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Aeroprakt Crashes in Nepal

Saturday, October 5, 2013
By George Hatcher
Aeroprakt Crashes in Nepal

An Avia Club Nepal Aeroprakt A-22 Foxbat crashed in Nepal with two aboard. The Aeroprakt A-22 Foxbat is an ultralight that was flying out of Pokhara Airport in bad weather. The plane impacted in a mountain range near Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. Neither the Pilot Stephan Shrestha nor the Chinese tourist Jun Liu survived... »

Indigo Emergency Landing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

No injuries occurred when Indigo Airlines #6E125 Airbus veered off the runway and hit runway lights at Bangalore International Airport. The incident closed the runway for hours, diverting more than ten flights. 110 passengers and six crew escaped injury when the plane landed in heavy rain and hydroplaned off the runway veering to the... »

Three Die in Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter Crash

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Three Die in Canadian Coast Guard Helicopter Crash

Three people died in a Canadian Coast Guard crash of a *MBB Bo 105 helicopter. The accident occurred in the McClure Strait near Banks Island in the Northwest Territories. THe helicopter was out of CCGS Amundsen, a T1200 Class Medium Arctic icebreaker and Arctic research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard which performs... »

Small Plane Crashes in Alaska

Sunday, September 1, 2013
By George Hatcher

On August 29, 2013, a Champion 7ECA Citabria crashed north of Sutton, AK while on a a moose scouting flight. The flight was reported overdue at 9:45 p.m. The wreck was located on Friday by an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft around 4 a.m. The names of the victims have... »

Travel Service Flight Aquaplanes in Pardubice

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
By George Hatcher
Travel Service Flight Aquaplanes in Pardubice

A Travel Service Boeing 737-8Q8 (WL) en route from Bourgas to Pardubice in the Czech Republic landed in Pardubice in heavy ran. Metars at 15:00 UTC / 17:00 LT: LKPD 251500Z 08003KT 040V110 9999 -RA FEW040 OVC060 15/14 Q1013 NOSIG RMK BLU BLU Translation: METAR LKPD 25th @ 1500Z, wind from 080 at 3... »

Two Lost in Glider Crash in France

Thursday, August 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Two Lost in Glider Crash in France

A privately owned Schempp-Hirth Arcus E glider had taken off from Sisteron Theze Airport and was near Faucon-de-Barcelonnette in the Ubaye mountains, France, when they disappeared on Sunday. The two German glider pilots on the glider were both killed. They disappeared Sunday and were found near Faucon de Barcelonette. The 51 year old pilot... »

Three Die in French Plane Crash

Thursday, August 8, 2013
By George Hatcher

On August 8, 2013, a Massif Central Aviation Socata TBM700N with 3 aboard was en route from Toussus Le-Novle to Clermont-Ferrand. The plane crashed with tourists aboard, in the town of Vertaizon, at 9:40 a.m. The tourists were a brother and sister. Everyone aboard, including the pilot, was over 70 years old. The BEA... »

African Medical Research Foundation Crash in Tanzania

Thursday, August 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
African Medical Research Foundation Crash in Tanzania

Photographer Roberto Benetti On July 30, 2013, an African Medical Research Foundation Cessna 404 Titan took off from Merugwayi airstrip en route to Arusha, crashed in Kapingiro village, Tanzania. The seven people aboard were severely injured when the plane crashed in stormy weather conditions. The flight was carrying doctors providing free medical services in... »

5 Fatalities in Noxen, PA Helicopter Crash During Thunderstorm

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Robinson R66 #N646AG en route from Lehighton PA to Endecott NY with five aboard was en route when it disappeared from radar during conditions of severe thunderstorms and heavy fog. The last communication to ATC was a report around 10 pm Saturday that he was “losing altitude and would try to return to... »

Utair Boeing Skids off Runway

Monday, July 15, 2013
By George Hatcher
Utair Boeing Skids off Runway

On July 15, 2013, a UTair Boeing 737-524 en route from Moscow to Kiev ran off the runway on landing. It was misting at the time, leading to a slippery runway but was described as coming to a quick stop at 30-40 meters on level ground. Firefighters took five minutes to arrive and ambulances... »

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