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Runway incursion incident at Hong Kong; A330 aborts takeoff when B747 crosses active runway
22 September 2017

Runway incursion incident at Hong Kong; A330 aborts takeoff when B747 crosses active runway

All 4 on board survive runway excursion accident of Cessna 650 Citation VII at Istanbul-Atatürk Airport

Incident: Wizz Air Airbus A320 returns to Keflavik, Iceland after electronic cigarette fire

Russia: Loss of directional control causes ATR 72 runway excursion at Tomsk Airport

Accident: Services Air Antonov An-26 runway excursion after forced landing Goma Airport, DRC

Four Antonov An-2 accidents in Russia and Venezuela in four days

Over a period of four days, four Antonov An-2 aircraft were involved in accidents in Russia and Venezuela.

On September 2, an An-2T impacted the ground during a display flight at an airshow at Chornoye Airport, killing both pilots.

Also, on September 2, an Antonov TR-301 (An-2 mono-plane and turbine conversion) force landed near the village of Turinskaya Sloboda.

On September 4, an aircraft operated by Aéreo Transporte La Montaña flipped over when landing at La Paragua Airport. Damage was substantial, but there were no fatalities.

On September 5, an aircraft of an unknown operator crashed at Playa Linda in Bolivar State, Venezuela, killing a passenger.


Air India Express Boeing 737-800 taxied into concrete water drain at Cochin Airport, India

U.K. Airprox Board releases details on 13 drone near-miss incidents

The U.K. Airprox Board in it’s monthly report released details on thirteen drone near-miss incidents in the United Kingdom, two being rated ‘risk of collision’.

The events that were judged to be a risk of collision were:

15 June 2017
The air traffic controller at Farnborough Airport reported that an inbound Dassault Falcon 900 jet reported a drone on 3.5 mile final. He reported passing it at 1300ft and it was about 100ft
to the right of the plane. The aircraft continued the approach and landed safely. On landing the crew described the drone as about 40cm in diameter and gold coloured.

15 June 2017
The pilot of a British Airways Airbus A320 reported approaching Gatwick on the RW26L ILS in good visibility with the sun setting. The First Officer, who was Pilot Monitoring saw an object in his peripheral vision, just above and to the right of the aircraft. He initially thought it was another aircraft but looked out of the side window to see a flat black object pass just down the right side of the aircraft, very slightly above their level. It appeared to pass close to the wingtip and noticeably increased in apparent size as separation reduced. The First Officer informed the Captain he had just seen a drone and also informed ATC. The drone passed at a separation of 50 ft vertical, 50 m horizontal.


More information:

Accident: Antonov An-2 crashed following a barrel roll at an air show near Moscow, Russia

Accident: Antonov 26 runway excursion after landing at Maban Airstrip, South Sudan