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Small Plane Crashes in Wisconsin; 2 Killed

A small plane crashed in Peninsula State Park, Green Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, on September 18th.

The Cessna 182 was carrying a pilot and a teenage flying student when it went down.

Both people aboard were killed in the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

2 Injured as Small Plane Crashes into Backyard of Gwinnett County Home

philippine_crashA small plane crashed in the backyard of a home Old Fountain Road in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, on November 24.

The incident happened when the pilot of the Piper PA 28 plane was practicing takeoffs and landings.

Authorities said there were two people in the plane at the time of crash, including the pilot, in his middle 20s, from Duluth, and a teenage passenger from Johns Creek; both of them sustained non-life threatening injuries.

No one on the ground was injured.

The incident is being investigated.

2 Killed as Small Plane Crashed into Lake in Orlando

A Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed into Clear Lake in Orlando, Florida, on November 20.

The six-seater aircraft, carrying two people, took off from Orlando Executive Airport but crashed just fifteen minutes later into the lake located off Rio Grande Avenue.

Both occupants of the plane, including a man who appeared to be in his 50s and a teenage girl, were killed in the crash.

Authorities said the plane was en-route to Gainesville, Texas, at the time.

The NTSB and the FAA 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.

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