Three Killed after Small Plane Crashed at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
By George Hatcher

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Small Plane Crashed near Van Nuys Airport; Pilot Killed

Monday, January 12, 2015
By George Hatcher

A single-engine Lancair aircraft crashed near Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California, at around 1:14 p.m. on January 9. The authorities confirmed that the plane, which departed minutes earlier from Van Nuys Airport, crashed at Vanowen Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue. The pilot of the plane, who was the only person aboard, was killed... »

Small Homebuilt Plane Crashed West of Lolo Pass, Pilot Killed

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By George Hatcher
Small Homebuilt Plane Crashed West of Lolo Pass, Pilot Killed

A homebuilt single engine Lancair Legacy small plane crashed near Blacklead Mountain, about eight miles west of Lolo Pass, in the mountainous area of Clearwater National Forest, Idaho, on July 28. The incident happened when the pilot Milton Meyer, 72, was flying from his home in Richland, Washington, to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association... »

Lancair Plane Crash Kills Two in Mexico

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By George Hatcher

A small patrol naval aircraft based at the Mexican Naval Air Station in the Gulf coast port of Tampico crashed at 7 p.m. on April 10 in the northeastern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Mexico’s navy department said that the Lancair plane was on a reconnaissance mission. Two military personnel, including the pilot and... »

Mishaps of the day

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
By George Hatcher

Some events that happened today: December 16, 2013, on JetBlue Flight 836#N661JB, the Airbus A320 arrived at the gate at JFK airport, New York, and the left wing struck the jet bridge. There was only minor damage and no injuries reported. In Farmington NY on December 17, 2013, a Piper PA28#N43080 engine caught fire... »

Lancair Down in Germany with Three aboard

Thursday, August 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Lancair Down in Germany with Three aboard

Bundeswehr-Luftsportring Laupheim e.V. was operating a Lancair ES with 3 people aboard, flying out of Laupheim Airport in Germany when it crashed at Heimertingen near Oberopfingen. Three men——two Bavarians and a man from Baden Wurttenberg——were killed in the crash near the Bavarian border. The pilot was one of the Bavarians, and the flight was... »

Daredevil CEO Dies in Experimental Plane Crash

Saturday, February 4, 2012
By George Hatcher
Daredevil CEO Dies in Experimental Plane Crash

Contact photographer J.B. Barbour What: Raleighwood Aviation LLC Lancair IVP-TP (built by Carlos Garza) Where: Boise Airport, Idaho When: Feb 03 2012, 8:58 a.m. Who: 1 fatality Why: Steve Appleton was flying an experimental Lancair IVP-TP. On his second flight, he took off, turned back to the airport. He contacted ATC and said ““321... »

LANCAIR crash in Kansas

Friday, January 9, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: LANCAIR IV P Fixed Wing Single-Engine Where: IOLA, KS Allen County Airport When: 01/07/2009 Who: The pilot Mark Sherman, was the only one aboard Why: Prior to landing, the pilot had to circle as another plane was on the runway. His plane lost power, landed 200 feet NE of the runway and skidded... »

JOLIET Crash kills 2

Friday, January 2, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: LANCAIR 360 Single Engine Registration #: 3603R from Buffalo Niagara International Airport was attempting to land at the Joliet airport. Where: JOLIET State: IL When: 01/02/2009, 9 pm Who: 2 on board: Stuart D. Seffern and his wife, Debbie, Why: AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNIKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE TWO PERSONS ON BOARD WERE FATALY INJURED,... »

Legacy Crash Murieta CA

Friday, May 30, 2008
By George Hatcher
Legacy Crash Murieta CA

Pictured: A Lancair Legacy 2000 Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Connector What: Poulin L/Cullen D Lancair Legacy Where: Murrieta, CA When: May 30 2008 Who: 2 aboard, both fatalities Why: The Lancair Legacy was heading south to the runway, made a hard right turn and nosed into the ground... »

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