Aviation International News » May 2010

May 10, 2010 - 10:26am

Bombardier Learjet 55, Casper, Wyo., March 17, 2009–The flight crew’s failure to follow manufacturer’s emergency procedures for a high-energy stop inspection following a rejected takeoff was to blame for the accident, which damaged the Canadian-registered twinjet after a second takeoff attempt.

May 10, 2010 - 10:26am

Bombardier Learjet 55, Casper, Wyo., March 17, 2009–The flight crew’s failure to follow manufacturer’s emergency procedures for a high-energy stop inspection following a rejected takeoff was to blame for the accident, which damaged the Canadian-registered twinjet after a second takeoff attempt.

May 10, 2010 - 10:19am

Cessna Citation 560XL, White Plains, N.Y., April 15, 2008–The Board was unable to determine the cause of the uncommanded landing gear retraction that occurred just after the NetJets-operated Citation Excel touched down at Westchester County Airport. Extensive testing of the airplane’s hydraulic and electrical systems supervised by the NTSB and the FAA failed to reveal any malfunctions that would have caused the gear retraction.

May 10, 2010 - 10:17am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 10, 2009–N411BL was substantially damaged at the end of a Part 135 night flight when it made an emergency gear-up landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The ATP-rated pilot told the NTSB that he attempted to lower the landing gear while on final approach and received no response.

May 10, 2010 - 10:12am

Bell 206L-4, Sabine Pass, Texas, Dec. 11, 2008–The Rotorcraft Leasing Company LongRanger was destroyed and the commercial pilot and four passengers were killed when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico soon after takeoff while on its way to an offshore drilling platform. The pilot had filed a flight plan for the 20-minute Part 135 flight from Sabine Pass to the platform.

May 10, 2010 - 10:07am

Cessna Citation 550, Reading, Pa., Aug. 3, 2008– While landing at Reading Regional Airport/Carl A. Spatz Field, following a Part 91 positioning flight from Pottstown, Pa., the Citation II/SP was substantially damaged when it struck a mowing tractor during roll-out. According to the tower controller on duty at the time, the Citation crew contacted him at eight miles out and was issued clearance to land on Runway 31.

May 10, 2010 - 10:03am

Cessna Citation 525A, Stuttgart, Germany, March 1, 2010–The German-registered CJ2 was climbing after takeoff from Stuttgart in VMC, en route to Bremen for maintenance, when the left engine experienced an uncontained failure. The twinjet returned to Stuttgart and landed without further incident. The pilot was not injured. The German Federal Government is conducting the investigation.

May 10, 2010 - 10:01am

Hawker Beechcraft C99, Évora, Portugal, Aug. 14, 2009–The French-registered turboprop twin was destroyed and the pilot and passenger were killed when it crashed into a building during a go-around. According to investigators, the aircraft was engaged in skydiving operations when it experienced a loss of power in the left engine.

May 10, 2010 - 9:57am

Eurocopter EC135, Cave Creek, Ariz. Feb. 14, 2010–The twin-turbine helicopter was destroyed and the commercial pilot and four passengers were killed when it crashed soon after takeoff on a Part 91 flight from a private facility near Flagstaff.

May 10, 2010 - 9:54am

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, Amarillo, Texas, Feb. 4, 2010–The Part 135 flight was landing in night visual conditions at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, when the pilot was informed that the runway was covered in snow and ice. After touchdown, the turboprop twin made an abrupt left turn, which the pilot attempted to counter. The airplane then departed the runway and shed its right main landing gear before coming to a stop.

 
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