Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Accidents

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

June 1, 2013 - 12:55am

Preliminary Report: Boeing Crashes Short of Runway

May 2, 2013 - 2:15am

Preliminary Report: Cheyenne Crashes on Go-around

April 2, 2013 - 5:35am

Preliminary Report: Twin Turboprop Crashes in Peru

Beechcraft King Air 200, near Matibamba, Peru, March 6, 2013–Nine people died in the crash of a Peruvian King Air 200 at 8:30 a.m., on a flight to Pias Airport in west central Peru. The aircraft, operated by Aero Transporte, had been chartered to carry seven employees from Lima to a local mining site. The aircraft struck a wooded hillside in unknown weather conditions.

Preliminary Report: Jet Crashes in the French Alps

April 2, 2013 - 3:35am

Confronted with years of stubborn and static accident statistics for general aviation operations, the NTSB is taking more aggressive actions in an attempt to reduce the number of crashes. Last month, the independent safety agency issued five GA Safety Alerts, to be followed later this spring by a series of videos.

March 5, 2013 - 1:00pm

Safe Flight Instrument (Booth No. C3932), a supplier of safety and performance products since 1946, made it clear yesterday at Heli-Expo that in terms of safety, avoiding powerlines is much to be preferred over existing helicopter modifications designed to cut powerlines on contact.

Speaking at a media conference yesterday, Safe Flight v-p Thomas Grunbeck promoted the White Plains, N.Y. company’s powerline detection and warning system, which emits a pulsing, audible sound as well as a visual alert when it detects powerline hazards.

March 4, 2013 - 12:15pm
Medallion Foundation Safety Shield award

The Medallion Foundation is focused on changing the culture and attitude of commercial air operators and pilots flying in Alaska. The verdict? So far, so good. Fatal controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) accidents among commercial air carriers have been reduced 57 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a paper recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

March 3, 2013 - 1:10am

Preliminary Report: Regional Jet Destroyed in Crash

February 21, 2013 - 3:20pm

The NTSB has launched a go-team to investigate a fatal accident at Thomson-McDuffie County (Ga.) Airport involving a Beechcraft Premier I yesterday. According to the Safety Board, the twinjet (N777VG) “overran the runway during landing and crashed into the woods” at about 8 p.m. last night, killing five. The pilot and one passenger survived with unspecified injuries, according to an FAA preliminary report.

February 3, 2013 - 12:45am

Several helicopter EMS accidents occurred over the last couple of months in the U.S.

February 1, 2013 - 3:55am

Preliminary Report: Turboprop Breaks Up over Texas