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Private Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Louisville International Airport

Thursday, January 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
Private Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Louisville International Airport

A private Beechcraft King F90 Turbo-prop made an emergency landing at Louisville International Airport in Kentucky, at around 8 p.m. on January 13. Airport spokesperson Trish Burke confirmed the incident saying that the pilot declared emergency due to a landing gear malfunction. The aircraft’s landing gear failed to deploy on approach and it had... »

Names Released in Brazil Crash

Friday, February 8, 2013
By George Hatcher

The names of passengers lost in the Brazil Beechcraft crash have been released. The fatalities include José Eduardo Ermirio de Moraes, Elizete Aparecida Romangnoli Assunção (Letícia’s mother), Letícia Romangnoli Piveta Assunção José’s fiancee, Pilot Luiz Marcondes Rodrigues Filho, and co-pilot Luciana Aguiar da Costa. José and Leticia were engaged to marry in June of... »

King Air Flight Makes Successful Landing

Saturday, October 13, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: King Air 300 Where: Briscoe Field, Georgia When: October 12, 2012 Who: pilot Why: While en route, the plane’s landing gear jammed. The pilot manually landed the landing gear but did not know he was successful since the landing gear light did not work. The pilot made a safe landing. Download article as... »

King Air Landing Gear Failure in NM

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Chartered King Air en route from Ruidoso N.M to Vernal Where: Ruidoso N.M When: Sept 6 Who: Bob Williams, Mikki Ramussen, Cindy Thomson, AudieWilliams, Kaye Williams, Linda Conde, Juan Carlos Sanchez. Why: After the pilot determined there was a problem with the landing gear, he was directed to return to Ruidoso to make... »

Brazil Crash Kills Businessman and Family

Saturday, May 23, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: King Air 350 jet en route from Sao Paulo to Trancoso Where: seaside resort town of Trancoso, Bahia near the resort area of Porto Seguro. Their destination had been the Terravista complex in Bahia. When: 23 May 2009 Who: Eight passengers and three crew members including Roger Ian Wright, founder of a Sao... »

Passenger Lands Plane when Pilot Dies

Sunday, April 12, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: 1982 King Air 55 owned by White Equipment Leasing flying en route from Marco Island to Jackson Mississippi Where: Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport When: Sunday April 12 Who: 6 Why: When the pilot passed out midflight, a passenger took the controls and safely landed the plane. The pilot died of cardiac... »

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