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Old August 10th, 2009, 02:14 AM   #21
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maybe they wanted to test the strength of the helicopter against an airplane in mid-air :P
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Definitely, not good times for aviation...
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lol indeed, sumthings wrong this year.

AFAIK, on average, there are about 6/7 fatal plane crashes each year (after 2000) but it seems like the number will go above 15 crashes on average this year
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Old August 10th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #23
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We need to consider # fatalities, and not rely on # of crashes.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 10:20 AM   #24
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Is this the same as the one on the first page?

Eight Aussies on 'missing' PNG plane16:44 AEST Tue Aug 11 2009agoBy Ilya

There are grave fears for a charter flight carrying eight Australians in Papua New Guinea after authorities confirmed it failed to arrive at its destination.

The Twin Otter, twin engine, plane left the PNG capital Port Moresby at 9.30am on Tuesday (local time) but it failed to return by Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities hold fears for the missing 13 people on board, including eight Australians heading to the Kokoda Track.

Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said Airlines PNG had informed the relevant authorities that the plane had failed to arrive and was considered as missing.

Mr Smith said a search for the missing plane was underway.

"We are, of course, concerned for all of the passengers and the crew," he told parliament.

"Given the destination, our fear and concern, of course, is that Australians may have been on board."

The passengers also include local porters and two crew.

The plane was transporting the Kokoda Track trekkers as part of an Adventure Kokoda tour group.

Ori Kennia, former Kokoda mayor, told AAP that PNG authorities began ringing him at lunchtime asking if he had seen anything unusual.

"They rang and I told them, the plane they were talking about, I didn't see it come in," he said.

"There is a plane now circling around searching for it."

The plane had been flying through the Owen Stanley ranges that are famous for its mountainous and rugged terrain.

"The weather up here is really bad, completely overcast," Kennia said.

The charter was scheduled to arrive at the small village of Efogi at 9.55am (local time), before being due at Kokoda by 10.15am, then back at Port Moresby by 11am.

An Airlines PNG plane has begun a search and rescue mission.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/848...sing-png-plane
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Old August 12th, 2009, 07:26 AM   #25
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Air travel's deadliest time periods
15 July 2009
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The crash of an Iranian Tupolev airliner on Wednesday in northern Iran with 168 people on board comes just two weeks after a Yemenia Airbus A310 crashed in the Indian Ocean off the Comoros with 153 passengers and crew on board, with only one survivor.

That incident occurred just 29 days after the crash of an Air France A330, killing 228. The three crashes make June and July one of the deadliest periods for air travel.

Here are the deadliest time periods in civil aviation:

- NOVEMBER 1996: a particularly deadly month with 744 dying in 26 air accidents, of which 20 were fatal.

The most serious crash was in India on November 12, when a Saudi Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin-76 collided shortly after take-off at New Delhi, killing 349 people.

On November 23, during the hijacking of a Boeing 767 belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, the plane crashed into the sea when it ran out of fuel, killing 125 of the 175 people on board.

1996 was a particularly deadly year for air transport with almost 1,900 fatalities, three times more than 1995 and almost double the number in 1994.

- MAY 2002: a dozen air accidents killed 518 people. Three of the crashes were particularly deadly.

On May 4 an aircraft crashed into buildings at Kano airport in Nigeria as it prepared to land, killing 149.

On May 7, 112 were killed when an aircraft belonging to Chinese airline China Northern crashed into the sea near to Dalian in the northeast of the country.

On May 25, a Boeing 747 of Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) crashed off Taiwan. None of the 225 people on board survived.

- AUGUST 2005: around 350 died in 17 accidents, of which 10 caused fatalities.

The most serious took place in Venezuela, on August 16, when a McDonnell Douglas belonging to Colombia's West Caribbean Airways crashed in a mountainous area near to Maracaibo in the north, killing 160.

Two days earlier the crash of a Boeing 737 of Cypriot company Helios, to the north-east of Athens, had killed 121.

JUNE/JULY 2009: The toll of the air accidents of June 1, June 30 and July 15 comes to 548 deaths in six weeks.

228 died in the crash of the Air France Airbus A330 into the Atlantic on its way from Brazil to France.

Then 152 died when an Airbus A310 belonging to Yemenia Airlines crashed into the sea near to Moroni.

Some 168 died in the crash of the Caspian Airlines Tupolev on Wednesday in northern Iran on its way to Armenia. Witnesses said the plane exploded after it dropped of out of the sky.
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To that list you'd have to add Spanair's MD-88 crash last winter in Barajas, the Continental Express crash in the beggininings of this year, the crash of Mexican Interior Ministry official plane in November, and the lastest crash of the Iranian plane...
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No survivors from PNG plane crash

CANBERRA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Rescuers have reached the wreckage of a passenger aircraft that crashed in Papua New Guinea and found no survivors among the 13 passengers and crew, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Wednesday.

