Aviation International News » May 2006

September 20, 2006 - 5:27am

British Aerospace Hawker 700, Teterboro, N.J., March 8, 2005–The NTSB blamed the overrun on the pilot-in-command’s inadequate in-flight planning for landing on a contaminated runway. The Board cited inadequate crew coordination, gusty winds and a slush-covered runway as factors.

September 20, 2006 - 5:25am

Cessna 208 Caravan, Brevig Mission, Alaska, Dec. 19, 2005–Turning to back-taxi after landing on the snow-covered gravel Runway 4 at Brevig Mission, the Caravan’s pilot failed to compensate for the crosswind, which caused the left wing to hit the ground, said the NTSB.

September 20, 2006 - 5:24am

Gulfstream GV, Hillsboro, Ore., Nov. 21, 2005–The NTSB attributed the accident to the failure of the right main landing gear door uplock linkage actuator due to corrosion, which resulted in the jamming. After takeoff from Portland-Hillsboro Airport, the pilot of the Nike GV raised the landing gear but the right main landing gear door did not retract. He cycled the gear and the right gear jammed half down.

September 20, 2006 - 5:22am

Learjet 35A, Eagle, Colo., July 15, 2005– The NTSB determined that the cause of the overrun was the pilot’s improper flare, resulting in a hard landing and fractured nose-gear attachment and subsequent loss of control. High speed on approach, improper planning and decision and the pilot’s inability to maintain directional control after the gear failure were factors.

September 20, 2006 - 5:21am

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, Englewood, Colo., Dec. 10, 2004–The Flight Line MU-2, operated as American Check 900 (ACT 900), lost control while maneuvering near Centennial Airport (APA), Englewood, and was destroyed when it crashed in night IMC. The ATP-rated pilot and commercial-rated passenger were killed.

September 20, 2006 - 5:18am

Learjet 24B, Helendale, Calif., Dec. 23, 2003–According to the NTSB, the Pavair Learjet, on an IFR flight plan from San Bernardino County Airport (CNO) in Chino, Calif., to Hailey, Idaho, “departed controlled flight” and crashed.

September 20, 2006 - 5:16am

Cessna 208B Caravan, Arecuna, Venezuela, March 5, 2006–A Venezuelan-registered Caravan, YV-1149C, crashed during a forced landing after reportedly losing power. The airplane was owned and operated as an air taxi by Servicios Aeronauticos Sucre. The pilot and copilot were seriously injured, but the 11 passengers were not injured. The flight originated at Polamar, destined for Canaima.

September 20, 2006 - 5:13am

Beech 99, Butte, Mont., March 18, 2006–The ATP pilot and commercial copilot were killed when the Ameriflight Beech 99 cargo flight crashed into trees in mountainous terrain approximately seven nm southwest of Butte.

September 20, 2006 - 5:12am

Bell 206B JetRanger, Patterson, La., March 14, 2006–As the Rotorcraft Leasing JetRanger left Patterson for an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the helicopter seemed to lose power and “dropped” a couple of times. A passenger reported that the pilot “didn’t have the power to keep it up.” Although the pilot recovered a couple of times, he was attempting an emergency landing when it crashed in trees only five miles from Patterson.

September 20, 2006 - 5:11am

Learjet 35, Philadelphia, March 22, 2006–As the Bankair Learjet N58EM was taking off at 2 a.m. from Philadelphia International Airport’s Runway 27L, the pilot lost control and the jet spun into the grass. The Learjet, registered to 58EM LLC of West Columbia, N.C., was on an IFR flight plan in VMC for Charlotte, N.C. The two pilots were not injured.