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 corn. The farmer didn’t even notice it, and the dust was flying everywhere from the tractors and stuff,”
The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was injured and was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital.
The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the cause of crash.
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 sixteen vehicles, nvestigators from the RCMP Air Transport and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, responded to the scene. Four charred bodies were found in the plane, one without. Prefect Stéphane Rouvé and Lyon Prosecutor Marc Cinamonti visited the wreckage.
The names of the passengers have not been released.
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.
A Cessna 172 and a Cessna 172RG Cutlass collided over Westlake Village eight miles east northeast of Ventura.
The Cutlass, registered to Ameriflyers of Florida LLC made an emergency landing on the Westlake Golf Course, Westlake Village, California. Three aboard sustained minor injuries in a belly landing at 2:15 p.m. near the third hole. They were hospitalized with minor injuries.
The second plane crashed in the Santa Monica Mountains, sparking a brush fire and a search and rescue effort. The pilot was found under the wreckage.
One of the planes had left Santa Monica Airport on an engine test flight and was heading east when it collided with the other.
On April 5, 2013, an Aero Bravo 700 Agrícola spraying insecticide near the city of Perolândia crashed near GO-050 highway. The company was Planeta Viação Agrícolas. The fatal flight was to be the last run of the day.
The plane had been spraying a cornfield when it crashed and caught on fire. Farm workers put out the fire, but not in time to save the young pilot, who suffered broken bones and severe burns.
The cropduster was demolished.
The Jataí Fire Department lieutenant Lourivaldo Ribeiro da Silva said the pilot had not been identified yet; and his body was taken to the Jataí Medical Legal Institute.
The pilot has since been recognized as 25 year old Rivelino Rocha.
What: Beechcraft 35 Bonanza Where: Glencoe, MN When: March 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. Who: 3 fatalities Why: The plane crashed on farmland four mines north of Glencoe killing what appears to be a family of three aboard the plane and also three dogs. Conditions were five miles visibility and overcast at 900 feet and the pilot may have been flying by visual flight rules in conditions when VFR flight isn’t allowed. Visibility in the area is known to drop “at the drop of a hat” so the pilot may have flown into worsening conditions inadvertently.
Witnesses say they heard the plane sputtering, and heard a popping noise before impact. Others saw the plane flying low before it hit the ground in foggy drizzly weather leaving a two-hundred yard debris field. The plane may have been flying from St. Cloud.
By the time bystanders arrived on the scene, the plane was missing the tail and a wing, and was engulfed in a “ball of flame.”
The plane had just been sold by a St. Cloud resident to a new owner.
Stuart Dahlberg, 52, his wife Ivelisse Morillo, and his mother, Mae Dahlberg were en route to visit family in Colorado when they were killed in the crash. Stuart Dahlberg was an experienced pilot.
Regis#: 3871N Make/Model: BE35 Description: 35 Bonanza
Date: 03/21/2012 Time: 1612
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
City: GLENCOE State: MN Country: US
AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN FIELD. THE THREE PERSONS ONBOARD WERE FATALLY INJURED. 4-5 MILES NORTH OF GLENCOE, MN
What: Euro Copter EC 130 helicopter en route from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Indianapolis Where: Noblesville Hanbury Manor Boulevard near the Sagamore Golf Course When: Nov 3, 2011 Who: pilot and 5 passengers Why: The pilot made a public statement that he was piloting his chopper and encountered severe weather. He made an emergency landing described as “controlled” in an Indiana corn field.
After landing, when everyone aboard had vacated, the chopper caught fire. There were no injuries.
The incident is under investigation by the NTSB and the FAA.
What: Air Methods Corp Eurocopter AS-350 en route from a hospital in St. Joseph, MO Where: a field a mile north of Midwest National Air Center. Missouri When: April 26, 2011, 7 pm Who: 3 crew and one patient Why: The St. Joseph Missouri medical chopper was on the way to Liberty Kansas about to refuel at Midwest National Air Center in Mosby when it went down in a Clay County field. There is no indication what went wrong that caused the crash and skies were reported to be clear. The wreckage is reported to be mangled. According to the video below the wreck might have been a failed landing, hitting the skids, then flipping.
There were no survivors. The crew lost in the crash were Randy Bever, Flight Nurse, 47, of Savannah, Mo., Chris Frakes, Flight Paramedic, 36, of Savannah, Mo. and James Freudenberg, Pilot, 34, of Rapid City, Sd.
