Friday, June 23, 2017

Albany International Airport (KALB), Colonie, New York: A faster way to get to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

One Jet Air CEO Matt McGuire speaks at the Albany International Airport and discusses this business plan for the air carrier and their flight schedule Friday June 23, 2017 at Colonie, New York.


The first One Jet Air flight arrives at the Albany International Airport and is assisted in parking on the ramp Friday June 23, 2017 at Colonie, New York.


It'll be 10 years on Aug. 1st since US Airways quietly dropped its last nonstop flight between Albany and Pittsburgh.

But on Wednesday, OneJet, using seven-passenger aircraft that look more like corporate business jets, will restore nonstop flights, making two daily round-trips.

Albany is the seventh city that OneJet will serve from Pittsburgh, said Matthew R. Maguire, the carrier's CEO, who was on hand Friday morning for a press conference and a chance to show off the Beechjet Hawker 400XP that will serve the route.

"Thirty people a day travel each direction" between the two cities by air, Maguire said, spending as much as four or five hours flying through connecting cities.




A check of American Airlines service from Albany to Pittsburgh on June 28 showed numerous choices, all involving at least one stop. The shortest travel time was three hours and 22 minutes, compared to about an hour for the nonstop OneJet flight. All the other alternatives were four hours or more.

US Airways is now American, following a merger between the two carriers.

The OneJet seats are more spacious than the traditional airline economy-class seat. While there's a lavatory onboard, it's a bit cramped and crew advises people use restrooms at the airport.

Wifi and snacks are available on the flight. The cabin has two sets of seats facing each other over a table, plus three additional seats. 

The jet can cruise at 500 mph at altitudes up to 38,000 feet, said Chris Obersteiner, who along with Gus Bird ("great name for a pilot," Obersteiner observed) flew the plane to Albany International Airport, where it was greeted with a ceremonial arch of water by airport firetrucks.

Introductory air fares are $202 one-way, and with morning and evening departures and returns, the schedule will be convenient for business travelers, said airport CEO John O'Donnell.

Maguire said that routes such as ALB-PIT have opened up as major carriers continue to consolidate and eliminate nonstops connecting mid-size cities that are 500 to 700 miles apart.

And that, he said, presents opportunities for OneJet.

Story and photo gallery:http://www.timesunion.com

McDonnell Douglas MD-88, Delta Air Lines, N984DL: Incident occurred June 23, 2017 at Tri-Cities Regional Airport (KTRI), Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee

Delta Air Lines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N984DL



BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – A flight bound from Indianapolis for Atlanta made an emergency landing at Tri-Cities Airport on Friday night.

The Delta flight was diverted to the airport in Blountville, which is about 100 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tenn.

Airport spokesperson Kristie Haulsee said emergency crews were responding to a report of a Delta flight that needed to make a landing due to smoke in the cockpit. No injuries were reported.

The airport issued this statement:

 At approx. 5:16 PM Tri-Cities Airport was alerted that Delta Air Lines flight 1534 flying to Atlanta from Indianapolis reported smoke in the cockpit and would be diverting to TRI. The plane landed safely at TRI at approximately 5:36 PM, and the alert was lifted and the call for mutual aid was cancelled. No injuries were reported and passengers have deplaned.”

The Federal Aviation Administration issued this statement:

Delta 1534, an MD88, declared an emergency after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and cabin and is diverting to Tri-Cities Airport. The flight departed Indianapolis International Airport and was headed to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Update to follow upon landing.”

Sullivan County Emergency Management Director Jim Bean said emergency crews were sent to the airport.

Story and video:  http://wishtv.com




BLOUNTVILLE, TN (WJHL) – A flight had made an emergency landing at Tri-Cities Airport tonight.

We’ve learned a Delta flight was diverted to Blountville.

Airport spokesperson Kristie Haulsee told News Channel 11 that emergency crews are responding to a report of a Delta flight that needed to make a landing due to smoke in the cockpit.

The following is a statement from the airport:

At approx. 5:16 PM Tri-Cities Airport was alerted that Delta Air Lines flight 1534 flying to Atlanta from Indianapolis reported smoke in the cockpit and would be diverting to TRI. The plane landed safely at TRI at approximately 5:36 PM, and the alert was lifted and the call for mutual aid was cancelled. No injuries were reported and passengers have deplaned.”

