Aviation International News » August 2007

July 25, 2007 - 5:40am

Beech King Air 200, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Feb. 3, 2006 – The landing accident that killed all six people on board the King Air 200 was caused by the pilot’s failure to maintain control during approach for undetermined reasons, the NTSB said. Witnesses said the airplane made two approaches, and during the first it was “fish tailing.” The airplane appeared to stabilize, flew down the runway and started making a climbing left turn.

July 25, 2007 - 5:37am

Bell 212, Guipuzcoa, Spain, June 13, 2007 – The two commercial pilots flying the Spanish-registered Bell 212 from Santander Airport to Alicante Airport in Spain were killed when the twin-engine helicopter crashed in unknown circumstances. Instrument conditions prevailed throughout the area. Spain’s Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil is investigating the accident.

July 25, 2007 - 5:35am

Cessna 208B Caravan, Quepos, Costa Rica, March 22, 2007 – Costa Rican-registered Cessna Caravan TI-BBG landed at the Aeropuerto La Managua, near Quepos, Costa Rica, and when the crew shut down the engine there was an engine fire. The flight, from Cocos to Quepos, was a Sansa domestic passenger commuter flight. The two pilots and seven passengers were not injured.

July 25, 2007 - 5:29am

Embraer ERJ 135, Boston, June 20, 2007 – Despite a gear-down-and-locked indication with three green lights, the crew of the American Eagle ERJ 135 noticed, just before touchdown at Logan International Airport, a “landing gear lever disagree” message on a flight computer console. The airplane contacted the runway, damaging the flaps.

July 25, 2007 - 5:26am

Piaggio Avanti, Teterboro, N.J., June 17, 2007 – The pilot of a fractional Avanti, cleared to take off from Runway 24 at Teterboro Airport, averted a collision with a Cirrus SR22, cleared to take off on the intersecting Runway 19, when the Avanti pilot saw the Cirrus taking off and on an apparent collision course.

July 25, 2007 - 5:23am

Dassault Falcon 900, Santa Barbara, Calif., June 10, 2007 – As the Falcon 900 was taking off from Runway 25 at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, the nose failed to come up when the ATP-rated pilot called “Rotate” and the ATP copilot pulled back on the yoke. The copilot told investigators, “I continued to pull back on the yoke until it was all the way back in my chest, but there was still no response.

July 25, 2007 - 5:17am

Gulfstream V, Zurich, Switzerland, June 1, 2007 – The Swiss-registered GV landed nosewheel-up at Zurich/Kloten Airport, causing minor damage to the airplane but no injuries to the four crewmembers and five passengers. During the approach, the crew reported that the nosewheel was stuck in the up position. They went around to troubleshoot.

July 25, 2007 - 5:14am

Hughes 369D, Columbus, Mont., May 28, 2007 – The Dylan Aviation Hughes 369 lost power and crashed, killing one crewmember. The pilot and another crewmember received serious injuries and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was flying from Billings in VMC and the planned destination was not determined. Evidently, the ELT was not activated in the crash.

July 25, 2007 - 5:11am

Embraer E170, San Francisco, Calif., May 26, 2007 – The Republic Airlines Embraer E170 and Skywest Airlines Embraer Brasilia almost collided at the intersection of Runway 1L and Runway 28R at San Francisco International Airport. The Skywest Brasilia was cleared to land on Runway 28R at SFO, and the Republic E170 was cleared to take off from Runway 1L.

July 25, 2007 - 5:07am

Hughes 369A, Moulton, Ala., May 13, 2007 – The commercial pilot was killed and the helicopter was destroyed when it crashed in the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama in VMC. The pilot had just bought the helicopter and was ferrying it from Florida to Kansas. He had stopped for fuel at Sylacauga, Ala.