Microlight Aircraft Crashes into Trees in Australia; 2 Injured

Monday, September 12, 2016
By George Hatcher

A microlight aircraft crashed into trees off Tresize Rd, Mowbray, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, on the morning of September 10th. A man and woman aboard the aircraft survived the crashed with non- life threatening injuries. The man and woman were taken to hospitals. Download article as PDF »

Small Plane Crash-Lands in Spain; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crash-Lands in Spain; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

A micro-light plane made a crash-landing in an orange orchard near the runway of Seville Airport, Spain, on August 23rd. The aircraft crash-landed after the pilot lost consciousness mid-air and his wife, with “no notion” of flying a plane, had to take charge. The flight was heading towards Coria del Rio from Trebujena, at the... »

Pilot Dies after a Microlight Aircraft Crashed at Caernarfon Airport

Friday, May 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
Pilot Dies after a Microlight Aircraft Crashed at Caernarfon Airport

A Microlight aircraft crashed on the runway at Caernarfon Airport in Snowdonia, North Wales, United Kingdom. The accident happened at about 6pm on May 15. According to a North Wales Police spokesperson, “A 55-year-old male – thought to be inside the aircraft at the time of the collision – was taken to hospital with... »

Two Fatalities in German Microlight Accident

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
Two Fatalities in German Microlight Accident

IG Utraleichtfliegen Bürstedt (which is an air carrier) was flying a Comco Ikarus C42 (which is a German micro-light aircraft) which took off from Lorsch en route to Rheingau but crashed in woods near Rüdesheim. The plane crashed near the Rüdesheim-Aulhausen air field, with two unidentified men aboard. The plane caught fire on impact... »

Microlight Crashes on Carters Beach, 2 fatalities

Friday, February 1, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Jan 30, 2012, a Micro Aviation Bantam B22S that took off from Westport Airport with two aboard went missing Wednesday. The plane was found on Jan 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. on Carters Beach, near Westport. The two local men aged 58 and 25, who were aboard did not survive. The bodies of... »

Microlight Crash in Anatalya Turkey Kills Pilot and Foreign Tourist

Monday, December 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
Microlight Crash in Anatalya Turkey Kills Pilot and Foreign Tourist

December 24, 2012, a Microlight in Anatalya Turkey with two aboard crashed while touring. A half hour after taking off, Pilot Joseph Karao?lu’nun Güzeloba and foreign tourist Mark Paris were killed. The small plane flies below radar and cannot be detected. Authorities say the plane was likely overloaded. “The plane has a 70 liter... »

Microlight Crash in German Corn Field

Monday, September 17, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Flugschule UL Freital Fly Synthesis Storch Where: Niederschöna Germany When: Sept 17, 2012 at 8:30 Who: 2 fatalities Why: The 582 Storch microlight engaged on a round trip from Mohom crashed in a Halsbrücke field and broke into pieces on impact. The two aboard the plane died in the crash. The 22 year... »

Microlight Trike Injures Two in Wyalong

Friday, May 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Microlight Trike Injures Two in Wyalong

What: Microlight Where: West Wyalong Australia When: May 18 2012 Who: 2 aboard, 0 fatalities Why: Two men were aboard a trike style microlight which crashed in a paddock south of West Wyalong. A 35-year-old local man with pelvis and spinal injuries was airlifted to Canberra Hospital. A 27 year old man had lacerated... »

Missing Light Craft Discovered Crashed in NZ field

Sunday, April 1, 2012
By George Hatcher
Missing Light Craft Discovered Crashed in NZ field

What: Zenair CH 601 UL Zodiac microlight en route from Ohakea to Dargaville Where: South Head, Kaipara NZ When: April 1, 2012 Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: The microlight crashed in a field in South Head, Kaipara, NZ after sending a distress call at 1 pm. The flight went missing at 1, and... »

Hawaii: Microlight Crash Results in Two Fatalities

Thursday, April 22, 2010
By George Hatcher
Hawaii: Microlight Crash Results in Two Fatalities

Pictured: Image on Tedd’s Flying Adventures website What: Tedd’s Flying Adventures Airborne Outback XT-912 SST Tundra micro-light aircraft Where: Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii When: April 21, 2010 9:36 a.m. Who: Pilot Tedd Robert Hecklin, owner of Tedd’s Flying Adventures in Kailua-Kona and passenger Kathryn Grace Moran of Kailua-Kona Why: While en route, witnesses report seeing... »

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