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Windshield and Landing Gear Failures Cause Emergency Landing in Fresno County

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A plane carrying a family of four experienced a forced landing near Firebaugh Airport in Firebaugh, California. The plane suffered numerous mechanical failings during the brief time it was in the air, including a windshield malfunction and failure of the landing gear to deploy. The aircraft was an Evolution Air Lancair Evolution, carrying four… Read More »

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Fatal Plane Crash Outside of Los Angeles

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A recent crash of a vintage aircraft took the life of the craft’s pilot while he was on his way to a gathering for Soviet aircraft enthusiasts. The reasons for the crash remain under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. The aircraft that crashed was a Nanchang CJ6A. The pilot was flying in… Read More »

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Pilot Abandons Plane after Borrego Springs Crash

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

In a strange incident that remains under investigation by FAA investigators and local law enforcement, a plane that crashed in the Anza-Borrego Desert was left abandoned by the pilot and passenger. Crash in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park The incident occurred on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The aircraft involved was a single engine Cubcrafters CC11-160,… Read More »

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Recent Cessna Crash Results in Four Fatalities and Damage to Homes

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

An aviation accident in Riverside has damaged two houses and destroyed the aircraft involved. Among the five people aboard the plane, four have died, and the fifth person remains in the hospital with serious injuries. The accident occurred on Monday, February 27th near the Riverside Municipal Airport. The plane, a Cessna T310Q, was scheduled… Read More »

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Plane Crash Leaves Two Friends Dead

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A recent crash on an airstrip outside of Fresno, California, has resulted in the deaths of two men. The crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The fatal flight occurred on December 26, 2016, at approximately 1:15 in the afternoon. The sole passenger was 32-year-old… Read More »

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Crash near Private Landing Strip Takes One Life

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

In a recent incident, a small aircraft crashed in southern California, leaving one man dead and another person seriously injured. The incident occurred on November 25, 2016 at around 11:45 in the morning. Witnesses reported that at the time of the crash, the wind was blowing at somewhere between 15 and 20 miles per… Read More »

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Crash near Private Landing Strip Takes One Life

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

In a recent incident, a small aircraft crashed in southern California, leaving one man dead and another person seriously injured. The incident occurred on November 25, 2016 at around 11:45 in the morning. Witnesses reported that at the time of the crash, the wind was blowing at somewhere between 15 and 20 miles per… Read More »

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Fatal Crash Takes One Life near South Lake Tahoe

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A small craft has crashed in an isolated area near South Lake Tahoe, resulting in the death of the aircraft’s pilot. Rescue crews spent several days hunting for the craft before it was located. The Cessna 182D took off from Winnemucca Municipal Airport in Winnemucca, Nevada on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at approximately 1:20… Read More »

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Crash En Route to Bay Area Kills Pilot and Two Passengers

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A flight bound for San Carlos, California crashed shortly after takeoff on September 11, 2016, killing all three persons on board the aircraft. The reasons for the crash are still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The plane involved in the crash was a Piper PA-28R-201T, the Turbo Arrow III. The… Read More »

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Recent Aircraft Accidents Occur at Southern California Airports

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Two aircraft have recently crashed during takeoff or landing in two different Southern California regional airports. Investigations are ongoing into the causes of the crashes. On August 24, 2016, a crash occurred at the Fullerton Airport in the Orange County city of Fullerton. A Siai-Marchetti SF260 experienced difficulty during takeoff. The flight, taking off… Read More »

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