashed injuring the 3 occupants seriously.

  • Vanuatu – A Cessna 207 on the ground sustained substantial damage in Cyclone Pam.

  • US/ WI/ Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW/KENW) – A Cessna T210M Turbo Centurion (N9186T) made a belly landing. No injuries.

  • Mexico/ Chihuahua/ Santa Barbara – A Cessna TU206F (XB-KWS) crashed killing all 5 occupants onboard.

  • Australia/ WA/ Carnarvon Airport – A Cessna 172M (VH-LOD) was tossed onto the roof of the Shine Aviation hangar at Carnarvon Airport during Cyclone Olwyn.



  • Malaysia/ Langkawi International Airport - Two KAI KT-1B Woongbi airplanes from Indonesia's Jupiter aerobatics team crashed during a practice session at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) 2015 exhibition on Sunday. In the 2pm incident, the KT–1B Wongbi planes, among six aircraft belonging to the Indonesian Air Force carrying out a practice run, were said to have grazed each other before crashing. The pilots from both planes ejected from their aircraft after the jets went out of control and landed safely with their parachutes. One aircraft crashed within the airport perimeter, one into a residential area near the airport. There were no reports of deaths or serious injuries on the ground.

  • US/ NV/ North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT) – A Cessna 421C Golden Eagle (N421GJ) landed nose gear-up. No injuries.

  • Russia/ Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport (OVB/UNNN) - IrAero Antonov An-24RV plane (RA-47805) suffered tail strike damage upon landing. No injuries.



  • French Guiana/ Sinnamary – An Eurocopter AS 350BA (F-GIJQ) struck trees. The pilot managed to keep control of the helicopter and returned to the Cayenne aerodrome where it landed.

  • Poland/ 60km E Rzeszow/ Jarosław/ Lazy – The pilot of  SZD-30 Pirat aircraft (D-2835 ‘J-4’) lost orientation and tried to land into a field. The pilot received injuries.

  • US/ PA/ Butler/ Butler County Airport/K W Scholter Field (KBTP) - A Cessna 340A (N1952E) ran off the runway upon landing. No injuries.

  • US/ AR/ Paragould/ near Kirk Field Airport (KPGR) - A Grumman Schweizer G-164A Ag Cat biplane (N7806) clipped a fence during a force landing to a field. No injuries.

  • US/ GA/ south of Reynolds/ Potterville – An experimental Kolb Mk-II Twinstar aircraft (N193Y) crashed killing the pilot.

  • US/ WI/ Green County/ near Juda - A Beech 76 Duchess (N67000) experienced fuel exhaustion and clipped power lines during the force landing to a rural road. No injuries.

  • Taiwan/ waters off Pingtung County – A Rans S-6 Coyote plane (PA2002) crashed killing the 2 occupants.

  • New Zealand/ Otago/ near Wanaka/ a bluff on the Motatapu River - A Cessna 185B Skywagon (ZK-CMV) crashed killing the 4 occupants.

  • Canada/ QC/ near Neuville Airport (CNV9) – A Cessna 172R Skyhawk (C-GFSS) hit treetops on takeoff and crashed in forested area. Three of the four occupants onboard received minor injuries.



  • Canada/ ON/ near the mouth of the Pickerel and French Rivers – A Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II (C-GDWA) crashed during an attempted return to the point of departure. All 3 occupants died in the crash.

  • Canada/ Ptarmigan Mountain – An Agusta A-119 helicopter crashed on landing injuring 1 of the occupants onboard.

  • US/ TX/ El Paso/ Hueco Tanks State Park – A Cessna 182Q Skylane (N735KF) impacted mountainous terrain killing the pilot.

  • Italy/ Vigo di Cadore/ Casera Razzo – A military Agusta-Bell AB 205 helicopter (EI-351) crashed on landing during a training exercise. No injuries.

  • Syria/ Latakia/ NE Syrai – USAF General Atomics MQ-1 Predator UAV crashed.

