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... »

Indian Rescue Chopper Crashes During Flood Evacuation

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Indian Rescue Chopper Crashes During Flood Evacuation

On Jun 25, 2013, an Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 V5 newly acquired helicopter was on a rescue/medical mission assisting victims of floods in Northern India when it crashed in bad weather (rain and fog). An Indian newspaper says there were 19 aboard, including NDRF, ITBP and IAF personnel. The helicopter was from Barrackpore... »

Stormy Weather Leads to Emergency Landing in Tocumen

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Stormy Weather Leads to Emergency Landing in Tocumen

On May 21, 2013, a Copa Airlines Boeing 737-7V3 a flight from Guayaquil, Ecuador landed in the rain at Tocumen International Airport in Panama. The plane skidded off the runway, and sustained damage getting mired in soft ground. Engine 2 sustained damage as the right engine impacted soft ground The plane was towed to... »

Russian Chopper Crew Lost in Peacekeeping Mission

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
By George Hatcher

UN Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed at an altitude of 2,700 meters in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing four. The UTair helicopter was returning to Bukavu when it crashed 35 miles from its destination. The four crew members were Russian. The crew was en route between Shabunda and Bukavu when it hit bad weather.... »

Crashed Plane Located

Sunday, March 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

The missing Ace Air Cargo/Alaska Central Express Beech 1900 freight flight from King Salmon to Dillingham was located wrecked twenty miles from the airport in Muklung Hills. At about 9:15 a.m., an emergency locator beacon had begun transmitting a signal. The plane crashed in rough terrain in stormy weather. The two aboard were reported... »

Goldminer Flight Crashes in Peru

Thursday, March 7, 2013
By George Hatcher

March 6, 2013, a flight chartered by Minera Aurifera Retamas SA to carry employees to a job, crashed. The flight had taken off at 6:28 a.m.. The Aero Transporte SA Beechcraft B200 King Air was en route from Lima-Jorge Chavez International to Pias Airport when it crashed near Matibamba Peru in Quebada Caipa. Nine... »

Six bodies recovered in CAA Crash in Goma

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By George Hatcher
Six bodies recovered in CAA Crash in Goma

On March 4th 2013, a CAA Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation Fokker 50 cargo flight en route from Lodja to Goma crashed in a residential area at Lake Kivu. The incident occurred during bad weather under conditions with low visibility on approach to the runway. The crash impacted residences. Six bodies were recovered and three survivors... »

San Antonio Family Flight Crashes in Angel Fire

Monday, March 4, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Verhalen Flyers LLC Mooney M20E Super 21 en route from Angel Fire Airport with a family aboard was taking off in windy conditions when it crashed two hundred feet from the runway. The cause of the crash is unknown but officials point out the windy conditions which are visible in the video below.... »

Two Lost in Charco Rico Colombia Crash

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By George Hatcher
Two Lost in Charco Rico Colombia Crash

On Feb 26, 2013, an Aeroclub de Flandes Urraco Millenium Plus took off from Flandes with two aboard, pilot Jorge Orlando Ramírez Velásquez and his daughter Estéfanny Lorena Ramírez Isaza. Charco villagers heard a crash from the skies into the forest when the plane crashed. Emergency services responded to the scene. The pilot was... »


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