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Small Plane Crashes in New Mexico

A small plane crashed shortly after taking off from Grants-Milan Municipal Airport, Grants, Cibola County, New Mexico, on the evening of September 26th.

The Piper PA-32R-300, carrying 2 passengers and the pilot, had its engine sputtering before it went down.

All three people miraculously survived the crash with no injuries whereas the plane burst into flames.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Cessna Makes Emergency Landing on US Highway 301

emergencyA Cessna aircraft made an emergency landing on US Highway 301 in Manatee County, Florida, on the morning of September 11.

Authorities said the pilot was attempting to land at Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport but could not make it. According to airport spokesperson Lionel Guilbert, “He descended. He said his engine started sputtering and at about 900 feet. The engine just quit altogether.”

The plane landed without incident. The pilot, identified as flight instructor Thomas Frick, remained unhurt.

The FAA is investigating.

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