Aviation accidents and incidents

January 28, 2008 - 8:56am

CESSNA 208, DILLINGHAM, ALASKA, OCT. 10, 2001–At about 9:26 a.m. Alaska daylight time, Peninsula Airways (dba Pen- Air) Flight 350, Cessna Caravan N9530F, crashed shortly after takeoff from Dillingham Airport (DLG). The pilot and nine passengers were killed and the airplane was destroyed. One passenger was airlifted to a hospital in Anchorage but died the next day.

January 28, 2008 - 8:47am

PIPER PA-31T1, GRAHAM, TEXAS, Nov. 12, 2001–At 11:24 p.m. CST Piper N6134A was destroyed when it crashed into terrain during an approach to the Graham Municipal Airport (E15). The turboprop twin was registered to Cage Acquisitions, a local company, and was being flown by an instrument-rated private pilot. The pilot and all three passengers were killed in the accident.

January 28, 2008 - 8:47am

PIPER PA-31T1, GRAHAM, TEXAS, Nov. 12, 2001–At 11:24 p.m. CST Piper N6134A was destroyed when it crashed into terrain during an approach to the Graham Municipal Airport (E15). The turboprop twin was registered to Cage Acquisitions, a local company, and was being flown by an instrument-rated private pilot. The pilot and all three passengers were killed in the accident.

January 24, 2008 - 10:45am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recently issued a sweeping recommendation that the EASA, FAA, Transport Canada and other aviation agencies amend requirements for the design and installation of electronic components in aircraft to take into account fluid and moisture contamination, as a source of common cause failures.

January 24, 2008 - 10:45am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recently issued a sweeping recommendation that the EASA, FAA, Transport Canada and other aviation agencies amend requirements for the design and installation of electronic components in aircraft to take into account fluid and moisture contamination, as a source of common cause failures.

January 23, 2008 - 10:07am

If all flights took place in flawless conditions, in ideal weather and with perfectly designed aircraft that are maintained to impossibly impeccable standards and flown by only the most skilled of pilots, there would still be accidents.

January 23, 2008 - 10:07am

If all flights took place in flawless conditions, in ideal weather and with perfectly designed aircraft that are maintained to impossibly impeccable standards and flown by only the most skilled of pilots, there would still be accidents.

January 17, 2008 - 6:30am

None of the 34 accidents that befell FAR Part 121 scheduled airlines last year resulted in fatalities, according to NTSB preliminary statistics. In 2001 there were some 266 fatalities involving U.S. airlines (excluding another 265 resulting from the 9/11 hijackings). There were 58 air-taxi accidents last year, down from 72 in 2001, resulting in 33 fatalities compared with 60 in 2001.

January 17, 2008 - 6:30am

None of the 34 accidents that befell FAR Part 121 scheduled airlines last year resulted in fatalities, according to NTSB preliminary statistics. In 2001 there were some 266 fatalities involving U.S. airlines (excluding another 265 resulting from the 9/11 hijackings). There were 58 air-taxi accidents last year, down from 72 in 2001, resulting in 33 fatalities compared with 60 in 2001.

January 15, 2008 - 10:16am

Business aviation saw a decline in accidents and incidents last year, from 60 in 2006 to 56 in the following year, but fatal accidents involving U.S.-registered business jets and turboprops increased to 18 from 17 the year before, according to an annual summary of accidents and incidents released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

 
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