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Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 crash lands at Georgetown

Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-23N N524AT (msn 30233) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 944269.

Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 from Georgetown, Guyana to Toronto this morning returned to Georgetown due to a “technical problem”.

Ex-ATA Airlines Boeing 757-23N N524AT (msn 30233) was being operated by Fly Jamaica on the flight.

The crew declared an emergency. On landing at Georgetown Cheddi Jagan International Airport, N524AT suffered significant damage.

According to the airport, the flight was carrying 120 passengers and eight crew members. Six people were injured and are being treated at Diamond Hospital. Injures are not life threatening.

Photo: Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

The airline issued this statement:

Top Copyright Photo: Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-23N N524AT (msn 30233) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 944269.

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Sydney Seaplanes DHC-2 Beaver crashes, 6 dead, operations suspended

Sydney Seaplanes de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, registration VH-NOO, crashed at Cowan Creek 30 km (18.5 miles) north of Sydney at about 3.15 pm local time on December 31, 2017. Five passengers and one crew member died in the crash.

The company issued this statement:

From Aaron Shaw, CEO

Statement from Sydney Seaplanes regarding the aircraft incident at the Hawkesbury River, December 31, 2017

Yesterday there was a tragic accident involving one of Sydney Seaplanes aircraft in the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. As we know all six people on the flight (5 passengers and 1 pilot) have lost their lives.

All at Sydney Seaplanes are deeply shocked by this incident and the resulting loss of life. We wish to pass on our heartfelt condolences to the Bowden and Cousins families and the family of our pilot Gareth Morgan who were tragically killed.

Gareth had worked for Sydney Seaplanes on two occasions, the first from 2011 to 2014, after which he went to fly seaplanes in the Maldives. He then returned to working for us in May 2017. He was an extremely experienced pilot, with over 10,000 hours total time, of which approximately 9,000 hours was seaplane time. On a personal level he was deeply respected and liked by me and all of the team here as a man and as a pilot. He flew my family and I to Palm Beach just before Christmas.

I have spoken to Gareth’s parents, who live in Canada and offered our deepest sympathies and we will support them in any way we can.

We are devastated by both Gareth’s loss and that of the Bowden and Cousins families.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the NSW Police and all that were involved in the recovery yesterday, this would have been a harrowing task and we are extremely grateful to them for their work.

Aaron Shaw
Managing Director
Sydney Seaplanes

Update: Sydney Seaplanes has suspended all operations since the deadly crash.

All photos by Sydney Seaplanes.

 

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Nature Air Cessna Grand Caravan crashes in Costa Rica, 12 dead

Nature Air Cessna 208B Grand Caravan registered as TI-BEI (msn 208B0900) crashed on takeoff from Punta Islita, Costa Rica on December 31, 2017 with 10 passengers (all from the USA) and two crew members. The aircraft crashed and burned in a wooded area. All on board died in the crash. The aircraft was bound for San Jose. TI-BEI was painted in one of the distinct original art tails (Sergio Morera):

All crash photos by El Ministerio de Seguridad Pública of Costa Rica. All others by Nature Air.

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West Wind Aviation’s flight 280 crashes on takeoff in Saskatchewan

West Wind Aviation ATR 42-320 C-GWEA (msn 240) crashed on December 13, 2017 after takeoff 1 km from Fond-du-Lac Airport, Saskatchewan, Canada. All 22 passengers and three crew members on board were rescued but there were some reported injuries.

C-GWEA was being operated on flight WEW 280 to Stony Rapids.

Read more from CBC: CLICK HERE

Established in 1983, West Wind Aviation operates scheduled flights throughout Saskatchewan.

West Wind Aviation operates from bases in Saskatoon, La Ronge and Stony Rapids, as well as in satellite locations in northern Saskatchewan. With our diverse fleet of aircraft, we can accommodate a broad range of passenger and cargo needs.

