Helicopter Pilot Lost in Lake Wanaka

Thursday, November 6, 2008
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Pilot Lost in Lake Wanaka

What: Robinson R22 helicopter en route from Haast and to Wanaka Where: Lake Wanaka When: Missing Saturday. 13 boats, 4 helicopters 70 Land SAR (search and rescue) volunteers have been searching since Saturday. Who: helicopter pilot Morgan Saxton missing and presumed dead Why: Helicopter reported missing on Saturday, overdue on a flight from Haast.... »

UK Gazelle Crash Update

Thursday, November 6, 2008
By George Hatcher
UK Gazelle Crash Update

What: ex-military Gazelle helicopter en route from Stratford-upon-Avon to Yeovilton in Somerset. The helicopter was co-owned by Rod (Rick) Praskey and fellow flying enthusiast Christopher Evans. Christopher Evans was NOT aboard. Where: in open grassland about 800-900 feet high – one of the highest spots in Gloucestershire, crashed in a field at Langley Hill... »

Replica Avro Warbird Crashes

Thursday, November 6, 2008
By George Hatcher
Replica Avro Warbird Crashes

What: World War I-era vintage Avro 504K owned by Wellington-based company The Vintage Aviator Where: Hood Aerodrome When: took off about 10.30am but crashed a few minutes later Who: The pilot’s name was not released. Why: the engines failed and the pilot, 34, tried to land the plane but was unable to clear the... »

5 Killed in Brazil Crash

Thursday, November 6, 2008
By George Hatcher
5 Killed in Brazil Crash

What: P-35 Beechcraft in the southern state of Paraná, Brazil en route from Sonora to Arapongas Where: in a school yard lf Municipal School Ilda Campano Santini in the city of Paranavai 250 km from the Paraguay border When: 10:50 Sunday Who: All five aboard were killed, 3 were family members. One woman was... »

Emergency Landing Flips Plane, Pilot Survives

Thursday, November 6, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: Single engine plane en route from Sky Ranch in Edinburg to Glens Falls Where: Barkersville Road and Southline Road in the Town of Providence When: 10:47 a.m Who: pilot Timothy J. Cowper Why: When the engine failed, the pilot circled and attempted a landing in the area of Barkersville Road and Southline Road.... »

Mexican Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino Killed in Lear Crash

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
By George Hatcher
Mexican Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino Killed in Lear Crash

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer John R. Beckman What: Lear jet en route from the north-central city of San Luis Potosi to Mexico City Where: in the street street in an upscale business district in Mexico City When: Tuesday Nov 4 during rush hour Who: Eight people killed ,... »

Emergency Landing in Ohio

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
Emergency Landing in Ohio

Where: A field on Township Road 1275, Ashland Ohio When: Saturday Who: Pilot Jeffrey K. Edmondson Why: When the engine cut out, the pilot had to make an emergency landing. There was damage to the landing gear. Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a... »

Gazelle Helicopter Crashes in the UK

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
Gazelle Helicopter Crashes in the UK

What: ex-military Gazelle helicopter en route from Stratford-upon-Avon to Yeovilton in Somerset Where: in open grassland about 800-900 feet high – one of the highest spots in Gloucestershire, crashed in a field at a farm in Winchcombe, near Cheltenham. When: Noon Nov 1 Who: Two men and a woman Why: poor visibility is conjectured... »

Flightsmanship Averts Disaster in Commemorative Flight

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
Flightsmanship Averts Disaster in  Commemorative Flight

What: Commemorative Air Force T6 Texan modified to resemble a Nakajima B5N2 “KATE” Torpedo Bomber, a type of aircraft that “devastated Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.” The replica is part of the Central Texas wing from the San Marcos Municipal Airport. The replica had taken off from an air show at Lackland AFB... »

21 Year Old Cropduster Crashes and Burns in Tasmania

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
21 Year Old Cropduster Crashes and Burns in Tasmania

What: 1967 cropdusting Cessna Where: Cressy in north Tasmania When: 8 a m Who: 12 year old pilot working for a local aviation company Why: The engine stalled, lost altitude and hit the ground nose first, exploding and igniting fuel from the ruptured tank. The propeller was torn off by the impact.The pilot was... »

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