Showing posts with label plane crash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plane crash. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Dale Boyd Knox mystery plane crash strange ending

Piecing together a local pilot’s life and sudden death

Altamont New Scotland
August 7, 2019
Albright described it, all these years later, as “like he was saying one last goodbye.”

After waving, Albright said, the pilot “does a circle over the top of me and then boom, into the cliff.”

Dale Knox served in the military from 1952 through 1956, according to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs online records. One of his duties was to serve as a flight mechanic, his brother said, fixing planes that were on the ground or even in the air.
VOORHEESVILLE — Dale Boyd Knox of Delmar was 38, a husband and father, fire-district commissioner, military veteran, and small-business owner. He died 47 years ago when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into a cliff on the Helderberg escarpment in New Scotland near Thacher Park.

He was alone in his four-seater Beechcraft BE35 V-tail Bonanza at the time of his crash on April 12, 1972.

The plane’s remains still lie in the deep woods off Picard Road, and his family is still haunted by the mystery surrounding his death.

Dale Knox’s older brother, Alan Knox, remembers him as “one of the most fun-loving and hardest-working people around” and as “an all-around guy.”

“There’s a French phrase, joie de vivre,” Alan Knox said. “If ever there was somebody who enjoyed life, it was Dale.”
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

U.S. service member on vacation, among dead in Ethiopia

U.S. service member among 8 Americans killed in Ethiopia plane crash

CBS News
March 12, 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — New details are emerging about the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash Sunday, that claimed 157 lives. Eight of the dead were American, including two brothers and a U.S. service member on vacation.
At the crash site, CBS News witnessed unrestrained grief, as the mother of one of the flight attendants on board broke down. It couldn't be more miserable there, as the smell of death overpowers and bits of mangled wreckage are everywhere.

At the site, local investigators were joined by a team of American aviation experts who are searching for answers. In the U.S. another mother grieves her son Antoine Lewis, an American service member who was heading for Kenya on vacation.

"I will say that plane went down with him doing what he wanted to do most. As a mother, you just say he did what he loved to do," said Antoinette Lewis, his mother.
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Sunday, February 24, 2019

“It was the day of miracles,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

Pilot dies, family avoids disaster as plane crashes into home in Florida

ABC News
By Anthony Rivas, Jason M. Volack and Christine Theodorou
Feb 24, 2019
The plane crashed into the bedroom of 17-year-old Carmele Ngalamulume, pinning and trapping her against a wall until her brother, who was in the next bedroom, could run in and save her. There were three other children playing in the driveway of the house, according to Judd. Their mother was taking a shower when the plane dropped from the sky.

A nightmare came true for one family in Florida when a plane fell from the sky and crashed through the roof of a home.
The pilot of the flight was killed, but a trainee pilot and eight people inside the home all walked away with minor injuries.

“It was the day of miracles,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd during a press conference, referring to the fact that everyone inside the house survived.

The twin-engine aircraft fell into the house in Winter Haven, Florida, at around 1 p.m. while its pilot, James Wagner, 64, and his trainee, Timothy Sheehy, were practicing simulated engine failure training, Judd said.
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

"Golden Knight" Soldier killed in plane crash in Georgia

Army soldier among 4 dead when skydiving plane crashes at Georgia airport
FOX News
By Travis Fedschun
August 26, 2018

A U.S. Army soldier was among four people killed when a plane carrying a group of skydivers crashed at a Georgia airport on Saturday, officials said.
Aliaksandr "Slex" Bahrytsevich was off duty when he died in the plane crash, the U.S. Army said. (US Army)

The crash happened around 2 p.m. at the East Georgia Regional Airport in Swainsboro, located about 90 miles southeast of Macon, FOX54 reported.

Aliaksandr "Slex" Bahrytsevich, 31, was off-duty when he died, but served most recently as a demonstrator on the Golden Knights Black Demonstration Team, the post said. He is survived by his mother, Nattallia, and father, Mikhail.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Marine Corps Cargo Plane Crash: At Least 16 Dead

UPDATE from (CNN) Fifteen Marines and a Navy corpsman who were killed when their transport plane crashed in the Mississippi Delta were on a training flight moving personnel and equipment from North Carolina to California, a Marine Corps spokesman said Tuesday.

Marine Corps cargo aircraft crashes in Mississippi, killing at least 16
Washington Post
By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
July 10, 2017

A Marine Corps cargo plane often used for hauling fuel and supplies crashed in western Mississippi Monday night, killing at least 16 people, local officials said.

Fred Randle, director of emergency management for LeFlore County, said 16 bodies have been recovered from the crash site.

In a brief statement, the Marines said that a “KC-130 experienced a mishap the evening of July 10.” No other information was provided. In an email, Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns confirmed that the statement correlated to the crash in Mississippi.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson told the Clarion-Ledger that the aircraft crashed on the Leflore-Sunflower county line, a rural stretch of woods and fields with dense underbrush and vegetation about 85 miles north of Jackson. Earlier, Sheriff Ricky Banks told the Ledger that five of the crew members were confirmed dead. It is unclear where the plane took off from.
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General: Plane developed in air problems that led to fatal crash

Saturday, January 11, 2014

This has been a deadly week for America’s military

Release No: NR-033-14
January 16, 2014
DoD Identifies Army Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Jan. 10, at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the aircraft they were aboard crashed. The incident is under investigation.

