|Dazed witnesses survey the scene on the A27 as smoke billows into the sky from several vehicles and people appear to try to help victims.|
March 11, 2016 - EARTH - Here are the latest incidents of plane crashes across the planet.
Pilot crashes during aerobatic display in Shoreham, UK killing 11 people
The pilot who crashed during a loop at Shoreham Air Show killing 11 people had not told organisers of his plans, an interim report has revealed.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report says it was not possible for organisers to identify potential hazards before the event on August 22 last year without being aware of where the pilot would fly.
Pilot Andy Hill, 51, crashed the Hawker Hunter onto the A27 outside Shoreham in one of Britain's worst air show disasters.
The 1959 vintage plane failed to pull out of a loop-the-loop stunt and crashed onto the dual-carriageway, exploding into a fireball.
The report reveals he had been caught flying too low and too close to the crowd at Southport air show in 2014, a year before the crash, but the incident was never logged by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and "no further action" was taken.
The AAIB reports says it was a missed opportunity which could have "provided an opportunity to explore the pilot’s continued competence" and has recommended that pilots are immediately suspended where their "competence is in doubt" pending an investigation by an independent examiner.
It also wants the CAA to publish a list of all incidents where pilots are given "stop calls".
Mr Hill had been granted his Display Authorisation certificate by a member of the same flying team, it has revealed.
The report now recommends the CAA ensures that evaluators have "no conflict of interest" with the pilots they are assessing. - Telegraph.
Plane crashes near Española, New MexicoNew Mexico State Police says they are “handling a plane crash near the San Juan Airport near Española.”
Police say information is limited at this time because the scene is very active.
There is no word yet on what caused the crash or if there are any injuries.
KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they become available. - KRQE.
Plane crashes near Osnabruck, Germany
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Hassanien Salman, a 34-year old veterinarian, had been taking a shower when he heard the crash.
Salman looked outside the former army barracks and saw the smoking wreckage. He pulled on some underwear and a T-shirt and ran outside to help.The crash occurred not long after the small plane took off from Atterheide Airport in Osnabruck. One of the engines malfunctioned and the pilot was forced make an emergency landing at the former military barracks.
The plane was destroyed and two of the four passengers were severely injured. Two others suffered more minor injuries.
When Salman reached the wreckage, two of the men had managed to escape. The two that were more severely injured were stuck. Salman managed to put out the fire using extinguishers with the help of his roommate.
After freeing the men from the plane, Salman then treated one of the men’s head injury before emergency services arrived. All of the men survived.The men were on a business flight to Braunschweig, NDR reports. Eyewitnesses say the plane was flying very low over houses. The aircraft was a 1989 twin engine Piper PA-34. Police are examining the wreckage to determine the cause of the crash. - RT.
Plane crash lands at New Zealand airportA video has captured a plane flipping around at a New Zealand airport as it tried to land with one of its wheels missing.
Authorities said the two people on the plane that landed at Hamilton Airport in Waikato were not injured, the New Zealand Herald reported Thursday.
The video, taken by a bystander, shows the plane coming in for a landing and then flipping up on its nose.
The plane flew over the airport before landing so its damage could be inspected by the control tower and emergency services, said Hamilton Airport chief executive Mark Morgan. Airport officials then gave it clearance to land in one of the grass runways.
Morgan said the plane’s operator was “very experienced” and a witness told the New Zealand Herald that the pilot did a “beautiful job” landing the aircraft. - FOX News.
One dead in light aircraft crash in NSW Central WestA plane has crashed just south of Dubbo in the central west of NSW.
Emergency services responded on Thursday afternoon to reports of a light plane crash on a rural property in Obley, about 25km south of Dubbo.
On arrival officers located the plane alight.
An inspection of the aircraft revealed one man dead inside.
Police from Dubbo are currently on scene and an investigation has started. - News Australia.
Father, daughter survive plane crash after University of Rhode Island visit
A father and daughter duo escaped a plane crash on Sunday without injury while returning home from a college visit to URI.
Louis Obergh, the pilot, and his teenage daughter Rachel were returning home from Kingston en route to the Republic Airport in Farmingdale when they reportedly began to smell gasoline. From there, the motor shut off and the plane began going down; the pilot forced to pull the parachute built into the Cirrus SR22.
“They are the luckiest people on the face of this earth,” said Hauppauge Fire Chief Eugene Oliver by phone yesterday morning. “It’s as simple as that.”
The pair landed in a grassy field close to an industrial complex and left the aircraft with only minor injury.
“I’m going to explain it to you in real medical terms: the man got a boo-boo,” said Chief Oliver, laughing. “A little, tiny Band-Aid. That’s all they needed.”
Oliver said the crash landing could not have been better: in the middle of a field with trees to the north; a building to east.
“That plane landed 20 feet from the deadliest building in our industrial park,” said Oliver. “There are so many chemicals in there. If that plane hit that building we would still be putting the fire out.”
“They are very, very lucky,” he continued. “I’m glad it turned out the way it did. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.” - RI Central.
Small plane crashes in Limerick Township, Pennsylvania
A plane single engine plane crashed in the area of Heritage Field in Limerick Township Wednesday afternoon.
Police say when officers arrived they found a 42-year-old man from Wayne, Pa. walking from the crash site. He was treated for lacerations and flown to Paoli Hospital for possible internal injuries.
He was the pilot and sole occupant of a 1962 Mooney M20C fixed wing single engine four seat plane.
He stated that he took off from the airport and immediately noticed an engine issue. He turned back toward the airport then lost all power to the engine.
He was able to bring the plane down in a field on airport property. According to police, his quick action resulted in no additional injuries or property damage on the ground. - FOX29.
Three die as cargo plane crashes into sea in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, another hospitalisedAnother member of the crew has been rescued with critical injuries, police and doctors have said.
