Fiery Henan Airlines Crash Kills 42
CHINA——Aug 24th 2010. A Henan Airlines Embraer ERJ-190 flying from Harbin with 91 passengers (including 5 children) and 5 crew was attempting to land at the year old Yichun airport when the plane overran the runway. The plane split on impact, exploded, and burst into flames. 53 people were rescued, three of whom with serious injuries. Ten survivors were transferred to Yichun Rehabilitation Hospital, which has burn specialists. eight survivors were taken to Yichun Forestry Hospital. Yichun airport is not supposed to operate at night...Read More
Pakistan: AirBlue Airbus Crash Kills All Aboard
ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani passenger plane crashed into the hills surrounding Islamabad on Wednesday morning and officials said all 152 people on board -- including two Americans -- were killed. The Airbus A321, operated by Airblue, a private aviation service, was arriving from Karachi and trying to land in Islamabad in a heavy monsoon downpour. It crashed in the nearby Margalla hills. Television footage of the fiery crash site showed fog and smoke rising from the mountains. Burning wreckage of the fuselage, wings and engines was scattered across the forest floor, and twisted metal parts hung from trees. Although there were initial reports of five injured survivors being transported for medical treatment, the chairman of the Islamabad's Capital Development Authority, Imtiaz Inayat Ali, later said that all 146 passengers and six crew members were killed. Read More
Air India's Boeing 737 overshot the hilltop runway, struck an antenna, and hurtled through the perimeter, bursting into flames at the foot of a ravine. There were up to eight survivors of the 137 adult passengers, 23 children, and 6 crew. A few survivors jumped or fell through where the antenna pierced the plane. Rescue workers battled with a blackened tangle of aircraft wreckage through the night attempting rescue, with a large crowd of gawkers freely wandering the crash scene before anyone began a search for the black boxes. Read more...
93 passengers and 11 crew 105 reported fatalities-Tripoli, May 12, 2010 94 passengers and 11 crew died today while landing at Tripoli International Airport. The airport has no instrument landing system. The Airbus had completed 1,600 flight hours and 420 flights at the time of the crash. The aircraft, MSN1024, came off the production line in September. One child may have survived to be taken to the hospital. The details are sketchy at best, but the shattered wreckage is strewn across the ground..
The site of the Ethiopian Boeing crash is 2 miles west of the coastal village of Na’ameh. Fifty-four passengers were Lebanese, 22 Ethiopian, two were British and there were also Canadian, Russian, French, Iraqi and Syrian nationals. A Cypriot police helicopter has joined the Lebanese army in the search for survivors, and two U.N. helicopters are on the scene.Investigative crews sort through baby sandals, and airplane parts drifting ashore. People are questioning why the flight was not delayed due to the storm raging at the time of takeoff. Read More
9 Die in Hudson River Crash
A Liberty Tours Eurocopter AS 350 helicoptor with 5 tourists and a pilot aboard appears to have been struck by a Piper PA-32 registered to LCA Partnership in Fort Washington, Pa. Aboard the plane was the pilot and 2 passengers (including a child). At the time of the crash, the helicopter and plane scenario was described as "confetti raining down." Rescue services were on hand but no survivors were found. Two bodies have been recovered so far. The official circumstances and cause of the accident will not be released by the NTSB for many months, possibly years. Read more...
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BUFFALO, New York --Continental Express flight carrying 48 people from Newark to Buffalo crashed into a house about five miles from Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Thursday night, killing 49 people, including one on the ground. Read more
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