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Shannon Weidemann

Plane Crashes in Chattanooga

Four men were injured when a small plane crash landed in Chattanooga. The plane was trying to make an emergency landing at a Chattanooga airport and fell short of its goal. It landed in a shopping center parking lot, hit two cars and a lightpole. Investigators were looking into whether the plane ran out of fuel as it approached Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, police Sgt. Jerri Weary…

Jenny Albano

Plane Crash in California Kills Six

A small plane crashed on Friday, August 31, close to the Kern County Airport and killed a family of six after bursting into flames. The plane left from Santa Monica Valley Airport and was headed to the Kern Valley Airport when the plane crashed.The Lancair Columbia was consumed in a grassfire sparked by the crash, reported shortly after 5:40 p.m., but the one-acre blaze was quickly contained,…

Shannon Weidemann

Camarillo WW2 Plane Crash Kills Man

A plane crash in Camarillo killed a 42-year-old man from Thousand Oaks. The man was flying a P-51D Mustang, a vintage World War 2 era plane. He did not contact the flight tower to report a problem before the plane crashed. The victim who had been practicing with a flight instructor, was performing his first solo landing in the aircraft when the crash occurred, Taillon said. The instructor…

Shannon Weidemann

Plane Crashes in Livermore and Two People Killed

A plane took off from Livermore Municipal Airport and crashed shortly after takeoff. The two seater, hand builit plane was only in the air for a short time when it banked and then crashed into a field. The plane crash happened on Saturday morning. The Europa XS two-seater left around 8:30 a.m. and climbed 200 to 300 feet when the pilot made a 180-degree turn in an apparent attempt to come…

Shannon Weidemann

Sandy Valley Plane Crash Kills One Man

A small plane crash near Sandy Valley, Nevada killed the pilot and only occupant of the plane. The plane was a single seat model. Officials say the pilot was a resident of Sandy Valley who built the aircraft, called a “Vegas Sport Flyer.” The man’s name hasn’t been made public. He was a licensed pilot and recently got his aircraft repair certification. He took off from an air strip in Sandy…

Shannon Weidemann

Small Plane Crashes in Missouri

A small plane crashed in a wooded area of Missouri killing all three people onboard. The pilot and two passengers were a family from Iowa on their way to Alabama. They died instantly from the crash. The single-engine Piper Cherokee was en route from Jefferson City to Muscle Shoals, Ala., when controllers lost contact around 8:45 a.m. Saturday. DeClue said the family had been headed from there…

Staff Writer

Pilot Escapes Plane Crash Uninjured

A pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings at Salt Lake City Airport II today when the single-engine aircraft he was piloting flipped and came to rest upside-down in a field adjacent to the runway. The pilot escaped unharmed, and the FAA was called in to investigate the cause of the crash.