On August 5, 2021 a DeHavilland Beaver seaplane operated by Southeast Aviation out of Ketchikan, crashed in the mountains approximately 8 miles northeast of Ketchikan while on a Misty Fjords National Monument scenic flight.
The causes of heli-ski accidents are numerous, and many, if not most, are preventable. Helicopter performance criteria are reduced by the higher mountain altitude where the air is thinner and the heavy load of skiers and their ski gear.
“Heavy rain should not bring down an aircraft, and certainly not an aircraft at 10,000 feet.”
On November 11, 2020, a Cessna 177 RG, lost engine power and collided with trees near the runway at Whidbey Air Park (W10), in Langley, Washington. Tragically, all on board were killed in the collision.
While a majority of seaplane activity occurs in the Northwest and Alaska, the rest of the country still experiences fatal seaplane accidents. That is just what occurred on October 4, 2020, in Queens New York. The Cessna 182 seaplane was moving fast and apparently...
Tragedy struck the Kozhikode as a B738 overran the runway over the weekend. Indian social media was quick to call the pilot a decorated hero who saved an aircraft with damaged gear and low fuel. However, as the investigation continues, it looks like none of the above...
the recent spike in midair collisions, including three accidents in July, leaves many wondering why do mid-air accidents still happen, and who’s responsible for them.
In three weeks, there have been three deadly mid-air collisions between commercial operators and general aviation aircraft. It is an unprecedented series of avoidable accidents in a year where the FAA mandated technology that should make this less common. The accident...
The 4th of July holiday weekend is one of the busier times of the year for general aviation. Unfortunately, this also means that there are often tragedies that mar the festivities.