Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2018

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Post by Passenger » 28 Sep 2018, 08:02

"...A Boeing 737-800 operated by Air Niugini came to rest in a lagoon during an attempted landing at Weno-Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia. The aircraft landed in the water about 145 metres off shore. All occupants were rescued. Air Nuigini Flight 37 had departed Pohnpei Airport, Micronesia on a flight to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with an en route stop at Weno-Chuuk International Airport..."

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https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20180928-0

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https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plan ... -33024.htm

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Post by luchtzak » 28 Sep 2018, 08:54

Passenger wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 08:02
"...A Boeing 737-800 operated by Air Niugini came to rest in a lagoon during an attempted landing at Weno-Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia. The aircraft landed in the water about 145 metres off shore. All occupants were rescued. Air Nuigini Flight 37 had departed Pohnpei Airport, Micronesia on a flight to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, with an en route stop at Weno-Chuuk International Airport..."

Source - more info:
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20180928-0

aircraft:
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plan ... -33024.htm
Bill Haynes, a passenger on board, explains what happened: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... micronesia

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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 28 Sep 2018, 09:25

According to the Air Niugini Press Statement it was not an overshoot.
Not that it makes much difference though, they ended up in the drink anyhow, but they landed short of the runway.
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Approach over sea or flat, featureless terrain can be tricky if no PAPI is available.

Chuuk Airport is the ideal place to practice this.
Just Touch and Go, Touch and Go, ...
Sort of Chuuk-Chuuk training.

Sorry, just couldn't resist. :lol:
Glad they all came out safely.

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Post by 737MAX » 28 Sep 2018, 10:15

... but the runway is not too short. 1831m is definitely short, but perfectly possible with a 737-800.

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Post by luchtzak » 28 Sep 2018, 10:24

UPDATE: Air Niugini flight #PX73 lost height shortly before landing on runway 04 at Chuuk Airport, Micronesia (PTTK) and ended up in the water. All 47 on board escaped and were rescued. The weather deteriorated before landing.

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Post by Vic Diesel » 28 Sep 2018, 10:55

They must have interpreted "drop-off straight to the beach" a bit too strictly...
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Post by Passenger » 28 Sep 2018, 11:30

The flight had to divert the previous evening, when PX-72 POM-TKK diverted to PNI. Then in the morning, the same aircraft repositionned as PX-73 from PNI to TKK = end destination PX-72.

Aircraft:
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/p2-pxe

Diversion flight on the 27th - the dotted line is computer generated by FR24. The aircraft probably attempted to land at TKK first (my guess):
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... e#1e02309a

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Post by galaxy » 28 Sep 2018, 23:59

F-35 crashes for the first time

" The U.S. military suffered its first crash of an F-35 aircraft in the 17 year history of the high-profile fighter jet program, the same day the Pentagon announced it had struck a deal with defense contractor Lockheed Martin to drive down costs for the next batch of planes to a historical low.
The crash of the Marine Corps variant of the F-35, known as the F-35B Lightning II, occurred Friday at 11:45 a.m. outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina, according to the Marine Corps. The service did not give a suspected cause for the crash, saying the incident remained under investigation.
“The U.S. Marine pilot safely ejected from the single-seat aircraft and is currently being evaluated by medical personnel,” the Marines said in a statement. “There were no civilian injuries.”
The aircraft, which cost more than $100 million, belonged to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, which trains Marine pilots for combat with the F-35. "

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... a8729c963a

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Post by luchtzak » 29 Sep 2018, 09:01

Air Niugini now confirm 1 person is missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash ...

http://aviationtribune.com/safety/air-n ... icronesia/

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Post by luchtzak » 30 Sep 2018, 00:08

luchtzak wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 09:01
Air Niugini now confirm 1 person is missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash ...

http://aviationtribune.com/safety/air-n ... icronesia/

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Post by Passenger » 01 Oct 2018, 18:53

luchtzak wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 09:01
Air Niugini now confirm 1 person is missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash ...
http://aviationtribune.com/safety/air-n ... icronesia/
Sadly, his body has been found.

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Post by Passenger » 03 Oct 2018, 22:06

luchtzak wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 12:33
Caught on camera:

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/stat ... 81/video/1

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Re: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2018

Post by sn26567 » 14 Oct 2018, 18:18

A small single-engine Cessna plane kills three people (2 adults and a child) and injures 8 more after crashing into a crowd at an airfield near Fulda in the German state of Hesse.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Four passengers in the plane have been taken to a hospital.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45858270
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 14 Oct 2018, 19:39

((sorry for nit-picking)) make that "Four occupants" - C172 has four seats, and we may hope and trust there was a pilot, leaving room for only 3 passengers.

That said, and more to the point: this airfield, with its rich history, is not the easiest to fly into, as I understand. The runway has a bit of slope, so that landings are only on 24 and take-off is only from 06. Was 160 HP sufficient, with 4 people on board, on a relatively hot day? As I read the media, the pilot tried to go around on landing and couldn't make it work - RIP.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=216255

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Re: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2018

Post by Passenger » 11 Nov 2018, 21:26

Separate topic for that Air Astana ERJ-190, loss of flight controls:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=64741

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Post by sn26567 » 18 Nov 2018, 12:03

A World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane crashed in Texas during a re-enactment show. The two people on board died. RIP.

https://www.aviation24.be/miscellaneous ... -two-dead/
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