Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 - DEC - Aircraft Incidents

2016-12-01 - Russian Progress cargo ship breaks apart and burns up shortly after liftoff from Kazakhstan:

Quote: "They stopped receiving telemetry, and radar stations weren’t picking up any signs of the spacecraft where it was expected to be, either. Further investigation showed the craft and its cargo burning up in the atmosphere 190 kilometers above Siberia."

2016-12-01 - Small plane crashes and burns along the Wild Rice River near Fargo (North Dakota), 1 killed:

Quote: "Niewind said he could not confirm that the pilot reported smoke or flames on the aircraft. The Red River Regional Dispatch Center originally indicated the plane crashed on Interstate 29, Niewind said. The pilot was dead when first responders arrived and the plane was on fire and scattered in several pieces on the ground, Niewind said."

Note: So this may have been another plane bursting into flame and then crashing...

2016-12-02 - Passenger plane pilot, man, has heart attack at airport in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

2016-12-02 - Small plane crashes five miles from the Ohio River in Posey County (Indiana), 1 killed:

2016-12-03 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence, plane diverts to coastal Terceira Island (Portugal), several injured:

2016-12-03 - Indonesian police plane explodes and crashes into the ocean near the island of Batam (Indonesia), 13 killed:

Quote: "While the National Police have claimed they are still investigating the recent crash of a Skytruck M28 plane, which was carrying 13 people, initial evidence has indicated that engine failure could have caused the explosion of the police-owned aircraft."

Quote: "'Before the airplane went down, local people heard a loud explosion in the air. They found debris like airplane parts and several human body parts in the area,' Tanjungpinang Navy commander in Riau, First Adm. S. Irawan, told The Jakarta Post on Sunday."

Note: I was wondering why they were finding body PARTS, not bodies. The plane being blown apart mid-air by an explosion certainly explains that...

2016-12-04 - Passenger plane lands at airport, nose gear collapses, in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "Authorities say the passengers have been safely evacuated from a United Express plane after its nose gear collapsed when it landed at San Antonio International Airport. San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward says that when the plane landed Sunday afternoon, its nose gear collapsed. He says 55 people were then safely evacuated from the plane via emergency slides."

2016-12-04 - Small plane makes emergency belly-landing at airport in Petaluma (California), landing gear problem:

2016-12-04 - Small plane crashes into woods in Hampton (New Hampshire):

2016-12-05 - F-16 fighter jet crashes in Jordan, 1 killed:

2016-12-05 - Sukhoi Su-33 fighter jet crashes while attempting to land on Russian aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea:

2016-12-05 - Small plane lands at airport , nose gear collapses, in Waterford Township (Michigan):

2016-12-05 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Henry County (Virginia), landing gear failure:

2016-12-05 - Small plane crash-lands in field near Goshen (Indiana), engine failure:

2016-12-05 - Small plane crashes near Wagin (Australia):

2016-12-06 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Jackson (Mississippi), pressurization problem:

2016-12-06 - Small plane crashes into field in Mitchell County (Georgia), 1 killed:

2016-12-07 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Dallas (Texas), pressurization problem:

Quote: "This marks the second time in two days that a Houston-bound Southwest flight was forced to make an emergency landing due to possible pressurization issues."

2016-12-07 - US F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet crashes into the ocean near Iwakuni (Japan), pilot ejects but dies:

Quote: "A U.S. Marine pilot who ejected from an F/A-18 fighter jet off the eastern coast of Japan has been confirmed dead after being recovered earlier on Thursday by a Japanese naval vessel, military officials said. The Marine Corps identified Captain Jake Frederick as the pilot who ejected from his F/A-18C+ fighter aircraft after it went down 120 miles off the coast of Iwakuni, Japan."

2016-12-07 - Small plane crashes near Fairbanks (Alaska), 1 killed:

2016-12-07 - Passenger plane bursts into flame then crashes and burns near Havelian en route to Islamabad (Pakistan), 47 killed:

Quote: "'All of the bodies are burned beyond recognition. The debris is scattered,' government official Taj Muhammad Khan told Reuters. Khan, who was at the crash site, said the aircraft was on fire before it hit the ground."

Quote: "Sehgal said the pilot of plane told the control tower at 4:09 p.m. that an engine had developed a technical fault. Moments later he made a 'mayday call,' shortly before the plane disappeared."

Note: Aha, one of those 'technical faults' where the engine is on fire...

