Two Lost in Glider Crash in France

Thursday, August 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Two Lost in Glider Crash in France

A privately owned Schempp-Hirth Arcus E glider had taken off from Sisteron Theze Airport and was near Faucon-de-Barcelonnette in the Ubaye mountains, France, when they disappeared on Sunday. The two German glider pilots on the glider were both killed. They disappeared Sunday and were found near Faucon de Barcelonette. The 51 year old pilot... »

Three Die in French Plane Crash

Thursday, August 8, 2013
By George Hatcher

On August 8, 2013, a Massif Central Aviation Socata TBM700N with 3 aboard was en route from Toussus Le-Novle to Clermont-Ferrand. The plane crashed with tourists aboard, in the town of Vertaizon, at 9:40 a.m. The tourists were a brother and sister. Everyone aboard, including the pilot, was over 70 years old. The BEA... »

African Medical Research Foundation Crash in Tanzania

Thursday, August 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
African Medical Research Foundation Crash in Tanzania

Photographer Roberto Benetti On July 30, 2013, an African Medical Research Foundation Cessna 404 Titan took off from Merugwayi airstrip en route to Arusha, crashed in Kapingiro village, Tanzania. The seven people aboard were severely injured when the plane crashed in stormy weather conditions. The flight was carrying doctors providing free medical services in... »

5 Fatalities in Noxen, PA Helicopter Crash During Thunderstorm

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Robinson R66 #N646AG en route from Lehighton PA to Endecott NY with five aboard was en route when it disappeared from radar during conditions of severe thunderstorms and heavy fog. The last communication to ATC was a report around 10 pm Saturday that he was “losing altitude and would try to return to... »

Utair Boeing Skids off Runway

Monday, July 15, 2013
By George Hatcher
Utair Boeing Skids off Runway

On July 15, 2013, a UTair Boeing 737-524 en route from Moscow to Kiev ran off the runway on landing. It was misting at the time, leading to a slippery runway but was described as coming to a quick stop at 30-40 meters on level ground. Firefighters took five minutes to arrive and ambulances... »

Indian Rescue Chopper Crashes During Flood Evacuation

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Indian Rescue Chopper Crashes During Flood Evacuation

On Jun 25, 2013, an Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 V5 newly acquired helicopter was on a rescue/medical mission assisting victims of floods in Northern India when it crashed in bad weather (rain and fog). An Indian newspaper says there were 19 aboard, including NDRF, ITBP and IAF personnel. The helicopter was from Barrackpore... »

Stormy Weather Leads to Emergency Landing in Tocumen

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Stormy Weather Leads to Emergency Landing in Tocumen

On May 21, 2013, a Copa Airlines Boeing 737-7V3 a flight from Guayaquil, Ecuador landed in the rain at Tocumen International Airport in Panama. The plane skidded off the runway, and sustained damage getting mired in soft ground. Engine 2 sustained damage as the right engine impacted soft ground The plane was towed to... »

Russian Chopper Crew Lost in Peacekeeping Mission

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
By George Hatcher

UN Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed at an altitude of 2,700 meters in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing four. The UTair helicopter was returning to Bukavu when it crashed 35 miles from its destination. The four crew members were Russian. The crew was en route between Shabunda and Bukavu when it hit bad weather.... »

Crashed Plane Located

Sunday, March 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

The missing Ace Air Cargo/Alaska Central Express Beech 1900 freight flight from King Salmon to Dillingham was located wrecked twenty miles from the airport in Muklung Hills. At about 9:15 a.m., an emergency locator beacon had begun transmitting a signal. The plane crashed in rough terrain in stormy weather. The two aboard were reported... »

Goldminer Flight Crashes in Peru

Thursday, March 7, 2013
By George Hatcher

March 6, 2013, a flight chartered by Minera Aurifera Retamas SA to carry employees to a job, crashed. The flight had taken off at 6:28 a.m.. The Aero Transporte SA Beechcraft B200 King Air was en route from Lima-Jorge Chavez International to Pias Airport when it crashed near Matibamba Peru in Quebada Caipa. Nine... »


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