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Planes Collide at Malta International Airport

A Ryanair plane clipped the wing of a Turkish Airlines aircraft at Malta International Airport, Malta, on January 17th.

The incident happened when the Turkish Airlines plane was departing for Istanbul, Turkey, while the Ryanair flight from Bari, Italy, was taxiing to an apron.

No injuries were reported.

PIA Plane Collides with Stair Car at Islamabad Airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane collided with a passenger stair car at Islamabad International Airport, Pakistan, on December 27th.

The incident happened when flight PK-373 was preparing to depart for Karachi, Pakistan.

No injuries were reported. A wing of the aircraft sustained damage.

#9M-MRO Fender Bender long before Flight MH370

This is not the first time we have met this Malaysia Airlines Boeing.

Our first meeting with #9M-MRO was when it had a fender bender at Shanghai-Pudong International when it was taxiing and bumped the tail of a China Eastern Airlines A340 plane, B-6050. The Boeing wingtip broke off; and the tail of the other plane. Other sources list this as a different plane but you can’t argue with the BEA as a source. They’re French.

The BEA lists it here http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2012/2012.semaine.32.pdf as
BOEING 777-200 9M-MRO AD Shanghai Pudong – Chine 263 on déterminé Inconnu 0 TP Collision au sol entre deux avions

Our usual aviation photographers at Airliners net don’t show the down and dirty photos any more, so we had to do some ground-level searches to find this. These are from the plain old internet, none of our experts so feel free to blame (or praise) the search engine. This plane was broken. But if it was flying okay the accident well over a year ago, then do we presume the site of the damage was as good as new?

Emergency Sun Country Diversion to Detroit

On April 18, 2013, on landing in Lansing Michigan, a Boeing 737 owned by SUN COUNTRY suffered an incident. Almost landing, actually. We presume gusty conditions.

On approach, a wing struck the runway.

The crew aborted the landing, and diverted to Detroit where they made a safe landing.

There were no injuries reported and the degree of damage to the wing and the rest of the plane has not been released.

Mayaguana Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 3 in Vehicle

On April 4, 2013 about 12:30 am, a Leair Charter Service Limited Cessna 402C was landing in the process of a medical evacuation and collided with a parked truck being used to illuminate the runway.

The pilot and passenger in the plane survived.

The vehicle caught on fire, killing three occupants. The fatalities are named in the video.

Additionally, the video calls for the need for lights on the runway.

Official statement:
Tragic aviation accident in Mayaguana
The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin
Minister of Transport and Aviation
In the early hours of this morning I was informed of an aviation accident in Mayaguana resulting in the tragic death of 3 people. I am advised that all 3 persons are residents of the island of Mayaguana. A preliminary report from the Department of Civil Aviation says that on 4th April, 2013 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a Cessna C402 owned by Leair Charter Service Limited with a crew of 2 on board was making a landing at night for an emergency evacuation flight with two vehicles strategically placed to outline the useable portion of the runway. It is reported that the aircraft made contact with one of the vehicles resulting in the deaths of the 3 passengers in that vehicle.

An investigative team comprising the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Air Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit of the Department of Civil Aviation will fly into Mayaguana at 5 a.m. this morning.

I wish to assure that a full investigation will be carried out by the Department of Civil Aviation into the causes and circumstances surrounding this terrible event. I will report further as information permits. Out of respect for the families, the names of the persons killed will not be disclosed until an official release is made by the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of these beloved persons and to the wider community of Mayaguana who share in this loss.

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Sol Linéas Aéreas Exits Runway with Propellor, Wing Damage

What: Sol Linéas Aéreas Saab 340A en route from Mendoza to Neuquén to Comodoro Rivadavia.
Where: El Plumerillo airport, Mendoza Argentina
When: Jan 2, 2013
Who: 33 aboard, 30 passengers, 3 crew, no fatalities
Why: On takeoff, the Sol Linéas Aéreas flight exited the runway with a jammed wheel.

A wing touched the ground and a propeller broke. While there was damage to the plane, and no fatalities, the passengers were reported as being in a panic, with women and children screaming and one person possibly having a nervous breakdown.

To paraphrase Sol’s statement:
“The aircraft performed maneuvers 8R5420 taxiway but transitioned off the track and had to interrupt operation.

Emergency services were available. Passengers were provided another Aerolineas flight. Many passengers praised the pilot for handling a dangerous situation that resulted in no injuries reported.

Passengers said they were told a locked wheel caused them to end up on the grass.

Spicejet Wing Hits Post on Runway

What: SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 en route from Delhi to Hyderabad
Where: Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport
When: Dec 6 2012
Who: 142 aboard
Why: During taxi, the plane’s wing struck a lamp post, canceling the flight for 142 passengers. A damaged wing will require inspection before the plane can return to service.

Spicejet issued a statement that the accident was minor.

According to reports, 142 passengers were aboard at the time, many of them quite disturbed by the incident. The collision damaged a wing.

An inquiry has been ordered. Action may be taken against the pilot and those who were directing the pilot. Spicejet’s attitude is that this is a minor incident. That attitude is being interpreted by officials that the safety of passengers is not of primary concern to Spicejet. This may be considered a case of negligence.

Planes Scrape at Jakarta Airport

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Contact photographer Paul Spijkers

What: Lion Air Boeing 737-900
Where: Jakarta Indonesia
When: August 24, 2012, 3:35 a.m.
Who: no fatalities
Why: The right wing of Lion Air Boeing 737-900(PK-LFL) grazed the tail of (PK-OCU)Airfast Indonesia MD 82 which was improperly parked. (The incident appears to be due to negligent parking.)

The Lion Air plane had been scheduled to take-off at 5:20.

An investigation is underway.

Agni Air Crash Fatalities sent to Kathmandu

Identification of the 15 victims of the Agni Air Crash in Nepal is going to be a difficult task, due to the condition of the remains.

The six survivors have been hospitalized in from critical to serious condition. A six year old, and a nine year old along with their father, are among the survivors. They are hospitalized Pokhara. Their father is in ICU and may survive.

Among the dead is the Rasna girl, actress Taruni Sachdev, Sanam Sundhar, G Raman, Latha Ethambai, mother of two children who survived and Swarnalakshmi.

After autopsy, the bodies of the victims will be handed over to their families. Everyone on the flight had visited the Iskcon temple at Chowpatty and were on their way to the Muktinath temple in Nepal, when the pilot turned with plane trouble, his intent to return to Pokhara Airport, and his wing struck a muddy slope, crashing the plane.

Lufthansa Wing Strike

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Contact photographer Gerry Stegmeier

What: Lufthansa A320-200 en route from Munich to Hamburg
Where: Hamburg
When: Mar 1 2008
Who: 132 passengers and 5 crew
Why: On approach to Hamburg in stormy windy (47 knot wind gusts) weather, the left wing struck the runway on an attempted landing, veered, and had to make another go-round before a final landing.

MD-82 Wing Tip Strike

Pictured: A American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82 at Dallas Ft. Worth
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Contact photographer Michael Durning

What: American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82 en route from Dallas Ft. Worth to Charlotte,NC
Where: Charlotte
When: Dec 13th 2009
Who: 110 people on board
Why: The flight was a normal flight.

The plane landed with the left main gear off the runway and struck the right wing tip while turning back onto the runway centerline.

The flight received a late landing clearance about 2nm before touch down. On approach, the controller advised the crew of “a significant deviation.”

The crew to disengaged autopilot and compensated for the deviation with a manual landing, landing with the left main gear off runway. The plane suffered only a (right) right wing tip strike while turning to the runway centerline and taxied normally to the gate.

Visibility was poor.

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