  • US/ IN/ Crawfordsville/ Crawfordsville Municipal Airport (KCFJ) – A Beech A36 Bonanza (N900TM) force landed to open farm field terrain while on approach. No injuries.

  • Mali/ near Amakouladji - Royal Netherlands Air Force Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopter crashed while operating for the United Nations MINUSMA mission in Mali. Both occupants onboard died.



  • US/ FL/ Fernandina Beach/ Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB) – A Lanshe Lake 250 amphibious airplane (N99HB) experienced a gear-up landing. The sole pilot onboard received minor injuries.

  • US/ NV/ East Hampton/ East Hampton Airport (KHTO) – A Beech 58 Baron (N51FD) collapsed its left main gear on landing. No injuries.

  • Austria/ Carinthia/ Klagenfurt – A Pipistrel Alpha Trainer (D-MJMX) crashed into a school building. Both occupants onboard were killed.

  • Ecuador/ Salinas – A military Beechcraft T-34C-1 Turbo Mentor (FAE026) crashed killing the 2 occupants onboard.

  • Philippines/ Maragusan town/ Mapawa village – An agricultural plane collapsed the landing gear on landing and crashed injuring the pilot. The plane hit a person on the ground, who received fatal injuries.

  • Ghana/ Akyem Oda district/ near Esuofoa - A helicopter transporting gold crashed. The 3 occupants onboard were injured.



  • Yemen/ Aden International airport – In clashes between rival militias, a presidential Boeing 747 at the airport was sprayed with bullets from gunfire from forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh.

  • Iraq/ near Fallujah – ISIS drone was shot down.

  • US/ CA/ Red Bluff/ Red Bluff Municipal Airport (KRBL) – A Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche (N8403Y) experienced a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion upon landing. Two of the four occupants onboard received minor injuries.


Ten people killed as small chartered plane crashes in UruguayTen people killed as small chartered plane crashes in Uruguay / Photo: Reuters


19.03.2015/ 17:37 UTC

Uruguay/ near the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este


A Beechcraft B90 King Air (LV-CEO)  belonging to Aviajet, crashed in shallow water shortly after takeoff from runway 01 at Punta del Este Airport, Uruguay and caught fire. All 10 occupants, 2 crew-members and 8 passengers, died. The two crew members and seven of the passengers were Argentine, while the other traveler was a woman from Portugal, the air force said. The passengers were members of the Argentine company La Rural which is an associate in a project to exploit a Convention Center under construction in the Atlantic resort of Punta del Este and had flown to Uruguay for a business conference with their Uruguayan partners and the local government.



  • China/ Hefei – An Aerokopter AK 1-3 small helicopter crashed into a lake killing 1, injuring 1 of the two occupants onboard.

  • Australia/ QLD/ 93km SE of Mt Isa – A Robinson R22 BETA helicopter (VH-HUA) crashed. No injuries.

  • US/ AR/ Hot Springs/ Garland Cove – A Robinson R44 Raven helicopter (N701CT) crashed on landing. The pilot sustained minor injuries.

  • Colombia/ Vaupes province/ Vaupes River – A Cessna 206 (HK-2327) crashed into the river injuring 2, killing 2 occupants onboard.

  • UK/ County Durham/ Middleton St. George/ Durham Tees Valley Airport – A Pegasus Quantum 15 light plane (G-MYZK) crash landed near a runway.

  • US/ UT/ St George/ St George Municipal Airport (KSGU) - A Cessna 310Q (N7770Q) experienced a collapse of the left main landing gear and subsequent runway excursion upon landing. No injuries.

  • US/ FL/ Groveland/ Royal Highlands subdivision – A Cessna plane force landed to wooded terrain. No injuries.

  • Australia/ Warrnambool/ Mortlake/ Hamilton Highway – An agricultural Piper PA-25-235/A9 Pawnee (VH-NLP) crashed killing the pilot.