The Federal Aviation Administration told us the flight has landed safely at the airport around 5:40 p.m.

The following is a statement from the FAA:

Delta 1534, an MD88, declared an emergency after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and cabin and is diverting to Tri-Cities Airport. The flight departed Indianapolis International Airport and was headed to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Update to follow upon landing.”

Sullivan County Emergency Management Director Jim Bean told us emergency crews were sent to the airport where they were standing by to respond.

Story and video:  http://wjhl.com

Piper PA-18A 150 Super Cub, N766WM, Ocean Aerial Ads Inc: Incident occurred June 23, 2017 in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Ocean Aerial Ads Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N766WM

Aircraft force landed in a bean field.

Date: 23-JUN-17
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N766WM
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: BANNER TOW
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BERLIN
State: MARYLAND




SHOWELL, Md. - A banner plane had to make an emergency landing in Showell Friday afternoon after reportedly running out of fuel. 

Maryland State Police say no injuries were reported when 23-year-old Austin Kiehl of Montana landed the single-engine Piper off Peerless Road near Route 113.

Investigators learned that according to pilot, he ran out of fuel, dropped the banner he was flying and performed an emergency landing in a dirt field.

Police say the plane, which was not damaged, is owned by Ocean Aerial Ads, Inc. in Ocean City.

Story and video: http://www.wboc.com

The pilot of a banner plane was forced to make an emergency landing Friday afternoon in Worcester County, according Maryland State Police.

The pilot, 23-year-old Austin Kiehl from Montana, said he wasn't injured after his single-engine Piper ran out of fuel and landed in a dirt field off of Peerless Road near Route 113 in Showell.

The plane, which is owned by Ocean Aerial Ads Inc. of Ocean City, sustained no damage, police say, and the landing site was on private property in a rural area.

State police notified officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said they would respond to the scene.

http://www.delmarvanow.com 


SHOWELL, Md. - Police say that no injuries were reported by the pilot of a small plane after he made an emergency landing in Worcester County.

The pilot is reportedly identified as 23-year-old Austin Kiehl of Montana. The plane involved is a single-engine Piper which was being used to fly a banner.

The plane is owned by Ocean Aerial Ads in Ocean City.

Police say that shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack responded to the report of a plane landing in a field off of Peerless Road near Route 113 in Showell.

Arriving troopers found the pilot uninjured and the plane without any damage.

The scene was on private property in a rural area.

Investigators say the pilot reported that he had run out of fuel, dropped the banner he was flying and performed an emergency landing in a field of dirt.

State Police told the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

http://www.wmdt.com

Quest Kodiak 100, Ecuadorian registration HC-CRF, operated by Alas De Socorro: Accident occurred March 28, 2017 in Moretecocha, Ecuador



NTSB Identification: ERA17WA142
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Moretecocha, Ecuador
Aircraft: QUEST KODIAK, registration:
Injuries: 6 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 28, 2017, at 1600 Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), a Quest Kodiak 100, Ecuadorian registration HC-CRF, operated by Alas De Socorro, received substantial damage following a collision with trees and terrain during takeoff at Moretecocha Airstrip, Moretecocha, Pastaza, Ecuador. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and was destined for Rio Amazonas Airport, Shell, Pastaza, Equador. The pilot and five passengers were seriously injured.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Ecuador. Further informationcan be obtained from:

Junta Investigadora de Accidentes
Dirección General de Aviación Civil
Seguridad de Vuelo
Av. Colón E5-56 y Rábida
Quito, Ecuador

Tel.: (593) 2-223-8981
(593) 2-330-1497 (24 hours)

This report is for informational purposes and contains only information released by the Government of Ecuador.

Una avioneta que trataba de despegar de la pista de la comunidad Moretecocha, en Pastaza, una provincia situada en la Amazonía del Ecuador, presuntamente perdió pista y se precipitó debido a las malas condiciones climáticas. Seis pasajeros que se movilizaban en la aeronave resultaron heridos.

En la aeronave viajaba Manari Kaji Ushingua y otros líderes de la Nacionalidad Sápara. 

Según las redes sociales, el accidente habría ocurrido la tarde de este miércoles 29 de marzo del 2017. Según se informa en una cuenta de Facebook, la avioneta se dirigía al aeropuerto de la parroquia Shell en la provincia amazónica de Pastaza. Entre los heridos están el dirigente indígena, el piloto y otros cuatro pasajeros. 