2016-12-07 - Update on small plane that crashed along the Wild Rice River near Fargo (North Dakota) - plane was on fire:

Quote: "The pilot who died in a plane crash south of Fargo Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, reported an onboard fire shortly before the crash, according to a preliminary investigative report released by the National Transportation Safety Board. Hans Ahlness, 55, was the lone occupant of the Cessna 340 that crashed near the Wild Rice River about 10 miles south of Fargo's Hector International Airport."

Note: These are the 142nd and 143rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-12-07 - Small plane carrying 4 people goes missing after departing coastal Port Alsworth (Alaska):

2016-12-08 - F-16 fighter jet lands, landing gear collapses, at coastal Eglin Air Force Base (Florida):

Quote: "'The gear collapsed upon landing,' said Sharon Branick with the 96th Test Wing Public Affairs Office. 'No one was hurt in the plane or on the ground.' Details regarding the extent of damage to the aircraft were not immediately available."

2016-12-08 - Small plane that went missing after takeoff from coastal Port Alsworth (Alaska) presumably crashed into lake, 4 killed:

Quote: "No bodies have been found, but items belonging to the pilot and three passengers on board were discovered floating Thursday in Lake Clark, said John Quinley, a spokesman for the National Park Service in Alaska. The names of the four were released Friday, a day after families were notified that debris belonging to them had been located."

2016-12-08 - Small plane crashes near Wardel Reservoir (Wyoming), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2016-12-08 - Small plane crashes in Serpentine (Australia), 1 injured:

2016-12-10 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Klamath Falls (Oregon), smoke indicator in cargo hold:

2016-12-10 - Small plane crashes into field in Marengo (Illinois), 1 killed:

2016-12-10 - Small plane crashes into trees near airport in Isle of Wight County (Virginia), engine failure, 2 lightly injured:

2016-12-10 - Small plane crashes into river near Quebec City (Canada), 2 killed:

2016-12-10 - Small plane crashes in Ngodwana (South Africa), 3 killed:

2016-12-11 - Small plane crashes into coastal Long Island Sound (New York), engine failure:

2016-12-11 - Small plane crashes near the Salton Sea (California), 1 injured:

Quote: "A pilot was seriously injured when he was forced to crash land his small plane in Mecca, sheriff's deputies said Monday. Authorities were notified at 10:36 p.m. Sunday of an aircraft emergency somewhere between Box Canyon and Painted Canyon roads, north of the Salton Sea."

2016-12-11 - Small plane crashes near coastal Wairoa (New Zealand), 2 killed:,-power-out

2016-12-11 - Helicopter crashes in coastal Mumbai (India), 1 killed, 3 injured:

2016-12-12 - Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashes into field near Diyarbakir (Turkey), pilot ejects:

2016-12-12 - Small plane crashes and burns at 5:48 AM shortly after takeoff near Moab (Utah), 1 killed:

2016-12-12 - Small plane crashes, ignites brush fire, near Venetian Bay near coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida), 1 lightly injured:

2016-12-13 - Small plane bursts into flame after landing at Lanseria Airport (South Africa), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three men sustained burns and 'traumatic' injuries when their light aircraft made an emergency landing at Lanseria Airport on Tuesday, paramedics said. It burst into flames shortly after landing at 15:30, Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said. Paramedics treated two of the men on scene before taking them to a level 1 trauma burn facility in Johannesburg. Paramedics from another company treated the third man and took him to hospital."

Note: This is the 144th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-12-13 - US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey crashes into the ocean off the coast of Okinawa (Japan), 5 aboard rescued:

2016-12-14 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in Raleigh (North Carolina), smoke indicator:

2016-12-14 - Police helicopter makes emergency landing in park in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

2016-12-16 - Plane makes emergency landing at airport in Hannibal (Missouri):

2016-12-16 - Small plane crashes near Bethel (Alaska), near the coast, 2 killed:

2016-12-16 - Helicopter makes emergency landing in park in coastal Bundeena (Australia), engine failure:

2016-12-17 - Small plane crashes into field near coastal Ormond Beach (Florida), 1 injured:

2016-12-18 - Hercules C-130 transport plane crashes near Wamena (Indonesia), all 13 aboard killed:

2016-12-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing on street in Blaine (Minnesota), engine failure:

2016-12-19 - Small plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing and flips over, in coastal Brevard County (Florida):

Quote: "Lt. Mike Bandish with the Palm Bay Police Department said a student and instructor from FIT's aviation school — a separate but affiliated entity from the Florida Institute of Technology — had flown out of Melbourne in the small Cessna aircraft to practice engine failure maneuvers when the cockpit began to fill with smoke."

