N50DS, a Bombardier Global 5000, landed short of a runway in the Caribbean islands on December 12 and sustained damage after hitting an airport perimeter fence. Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority flight ops inspector Paul Delisle told AIN that the incident occurred at Vance W. Armory Airport on the island of Nevis and said there were no injuries to crew or passengers.
A Bombardier Global 5000 landed short of a runway in the Caribbean islands on December 12 and sustained damage after hitting an airport perimeter fence. Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) flight ops inspector Paul Delisle told AIN that the accident occurred at Vance W. Armory Airport on the island of Nevis and said there were no injuries to crew or passengers.
CESSNA CARAVAN 208B, ROCKFORD, ILL., DEC. 17, 2002–At 10:51 p.m., Caravan N277PM crashed while on the ILS approach to Runway 7 at the Greater Rockford Airport (RFD). The pilot was killed and the airplane was destroyed. The Part 135 nonscheduled flight, operated by Planemasters as Flight 1627, was transporting cargo for UPS and was operating in IMC on an IFR flight plan, from Decatur Airport (DEC), Ill.
Mitsubishi MU-2, Englewood, Colo., Dec. 10, 2004–The pilot of an MU-2 declared an emergency after taking off from Centennial Airport, Denver. He said he had a problem and was “shutting down an engine” and needed to return to the airport. The controller cleared the pilot to land on Runway 35L or 35R. The airplane made a left turn for base to 35R but continued past the 35R centerline and then turned left toward 35R.
Duncan Aviation has been awarded a “multiple aircraft type” STC for Honeywell’s runway awareness and advisory system (RAAS), allowing the company to install it on aircraft equipped with Honeywell’s Mark V or Mark VII EGPWS systems. This STC includes the option for an “inhibit” annunciator switch that allows flight crews to mute RAAS warnings for 30, 60 or 90 seconds.
FAA airport safety researchers have created a prototype taxiway screen that could help prevent runway incursions at airports with taxiways that pass well beyond the ends of runways. The screens “hide” aircraft on end-around taxiways from the view of pilots preparing to take off on active runways.
Per a request by House aviation subcommittee chairman Jerry Costello, the Government Accountability Office yesterday issued a report on runway safety, and the results don’t paint the FAA in the best of light.
Bombardier Learjet 35A, Goodland, Kan., Oct. 17, 2007–Breaking out at 250 feet agl on approach to Renner Field, the pilot found the aircraft slightly left of the runway centerline. He aligned with the centerline and experienced an uncontrolled left and right rolling motion. The aileron augment annunciator light came on, and the aircraft hit the runway left wing low, coming to rest between the runway and a taxiway.
The seven-member Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to forward a proposal that would ban Category C and D jets, which includes Gulfstreams and Challengers, from Santa Monica (Calif.) Airport. If enacted, the ban would affect about half of the airfield’s 19,000 annual jet movements.
The FAA said last month that it exceeded its goal for reducing the “most serious” runway incursions by 25 percent in FY07, which ended September 30. According to the agency, there were 24 serious runway incursions this past year out of more than 61 million operations, or one for every 2.545 million operations, exceeding the agency’s goal of no more than one incursion for every two million surface movements.