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Small Plane Crashed in Louisiana; No Injuries Reported

A small plane crashed in a hay field in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, on August 17th.

Authorities said the Beechcraft Bonanza plane had lost power shortly after taking off from Louisiana Regional Airport.

There were two people aboard at the time; both of them remained uninjured.

Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Pittsburg, CA

A small plane crashed in Pittsburg, California, on October 25th.

The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane went down on a private property along Kirker Pass Road and Nortonville Road.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Multi-Engine Plane Crashes in Montana; 3 Killed

A twin-engine plane crashed near the small town of Boyes, Billings, Carter County, Montana, on the noon of September 17th.

The Beechcraft Baron carrying a man, woman and one 14 year old boy went down in a grassy area.

All three people onboard were killed in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Small Plane Crashed into Pompano Beach House; 3 Injured

A small plane crashed into a home located at 925 NE 26th Ave. in Pompano Beach, Florida, on April 25th.

The Hawker Beechcraft 76 plane went down shortly after taking off from Pompano Beach Airpark.

There were two men and a woman aboard the plane at the time; all of them were critically injured. Authorities confirmed that no one on the ground was injured.

The aircraft is registered to Florida Aviation Academy.

The FAA is investigating.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Kansas after Engine Failure

A small plane had to make an emergency landing on 21st Avenue, Galva, McPherson County, Kansas, on March 22.

The Hawker Beechcraft G36 flying from Wichita, Kansas, was mid-air above McPherson County when the pilot detected trouble with mechanical indicators, deciding to make an emergency landing.

The plane’s engine had failed and the landing gear was damaged.

Both the pilot and the passenger were unharmed.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Indiana interstate

A 1967 Beechcraft Bonzana plane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate-65, between the cities of Seymour and Crothersville, in Indiana, on February 27th.

The plane was heading from Seymour, Indiana, to Louisville, Kentucky, when it developed a mechanical problem. The pilot Aaron Wright, 44, of Carmel, attempted to return to the airport but realized he could not make it and landed on the interstate instead.

The plane was carrying three people, including Wright, his wife, and 13-year-old son; all of them remained uninjured.

Indiana State Police, the FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

2 Killed as Small Plane Crashed into Lake in Orlando

A Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed into Clear Lake in Orlando, Florida, on November 20.

The six-seater aircraft, carrying two people, took off from Orlando Executive Airport but crashed just fifteen minutes later into the lake located off Rio Grande Avenue.

Both occupants of the plane, including a man who appeared to be in his 50s and a teenage girl, were killed in the crash.

Authorities said the plane was en-route to Gainesville, Texas, at the time.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating.

Four Killed as Small Plane Crashes Near Russellville Regional Airport

mexicocrash2A small plane crashed near Van Horne Road on Crow Mountain, Pope County, Arkansas, on October 29.

The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane was attempting to take off from Russellville Regional Airport when it went down.

There were four people aboard at the time; all of them were killed. They were identified as the pilot Phillip Cowger and three siblings Wesley Harris, Julie Lefevre, and Robert Harris.

It is believed that the passengers were heading to Knoxville to attend a funeral.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Single-Engine Beechcraft Crashed in North Carolina; 3 Killed

Beechcraft BonanzaA single-engine plane crashed and caught fire near Horneytown, in the south of Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina, at 12:12 P.M on September 7.

The Beechcraft A36 was en-route to Piedmont Triad International Airport, North Carolina, from Sarasota, Florida, at the time.

The airport’s director Kevin Baker said the pilot was communicating a problem to ATC before the crash, but could not explain it.

The FAA and NTSB were investigating the crash.

According to an NTSB spokesperson, 3 people lost their lives in the accident.

Small Plane Crashed onto Long Island Rail Road Tracks; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

madridcrashA Hawker Beechcraft BE35 plane crashed onto Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) tracks at the crossing between Hicksville and Bethpage stations on Long Island, New York, on August 16.

The plane was heading from Francis S. Gabreski Ariport, Westhampton Beach to Morristown when the pilot reported difficulty in maintaining altitude. Authorities said he was attempting to make an emergency landing at Republic Airport, Farmingdale but could not make it to there.

The pilot was killed in the crash while his only passenger, identified as Carl Giordano, 55, of New Vernon, New Jersey, sustained injuries. He was taken to Nassau County University Medical Center.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Single-Engine Beechcraft Crashed in Polk County; 4 Dead

A single-engine Beechcraft plane crashed in a field in Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin, at around 5:30 P.M. on July 27.

