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Four Lost in Fatal Cessna Accident in Birchwood Alaska

Friday, April 22, 2016
By George Hatcher
Four Lost in Fatal Cessna Accident in Birchwood Alaska

After taking off from Birchwood, a privately owned Cessna 172P Skyhawk crashed and burned in a forest close to Birchwood Airport, in Birchwood Alaska. Pilot/owner George Kobelnyk, 64, co-pilot Christian Bohrer, 20, Sarah Glaves, 36, and Kyle Braun, 27 all died in the crash. A post impact fire destroyed much of the evidence in... »

Two Dead in Cedar Fort Cessna Crash

Monday, January 18, 2016
By George Hatcher
Two Dead in Cedar Fort Cessna Crash

A twin-engine Cessna Citation Jet CJ1 owned by Donald L. Baker and his wife Dawn Hunter, crashed near Cedar Fort, Utah. Witnesses saw the airplane on fire and coming to pieces, and heard an explosion. The plane was due at Tucson but never arrived. Two unidentified bodies were recovered from a large debris field... »

Washington Plane Crash Survivor Autumn Veatch

Friday, July 17, 2015
By George Hatcher
Washington Plane Crash Survivor Autumn Veatch

Sixteen year-old Autumn Veatch tried to save her step-grandparents after she survived a fiery small plane crash impacting a Washington mountain. The Beech A35 aircraft struck Saturday and she survived two days on her own, after scrambling out of the burning plane with her hair on fire.She tried but could not rescue her grandmother,... »

Alba Adriatica Air Show Collision

Monday, June 1, 2015
By George Hatcher

A couple of acrobatic planes collided in an Alba Adriatica airshow maneuver and crashed into the sea. One pilot was transported to the hospital. The other pilot, Marco Ricci, lost a wing and could not exit his plane, and died. The plane was located four meters underwater, upside down and closed. Divers tried lifting... »

Minas Gerais Cessna Belly Landing

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By George Hatcher
Minas Gerais Cessna Belly Landing

Unspecified mechanical problems led to a small single-engine Cessna to make ??a forced landing May 21 at Colonel Altino Machado Airport in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Only the pilot and co-pilot were aboard, and neither sustained injury in the belly landing. The landing gear failed. The fire department was called. Download article as PDF »

#Missing Mooney M20K found in Maule

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By George Hatcher
#Missing Mooney M20K found in Maule

Personal SANTIAGO the Police Special Operations Group found a plane that went missing in Picazo Alto, Chile. The plane was en route between Santiago and Temuco and disappeared from radar at about 3:00 pm May 21. The pilot of record was Raul Alejandro Barria Concha (65), who died in the crash. There were no... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Jack Brooks Regional Airport

Sunday, January 4, 2015
By George Hatcher

A private, single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Beaumont, Texas, on January 3. The incident happened when a Southeast Texas family was returning home from vacation in Colorado. Airport authorities said the pilot sought permission for emergency landing after the plane’s landing gear failed to deploy. The plane... »

Parking Lot Crash-Landing in Kearny Mesa

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By George Hatcher
Parking Lot Crash-Landing in Kearny Mesa

At 5:30 p.m., a single engine Mooney M20L registered to William and Devon Logan of San Diego lost power over San Diego, struck a light pole and crashed in the Kearny Mesa Costco parking lot. One woman died at the scene; the other was evacuated to Sharp Memorial Hospital. Two witnesses who were assisting... »

Small Crash Kills 4 in Russia

Monday, July 14, 2014
By George Hatcher

On July 13, 2014, around 18:00 Moscow time, a Yakovlev Yak-18T crashed in Ryazan, Russia six miles from Spassk killing four. Initially, police reported three dead: the pilot and two passengers. However the names have been released, and there were four aboard. The report said that a local resident engaged the plane in agricultural... »

Mexico Cessna Sport Fishing Hop has at least four fatalities

Saturday, July 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Mexico Cessna Sport Fishing Hop has at least four fatalities

On July 10, a Cessna 206 en route from Tamaulipas to Veracruz with seven aboard crashed in eastern Mexico has killed four people and injured two. The fall of the plane did not affect the residents of the town. No cause has been reported for the plane failure. The pilot reported engine failure at... »

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