Saturday, July 21, 2018

Incident occurred July 20, 2018 at the Grand Pacific Glacier, Alaska

News Release Date: July 20, 2018

BARTLETT COVE, AK, 6PM AKDT - The National Park Service (NPS) received a relayed radio call from the cruise ship Island Princess at 1pm today reporting an aircraft down in front of the Grand Pacific Glacier at the head of Glacier Bay’s Tarr Inlet. Park rangers responded to the scene and contacted the uninjured pilot, Thorsten Kampe of Germany. Mr. Kampe reported landing due to an apparent engine malfunction. The nose of the plane subsequently buried, breaking the propeller as he taxied through soft sand. The pilot is being transported onboard an NPS vessel to Bartlett Cove. Temsco helicopters plans to salvage the aircraft.

The National Transportation Safety Board, United States Coast Guard, and Alaska State Troopers have been informed.

A small plane nosed over into sand after landing due to engine problems near Southeast Alaska's Grand Pacific Glacier on Friday, July 20, 2018.
(Credit: Courtesy National Park Service)


A second pilot has been rescued from an aircraft accident this week in Southeast Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Park officials received word of a Friday incident at about 1 p.m., in front of the Grand Pacific Glacier near the head of Glacier Bay’s Tarr Inlet, via a radio call relayed by the cruise ship Island Princess. Responding rangers spoke with the pilot, Thorsten Kampe of Germany.

“Kampe reported landing due to an apparent engine malfunction,” park officials wrote. “The nose of the plane subsequently buried, breaking the propeller as he taxied through soft sand.”

A National Park Service boat took Kampe, who was unhurt, to Bartlett Cove. Plans were being made Friday to salvage the small plane using a helicopter.

A Wednesday crash west of Gustavus, in which a plane flipped into the park’s Crillon Lake, left a 34-year-old pilot with “minimal injuries” according to park staff. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew picked the man up, after he swam to shore and started a fire while he awaited rescue.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.ktva.com

Rush, Monroe County, New York: Man's aircraft goes off radar, sparks search

Rochester, New York Airport Firefighters - IAFF Local 1636

Off Airport incidents

This afternoon, we were notified by #ROC ATC of a possible aircraft down in Rush. Two Airport Firefighters immediately responded with Rescue 5 to assist Rush Volunteer Fire Department and others at the scene. After an extensive search by several fire and law enforcement agencies, it was discovered a local resident had been flying in the area earlier in the day and did not require any assistance. Our members are glad that this incident turned out the way it did.

This is the second consecutive day that Rescue 5 has responded off-field to assist another agency. As we’ve stated before, this is a testament to the inter-agency cooperation that exists in our area.

Several law enforcement agencies responded to a field in Rush Saturday afternoon, after it was believed that a small plane may have crashed in the area.


Rush, N.Y. - Several law enforcement agencies responded to a field in Rush Saturday afternoon, after it was believed that a small plane may have crashed in the area.

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies arrived to the area of 7465 West Henrietta around 2:30 pm, after a small plane went off the radar in the vicinity.

A State Police helicopter, along with members of the Rochester/Monroe County Airport Professional Fire Fighters Association assisted in the search for the plane.

Turns out, a resident in the neighborhood had been been operating the aircraft, which he safely landed on his property without incident, according to deputies.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://13wham.com