  • US/ AZ/ Sedona/ SE of Sedona Airport (KSEZ) – A Team Rocket F-1 Rocket experimental aircraft (N747MC) force landed to a forest service road. The 2 occupants suffered non-life threatening injuries.

  • US/ AZ/ Green Valley/ Ruby Star Airpark (14AZ) – A Vans RV-6A plane (N811KM) experienced a runway overrun upon landing. The 2 occupants onboard received minor injuries.

  • Indonesia/ East Kalimantan/ Anggana/ Kutai Lama – A Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter (PK-FUP) made an emergency landing in a mangrove forest. The fuselage came to rest inverted. The 7 occupants were injured.



  • Syria/ Idlib province/ Jabal al-Zawiya - Syrian Navy Mi-14PL helicopter (2393) crashed in northwestern Syria on Sunday and at least 4 of its crew were captured by rebels. One of the crew apparently executed on the spot. The fate of the sixth crew member is unknown.

  • US/ FL/ Orlando/ 2mi WNW of Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) – A Robinson R44 helicopter (N30242) crashed into a guest house killing the 3 occupants onboard.

  • Greece/ Northern Greece/ Polycastro – A Cessna 172N Skyhawk Diesel (HA-TAH) made a forced landing in the river Axios. The 3 occupants were hospitalized in neighboring hospitals.

  • US/ NC/ Erwin/ SE of Harnett Regional Jetport Airport (KHRJ) – An ultra light plane crashed on takeoff due to an engine failure. No injuries.

  • US/ OK/ South of Woodward – A Sabre Trike impacted open farm field terrain. The sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

  • New Zealand/ Waikato/ near Gordonton/ Ballard Road airstrip - A light plane ran off the end of the runway. No injuries.

  • US/ AZ/ Flagstaff/ Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (KFLG) – A Beech B23 Musketeer Custom (N7628R) experienced a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion upon landing. No injuries.



  • US/ TX/ Marathon – A Van's RV-4 plane (N945RV) force landed to open field terrain, coming to rest inverted. The 2 occupants onboard received minor injuries.

  • US/ FL/ Inverness/ NE of Inverness Airport (KINF) – A Beech G36 Bonanza (N936B) impacted residential terrain. No injuries.

  • Libya/ near Al-Rojban city - Libya Dawn (Fajr Libya) MiG-23UB bomber was shot down by Libyan Air Force while bombing Al Watiya airbase. Apparently both pilots died in the crash.



  • Russia/ Moscow-Domododovo (DME/UUUD) – An Epic LT plane (RA-2151G) collapsed the nose gear on landing.

  • Russia/ Far East, Kamchatka, 49km from Yelizovo - DOSAAF ROSTO Mi-2 helicopter crashed killing the 2 occupants.

  • Ukraine/ Kiev Region/ Vinnitskiye Stavy – A military Mi-24P helicopter (29 YELLOW) crashed killing 1, injuring 2 occupants.

  • US MI/ Flushing/ near Dalton Airport (3DA) – A Cessna 150 force landed shortly after takeoff due to an engine failure. No injuries.

  • US/ TX/ Circleville – A training Cessna 172H Skyhawk (N8282L) flipped upon landing. Both occupants, pilot and trainee, received minor injuries.

  • US/ MD/ near James Island/ the mouth of the Little Choptank – A Bell 206B helicopter (N43CM) ditched close to shore after an apparent power loss. No injuries.

  • US/ OK/ E of Verdigris – A Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster (N106BZ) experienced a loss of engine power and force landed to open field. The pilot received serious injuries. The passenger onboard the aircraft received minor injuries.

  • India/ 25 nautical miles south-west off Goa - Indian Naval Air Arm Dornier 228 surveillance plane (IN240) crashed into the Arabian Sea. The 2 missing crew members are the co-pilot and a woman observer. The pilot of the aircraft was found yesterday by a fishing boat. He is recovering at a Navy hospital.