Los heridos fueron trasladados al Hospital del Puyo con varios politraumatismos y laceraciones. Al momento se encuentran estables. La avioneta accidentada pertenece a la cooperativa Alas de Socorro, sin embargo aún no hay pronunciamientos oficiales.

https://www.elcomercio.com

General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon, United States Air Force Thunderbirds: Accident occurred June 23, 2017 at Dayton International Airport (KDAY), Montgomery County, Ohio

Thunderbird F-16 pilot, team passenger in ‘good condition’ after crash. 



UPDATE at 5:09 p.m.

Lt. Col. Jason Heard of the Thunderbirds says there was a “mishap” with the plane upon landing. The pilot and tactical aircraft maintainer that were on board are in good condition.

Heard said the Thunderbirds will not fly on Saturday.

“From the Thunderbirds that were on scene ... to crash recovery ... to fire department ... it was a tremendous effort. Very impressed and grateful,” Heard said.

The injuries are non life-threatening. The man in the back seat had no visible injuries, Heard said.

The pilot had “a lot of experience,” Heard said, with 1600 hours of experience.

Capt. Erik Gonsalves was the pilot, and the passenger was Staff Sgt. Kenneth Cordova.

Heard said “we land in rain all the time.”

Heard said they were able to speak and communicate with the pilot and passenger throughout the recovery effort, which took two hours. They were alert and speaking. 

“The plane sustained damage as it was overturned,” Heard said.

UPDATE at 5 p.m.


The Thunderbirds will be providing an update on the crash and the injured.

UPDATE at 4:43 p.m. 

The Air Force Thunderbirds tweeted their pilot and tactical aircraft maintainer injured in a crash at the Dayton Air Show Friday are in good condition.

In other social media posts by the team, Lt. Col. Jason Heard said, “our first priority is taking care of our Thunderbird teammates and ensuring future safety.” Lt. Col. Heard is the Thunderbirds Commander/Leader.

The performance at Dayton Air Show this weekend is to be determined, but Dayton Air Show organizers say the rest of the planned Dayton Air Show will go on.

UPDATE: The plane sustained damage and the pilot and his passenger, a tactical aircraft maintainer, were taken to a local hospital.

Terry Slaybaugh, airport director, is speaking. He said it took an “inordinate amount of time” to remove the two occupants of the aircraft. The plane crashed around 12:20 p.m.

A Vectren Dayton Air Show official said the Dayton Air Show will go on as scheduled Saturday. They are unsure yet if the Thunderbirds will fly.

The pilots are conscious and talking.

UPDATE at 2:38 p.m.

From Thunderbirds Facebook page:  “The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017. Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20 p.m. Emergency services are on the scene. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”

Story and video:  http://www.whio.com






DAYTON, Ohio — Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident.

Sgt. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received around 12:30 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a runway and on its top at the Dayton International Airport. She says Wright-Patterson Air Force Base dispatched a crash team and heavy rescue crew.


No injuries were immediately reported as emergency responders worked to extricate the aircraft's two occupants. Reed says there was no immediate report of any injuries.


A statement Friday from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds said the General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon was conducting a "single-ship familiarization" and had a "mishap."


The Thunderbirds didn't immediately release any additional information.

Schempp-Hirth Discus-2B, N21TH, Bay Area Soaring Associates Inc: Accident occurred June 22, 2017 in Bishop, Inyo County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Bay Area Soaring Associates Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N21TH

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA368
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Bishop, CA
Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH DISCUS 2B, registration: N21TH

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Glider crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 22-JUN-17
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N21TH
Aircraft Make: SCHEMPP HIRTH
Aircraft Model: DISCUS
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: BISHOP
State: CALIFORNIA

Air Tractor Inc AT-502B, N700LA, King Ag Leasing Inc: Accident occurred June 22, 2017 in Portales, Roosevelt County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

King Ag Leasing Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N700LA

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA360
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Portales, NM
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 502, registration: N700LA

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft during aerial application operation, struck powerlines, force landed and caught fire.

