Latest News

December 18, 2006, 8:57 AM

Bell 206L-3 LongRanger, Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 13, 2003–The NTSB said that the cause of the accident was the pilot’s inadequate compensation for crosswind conditions and failure to obtain and maintain directional control.

December 18, 2006, 8:54 AM

Bell 407, Broadus, Texas, March 27, 2003–The NTSB said the probable cause of the 407 crash was “the partial loss of engine power due to erratic fuel flow metering to the engine resulting from the single-point failure of the PLA potentiometer in the hydro-mechanical fuel control unit.” A contribut

December 18, 2006, 8:50 AM

Raytheon Beech King Air 100, Pawtucket, R.I., Aug. 13, 2006–The NTSB said that the cause of the gear-collapse accident was the pilot’s misjudging distance and speed during final approach, which resulted in an undershoot and subsequent gear collapse.

December 18, 2006, 8:46 AM

Raytheon Beech King Air 200, Hondo, Texas, Sept. 5, 2006–The King Air had just been painted when the 18,500-hour ATP-rated pilot arrived to fly it back to home base. The airport at which it had been painted did not have jet-A, so he planned to fly to an airport 30 miles away to refuel.

December 18, 2006, 8:43 AM

Aerospatiale AS 350B/Eurocopter EC 130B4, Homestead, Fla., Nov. 20, 2005–The Biscayne Helicopters AS 350B and the HelicopterShuttle.com EC 130 collided on approach to the Motorsports Complex VIP Heliport (Speedway Heliport) in Homestead.

December 18, 2006, 6:57 AM

Bell 206L LongRanger, Colville Lake, Canada, Oct. 5, 2006–A Canadian-registered LongRanger lost power on approach to a remote location and the pilot performed an autorotation.

December 18, 2006, 6:49 AM

Bell 407, Kalispell, Mont., Nov.

December 18, 2006, 6:41 AM

British Aerospace 125-700A, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 1, 2006–The Blue Star Airlines Hawker 700A landed gear up at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The pilot told investigators that he remembered placing his hand on the landing gear selector handle and moving it halfway down.

December 18, 2006, 6:37 AM

Sikorsky S-76A, Eugene Island, La., Oct. 22, 2006–The S-76 was repositioning to an offshore oil platform in VMC when it crashed into the water and sank. The crew encountered a cloud deck at 500 feet and visibility was hindered by rain.

December 18, 2006, 6:35 AM

British Aerospace 146-200A, Stord-Sorstokke, Norway, Oct. 10, 2006–Three passengers and one crewmember were killed when the BAE146 overran the 3,940-foot-long Runway 33 at Stord-Sørstokken Airport. The jet continued down a slope toward the sea and caught fire.

Pages

 
X