West Wind Aviation is proud to be First Nations and Employee-owned.  Athabasca Basin Development, who represents the seven communities in the Athabasca Basin, is the majority shareholder with 65% of the organization.  The Prince Albert Development Corporation has held 22% of the organization since 2002. 

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West Atlantic’s CRJ200 SE-DUX crashes in the border region of Sweden and Norway, 2 crew members dead

West Air Europe Cargo (West Atlantic Group) Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) SE-DUX (msn 7010) OSL (Gunter Mayer). Image: 930938.

West Atlantic Cargo Airlines (West Air Europe-Sweden) (West Atlantic Group) (Gothenburg, Sweden) Bombardier (Canadair) CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) with the registration of SE-DUX (msn 7010) late on January 8 with two pilots was operating flight SWN 294 between Oslo and Tromso, Norway, crashed in the mountainous border region of Norway and Sweden. The crew members declared an emergency and disappeared from radar. The jetliner impacted a mountain northwest of Lake Akkajaure in Lapplandsfjällen near the Norwegian border. There were no survivors.

West Atlantic was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Operations are performed all over Europe.

The company issued this statement:

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The aircraft departed Oslo on route to Tromsö and declared mayday at 23:31 (January 8) whereby the Swedish and Norwegian search and rescue teams were notified. The crash site was located at 03:10 (January 9) near the Norwegian border by the Lake Akkajaure in the Swedish Lapplandsfjällen by air rescue services with support from Hovedredningssentralen in Norway.

The search has been taken over by the Swedish police which are on their way to the accident site. The internal process is coordinated by the Company’s Emergency Response Team.

Route
Flight no: SWN 294
Route: Oslo – Tromsö
Crew members on board: 2
Type of freight: General freight / Post

Aircraft
Registration: SE-DUX
Aircraft Type: Bombardier CRJ200 PF
Year of manufacture: 1993
Manufacturer’s serial number: 7010
Hours flown since manufactured: 38 601:49
Total flight cycles since manufactured: 31 036

West Atlantic Sweden AB has operated the aircraft since 2007 and flown approximately 10,000 hours.

Crew
Age: Captain 42, First Officer 34
Employed with the company: 2011 and 2008
Flight hours: Captain 2 050 hours on type, total hours 3 173
First officer: 900 hours on type, total hours 3 050

Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer/AirlinersGallery.com. SE-DUX arrives at Oslo before the tragic accident.

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Bush Air Cargo’s N777YA makes a hard landing in Alaska

Crash landed on November 22, 2015 at McGrath, AK

Bush Air Cargo‘s (Anchorage and Palmer, AK) pictured Douglas C-47B-DK (DC-3) N777YA (msn 25634) “Arctic Liner” made a hard landing at the Nixon Fork Mine in McGrath, Alaska.

According the the FAA initial report for the November 22, 2015 incident, the crew of N777YA “on landing struck a snow berm and the landing gear went through the wing at Nixon Fork Mine in McGrath, Alaska”.

There were no injuries to the two crew members on board but the fate of the “Arctic Liner” is probably not good.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N777YA taxies to the runway at Palmer, AK before the incident.

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MetroJet Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ crashes in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, 224 dead

MetroJet (Kogalymavia dba) (Moscow-Domodedovo) Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ (msn 663) while operating flight KGL 9268 from Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to St. Petersburg, Russia with 217 passengers and seven crew members was climbing after departing Sharm el Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on October 31, 2015. The crew told ATC they had technical problems. The flight was reported to be at 31,000 feet when it disappeared from the radar screens after 23 minutes of flight. The scattered wreckage was located by military forces in the mountains of the Sinai near Al Arish on the Mediterranean Sea. There are now reports of bodies being recovered. The Russian Embassy in Cairo is now reporting all on board have died in the tragic crash.

The airframe was originally delivered to MEA as F-OHMP on May 27, 1997 and has served with Onur Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Kolavia.

Read more for CNN: CLICK HERE

As more information is received we will update this report.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 EI-ETJ (msn 663) taxies at Antalya, Turkey before the tragic crash.