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Twin-Engine Plane Crashes in Gulf

A small private plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on April 19, tracked by two F-15 fighter jets whose pilots said the person flying the small aircraft was unresponsive. The jet pilots, who reached the Cessna at 8:45 EDT, …

OSU Coach and Assistant Killed in Plane Crash

Kurt Budke, women’s basketball coach at Oklahoma State University, and assistant women’s basketball coach Miranda Serna were killed along with two others in a small plane crash Thursday, Nov. 18, 2011, about 5 p.m. The crash occurred about four miles …

Small Plane Crashes Near Moorefield, Kills Three

A small plane carrying three people crashed into a heavily wooded area near Moorefield, West Virginia at around 9 p.m. on Oct. 2. The victims have been identified as Charles S. Armitage, Jr., 52, the  president of Uncle Charley’s Sausage …

Reno Air Race Accident Claims Another Life

The catastrophe at last week’s air races in Reno has claimed its tenth victim. The St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center announced that a patient in its care had died from injuries related to the fatal plane crash. Nine spectators and …

Three Die in Plane Crash Near Holmes County Airport

Two men and one woman were killed Aug. 8 when their plane crashed near the Holmes County Airport in Millersburg, Ohio, as reported by the Holmes County Journal.  Although the Sheriff’s office, the FAA and the NTSB still have to …

Family of Four Dies in Private Plane Crash

A private plane crashed into a parking lot and then into a building shortly after taking off from the municipal airport in Watsonville, California. The four people onboard, which included the pilot, his wife and their two children, were killed …

Three Identified in Fatal Oregon Plane Crash

Officials with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s office in Oregon have identified and released the names of the victims of a June 11 plane crash that occurred near Ukiah, Oregon. Janice Davis, 51, Ned Kayser, 53, and pilot Gerald Hunter, 74, …

Five Family Members Die in Small Plane Crash

Five members of a family were killed Friday when a small plane that had just taken off crashed near the Birchwood Airport in Chugiak, Alaska. Police identified the victims as pilot Lonn Greiner, 46, three of his children, Glory, 13, …

Crash at Private Airstrip Kills Pilot, Passenger

An April 23 crash near Parker, Colorado claimed the life of pilot Pete Vinton and his passenger David McIntosh. The crash occurred at Everitt Airport, which is also known as the Rocky Mountain Airpark. Vinton, one of the developers of …

Defective Army Helicopter Blamed for Deaths

The families of two National Guard Army pilots have filed an aviation wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturers of a helicopter that crashed last year near Mosul, Iraq. Billie Jean Grinder, 25, and Marcus R. Alford Sr, 28, both died …

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