Serious runway incursion.
PICs: ATP, Part 91 and Unreported, Part 91.
BUR (Burbank CA).
Boeing 737/Cessna 172.
Prelim report (no injuries).

On 04-19-10, a serious runway incursion occurred when a Boeing 737 landed on Runway 8 at BUR (Burbank CA) and a Cessna 172 completed a touch-and-go on Rwy 15. According to the NTSB report, the aircraft came within 200 ft vertically and 10 ft horizontally of each other. Weather conditions at the time were clear skies and visibility greater than 10 sm.

Dual engine power loss.
PIC: ATP, Part 91.
RUH (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia).
Boeing 737-300.
Prelim report (no injuries).

The crew of a Boeing 737-300 operated under Part 91 experienced a power loss in both engines shortly after takeoff from RUH (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) on 04-24-10. As the aircraft departed Rwy 33 the crew declared an emergency and immediately returned to the airport. The crew and passengers were uninjured and the aircraft received only minor damage.

Rope entangles rotor mast.
PIC: Comm, Part 133.
Newfane VT. MD369E.
Prelim report (1 injured).

A McDonnell Douglas 369E was substantially damaged after impacting a “pulling” rope during power line work near Newfane VT on 04-21-10. After the crewman installed a hold down block on the pulling rope, the pilot began moving away when he felt something impact the helicopter. He attempted an emergency landing and crashed. Post-accident inspection revealed the pulling rope wrapped around the rotor mast below the swash plate.

Impact with terrain.
PIC: Comm, public use.
Borrego Springs CA.
Cessna T206.
Prelim report (1 killed).

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) Cessna T206H was consumed by fire after colliding with mountainous terrain on 05-07-10 during an aerial surveillance flight in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs CA. The pilot was assisting CHP ground units and was to change surveillance locations. When he failed to check in with the ground units by the expected time, a search was initiated.

Vehicle strike during taxi.
PIC: ATP, Part 91.
BFI (Seattle, WA).
Gulfstream IITT.
Prelim report (1 injured).

The pilot of a Grumman American Gulfstream IITT taxied into a fuel truck at BFI (Boeing Field, Seattle WA) on 04-08-10, substantially damaging the left wing. The pilot was cleared to taxi from the main terminal to Rwy 13R when he overshot taxiway Alpha 1. ATC cleared him to perform a 180° turn to return to Alpha 1. The pilot stated he saw the left wing enter the cab of the fuel truck. The driver of the fuel truck was able to duck before the wing penetrated the cab.

Loss of thrust during landing.
PIC: ATP, non-US.
HKG (Hong Kong, China).
Boeing 777.
Prelim report (no injuries).

During the approach to HKG (Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, China) on 04-13-10, both engines of a Boeing 777 lost thrust, resulting in the pilots having no control of the engine power. According to Hong Kong Civil Aviation Dept, the investigating authority, the approach was completed with the engines producing approximately 20% and 70% respectively and the pilots landed the airplane safely at 230 kts without injury or further damage.

Pilot taxis into parked plane.
PIC: ATP, Part 135.
HNL (Honolulu, Oahu HI).
Piper PA31.
Prelim report (no injuries).

While taxiing for departure on 04-04-10, the pilot of a Piper PA31-350 taxied into a parked airplane at HNL (Honolulu, Oahu HI). An eyewitness stated he saw the pilot of the Navajo taxi into a parked Cessna. According to the NTSB report, when the pilot got out of the airplane, he told the witness he “wasn’t paying attention and was occupied with adjusting radios and instruments.”

Near midair.
PIC: ATP, Part 121.
PIC: Unreported, Part 91.
HOU (Hobby, Houston TX).
Boeing 737/Bell 407.
Prelim report (no injuries).

Shortly after rotation from HOU (Hobby, Houston TX) on 04-28-10, the crew of a Boeing 737 took evasive action to avoid a midair collision with a Bell 407. According to the captain in the NTSB report, right around the time the FO called V1, he noticed a helicopter at his 1 o’clock paralleling his path. He thought the helicopter would not cause a conflict, but at rotation he noticed it making a left turn toward the 737. To avoid the helicopter vertically, the captain made a slow rotation and stayed a few feet off the runway for the helicopter to fly over the airliner. Just prior to flying over the 737, the Bell 407 pilot made an abrupt right turn coming within 100 ft vertically and 125 ft horizontally.