The wreckage of the crashed A320, operated by Germanwings.Plane crashes in French Alps with 150 on board


24.03.2015/ 09:41 UTC

France/ French Alps




An Airbus A320 (D-AIPX) operated by Germanwings was destroyed in an accident in a mountainous area in southern France. All 144 passengers and 6 crew members were killed.
Flight 4U9525 departed Barcelona, Spain at 10:00 hours local time (09:00 UTC) on a regular passenger service to D
usseldorf, Germany. The flight reached its cruising altitude of FL380 at 10:27 hours. The last radio contact with the flight was at 10:30 h. The airplane began losing altitude. The aircraft impacted a very steep, rugged mountainside in the French Alps at an altitude of about 1500 m (4920 feet).
Based on cockpit audio recordings from the first black box, recovered hours after the March 24 crash, prosecutors believe 27-year-old German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and veered the plane into a descent. The pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to put the airplane on a descent towards an altitude of 100 feet, the BEA said in a statement. "Then several times the pilot modified the automatic pilot settings to increase the speed of the airplane as it descended."

Investigators have not found any writings or conversations where Lubitz shared his motives or confessed to any plans. However, medical records reveal that Lubitz was suicidal at one time and underwent psychotherapy. This was before he ever got his pilot's license. Co-pilot Lubitz had 630 hours of flight experience and had started working in 2013. German prosecutors said that Lubitz had made Internet searches on ways to commit suicide in the days ahead of the crash as well as searches about cockpit doors and safety precautions.

Germanwings is a lower-cost unit of Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline. It has been operating since 2002. It serves mainly European destinations.


Крушение „Аэробуса” во Франции


24.03.2015/ 09:41 UTC

Франция/ Французские Альпы


24 марта Airbus A320 (D-AIPX) бюджетной авиакомпании Germanwings, следовавший из Барселоны в Дюссельдорф, разбился в труднодоступном районе французских Альп на юго-востоке Франции. В катастрофе погибли 150 человек.

Как стало известно из расшифровки данных первого бортового самописца, пилот рейса 4U9525 вышел из кабины в туалет. Вернуться обратно ему не удалось, так как дверь оказалась заблокирована. Командир настойчиво просил своего коллегу - второго пилота Андреаса Любица - впустить его.

Прокурор Марселя озвучил невероятную версию крушения Airbus A320, произошедшего во вторник во Французских Альпах. Как оказалось, второй пилот - 28-летний Андреас Любиц - заблокировал кабину, после чего специально пошел на снижение и врезался в гору. Во Франции возбудили уголовное дело на второго пилот. Так, 28-летннго Андреаса Любица заподозрили в преднамеренном убийстве: по одной из версий, летчик сознательно снизил высоту незадолго до катастрофы.

По последней информации, в самолете находилось 67 граждан Германии, из которых 2 ребенка грудного возраста и 16 школьников, 45 подданных Испании, а также граждане Казахстана, Австралии, Колумбии и Аргентины.


Самолет на "Джърмънуингс" се разби в Алпите, загинаха 150


24.03.2015/ 09:41 UTC

Франция/ Франските Алпи


На 24 март Airbus A320 (D-AIPX) на авиакомпанията Germanwings, дъщерна на "Луфтханза", изпълняващ полет 4U9525 от Барселона (BCN/LEBL) за Дюссельдорф (DUS/EDDL), се разбива в труднодостъпните френски Алпи в юго-източната част на Франция. В катастрафата загиват 150 души, от които 144 пътници и 6 души екипаж. По-голямата част от пътниците са германци и испанци. Сред пътниците няма българи. При разчитането на двата бордови самописеца е установено, че вторият пилот, Андреас Лубитц, е заключил пилотската кабина след напускането ѝ от първия пилот и останал сам в нея, умишлено е насочил самолета към Алпите и го е разбил за да се самоубие погубвайки и останалите на борда. На пресконференция Карстен Шпор, изпълнителният директор на "Луфтханза", заяви, че в обучението на Лубитц е имало шестмесечно прекъсване през 2009. Лубитц е страдал от депресия, пише "Шпигел". Списанието цитира  съученици на 27-годишния мъж, споделили, че той временно прекъснал обучението си поради психическо изтощение и синдрома на "прегарянето" . През 2009 г. му била поставена диагноза "продължителна тежка депресия", съобщава "Билд". В досието на Лубитц във Федералната служба по гражданска авиация на Германия се съдържа забележка SIC: изискване за "регулярно специално медицинско освидетелстване".