The AN-26 transport aircraft, operated by True Aviation, crashed at Naziratek Point, five kilometres off the beach town.
The accident occurred around 9:30am on Wednesday, minutes after the plane took off, according to Cox’s Bazar Airport Manager Shadhan Kumar Mohanto.
Sadar police OC Aslam Hossain said the aircraft carried shrimps between Cox’s Bazar and Jessore.
Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Md Ali Hossain and True Aviation's Station Manager SM Hasnat Jahan said the crew of the plane comprised Ukrainians.
The Coast Guard and local fishermen began a search and rescue operation immediately after the plane crashed almost a kilometre off the beach.
Personnel from the navy and Fire Service later joined the rescue effort.
Two crew members -- flight engineer Andrey Kulish, 47, and co-crew Dolodaimar, 44 -- were rescued from the sea around 10am and sent to the Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital.
Nobel Kumar Barua, the hospital's emergency wing doctor, said Andrey was declared dead on arrival.
The other crew member, who was in critical condition, was later admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
Cox's Bazar Fire Service Operations Officer Abdul Majid said the plane, caught in a low tide, had drifted three kilometres away from the crash site, delaying efforts to rescue the two others.
The bodies of pilot Murad Kaparov and co-pilot Ivan Deman were found inside the plane later in the afternoon, police said.
Airport Manager Shadhan Kumar Mohanto said the cause of the crash was yet to be determined.
He said the plane was carrying 972 boxes of shrimp fry.
The Civil Aviation Authority said the Jessore-bound aircraft had contacted the airport tower for emergency landing permission minutes after taking off. It then lost communications with the control room.
The authorities said a committee would be formed to inquire into the incident. - BD News24.
Plane crash near Lanseria Airport in South Africa, claims 2 livesTwo people have been killed in a plane crash on the R512 near Lanseria Airport.
Paramedics have confirmed the plane went down this afternoon.
Netcare 911’s Athlenda Mathe says it’s not yet clear what went wrong.
“Two people have been killed after a light aircraft crashed just 10 kilometres from Lanseria Airport on the R512. Netcare 911 paramedics and other emergency services are on the scene. The Lanseria Fire Department is on the scene to extinguish the fire.”
One woman says she drove past the scene a short while ago.
“I was driving from [Hartbeespoort] on the Lanseria Road; huge black fumes of smoke and flames were sky-high and I saw what looked like a tail-end of a plane. People had already stopped and were running towards it.” - EWN.
Yeoval mourns pilot killed in plane crash in AustraliaOfficers from Recreational Aviation Australia (RVA) have scoured the site of Thursday’s light plane crash, which killed a much-loved and respected man from the Yeoval area.
The Orana Local Area Command is waiting on a report from RVA into the circumstances surrounding the accident.
While police have not officially released the name of the man, he is understood to be Brad Kerin, who owned the property Springlands on the Gundong Road not far from the site of Thursday’s accident, about 25 kilometres south of Dubbo.
The Yeoval community is saddened, shocked and deeply upset by his death, which occurred when his light plane came down in a paddock on Gundong Road, around 2pm on Thursday.
Yeoval resident Alf Cantrell said the Kerin family was synonymous with the community.
“He was much loved by everybody. Mr Kerin was heavily involved in the Catholic church in the area and he and his family worked hard on their property, which is known to so many,” he said.
“Everyone always had a good thing to say about Brad and his family. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to the family following this tragedy.”
Mr Kerin operated a highly successful beef business on his property and was also the Washpen Rural Fire Service captain for a number of years. - CWD.
2 Involved In Deadly Plane Crash in Palmer Lake, Colorado
The two people involved in a deadly plane crash outside a Palmer Lake neighborhood last week have been identified.
Dan Murray, 77, of Longmont, and Jeff Kaplitz, 60, of Lafayette, were reportedly on their way to an antique airplane convention March 2 when their plane went down, killing both. The plane exploded into flames after crashing, gutting the aircraft and causing a small grass fire.
The men were flying in a 1928 red Curtiss Wright TravelAir biplane. Investigators have not said what caused the crash.
"We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Murray and Mr. Kaplitz," a spokesperson with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. - KKTV.
U.S. Army plane crashes in Iraq, four crew uninjured: Pentagon
A U.S. military aircraft with four crew members crashed in Iraq on Saturday, but none were injured and initial reports ruled out hostile action, a Defense Department official said on Tuesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, the top U.S. Navy admiral told the Washington Post that Navy helicopters rescued four crew members on Saturday after an emergency landing by a U.S. Army reconnaissance plane.
The rescue mission was launched from Irbil in northern Iraq, Admiral John Richardson said, according to the newspaper.
"They were up, airborne and at the location of the accident within four minutes of the alert. That was pretty good timing,” Richardson was quoted as saying.
The plane was a twin turboprop, fixed-wing aircraft and the cause of the crash was under investigation, the Defense Department official said in a statement.
U.S. military commanders added more search and rescue teams to northern Iraq last year after a Jordanian fighter pilot's jet crashed and he was captured, tortured and killed by Islamic State militants. - Reuters.
Pilot injured in light plane crash near Mareeba, Australia
|A light plane has crashed into canefields near Mareeba Photo: Nine News|
A 50-year-old man has suffered minor injuries after his light plane crashed into canefields near Mareeba.
About noon on Saturday the small aircraft came down just near Chettle Road in Arriga, about 15 kilometres west of Mareeba.
The reason for the crash is yet to be ascertained.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman told Fairfax Media the pilot had previously undergone a full hip replacement and the hip has become dislodged as he was pulled from the aircraft.
His only other injuries were minor cuts and scratches.
He was taken to Mareeba Hospital in a stable condition. - Brisbane Times.