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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.

2 Killed After Small Plane Crashed in Punjab, Pakistan

A two-seater trainer plane crashed in Punjab, Pakistan, on February 24th.

The plane, belonging to Shaheen Air, went down shortly after taking off from a flight training school in Faisalabad, Punjab.

There were 2 people aboard at the time, including the instructor and trainee pilot. Both of them were killed in the crash.

The accident is being investigated.

2 Killed as Small Plane Crashes Near Idaho-Wyoming Border

A small plane crashed in eastern Idaho near the Wyoming border, on January 4th.

Authorities said the vintage Yak 52 Russian trainer aircraft went down about 2 miles north of the Alpine Airport, Wyoming.

There were two people aboard, including Reade Genzlinger, 61, of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, and MacKenzie Ruston, 17, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Both of them were killed in the crash.

The FAA is investigating.

HAL Crashes without Pilots, 2nd Time is the Charm

What: Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd HAL HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer
Where: Near Hosur, Krishnagiri about 50 miles SE of Bangalore
When: April 28 2011
Who: 2 pilots
Why: The Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd (HAL) trainer crashed Thursday near Hosur in Tamil Nadu. The pilots pilots Wg Cdr. Patra and Mathur ejected and survived, although they had several injuries.

Since 1968, the HAL jets have been used to replace the Kiran trainers. This particular jet had crashed before (at Aero India in February 2007) and had been repaired and returned to service.

This is the “prototype” which careened off the runway when its canopy opened just as the plane was getting airborne at the Aero India 2007 exposition.

It is no wonder that in India, aviation is having problems. Between a a questionable supply of pilots with legitimate licenses, problems with air traffic control, and now recycled planes which may not be providing top protection to those who have to ride in them. Fortunately for these two pilots, the ejector seat worked and they survived the crash, albeit somewhat the worse for wear. The incident is under investigation.

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