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Small Plane Crashes in Beaver County, PA; 2 Injured

Sunday, September 17, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed into a tree in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on September 16th. Authorities said the Piper J3C-65 plane went down in the 200 block of McKenzie Road, Hanover. There were two people aboard at the time, both of them were injured. They were taken to Allegheny General Hospital. Download article as PDF »

Treestrike Kills Pilot Short of Runway

Thursday, June 27, 2013
By George Hatcher

A privately owned Cirrus SR22 en route from from Moorabbin Airport was on landing approach when it struck trees and crashed in Boxwood. The plane crashed north of Benalla a city in northeastern Victoria, Australia. The plane impacted trees near the private airstrip. The 51 year old pilot died at the scene. The Australian... »

Ultralight Pilot Walks Away from Crash

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 21, 2013, a Rotax 447 ultralight was flying, clipped treetops and crashed after takeoff. The pilot, Randy R. Roman took off at 2:45 pm and shortly later crashed on Mendoza road in Manatee County. The pilot was uninjured but the ultralight was a total loss. After crashing his homebuilt ultralight, reports say... »

Student Pilot in Palo Alto Lesson Scare

Thursday, August 25, 2011
By George Hatcher
Student Pilot in Palo Alto Lesson Scare

What: single engine Beechcraft Musketeer on student flight Where: East Palo Alto’s Ravenswood Open Space Preserve When: 08/23/2011, 9:30 am Who: instructor and student pilot Why: While practicing touch and go maneuvers at Palo Alto Airport, the plane’s engine failed. When the engine failed, the plane went down in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve.... »

Pilot Dies Fighting Fire

Friday, January 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Pilot Dies Fighting Fire

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Salvador Carrazoni García What: Air Tractor AT-802, registered to FAASA Group Aerodromo Sebastian Almagro Ctra, operated by FAASA Chile Servicios Aeros LTDA en route from a landing strip in the vicinity of Santa Juana, Chile Where: Santa Juana, Chile When: January 9, 2011 Who:... »

Olive Branch Plane Crash

Sunday, February 1, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Vectair USA plane en route from Olive Branch Airport. Where: Fifteen miles from the airport, in Fayette County Tennessee on Price Road, near Knox Road and Highway 57 in Moscow. When: 3:30 p.m. January 31, 2009 Who: Pilot Killed Why: The plane clipped the tree line, crashed into a field then slid into... »

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