Date: 22-JUN-17
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N700LA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: PORTALES
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 421B, N380AL, Desert Media Holdings Inc: Accident occurred June 22, 2017 at McClellan–Palomar Airport (KCRQ), Carlsbad, San Diego County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Desert Media Holdings Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N380AL

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA131
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Carlsbad, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 421B, registration: N380AL
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 22, 2017, about 1325 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 421B, N380AL, sustained substantial damage when the right main landing gear collapsed during the landing roll at Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ), Carlsbad, California. The commercial pilot receiving instruction and flight instructor were not injured. The airplane was registered to Desert Media Holdings, Borrego Springs, California, and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight that originated from the French Valley Airport (F70), Temecula, California, about 40 minutes prior to the accident. The intended destination was Borrego Springs, California.

The pilot reported that the accident flight was the first flight following extensive maintenance and they elected to depart and circle F70 for about 20 minutes to verify everything was working properly prior to flying to various airports around the area. The pilot said they flew to Ramona, California, and conducted an uneventful landing prior to flying to CRQ. The pilot stated that following a normal landing on runway 24, he let the airplane roll out the length of the runway while using minimal braking. As the airplane slowed to about 10 knots, the pilot noticed a "severe wobble as something may have been out of balance." Subsequently, the right main landing gear collapsed and the right wing and elevator struck the ground.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right wing sustained structural damage. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.




Borrego Sun Publisher Patrick Meehan, inadvertently created headlines following a crash landing.

Although Meehan was not on board at the time, the accident closed Palomar airport for approximately five hours whilst emergency crew worked to remove the plane.

Out on its maiden voyage following mechanical refurbishment, the apparent cause is thought to be the loss of landing gear on touchdown.

There are no reports of any injuries. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

The pilot is quoted as saying "It was a beautiful landing. Nice and soft. Straight down the runway and then the plane just broke. It was crazy."

http://www.borregosun.com

June 25, 2017 (Borrego) – A private plane owned by Borrego Sun publisher Patrick Meehan broke apart during what the pilot described as a “nice and soft” landing last week.  The incident forced closure of Palomar Airport for several hours.

Meehan was not on board and there were no injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating, however loss of landing gear on touchdown is believed to be the cause of the crash landing, the Borrego Sun reports.

Meehan acquired the Borrego Sun in 2009 from the Copley Press.  He has a background in the music business since the 1960s, having served as manager for Elton John and Black Sabbath. He later moved into film production and the music catalog business, as well as chairing a film holding company co-founded by George Harrison, the late Beatles musician.

https://www.eastcountymagazine.org

Grumman G-164A AgCat, HC-BPI, LAN Fumigación Ecuador: Fatal accident occurred March 30, 2017 in Pista La Julia, Ecuador



NTSB Identification: ERA17WA146
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Pista La Julia, Ecuador
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On March 30, 2017, about 1645 universal coordinated time, a Grumman 164A, Ecuadorian registration HC-BPI, was destroyed when it impacted electrical wires and terrain near Pista La Julia, Ecuador. The foreign certificated pilot was fatally injured. The flight was on a local aerial application flight at the time of the accident.

This accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) of Ecuador. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Dirección General de Aviación Civil
Departamento de Seguridad de Vuelo
Buenos Aires 149 y Av. 10 de Agosto
Casilla 2077
Quito
Ecuador
Tel.: (593) 2-544-274
Fax: (593) 2-563-995
AFTN: SEQUYAX
Telex: 22710 DACUIO ED

This report is for informational purposes and contains only information released by the Government of Ecuador.
 






Era el segundo pase de fumigación aérea que el capitán Marcos Navas, de 58 años, iba a realizar sobre las plantaciones de banano en la hacienda Rancho Maravilla, de Baba, pero un fatal accidente puso fin a su existencia. 

 La avioneta de la compañía Lan Aerofumigación que piloteaba Navas se precipitó a tierra cerca de las 12:00 de hoy jueves 30 de marzo, luego de enredarse con el hilo de guarda en la línea de subtransmisión de 69 kilovoltios, ubicada en el recinto Jujanillo, perteneciente a la parroquia Isla de Bejucal del cantón Baba, provincia de Los Ríos.

Los organismos de socorro llegaron al sitio para rescatar a Navas y llevarlo a una casa asistencial. Sin embargo, el piloto quien tenía alrededor de tres años laborando para la compañía, dejó de existir debido a los múltiples golpes en el tórax y cabeza.

