Aviation International News » March 2006

December 7, 2007 - 7:33am

David Hupp was named president and CEO of AIG Aviation. Hupp joined AIG in New York as an underwriter in 1970 and has served as senior executive for the eastern zone since 2004.

Itzhak Nissan was named president and CEO of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). He replaces Moshe Keret. Nissan joined IAI in 1978 as a systems engineer and later became general manager of the company’s MBT division.

December 7, 2007 - 7:16am

Mitsubishi MU-2B-26A, La Verne, Calif., March 27, 2004–The NTSB said the probable cause of the hard landing was the pilot’s failure to compensate adequately for an asymmetrical thrust condition and to maintain directional control during the landing flare. The owner-pilot’s failure to comply with a service bulletin was a factor.

December 7, 2007 - 7:08am

Eurocopter AS 350BA, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 4, 2004–The NTSB blamed the crash of Helinet Aviation Services’ WNBC News Chopper 4 on the pilot’s failure to maintain control after a loss of hydraulic system pressure.

December 7, 2007 - 7:01am

Cessna 208B Caravan, Spanish Fort, Ala., Oct. 23, 2002–Despite speculation that a Mid-Atlantic Freight Caravan collided with another object (possibly a UAV), the NTSB determined that the cause of the crash was the 4,000-hour pilot’s spatial disorientation, which resulted in loss of control. Night IMC with variable cloud layers was a contributing factor.

December 7, 2007 - 6:57am

Bell 407, Newberry, S.C., July 13, 2004–The NTSB blamed the EMS helicopter accident on the pilot’s failure to maintain terrain clearance as a result of fog conditions. A contributing factor was inadequate weather and dispatch information relayed to him.

December 7, 2007 - 6:48am

Socata TBM 700, Lancaster, Calif., Dec. 27, 2005–The new owner of TBM N198X was receiving instruction from a CFI/ATP-rated pilot when the airplane crashed on short final approach to Runway 6 at General William J. Fox Airfield (WJF) in VMC.

December 7, 2007 - 6:43am

Raytheon Beech King Air 200, Joplin, Mo., Jan. 10, 2006–King Air N37GA made an emergency landing at Joplin after the pilot reported the windshield blew out. The landing was “without incident” and no injuries or damage to the aircraft were reported. The flight had left Joplin for Rochester, Mo.

December 7, 2007 - 6:39am

Cessna Citation I (500), Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 18, 2006–The Citation I, N501LH, overran the runway on landing, coming to a stop short of a fence. The sole-occupant pilot reported no injuries. The airplane was on an IFR flight plan from Saint Paul, Minn.

December 7, 2007 - 6:27am

Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, Carlsbad, Calif., Jan. 24, 2006–Citation Ultra N86CE crashed during an apparent aborted landing on Runway 24 at McClellan-Palomar Airport, killing all four people on board. Approaching at a higher than normal speed, it touched down more than 1,500 feet down the runway and the thrust reversers were deployed, then ultimately stowed.

December 7, 2007 - 6:26am

Cessna 208B Caravan, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Jan. 21, 2006–According to Canadian Transportation Safety Board investigators, the crash of a Caravan apparently was a result of engine problems. There is no evidence to suggest icing contributed to the accident.