3 Men Die in California Plane Crash

October 19th, 2011 | Other accidents

October 19, 2011 A pilot and two passengers died on Sunday when their small plane crashed into the California desert during an attempted emergency landing near Barstow, California. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Beech 33 Bonanza took off from North Last Vegas, Nevada, and was due to arrive in Corona, California. The pilot… Read More

Plane Crash-Lands on Florida Turnpike

October 12th, 2011 | Aviation accident

October 12, 2011 A plane crash-landed on Florida’s Turnpike on Wednesday afternoon after it suffered an engine failure. Two men — the pilot and a passenger — were injured. The plane, a six or seven-seat TBM 700 turboprop, took off from North Perry Airport at about 1:35 p.m. and headed toward nearby Opa-Locka Executive Airport… Read More

Pilot Error Caused 2010 New Jersey Plane Crash That Killed 3

October 10th, 2011 | Aviation accident

October 10, 2011 A team of investigators has determined that pilot error is to blame in the July 2010 plane crash that killed three people in New Jersey. Killed in the crash were the 70-year-old female pilot, a Manhattan rheumatologist, as well as a 44-year-old man and his wife. The single-engine plane, a Cirrus SR22,… Read More

Pilot Seriously Injured in Explosive Tahoe Plane Crash

September 23rd, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 23, 2011 A pilot was seriously injured when a twin-engine plane crashed and exploded on Wednesday, September 21, shortly after take-off from Truckee Tahoe Airport in Truckee, California. The Sacramento Bee reports that the crash occurred around 9:20 a.m. when the pilot’s Piper Aztec crashed into an airport parking lot and then burned. The… Read More

Father and Son Die When Kit-Built Plane Crashes in New Mexico

September 21st, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 21, 2011 An Arizona father and son died on Monday, September 19, when their small plane crashed in Socorro, New Mexico. The kit-built aircraft, a Radial Rocket, slammed into the ground and burst into flames at about 1:15 p.m. near Interstate 25’s south Socorro exit. The men were killed on impact, and both of… Read More