On January 9, 2013, a Jazz Air flight operating as Air Canada Express–flying a de Havilland DHC-8-402Q Dash 8 made a safe landing at John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatchewan Canada.
The plane was taxiing when it struck ice, and veered off runway into snow where it was mired, blocking the runway.
The fifty-six passengers aboard evacuated with the assistance of emergency crews at about 6:30 after waiting about half an hour for a Saskatoon Transit bus from Tarmac to the gate. Weather conditions at the time were reported as heavy fog causing and near zero visibility in Saskatoon. It looks really cold, doesn’t it?
On October 29, 2013, a Windsor Flying Club Cessna 172R Skyhawk crash landed at Nashville International Airport, killing the pilot. There was dense fog early Tuesday morning when the crash occurred, and the airport was closed. The crash occurred some time between 2:00 a.m. (the final sweep of the runways) and its discovery at 8:45 a.m. by a taxiing jet pilot.
The plane is one of three belonging to Canada’s Windsor Flying Club school fleet.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said that the plane sat on the runway for hours before it was discovered Tuesday morning. The crash apparently occurred Monday night. Metro Police, Metro Fire and Metro OEM, the medical examiner, and an accident investigator from National Transportation Safety Board responded belatedly. The accident occurred on Runway 2, which was closed on discovery of the wreckage. Operations at the rest of the airport continued as usual.
The FAA is on the scene. The pilot was in his mid forties, was night-rated but not instrument-rated (i.e. he was not cleared to fly in low visibility like the dense fog that blanketed Nashville.) His name has not been released. He rented the plane from Monday 8.pm. to Tuesday noon.
The investigation has not yet determined if the pilot made the required contact with ATC. The plane as no flight data recorder but it does have gps and current instrumentation.
As reported yesterday by Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), a small single-engine Cessna-172 crashed at Nashville International Airport on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The Airport Emergency Plan requires MNAA to notify the National Transportation Safety Board in the event of an accident and the NTSB begins an investigation to determine the probable cause of the accident and other facts related to it. This investigation is now underway and the NTSB will issue a preliminary report in 10 days and a final report in 9 – 12 months.
Importantly, the time of the crash has not been determined and reports to the contrary are not factual. These facts will be determined as part of the NTSB investigation.
Following is a statement from MNAA:
“The MNAA’s top priority is the safety and security of all operations at the airport. As an FAA certificated airport, MNAA is required to comply with the FAA’s safety standards. MNAA has long maintained a strong record of safety and follows stringent federal safety regulations. We are inspected annually by FAA safety inspectors to ensure compliance. We uphold these regulations every day, including yesterday. We have inspectors and crash, fire and rescue personnel on duty 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to respond in the event of any emergency.
“MNAA is working collaboratively with the FAA and NTSB as they investigate the accident and determine the facts. It would be premature to comment about any facts involving this accident until the NTSB completes its investigation. All of us at the airport express heartfelt condolences to the family of the pilot involved in this accident.”
On August 12, 2013, an Avery Enterprises Beech E35 Bonanza crashed at Yellowstone Airport, Montana. The nose of the plane is smashed.
Emergency responders included Gallatin County deputies, the Hebgen Basin Fire District and Forest Service personnel. The sheriff’s office is protecting the site until the arrival of the NTSB.
67-year-old Andrezej Furmanski died in the crash. Another victim, Kevin Avery, was taken to a hospital in Idaho Falls. Avery owns Avery Enterprises, registered owner of the plane.
The plane crashed on the north end of the West Yellowstone airport runway. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. The Big Sky Trail adjacent to the airport was temporarily closed.
On April 28, 2013, a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-368ER HZ-AK16 struck a pole. According to another report, “The accident was caused after a chain connecting the aircraft to the vehicle snapped as it was pushing the plane back to prepare for takeoff”
One engine and a tire was damaged by the impact.
The accident occurred on the runway. Passengers disembarked and were sent home. Saudi Arabian flight information shows flight SV1036 leaving the gate at 15:02 and arriving at Riyadh at 21:06. This was probably the flight.
On January 17, 2012, at Miami International Airport at 5:45 pm, an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus with 240 passengers aboard was taxiing when it struck an Air France 777-300 with 350 passengers at the gate. Impact occurred between Concourses J and H.
A passenger aboard the Air France plane said the impact felt like an earthquake.
The Aerolineas Argentinas flight hand just arrived from Argentina Passengers disembarked at the gate.
The Air France passengers disembarked, collected their luggage and had to reschedule.
The planes’ damage was limited to a wingtip of one (Airbus) and the tail of the Boeing. (Which is which has not been verified, but assuming it was the Airbus that was taxiing, i.e. moving, it is more likely to be the wingtip of the moving plane that struck the stationary Boeing at the gate.)
Damage to the planes was minimal. Damage to the patience of the Air France Passengers having to reschedule? Not so much.
On January 12, 2013, an S7 Airlines Airbus A319 en route from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don made a fast landing at Rostov-on-Don Airport, sliding 40 meters past the end of the runway. Reports are of poor traction on wet concrete.
The fifty passengers aboard the flight disembarked safely. No injuries were reported although the plane suffered some damage.
Weather conditions may be to blame for the accident.
THe runway was shut down after the accident, resulting in a number of flights having to divert to other airports.
On January 9, 2013 at t 01 h 10 min, a Mordovia Airlines Antonov 24rv#RA 46640 landing at Saransk Airport, Mordovia Russia skidded off the runway.
The flight was from Krasnodar to Kazan, with a fuel stopover in Saransk airport.
The plane was carrying a flight crew and the “Ariada – Akpars” hockey team. Five crew and twenty-nine passengers were aboard. There were no injuries reported. Passengers were provided an alternative flight for the remainder of their trip.
What: Tatarstan Airlines Airbus A319-112 Where: Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia When: Dec 1, 2012 8:30 am Who: 109 passengers Why: Preparing for take-off to go to Moscow at 8:30, the Tatarstan Airlines Airbus overran the runway, ending up in a snowbank. The problem according to LifeNews was ice on the runway.
No passengers were injured. A wing is mired in the bank of snow, tying up the runway for takeoffs and landings.
The flight was delayed until 13:00 Moscow time. The incident is under investigation.
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