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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 »


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 »


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 »


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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Med Flight Plane Crash Results in Loss of Four Lives

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A crash in Northern California has taken the life of four persons onboard a medical transport plane. The flight had begun at the northernmost edge of California, headed toward Oakland, when the plane went down. The plane, a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II, was a member of the Cal-Ore Life Flight’s fleet, and was transporting… Read More »

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Crash of Cessna Causes Four Fatalities

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A recent small plane crash in Northern California has taken the lives of several family members. The crash occurred on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, and resulted in the deaths of all four passengers on board. While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is continuing to investigate the crash, it has published a preliminary report… Read More »

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Plane Crash in Hawthorne Takes Life of Pilot and Instructor

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A recent plane crash in Hawthorne which occurred under mysterious circumstances has caused extensive property damage and taken the lives of the plane’s two occupants. The crash in question occurred in the early evening of June 10, 2016. The aircraft involved in the crash was a Grumman American Aviation Corporation AA 1B, N4SU. The… Read More »

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Two Southern California Plane Crashes in Recent Weeks

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Two separate plane crashes in Southern California in recent weeks, both attributed to engine failure, left one man seriously injured, and one antique World War II-era bomber out of commission. On Friday, May 6, 2016, an Antonov A-2 biplane crashed in a small field near Lankershim Elementary School in San Bernardino County. The Russian-manufactured… Read More »


Kit Plane Lands on I-15, Kills Parked Motorist

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Around 9:00 in the morning on April 2nd, a Lancair IV-P crashed on the ground and collided with a parked car on the shoulder of Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County, killing one of the occupants of the vehicle. The pilot and a passenger of the plane, as well as the other three… Read More »


Helicopter and Biplane Crashes in California’s Inland Regions in March

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

This month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported two crashes at air fields, both located in Riverside County: one involving a new and inexperienced helicopter pilot, and the other, two seasoned pilots operating an antique bi-plane. On March 17, 2016, a young man in his 20s took off from the Riverside Municipal airport… Read More »

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