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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.

5 Killed as Planes Collided Mid-Air Near San Diego

A single-engine Cessna 172 and a twin-engine Sabreliner collided midair near Brown Field Municipal Airport in San Diego, California, at around 11 A.M. on August 16.

The accident happened near Otay Mesa Road and Harvest Street when both aircrafts were approaching Brown Field Municipal Airport.

Five people were killed in the crash. Their identities are not known at the moment.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

NASA Conducts Crash Test on Cessna to Assess ELT Performance

NASA has recently conducted a crash test using a Cessna 172 plane at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia.

The test was carried out to evaluate the performance of Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT) in the aircraft. The aircraft was hauled to 82 feet to assess how the 4 ELTs installed in the plane perform during cabling’s strength and fire tests and beacons’ drop and vibration tests

NASA spokesperson Chad Stimson said “Everything worked. But the team will take some time to sort out why the ELTs performed the way they did.”

2 Killed in Mid-Air Collision Over Alberta

Two Cessna planes collided mid-air east of Fort McMurray in north-eastern Alberta, Canada, at around 8 p.m. on June 21.

One of the planes, a Cessna 185, landed safely at the Fort McMurray airport after the collision. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured.

The other plane, a Cessna 172, crashed in bushes. Both people aboard were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.

The Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes near Castro Valley

A single-engine Cessna 210 crashed near Castro Valley in California, on May 21.

The plane was en-route from Buchanan Field Airport, Concord to Reid-Hillview Airport, San Jose when it went down. Authorities said the plane was reported overdue after which, Civil Air Patrol pilots located its wreckage next morning.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the accident. He was identified as Andrew Morse, 66, of Lafayette.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Pilot Escapes Injury as Cessna Makes Emergency Landing in Western Australia

CessnaA Cessna 210 made an emergency landing on a bush track in Djugun, east of Broome, in Kimberley, Western Australia, on May 3.

The single-engine aircraft was flying from Alice Springs to Broome when the pilot had to land in emergency due to thick fog.

The plane sustained minor damage during landing, however, the pilot remained uninjured.

Cessna crashes in Ontario

What: Cessna four-seat 172 owned by the Brampton Flying Club
Where: Shelburne, Ontario –a farmer’s field just north of Toronto
When: just before 5 a.m Sep. 01 2008
Who: 2 men, including pilot, airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto with life-threatening injuries;one Headwaters Hospital in Orangeville
Why: There is no reason listed why the plane crashed in the field. It looks like a total loss. The pilot is building flight time to become a commercial pilot

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