Su subalterno Arturo Glas, lamentó lo ocurrido con el jefe, con quién había compartido una amena charla el día anterior a lo ocurrido. “El jefe de zona dijo que había fumigado muy bien por eso no sabemos qué le ocurrió, al parecer se bajó mucho y no pudo evitar enredarse”, acotó el operario.

Navas era oriundo de Guayaquil y los agentes de la Dinased avanzaron hasta la parroquia San Juan para hacer el levantamiento del cadáver que fue llevado a la morgue de Babahoyo. La avioneta quedó reducida a escombros ante la mirada de los trabajadores quienes llegaron corriendo a ver lo que sucedía cuando escucharon el estruendo.

Al sector también llegó el personal de la Corporación Nacional de Electricidad con seis grupos de técnicos para reforzar temporalmente el hilo de guarda de la línea de subtransmisión que se arrancó. Eso con el fin de devolver el suministro eléctrico a los cantones Vinces y Palenque que se quedaron sin el servicio producto del accidente.

http://www.extra.ec

BRM Aero SRO Bristell S-LSA, N432BL, Sport Flying USA Services LLC: Incident occurred June 22, 2017 at Lancaster Airport (KLNS), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Sport Flying USA Services LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N432BL

Aircraft on takeoff, went into the grass off the taxiway.

Date: 22-JUN-17
Time: 12:35:00Z
Regis#: N432BL
Aircraft Make: BRM AERO SRO
Aircraft Model: BRISTELL SLSA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: LANCASTER
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Stinson 108-1, N8909K: Incident occurred June 22, 2017 at Boulder City Municipal Airport (KBVU), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

http://registry.faa.gov/N8909K

Aircraft on landing, ground looped.

Date: 22-JUN-17
Time: 15:29:00Z
Regis#: N8909K
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BOULDER CITY
State: NEVADA

Cessna 182P Skylane, N1800M, Cape Flyers LLC: Accident occurred June 22, 2017 near Doniphan Municipal Airport (X33), Ripley County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;   Kansas City, Missouri

Cape Flyers LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N1800M

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA361
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Doniphan, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N1800M

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft force landed in a residential area and struck a garage. 

Date: 23-JUN-17
Time: 01:16:00Z
Regis#: N1800M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: DONIPHAN
State: MISSOURI







DONIPHAN, MO (KFVS) -  Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration say an airplane pilot had to make an emergency landing near Doniphan, Missouri on Thursday night, June 22.

According to the Ripley County Sheriff, the pilot of a Cessna 182P Skylane radioed the Poplar Bluff Airport to tell them that he was running out of fuel. He was able to give coordinates to where he was, allowing officials to find him.

The pilot made an emergency landing about 3.5 miles from the Doniphan Airport in Ripley County at around 8:30 p.m. in a field behind a house. The plane ran into the back of the house into the garage, where officials found it.

Only the pilot was onboard, and there were no injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration was en route to investigate.

Story and video:  http://www.kfvs12.com

McDonnell Douglas MD500E (369E), SX-HBB: Fatal accident occurred June 23, 2017 in Schinias, Attica, Greece








ATHENS, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Two people lost their lives and another person was injured, when a spray helicopter crashed in a wetland at the outskirts of Schinias seaside resort, some 45 kilometers northeast of Athens, Greek authorities said on Friday.


"The pilot named D.P. and a passenger named Chr. V. were retrieved dead by the Fire Brigade's rescue squad," according to an e-mailed statement from the Fire Brigade's headquarters.


The third passenger of the helicopter, named E.D., a university student on an internship program who survived the crash, was rescued by local residents, who rushed to the site, according to the press release.


The young man was transferred to an Athens hospital and his condition was not serious, Attica Region Vice Governor Petros Filippou told Greek national news agency AMNA.


The student, 22, has suffered "medium-level chest and orthopedic injuries which do not currently require surgical intervention and he is in stable condition," the hospital said in a statement.


The two victims were later identified as the pilot Dimitris Prentzas and wetland guard Christoforos Voulgarelis.


According to Filippou, when the aerial spraying against mosquitoes was completed, the pilot took on board the student and the guard to fly with him over the wetland. However, the helicopter hit electricity wires and crashed. The circumstances of the crash are being investigated.


Filippou told Xinhua and other media that the pilot was very experienced and knew the area.


