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Helicopter Crashed in Illinois after Hitting Power Line; Pilot Injured

Monday, August 10, 2015
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Crashed in Illinois after Hitting Power Line; Pilot Injured

A helicopter crash-landed in Atkinson, Henry County, Illinois, at around 5 P.M. on August 5. According to sources, the aircraft hit a power line, caught fire, and landed in a soy bean field. The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was pulled out of the burning helicopter by farm owner. He was airlifted... »

Utility Crew Perish in Cable Connection

Thursday, January 30, 2014
By George Hatcher
Utility Crew Perish in Cable Connection

The DBS Helicopters Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III helicopter in Silt, Colorado, that got tangled in power cables doing Holy Cross Energy powerline inspections crashed, killing the pilot and crew. The accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. where the shared Holy Cross and Xcel Energy power lines cross Dry Hollow Road about 1.6 miles south of... »

Martin County Texas Helicopter Fatalities

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Haverfield Aviation Hughes 369 outside of Midland Texas was engaged in a routine power line inspection at ten a.m. when the helicopter encountered problems. Haverfield Aviation performs Aerial Power Line Inspection And Maintenance. The helicopter flew into powerlines. The pilot survived. Two linemen suspended from the helicopter by cables fell two hundred feet... »

Skydiving Plane Crashes Electrical Cable Before Event

Monday, December 17, 2012
By George Hatcher
Skydiving Plane Crashes Electrical Cable Before Event

An Oulton Investments Pty Ltd Cessna 182A Skyline was en route to fly for a skydiving company that hired the plane for a Christmas party at the Flame Lily Adventures park. A Santa Skydiving event was planned. While en route, the plane struck four electricity transmission lines, cutting power to 1600 homes. The plane... »

Atlanta Officers Killed Chopper Search/Crash

Sunday, November 4, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: OH-6A helicopter Where: Atlanta When: Nov 4, 2012 Who: 2 fatalities Why: Pilot Richard J. Halford, 48, and tactical flight officer Shawn A. Smiley, 40 were killed when the low-flying police helicopter they were in hit a power line, fell to a city street and exploded. The officers were searching for a nine... »

One Fatality in Mexican Lake while Tourism Video Filming Underway, No Academy Actors Involved.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Gobierno del Edo de Michoacan Bell 407 Where: lago Zirahuén Mexico When: Sept 18, 2012 Who: 5 aboard, 1 fatality Why: The Helicopter was filming a promotional tourism video when it crashed in Lake Zirahuen. Four aboard were injured. There was one fatality. The aircraft became entangled with a tension wire, used as... »

Two Die in Balloon Fire

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
By George Hatcher
Two Die in Balloon Fire

What: Schroeder Fire Balloons G34/24 Where: Villiers-Saint-Denis, Aisne France When: May 13th, 2012, 7:00 Who: 4 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: Fifteen minutes after takeoff, the craft struck power lines and crashed. The basket caught fire immediately after touching the power line, instantly killing the pilot of the balloon and a sixty year old passenger.... »

Cessna Crash under Investigation

Saturday, July 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Cessna Crash under Investigation

What: Cessna C-210 Where: Airport Road near Pastoral Center St. Charles Borromeo, Romeoville, near Lewis University Airport When: June 26, 2011, 2:49 p.m. Who: Pilot Victor Pantaleo and passenger Why: After experiencing engine problems on taking off from the Brookeridge Airpark in Downers Grove, the pilot was attempting to return to the airport, when... »

Narcotics Chopper Crash in Colombia Kills 8, 4 Survive

Saturday, June 11, 2011
By George Hatcher
Narcotics Chopper Crash in Colombia Kills 8, 4 Survive

What: Colombian Police Bell UH-1 Huey en route from La Salina to Yopal Where: La Salina, Casanare Province Colombia When: June 11, 2011 Who: 11 aboard, 8 fatalities Why: In Bogata, a police Huey crashed on take-off when it became entangled with electrical cables (high voltage wires). Mechanical failure may have been involved. Seven... »

Japanese Coast Guard Helicopter Lost at Sea

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Japanese Coast Guard Bell 412EP “Akizuru” Where: off Kagawa, Shikoku Japan When: August 8 2010 Who: 5 occupants 4 fatalities Why: Akizuru hit offshore power lines and crashed into the sea. The five member crew was missing; but the remains of 4 were found by searchers. One is still missing. Download article as... »

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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