The name of the 58-year-old female passenger has not yet been released.
The helicopter was certified in 2005, good until 2013. Key Equipment Finance Inc. out of Boulder, CO.holds the lien and it was being operated by LifeNet, a subsidiary of Air Methods Inc. of Englewood, CO.
A plane which made an emergency landing (termed a miracle landing, and the pilot heavily lauded) while carrying three Grade 9 geography students from White Oaks Secondary School was under enhanced monitoring at the time; and since the emergency, has been suspended.
The plane made an emergency landing with the students in a field. For twenty years, Spectrum Airways has had an agreement with the Halton District School Board to provide scenic flights for Grade 9 geography students. The Cessna Skyhawk 172 had run out of fuel, and the pilot landed with no damage or injuries, landing in a field behind Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School.
Burlington Airpark, Spectrum Airways and Kovachik Aircraft Maintenance are responsible for maintenance.
What: Ontario Limited-Spectrum Airways Cessna 172M Skyhawk en route from Burlington Airport Where: 1 KM south of Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School, Canada When: May 5, 2011 Who: 23 year old pilot, 3 passengers Why: The plane made a safe emergency landing behind the school. On landing, the gas tank was empty. The pilot avoided homes, power lines, and a student rally in the parking lot.
What: #3875C C421 Golden Eagle Executive Commuter plane Where: Connersville Indiana When: 8:15 pm Who: James Robert Savor, 47 Why: Around 8:15 witnesses heard the plane flying low. It crashed in a corn field south East County Road 400, near Henry Road two miles from the airport Weather at the time was rainy. The pilot was killed in the crash.
What: Madison Air Guard Flying Club single engine Piper en route to a Sauk Prairie Memorial Airport Where: a half mile north of the Sauk Prairie Memorial Airport runway, Wisconsin When: Dec 29 2010 Who: pilot Chauncey Yost Jr Why: The pilot saw high power lines and made an emergency landing in a field north of the runway where he intended to land. Local passers by helped dig his undamaged plane out of the snow. No ambulance service responded as there were no injuries.
What: TransPac Aviation Academy Piper PA-28-181 training flight from Deer Valley Airport Where: Wittmann, Arizona When: Dec 1, 2010 Who: student pilot Why: A student pilot from Transpac Aviation academy was airlifted to John C Lincoln hospital with minor injuries after landing so hard in the desert that the wheels disengaged. The cause of the incident is unknown but under investigation.
In January, 24 year old Chinese TransPac student pilot Amy Zhai was killed in a 2002 single-engine Piper Archer crash near Deer Valley Airport.
What: vintage 1946 Taylorcraft BC12-D en route from Limington airport Where: field near Cape Monday Road, Harrison, Maine,
40 miles northwest of Portland When: August 14 2010 Who: 2 fatalities Why: The flight was reported lost when it did not return Saturday night. The wreckage was found 6 am Sunday. It appears that the pilot struck trees while attempting a field landing.
Pilot George A. Fortin and passenger Anatole “Tony” Kalinuk were killed in the crash.
What: Hillsboro Aviation Robinson R22 Where: quarter mile south of the Hillsboro Airport, east of the Washington County Fairgrounds When: Jun 19th, 2010 8:40 pm Who: pilot and passenger Why: On approach to the airport, the pilot lost power and attempted an emergency field landing. The helicopter flipped on landing, but the pilot and passenger were unhurt.
What: single engine Cessna 150 M en route from Harlingen. Where: Los Fresnos TX When: April 29 2010 Who: Pilot Why: The pilot is a flight instructor who has just bought the Cessna involved. En route, he experienced engine trouble (in-flight engine power loss) and landed safely in a sorghum field in Los Fresnos with no injury and no plane damage reported.
What: Trigana Air Service Aerospatiale ATR-42-300 en route from Berau to Samarinda Indonesia Where: East Kalimantan, Borneo When: Feb 11th 2010 Who: 46 passengers and 5 crew Why: While en route, the plane suffered engine failure in one of its turboprops. The pilot had diverted to Balikpapan but could not reach the airport, and was forced to land in a rice field near Bone village. The plane was feared missing after losing contact with ATC. One individual had a broken leg but no other serious injuries were reported. No other details have been released regarding the retrieval of the passengers.
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