Plane Crashed in North Sulawesi, Indonesia; Two Feared Dead

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By George Hatcher

A chartered plane crashed into waters in Aaparagus village of Kema district, North Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on December 2. The accident happened when the Pilatus Porter plane, carrying 2 people, was heading from Jalaluddin Airport, Gorontalo to Ternate, North Maluku. Authorities said the pilot reported bad weather and sought permission for landing... »

Eleven Die in Belgium Plane Crash

Sunday, October 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
Eleven Die in Belgium Plane Crash

A Paraclub Namur Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter out of Namur-Suarlée Airport crashed in Belgium in a field. Ten sky divers and a pilot were aboard when the plane lost height. No one survived. Investigators found that three of the skydivers had open chutes and the wing of the plane was broken off. Apparently the... »

Pilatus Crash in Mexico

Friday, February 22, 2013
By George Hatcher
Pilatus Crash in Mexico

On Feb 21, 2013, a Fuerza Aérea Mexicana Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter with two aboard en route from San­ta Lu­cía AFB was over San­ta Lu­cía AFB, Es­ta­do de Mé­xi­co on a training exercise when it crashed. Two people were reported injured, who were taken to nearby hospitals. The two aboard were later reported as... »

Labcorps Pilatus Crash in Softball Field

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By George Hatcher
Labcorps Pilatus Crash in Softball Field

On Jan 16, 2013, a LabCorp Pilatus PC 12/45 was en route from Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport to Morristown NJ when the place crashed. After taking off from Burlington and experiencing problems, the pilot tried avoiding a residential area. The crash near the North Park Community Center occurred around 6:00 a.m. about five miles from... »

Pilatus Damaged During Taxi

Saturday, December 22, 2012
By George Hatcher

December 19, 2012, Dalosto Aircraft Leasing LLC Pilatus PC-12/45 was taxiing at Chippewa County Airport when it hit a fence. The four people aboard were not injured but the plane sustained some damage. IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 412CU Make/Model: PC12 Description: PC-12, Eagle Date: 12/19/2012 Time: 0835 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N... »

Two Planes Collide over Germany, 8 Fatalities

Sunday, December 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Two Planes Collide over Germany, 8 Fatalities

What: Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga Robin DR.400/180 Regent Where: Near Wölfersheim, Hessen When: Dec 8 2012 Who: 5 + 3 fatalities Why: A Piper PA-32-301 Saratoga (D-EUEU) and a Robin DR.400 (D-EHJP) both crashed following a mid-air collision near Wölfersheim, Hessen, Germany. All five occupants of the Saratoga and all three aboard the DR.400 were... »

Solemont Crash May be Lightning Strike, 4 Swiss Killed

Saturday, August 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Happy Lines Pilatus PC-12/45 en route from Antwerp to Switzerland Where: Solemont, France When: August 24, 2012 Who: 4 aboard, 4 fatalities Why: Eye witnesses say that the Pilatus was en route Friday night when it was struck by lightning. Forty minutes after the plane had sent out a distress call, emergency services... »

Family Lost in Swamp Crash

Saturday, June 9, 2012
By George Hatcher
Family Lost in Swamp Crash

What: Roadside Ventures LLC Pilatus PC-12/47 en route to Kansas Where: Tiger Creek Swamp area, Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida When: June 7, 2012, 12:36 Who: 6 aboard, 6 fatalities Why: After taking off from Fort Pierce, the plane returning the Bramlage family from Bermuda began having trouble at 28,000 feet, and crashed in... »

Susi Air Crash in Indonesia Kills 2, 3rd Fatal Crash in Eight Months

Saturday, April 28, 2012
By George Hatcher
Susi Air Crash in Indonesia Kills 2, 3rd Fatal Crash in Eight Months

What: Susi Air Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter Where: Ritan, East Kalimantan, Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia When: April 25, 2012, 5:30 pm Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: On an aerial photography flight, the Susi Air plane developed problems. South African Pilot Jonathan Willis reported engine problems and was planning to make an emergency landing. Australian... »

Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 7 Aboard, 3 on Ground

Thursday, May 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 7 Aboard, 3 on Ground

What: Air Charter Services Pvt. Ltd Pilatus PC-12/45 en route from Jagdish Memorial Hospital to Apollo Hospital. Where: Faridabad When: May 25, 2011 10:45 pm Who: 7 aboard, 3 on the ground, 10 fatalities Why: After the pilot reported flying into bad weather, the plane transporting a patient from a Patna hospital to Apollo... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • BSF plane crash probe panel castigates force's air wing for 'non existent safety culture'
    NEW DELHI: The Border Security Force's (BSF) air wing — which routinely flies top VVIPs, especially of the home ministry — has been severely castigated by a government panel set up to probe the crash of a BSF Beechcraft Super King Air B 200 soon after takeoff from Delhi airport in December 2015, ...
  • Airport simulates emergency plane-crash
    Meant to reflect a real-life scenario as much as possible, the drill involved approximately 20 plane crash “victims” — portrayed by Adams County Christian School, high school students — who donned makeup that simulated grave injuries. Some of those simulating the most serious injuries even had fake ...
  • Jus' Bekoz: Win with dignity
    At least two of them, and possibly more of those who secretly were complicit and in vile agreement. One Mountaineer fan reportedly chortled something about a plane crash in a bar in Charleston, as reported by a Twitter person, in describing Marshall's loss to in-state rival West Virginia in last Sunday's ...
  • No denying Michigan on path to the Final Four
    ... even went through a plane crash and did everything. The team before that had five NBA first-rounders on it." One thing Beilein will be able to count on Saturday is that his squad will be well-supported. Roughly 2,000 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan, fans turned Staples Center into a quasi-home game.
  • Nepal plane crash victim Piyash Roy's body reaches home
    Barisal, Mar 23 (UNB) – The body of Piyash Roy, who was killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, reached his home in Shitla Khola area of the city early Friday. An ambulance carrying the body arrived here around 3.30am. Earlier, family members received Piyash's body from Hazrat Shah Jalal ...
  • MSP end plane crash victim recovery effort
    Photo by: Photo courtesy Natural Resources Police A Natural Resources Police boat joins a Maryland State Police Boat during search and recovery operations for a plane crash that occurred on March 1. Police announced they ended operations on March 16. The body of the pilot was recovered, but the ...
  • Family finally learns fate of Canadian shot down over Germany in 1944
    ... one of their families finally has answers about their grandfather's last day during the war. “All we knew (was) that our grandfather was shot down in a plane crash,” Linda Sargeant told CTV News. “I don't think we knew where it was.” “You hear all these different stories,” her sister Laura Sargeant added.
  • PIA plane crash: Victim families being kept in the dark, PHC moved
    PESHAWAR: Member National Assembly (MNA) from Chitral and brother of one of the victims of a Pakistan International Airlines flight crash on Thursday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking directions for the government to release final investigation report and compensation to legal heirs of ...
  • How a Vermont author is reaching reluctant readers
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Have you had trouble getting your young son to sit down and read? It can be a challenge and you're not alone. On average, girls have outscored boys on reading assessments for decades both here in the U.S. and abroad. The reasons why are not always clear. But parents ...
  • 2018 NCAA Tournament: Michigan's Sweet 16 run brings Austin Hatch back to Los Angeles
    Austin Hatch's one year in Los Angeles was mostly spent grieving, after he survived a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother. Eight years earlier, he had survived a separate crash during which his mother, brother and sister died. So when Hatch, now a student assistant at Michigan, returned to ...


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