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7 Dead, Over 14 Injured as Plane Crashes during Shoreham Airshow

planeA Cold War-era Hawker Hunter jet crashed during Shoreham Airshow at Shoreham Airport in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom, on August 22.

The plane was flying a loop when it went down, hitting several vehicles on A27.

At least 7 people were killed in the crash.

The pilot sustained serious injuries and was flown to Royal Sussex County Hospital. At least 13 others were also injured.

The event was cancelled due to the crash.

US Airways Jet Hits Runway Lights in Charlotte; No Injuries

US AirwaysA US Airways jet, performing flight 1851, hit runway lights while trying to land in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 15.

Authorities said the Airbus A321 was coming from Atlanta, Georgia, when the pilot reported wind shear. The plane then hit the runway lights while trying to land, damaging the underside of its tail.

There were 153 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

The U.S. accident investigators have launched an inquiry into the incident.

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.

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.

Pilot Killed after Banner-Towing Plane Crashed at Compton/Woodley Airport

Plane crashA banner-towing plane crashed and caught fire at Compton/Woodley Airport, located in Los Angeles County, California, on August 9th.

The single-engine Aviat A1 plane crashed while attempting to pick up an advertising banner.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash while another person on the ground sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Los Angeles County Aviation Commission official Dennis Lord, “For some reason, he turned loose of the banner. He was down at a very slow speed. The aircraft stalled and impacted the ground. Why is yet to be determined.

Southwest Airlines Jet Veers Off Taxiway at Orlando International Airport

southwest_airlines_logoA Southwest Airlines plane veered off the taxiway at Orlando International Airport, Florida, on August 11th.

The incident happened after the passengers of flight WN-311, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had exited the Boeing 737-700 plane.

Authorities said the aircraft was being taken for maintenance when it went off the taxiway and its nose gear collapsed.

No one was injured in the incident.

Small Plane Crashes near Adirondack Regional Airport; 4 Killed

brazilcrashA Piper PA-46 aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake, New York, on August 7th.

Authorities said the single-engine plane had arrived from Rochester worldwide Airport and was flying back there when it went down.

Four people were killed in the crash. They were identified as Raymond Shortino, 67, his wife Sharon Shortino, 66, and their friends Harvey Stoler, 68, and Sharon Stoler, 68.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Twin-Engine Plane Crash-Lands in Kentucky; 4 Injured

A small plane crash-landed near the runway of Georgetown-Scott County Airport, Georgetown, Kentucky, on the night of August 1.

The the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air plane was attempting an emergency landing when it crash-landed. All 4 people aboard sustained injuries and were taken to hospitals.

The injured were identified as the pilot Mark Conrad and his pasengers Ron Absher, Aaron Conrad and Jonathan Absher.

The FAA is investigating.

Single-Engine Plane Cashed in Wisconsin; 2 Killed

fireA single-engine plane crashed at Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the evening of July 29.

Milwaukee County sheriff’s office spokesperson Fran McLaughlin said the plane caught fire after hitting the ground.

The plane was heading to Marquette University in Milwaukee, at the time.

The occupants of the plane, identified as Joseph Trustey, 53, and his daughter Anna Trustey, 18, lost their lives in the crash.

The NTSB and the FAA 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 Oklahoma; 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Beechcraft BonanzaA single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza crashed in Colbert, Oklahoma, on the afternoon of July 26.

The plane, carrying 2 people, was heading from Springfield, Missouri, to Fort Worth Spinks Airport, Texas, when it apparently lost power and crashed.

Charles S Fehr, 64, died in the crash while his 64 year-old wife Vicki Fehr sustained injuries.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating the accident.

Kitfox Plane Crashed in New Zealand; 2 Injured

A Kitfox plane crashed near Balclutha Aerodrome, New Zealand, on the afternoon of July 25.

The pilots noticed some engine trouble right after taking-off and decided to attempt an emergency landing, however, the plane crashed near the runway.

