Panel Can’t Determine Cause of Senator Ted Stevens’ Fatal Plane Crash

May 25th, 2011 | Aviation accident

May 25, 2011 It’s still anyone’s guess what caused the plane crash that killed Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens and four others last summer, decided the National Transportation Safety Board during a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The board determined that “temporary unresponsiveness” on the pilot’s part might be the reason he crashed the plane into… Read More

2 Die in Hang Glider Crash in Hawaii

May 18th, 2011 | Other accidents

May 18, 2011 A light sport aircraft went down in the water off Kauai, Hawaii’s Honopu Beach yesterday, killing both the pilot and his male passenger. The crash occurred around 11 a.m. near Na Pali Coast State Park when a powered hang glider reportedly banked off a cliff and crashed into the ocean at what… Read More

Hospital CEO Crashes Single-Engine Plane Near Pittsburgh

May 13th, 2011 | Other accidents

May 13, 2011 A 43-year-old CEO of a surgical hospital crash-landed his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza in a Washington County, Pennsylvania, field on Thursday afternoon. The man was airlifted about 30 miles away to a Pittsburgh hospital, where he is being treated for head injuries. The pilot had taken off around 1:30 p.m. from Washington County… Read More

Vermont Dentist and Office Manager Killed in North Carolina Plane Crash

May 10th, 2011 | Other accidents

May 10, 2011 A Vermont dentist and his office manager both died when a small single-engine private plane crashed in a cornfield in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on Friday. The 52-year-old dentist from Waterbury Center, Vermont, was piloting his 2004 Lancair plane when he began to lose fuel pressure, which he reported to the Wilmington, North… Read More

Family dies in Kansas plane crash

April 25th, 2011 | Aviation accident

April 25, 2011 A family was killed in a Kansas plane crash. According to wibw.com, the lead investigative agency of the Kansas plane crash reports that both engines were working upon impact. Crews were hauling off pieces of the wreckage through the weekend, and the National Transportation Safety Board is looking into other factors of… Read More