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Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash in Missouri

A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a gas station in Chesterfield, Missouri, on December 6th.

Authorities said the plane was heading to Spirit of St. Louis Airport when it lost power and went down.

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

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Small Plane Makes Belly Landing at Crystal River Airport, FL

A small plane made an emergency landing at Crystal River Airport, Florida, on September 15th.

Authorities said the plane experienced power loss and landing gear problems before making a belly landing at the airport.

There were four people aboard at the time, including the pilot and three passengers. All of them remained unharmed.

Plane Crash-Lands Near Punta Gorda Airport

A SNJ5 Navy trainer plane crash-landed in a cow pasture near Punta Gorda Airport, Florida, on April 1st.

Authorities said the plane was attempting to land at the airport when it lost power and made a belly landing.

The pilot remained uninjured while the co-pilot received minor scratches.

The incident is being investigated.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Codorus Township Field

A small plane made an emergency landing in a field in Codorus Township, Pennsylvania, on March 23rd.

The pilot Craig McDonald, of Columbia, Maryland, said he decided to make an emergency landing after his single-engine Cessna 162 plane lost power. He remained unharmed in the incident.

The plane was flying from Lancaster Airport, Pennsylvania, to Carroll County Regional Airport, Maryland, at the time.

Helicopter Crash-Lands on Long Island; No Injuries Reported

A 2006 Robinson R22 Beta helicopter made a crash-landing near West Riviera Drive and West Alhambra Avenue in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, on January 27.

The incident happened after the helicopter, carrying two people, lost power while returning to the Republic Airport. According to Frank Delia, of the Academy of Aviation, “It was a standard training flight…They were coming from the south practice area, which is off the south shore of Long Island, on their way back to Republic Airport after a successful training flight.”

Both people aboard the aircraft, including the pilot Joseph Lombardo, 26, and his student Ming Chen, 26, remained uninjured.

Kruger National Park Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing

helicoptersaop1A helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa, on August 18.

Three KNP officials were aboard the helicopter when it experienced engine failure and power loss, forcing the pilot to land in emergency. It is believed that they were helping an on-ground game capture team in search of 2 missing rhinos.

The helicopter landed uneventfully and everyone aboard remained safe.

Managing executive of KNP Glenn Phillips, “We are grateful that our employees are all safe and no one was hurt; even grateful that the game capture team managed to recover the animals and ensure their safe return to the park.”

Small Plane Crash-Lands in British Columbia; Pilot Injured

A small, single-engine plane crash-landed at highway 97 in British Columbia, Canada on July 7.

The plane had just taken off from Oliver in British Columbia, when it lost power and hit a semi-truck while trying to land on the highway. It burst into flames afterwards.

The pilot sustained second and third degree burns and was rushed to hospital. He was identified as Todd Lewendon, 46, of Surrey, England.

The Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause.

Cessna Makes Emergency Landing on Mudflats near Anchorage

A Cessna 180 float plane made an emergency landing on mudflats close to the Birchwood Airport near Anchorage, Alaska, on the afternoon of July 5.

The pilot decided to land in emergency after the plane lost its power.

The plane was en-route to Fire Lakes in Eagle River, Anchorage, from Katie Lake in Matanuska-Susitna Valley at the time.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard, remained safe.

Mooney aircraft makes Emergency Landing in Sheboygan County Farm

A Mooney aircraft had to make an emergency landing in a farm field along County Highway A, in Wilson, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, on the morning of June 21.

The pilot, from Cleveland, Wisconsin, decided to land the plane in emergency after its engine lost power.

No injuries were reported.

The FAA is investigating.

Pilot Injured after Ultralight Plane Makes Emergency Landing in British Columbia

An Amphibian Ultralight plane had to make an emergency landing at Highway 91 in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, on April 22.

The plane was flying from King George Airpark when the pilot noticed that it had lost power and decided to make an emergency landing.

The 49-year-old pilot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was shifted to hospital.

The highway was reopened for traffic some two hours after the incident.

Small Plane Crashes at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport

A single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee crashed at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Missouri, at around 7 p.m. on March 1.

The incident happened when the plane was attempting touch-and-go landings at the airport. Authorities said the aircraft loss power before it went down near the Missouri River.

