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AH5017 Air Algerie First reported missing. 116 Aboard in McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Crash in Niger

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By George Hatcher
AH5017  Air Algerie First reported missing. 116  Aboard in McDonnell Douglas MD-83 Crash in Niger

On July 24, 2014, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 leased from SwiftAir and flown for Air Algérie disappeared fifty minutes into the flight between Ouagadougou Airport and its destination in Algiers, Algeria. Pilots requested a route change request due to weather. The hundred and ten passengers and six Spanish crew members were aboard. Algiers is... »

Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

On July 23, 2014, a fourteen year old TransAsia Airways ATR 72-212A with a crew of four and fifty-four passengers, was making a go-around prior to landing near Magong Airport in Taiwan, and instead of landing, TransAsia Airways flight GE222 impacted buildings and the ground. GE-222 flies from Kaohsiung to Magong. ATC lost contact... »

Thunderstorm Encounters

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By George Hatcher
Thunderstorm Encounters

be diligent, when in doubt-ask, make decisions about weather deviations as far in advance as possible, pay attention, give weather reports Download article as PDF »

Corsica Crash site of Lost Plane, Three Fatalities

Saturday, July 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Corsica Crash site of Lost Plane, Three Fatalities

A single engine plane en route from Calvi to Terni Italy crashed in the mountains of Cime de Muzzicone fifteen minutes after take-off. The three people aboard died on impact. Their bodies were found after a search in the area of Cime Muzella, where the single-engine aircraft disappeared from radar screens on Jule 12.... »

Small plane crash kills Rockefeller

Friday, June 13, 2014
By George Hatcher

The weather in White Plains was foggy and rainy when a Piper Meridian single-engine turbo prop missed a residence and crashed on a horse farm near Westchester County Airport, killing the pilot, Richard Rockefeller. Rockefeller was a doctor who had just celebrated his father’s 99th birthday. Weather may have been responsible for the accident.... »

Aripuanã Plane Crash kills Pilot and 3 passengers, including 2 Civil Servants

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Aripuanã Plane Crash kills Pilot and 3 passengers, including 2 Civil Servants

On April 6, 2013, an Embraer EMB-720D Minuano #PT-ROS en route from Aripuanã to Colniza, Mato Grosso went missing. A pilot saw the wreckage and called it in to Civil police before the official search began, which was set to begin on Monday. The wreckage was reported on Monday April 7, along with the... »

Bodies Recovered 5 Days After Ridgeway Reservoir Plane Crash

Friday, March 28, 2014
By George Hatcher
Bodies Recovered 5 Days After Ridgeway Reservoir Plane Crash

Search teams have finally recovered the bodies of 5 persons who were on board while their single engine plane crashed in the Ridgeway Reservoir Colorado on March 22nd. The Socata TBM700 crash happened on March 22 when the plane was en route to Montrose regional airport. The victims have been identifies as Jimmy Hill,... »

The Mystery of Why?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By George Hatcher

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. I’ve said this too many times to count. Here’s a question: The event below was a maintenance ferry flight. Every time I hear about a post maintenance ferry flight that crashed, I wonder how that maintenance was performed, and what they forgot to do. Maybe they performed maintenance perfectly—I don’t know.... »

Former mayor of Ponte Alta do Tocantins Dead in Plane Crash

Friday, February 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Former mayor of Ponte Alta do Tocantins Dead in Plane Crash

The former Mayor of Ponte Alta do Tocantins, Cleyton Maia, 51 years, his son, Isaias Maia Barros Filho, the 24-year-old Mayan Pradheep, and a family friend, and member of the Brasilia Fire Department, Luis Augusto Aragon Feitosa, 23 years, were en route to the anniversary of Tom Belermindo when they died Sunday on a... »

Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Seventy-seven people were aboard a twenty-four year old missing C-130 Hercules (#7T-WHM) that was flying from Tamanrasset to Constantine when it crashed into Mount Fortas in Algeria. The wreckage was discovered on Feb 11, 2013. The Algerian TV and Radio initially reported 102 fatalities, but updates say there were 78 aboard. The Military Lockheed... »

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