Thursday, June 18, 2015

North Wing Apache Sport, N51311: Fatal accident occurred June 18, 2015 near Taos Regional Airport (KSKX), New Mexico

Herbert "Buzz" Waterhouse (right).

The pilot of a weight-shift-control aircraft was killed Thursday morning (June 18) in a crash near Taos Regional Airport shortly after 7:30 a.m.

New Mexico State Police confirmed the pilot to be Herbert "Buzz" Waterhouse, 69, of Arroyo Hondo.

Witnesses told state police the aircraft, an Apache Sport, took off from the airport flying west and appeared to circle around.

A crew from Kit Carson Electric Cooperative at a nearby construction site heard the engine make a revving sound and saw the aircraft flying back towards the airport before nosediving, according to state police Lt. Edwardo Martinez.

“It just went straight down,” he said.

The aircraft crashed west of the airport approximately 1/4 mile south of U.S. Highway 64.

Waterhouse appears to have died on impact, according to Martinez.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the scene Thursday afternoon to open an investigation into the cause of the crash.

Waterhouse is known locally for having owned and operated a prominent local bar, The Alley Cantina. He bought the restaurant with his wife, Ruth, in 1996 and sold it to three longtime employees in 2013.


Cessna 152, N4717L, Above All Aviation Inc: Incident occurred June 17, 2015 in Nipomo, San Luis Obispo County, California

Date: 17-JUN-15
Time:     20:21:00Z
Regis#:     N4717L
Aircraft Make:     CESSNA
Aircraft Model:     152
Event Type:     Incident
Highest Injury:     None
Damage:     None
Flight Phase:     LANDING (LDG)
FAA FSDO:     FAA San Jose FSDO-15
City:     NIPOMO
State:     California



A single-engine plane conducted an emergency landing in a private South County field early Wednesday afternoon but no injuries were reported, officials said.

A Cal Fire spokeswoman said that the private Cessna 152 was able to land safely in the field at about 1:25 p.m. about a mile north of Willow Road in Nipomo.

It was not immediately clear how many people were inside the plane or where it was from or headed.

The CHP and two Cal Fire engines responded to the field and shortly after called off a rescue unit and emergency medical personnel.