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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.

U.S. Marine Corps Planes Collide Mid-Air Off Japan; 1 Dead, 5 Missing

Two U.S. Marine Corps planes collided mid-air and crashed off the coast of Japan, on December 5th.

Authorities said the incident happened when the planes were involved in an aerial refueling as part of a routine training.

At least one Marine was killed in the crash while another was rescued. Five others remain missing.

PIA Plane Collides With Another Plane at Karachi Airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane collided with another plane at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, on November 24th.

It is believed that the ATR aircraft was being given a run-up as part of its examination when it hit a Shaheen Air aircraft parked nearby.

No injuries were reported. The ATR aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Small Planes Collide Mid-Air Over Ottawa; 1 Dead

Two small planes collided mid-air over Ottawa, Canada, on November 4th.

Authorities said one plane went down in a field after the crash while the other one made it to Ottawa International Airport.

One person aboard the plane that crashed in the field was killed.

There were two people aboard the other aircraft; both remained uninjured.

Helicopter and Plane Collide Mid-Air in Buckinghamshire; Four Killed

A two-seater plane collided mid-air with a helicopter in Buckinghamshire, England, on November 17th.

It is believed that both aircraft were flying from Wycombe Air Park when they collided near Waddesdon.

Four people were killed in the crash.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating the cause of accident.

Sunwest Aviation Plane Collides with Deer Upon Landing in Northern Alberta

Sunwest Aviation flight CNK-7123 collided with two deer upon landing at Christina Lake Airstrip, located east of Conklin, Alberta, Canada, on October 3rd.

The incident happened when the plane was coming from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The plane sustained minor damage.

There were forty-three passengers and four crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Aeromexico Plane Collides with Service Truck at LAX; 8 Injured

An Aeromexico plane collided with a service truck after landing in Los Angeles, California, on May 20th.

The incident happened when flight AM-642 from Mexico City, Mexico, was taxiing toward the terminal at Los Angeles airport.

The truck overturned due to impact. There were eight people aboard, including six men and two women; all of them were injured.

The Boeing 737-800 plane, carrying 149 people, sustained minor damage.

Pegasus Airlines and UTAir Plane Escape Collision in Russia

Pegasus AirlinesPegasus Airlines flight PC-884 and UTAir flight UT-561 receive and follow TCAS resolution advisories and escaped collision at Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow Oblast, Russia, on November 2nd.

UTairThe Boeing 737-800 (Pegasus Airlines) en-route from Turkey to Russia, was about to land maintaining FL-120 route, however, it descended to FL-110. The Boeing 737-500 (UTAir) was about to take-off from FL-110 for Grozny, Russia, at the time.

Both aircrafts landed safely at their destinations.

Small Planes Hit Each Other during Parachutist Competition; 4 Killed

Two small planes crashed into each other near Godollo, Pest County, Budapest, Hungary, on September 18th.

The planes collided during a parachutist competition, when one of them lost contact with the air control.

4 people list their lives in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Small Planes Crash into Each Other in Georgia; 3 Killed

Two single-engine planes collided with each other and crashed at West Georgia Regional Airport, Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, on September 7th.

According to sources, the two planes apparently tried to land simultaneously that resulted in the fatal crash.

All 3 people aboard both the planes were killed in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Batik Air and TransNusa Planes Collide in Jakarta

Batik AirA Batik Air plane collided with a TransNusa plane on the runway at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 4th.

TransNusaThe incident happened when the Batik Air plane was taking off, while the TransNusa plane was being towed across the runway.

The aircrafts sustained minor scratches.

No one was injured.

Horizon Air Plane makes Safe Landing in California after Deer Strike

Horizon AirHorizon Air flight QX-475 made a safe landing at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, California, on December 2.

The De Havilland Dash 8-400, en-route from Seattle, Washington, to Santa Rosa, was approaching the runway when it collided with a deer.

The plane landed safely.

All passengers aboard remained unhurt.

Southwest Jets Collide at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

southwest_airlines_logoTwo Southwest Airlines jets rolled into each other at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Washington, on September 28.

The aircrafts were being prepared to be towed to gates when the nose and fuselage of one collided with the wing of the other.

No one was injured in the accident.

The aircrafts were taken out of service.

Two Boeing Jets Clip at LAX


United Airlines Flight 1199 (Boeing 737-990/ER) had just landed from Newark with 175 aboard; Alaska Airlines flight 143 (Boeing 757-224) to Portland was departing with 182 aboard when they made contact.

