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News Coverage of the Kazakhstan Crash that killed 21 Update

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By George Hatcher
News Coverage of the Kazakhstan Crash that killed 21  Update

The SCAT-owned Canadian-built Bombardier Challenger CRJ-200 # UP-CJ006 crashed in Kyzyl Tu village five miles from its Almaty airport destination. There was disagreement over the number of passengers (5 crew, 16 passengers) Video below says several passes were made at landing. (unverified) Raw video Download article as PDF »

SCAT Bombardier Crashes 5 Miles from Airport, 21 Fatalities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
By George Hatcher
SCAT Bombardier Crashes 5 Miles from Airport, 21 Fatalities

On Jan 29, 2013, A SCAT-owned Canadian-built Bombardier Challenger CRJ-200 # UP-CJ006 en route from Kokshetau Kazakhstan to Almaty crashed in Kyzyl Tu village five miles from the Almaty airport. The weather conditions consisted of low cloud cover and fog. There was neither fire nor explosion, but the plane shattered when it hit the... »

London Investigates Agusta Westland Helicopter Crash

Monday, January 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

London’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch is working the first helicopter accident in London since 1976. A review of helicopter flight regulation over the UK capital is already underway. In low broken clouds with visibility of 2,300 feet, the AgustaWestland struck a crane on January 16 on top of the Tower at St George Wharf... »

Kenn Borek Air Update

Saturday, January 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Kenn Borek Air Update

The flight that went missing on January 23, 2013, the Kenn Borek Air de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter en route from the South Pole to Terra Nova Bay has been found. Wreckage of the plane was found after it impacted terrain half way between South Pole and McMurdo Station. The two helicopters that reached... »

A Weather Report: Snow and Cancellations in Europe

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
A Weather Report: Snow and Cancellations in Europe

Snow. We would leave it at that except that there are aviation consequences. Snow is predicted in Europe, and is expected to cause flight delays. Carriers are preparing to deal with the headaches, so there will be snow preparations, but also a lot of flights grounded. Details of 727 cancellations by Air France, Lufthansa,... »

Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Friday, January 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Did this happen because of a random gust of wind? Was this an incident that was invisible or could it have been detected or predicted? You tell me. It’s tragic, whatever the circumstance. On January 17, 2013, ( 13:50 local time), a Habilitaciones Turisticas SA CV Piper PA-31-325 Navajo #XBEZY took off from Angel... »

London Helicopter Crash Continued

Thursday, January 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
London Helicopter Crash  Continued

The Wednesday January 16, 2013 crash of the helicopter that struck a crane on top of London’s St George Wharf Tower did result in two casualties. Two office buildings, 5 cars & 2 motorbikes were damaged. The AgustaWest AW109E #G-CRST was flown by Rotormotion, and leased from Castle Air. Weather people are saying that... »

Medical Evac Flight Crew Lost In Iowa Chopper Crash

Thursday, January 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Medical Evac Flight Crew Lost In Iowa Chopper Crash

What: Medical Bell 407 en route from Mason City to Emmetsburg Iowa Where: Ventura Iowa When: Jan 2 2013 Who: 3 Fatalities Why: A Mercy Air Med medical helicopter crash was en route to pick up a patient when it crashed on Wednesday at 9 p.m killing Pilot Gene Grell, paramedic Russell Piehl, and... »

Four die in Red Wings Ferry Flight Crash in Russia

Sunday, December 30, 2012
By George Hatcher
Four die in Red Wings Ferry Flight Crash in Russia

On December 29, 2012, at 16:33, a Red Wings Tupelev 204-100V was on a ferry flight from Pardubice Airport Czech Republic to Moscow-Vnukova Airport, Russia when it crashed-landed in snow, overrunnning the runway. Weather conditions showed heavy gusts accompanying a light snowfall. The Federal Air Transport Agency said that the plane touched down in... »

Kazakhstan Border Guards Antonov 72 transport Plane Crashed

Thursday, December 27, 2012
By George Hatcher
Kazakhstan Border Guards Antonov 72 transport Plane Crashed

On December 25, 2012, a Kazakhstan Border Guards Antonov 72 transport plane crashed 12 1/2 miles from Shymkent Airport, Kazakhstan. All 20 passengers and seven crew died in the crash. The airplane was operated by the Kazakhstan Border Guards. Among those killed was acting director of National Security Committee’s Border Guard Service, Colonel Turganbek... »

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