Door Bursts Open During Flight Carrying Argentenian Soccer Team

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A flight carrying Argentina’s soccer team, Racing de Avellaneda–just months after the plane carrying the Columbian soccer team crashed–had its emergency doors burst open during takeoff.

The moment was captured on video and it can be found here.

The captain quickly aborted takeoff while nearby passengers rushed to hold the door open. To current knowledge, no one was hurt during the incident.

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Investigation Sheds New Light on the 2015 Southeast Alaska Crash

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The details surrounding a small plane that crashed near Ketchikan, Alaska, which killed all nine aboard, has unveiled new clues as to what caused the fatal accident.

An investigation run by the NTSB discovered the pilot of the plane had a conflicting track-record. Some colleagues of the pilot state the individual was a vigilant; others knew him as careless.

The scheduler of the fateful flight is also in question. Reports claim the flight scheduler was ill-prepared to plan the flight path.

The wreckage of a flightseeing plane operated by Promech Air that crashed near Ketchikan on June 25, 2015. (NTSB)

This investigation is ongoing and Friedman Rubin will continue to monitor this accident. For an update on accidents, please visit the NTSB’s directory:

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/aviation.aspx

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Investigation on U of M Basketball Team Flight Reveals Possible Cause

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The NTSB has discovered the Boeing MD-83 which carried the University of Michigan basketball team but aborted takeoff may have had mechanical issues.

The report describes that “…when investigators tried to move the elevator surfaces by hand, the left elevator moved normally, but the right elevator was jammed in a trailing edge-down position (airplane nose down).”

The elevator controls the pitch of the airplane, which is crucial during takeoff maneuvers. Damage to the right elevator may have contributed to the aborted takeoff, ejecting the plane off the runway. Friedman Rubin will continue to monitor this story.

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University of Michigan Student Still Missing From Plane Crash

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A University of Michigan graduate student is still missing after the student’s plane crashed in Northern Ontario. The plane was discovered out of fuel and destroyed without the student’s body present in the wreckage.

The student was last seen when he rented the Cessna 172 from University of Michigan Flyers Inc.

The plane that crashed was a Cessna 172.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada and the University of Michigan police continue their investigation of the incident and search for the student. We will monitor developments as they come.

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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All Passengers Survive South Supreme Airline Crash

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All 49 passengers survived a crash in Sudan aboard a South Supreme Airline flight during its landing attempt at Wau Airport.

A witness on scene proclaimed, “The plane touched down and then jumped up again. The pilot couldn’t control it.”

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14 individuals so far have been rushed to a local hospital for treatment but are in stable condition. According to an engineer on site, weather may have played a factor into the crash. Friedman Rubin will continue to monitor this crash

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Canada Mid-Air Collision Kills One, Injures Three

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A mid-air plane crash over a shopping mall in Canada has killed one and injured three. Bystanders saw the plane collide over the air, causing one of the plane to crash in the parking lot, the other in the roof of the mall.

One of the pilots in the crash was killed, while the other is in the hospital. The status of the other individual is unknown. We will monitor this accident for updates. For an article on this incident, please visit here.

Emergency services on the scene of a small plane crash near Montreal.

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New Mexico Military Plane Crash Kills 3

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Three service members were killed after a military plane crashed in New Mexico. The members were amid a training exercise flight when the plane crashed.

“Right now, we’re working to secure all of the data from the wreckage and the documentation that went into the preparation and conduct of that sortie,” the commander of the members said.

This frame grab from video supplied by KFDA-TV shows investigators looking over the broken fuselage of an Air Force plane Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Clovis, N.M. The Air Force says three service members were killed when the single-engine reconnaissance and surveillance plane crashed in eastern New Mexico during a training flight. (KFDA-TV via AP) Photo: AP / KFDA-TV

The aircraft involved was a U-28A, typically used for intelligence and reconnaissance missions. The NTSB has a directory for families affected by plane crashes here.

For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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Headphone Batteries Catch Fire and Injure Passenger

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A pair of headphone batteries that caught fire aboard a flight from Beijing to Australia has injured a passenger. Two hours into the flight, the sleeping passenger awoke to her headphones on fire. “As I went to turn around I felt burning on my face,” the passenger claimed.

The women threw her headphones onto the ground, where it then shot sparks and flames, melting into the gallery floor.

A passenger on an international flight, pictured, said her headphones caught on fire midflight.

The Australia’s transportation board stated the batteries were the likely culprit. For an article on this incident, please visit here.

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One Injured After De-Icing Truck and Plane Collide at Airport

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An Alaska Airline plane collided with a de-icing truck at Logan International Airport in Boston. The plane’s left wing tip had come into contact with the truck’s bucket, causing the truck to tip over.

The truck driver was hospitalized but his injuries are unknown. No one on the plane was injured.

Passengers on the flight were heading to San Diego but needed to have their flight rescheduled. For an article on this incident, please visit here.

For aviation accident news, the NTSB keeps track of the aviation accidents here:  https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/AccidentReports.aspx

Friedman Rubin represents people injured or killed in airline and helicopter crashes, please visit here for more information.

Maintenance Issues Blamed for FireFighter Plane Crash

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Maintenance issues are at fault for the firefighter plane crash that occurred in October 2013, killing pilot David Black.

Deputy State Coroner Magistrate Derek Lee discounted the role of pilot error in the accident, stating Black was “well-respected and highly regarded for his professionalism, fairness and work ethic”.

The coroner, moreover, stated the plane suffered from “Fatigue cracks had formed in the lug at locations corresponding to the location of the corrosion pitting … when the crack reaches a critical size the remaining material is unable to withstand the applied stress and … rapidly fractures.”

A small plane sitting on the tarmac.

Reportedly these cracks were not detected during the aircraft’s inspection process. For an article on this incident, please visit here. Friedman Rubin will continue to track this accident as updates come.

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