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Two Recent San Diego Aviation Accidents Injure Five

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Incidents involving two separate small aircraft in regional airfields in San Diego have resulted in injuries to five individuals. Weather conditions and engine malfunction have been blamed for the incidents. Engine fails on attempted descent One incident occurred during a flight instruction on touch-and-go landings. The flight occurred on September 17, 2017, departing from… Read More »

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Recent Crash Takes Life of Seasoned Pilot

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A crash in the Sacramento County town of Rio Linda has resulted in the death of the pilot and sole occupant of an experimental aircraft. The man was an experienced pilot and flight instructor who had crafted the experimental plane at his home. Home-built aircraft fails to make emergency landing in airport On the… Read More »

Plane crashes near freeway

Beech Crash Results in Loss of Four Lives

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A recent crash outside of the Ogden-Hinckley Airport resulted in the deaths of all four persons on board the aircraft. The crash marks the seventh incident this year involving a Beech A36, and the third involving a fatality. Crash in freeway center median The crash occurred in Riverdale, Utah on July 26, 2017. Two… Read More »

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Small Aircraft Lands on 405 Freeway

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

In a dramatic airplane crash that shut down the I-405 freeway, a small aircraft dropped from the sky near the John Wayne Airport on Friday, June 30, 2017. The small twin-engine Cessna 310 was carrying two people when it took off from John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa, California at about 9:30 am. Shortly… Read More »

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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 »

A plane up in flames

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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