An amateur video broadcast by the BBC shows a fierce fire burning near the main landing gear of an Air Dolomiti ATR 72 at Munich Airport in Germany on Sunday, August 24, as the passen-gers and crew evacuate the aircraft.
Cessna Citation Excel 560XL, Port Heiden, Alaska, April 30, 2008–The AT&T Alascom Excel was substantially damaged on landing at Port Heiden Airport, but there were no injuries. As soon as the nosewheel touched down, the airplane veered sharply to the left and went off the runway. The left main gear collapsed, and the left wing hit the runway.
PILATUS UV-20A, MARANA, ARIZ., MARCH 15, 2002–A U.S. Army chief warrant officer died when the Pilatus Turbo-Porter he was flying collided with a Cessna 182 during jump operations in March. The Pilatus pilot had just finished dropping five members of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team. All of the Golden Knights jumpers landed safely, as did the pilot and four jumpers in the Cessna 182.
CESSNA 560 CITATION V, LAKE IN THE HILLS, ILL., APRIL 25, 2002–At 1536 CDT a Citation V, N560RP, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing. The aircraft, registered to RDD Leasing of Elgin, Ill., departed Chicago’s Lake in the Hills Airport (3CK) shortly before 10 a.m. and made two stops before returning home. The airport has a single 3,058-ft by 50-ft runway and the aircraft was landing to the east on Runway 08.
FAIRCHILD/SWEARINGEN SA-226-TC METROLINER, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, JUNE 18, 1998–Often layers of events come together to create catastrophes. Pilots may handle individual layers successfully, but combined those layers are often insurmountable. Nine passengers and two pilots died after the left wing of a Metroliner failed during an emergency landing at Mirabel/Montreal International Airport (CYMX).
Bombardier Learjet 35A, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 26, 2006–The pilot’s inadequate compensation for a gusty crosswind, which resulted in loss of control and a wing strike on the runway, was responsible for the landing accident involving a Secure Air Charter Learjet, according to the NTSB.
All fatal accidents are tragic, but the crash of Alberto-Culver’s GIV on takeoff from Palwaukee Municipal Airport on that windy late October morning nearly seven years ago was not only tragic but also included several elements that made it particularly susceptible to post-crash litigation.
Reports attributed to the captain of a British Airways Boeing 777 that sustained heavy damage when landing at London Heathrow Airport at about 12:42 GMT today indicate that the airplane lost all power before touching down short of Runway 27L. Flight BA038 inbound from Beijing reportedly touched down 1,200 feet short of the threshold and “almost 3,000 feet short” of the normal touchdown point for landing.
CESSNA CITATION CJ2, DEXTER, MAINE, OCT. 7, 2002–At 10:23 a.m. Cessna Citation CJ2 N57EJ was substantially damaged when it ran off the runway at Dexter Regional Airport (1B0). The 58-year-old airline transport-rated pilot and one passenger were seriously injured; two other passengers received minor injuries and a small dog riding in the aircraft was killed.
Cessna 208B Caravan, Cross City, Fla., Sept. 5, 2007–The Paragon Air Express Caravan lost power and made a forced landing in trees. While the Caravan was at cruise at 11,000 feet, the engine suddenly failed and the engine gauges went to zero. The commercial pilot declared an emergency; ATC told him that Cross City, 29 miles away, was the closest airport.