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Microlight Aircraft Crashes into Trees in Australia; 2 Injured

A microlight aircraft crashed into trees off Tresize Rd, Mowbray, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, on the morning of September 10th.

A man and woman aboard the aircraft survived the crashed with non- life threatening injuries.

The man and woman were taken to hospitals.

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

microlightA 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 time.

The pilot lost his life while his wife sustained serious injuries.

Pilot Dies after a Microlight Aircraft Crashed at Caernarfon Airport

microlightA Microlight aircraft crashed on the runway at Caernarfon Airport in Snowdonia, North Wales, United Kingdom.

The accident happened at about 6pm on May 15. According to a North Wales Police spokesperson, “A 55-year-old male – thought to be inside the aircraft at the time of the collision – was taken to hospital with serious injuries and was sadly later pronounced dead.”

The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB).

Two Fatalities in German Microlight Accident

IG Utraleichtfliegen Bürstedt (which is an air carrier) was flying a Comco Ikarus C42 (which is a German micro-light aircraft) which took off from Lorsch en route to Rheingau but crashed in woods near Rüdesheim.

The plane crashed near the Rüdesheim-Aulhausen air field, with two unidentified men aboard. The plane caught fire on impact and help arrived too late.

The two people aboard were reported as fatalities, one who was thrown from the plane, and one who was burned beyond recognition.

It is not known if the pilot lost control after impacting trees, if it was a pilot error or a technical defect.

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Microlight Crashes on Carters Beach, 2 fatalities

On Jan 30, 2012, a Micro Aviation Bantam B22S that took off from Westport Airport with two aboard went missing Wednesday. The plane was found on Jan 31, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. on Carters Beach, near Westport. The two local men aged 58 and 25, who were aboard did not survive.

The bodies of the two men aboard were found beside the plane.

A dense sea fog descended at 9 pm when the plane had been aloft and may have been instrumental in the cause of the accident. Locals heard two loud bangs but don’t know if the sound was connected to the accident. The wreckage is not far from the airport.

Peter Ashby father of the crash victim Cole, 25, found the wreckage of the plane carrying his son and pilot Roger Smith, 58. Cole was found dead about a kilometre away, swept away by the tide.

Cole was a machine operator at Stockton opencast mine who enjoyed “motocross, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skiing, drift cars.”

The accident is under investigation.

Microlight Crash in Anatalya Turkey Kills Pilot and Foreign Tourist

December 24, 2012, a Microlight in Anatalya Turkey with two aboard crashed while touring.

A half hour after taking off, Pilot Joseph Karao?lu’nun Güzeloba and foreign tourist Mark Paris were killed.

The small plane flies below radar and cannot be detected. Authorities say the plane was likely overloaded. “The plane has a 70 liter tank and the engine can be removed.”

Prosecutors and crime scene investigation teams are workkng at the scene.

The remains were taken to the morgue for an autopsy at tye Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Microlight Crash in German Corn Field

What: Flugschule UL Freital Fly Synthesis Storch
Where: Niederschöna Germany
When: Sept 17, 2012 at 8:30
Who: 2 fatalities
Why: The 582 Storch microlight engaged on a round trip from Mohom crashed in a Halsbrücke field and broke into pieces on impact.

The two aboard the plane died in the crash. The 22 year old pilot has been identified but the name has not been released. The passenger has not been identified.

The Niederschöna fire department were first responders. The Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation of Brunswick is investigating.


Microlight Trike Injures Two in Wyalong

What: Microlight
Where: West Wyalong Australia
When: May 18 2012
Who: 2 aboard, 0 fatalities
Why: Two men were aboard a trike style microlight which crashed in a paddock south of West Wyalong. A 35-year-old local man with pelvis and spinal injuries was airlifted to Canberra Hospital. A 27 year old man had lacerated leg injuries.

Police established a crime scene at the Wargin Road location but ATSB is not investigating.

Missing Light Craft Discovered Crashed in NZ field

What: Zenair CH 601 UL Zodiac microlight en route from Ohakea to Dargaville
Where: South Head, Kaipara NZ
When: April 1, 2012
Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities
Why: The microlight crashed in a field in South Head, Kaipara, NZ after sending a distress call at 1 pm. The flight went missing at 1, and was found before 7 when weather delayed the recovery of the bodies.

The owner of the field (on Fuller Rd in South Head, about 31km north of Helensville) contacted authorities after finding the microlight wreckage around two. The medic who arrived by chopper found both passengers deceased. The cockpit was crushed, and the tail shattered. There was no fire. Officials are investigating but the names of the victims have not been released.

Hawaii: Microlight Crash Results in Two Fatalities

Pictured: Image on Tedd’s Flying Adventures website

What: Tedd’s Flying Adventures Airborne Outback XT-912 SST Tundra micro-light aircraft
Where: Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii
When: April 21, 2010 9:36 a.m.
Who: Pilot Tedd Robert Hecklin, owner of Tedd’s Flying Adventures in Kailua-Kona and passenger Kathryn Grace Moran of Kailua-Kona
Why: While en route, witnesses report seeing the wing of the Airborn Edge “fold.” Then the plane descended and impacted Kealakekua Bay. Local tour boats hurried to retrieve both aboard, and those aboard attempted CPR but both victims had sustained fatal injuries.

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