Aviation News

One Dead After Planes Collide in Oregon

One person is dead after two small planes collided on October 25, 2011 afternoon near Champoeg State Park in Oregon. The mid-air collision occurred around 4 p.m. over the Willamette River when a Beech Bonanza V35 plane collided with the tail section of a Piper PA-44. The pilot of the Beech Bonanza, [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:21:47-07:00October 28th, 2011|Aviation News|

Reader’s Digest – 50 Secrets Your Pilot Won’t Tell You

And if you're afraid of those bumps that shake your coffee cup during a flight, take note that pilots avoid turbulence because it's annoying rather than dangerous. But pay attention to the signals on board. "It's one thing if the pilot puts the seat belt sign on for the passengers. But [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:54:36-07:00October 22nd, 2011|Aviation News, John A. Greaves|

Two Private Jet Company Executives Receive Jail Time and a slap on the wrist for Teterboro, New Jersey Crash

Paul and Michael Brassington, co-founders of Platinum Jet Management LLC, received lean prison sentences on September 20, 2011 for endangering the safety of an aircraft in flight, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Michael Brassington, the company president and chief operating officer, [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:22:51-07:00October 4th, 2011|Aviation News|

California Plane Accident Kills Two, Starts Wildfire

An airplane crash in any metropolitan area can have potentially disastrous consequences for many people. The extent of the destruction often extends to property damage, but can also cause physical hard to innocent victims. Continuing health problems for those exposed to any fire and debris resulting from the plane crash can be [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:22:44-07:00September 19th, 2011|Aviation News|

Cerritos Plane Crash Remembered 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago, a harrowing plane crash occurred in Los Angeles County, known as the Cerritos Air Disaster. Aeromexico Flight 498 was on a final approach to LAX when its wing was clipped by a small Piper Archer airplane that had strayed into commercial airspace. The collision caused the Aeromexico [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:23:48-07:00September 16th, 2011|Aviation News|

Single-Engine Plane Crash Kills Two

Single-engine plane accidents are, by the law of averages, more common than other types of plane crashes. If equipment malfunction leads to engine failure, there is no back-up engine to fly to safety. Sadly, when a small plane crashes, pilots and passengers seldom survive. If the cause of the accident is [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:23:22-07:00August 18th, 2011|Aviation News|