There were 2 people aboard at the time of accident; the pilot remained unharmed while his female passenger broke her arm. She was taken to hospital.

The accident is being investigated.

Small Plane Crash-Lands Near Hayward Executive Airport

Small planeA small plane crash landed on the Skywest Golf Course in Hayward, California, on the afternoon of February 15.

According to Hayward Fire Capt. Don Nichelson, the plane departed from Hayward Executive Airport but had to crash-land shortly afterwards, due to power loss.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, remained uninjured.

The incident is being investigated.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Burke County

A small plane made an emergency landing in a field near Lovett Road and McCoy Church Road in Burke County, Georgia, on February 6.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the pilot had to make a hard landing after his plane lost power. He was taking photographs over Burke County at the time.

The plane landed safely and the pilot remained uninjured.

The pilot said he is an aerial photographer and has more than 4000 flight hours.

Small Plane Crashes into Kansas Airport Building; 4 Dead, 5 Injured

FireA twin-engine Beechcraft crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on October 30.

The aircraft reported trouble soon after departing from the airport. It then lost power and crashed into the flight safety center, while it was returning to the runway.

Atleast 4 people, including the pilot Mark Goldstein, were killed in the accident while 5 others were injured. One of the injured is believed to be in critical condition.

According to Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell, the pilot was the only one travelling in the plane. Officials also said that the flight safety building had around 100 occupants at the time of accident.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Teen Pilots Make Perfect Emergency Landing Near Tulsa International Airport

CessnaTwo teenage pilots successfully landed a Cessna 172 aircraft in emergency, at a road just south of Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, after it lost power on August 19.

The incident happened when the 18-year-old certified Pilot, Eric Nichols and his pilot-in-training friend Tanner Price were flying from Riverside Airport and performing a touch and go at Tulsa International Airport.

According to Nichols, the plane had just passed the runway when its speed indicator dropped to zero. ‘We had about 1,900 RPMs and I knew that wasn’t going to be enough to get us anywhere, so we didn’t have enough runway, I told tower, ‘I’m putting it down,’ and I set it down on the road here,’ said Nichols.

The teenagers carefully landed the plane between two utility poles and avoided hitting a car running on the road. Tulsa Fire Airport Chief, Michael Atchison was impressed with the boys’ performance in such life-threatening situation. “Real proud of those guys…They did a good job ’cause, you know, the tense moments right there, for them to lay it down, find a place to land it when they lost all the power. They did a great job,” Atchison said.

Nichols has only 61 hours of training while Tanner has just 13. Christensen Aviation, the owner of the plane, confirmed that neither the plane was damaged nor anyone was injured.

2 Injured after Small Plane Crashed in Leflore County

A two-seater American Super Decathlon aircraft crashed in a cornfield in Leflore County about 4 miles west of Greenwood, Mississippi, at around 7 p.m. on August 16.

Two Leflore County men, 71 year-old Grady Perkins of Greenwood, and 44 year-old Matt Weldon of Sidon, survived with injuries. They were airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

According to Perkins’ wife, he was a licensed pilot and was giving flying lessons to Weldon. They were practicing emergency landings when the single-engine plane lost power and went down.

Weldon, who suffered severe but non life-threatening injuries, managed to call 911. Ambulances and Leflore County sheriff’s deputies located the airplane in time to save them.

The plane is registered to Steve Jennings according to FAA records.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

Piper PA-28 Crash Landed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport

PiperA fixed wing, single-engine Piper PA-28 aircraft crash-landed on its belly in the parking lot of Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Cheektowaga, New York, at around 3 p.m. on August 14.

The incident happened shortly after the plane took off for a tourist flight with 3 people aboard, including a pilot and 2 tourists. According to NFTA spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer, the plane apparently lost power due to which it crash landed. “The full investigation that will be conducted by the FAA will determine the actual cause, but the preliminary cause is being given as a loss of power,” he said.

The pilot, identified as Anastasiia Goldowsky, 31, sustained minor injuries, and was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. She was released after treatment by evening.

Both the tourists remained unhurt. They were identified as Bing Shen, 39, and his 6-year-old son, Qiain.

The plane is registered to Prior Aviation, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

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