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Small Plane Crashes
Oct 27, 2004

Crews Recover all 10 Bodies in Rugged Terrain at Hendrick Crash Site [Oct 25]
Crews on all-terrain vehicles on Monday recovered the bodies of all 10 people killed in the crash of a Hendrick Motorsports plane that was carrying family and friends of one of NASCAR's top syndicates. Federal investigators said they did not know what caused the Beech 200 King Air to crash Sunday en route from Concord, N.C., to Martinsville Speedway, about 7 miles east of the crash site on Bull Mountain in the foothills of the Appalachians. There was no flight data record, cockpit voice recorder or ground proximity monitoring system on the plane, so investigators will try to piece together what happened from the wreckage, radar data and communications between the pilot and the airport.
Small Planes Crash in Missouri, Wisconsin; Two Killed in Each Wreck [Oct 26]
A small private plane crashed while approaching the airport here, killing two of three people aboard and seriously injuring the survivor, officials said. The single-engine Cessna 182, which seats up to six people, was en route from Oklahoma to the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport when it crashed about a half-mile away Tuesday night, said Tony Molinaro, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Chicago. The cause was not known.
Marion, WI [Oct 26]
Also Tuesday, a small airplane crashed in the woods in the central Wisconsin town of Marion, killing both people aboard. Authorities indicated the victims were a man and woman in their 50s from central Minnesota. Investigators said the aircraft had filed a flight plan with the Minneapolis Air Traffic Control Center.
Pilot Dead in Leominster Plane Crash [Oct 27]
A pilot was killed yesterday when a home-built, single-engine ultralight plane crashed into a shop shortly after it took off from Fitchburg Municipal Airport. The plane crashed into R & S Machine Inc., several hundred feet from the airport, and burst into flames around 3:45 p.m., tearing off a massive chunk of the shop's storefront and roof, officials said.
Arlington Hts. Pilot Not Hurt in Crash [Oct 27]
An Arlington Heights man walked away unscathed Tuesday after he skidded his single-engine plane off a runway at Schaumburg's Regional Airport during an emergency landing. Schaumburg police Lt. Dennis Carroll said the pilot, William Kramer, was flying his Glasair III fiberglass plane about 12:10 p.m. when he began experiencing engine trouble at about 1,600 feet in the air. When Kramer went to land at the airport, Carroll said the plane's landing gear would not go down.
San Diego
Investigators Examining Cockpit Voice Recorder San Diego Area Crash [Oct 24]
San Diego Federal investigators are examining the cockpit voice recorder from the crash of an air ambulance jet that killed five people near the U-S Mexico border. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are trying to determine what caused the jet to crash into the mountain shortly taking off from Brown Field on Sunday.
Salt Lake City
Los Alamos Couple Hurt In Utah Plane Crash [Oct 26]
The Cessna 310 was traveling from Boise, Idaho, to Los Alamos when it crashed Monday near a fog-shrouded ridgetop in a suburb south of Salt Lake City. Witnesses say visibility was very poor, but investigators still haven´t determined the exact cause of the crash.
Students Witness Plane Crash [Oct 27]
The twin-engine, six-passenger plane crashed near the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Daniel Street just after 11 a.m., a time when many students are just getting to school. Most students were still in a state of shock after the plane met its fiery end, moments after it was seen spinning out of control over Atlanta.
Fatal Plane Crash [Oct 27]
A pilot died when a bi-plane crashed into a pasture in southwest Kansas. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Glenwood, IL
Plane crash in Glenwood under Investigation [Oct 26]
Pilot Norm Cohen missed his first approach and landed between two condominiums. Cohen was preparing to land at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport. He tried to make a second landing attempt after he flew past the airport.
Aiken, SC
Small Plane Crash in Aiken County Kills Pilot [Oct 25]
The pilot of a small plan was killed Monday morning when his single-engine Beech Bonanza crashed into a wooded area near the Aiken Municipal Airport, authorities said. He was preparing to land when the plane crashed, Hunt said.
Chester, AR
Deadly Plane Crash Still Under Investigation [Oct 25]
National Transportation Safety Board investigators were still working Monday to determine what led to a deadly plane crash near the Crawford County town of Chester last week. The accident happened Thursday afternoon when a small plane crashed into a mountain in rural Crawford County. Officials said the couple was flying home from a trip to Tunica, Miss., when their Beech B-35 Bonanza lost altitude and crashed.
Santa Rosa, FL
3 killed in Florida Air
Ambulance Crash [Oct 20]
A helicopter used as an air ambulance crashed into a bay early today, killing all three crew members aboard. The Eurocopter BO-105 left Santa Rosa Beach bound for DeFuniak Springs, about 25 miles away. Sacred Heart officials said the crew radioed minutes after departure that they were aborting the mission because of bad weather and were heading back to the hangar at Santa Rosa Beach. There was no distress call then and no further communication with the helicopter.