The 1959-model plane, flying from New Richmond Regional Airport, Wisconsin, caught fire after hitting the ground, burning the surrounding fields.

All 4 people aboard were burnt to death. The pilot was identified as Daniel P. Ortner, 44, while the passengers were identified as Eric J. Larson, 47, and his 2 sons Michael J. Larson, 20, and Matthew E. Larson, 18.

The plane was owned by St. Croix Bonanza Association.

Small Plane Crashed in California; Pilot Killed

yardA single-engine Beechcraft BE35 crashed into the yard of a house in Riverside, California, on the afternoon of July 26.

The accident happened when the pilot was trying to an make emergency landing at Riverside Municipal Airport, California, due to engine malfunction.

The plane caught fire after hitting the yard. The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The FAA and NTSB were investigating the accident.

Telluride Crash kills three pilots

At 11:20 a.m. Sunday, three pilots were en route from Telluride Regional Airport to Cortez, Colorado. After the Arizona Cloudbusters Inc Beechcraft 35-33 Debonair “disappeared,” the Civil Air Patrol instituted a search and found the wreckage a mile from the airport. Sherry Anderson, 57, and Sherman Anderson, 64, of Phoenix, and Eric Durban, 48, of Mesa, died in the single-engine plane crash. There was light snow, one mile visibility and light wind at the time of takeoff. Shortly after takeoff, the plane impacted mountainous terrain then caught fire.

The Andersons were commercial pilots. Durban was a military pilot. They were members of Arizona Cloudbusters Flying Club.

Their last communication was with Telluride airport on takeoff at 12:40p.m. which is when ATC instituted the search. The plane was spotted at 5:17 pm.

An investigation is underway.

Crashed, Stolen, Force Landings on April 1 No Joke

On April 1:

  • A privately owned Reims Cessna F172E with two aboard made an emergency landing in Nome, Norway after an engine failed. Neither of the two aboard reported injury.
  • An Ultralight suffered a mechanical failure in south Surrey, BC crashed and sustained damage. The pilot parachuted out into a field of blueberries, and was injured but survived.
  • The pilot of a Beech J35 Bonanza force landed in a cornfield in northwest Davenport, Iowa after the plane suffered a mechanical failure. THe plane was damaged. The pilot was not.
  • A privately owned Cessna 210H that took off from Bullo River Station with four aboard crashed near Cape Ford in Australia. The bodies of three of the four people aboard have been recovered. Those aboard were 45-year-old electrical contractor Stuart Sceney, his 53-year-old wife Karmi Dunn, and daughters Mekdes, 12, and Kal, 15. A search continues for the wreckage and the remaining passenger. Weather conditions hampered the search.
  • A Cessna 172 Skyhawk went down with engine troubles in Juneau County swamp, Wonewoc, Wisconsin. THe pilot Seth Pripps of Rockford, Ill was uninjured. Firefighters assisted.
  • A Caicos Express Airways Cessna 402C took off from and landed at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and suffered a nose-gear collapse. The plane is registered to Turks and Caicos Islands. The pilot was uninjured.
  • A Cirrus SR22 was reported missing/stolen from Benton Arkansas. It was found abandoned in Casscoe Arkansas. On Monday night, the plane had been scheduled to land at Saline County Airport. When officers approached, the plane took off nearly hitting a deputy.

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Beechcraft Lands on New York Highway

What: crippled 1992 Beechcraft Bonanza flying to Burlington, Vt
Where: on Interstate 87, close to the town of North Hudson, near Lake Placid.
When: Wednesday evening
Who: Pilot/flight instructor Michael Denning and 2 student pilots.
Why: While a student was flying, the engine started clicking; then there was an explosion and a power loss. The instructor landed on the highway’s center lane with minima. clearance of surrounding guardrails. Flight instructor Michael Denning has gotten significant accolades for his skilled response.

South African Beechcraft Crashes into Mountain

What: Beechcraft plane owned by Air Serv which provides air transport for international aid agencies. The plane was being flown by South Africa’s Cem Air.
Where: eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
When: crashed into a mountain near Bukavu. The plane was last contacted in heavy rain 10 minutes from Bukavu
Who: 15 passengers and two crew members. Most of the passengers were aid and relief workers.
Why: The weather is considered a factor but no cause is listed as yet. UN rescue teams are “securing the site and searching for and recovering victims’ bodies.” No survivors.

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