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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 Airliners.net 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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