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Boater helps ultra light plane pilot after crash in NC lake

Boater helps ultra light plane pilot after crash in NC lake | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
A pilot was rescued by a passing boater after his ultra light plane
crashed into Lake James in western North Carolina on Wednesday,
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Pair escape injury after microlight crashes on airfield - Spalding Guardian

Pair escape injury after microlight crashes on airfield - Spalding Guardian | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
Spalding Guardian Pair escape injury after microlight crashes on airfield Spalding Guardian Peter Higgins, owner of Wingland Airfield, said: “The microlight was having some rotor problems while landing at the airfield which caused the pilot to come...
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Pilot error blamed for fatal gyrocopter crash - New Zealand Herald

Pilot error blamed for fatal gyrocopter crash - New Zealand Herald | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
Pilot error blamed for fatal gyrocopter crash
New Zealand Herald
An instructor and his student died when a gyrocopter they were flying in lost control and nose dived into a South Taranaki paddock, an inquest has heard.
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UPDATE: Pilot Dies After Ultralight Crash At Great Bend Airport

UPDATE: Pilot Dies After Ultralight Crash At Great Bend Airport | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. this afternoon. The pilot was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
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Bay County Sheriff: 63-year-old man dead after 'homemade helicopter-type' aircraft crashed into field near Gross Airport

Bay County Sheriff: 63-year-old man dead after 'homemade helicopter-type' aircraft crashed into field near Gross Airport | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
A 63-year-old Bay County man died Wednesday morning when the helicopter-type aircraft he was flying nose-dived into a field off of Interstate-75 in Pinconning, according to Bay County Sheriff John Miller.
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Ultralight Aircraft Crash Landing Video

An ultralight aircraft crash landed near Villa Ridge, Missouri April 25, 2012.
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Pakistan plane crash: no evidence of mechanical failure

Pakistan plane crash: no evidence of mechanical failure | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
Pakistan has barred the head of an airline whose jet crashed near Islamabad from leaving the country as the country's aviation authority said mechanical failure was not to blame.
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No injuries reported in ultralight crash

Only minor injures are reported from the crash of an ultralight at 11 a.m.
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Pilot in serious condition

Pilot in serious condition | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
A 66-YEAR-OLD man is in a serious condition after his homemade light aircraft crashed at Riddells Creek yesterday.
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Sleepy Air Canada pilot thought Venus was a plane

Flying high?► Sleepy Air Canada pilot thought Venus was a plane http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE83F10120120416?irpc=935

 

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Father Blames Piper for Fatal Air Crash

WEST PALM BEACH (CN) - A father claims airplane manufacturers knew of the defects that made a Piper Seminole burn to death everyone on board, including his daughter, though they survived the initial crash.

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Police name microlight crash victim

Police name microlight crash victim | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it

A microlight pilot who died when his aircraft crashed into a field has been named by police.

 

Adrian Paterson, 49, from Clackmannan, in Clackmannanshire, reportedly plunged between 200ft (61m) and 300ft (91m) in the accident on Thursday afternoon.


He was pronounced dead at the scene after coming down close to a farmhouse near the village of Kennet.

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Ex-Olympian broke rules on his fatal flight - Nelson Mail

Ex-Olympian broke rules on his fatal flight - Nelson Mail | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
Ex-Olympian broke rules on his fatal flight
Nelson Mail
Geoffrey Smale, who represented New Zealand in yachting at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, went missing on April 9, 2011, while flying his high-performance microlight from Auckland to Ashburton.
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Fatal crash highlights dangers of relying on electronic flight data

Fatal crash highlights dangers of relying on electronic flight data | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
A former Olympic sailor who flew a high-performance microlight into the side of a mountain died while flying in thick cloud, in contravention of visual flight rules.
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Ultralight Plane Crashes In Sylvia Lake

Ultralight Plane Crashes In Sylvia Lake | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
A plane crash in Sylvia Lake in the St. Lawrence County town of Fowler left one man injured. The pilot was airlifted to a Syracuse hospital.
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Pilot killed in Chesaning ultralight crash was a 'talented free spirit,' brothers say

Pilot killed in Chesaning ultralight crash was a 'talented free spirit,' brothers say | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
Malott, 57, died from injuries he suffered in a plane crash outside of Chesaning Middle School July 6.
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I've got more faith in my weed eater than one of these

I've got more faith in my weed eater than one of these | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
The aircraft crashed after hitting power lines near Villa Ridge authorities say.
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No survivors from Pakistan plane crash

No survivors from Pakistan plane crash | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
No survivors have been found after an airplane carrying at least 121 people crashed Friday in Rawalpindi, officials say.
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Video: Pilot survives ultralight crash

A man in his late 50s has suffered head wounds and multiple fractures after crashing his ultra light aircraft at Riddells Creek north-west of Melbourne.
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Virgin Atlantic Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Gatwick Airport; 4 Injured 4/16/2012

London-Virgin Atlantic Airways said four people suffered minor injuries after a plane bound from Britain to Florida made an emergency landing at London's Gat...
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Pilot dies in Kentucky crash of Lancair kit built plane

Pilot dies in Kentucky crash of Lancair kit built plane | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
Donald E.Klein, Jr., the owner and pilot of an experimental kit built 2006 Lancair 235 single engine aircraft, tail number N235MW, was killed when his plane cr...
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British pilot dies in high winds in front of horrified girlfriend during his first flight

British pilot dies in high winds in front of horrified girlfriend during his first flight | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
Luis Rivera, 35, died instantly after he lost control of his two-seater plane as he prepared to land during a flight with school One Air Aviacion in Malaga, Spain.
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Small plane crashes at Lincoln Park Airport in Morris County

Small plane crashes at Lincoln Park Airport in Morris County | Aviation & Aircraft Accidents | Scoop.it
A small plane crash-landed at Lincoln Park Airport Sunday afternoon, when witnesses and officials said it bounced off the runway before landing in a tree, its two occupants unhurt...
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