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Small Plane Crashes in Florida due to Mechanical Issue

A small plane crashed into a marshy area near Orlando Apopka Airport, Orange County, Florida, on the night of December 30th.

The Cessna 400 had to abort its landing after spotting a deer on the runway. The plane faced mechanical issue after turning around.

The plane sustained significant damage.

The 61-year old pilot was taken to a nearby hospital for first aid.

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Small Plane Crashes in Berks County Cornfield

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.

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Vintage Spitfire Makes Crash-Landing in Woodchurch Fields

vintageA vintage Spitfire plane made a crash-landing in a field in Woodchurch, Kent, England, on the morning of September 7.

The plane crashed when the 68-year-old pilot, identified as Rob Davies MBE, was trying to make an emergency landing due to engine failure.

The plane sustained significant damage.

The pilot remained safe and walked away after the crash.

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Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Los Angeles County

piperdebrisA small plane crashed in Llano, near Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, on August 27.

Authorities said the single-engine Piper PA25 crashed in a vacant field near 165th Street East and East Avenue X.

The pilot, identified as Channing Morse, 67, of San Diego, was killed at the spot.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

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Cessna Crashes into Field in South Africa; 2 Killed

CessnaA small plane crashed into a sugar cane field off N2 highway near Winkelspruit, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on August 25.

Authorities said the Cessna 172 went down when it was transporting 2 people. The aircraft was on fire when the police and rescue teams arrived.

Both occupants of the ill-fated plane succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.

The cause of crash is not known at the moment.

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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.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Pennsylvania

A small Rockwell Commander plane had to make an emergency landing in a field in Penn Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania,tangerinefield on the afternoon of August 1st.

The two seater plane on a “sightseeing adventure” from Reading, Pennsylvania, had to be landed in emergency due to engine trouble.

The plane was destroyed. The 55 year-old woman and 47 year-old man aboard remained safe.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

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Helicopter Crashed in Illinois after Hitting Power Line; Pilot Injured


A helicopter crash-landed in Atkinson, Henry County, Illinois, at around 5 P.M. on August 5.

According to sources, the aircraft hit a power line, caught fire, and landed in a soy bean field.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was pulled out of the burning helicopter by farm owner. He was airlifted to Peoria, Illinois, in serious condition.

The NTSB and Illinois State Police were investigating the crash.

Japan: Emergency Field Landing when Engine Quits

Four people aboard a privately owned Fuji Fa-200-160 made a crash landing in a field near Ozaki, Yachiuo city, Japan.

The pilot made the emergency landing because the engine quit.

There were no fatalities, and only the co-pilot, who suffered a facial injury sustained any injury.

The plane had taken off from and was returning to Otone airfield, Ibaraki, JAPAN.

The Fuji is a single engine piston plane built by Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Japan.

* Asahi Shimbun

Four Dead in Passenger Plane Crash, Lyon

Photographer Rolando Criniti

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.

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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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Small plane crash in Brazil

An Embraer EMB-201A Ipanema was en route from Paracatu MG to Goinia when the pilot had to make a forced landing in a field. The plane was commonly used as a cropduster.

The plane had had a fuel supply problem before but apparently this time the problem was in the fuel pump/power system.

The pilot was uninjured but the plane sustained some damage. There was no fire, but firefighters were on hand, and there was a fuel leak.

Centro de Investigação e Prevenção de Acidentes Aeronáuticos (Cenipa) will be investigating.

Two planes collide over Westlake Village

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.

Aero Bravo 700 Agrícola Crashes in Perolândia, Goiás Brazil

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.

Family Lost in Beechcraft Crash in Minnesota Field

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.

Glencoe Plane Crash Victims Identified as Husband, Wife, Mom: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com

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
Damage: Destroyed
City: GLENCOE State: MN Country: US

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 3

WEATHER: 20007KT 5SM BT OVC 009 14/13 A2998

Chopper Makes Field Landing in Indiana

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.

Lifenet Medical Evacuation Chopper Down in Missouri, Four Fatalities

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.

The NTSB is investigating.

Spectrum Flies Students While in “EM” Status-School board Unaware

Transport Canada’s Enhanced Monitoring System http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/managementservices-referencecentre-documents-sur-sur-002-1028.htm is an aviaition surveillance program, the entry into which is based on an airline’s failure to meet minimum requirements. A score of 3, 4, 5 or a score of 2 where there are minor or moderate findings and there is no evidence of systemic failures, will return the certificate holder to routine monitoring. A score of 1 will result in the issuance of a Notice of Suspension.

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.

Indiana Pilot Crashes in Corn Field

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.

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Piper Field Landing

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.

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Pilot in Training Crash in AZ

Pictured: A TransPac Aviation Academy Piper PA-28-181 Archer III
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Je89 W.

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.

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Small Plane Lost in Maine Kills 2

This is not George A. Fortin’s N96389; it is a Taylorcraft BC-12D Twosome photographed at Millinocket Municipal Airport in Maine
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Paul Robbins

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.

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Helicopter Hard Landing in Oregon

Pictured: A Hillsboro Aviation Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Ted Quackenbush

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.

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Cessna Field Landing

Pictured: A Cessna 150M Commuter filmed in Milwaukee
Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer Bruce Leibowitz

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.

George’s Point of View

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Borneo Emergency Landing

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net
Contact photographer

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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