Medical Plane Crash Leads to Resignations in Romania

Saturday, January 25, 2014
By George Hatcher
Medical Plane Crash Leads to Resignations in Romania

A medical rescue crew boarded a plane and left Bucharest for Oradea to pick up transplant organs from a patient who just passed away. But they became victims themselves. We have seen intensive searches for missing planes all over the globe; but here’s a medical rescue team aboard a BN-2A Islander who suffered tragedy... »

Rescue Pilot Rescued by Rescuees

Thursday, January 10, 2013
By George Hatcher

After a boat rescue failed, on January 9, 2013, a Bell 206 Jet Ranger with only the pilot aboard was rescuing two Nunavut seal hunters, Joe Karetak, who is in his 50s, and his 20-year-old son, who were stranded off the west shore of Hudson Bay. The brutal wind chill was -50 C. The... »

Bolivia Bell 212 Heli Crashes During Rescue

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Armada Nacional Bolivariana Bell 212 Where: Playa Valdez port off Margarita Island Venezuela When: Sept 14 2010 Who: 7 aboard, 2 fatalities, 5 injuries Why: The Venezuelan military helicopter was engaged in rescuing 21 people aboard 2(?) small boats found adrift at sea. The helicopter had ferried doctors to a frigate, and after... »

Coast Guard Rescues 4 in Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, September 2, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Helicopter afloat in Gulf of Mexico Where: Terrebonne Parish When: September 1, 2010, 8:40 a.m. Who: Reid Aldrich of Nampa, Ind., David Portlock of Lafayette, Brian Meadows of Carencro, and John Howell of Cape Coral, Fla. Why: Helicopter over the Gulf of Mexico made an emergency landing IN the Gulf, staying afloat with... »

Missing Plane Crash Couple Found

Thursday, September 2, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Privately owned Glasair Aviation “Sportsman 2+2” plane en route to a fishing trip on Lake Klemka Where: Pipmuacan Reservoir in the Saguenay region When: Sunday August Who: Carol Tremblay, 56, and Nathalie Cote, 44, Why: The couple had decided to go fishing on Lake Klemka, and flew there on the Sportsman configured with... »

Knik Glacier Rescue Update

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Black Hawk rescue helicopter Where: Knik Glacier Alaska Why: Attempting to rescue the five stranded on a glacier since Sunday afternoon, a Black Hawk rescue helicopter was damaged sliding and rolling on the glacier. The Air National Guard helicopter was forced to turn around. It took a day for the pararescue team (which... »

RAAF Hercules Rescues 3 Adrift at Sea

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
By George Hatcher
RAAF Hercules Rescues 3 Adrift at Sea

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Phil Vabre What: Qantas Boeing 767-300 en route from Melbourne to Perth Where: Esperance When: May 10th 2010 Who: 3 men aboard a life raft Why: While en route, the flight got a message to assist in keeping an eye on a drifting raft... »

Ultralight Crash in Zion

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
Ultralight Crash in Zion

Pictured: an Aerotrike Rainbow Aircraft Cobra on display at the Louiseville fly-in. Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Jean-Pierre Bonin What: AEROTRIKE NAKD COBRA ultralight registered to LEONARD KRICK Where: Zion National Park, North Creek, Utah When: 6:15 p.m Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 Who: pilot and passenger Why: Primary incident... »

Climber Rescue in Japan Goes Wrong

Saturday, September 12, 2009
By George Hatcher
Climber Rescue in Japan Goes Wrong

Contact Photographer Shimizu Brothers What: Gifu Prefecture Bell 412 EP Ambulance/Rescue helicopter en route from Gifu Airbase. Where: Takayama, about 240 kilometers west of Tokyo. When: Sept 11 2009, 3:30pm (0630 GMT Who: four people (5 crew on board but at least one was on the mountain in the process of the rescue) Why:... »

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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