Дотук сякаш всичко е ясно. Имаме един пилот с тежка депресия, който решава да се самоубие и не му пука за съдбата на съпътстващите го на борда.

Да, но има много детайли и съвпадения, които смущават в случая:

·         Лубитц не е оставил прощално писмо, както най-често правят самоубийците;

·         Стореното е изненада за колегите и близките му, които не са забелязали обезпокоителни признаци в поведението му, особено в дните преди събитието;

·         Катастрофата съвпадна със стачката на пилотите от "Луфтханза";

·         Искове за $100 млн. застрашават компанията

Нискотарифният превозвач "Джърмануингс" е изправен пред риска семействата на загиналите в катастрофата да поискат обезщетение за милиони, ако техните адвокати докажат, че компанията е знаела за психическите проблеми на пилота, съобщи "Гардиън". Международно споразумение задължава авиокомпаниите да изплатят на семействата около 157 400 долара за всеки пътник, който е загинал в катастрофа, или общо 22,7 млн. долара за 144 човека. Това се случва, ако роднините решат да не предявят съдебен иск срещу компанията. Но ако те решат да поставят въпроса пред съда, като предявят иск за компенсация за по-големи щети, сумата може да надмине 100 млн. долара. Адвокати, които са представлявали семейства на загинали при самолетни инциденти, твърдят, че сумата може да нарасне драстично в зависимост от степента на небрежност от страна на авиокомпанията. Близките на загиналите биха могли да се фокусират най-вече върху това дали немският превозвач е следил достатъчно стриктно състоянието на пилотите си преди и по време на тяхната служба. Джъстин Грийн, който е партньор в адвокатска кантора в Ню Йорк, твърди, че семействата имат пълното право да поставят въпроса защо Андреас Лубиц е оставен сам в пилотската кабина. Роднините могат да поставят под въпрос и политиката на "Джърмануингс" да не се изисква присъствието на най-малко двама души в пилотската кабина. От своя страна изпълнителният директор на "Луфтханза" Карстен Шпор заяви, че това е най-малкото му притеснение и компанията е в състояние да изплати финансово обезщетение на близките на загиналите.”

·      Лубитц посещавал психолог допреди катастрофата, а за последно посетил университетската болница в Дюселдорф на 10 март т.г. Възникват въпросите: Кой, при каква диагноза и как е лекувал пилота? Вероятно в тази насока разследващите разпитват аптекари за ползваните от него лекарства. В българска медия се появи мнение на психотерапевт, който изрази недоумението си от правената връзка между някаква депресия на пилота и действията му. Според него депресираният може и да посегне на живота си, но едва ли на живота на други лица.

Ако проследим действията на Лубитц, оставаме с усещането, че той е действал като човек попаднал под дълбока хипноза, отключила се при определени обстоятелства. Възниква въпросът, ако човек има определени нагласи и ментални страдания, може ли умишлено или неумишлено да бъде подтикнат с внушения и медикаменти към нещо по-зловещо и да се постигне „перфектното, (неразкриваемо) престъпление”!? Известно е, че Щази, службата за сигурност на бившата ГДР е разработвала подобни практики.

Дали някоя друга служба не я имитира и продължава търсенията в тази насока?

Това разбира се е само една конспиративна версия за събитието, която би могла да се редуцира до обхвата на сгрешеното медикаментозно лечение, където нещата са достатъчно деликатни.