The plane’s owner, 46, who was a trainee, was flying the plane along with his flight instructor, 48.

Both men aboard sustained injuries and were airlifted to Dunedin Public Hospital.

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority and the police will investigate.

Wings of Alaska Plane Crashed in Juneau, Pilot Dead

wings of alaskaWings of Alaska flight 202 crashed on a hillside, north of Point Howard, in Southeast Alaska, on July 17.

The Cessna 207 was flying from Juneau to Hoonah when it went down.

The pilot, identified as Fariah Patterson, 45, lost his life in the crash, while all 4 passengers survived with injuries. Alaska State Troopers identified the passengers as Humberto Herrera, 57, his wife Sandra, 60, Jose Vasquez, 15, and Ernestine Hanlon-Able, 64.

The NTSB is investigating the cause of the accident.

Washington Plane Crash Survivor Autumn Veatch

autumnSixteen year-old Autumn Veatch tried to save her step-grandparents after she survived a fiery small plane crash impacting a Washington mountain. The Beech A35 aircraft struck Saturday and she survived two days on her own, after scrambling out of the burning plane with her hair on fire.She tried but could not rescue her grandmother, Sharon Bowman, nor her grandfather, Leland Bowman.

The Beech A35 Bonanza crashed in the North Cascades, west of Mazama, WA between Kalispell and Lynden. Weather was a key factor in the accident. A second plane crashed into Twin Sisters mountain in the North Cascades on the same day.

Some of the footage of Autumn has been collected and is available here:

Survivor’s Journey

Small Plane Crashed into Chautauqua County Woods; Pilot Injured

A small plane crashed into woods near Waite Road in Sheridan, Chautauqua County, New York, at 11:30 A.M. on July 16.

The single-engine Cessna 162 crashed while the pilot was trying to return to Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport, New York, after facing some mechanical issue.

The pilot, identified as Francis Emmerling, 66, was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. It is believed that Emmerling was the only person aboard.

The FAA and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

Pilot Killed in Ultralight Plane Crash Near Petaluma Airport

UltralightAn ultralight aircraft crashed near Petaluma Municipal Airport in Sonoma County, California, on the afternoon of April 3.

The pilot was killed in the accident. His identity was not immediately released.

FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor confirmed the incident, saying that the experimental Quicksilver MXL II aircraft went down under unknown circumstances.

The aircraft is registered to a Petaluma man.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating.

2 Killed after Cessna Crashed in Amador County

CessnaA single-engine plane crashed between Amador Road and Gopher Flat Road, near Sutter Creek city in Amador County, California, shortly after 12:30 p.m. on December 24.

The Cessna 172 went down when it was heading from Gilroy to Sutter Creek with 2 people aboard.

Authorities said both occupants were killed in the crash. They were identified as Phillip Faillers, 52, of Sutter Creek and his son Alex, 21.

The accident is under investigation. It is believed that fog might have contributed to the crash.

Small Plane Crashed Off Of Bimini; Pilot Rescued

SeaA small plane crashed around 5 miles east of South Bimini in the Bahamas, shortly before 2 p.m. on December 22.

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center authorities informed the Miami Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders about a Cessna which was last seen on radar descending near South Bimini Airport, Bahamas. The Coast Guard watchstanders then deployed an HC-130 Hercules plane which located the submerged aircraft and the pilot shortly before 4 p.m.

The pilot, identified as 43-year-old David Pedroza, of Boca Raton, Florida, was transported to Air Station Miami. Authorities said he was in stable condition.

It is believed that the Cessna was en-route from Norman Cay, Bahamas, to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when it crashed.

Chinese Court Jailed the Pilot Over Deadly Henan Airlines Plane Crash

A Chinese court has sentenced the pilot of the Henan Airlines flight which crashed in Yichun, Heilongjiang province of China in 2010, killing 44 people.

It is believed that the ill-fated Embraer E-190 plane crashed in heavy fog after the main pilot, Qi Quanjun, decided to land without being able to see the runway properly. There were 91 passengers aboard the plane, around half of which were government officials. Quanjun survived the accident with serious facial injuries.

