Crash in Bank Lot

Thursday, September 26, 2013
By George Hatcher
Crash in Bank Lot

On Sept 25, Kentucky doctor and his wife who were flying a GDK International LLC-owned Cirrus SR20 G2 to the Chicago area to attend a medical conference when their plane struck a tree, a light post and several cars in Bolingbrook. The pilot had aborted a landing, and never completed the go-around back to... »

Medical Helicopter Emergency Landing Takes out Windshield

Friday, May 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
Medical Helicopter Emergency Landing Takes out Windshield

photographer Jerome Mervelet A medical evacuation helicopter, ADAC-Luftrettung Eurocopter EC 135 P2 was making a street landing in Germany when it struck a car. The tail of the chopper struck an Opel Corsa’s window. The car was parked in a parking lot at the Ochsenfurt train station. No people were injured. The pilot and... »

Cessna Street Landing As Electrical Quits

Friday, February 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
Cessna Street Landing As Electrical Quits

On Jan 31, 2013, a Cessna R172K was en route from Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (El Plumerillo International Airport, ) in Mendoza Argentina to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport in San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina when it suffered a loss of electrical power. Pilot Rodolfo Smith made a safe emergency landing... »

Emergency Landing on Florida Interstate

Thursday, August 23, 2012
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing on Florida Interstate

What: Piper PA 32 en route from Davis Island Where: I-75 at Gibsonton Drive, Florida When: August 23, 2012 Who: 3 aboard Why: The pilot, Charles Pulliam took off from Davis Island en route to Opa Locka AIrport, but began losing oil and had to make an emergency landing. He struck a power line... »

Emergency Landing on Route 67

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Homebuilt Europa en route from Gillespie Field Where: Route 67 in Santee When: July 21, 2012 Who: Pilot Why: When his engine locked up in a turn after taking off from Gillespie Field, pilot Wayne Oehler of El Cajon made an emergency landing on to the freeway near Riverton road. A California Highway... »

Street Landing in Big Easy

Sunday, April 24, 2011
By George Hatcher
Street Landing in Big Easy

What: Single engine 1960 Piper Tri-Pacer en route from Lakefront Airport to St. Charles Parish Where: Harrison Avenue and West End, New Orleans When: April 16, 2011, 2:15 pm Who: pilot Why: Pilot Houston Hunter had dropped off his grandson at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans and was en route to Ama Airport in... »

Maryland: Monocacy National Battlefield Landing

Friday, April 2, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Cessna 182 Where: Monocacy National Battlefield When: March 30, 2010 Who: Pilot, Bethany Chase, 40, of Germantown, Md and passenger Gregory Windham 57, of Olney Why: The pilot was making traffic surveys. She intended to land at Montgomery Airport, but there was a problem there with wind shear, and she redirected to Frederick... »

Police Chopper Lands on Street

Friday, January 23, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Fresno Police helicopter When: 9:00 PM Sunday night. Where: just off a runway at Fresno’s Chandler Airport. When: Why: The copter was following a hit and run suspect when the oil light on the instrument panel came on. No injuries. Download article as PDF »

Ultralight Lands on public Street

Friday, January 23, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: ultra-light plane from the Keswick Dam area half a mile away from Benton Airpark, Where: emergency landing on Eureka Way. Redding When: Sunday Afternoon 1-18 Who: pilot Ron Lim and passenger Why: Lim was on his third flight of the day when his engine died. He managed to avoid power lines and made... »

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