Accidents

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports.

Oct 6, 2015 - 10:12 AM
Accident caused by the crew "initiating and continuing a descent in IMC below the authorized altitude without visual contact with the runway environment."
Oct 6, 2015 - 9:50 AM
N-numbered business jets and turboprops still have incurred fewer accidents year-over-year.
Oct 2, 2015 - 11:12 AM
Preliminary reports
Sep 28, 2015 - 9:24 AM
Of the 10 people aboard, three passengers died and the ATP-rated pilot and four passengers sustained serious injuries
Sep 22, 2015 - 8:16 PM
Learjet conducted an “unexpected maneuver,” continuing a left-hand turn with an “excessive bank angle despite the loss of visual contact" with the fighter.
Sep 21, 2015 - 11:44 AM
Twinjet hit trees, crashed and was consumed by an explosion and post-crash fire on Dec. 13, 2013, while returning to land at Atlanta-area Airport.
Sep 14, 2015 - 9:23 AM
Purwin, 53, founded the company that became Helinet in 1987 and was considered one of Hollywood’s top television and film helicopter and fixed-wing pilots.
Sep 12, 2015 - 6:50 PM
The aircraft and its seven passengers are still missing in Senegal.
Sep 10, 2015 - 2:43 PM
Pieces of high-pressure compressor found on runway
Sep 10, 2015 - 11:30 AM
Safety board turns to association as it questions whether procedural noncompliance is systemic.