Two Florida pilots killed in small plane crash

October 19th, 2012 | Aviation accident

October 19, 2012 Two pilots were killed immediately after takeoff Sunday at Winter Haven Municipal Airport in Florida, reports The Ledger. They were flying in an Airborne Windsport, which is classified as an experimental ultra-light aircraft. A spokeswoman for the Florida Aviation Administration said that the plane “apparently touched down hard, bounced several times, and broke… Read More

2 Texas helicopter pilots killed in Louisiana in separate accidents

October 12th, 2012 | Aviation accident

October 12, 2012 Helicopters can fly under more severe circumstances and weather conditions than other fixed-wing aircraft, but that also can make helicopters more susceptible to accidents. Just before noon on Wednesday, a 66-year-old man from Beaumont, Texas crashed his Bell 206 helicopter after striking a wire supporting a radio tower in southern Louisiana, reports… Read More

Small plane crashes near Gary/Chicago airport

October 5th, 2012 | Other accidents

October 5, 2012 Coming to rest just hundreds of feet from a school, a single-engine Cirrus plane crashed and burned about a mile east of the Gary/Chicago Airport on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Two men were killed in the crash, reports the Chicago Tribune. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane had taken off… Read More

Five dead in air plane crash in Missouri

September 21st, 2012 | Aviation accident

September 21, 2012 A small plane crashed on Saturday in southwest Missouri, killing three children and two business owners, reports the Columbia Daily Tribune. The single engine plane went down at about 12:30 a.m., northwest of the town of Willard about five miles away from the Springfield airport. The plane may have taken off from the… Read More

Young man from Ohio killed in small plane crash

September 14th, 2012 | Aviation accident

September 14, 2012 A 24-year-old man died September 1 in a single-engine plane crash at Falmouth Air Park in Falmouth, Massachusetts, reports The Bowling Green State University graduate had plans of one day becoming a jet pilot for an airliner. Having loved flying all of his life, he had temporarily relocated to Connecticut, where he… Read More