The Airlines PNG De Havilland Twin Otter 300 with 11 passengers and two crew went missing over thickly forested mountains on Tuesday during a flight from the capital Port Moresby to the tourist destination of Kokoda.

"Papua New Guinea officials on the ground at the crash site have concluded that there were no survivors from the crash," Rudd told Australia's parliament.

Two helicopters began searching for the aircraft, which had nine Australians, one Japanese and three Papuans on board, in the rugged Owen Stanley Ranges earlier on Wednesday after poor weather in the area cleared.

Aviation is hazardous in Papua New Guinea due to rugged, high mountains covered in thick jungle and rapidly changing weather conditions.

Airlines PNG, listed on the PNG stock exchange, operates to domestic destinations and to northern Australia. The company's Web site said it has eight Twin Otters in its fleet.

Australian tourists visit Kokoda to walk the Kokoda Track, where during World War Two Australian forces halted a Japanese troop advance on Port Moresby.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #28
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Russian fighter jets have collided while training for an air show near Moscow, killing one pilot and injuring at least five people on the ground.

Two pilots from the elite Russian Knights aerobatic team parachuted to safety, but a third, the group's commander, did not survive.

One woman suffered burns and at least four other people were injured as one jet struck houses near the airfield.

Initial reports say that pilot error caused the crash of the two Su-27 jets.

Air force spokesman Lt Col Vladimir Drik said the fighters collided near Zhukhovsky airfield, east of Moscow, where they were preparing for the Maks 2009 aerospace exhibition, due to start on Tuesday.

The dead pilot was named as Russian Knights' commander Igor Tkachenko, 45, a decorated air force colonel.

Russia's entire fleet of Su-27 jets was grounded earlier this year after two crashes in three days, the Associated Press news agency reported.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #29
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Fighter jets collide ahead of Moscow aviation show
16 August, 2009, 20:11

Two Su-27 fighter jets of the “Russian Knights” aerobatics team have crashed during a final rehearsal ahead of the MAKS 2009 Air Show in the Moscow region. The squadron leader died in the collision.
http://russiatoday.com/Top_News/2009...lide-maks.html




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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:49 AM   #30
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My condolences... I heard about it really early, when there was just unconfirmed info about 2 Russian aircraft that had collided... Sad...

The third military crash in these recent days... About a month ago, one plane crashed in Santiago, Chile, while landing; no one dead fortunately. The same exact day, in Cartagena, Colombia, also another plane crash, prior to reaching the landing runway, and again no one dead...


Not good times in the sky...
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:29 AM   #32
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Today, this plane, operating flight AM 576, en-route CUN-MEX, was hijacked by Bolivian men...

Pax. arrived safely at MEX...




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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #33
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From BBC News

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Mexican police end hijack drama

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Passengers rush off the plane and are escorted onto the runway by troops

Mexican police have freed more than 100 people unharmed after a jet flying from Cancun to Mexico City was hijacked by a man claiming to be on a divine mission.

Bolivian-born Jose Flores Pereira threatened to blow up the plane unless he could warn Mexican President Felipe Calderon of an "impending earthquake".

Mr Flores told flight attendants that a canned drink he had was a bomb.

Police stormed the Aeromexico plane after it had landed in Mexico City and women and children were allowed off.

Several people were initially arrested and taken away in handcuffs as Mr Flores said he had accomplices, but police later said there had been only one hijacker and no bombs on board.

'Divine revelation'

Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna said Mr Flores, who told police he was a Protestant pastor, carried out the hijacking after having "a revelation that Mexico was facing a great danger, and was threatened by an earthquake".



Jose Flores Pereira was shown to reporters after his arrest

Mr Flores told reporters after his arrest that he had used "a juice can with some little lights I attached" to seize control of the plane as it was coming in to land.

Some of the passengers, who included French and US nationals, said they were not initially aware of what was happening.

Flores had told flight attendants that he had three accomplices, "the Father, Son and Holy Ghost".

He said that he acted on 9 September 2009, because the numbers 9/9/9 were the inverse of 6/6/6, the number linked to the Anti-Christ.

"Christ is coming soon," Mr Flores told journalists.

Mr Garcia said that Mr Flores was a former drug addict, with a conviction for armed robbery in his native Bolivia, who has lived in Mexico for 17 years.

