Ultralight

Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashed near Hesperia Airport, CA

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Hesperia Airport, California, on March 7th. Authorities said the ultralight plane went down near the north end of the airport. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the accident. He was later identified as Robert Alexander, 55, of Hesperia, California. The incident is being investigated.... »

Ultralight Plane Crashed in Australia; 2 Killed

Friday, November 25, 2016
By George Hatcher

An ultralight aircraft crashed at the runway of Hedlow Airstrip, near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, on the afternoon of November 25. According to sources, 2 people lost their lives in the crash. The Queensland Ambulance Service and firefighters responded at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

Pilot Killed as Ultralight Plane Crashes in Australia

Sunday, November 29, 2015
By George Hatcher

An ultralight plane crashed south of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, on November 29. Authorities said the plane was taking off from an air strip in Woodstock when it experienced some difficulties and went down. The pilot, who was the only aboard, was killed in the crash. The incident is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

Pilot Walks Away After Ultralight Plane Crashed in Maine

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By George Hatcher
Pilot Walks Away After Ultralight Plane Crashed in Maine

An ultralight plane crash-landed in woods off Porter Road, Fryeburg, Maine on the afternoon of August 23rd. The single-seater Aerolite 103, flying from Leavitt Airport, New Hampshire, crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Eastern Slopes Regional Airport, Fryeburg, due to engine failure. The pilot, a 56-year-old Pennsylvania man, remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Ultralight Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Florida

Saturday, August 1, 2015
By George Hatcher

An Ultralight plane made an emergency landing in a field near 1991 West Plymouth Avenue, Florida, on the morning of July 29. The single-engine plane, with 2 people aboard, had to land in emergency after it lost fuel pressure. The pilot, identified as Patrick O’Brien, and his passenger remained unhurt. The aircraft sustained minor... »

Pilot Injured after Ultralight Plane Makes Emergency Landing in British Columbia

Thursday, April 23, 2015
By George Hatcher

An Amphibian Ultralight plane had to make an emergency landing at Highway 91 in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, on April 22. The plane was flying from King George Airpark when the pilot noticed that it had lost power and decided to make an emergency landing. The 49-year-old pilot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was shifted... »

Pilot Killed in Ultralight Plane Crash Near Petaluma Airport

Sunday, April 5, 2015
By George Hatcher
Pilot Killed in Ultralight Plane Crash Near Petaluma Airport

An ultralight aircraft crashed near Petaluma Municipal Airport in Sonoma County, California, on the afternoon of April 3. The pilot was killed in the accident. His identity was not immediately released. FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor confirmed the incident, saying that the experimental Quicksilver MXL II aircraft went down under unknown circumstances. The aircraft is... »

Small Plane Crashed in Central Israel; 2 Killed

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crashed in Central Israel; 2 Killed

An ultralight plane crashed near an amusement park in Rishon Lezion, central Israel, on the morning of January 25. The plane crashed and caught fire at the airstrip while the pilot was attempting an emergency landing. The pilot and his only passenger were killed in the crash. Authorities believe that dense fog might have... »

Ultralight Plane Crashed in Puerto Rico; Pilot Killed

Monday, December 1, 2014
By George Hatcher

An ultralight plane crashed into waters in Puerto Rico, along the U.S. territory’s north coast on November 28. According to the authorities in Puerto Rico, the pilot was flying near Isabela, Puerto Rico, when his plane went down into the ocean. The pilot’s body was found on Saturday morning. He was identified as Luis... »

2 Killed in Monroe County Plane Crash

Saturday, September 20, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Hurricane ultralight plane crashed during at attempt to land at the Monroe County Airport in Bloomington, Indiana, at about 12:45 p.m. on September 18. There were 2 men aboard at the time of crash; both of them were killed. Their identities have not yet been disclosed. According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe... »

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