Note: This is the 145th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-12-19 - Passenger plane crashes in Siberia near Tiksi (Russia), 16 injured:

Quote: "An IL-18 aeroplane belonging to the Russian defence ministry has crashed in Yakutia in Siberia with 39 people on board. The defence ministry said 16 people were seriously injured, correcting earlier reports that 27 had died."

2016-12-19 - In separate incidents, two passenger planes struck by lightning in Alaska:

2016-12-19 - Small plane crashes near airport in Apple Valley (California), 2 lightly injured:

2016-12-20 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, plane makes emergency landing in Toronto (Canada):

Quote: "The plane was en route from Toronto to Tel Aviv when the aircraft suffered engine failure after an 'explosion or combustion' occurred on the right side of the plane and the pilot was forced to return to Toronto."

Note: This is the 146th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-12-20 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Jacksonville (Florida), 'mechanical issue':

2016-12-20 - Cargo plane crashes at takeoff in Puerto Carreno (Colombia), 5 killed, 1 injured:

2016-12-21 - Royal Malaysian Air Force plane crashes and burns at base in coastal Butterworth (Malaysia), 1 killed, 3 injured:

Quote: "The aircraft had been used for maritime surveillance by a squadron based at the Subang airbase."

Quote: "A Facebook user, called 'Rjuna Rjuna,' posted some pictures believed to be showing the accident in which a military rescue worker was checking the wreckage of the plane while another showed a column of smoke emit from the scene."

2016-12-22 - Libyan MiG-23 fighter jet crashes near Tarhuna (Libya), 2 killed:

2016-12-22 - Small plane crash-lands near coastal Capers Island (South Carolina), engine failure:

2016-12-22 - Small plane makes emergency crash-landing at airport in Millersburg (Ohio), engine failure:

2016-12-22 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near Eleuthera (Bahamas):

2016-12-22 - Small plane crashes at airport in Shreveport (Louisiana), 1 injured:

2016-12-22 - Helicopter makes emergency landing along Highway 99 near Porter (Texas), engine failure:

2016-12-23 - Actress Carrie Fisher, 60, goes into cardiac arrest on passenger plane after departing coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "The Los Angeles Times reported that Fisher is in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital and cited emergency officials who said she had a 'cardiac episode.'"

2016-12-23 - Small plane crashes and burns near airport in Middlebury (Vermont), 1 killed:

2016-12-23 - Small plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest near Tabatinga (Brazil), 3 killed, 1 injured:

2016-12-23 - Small plane crash-lands in field near airport in coastal Herzliya (Israel), engine failure:

2016-12-24 - Russian Ministry of Defense plane crashes into the Black Sea shortly after departing from coastal Sochi (Russia), 92 killed:

Quote: "The aircraft went missing as it was manoeuvring over Russia's territorial waters, the source added."

Quote: "A total of 84 passengers and eight crew were on board when the plane dropped off radar shortly after take-off at 5:40am local time (0240 GMT) from Adler airport in Sochi, southern Russia. The plane had stopped off at Adler en route from Moscow to Syria. Russia's defence ministry said fragments of the plane, a Soviet-designed three-engine airliner, had been found by rescuers about 1.5km (one mile) from the shore in water 50-70 metres deep. There were no reports of survivors."

2016-12-24 - Girl, 10, collapses and dies on passenger plane en route to coastal London (Britain), plane diverts to coastal Shannon (Ireland):

Quote: "A 10-year-old girl has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a transatlantic flight. The youngster was travelling on Air Canada flight AC-868 from Toronto to London Heathrow, when the plane re-routed to Shannon Airport in Ireland."

Note: Actress Carrie Fisher, 60, just went into cardiac arrest on a passenger plane the day prior too, mentioned in the 2016-12-23 update. That plane was flying over the Atlantic Ocean FROM London, whereas this plane where the little girl died was flying over the Atlantic Ocean TO London...

2016-12-26 - Passenger plane hits severe turbulence, runs out of barf bags, plane makes emergency landing in Montevideo (Uruguay):

2016-12-26 - Small plane crashes at edge of pond shortly after takeoff from airport near Fresno (California), 2 killed:

2016-12-27 - Passenger plane hit by 'burning smell', plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Palm Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Scary situation at Palm Beach International as a Spirit plane issued an emergency call before landing. The plane's crew detected a burning smell in the cockpit. The plane landed safely just before 5:30 p.m. after traveling south from Newark, New Jersey."

