Aviation International News » November 2006

November 9, 2006 - 11:17am

Breno Correa joined Embraer as vice president of executive jets marketing and sales for Latin America. He was most recently sales director for a São Paulo, Brazil-based business aircraft sales and charter company.

November 9, 2006 - 11:01am

The FAA is not formally investigating a ramp accident that took place September 20 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, during which an unattended Falcon 900EX rolled through the airport fence and onto Tropicana Avenue.

November 9, 2006 - 10:56am

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Belgrade, Mont., Nov. 29, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Factors were dark night conditions, clouds, icing conditions, low visibility and snow. The pilot was killed and the aircraft was destroyed when it crashed 2.8 nm northeast of Gallatin Field Airport (BZN).

November 9, 2006 - 10:53am

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Lone Tree, Colo., Aug. 13, 2005–The NTSB determined that the cause of the accident was the pilot’s failure to properly execute the published instrument approach procedure.

November 9, 2006 - 10:51am

Cessna 525 CitationJet, Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 16, 2006–The NTSB blamed the CitationJet accident on the pilot’s failure to maintain directional control
while landing on a wet runway.

November 9, 2006 - 10:49am

Mitsubishi MU-2B-25, Hillsboro, Ore., May 24, 2005–The NTSB found that the probable cause of the accident was the pilot’s failure to obtain minimum controllable airspeed during the takeoff climb, which resulted in a loss of aircraft control when the left engine suffered a partial loss of power.

November 9, 2006 - 9:23am

British Aerospace 146, Stord, Norway, Oct. 10, 2006–Four of the 16 occupants (including one crewmember) died when a British Aerospace 146-200A regional jet overran the runway and burned at Stord-Sorstokken Airport, Norway.

November 9, 2006 - 9:19am

Raytheon 390 Premier I, North Las Vegas, May 27, 2004–A routine weather report advised that the wind was from 160 degrees at 15 knots gusting to 20 four minutes before Premier N5010X landed on Runway 7 at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) and overran the runway.

November 9, 2006 - 8:55am

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, Parker, Colo., Aug. 4, 2005–Making an instrument approach to Centennial Airport, near Denver, MU-2 N454MA crashed in night instrument conditions. The instrument-rated commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was killed and the airplane, registered to and operated by Flight Line of Watkins, Colo., was destroyed. The cargo flight was on an instrument flight plan from Salt Lake City.

November 9, 2006 - 8:51am

Hughes 369D, Somis, Calif., Sept. 6, 2006–The pilot and a power-line inspector were killed when the Southern California Edison Hughes 369D, cruising about three miles from Somis, hit power lines. A witness reported that the helicopter “flew straight” into the power lines, became entangled and fell to the ground. There was no fire. The estimated elevation of the lines was about 75 feet agl.