Mr Flores, who is also a singer, said he had gone to Cancun to preach.

"I was a despicable drug addict, but Christ freed me a few years ago," he sings in one video posted on YouTube.

Other videos show him shooting at a coin he throws in the air.

'Scary moments'


Mexican armed police stormed the plane and initially made several arrests
An official told the BBC while the hijacking was taking place that President Calderon had been on his way to the airport.


Mexican media broadcast live images of the drama unfolding as the plane sat at the end of the runway and passengers were seen disembarking and being led away.

Passenger Rocio Garcia told the Televisa TV network that the crew announced the plane was being hijacked when it landed in Mexico City.

"These were scary moments," she said.

"My whole life flashed before me," said another passenger, Maria Fernanda Vega.



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It's not that you couldn't have guessed before...


(Yesterday at Stuttgart airport, no-one injured)
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Hah that's funny! The airline is called Contact air..........
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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:48 AM   #36
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Well, this thread had no recent activity, until yesterday...

In the Mexican state of Michoacan, yesterday, a military Cessna fell in the mountains, after a failed emergency landing attempt... All 3 soldiers on board died...
The note, in Spanish... Sorry, i couldn't find it in Spanish...

Mueren tres soldados por desplome de aeronave
Según Protección Civil estatal, la avioneta no estalló cuando sobrevolaba la Sierra de Queréndaro, en Michoacán, sino que se intentó un aterrizaje forzoso

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Morelia, Mich. Viernes 02 de octubre de 2009

Carlos Mandujano, director de Protección Civil de Michoacán, confirmó el deceso de tres militares por el desplome de la avioneta Cessna que cayó en la Sierra de Queréndaro.
El funcionario estatal confirmó que la aeronave no estalló, sino que se intentó un aterrizaje forzoso. En la avioneta se encuentran dos de los tres cadáveres prensados, pues uno más salió disparado.

Previamente, el Ejército confirmó que cinco militares viajaban a bordo de la aeronave.


http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/630688.html


And today, another Cessna, now in the state of Guanajuato, also crashed down 500 meters away from Del Bajio Airport after departing from it, with 2 of the 3 people on board dead...

The note, again in Spanish... My apologies...

Dos muertos al caer avioneta en Guanajuato
La nave, del tipo Cessna, se desplomó esta mañana al parecer por una falla mecánica a unos 500 metros del Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato; el piloto y un tripulante perdieron la vida

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El piloto y un tripulante murieron y otro hombre resulto herido al desplomarse una avioneta tipo Cessna esta mañana a 500 metros de la pista del Aeropuerto Internacional de Guanajuato, en los campos de la comunidad Mezquite de Sotelo, a corta distancia del Puerto Interior de Guanajuato.

La nave cayó esta mañana al parecer por una falla mecánica, informó la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública Municipal.

Personal de seguridad detalló que la avioneta con matricula XBCGU despegó a las 10.30 de la mañana del Aeropuerto rumbo a Toluca, y segundos después dio dos vueltas de retornó a la pista, pero en la segunda se clavó.

La policía informó que falleció el capitán Francisco Javier Martínez Solís y uno de los tripulantes que no ha sido identificado y el lesionado es Alfredo Vázquez Hernández, quien fue traslado al servicio de urgencias a un hospital de León.



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6 survive plane crash off Corsica

AJACCIO: French authorities rescued six people who survived in the Mediterranean Sea for more than five hours Monday after their small plane crashed off the coast of Corsica, officials said.

The first two survivors were found thanks to a distress beacon and were plucked from the choppy sea by a helicopter. They were treated for hypothermia at a beach before being taken to hospital, a medical source said.

A third person was rescued later by an army helicopter.

The last three survivors were found at 10:00 pm near a lifeboat that was dropped by a reconnaissance aircraft, according to the rescue operations centre in the Corsican city of Ajaccio.

The plane was flying from Propriano in southern Corsica to the French Riviera city of Cannes when it crashed in the sea in the Gulf of Porto.

The pilot, who is in his 50s, reported engine failure to air control and announced he would try to land in the sea one hour after take-off, officials said.

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Sea landings are very hard to make successfully. Flying a plane at high speeds and hitting water is like banging against a concrete wall.
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'09, quite a bad year in aviation...
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Sea landings are very hard to make successfully. Flying a plane at high speeds and hitting water is like banging against a concrete wall.
True that...but there have been a few successes too like that one on Hudson river or even the Ethiopian jet that was hijacked.

Small planes are in some sense more easy to land (less momentum at impact?). Nonetheless, these guys are extremely lucky to have survived.
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