Aviation International News » October 2006

October 10, 2006 - 11:20am

Bombardier CL-600-2B19 CRJ, West Grove, Pa., Oct. 17, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the separation of the exhaust nozzle due to inadequately designed attachment hardware.

October 10, 2006 - 11:03am

Dassault Falcon 20D, Lorain, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2005–The NTSB said the USA Jet Airlines Falcon accident was caused by the “ingestion of multiple birds in each engine at takeoff, which resulted in a complete loss of engine power.” Falcon 821AA was taking off from Lorain County Regional Airport when a flock of birds flew into both engines.

October 10, 2006 - 10:59am

Swearingen SA-226TC, Denver, April 5, 2006–The NTSB blamed the accident on the failure of the elevator down cable due to improper routing. A factor was the improper inspection of the elevator cable by maintenance personnel. The installation caused the cable to wear against a guide until it failed.

October 10, 2006 - 7:27am

Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, Leakey, Texas, May 2, 2002–The NTSB blamed the accident on “the pilot’s failure to land the aircraft at the proper touchdown point…
to allow adequate stopping distance.”

October 10, 2006 - 7:24am

Raytheon Beech King Air E90, New Roads, La., June 23, 2005–While making a go-around at False River Regional Airport, the 4,000-hour pilot lost control and the King Air pitched up, stalled and crashed into a cornfield. All five people on board were killed. The NTSB determined the cause of the accident was the multi-engine- and instrument-rated pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed during the go-around.

October 10, 2006 - 6:53am

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Belgrade, Mont., Nov. 29, 2005–The pilot of the Conquest was killed and the aircraft was destroyed when it crashed 2.8 nm northeast of Gallatin Field Airport. The airplane, registered to Tech II, of Springfield, Ohio, was on an IFR flight plan and had been cleared for the ILS Runway 12 approach.

October 10, 2006 - 6:46am

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Lone Tree, Colo., Aug. 13, 2005–The SGavit Aviation Conquest I was making a night ILS approach to Runway 35R at Centennial Airport (APA) when it crashed, killing all four occupants.  Radar data showed deviations above and below the glideslope, and left and right of the localizer.

October 10, 2006 - 6:37am

Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante, Pownal, Vt., Aug 4, 2006–The 2,875-hour ATP-rated pilot of Air Now’s EMB-110 was killed when the airplane hit a mountain in Vermont in instrument conditions after his second approach to William H. Morse State Airport. The airplane made the IFR flight from Binghamton, N.Y., to Bennington, Vt., to undergo maintenance.

October 10, 2006 - 6:33am

Mitsubishi MU-2, Argyle, Fla., Sept. 1, 2006–An MU-2, leased from Intercontinental Jet by Berg Steel Pipe, lost its left wing in flight and crashed in instrument conditions near Interstate 10. The ATP-rated pilot asked ATC for a lower altitude, saying, “…like to get down lower so we can get underneath this stuff.” The NTSB said the left wing separated from the airplane and was found, engine attached, half a mile from the accident site.

October 10, 2006 - 6:23am

Mitsubishi MU-2, Bunell, Fla., Aug. 26, 2006–MU-2 N171MA, registered to Drug and Laboratory Disposal of  Plainwell, Mich., was on a flight to Grand Harbor, the Bahamas, departing Battle Creek, Mich., with a fuel stop in Bloomington, Ind.