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Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Alaska

A small plane crashed near the town of Butte in Alaska, on October 29th.

Authorities said the Cessna 172 plane crashed into a Knik River gravel bar.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as 25-year-old Ray Justen.

According to Alaska National Transportation Safety Board chief Clint Johnson, “Witnesses said this airplane came in, made a touch-and-go on a gravel bar and during a fairly steep climb out there was an aerodynamic stall…The airplane descended nose-first and struck the gravel bar.”

Pilot Killed After Small Plane Crashed Near Van Nuys Airport

A small plane crashed near the corner of Hart Street and Valjean Avenue in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, on August 2nd.

The Arion Lightning plane went down shortly after it took off from Van Nuys Airport.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as 78-year-old Arthur Miles Newman, of Malibu.

Authorities said the pilot was practicing touch-and-go landing at the time of crash.

Pilot Killed in Small Plane Crash near Pickens County Airport

A single-engine Piper Tomahawk aircraft crashed near the Pickens County airport, Jasper, Georgia, on October 8.

The incident happened when the plane, carrying a student pilot, was attempting touch-and-go landings at the airport.

The pilot Michael Joseph Hughes, of Blairsville, was killed in the crash.

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigator Todd Gunther, “The airplane was then observed to go into what someone described as an aerodynamic stall, the nose pitched down and the airplane appeared to spin to the left until it disappeared behind trees.”

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.

Student Pilot in Palo Alto Lesson Scare

What: single engine Beechcraft Musketeer on student flight
Where: East Palo Alto’s Ravenswood Open Space Preserve
When: 08/23/2011, 9:30 am
Who: instructor and student pilot
Why: While practicing touch and go maneuvers at Palo Alto Airport, the plane’s engine failed.

When the engine failed, the plane went down in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve. A plane crashed there in Feb of 2010, which shook the neighborhood, but many locals were unaware of when this incident happened. This was an emergency landing, although the plane went off course after glancing against a tree.

Both Instructor Jassen Todorov and student pilot David Shoemaker survived.

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