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Category: <span>Mississippi</span>

Marine Corps Crash Kills 16. Total Loss

A Marine Corps C-130 departed from the Mid-South Base in Millington, Tennessee and crashed in Mississippi in Leflore County in Itta Bena just off Highway 82 in a soybean field. Reports say the plane exploded in mid-air. Bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. The debris field covered a radius of five miles. Witnesses report seeing the plane spiraling down with one engine on fire. The way the debris was scattered on both sides of the highway leads investigators to believe the explosion happened prior to the crash. The plane was loaded with ammunition. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

U.S. Coast Guard Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport

A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 plane made an emergency landing at Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport, Mississippi, on June 20th.

Airport authorities said the crew radioed in, saying that they needed to land at the airport due to smoke in the cockpit.

The plane landed safely. There were six people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Delta Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Flight Control Problems

Delta Airlines flight DL-2312 made an emergency landing in Gulfport, Mississippi, on March 12th.

The Boeing 717-200 plane flying from Atlanta, Georgia, was descending toward Gulfport when the crew declared an emergency due to flight control problems.

The plane landed at higher than normal speed. All 98 people aboard remained safe.

Bird-Hit Delta Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing in Jackson

Delta Airlines flight DL-1411 made a safe landing following a bird strike in Jackson, Mississippi, on January 26th.

The plane flying from Atlanta, Georgia, was on approach to Jackson when a bird hit it.

The crew continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Southwest Airlines Plane Diverts to Jackson after Loss of Cabin Pressure

southwest_airlines_logoSouthwest Airlines flight WN-214 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Jackson, Mississippi, on December 6th.

The plane flying from Atlanta, Georgia, to Houston, Texas, was diverted due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane, carrying 118 passengers and 5 crew members, landed safely.

The airline said a flight attendant was taken to hospital after landing.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Ocean Springs

A small plane made an emergency landing at Ocean Springs Airport in Mississippi, on October 8th.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing due to engine issues.

The pilot sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Morgan Freeman’s Jet Crash-Lands at Tunica Airport

Morgan Freeman’s private jet crash-landed at Tunica Airport in Mississippi, on December 5.

Authorities said the plane, carrying the 78-year-old actor, ended up in a dirt field after landing.

According to Morgan, “I was on my plane on the way to Texas to shoot a segment for The Story of God. Sometimes things don’t go as planned and a tire blew on take-off which caused other problems. But thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson, we landed safely without a scratch. I cannot say the same about my plane. I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety.”

The plane was flying from Clarksdale, Mississippi.

AA Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Mississippi

American EagleAn American Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Meridian, Mississippi, on December 5.

The plane, operated by ExpressJet, was heading from Dallas, Texas, to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, South Carolina, when the crew reported a crack in the windshield and requested an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

The airline arranged another aircraft for the passengers.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Jackson County Highway

emergencyA small plane made an emergency landing at Highway 63 in Jackson County, Mississippi, on November 8.

The single-engine plane was en-route from St. Elmo, Mobile County, when it lost power, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

The plane landed safely. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained unhurt.

The FAA is investigating.

Medical Evacuation Helicopter has Hard Landing in Mississippi

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 pilot was injured, and transported by UMC’s helicopter to the hospital. The patient he was flying was taken by another MedStat helicopter to University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The MedStat pilot who made the hard landing was commended for saving the lives of everyone aboard.

The incident is under investigation by the NTSB and the FAA.

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Homeowner Survived Plane Crashing into Her Home

What: Superior Pallet Co. Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six
Where: Jackson, Miss
When: Nov 13, 2012, 5:00pm
Who: 3 fatalities, 1 injured
Why: Three people aboard the Piper that crashed in Jackson Mississippi died at the scene.

When the plane struck their house, everything Loretta and Roosevelt Jamison owned, including two pets, went up in flames.

Ms Jamison was in her bedroom when the plane struck; first she heard a boom, then voices of someone inside the plane before it exploded. The repercussion knocked her off her feet. As fire engulfed the house, she climbed out of a second story window and was helped down by neighbors.

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Family Piper Lost in Miss. Storm

What: Rgd. Flt Away LLC Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance en route from Andrews, N.C. to Oxford, Miss
Where: Mississippi
When: July 8 2012
Who: 3 aboard
Why: James Bartley Jr.; his wife, Terry Bartley; and their youngest daughter, Caroline Bartley died when their plane broke apart in the air over Mississippi. They were flying from a vacation home in North Carolina to the University of Mississippi. There was lightning reported in the vicinity when the plane crashed. The wreckage is described as burned and crumpled and may have fallen from an altitude of 8000 feet.

Rescue teams responded on foot, four-wheelers and horseback.

The debris field was spread over half of a mile n a field near County Road 4111 in New Site, Mississippi; the fuselage was found by a medical helicopter.

Emergency Landing in Jackson

What: Continental/Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 en route from Knoxville to Houston
Where: Jackson, Mississippi
When: Sept 14 2011
Who: 52 passengers on board
Why: After takeoff, there was a popping noise in the cabin, and smoke ensued.

The pilots diverted to Jackson where they made a safe landing.

Byhalia Crash

Pictured: A homebuilt Aussie Ultralight. The one involved in this crash is no doubt a completely different type.
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Contact photographer Phil Vabre

What: 250 lb single-engine true Ultralight aircraft
Where: Desoto County soybean field near the intersection of Stateline and Center Hill Roads.
When: 10/2/09
Who: 52 year-old Louis Bassie of Byhalia Mississippi
Why: As he was coming in for a landing, Bassie’s plane took a nose-dive, spiraled out-of-control and crashed. Bassie had a pilot’s license, worked as a crop-duster, and had served in the military, but it does not take a license to fly a home built kit plane.

Federal authorities will not be investigating the crash of an unlicensed plane.

FAA official Lost during Proficiency Check in Jackson MS

What: Robinson R44 practicing aerial maneuvers operating out of Hawkins Field Airport
Where: duplex-style house about half a mile east of Hawkins Field airport in Jackson, MississippI
When: Tues September 1, 2009 at 1932
Who: Two FAA officials, pilot Charles Farmer and pilot Larry Wells of Crystal Springs
Why: While in the course of a standard pilot proficiency check, it appeared the helicopter was experiencing engine trouble and trying to land, when the helicopter fell from the sky, clipped a tree and crashed into the unoccupied half a duplex house in Jackson Mississippi. The two victims both of whom worked for the FAA were taken to the Mississippi Medical Center, where Charles Farmer died. Larry Wells sustained serious injuries.

The 2007 R-44 Rotorcraft belonged to WEBB GROUP FLP of Jackson Ms.

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