Finland: Skydivers Lose lives in Glider School Crash

Sunday, April 20, 2014
By George Hatcher
Finland: Skydivers Lose lives in Glider School Crash

Pirkanmaalta students at the Jämijärvi glider school in Satakunta lost their lives when the plane they were about to sky dive in crashed. The plane may have suffered engine problems. One witness may have seen a wing detach but this has not been confirmed. The debris field is a large area, and the badly... »

Kit Crash In Brazil Kills Pilot

Thursday, April 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
Kit Crash In Brazil Kills Pilot

An Aero Designs Super Pulsar 100 kit plane with only the pilot aboard was flying over Amercana São Paulo, Brazil when it crashed on farmland bordering between Americana and Nova Odessa. The impact was close to Americana Municipal Airport where the pilot had just taken off from, en route to Guaratinguetá, São Paulo. The... »

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... »

Plane Crash in South Africa Claims Three Lives

Sunday, March 16, 2014
By George Hatcher

A kit plane that crashed when its wings fell off, impacted near a landing strip in KwaZulu Natal province near Campertown South Africa, and resulted in three fatalities. A resident near the impact zone saw the plane crash sans wings. According to media reports, the plane, which crashed on Saturday, March 15, 2014, burned... »

Wellington Florida Plane Crash

Monday, February 17, 2014
By George Hatcher
Wellington Florida Plane Crash

A Sonex, a two-seat homebuilt kit plane crashed into a lake at Greenbriar Dog Park a mile from Wellington Aero Club, killing the one person aboard the plane. The pilot, Leonard “Link” McGarity had been practicing “touch and goes” The accident occurred on Feb 17 in the morning. By 12:55 rescue crews were on... »

Kit plane crash kills pilot

Monday, April 22, 2013
By George Hatcher

A RV-4 kit plane crashed en route to crashed Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. The plane with the deceased pilot was discovered at 7:20 on April 20, 2013. The FAA collected the plane at 2:15 p.m. No flight plan was filed. Download article as PDF »

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... »

Single Engine Plane Crash in Brazil

Monday, December 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
Single Engine Plane Crash in Brazil

On December 22, 2012 18:30, a Van’s RV-7A plane with two aboard was near Tito Teixeira aerodrome in Brazil when it crashed after the pilot lost control. The single engine plane blew up as it was falling on Saturday night near the Ituiutaba Airport in Triangulo Mieiro. There was a pilot-instructor aboard and a... »

Pilot Killed in Kit Plane Crash in Georgia

Thursday, December 20, 2012
By George Hatcher

On December 18, 2012 at 2:15 p.m. a Hummel H5 en route from Tom B. David Field Airport crashed and caught fire in a forested area in Calhoun, Georgia. The pilot, Roy Gardner Russom (76) died on the scene. It was the first flight of the experimental plane which Russom had been tinkering with... »

Plane Flips on Emergency Field Landing De Kalb

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Auman T-51 Where: De Kalb, IL When: Dec 11, 2012 Who: pilot Why: After taking off from De Kalb Airport, the Auman T-51 developed engine trouble, losing altitude and emitting smoke. Pilot James L Auman landed the plane in a field, then bounced and flipped. Plane and pilot both sustained substantial damage. Auman... »

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