Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Accidents

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

October 29, 2012 - 12:50pm

The busy North Sea oil and gas rig transportation sector lost nearly a third of its capacity on October 23, after CHC Helicopter suspended all flight operations using the Eurocopter EC 225. The ban, pending further investigation, came after a company Super Puma ditched in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland the day before. CHC competitors Bond and Bristow also grounded their Super Pumas after the incident.

The aircraft suffered a cracked gearbox shaft, according to the UK’s Air Accident Investigation Branch.

October 29, 2012 - 12:35pm

The NTSB has issued 10 safety recommendations in the wake of its investigation into the April 2, 2011 crash of the G650 test aircraft. Five of the October 23 recommendations were intended for the FAA, two for Gulfstream Aerospace and the remaining three for the Flight Test Safety Committee. The Board recommends developing flight-test operating guidance for manufacturers.

October 29, 2012 - 12:20pm

According to a report by Russia’s RT News service, accident investigators found alcohol in the blood streams of both pilots aboard the Antonov An-28 that crashed on the Kamchatka Peninsula on September 12, killing 10 of 14 people aboard. RT News reported that forensic tests found the captain to have been “lightly intoxicated,” while his copilot was “moderately intoxicated” at the time of the accident. Investigators are attempting to determine why the crew was allowed to board the aircraft while under the influence of alcohol.

October 11, 2012 - 3:20pm

In findings released yesterday, the NTSB blamed the April 2, 2011, flight-test crash of a Gulfstream G650 on what it characterized as the aircraft manufacturer’s rush to complete its aggressive flight-test schedule.

October 11, 2012 - 3:05pm

On Monday, a Brazilian court will hear the appeal of U.S. pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paladino, who survived the midair of their Embraer Legacy 600 with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 over the Amazon in September 2006. After being detained in Brazil for more than two months after the accident, they returned home and, in May 2011, were acquitted in absentia on all but one of six charges.

October 5, 2012 - 3:50am

Preliminary Report: Turboprop Crashes in Sudan

October 4, 2012 - 4:05pm

In the first nine months of this year, accidents involving both U.S.- and non-U.S.-registered business jets increased from those recorded in the same period last year.

September 2, 2012 - 12:25am

Preliminary Report: Turboprop Crashes in Brazil

August 27, 2012 - 3:30pm

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has updated its investigation of the May 28 midair collision between a Beechcraft Bonanza and a Piper PA-28 over the Washington, D.C. suburb of Summerduck, Va. The TSB is handling the investigation at the request of NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman to avoid any potential conflicts of interest because the two victims aboard the Bonanza were U.S. government employees.

August 27, 2012 - 3:10pm

Two pilots and the company they flew for, Aéropro, were mainly responsible for the June 23, 2010 crash of a Canadian-registered Beech King Air A100, according to the final accident report released by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada on August 20. The two pilots and their five passengers were killed when, just after takeoff, the aircraft struck the ground a mile-and-a-half beyond the end of Runway 30 at Québec City/Jean Lesage International Airport (CYQB).

 
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