Monday, 9 May 2011

Recent aircraft accidents

Aircraft accidents fact file for THE year 2011 only
The following is a list of recent aircraft accidents that have occured in 2011 so-far.considering that we are only in the 1st quoter of the year,the numbers are alarming.Something like extra caution should be done.what do you think?

Date: April 4, 2011
Time: 13:30
Location: Kinshasa, Congo
Operator: United Nations
Flight: 834
AC Type: Canadair CL-600 CRJ-100ER
Reg: 4L-GAE
cn: 7070
Aboard: 33 Fatalities: 32 Ground: 0
Route: Kisangani - Kinshasa
Details: The plane operated on behalf of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission and was leased from Geogian Airways. While attempting to land in rain, thunderstorms and strong winds at Kinshasa, the plane missed the runway and crashed. Twenty eight passengers and crew of 4 were killed. One passenger survived.

Date: April 1, 2011
Time: 18:31
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Operator: Fugro Aviation Canada
AC Type: CASA C-212-CC40 Aviocar 200
Reg: C-FDKM
cn: 196
Aboard: 3
Fatalities: 1 Ground: 0
Route: Geological survey
Details: Shortly after taking off, the pilot reported problems with his left engine and said he was attempting to make an emergency landing. The pilot could not make the runway and attempted to land on the northbound lane of Wanuskewin Road but hit the top of a sound barrier. The pilot and co pilot were injured and a passenger was killed.

Date: March 21, 2011
Location: Pointe-Noire, Congo
Operator: Trans Air Cargo
AC Type: Antonov 12BP
Reg: TN-AGK
cn: 402006
Aboard: 9
Fatalities: 9 Ground: 14
Route: Brazzaville - Pointe Noire
Details: The cargo plane was approaching Runway 17 at Pointe-Noire Airport when it crashed in the Mvou Mvou residential area and was destroyed.

Date: March 5,, 2011
Time: 10:40
Location: Garbuzovo, Russia
Operator: Voronezh Aircraft Production Association
AC Type: Antonov 148-03
Reg: RA-61708
cn: BC-789B
Aboard: 6
Fatalities: 6 Ground: 0
Route: Test flight
Details: The aircraft crashed and burned during a test flight. The airplane was destined for the Myanmar Air Force. Two Russian pilots, two flight engineers, and two Myanmar nationals were killed. A technicial problem was blamed for the accident.

Date: February 22, 2011
Location: San Pedro del Rio, Venezuela
Operator: Maparca
AC Type: Cesna 340A
Reg: YV-2402
cn: 340-1502
Aboard: 6
Fatalities: 6 Ground: 0
Route: El Vigia - San Domingo
Details: For unknown reasons, the small plane crashed into a field while en route. All five passengers and the pilot were killed.

Date: February 14, 2011
Time: 08:02
Location: Near Santa Ana Francisco Morazan, Honduras
Operator: Central American Airways Flight: 731
AC Type: Let L-410 UVPE-20
Reg: HR-AUQ
cn: 912603
Aboard: 14
Fatalities: 14 Ground: 0
Route: San Pedro Sula - Tegucigalpa
Details: The small airlilner crashed into a hill at an elevation of 2,000 feet while on approach in poor visibility, killing all 12 passengers and crew of 2 aboard.

Date: February 10,, 2011
Time: 09:45
Location: Cork, Ireland
Operator: Manx2r
Flight: 7100
AC Type: Swearingen SA-227BC Metro III
Reg: EC-ITP
cn: BC-789B
Aboard: 12
Fatalities: 6 Ground: 0
Route: Belfast - Cork
Details: The Metroliner made an approach to Runway 17 in low visibility and the crew decided to go-around. A second attempt to land on Runway 35 was also unsuccessful and resulted in another go-around. During a third landing attempt on Runway 17, the aircraft crashed adjacent to Taxiway C and came to rest upside down. A fire soon erupted. Four passenger and both crew members were killed.

Date: February 8, 2011
Time: 16:40
Location: Off Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Operator: Majuba Aviation
AC Type: Pilatus PC-12/47
Reg: ZA-GAA
cn: 858
Aboard: 9
Fatalities: 9 Ground: 0
Route: Queenstown - Plettenberg Bay
Details: When the crew encountered dense fog, limiting visibility, the pilot aborted the landing and was in the process of a go-around when the plane crashed into the sea. The dead included 7 passengers and two crew members.

Date: February 4, 2011
Time: 17:50
Location: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Operator: Sky Loungel
AC Type: Raytheon Hawker 850XP
Reg: OD-SKY
cn: 258804
Aboard: 7
Fatalities: 7 Ground: 0
Route: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - Ankara, Turkey
Details: The corporate jet crashed while leaving Sulaymaniyah during heavy snow and dense fog.

Date: January 9, 2011
Time: 19:45
Location: Near Orumiyeh, Iran
Operator: Iran Air Flight: 277
AC Type: Boeing B-727-286
Reg: EP-IRP
cn: 20945/1048
Aboard: 105
Fatalities: 77 Ground: 0
Route: Tehran - Orumiyeh
Details: The accident happened after the plane was unable to land because of poor weather conditions and was attempting a go-around. The aircraft crashed 5 miles from the Orumiyeh airport in a snowy field.

Date: January 1, 2011 Time: 15:25
Location: Surgut, Russia
Operator: Kogalmavia Flight: 348
AC Type: Tupelov Tu-154B-2
Reg: RA-85588 cn: 83A588
Aboard: 124
Fatalities: 3 Ground: 0
Route: Surgut - Moscow
Details: The passenger jet caught fire and exploded as it taxied for take off. Three passenger were killed and 43 injured during the evacuation.

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