Dassault Falcon 20F, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 3, 2011–The twinjet was damaged when it struck a utility pole after rolling off a taxiway and down an embankment at Newnan Coweta County Airport. According to reports, the pilot (who was uninjured in the accident) was taxiing the Mexican-registered twinjet to maintenance when the brakes apparently failed.
Aviation International News » November 2011
Robinson R66, Philip, S.D., Oct. 1, 2011–The light helicopter was destroyed and its owner/pilot was killed when the aircraft crashed in a pasture following an apparent in-flight breakup, according to the NTSB. The debris from the accident was spread over 15 acres and the main rotor was found approximately 500 feet from the fuselage wreckage. The flight had originated in Gillette, Wyo.
Hawker Beechcraft Beech 99A, Cap Haitien, Haiti, Sept. 20, 2011–The Haitian-registered aircraft, operated by Salsa d’Haiti, was substantially damaged when it crashed into a field during heavy rain at the conclusion of a scheduled passenger flight from Port au Prince to Cap Haitien International Airport. The two crewmembers and the lone passenger were killed. The Haitian government is investigating the accident.
Mitsubishi MU-2B-25, Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 28, 2011–While landing at Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field at the conclusion of a Part 91 flight, the turboprop twin suffered structural damage to its forward pressure vessel when its nosegear collapsed just after touchdown. The pilot and two passengers were uninjured.
Bell 412SP, Ropang District, Indonesia, Sept. 25, 2011–The Indonesian-registered medium-twin helicopter was 26 minutes into a charter cargo flight to a remote mining site when it disappeared. The substantially damaged wreckage was found the next day in the jungle, along with the bodies of both crewmembers. The Indonesian government is conducting the investigation.
Cessna 550 Citation II, Manhuaçu, Brazil, Oct. 7, 2011–While landing just before dusk at Manhuaçu-Elias Breder Airport, the twinjet ran off the 3,840-foot runway after the brakes failed during rollout, according to reports. The pilot steered the airplane into a neighboring field, where the nosegear collapsed.
Hawker Beechcraft 1900D, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 25, 2011–After a sightseeing flight around Mount Everest, the turboprop twin crashed into a hillside in the Kathmandu Valley while on approach to Kathmandu-Tribhuvan International Airport. According to reports, weather at the time of the accident was overcast with low clouds and the Buddha Air-operated 1900D burst into flames on impact.
Garrett, a supplier of Italian upholstery leather, has introduced Shagarett–“the only full-grain, stingray-embossed Italian leather available in full hide sizes with no unsightly plate lines.”
Based on a memorandum of understanding with Metrojet of Hong Kong, Flying Colours of Peterborough, Ontario, will open a base of operation in the region that will focus on interior refurbishment for a range midsize to large-cabin business jets, including models from Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream.
Edelman Leather is offering “authentic woven leather, the best of Italy.” According to the New Milford, Conn.-based leather provider, the woven collection reflects old-world techniques and comes in four patterns–Classic, Alessi, Balla and Arturo. It is also available in three of Edelman’s finer leathers–Luxe, Artisan and Napoli. Optional is the Texas Weave, originally developed for a Dallas client.