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Experimental Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Cache County Hay Field

Sunday, March 29, 2015
By George Hatcher

A home built experimental plane made an emergency landing in an open hay field near 4800 West and Highway 218 in Cache county, Utah, on March 28. Authorities said the plane took off from Logan Cache Airport and was flying over the Trenton area when it began experiencing engine trouble. The pilot, identified as... »

Home-Built Plane Crashed Near Bagdad Airstrip; Pilot Injured

Sunday, January 18, 2015
By George Hatcher

A light-weight plane crashed near Bagdad airstrip in Arizona, on January 16. Authorities said the home-built plane went down after a strong wind gust bent its wing during a test flight. The pilot, identified as Donald Low, 79, of Bagdad suffered minor leg injuries and was shifted to Flagstaff Medical Center. The NTSB is... »

Zombie Plane Crash Kills Movie Crew

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Zombie Plane Crash Kills Movie Crew

Dennis Monroe, 65, and Josepha Sardinas, 70 died in a Van’s RV-7 plane crash while filming the airplane scene in a a low budget zombie movie in Bellevue Florida. The experimental kit plane circled for an hour over a 20-acre field before it crashed near Monroe Airpark in Summerfield/Belleview. The passenger was filming the... »

Homebuilt Crashes in Spain

Monday, March 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
Homebuilt Crashes in Spain

A homebuilt plane crashed near El Álamo, Madrid after departing from Casarrubios Airport. The pilot was the only one aboard and died in the crash. The plane caught on fire, and two fire crews from Madrid responded to teh scene. The cause of the crash has not been determined. An investigation is underway. The... »

Ultralight Pilot Walks Away from Crash

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 21, 2013, a Rotax 447 ultralight was flying, clipped treetops and crashed after takeoff. The pilot, Randy R. Roman took off at 2:45 pm and shortly later crashed on Mendoza road in Manatee County. The pilot was uninjured but the ultralight was a total loss. After crashing his homebuilt ultralight, reports say... »

Missing Coyote Found, Pilot Safe

Friday, January 11, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 10, 2013, a homebuilt Rans S4 Coyote went missing. A search was underway for the plane which is not equipped for night flight. Only the pilot, ERIC P HEINZ was aboard. The missing plane was located when the pilot’s campsite was discovered, at 9:30 after it had crashed in Lake Pleasant Arizona.... »

Emergency Landing on Route 67

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Homebuilt Europa en route from Gillespie Field Where: Route 67 in Santee When: July 21, 2012 Who: Pilot Why: When his engine locked up in a turn after taking off from Gillespie Field, pilot Wayne Oehler of El Cajon made an emergency landing on to the freeway near Riverton road. A California Highway... »

Croatian Pilots Survive Coyote Crash but not the Fire

Friday, June 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
Croatian Pilots Survive Coyote Crash but not the Fire

What: Rans S-6 Coyote Where: Letjelište Zvekovac, Croatia When: June 16, 2011 Who: 2 fatalities, one injury Why: A home built ultralight carrying two passengers on a training exercise crashed at an airfield two hundred feet from the runway between 10:00 and 10:15 pm. The plane fell from the sky, and exploded when it... »

Rag Bags Plane Crashes during Vancouver Island Airshow

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
By George Hatcher
Rag Bags Plane Crashes during Vancouver Island Airshow

What: Home built “rag bags” kit plane Where: Nanaimo Airport, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. When: June 4, 2011 Who: pilot Dr. Bill Phipps, 71, of Campbell River Why: Six minutes into a planned eight minute exhibition before 1000 spectators at the Wings and Wheels air show, while supposed to be doing a four... »

Valencia County Crash

Monday, October 18, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: home built plane en route to Los Chavez Where: Mid-Valley airport in Los Chavez, Valencia County When: Oct 17, 2010 7: 58 am Who: pilot and passenger Why: The plane was on approach to Los Chavez when it crashed into a drainage ditch. The occupants survived but had to be extracted from the... »

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    about 9 hours ago
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