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San Antonio Family Flight Crashes in Angel Fire

Monday, March 4, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Verhalen Flyers LLC Mooney M20E Super 21 en route from Angel Fire Airport with a family aboard was taking off in windy conditions when it crashed two hundred feet from the runway. The cause of the crash is unknown but officials point out the windy conditions which are visible in the video below.... »

Two Lost in Charco Rico Colombia Crash

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By George Hatcher
Two Lost in Charco Rico Colombia Crash

On Feb 26, 2013, an Aeroclub de Flandes Urraco Millenium Plus took off from Flandes with two aboard, pilot Jorge Orlando Ramírez Velásquez and his daughter Estéfanny Lorena Ramírez Isaza. Charco villagers heard a crash from the skies into the forest when the plane crashed. Emergency services responded to the scene. The pilot was... »

UA Ft Lauderdale-Cleveland Slips off Runway

Saturday, February 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 22, 2013 at 10:45 a.m., a United Airlines Boeing 737 from Fort Lauderdale to Cleveland had landed and was taxiing when it suffered a runway excursion on landing on a slippery runway. The plane ran off the runway in slippery winter weather and ended up on soft ground in the grass. The... »

Helicopter Crash Kills Paraguayan Candidate, General and Hero

Sunday, February 3, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 2, 2013, a Robinson R44 with four aboard was en route on the campaign trail from Concepcion to Asuncion when it crashed in bad weather, south of Concepcion Paraguay near Puerto Antequera, in the Chaco region. The pilot’s last message was at 9 p.m. local time, when he said that they were... »

News Coverage of the Kazakhstan Crash that killed 21 Update

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By George Hatcher
News Coverage of the Kazakhstan Crash that killed 21  Update

The SCAT-owned Canadian-built Bombardier Challenger CRJ-200 # UP-CJ006 crashed in Kyzyl Tu village five miles from its Almaty airport destination. There was disagreement over the number of passengers (5 crew, 16 passengers) Video below says several passes were made at landing. (unverified) Raw video Download article as PDF »

SCAT Bombardier Crashes 5 Miles from Airport, 21 Fatalities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
By George Hatcher
SCAT Bombardier Crashes 5 Miles from Airport, 21 Fatalities

On Jan 29, 2013, A SCAT-owned Canadian-built Bombardier Challenger CRJ-200 # UP-CJ006 en route from Kokshetau Kazakhstan to Almaty crashed in Kyzyl Tu village five miles from the Almaty airport. The weather conditions consisted of low cloud cover and fog. There was neither fire nor explosion, but the plane shattered when it hit the... »

London Investigates Agusta Westland Helicopter Crash

Monday, January 28, 2013
By George Hatcher

London’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch is working the first helicopter accident in London since 1976. A review of helicopter flight regulation over the UK capital is already underway. In low broken clouds with visibility of 2,300 feet, the AgustaWestland struck a crane on January 16 on top of the Tower at St George Wharf... »

Kenn Borek Air Update

Saturday, January 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Kenn Borek Air Update

The flight that went missing on January 23, 2013, the Kenn Borek Air de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter en route from the South Pole to Terra Nova Bay has been found. Wreckage of the plane was found after it impacted terrain half way between South Pole and McMurdo Station. The two helicopters that reached... »

A Weather Report: Snow and Cancellations in Europe

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
A Weather Report: Snow and Cancellations in Europe

Snow. We would leave it at that except that there are aviation consequences. Snow is predicted in Europe, and is expected to cause flight delays. Carriers are preparing to deal with the headaches, so there will be snow preparations, but also a lot of flights grounded. Details of 727 cancellations by Air France, Lufthansa,... »

Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Friday, January 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Did this happen because of a random gust of wind? Was this an incident that was invisible or could it have been detected or predicted? You tell me. It’s tragic, whatever the circumstance. On January 17, 2013, ( 13:50 local time), a Habilitaciones Turisticas SA CV Piper PA-31-325 Navajo #XBEZY took off from Angel... »

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