"He was an experienced pilot who had retired from the Air Force... I had met him. He was working here for several years. He did not just show up today. It was not that this was his first time and he did not know the place," the official stressed.


"The Fire Brigade service of Nea Makri which was closer to the site was mobilized immediately. Nine vehicles and special rescue teams reached the site of the crash, as some citizens who were on the spot had already intervened trying to retrieve the people," Constantinos Giovas, Head of Attica's Fire Brigade, said on his part.


The final moments of the passengers on board were captured on camera, as the guard was broadcasting live the flight on his Facebook account, local media, such as news portal in.gr, reported.


"Shift from high altitude" read the caption Voulgarelis posted with the short video which ended abruptly.


Costas Dostis, a friend of the guard, told Xinhua near the site of the crash that Voulgarelis was a hardworking person, an elite bodybuilder living in nearby Marathon city, the birthplace of the Marathon race. Christoforos who is leaving behind a seven-year-old son was a man who loved action, Dostis said.


"We knew Christoforos, he was from Marathon. We knew him very well. We grew up together. He was a great person. We know his entire family and it is a pity that he died this way," he said.


"Such flights are conducted in very low altitude so that the spraying can be done in a certain manner (to be effective)," Dostis added.


The Region of Attica, as well as political parties, expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims in statements.


The helicopter belonged to the fleet of a private company which was hired by local authorities to spray insecticide for mosquitoes.


According to the Region of Attica press release, the helicopter had just conducted the fifth round of spraying and all safety measures had been taken.






Live το βίντεο από τη λήψη του γνωστού Μαραθωνίτη Βουλγαρέλη Άκη υπάλληλο ασφαλείας του υγροβιότοπου ο οποίος είχε την ατυχία να βρίσκεται στο ελικόπτερο και να κάνει live μετάδοση την ώρα που συνέβει το τραγικό δυστύχημα.

Τραγωδία το πρωί στον υγροβιότοπο του Σχινιά. Ψεκαστικό ελικόπτερο ιδιωτικής εταιρείας κατέπεσε στην περιοχή με αποτέλεσμα να σκοτωθούν οι δύο από τους τρεις επιβαίνοντες. Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες, από τα τρία άτομα πλήρωμα, ο ένας απεγκλωβίστηκε αμέσως, ενώ οι άλλοι δύο απεγκλωβίστηκαν χωρίς τις αισθήσεις τους λίγη ώρα μετά τις 10 το πρωί. Το ΕΚΑΒ που τους παρέλαβε, διαπίστωσε ότι είναι νεκροί.

Το ελικόπτερο συμμετείχε σε πρόγραμμα ψεκασμών της αντιπεριφέρειας Ανατολικής Αττικής για την καταπολέμηση των κουνουπιών. Στο protothema.gr μίλησε ο αντιπεριφερειάρχης Ανατολικής Αττικής, Πέτρος Φιλίππου, ο οποίος βρίσκεται επί τόπου και εξήγησε πώς σημειώθηκε η τραγωδία: «Το περιστατικό έγινε εκτός υπηρεσίας. Αφού τελείωσε τη ρίψη ο χειριστής, ένας φοιτητής που συμμετέχει σε 6μηνο πρόγραμμα στην περιφέρεια ζήτησε να κάνουν μία βόλτα για να δει τη διαδικασία. Τότε, και ο υπάλληλος ασφαλείας του υγροβιότοπου ζήτησε να μπει και εκείνος. Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες, έπεσαν σε καλώδια της ΔΕΗ».

Σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες, ο χειριστής ήταν συνταξιούχος πιλότος της Πολεμικής Αεροπορίας, ηλικίας γύρω στα 55,

Η Πυροσβεστική Υπηρεσία ειδοποιήθηκε για το συμβάν στις 9:48 το πρωί. Επί τόπου έσπευσαν 27 πυροσβέστες με 9 οχήματα καθώς και ελικόπτερο του Ναυτικού, οι οποίοι συμμετείχαν στη δύσκολη επιχείρηση λόγω τους βαλτώδους σημείου.

Επίσης, το Πολεμικό Ναυτικό συμμετείχε στην επιχείρηση έρευνας και διάσωσης με ένα ελικόπτερο του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού ( S70B, AEGEAN HAWK) και έναν δύτη, μετά από αίτημα του Ενιαίου Κέντρου Συντονισμού Έρευνας και Διάσωσης.