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Float Plane Pilot Rescued after it Crashes in Alaska

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A float plane crashed near Ketchikan on the shoreline of a lake in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, on August 15th. According to sources the plane wreckage was located on the Island, after which the pilot was rescued by the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. One person aboard was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Download... »

3 Killed, 7 Injured as Plane Crashes in Alaska

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By George Hatcher
3 Killed, 7 Injured as Plane Crashes in Alaska

A small floatplane plane crashed north of Iliamna Airport in Iliamna, Alaska, on September 15. The DeHavilland DHC-3T Turbine Otter aircraft, carrying 10 people, went down while it was taking off from East Wind Lake. Three people were killed in the accident. They were identified as 80-year-old Tony W. Degroot, of Hanford, California, 69-year-old... »

BC Float Plane Propeller Falls Off

Friday, June 28, 2013
By George Hatcher
BC Float Plane Propeller Falls Off

On June 24 a Beaver float plane took off from Powell River, B.C. and made an emergency landing in Halfmoon Bay when its propeller fell off. There was minor damage to the pontoons but otherwise the plane was intact. June 24 at approximately 1:40 p.m., Sunshine Coast RCMP and Royal Canadian Marine Search and... »

Michigan Float Plane Crash

Thursday, June 27, 2013
By George Hatcher

At 5:10 pm Tuesday, Gerard Dale Pearson, 71, was piloting a float plane that crashed on Shoal Lake, in Michigan. Emergency services, including Itasca County Search and Rescue, Cohasset Fire and Minnesota DNR and Itasca County Sheriff Department retrieved the pilot from the submerged plane. Pearson was airlifted to Grand Itasca Hospital, then Miller... »

Forestville Plane Crash

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Floatplane Where: North of Forestville, Quebec When: Sept 18, 2012 1 pm Who: 2 fatalities Why: The floatplane carrying two men crashed in an inaccessible area near a North Shore lake, Lake Petit Argent killing one man in his twenties and one in his fifties. After they were recovered by Canadian Forces Rescue,... »

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