After more than 4 years, a local Chinese court, on December 19, has ordered to jail the pilot for 3 years on the grounds of ‘causing a major airline accident’ and not properly evacuating the passengers.

MH17: Remains of Victims Flown to Netherlands

Malaysia AirlinesSix more coffins containing the remains of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were flown to the Netherlands, through a Dutch Air Force transport plane, on November 28.

The plane carrying 298 people was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was presumably shot by a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-occupied area of Donetsk region, Ukraine, on July 17th this year. All passengers, including 196 Dutch citizens, were killed in the crash.

A farewell ceremony was held at the runway of Kharkiv International Airport, Ukraine, before the plane departed. The ceremony was attended by Kharkiv governor Igor Baluta, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten as well as the officials of the international investigation team and Ukrainian police.

The plane was received by several high level officials, including the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, at the Eindhoven airbase in Netherlands.

The remains were later shifted to a Hilversum-based forensic research facility for identification.

Midway Plane Crash: Elderly Couple Files Lawsuit Against Airline

Aero commanderChicago-based law firm, Corboy & Demetrio, has filed a negligence lawsuit on behalf of Raymond Rolinskas, 84 and his wife Roberta Rolinskas, 82, whose house was destroyed by a small plane crash on November 18.

The small Aero Commander 500 aircraft, registered to Fairway-based Central Airlines, crashed into the elderly couple’s house immediately after departing from Midway International Airport, Chicago. The pilot of the plane, 47-year-old Eric Howlett, lost his life in the crash, while Raymond and his wife remained uninjured.

According to Matthew Jenkins of Corboy & Demetrio, “While thankfully Roberta and Raymond did not suffer any physical harm, the emotional trauma has been devastating to them…Hearing, seeing and feeling an airplane crashing just inches away from them has caused severe emotional distress.”

The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court on November 25, lists Central Airlines, Inc. as the defendant.

This is an update of ‘Small Plane Crashes into House Near Chicago Midway International Airport’.

Total CEO Killed in Moscow Plane Crash

A business plane collided with a snow removal machine at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, on the night of October 20.

Christophe de Margerie, the Chief Executive Officer of French oil company Total S.A., was aboard the aircraft at the time. The company confirmed that he was killed in the accident.

Three French crew members were also killed in the crash.

Authorities said that the French-made Dassault Falcon 50 corporate plane was taking off for France when it collided with the snow removal machine. The driver of the machine remained uninjured.

Moscow transport investigators said that they had launched a criminal investigation and that French authorities would also be invited to participate.

Small Plane Crashes at Greene County Airport

Small planeA small plane veered off the runway and crashed at the Greene County – Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport in Ohio, shortly after 6 p.m. on October 19.

The incident happened when the pilot of the 1976 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft was performing touch-and-go during a training exercise.

The plane belongs to MacAir Aviation. Company’s spokesperson Ross McNutt said, “He [pilot] for some reason veered off of the runway and caught a light (wind) and caught a hill with the prop(eller), which spun the aircraft.”

He also confirmed that the pilot escaped with only minor bumps at chin and neck.

The FAA is investigating.

Small Plane Crashed in San Jacinto County; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

A 2-seater plane crashed near Lake Water Wheel Airport on FM 223 in San Jacinto County, Texas, at around 4:30 p.m. on September 27.

According to initial reports, the plane crashed into a tree while it was attempting to land at Lake Water Wheel Airport.

There were 2 people aboard the plane at the time of crash. One of them, identified as the pilot, Marcus Schmitt, 44, of Shepherd, was killed while the other person, identified as Rene Weatherford, 35, from Houston, sustained serious injuries. He is currently being treated at Memorial Hermann, Houston.

The spokesperson of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Stephanie Davis said, “It was a self-made plane, and I don’t know exactly where they were coming from.”

The cause of accident is under investigation.

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