Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Accidents

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

June 4, 2012 - 4:05pm

Bombardier model CL600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, 702); CL600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705); CL600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900); CL600- 2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes are the subjects of FAA 

June 4, 2012 - 4:00pm

Shell Oil announced on May 31 that it is pulling the plug on plans to sign a multimillion-dollar deal with UK-based Bond Offshore Helicopters to provide transportation within the UK.

June 3, 2012 - 10:45pm

Details of the crash of a Dana Air Flight No. 0992 into a downtown apartment building in Lagos, Nigeria, this afternoon remain sketchy as of Sunday night. 

June 2, 2012 - 12:55am

Preliminary Report: Cause of Turboprop Ditching Still Unknown

May 31, 2012 - 3:48pm

An investigation continues into Monday’s midair between a Beechcraft Bonanza and a Piper PA-28 over Summerduck, Va., southwest of Washington, D.C. The Bonanza was owned by an NTSB employee and the PA-28 by an FAA employee, prompting NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman to asked the Transportation Safety Board of Canada to assist in the investigation to avoid any conflict of interest.

May 31, 2012 - 10:03am
Sukhoi Superjet 100 MSN 95004

Search crews Wednesday evening found the flight data recorder from the Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 that crashed on May 9 into a cliff near Indonesia’s Mount Salak, some 60 miles south of Jakarta. All forty-five occupants died in the crash. An Indonesian recovery team found the FDR from SSJ100 S/N 95004 about a kilometer (0.62 miles) from the site of the collision.

May 29, 2012 - 4:40pm

The FAA continues to investigate why the main entry door separated and fell from a Challenger 601-3R–registered as N207JB and owned by Medcp [sic] Aviation–as it was climbing through 3,000 feet after taking off from Opa-locka (Fla.) Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

May 28, 2012 - 4:25pm

A number of western New York Congressional legislators are worried the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will soften the FAR Part 121 pilot experience requirements that evolved from the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 while on approach to Buffalo, N.Y., in February 2009.

May 22, 2012 - 4:02pm

The NTSB has added a number of new documents to thepublic docket for the April 2, 2011 crash of a flight test Gulfstream G650. The first entry was on April 14, 2011, and included photographs. The NTSB then added no other material to the docket until January 24, and since then information has been added on a frequent basis.

May 22, 2012 - 3:59pm

The EASA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive for Eurocopter EC225 medium-twin helicopters, requiring operators to closely monitor vibrations. The emergency action stems from a May 10 incident involving an EC225 operated by Bond Offshore Helicopters, which safely ditched, with 14 on board, into the North Sea. Under the AD, those EC225s not equipped with vibration health monitoring are restricted to day VFR for flights over water.

 
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