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11 August 2018

List of aircraft crashes involving non-pilots stealing an aircraft

11 August 2018

On August 10, 2018, a DHC-8-400 aircraft crashed after being stolen from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, Washington, USA, by an airline ground-service agent. The ASN Safety Database shows there have been several cases in which aircraft crashed after being taken on an illegal flight. The following is a list of specific cases involving non-pilots stealing an aircraft*: 13 […]

Horizon Air DHC-8-402Q stolen by ground-service agent from Seattle; crashed at Ketron Island

11 August 2018

A Horizon Air DHC-8-402Q was stolen by a 29-year old airline ground-service agent from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). The aircraft crashed at Ketron Island, killing the ‘pilot’.

Boeing 787-8 wingtip rips off APU cover of parked Boeing 777-300 at Istanbul-Atatürk Airport

9 August 2018

The wingtip of a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787-8 ripped off the APU cover of a parked Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 at Istanbul-Atatürk Airport.

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan hits wall after runway excursion at Lalgarh, India

8 August 2018

Preliminary report: ATR 72-600 lands at closed Sintang Airport, Indonesia

7 August 2018

NTSC Indonesia issued a preliminary report on an ATR 72-600 that landed at the old, closed, Sintang Airport, Indonesia. The pilot was not briefed on the new airport that opened two months earlier.

AIB Saudi Arabia says Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 attempted takeoff from taxiway at Riyadh

6 August 2018

AIB Saudi Arabia says the Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 that suffered an excursion incident at Riyadha attempted a takeoff from the taxiway and subsequently overran.

Preliminary report: Cessna 208B hit trees on approach to Nabire Airport (and landed safely!)

5 August 2018

NTSC Indonesia issued a preliminary report on the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan that hit trees on approach to Nabire Airport (and landed safely!).

A Junkers Ju-52/3m of Ju-Air impacted a mountainside in Switzerland, killing 20

4 August 2018

A Junkers Ju-52/3m of Ju-Air, built in 1939, impacted the slope of the Piz Segnas mountain in Switzerland.

NTSB on Burnet DC-3 accident: no flight control locks found installed, tailwheel correctly locked

3 August 2018

An initial NTSB report on the Burnet DC-3 takeoff accident says the tailwheel was correctly locked and no evidence of any flight control locks was found installed.

Boeing 737-800 suffers runway excursion after aborted takeoff at Riyadh Airport, Saudi Arabia

3 August 2018

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 suffered runway excursion after an aborted takeoff at Riyadh Airport, Saudi Arabia.