The left hand winglet of the arriving 737 contacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of the departing 757. Fortunately the Alaska jet was not on its take-off run, so the impact happened at a crawl (i.e. “taxiing at a low speed.”). Passengers said they felt a jolt. The planes were stuck together; and part of one plane had “snapped off.”

The impact occurred at 7:51, derailing travel plans of the passengers, and scheduling for the two damaged jets. Some passengers were put up at local hotels, but there were no reported injuries.

A passenger who shot a well-circulated picture that was released on twitter was besieged with reporter requests to post the image. Actor Peter Cambor who was aboard also tweeted that the jets were “stuck together.”

Southwest Jets Collided at Oakland International Airport

southwest_airlines_logoTwo Southwest Airlines Jets collided at Oakland International Airport, California, on August 30.

Authorities said the Orange County-bound flight 2674 was pushing back from the gate when its wing tip came in contact with another jet that had just arrived from Phoenix.

No injuries were reported.

Both aircrafts were grounded after the incident.

Planes Carrying Parachutists Collide over Western Slovakia; 7 Killed, 31 Injured

Two L-410 turbo-prop aircrafts collided mid-air near Cerveny Kamen village of western Slovakia, on August 20th.

The accident happened when the planes were carrying 34 parachutists who were rehearsing for an air show in Slavnica.

Seven people, including 3 parachutists and 4 pilots, were killed in the crash while 31 parachutists managed to survive by jumping off the planes.

The cause of collision is being investigated.

5 Killed as Planes Collided Mid-Air Near San Diego

A single-engine Cessna 172 and a twin-engine Sabreliner collided midair near Brown Field Municipal Airport in San Diego, California, at around 11 A.M. on August 16.

The accident happened near Otay Mesa Road and Harvest Street when both aircrafts were approaching Brown Field Municipal Airport.

Five people were killed in the crash. Their identities are not known at the moment.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

2 Killed in Mid-Air Collision Over Alberta

Two Cessna planes collided mid-air east of Fort McMurray in north-eastern Alberta, Canada, at around 8 p.m. on June 21.

One of the planes, a Cessna 185, landed safely at the Fort McMurray airport after the collision. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured.

The other plane, a Cessna 172, crashed in bushes. Both people aboard were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.

The Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

Alba Adriatica Air Show Collision

A couple of acrobatic planes collided in an Alba Adriatica airshow maneuver and crashed into the sea. One pilot was transported to the hospital. The other pilot, Marco Ricci, lost a wing and could not exit his plane, and died. The plane was located four meters underwater, upside down and closed. Divers tried lifting it with air balloons. The National Agency for Flight Safety (ANSV) has opened an investigation. One plane was Van’s RV-7 # I-Amel; the other was Van’s RV-8 with #I-Lovi.

Midair Collision in Frederick County; 3 Killed, 2 Injured

CirrusA 2006 Cirrus SR22 fixed-wing aircraft collided midair with a helicopter in Frederick County, Maryland, at around 3:40 p.m. on October 23.

The accident happened close to a runway at Frederick Municipal Airport, near the intersection of Monocacy and Patrick streets. The helicopter was on a training exercise at the time, while the plane was en-route from Cleveland, Tennessee, to Frederick, Maryland.

Three people were killed in the collision. They were identified as Breandan J. MacFawn, 35, of Cumberland, Maryland, Christopher D. Parsons, 29, of Westminster, Maryland and William Jenkins, 47, of Morrison, Colorado. All of them were aboard the R44 helicopter.

Two people, including 55-year-old Graeves, of Brookeville, Maryland and 75-year-old Gilbert L. Porter of Sandy Spring, Maryland, sustained injuries in the accident. They were shifted to Meritus Medical Center’s trauma center in Hagerstown. Both of them were travelling in the single engine plane.

The helicopter belongs to a Frederick-based training company Advanced Helicopter Concepts, while the plane is registered to Graeves Auto & Appliance in Olney.

The cause of collision is under investigation.

2 Pilots Killed in Midair Collision Over Northern Nevada

A single-engine Cessna 170 collided with an experimental plane in the skies over a lakebed near Wabuska in Lyon County of Northern Nevada, at around 8 a.m. on October 12.

According to Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened during an informal fly-in event which was held over the weekend at the dry lake bed.

The pilots of both the aircrafts were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.

No injuries were reported and it is believed that the planes did not have any passengers.

The FAA is investigating.

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