Не бихме споделили тази версия, ако нямаше достатъчно основания за нея в хороскопа на Лубитц. Ще се въздържим от интерпретацията му, тъй като тече разследване, но колегите-астролози, ще ни разберат без затруднения.



South Africa/ Uitenhage – A RAF 2000 GTX SE FI gyrocopter (ZU-DVB) crashed and burst into flames killing the 2 occupants.

US/ TX/ Houston/ David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH) – An amphibian Progressive Aerodyne Searey LSA (N419JM) experienced a gear-down water landing. The sole pilot onboard received minor injuries.



  • US/ MT/ Big Belt Mountains/ west of White Sulfer Springs - A Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga II HP (C-GAUS) crashed killing the pilot. The pilot related passenger onboard the aircraft received serious injuries.

  • Ukraine/ Volyn region/ Lutsk district/ Promin – An Antonov 2R (UR-62681) struck the roof of a house and impacted terrain killing the 2 occupants onboard.

  • US/ TX/ Levelland/ near Levelland Municipal Airport (KLLN) – An Air Tractor AT-400 plane (N136DB) impacted roadside terrain shortly after takeoff. The pilot was injured.

  • Vietnam/ Near Phu Quy airport - Vietnam Air Force Mi-8 helicopter crashed injuring the 3 occupants.

  • Israel/ near Beersheba - A Boeing Stearman (4X-AAE) crashed on approach injuring the pilot.

  • Canada/ SK/ Nipawin/ Nipawin Airport (CYBU) – An Aeronca 11ACX Chief (C-FNKH) became airborne during a hand-propping event and crashed. No injuries.

  • Yemen/ San'a-Al Dalaimi Air Base (SAH) – Yemen Air Force CASA CN-235M-300 (2211) and Beechcraft 300 Super King Air 350ER were destroyed on the ground during the Saudi Arabia-led coalition operation against Houthi rebels named "Decisive Storm".

  • Yemen/ Sanaa-Dulaimi Air Base – Yemen Air Force Bell UH-1H-II Super Huey and Agusta-Bell AB 412 helicopter were destroyed on the ground by Saudi Arabian fighter jets.

  • Yemen – Two Yemen Air Force Mi-8 helicopters, several Sukhoi Su-22 jets, other 16 fighter jets were destroyed in the Saudi-led airstrikes.

  • Yemen/ Gulf of Aden - Saudi Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter jet crashed possibly due to a technical malfunction, during a bombing raid on Yemen. The pilots were rescued by a US naval helicopter.

  • Syria/ Daraa/ Al-Sanamayn - An Iranian-built UAV Ghods Ababil 3 shot down by Syrian rebels.



  • US/ TX/ Stephenville/ near Stephenville Clark Rgn'l Airport (KSEP) – A Piper PA-32R-301T Saratoga II TC (N9284) impacted a tree during a force landing to a roadway. The airplane came to rest inverted. The 2 occupants received serious injuries.

  • Mexico/ Oaxaca/ San Martin de Torres – An Aerospatiale AS350B3 Ecureuil helicopter (XA-DSO) crashed in adverse weather conditions shortly after takeoff. Three of the occupants died at the scene and the fourth in the hospital.

  • US/ Florida Panhandle/ Pensacola – US Navy Bell TH-57B helicopter crash landed on its side. The pilot instructor and student pilot sustained minor injuries.

  • US/ MN/ Pine River/ near Pine River Regional Airport (KPWC) – A Piper J4A Cub Coupe (N30341) sustained substantial damage upon impact with open field terrain shortly after takeoff. The two occupants onboard received fatal injuries.



  • Australia/ Noosa on the Sunshine Coast - An ultralight plane has ditched into the ocean injuring seriously the pilot.

  • US/ OH/ Medina/ Westfield Center/ Crazy Bob's Airport (2OI4) – An amphibious Cub Crafters PA-18 180 (N550BS) flipped over on landing injuring the pilot.

