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Small Plane Crash in British Columbia Kills 2

Thursday, April 14, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in a remote mountainous area near Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada, on April 11th. Authorities said the Rockwell 112B plane, that took off from Kelowna, went down in the Trout Lake area. There were two people aboard at the time; both of them were killed in the crash. The cause of... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Pennsylvania

Monday, August 10, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Pennsylvania

A small Rockwell Commander plane had to make an emergency landing in a field in Penn Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of August 1st. The two seater plane on a “sightseeing adventure” from Reading, Pennsylvania, had to be landed in emergency due to engine trouble. The plane was destroyed. The 55 year-old... »

August 13 Incident Overview

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By George Hatcher

Date: 10-AUG-13 Time: 14:00:00Z Regis#: N9752J Aircraft Make: PIPER Aircraft Model: PA28 Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: None Damage: Substantial City: OVERGAARD State: Arizona Description: AIRCRAFT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, CRASHED 1/2 MILE FROM THE RUNWAY, MOGOLLON AIRPARK, OVERGAARD, AZ Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF) Date: 10-AUG-13 Time: 13:25:00Z Regis#: N7811W Aircraft Make: PIPER Aircraft Model:... »

Connecticut Crash Update: Four Dead Identified

Saturday, August 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Connecticut Crash Update: Four Dead Identified

The “Meridian” Rockwell 690B Turbo Commander that crashed into the East Haven home had two aboard, Bill Henningsgaard and his teenage son, Maxwell, who were visiting colleges. Inside one of the houses struck were Sadie Brantley, 13, and Madisyn Mitchell, 1, bringing the total fatalities up to four. The children’s mother, Joann Mitchell, 39,... »

Connecticut Plane Crashes into House, Pilot and Two Children involved

Friday, August 9, 2013
By George Hatcher
Connecticut Plane Crashes into House, Pilot and Two Children involved

The pilot of a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B en route from Teterboro Airport did not alert air traffic control that anything was wrong before the plane he was flying crashed approaching Tweed New Haven at 11:25 a.m. Friday. The plane struck homes north of Tweed New Haven Airport at 64 and 68 Charter... »

Hard Landing in Mt Gambier

Friday, October 26, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: General Aviation Maintenance Pty Ltd Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander en route from Naracoorte to Mt Gambier Where: Mt Gambier Australia When: Oct 24, 2012 Who: 1 aboard Why: The pilot was landing at Mt Gambier when the landing gear failed. It apparently retracted while landing. The plane came to rest pitched on... »

Mexico Police Air Crash Kills 3

Thursday, February 23, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Policía Federal Rockwell-Gulfstream 695 Jetprop Commander 980 Where: El Refugio en el Municipio de Acatic, Mexico When: Feb 21, 2012, 21:00 pm Who: 3 aboard, 3 fatalities Why: In the town of Refugio Padrone, the Jetprop Commander 980 crashed. The names of the three victims have not been released. State Unit of Civil... »

Three Children, Three Adults lost in Arizona Crash

Thursday, November 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Three Children, Three Adults lost in Arizona Crash

What: Ponderosa Aviation Inc. Rockwell Commander 690A en route from Mesa, Ariz to Safford, Arizona Where: Apache Junction, Pinal County, AZ When: Nov 23, 2011 Who: 6 fatalities Why: On a thanksgiving flight that took off at 6:15, the pilot was flying to Safford and struck a rockface at the Superstition mountains. The children’s... »

Wind River Mountain Crash Kills Day Family

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Condor Aero 998 Commander AC 11 en route from Jasper to Jackson. Where: 15 to 20 miles southwest of Lander, near Christina Lake, at an elevation of about 11,700 feet in Wyoming Wind River Mountains When: Dec. 22 2010 Who: pilot Ralph Day, 56; his wife Doris Day, 52; and Connor Day, 12... »

Bolivian Jet Lands for Hydraulics Issues

Thursday, December 24, 2009
By George Hatcher
Bolivian Jet Lands for Hydraulics Issues

Pictured: A S.A. North American NA-265 Sabreliner 40A Jet in La Paz Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alan Lebeda What: Bolivian owned Sabreliner en route from La Paz to the southern city of Sucre Where: Jorge Wilstermann International Airport of Cochabamba When: Dec 23. 2009 Who: Bolivian President Evo... »

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