Monday, May 06, 2019

Beechcraft 60 Duke, N102SN: Fatal accident occurred May 05, 2019 in Santa Rose, New Mexico

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

Crashed in rural area.

Date: 05-MAY-19
Time: 19:28:00Z
Regis#: N102SN
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A60
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

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David Harold Collum
January 5th, 1958 – May 5th, 2019

 David was traveling to Los Alamos, New Mexico for a job when the aircraft accident occurred.

David Harold Collum

David was born in Odessa TX on January 5, 1958. He passed away on May 5th, 2019 as the result of a crash of a private plane near Santa Rosa, New Mexico. David was preceded in death by his father, James Harold Collum, who died before David was born. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Deeann Collum, his son Wesley Thomas Taylor (Linda Owen), and his daughter, Sarah Louise Collum. He is also survived by his Mother, Betty David who is 91, as well as brother Jimmy Collum (Linda Collum), sisters Susie Collum, Shirley Collum, Karen David, and brother Bill David (Shira David) all in Odessa TX and multiple nieces and nephews. He is mourned by Kim’s parents, Glenda & Chuck Payne as well as her brother, Kenneth Payne and many friends.

David deeply loved his wife Kimberly and his children Sarah and Wesley. He loved spending time with them and with his birth family in Odessa. David’s favorite pastimes included woodworking and cooking: he learned to cook from his mother, Betty, who was the long-time proprietor of a family-owned cafĂ© in Odessa. He loved to barbeque and to bake—and enjoyed cooking Thanksgiving dinner for everyone.

David graduated high school in Odessa and attended college there. Since 2002, he worked for Chaparral Machinery with computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, doing installations and operational instruction as well as maintenance. He was traveling to Los Alamos, New Mexico for a job when the accident occurred.

David was fortunate to travel to Japan and Israel for training on various machines, and loved talking about those trips. He was a scuba diver prior to his marriage, and loved Hawaii and Cayman.

David and Kim married October 6, 1990 and lived in Arlington TX and then in Duncanville TX. David loved being home and sharing time with his family, including his dogs. He was an awesome husband and Dad, and will be greatly missed. It is so hard to lose someone this loved in an instant.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019. There will be a reception to follow at the funeral home.

Medical Class 2 (Expires: Apr 2016) 
Address: 2109 Cannon Drive, Mansfield, Texas 76063 
Pilot: Commercial - Airplane Single Engine Land 
Pilot: Commercial - Airplane Multi-engine Land 
Pilot: Commercial - Instrument Airplane

Roberto Decena
July 19th, 1961 - May 5th, 2019

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 King James Version.

Celebration of Life
May 20. 7:00 PM
Community Missionary Baptist Church
115 West Beltline Road, DeSoto, Texas, 75115

A pilot from Mansfield and a man from Duncanville were identified as the two men killed in plane crash Sunday.

Roberto Decena, a commercial pilot from Mansfield, was killed when a small plane that took off from Arlington crashed in central New Mexico, a University of New Mexico Health Sciences spokesman confirmed.

David Collum, 61, of Duncanville, was also killed in the crash, said Sgt. Michael Lopez with the Guadalupe Sheriff Department in New Mexico.

Decena, 57, was the owner of the plane, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash, which occurred about 4 p.m. Sunday near Santa Rosa, New Mexico.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said Monday the Beechcraft 60 Duke was flying from Arlington to the Santa Fe Regional Airport when the pilot reported engine trouble. The aircraft was diverting to Santa Rosa when the accident occurred.

Original article can be found here ➤

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico  — A Beechcraft 60 Duke with two people aboard crashed around 4 p.m. Sunday near Santa Rosa, according the Federal Aviation Administration.  

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said that the plane was flying from Arlington, Texas to the Santa Fe Regional Airport. The pilot reported that there was engine trouble.

The plane was planning to land in Santa Rosa when it crashed. 

Federal Aviation Administration investigators are on their way to the accident site. 

The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.

The identities and condition of the two people on board are unknown at this time. 

Original article can be found here ➤