Killed were:

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo., assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii.
3 Americans dead as military plane crashes in Afghanistan
The Washington Times
By Cheryl K. Chumley
Friday, January 10, 2014

This has been a deadly week for America’s military.

Three Americans aboard a U.S. military MC-12 plane were killed Friday morning following a crash in the eastern portion of Afghanistan.

The cause of the crash is not yet known, but a defense officer told ABC News that investigators have ruled out enemy fire.

The New York Daily News reported the statement from a NATO spokesman: “Two International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today. It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Oregon National Guardsman, Iraq veteran, killed in plane crash

Iraq War veteran killed when experimental plane crashes in Oregon
Susy Raybon
September 12, 2013

Longtime Oregon National Guard Recruiter, Murray Crowe, 47, died doing what he loved; flying his experimental Challenger II aircraft.

Sergeant First Class Crowe’s plane crashed late Sunday morning near the Prineville Airport in Oregon. His identity was released this morning in a local publication The Bulletin.

In 1984, Murray Crowe joined the Army and, among other assignments,went on to serve two back-to-back tours in Iraq, first in 2010 and then again in 2011.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Families want names added to Vietnam Memorial Wall

Listing on Vietnam Wall sought for troops killed in 1962 plane crash
Stars and Stripes
By Matthew M. Burke
Published: July 24, 2013

Before departing for Vietnam 51 years ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond “Bill” Myers left behind his ID, dog tags and a gold ring he had never taken off before. He told his brother-in-law that he had a bad feeling about the mission and didn’t think he would be coming home. He asked him to watch over his wife and children after he was gone.

Myers then boarded a military-chartered Flying Tiger Airline Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft at Travis Air Force Base in California. After several stops, the plane disappeared over the Pacific and the 93 American soldiers, three South Vietnamese military men and 11 crewmembers onboard were never heard from again. They were declared dead less than two months later.

Myers’ son, Tommy Joe — like the families of the other lost Americans — has no answers about his father’s fate. Adding to that pain is how his father and the others have been forgotten. Their names are not on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and no government agencies — Army, Air Force, Defense Department, National Archives, State Department, CIA — admit to possessing records related to the soldiers and their mission. None could provide Stars and Stripes with a list of the deceased, although they are mentioned in a Civil Aeronautics Board crash report from 1962.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pilot killed in plane crash was Iraq veteran

Pilot identified in fatal plane crash
By Staff
Posted: Jul 16, 2013

Giles County, TN (WAFF)
The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed Tuesday morning shortly after take off, according to Giles County Emergency Management Agency.

The single engine, single passenger kit plane took off from Abernathy Field in Pulaski when it crashed and caught fire near Highway 11 shortly after 8 a.m.

The plane crashed about a mile away from the airport, right next to a furniture store.

Authorities identified the pilot as Cliff Joseph Rosa, 24 of Huntsville.

Rosa was an Iraq veteran and served in the U.S. Army from July 2007 - April 2012. He was originally from Brooklyn, New York. A friend of his said he had been working for an aviation company at Redstone Arsenal. Rosa had been involved in aviation dating back to his army days.
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Boeing 777 crashes while landing at San Francisco airport

Boeing 777 crashes while landing at San Francisco airport
NBC News
By Daniel Arkin
Staff Writer
July 6, 2013

A Boeing 777 jetliner crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after a flight across the Pacific Ocean from South Korea. There was no immediate information about casualties.

The plane, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, came to rest beside the runway — missing its tail, spewing black smoke and with most of the top of the fuselage ripped off.

Video footage showed passengers sliding down the emergency chutes. The airport suspended all flights.

Stefanie Turner, a witness, told MSNBC that she saw the plane come in with the tail in an unusually low position, then saw it cartwheel down the runway.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hundreds of angels filled the field after Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville

'A field of angels'
Author to host book signing in Jackson for memoir on 9/11 and United Airlines Flight 93
June 6, 2013

Lillie Leonardi was one of hundreds of law enforcement personnel, including FBI agents and other first responders who gathered in a field near Shanksville, Pa., only hours after United Airlines Flight 93 plowed into the ground there on Sept. 11, 2001. Like everyone that day, she saw the devastation of the plane crash and the loss of human life.

She also saw what she has described many times as hundreds of angels appear on the field near the crash. Despite the shock of the aircraft crash and the angelic vision, the former community outreach specialist performed her duty along with everyone else sent to the site.

“It took me a moment to get a grip. I sucked it up, and I did what I had to do,” she said in an interview with The Jackson Sun. For 13 days, amid myriad other duties, she served on and off site as liaison between the FBI and the United Airlines Humanitarian Team.

The events of that day became in her mind “a film that repeatedly rewinds and plays back time and time again.” Diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), she retired from her position with the FBI in 2008. In addition to writing books, which sprang from personal journals she started keeping as a part of the healing process, