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Small Plane Crashes in Berks County Cornfield

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed into a cornfield in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on September 21. The plane ended up in an upside down position near 1600 block of Route 100. According to a witness Tyler Moyer, “We heard the engine stall, and then it started back up… The farmer was still picking the... »

Vintage Spitfire Makes Crash-Landing in Woodchurch Fields

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
By George Hatcher
Vintage Spitfire Makes Crash-Landing in Woodchurch Fields

A vintage Spitfire plane made a crash-landing in a field in Woodchurch, Kent, England, on the morning of September 7. The plane crashed when the 68-year-old pilot, identified as Rob Davies MBE, was trying to make an emergency landing due to engine failure. The plane sustained significant damage. The pilot remained safe and walked... »

Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Los Angeles County

Saturday, August 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Los Angeles County

A small plane crashed in Llano, near Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, on August 27. Authorities said the single-engine Piper PA25 crashed in a vacant field near 165th Street East and East Avenue X. The pilot, identified as Channing Morse, 67, of San Diego, was killed at the spot. The cause of... »

Cessna Crashes into Field in South Africa; 2 Killed

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Cessna Crashes into Field in South Africa; 2 Killed

A small plane crashed into a sugar cane field off N2 highway near Winkelspruit, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on August 25. Authorities said the Cessna 172 went down when it was transporting 2 people. The aircraft was on fire when the police and rescue teams arrived. Both occupants of the ill-fated plane succumbed to their... »

Small Plane Crash-Lands in Spain; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crash-Lands in Spain; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

A micro-light plane made a crash-landing in an orange orchard near the runway of Seville Airport, Spain, on August 23rd. The aircraft crash-landed after the pilot lost consciousness mid-air and his wife, with “no notion” of flying a plane, had to take charge. The flight was heading towards Coria del Rio from Trebujena, at the... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Pennsylvania

Monday, August 10, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Pennsylvania

A small Rockwell Commander plane had to make an emergency landing in a field in Penn Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of August 1st. The two seater plane on a “sightseeing adventure” from Reading, Pennsylvania, had to be landed in emergency due to engine trouble. The plane was destroyed. The 55 year-old... »

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... »

Japan: Emergency Field Landing when Engine Quits

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
Japan: Emergency Field Landing when Engine Quits

Four people aboard a privately owned Fuji Fa-200-160 made a crash landing in a field near Ozaki, Yachiuo city, Japan. The pilot made the emergency landing because the engine quit. There were no fatalities, and only the co-pilot, who suffered a facial injury sustained any injury. The plane had taken off from and was... »

Four Dead in Passenger Plane Crash, Lyon

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher
Four Dead in Passenger Plane Crash, Lyon

Photographer Rolando Criniti A privately owned Cessna 421C Golden Eagle en route from Lyon Bron Airport to Aix-Les-Milles/Aix En Provence Airport took off then crashed near Lyon, France. The four passengers, one of whom ejected) died in the crash. The plane crashed in a field near the end of the runway. Fifty firefighters and... »

Medical Evacuation Helicopter has Hard Landing in Mississippi

Saturday, September 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

A medical Eurocopter AS350 helicopter from Pioneer Hospital carrying a patient to Baptist Hospital in Jackson made a hard landing in the back yard of Don Forbush–an open field on Ratliff Ferry Road, Madison County around 9:30 pm on Sept 19. The helicopter sustained damage. Rescue and law enforcement responded to the scene. The... »

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