Vintage Spitfire Makes Crash-Landing in Woodchurch Fields

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
By George Hatcher
Vintage Spitfire Makes Crash-Landing in Woodchurch Fields

A vintage Spitfire plane made a crash-landing in a field in Woodchurch, Kent, England, on the morning of September 7. The plane crashed when the 68-year-old pilot, identified as Rob Davies MBE, was trying to make an emergency landing due to engine failure. The plane sustained significant damage. The pilot remained safe and walked... »

Vintage Plane Crashes in San Luis Obispo County

Friday, January 4, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Jan 2, 2013, a Luscombe 8A Silvaire crashed in Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation area, a park in San Luis Obispo County. State Park rangers and Five Cities Fire Authority arrived on the scene. The pilot’s name, Glen Philip Ray, was released Thursday along with his cause of death: sharp force trauma injuries.... »

Smoking Tiger Moth makes Emergency Landing at Jandakot

Saturday, December 15, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: private Tiger Moth Where: Jandakot Airport Australia When: Dec 14, 2012, 10:15 a.m. Who: pilot and passenger Why: The flight was en route when smoke started coming from the engine. The smoke was seen at 10: 15. Shortly later, the pilot made a safe landing at Jandakot Airport Australia with four crews of... »

Vintage Sightseeing Plane Belly Up after Rockcliffe Sightseeing Tour, No Fatalities

Monday, June 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Vintage Sightseeing Plane Belly Up after Rockcliffe Sightseeing Tour, No Fatalities

What: Central Aviation Waco UPF-7 Where: Rockcliffe, Ottawa, ON Canada When: June 17, 2012 Who: 3 aboard Why: On landing after a sightseeing excursion, a 73 year old biplane plane flipped on the runway. The 66 and 64 year old passengers were hospitalized with minor injuries. The 53 year old pilot (Gary) went home.... »

UK Gazelle Crash Update

Thursday, November 6, 2008
By George Hatcher
UK Gazelle Crash Update

What: ex-military Gazelle helicopter en route from Stratford-upon-Avon to Yeovilton in Somerset. The helicopter was co-owned by Rod (Rick) Praskey and fellow flying enthusiast Christopher Evans. Christopher Evans was NOT aboard. Where: in open grassland about 800-900 feet high – one of the highest spots in Gloucestershire, crashed in a field at Langley Hill... »

Replica Avro Warbird Crashes

Thursday, November 6, 2008
By George Hatcher
Replica Avro Warbird Crashes

What: World War I-era vintage Avro 504K owned by Wellington-based company The Vintage Aviator Where: Hood Aerodrome When: took off about 10.30am but crashed a few minutes later Who: The pilot’s name was not released. Why: the engines failed and the pilot, 34, tried to land the plane but was unable to clear the... »

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