Aviation Safety News: Week 18/2019
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In this series, I will show you up to 5 accidents, incidents or other Aviation Safety related news that happened over the last week. Stories that might be too small for an own topic, but still interesting. Out of respect and common sense, this series will only include accidents where no human lives were lost. Also, if an incident appeared in an own topic, I will try not to mention it here again. My apologies if I miss something that has already been posted.
April 30, 2019
|Type||Cessna FR 172J & Tecnam P2008JC|
|Airline||Private & LOT Flight Academy|
|Registration||SP-KML & SB-LFB|
|Location||Piotrków Trybunalski Airport, Poland|
An experienced pilot accidentally hit an empty LOT Flight Academy training aircraft while preparing his Cessna for takeoff. The pilot was injured. It is reported that he didn’t use the correct procedures that lead to the accidental launch.
A Soft Touch
|Type||Boeing 737-700 & Boeing 737-300|
|Airline||Ryanair & Jet2|
|Registration||EI-SEV & G-GDFB|
|Location||East Midlands Airport, United Kingdom|
A Ryanair 737-700 was taxiing after landing when its right-hand wing tip contacted the tail of a parked 737-300 operated by Jet2. Both planes were damaged, but no injuries were reported. The Ryanair 737-700 was able to leave East Midlands again the day after on its regular schedule. The Jet2 737-300 is still parked at the airport.
May 2, 2019
|Type||Boeing 737-800 & Boeing 777-200ER|
|Airline||T’way Air & Alitalia|
|Registration||HL8021 & EI-DBM|
|Location||Near Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan|
A Boeing 737-800 operated by T’Way Air was en route from Seoul to Tokyo when it suffered severe turbulence while approaching Narita Airport. The airplane managed to land safely. However, a cabin crew member broke his/her right ankle. Shortly after this incident, an Alitalia Boeing 777-200ER arriving from Rome, Italy, suffered severe turbulence as well. Three cabin crew members were injured during that process. The airplane made a safe landing in Tokyo, and one of the injured was taken to the hospital. Luckily, the seatbelt sign was on during the time of the incident.
Car Crash with a Plane
|Location||Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia|
A truck driver who reportedly fell asleep or lost consciousness fell asleep while driving around at Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport. He crashed into an empty parked Nordwind Airlines A321 and suffered injuries during the crash. The plane was damaged and is still on the ground in Moscow.
May 3, 2019
History Forced to Land
|Type||Douglas C-47A (DC-3C)|
|Location||Near Hay River Airport, Canada|
Buffalo Airways and its old planes are legendary. They were featured in the History Television Show “Ice Pilots.” Over the years, the airline had a couple of incidents. The last one now occurred on May 3rd, 2019 when a Douglas DC-3 suffered an engine failure and force-landed outside Hay River. Two crew were on board; both were uninjured. Sadly. The airframe was damaged beyond repair though.
Last Weeks Episode
Happy landings and a safe week!