Date 2 April
Aircraft Cessna 150 and Cessna 525C Citation CJ4
Location Marion Municipal Airport, Indiana, (MZZ) USA
Description A Cessna 150 that was taking off was destroyed when it collided with the tail of a Cessna 525C business jet that was landing. The pilot and passenger of the Cessna 150 were killed, while the pilot and four passengers of the Cessna 525 were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area. The Cessna 150 was departing on runway 15 and the Cessna 525 was landing on runway 22 when they collided at the intersection of the two runways. A post-crash fire ensued. The airport does not have a control tower.
Date 9 April
Aircraft Boeing 737-900
Location Osaka-Kansai International Airport (KIX), Japan
Description Korean Air flight KAL/KE 733 suffered a tail strike accident when the flight crew were commencing a go-around due to bouncing. The plane landed safely on the second approach. There were no injuries. Scars were found on the rear fuselage 20 cm wide and 150 cm long. The scrape on the runway was 15 metres long.
Aircraft Boeing 737-700
Location 105 km NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description Southwest Airlines flight WN1380 was diverted to Philadelphia Airport after suffering an in-flight uncontained engine failure. The pilots initiated an emergency descent. As a result of the uncontained failure, a fan blade and parts of the engine cowling and engine air inlet cowl separated. Debris impacted a window frame of row 14, causing the window and frame to break away. This resulted in a decompression of the aircraft. A passenger seated next to the impacted window died. Preliminary findings of the NTSB show that the no.13 fan blade of engine no.1 was missing. It appears to have broken away at the hub. There is evidence of metal fatigue in the area where the blade broke.
Aircraft Airbus A330-302
Location Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL), USA
Description The aircraft experienced a number 2 engine fire during initial climb. The flight crew declared an emergency, shutdown the engine, discharged both fire bottles, and initiated an air turn back to the departure airport. The aircraft made an uneventful overweight single-engine landing. There were no injuries to the passengers or crew. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.
Aircraft McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Location Alexandria International Airport, LA (AEX), USA
Description The aircraft suffered a right-hand main landing gear collapsed during landing.
Aircraft Boeing 737-8GP (WL)
Location Gorontalo-Jalaluddin Airport (GTO), Indonesia
Description The aircraft suffered a runway excursion after landing in rain and became stuck in muddy ground. Passengers subsequently deplaned through the two forward emergency escape slides.
Aircraft Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules, Cargo
Location 2 km (1.3 miles) from Sharara Airstrip, Libya
Description The transport plane was destroyed when it crashed and caught fire shortly after take-off. One of the four crew members survived the accident. The aircraft was chartered by Akakus Oil and had delivered 18 tonnes of catering and maintenance supplies.