  • Brazil/ Minas Gerais/ Araguari – A Cessna 182P Skylane (PT-KDZ) crashed in a residential area injuring the pilot and 1 of the passengers.

  • Germany/ Sontra – A Schempp-Hirth Discus b glider (D-4733) crashed into trees on approach. The pilot escaped uninjured.

  • US/ IL/ Edwards County/ near Bone Gap – An unregistered ultralight aircraft crashed killing the pilot.

  • Ecuador/ Cotopaxi Volcano – An Aerospool WT-9 Dynamic (F-JUKE) crashed killing the Swiss pilot.

  • US/ CA/ East of Firebaugh – A Hiller UH-12E helicopter (N130HA) crashed due to an engine failure. No injuries.

  • US/ MI/ Marquette – An experimental Rotorway 162F aircraft (N556DG) experienced a loss of directional during liftoff. No injuries.



  • US/ PA/ West Chester/ SW of Brandywine Airport (KOQN) – A training Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee (N6842W) crashed shortly after takeoff killing the 2 occupants.

  • Canada/ NS/ Halifax-Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) - Air Canada Airbus A320-211 passenger jet (C-FTJP) struck power lines and a localizer antenna array, slid onto the runway and came to rest near taxiway. 23 occupants were injured.

  • US/ VA/ Orange/ near Orange County Airport (KOMH) – A training Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (N32396) experienced a stall/spin and impacted off-airport terrain shortly after takeoff. The solo student pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

  • Czech Republic/ west Bohemia/ Sumava mountains near Modrava – A Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (OK-RRJ) crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot received fatal injuries.

  • US/ TX/ Gordonville/ near Cedar Mills Airport (3T0) – A Beech 35 Bonanza (N80462) clipped a structure and impacted residential terrain due to an engine failure. Two of the four occupants onboard received serious injuries. Two passengers onboard the aircraft received minor injuries.

  • US/ CO/ Sterling/ Sterling Municipal Airport (KSTK) – A Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian (N53369) experienced a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion upon landing. No injuries.



  • US/ MS/ Harrison County/ ENE of Saucier – An agricultural Bell 206L-1 LongRanger 1 helicopter (N50KH) crashed during a controlled burn in a forest. Two occupants (one contractor and one USFS employee) died, a third person, a USFS employee, was severely injured.

  • US/ AZ/ Tucson/ Tucson International Airport (KTUS) – A Beech H35 Bonanza (N112F) crashed shortly after takeoff. No injuries.

  • Reunion/ Tan Rouge – A Rans S-6ES Coyote (974-GQ) crashed killing the 2 occupants.



  • Russia/ Makhachkala Airport (MCX) - DOSAAF Antonov 2 was blown over while parked at the airport. The plane was damaged beyond repair.

  • Yemen/ San'a International Airport (SAH) - Barash Aviation Ilyushin 76TD (7O-ADO) burned out on the apron during a Saudi Arabia-led coalition attack.

  • Chile/ Andes Mountain near Llanta – A Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV (CC-APP) crashed killing the 4 occupants.

  • Portugal/ Leiria/ Monte Real - A military training Socata TB-30 Epsilon (11409) was forced to crash land close to one of the banks of the Lis river. No injuries.

  • US/ SC/ Oconee County/ Walhalla/ Just Aircraft airstrip – A Just Aircraft Highlander light sport aircraft (N376CG) impacted trees and terrain during an attempted go-around. The 2 occupants were seriously injured.

  • US/ KS/ Linn County/ NW of Pleasanton – A Zodiac CH601 XL aircraft (N623HS) impacted wooded terrain shortly after takeoff. The 2 occupants onboard received fatal injuries.

  • US/ KS/ Derby/ Selby Farm Airport (35KS) – An Airbike RX40 (N61453) nosed over inverted upon landing. The sole pilot onboard received minor injuries.


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