Note: This is the 147th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-12-27 - Passenger plane veers off runway in the wee hours at airport in coastal Goa (India), 12 injured:

2016-12-27 - Small plane crashes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee), 3 killed:

2016-12-27 - Small plane crashes into yard near airport in Samsula-Spruce Creek (Florida), near the coast, 2 killed:

2016-12-27 - Small plane crashes in field near Bridgeport (Alabama), 2 lightly injured:

2016-12-27 - Small plane crashes near airport in Piedmont (Missouri), engine failure:

2016-12-27 - Small plane makes emergency landing along Swanlow Lane in Winsford (Britain), engine failure:

2016-12-27 - Small plane crash-lands on beach on the island of Tenerife (Spain), 3 injured:

2016-12-28 - Person has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane originating from coastal Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), plane diverts to coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "Diversion: @Saudi_Airlines #SV21 from Jeddah to New York diverted to London Heathrow due to a medical emergency."

2016-12-28 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Highway 12 near airport in Sauk County (Wisconsin), engine failure:

2016-12-28 - Apache helicopter breaks apart mid-air then crashes into coastal Galveston Bay near La Porte (Texas), 2 killed:

Quote: "Officials responded to Port Road near Highway 146 just before 4pm. Dispatchers could be heard saying, 'Possible helicopter explosion and crash into the bay operating on fire.' When first responders arrived to the scene, most of the wreckage from the aircraft could barely be seen above the water."

Quote: "Witnesses told Houston television stations the aircraft Wednesday afternoon was flying unusually low, they heard a loud noise and then saw it break apart in the air."

2016-12-29 - Small plane bursts into flame while parked at airport in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

Quote: "A small passenger plane caught fire at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport on Thursday. The plane was parked on the field and no one was inside the plane at the time of the fire, officials said."

Note: This is the 148th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-12-29 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), loss of pressure:

Quote: "'The airline stewardess got on the intercom and said grab your oxygen mask, immediately put them on,' he said. He said everyone was scared because the plane went completely dark and they could feel it descending rapidly."

2016-12-29 - Small plane lands then runs off runway at airport in Nashville (Tennessee):

2016-12-29 - Small plane makes belly landing at airport in coastal Long Beach (California), landing gear problem:

2016-12-29 - Helicopter crashes near the summit of Mt. Baldy (California), 2 injured:

2016-12-30 - Air tanker plane crashes and burns near Santa Juana (Chile), 1 killed:

2016-12-30 - Small plane carrying six disappears over Lake Erie shortly after departing from Cleveland (Ohio), all 6 presumed dead:

Quote: "The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday suspended its search for an airplane that was carrying a beverage distribution company executive and five other people when it vanished over Lake Erie shortly after takeoff from the city’s lakeshore airport."

2016-12-30 - Small plane crashes near the Hood Canal near coastal Dabob Bay (Washington), 4 killed:

2016-12-30 - Small plane goes missing near the island of Moloka’i (Hawaii):

2016-12-30 - Small plane crashes into parking lot shortly after takeoff in Guatemala City (Guatemala), 3 injured:

2016-12-31 - Two small planes collide mid-air near McKinney (Texas), 3 killed:

2016-12-31 - Small plane crashes and burns near Vienna (Illinois), 4 killed:

Quote: "Four people are dead after a small plane crashed near Vienna, Illinois on Saturday, December 31. According to Illinois State Police, there were four deaths and no survivors from the crash."

2016-12-31 - Small plane crashes into parking lot shortly after takeoff, in Lee's Summit (Missouri), engine failure, 1 injured:

2016-12-31 - Toxic fumes hit passenger plane, attendants babble, gorge on food, have memory loss, while flying over the Atlantic Ocean:

Quote: "British Airways attendants began babbling, stuffing food in their mouths and forgetting where they were during a flight after 'toxic fumes' leaked into a cabin, according to a report. At least 12 attendants began exhibiting weird behavior on the Oct. 25 flight from San Francisco to London, including 'forgetfulness, confusion, inability to think straight,' the Sunday Times of London reported."

Quote: "British Airways said its engineers inspected the aircraft and 'no fault was found.'"

Note: That's the same route - over the Atlantic Ocean to/from London - that the planes were flying when a 10-year-old girl dropped dead on one flight, mentioned in the 2016-12-24 update, and Carrie Fisher collapsed on another flight and later died, mentioned in the 2016-12-23 update...

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