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Cirrus Crash Report Released

Saturday, November 9, 2013
By George Hatcher
Cirrus Crash Report Released

The NTSB has released a report on the Sept. 25 Cirrus SR20 plane crash that killed Dr. Narayan Venguswamy, a Kentucky surgeon, and his wife, Jay Venguswamy. The plane touched down several times before it finally left the runway, veered left, descended and struck a tree, light pole and bank parking lot. Narayan Venguswamy... »

Cessna Crash in Arizona

Saturday, October 5, 2013
By George Hatcher
Cessna Crash in Arizona

A Cessna 340A en route from Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport to Ernest A. Love Field Airport when it clipped trees and a radio tower during a low pass at the Gunsite Training Academy. There are four fatalities. Passengers were going to Gunsite Firearms Training Academy when the plane struck a radio tower and crashed. Witnesses... »

Texas Utility Helicopter Crashes with 1 Fatality

Thursday, November 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Texas Utility Helicopter Crashes with 1 Fatality

Flight Aware What: Brim Equipment Leasing Inc Hughes 369D Where: Childress, TX When: Nov 27, 2012, 4:05 p.m. Who: 2 aboard, 1 fatality Why: While hovering above ground, the aircraft was holding a passenger suspended fifty feet below. THe passenger was working on a power line a hundred feet above ground. The helicopter lost... »

Piper Crash in Austria

Saturday, September 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Piper Crash in Austria

What: Land- und Forstflug GesmbHb Piper J3C Where: Apetlon Austria When: Sept 29, 2012 Who: pilot Why: The 49-year-old pilot from Wiener Neustadt struck trees when flying in Apetion. The pilot landed in a field with parts of the tree stuck in the plane. The pilot was treated on the scene and taken to... »

Tiger Moth Crash Kills Two at Mayborough

Sunday, January 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Tiger Moth Crash Kills Two at Mayborough

Click to view full size photo Contact photographer red750 What: De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth Where: Maryborough Airport on Leviathan Road, Australia When: Jan 27, 2012, 5pm. Who: 2 fatalities Why: After taking off, the plane hit trees at the end of the runway. Witnesses described seeing a ball of flames, which ignited a... »

Cessna Crash Lands on Pompano Beach Street, Pilots Walk Away

Thursday, November 3, 2011
By George Hatcher
Cessna Crash Lands on Pompano Beach Street, Pilots Walk Away

What: ATA Flight School Cessna Where: Pompano Beach Air Park When: November 1, 2011 reported at 5:52 pm Who: 2 aboard, 2 survivors Why: A 27 year old instructor Vincent Paul Citrullo and 42 year old student pilot David Bakalar survived a crash at the intersection of Northeast 10th Street and Fifth Avenue in... »

Waterford Pilot Crashes by Williams Lake

Thursday, July 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Waterford Pilot Crashes by Williams Lake

What: 1946 Piper J3C-65 Cub Where: Waterford Township When: July 19, 2011 7:10 p.m. Who: pilot Why: The pilot was attempting to make a lake landing with the single engine seaplane when he hit trees near Ideal Terrace and crashed in a field near Williams Lake. The pilot managed to avoid houses in the... »

Cessna tree-strike

Sunday, June 20, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Oasis Flight Services. twin engine Cessna en route to Plymouth Municipal Airport Where: PLYMOUTH, Mass When: June 19 2010,5:15 p.m. Who: three aboard Why: After surveying, the Cessna was en route to the airport when it got stuck in a tree in a Plymouth neighborhood. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Ireland: Kit Plane Crash, 2 Fatalities

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Slazenger’s single-engine two-seater kit Falco EI BMF landing at Powerscourt private airstrip Where: County Wicklow When: 10 April 2010 Who: pilot Dr Michael Slazenger and passenger Noel Whitney Why: While Slazenger was attempting to land his aircraft at a private airstrip on his Powerscourt estate in Eniskerry, the plane’s wing struck a tree... »

Piper Cub Crashes Tree in Alaska

Thursday, December 25, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: PA-18 Super Cub Where: 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF ANCHORAGE, AK When: 12/21/2008 Time: 0030 Who: pilot Why: Aircraft struck tree during aborted take-off 30 miles NW of Anchorage SK Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...


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