Preliminary NTSB report points to pilot error as cause of St. Augustine plane crash, aviation expert says
A more detailed NTSB preliminary report sheds light on a fiery plane crash back in March that injured a couple on board and killed their dog. Back on March 23, a Piper PA-46 was attempting takeoff from Northeast Regional Airport near St. Augustine when then the aircraft failed to gain altitude, immediately lost control, and crashed.
Photo of plane crash wreckage provides clues for investigators, aviation expert says
Photo of plane crash wreckage provides clues for investigators, aviation expert saysPublished: September 24, 2020, 11:24 pmA photo provided to News4Jax gives a look at the wreckage of a plane crash that killed the pilot Monday afternoon north of Hilliard.
2 killed in separate small plane crashes in Florida
Published: May 12, 2020, 10:58 am Updated: May 13, 2020, 7:34 amMIRAMAR, Fla. – Two people were killed in separate small plane crashes Tuesday in different parts of Florida, officials said. One plane crashed about 9:30 a.m. next to a shopping center in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Miramar, police said. Another plane crashed in a Wesley Chapel backyard, north of Tampa, around 11:30 a.m., according to Pasco County Fire Rescue. The Miramar plane belongs to Wayman Aviation Academy, which told the Miami Herald that the plane was carrying an advanced student and a teacher. Officials didn't immediately release many details about the Wesley Chapel crash.
Pilot killed in plane crash in Columbia County neighborhood
The Sheriff’s Office, which received dozens of 911 calls about the crash that happened just before 10 a.m., asked people to avoid the area around SW Creekside Lane. Daniel Kosciow, a neighbor, said he heard the crash and ran to try and help. I ran over and saw the plane on fire, and it was a ball of fire,” Kosciow said. The crash happened less than a half-mile north of the Cannon Creek Airpark, a neighborhood with a landing strip for pilots living in or visiting the community, which is where the NTSB said the plane had taken off from. The pilot was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Jacksonville.
Private jet crashes into parked plane on runway at San Antonio airport
SAN ANTONIO – A private jet in taxi accidentally crashed into a parked plane at the San Antonio International Airport Friday afternoon. No one has been reported injured in the wreck that occurred before 4 p.m., according to Joe Arrington, a spokesperson with the San Antonio Fire Department. Aerial footage from Sky 12 showed one twin-jet plane partially parked on top of another twin-jet plane. No commercial air traffic was impacted, according to airport spokesperson Rich Stinson. The CJ3 left a San Jose, Calif. airport at 12:23 p.m., according to Flightaware.com, a website that tracks flight activity.