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Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Mitchell International Airport

A small cargo plane made an emergency landing at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 6th.

The plane was flying from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, when the pilot reported a landing gear problem.

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

The plane belongs to Freight Runners Express, based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Small Plane Crashed in Wisconsin; 2 Killed

A Zenith CH601XL plane crashed in a grassy area in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, on July 25.

Winnebago County authorities contacted Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office on July 26, about a missing plane that was heading to the Experimental Aircraft Association convention in Oshkosh and was around 20 hours overdue.

Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol and the deputies began searching for the plane and found the wreckage in a grassy area.

Both occupants of the plane were found dead.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating.

NTSB to Participate in Annual Aviation Event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

NTSB to Participate in Annual Aviation Event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON – National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual fly-in convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 28 – August 3.

General aviation accidents account for the majority of aviation-related deaths in the United States and continue to be a safety priority for the NTSB. General aviation safety has been an issue area on the NTSB’s Most Wanted List since 2011, and numerous safety recommendations have been issued to address our safety concerns.

During the week-long event, Member Weener and NTSB staff will conduct presentations on accident case studies and lessons learned and various safety issues, including aeronautical decision-making and weather hazards for GA pilots, which is currently on the Most Wanted List. They will also meet with members of the public who visit the NTSB exhibit in the Federal Pavilion and will be featured on EAA Radio daily.

“Participation at the Oshkosh airshow has become a staple for NTSB investigators and staff,” said NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart. “This annual event provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to meet face-to-face with a large number of general aviation pilots and share lessons learned from our investigations with the aviation community.”

In an effort to raise additional awareness, the NTSB has issued numerous safety alerts aimed at reducing accidents. Theses safety alerts include:

• Thunderstorm Encounters;
• In-Cockpit Next Generation Radar Mosaic Imagery;
• Prevent Aerodynamic Stalls at Low Altitude ;
• Reduce Visual References Require Vigilance; and
• Is Your Aircraft Talking to You? Listen!

Media requests for interviews with Member Weener or any of the NTSB staff should be emailed to Keith Holloway, NTSB Public Affairs Officer.

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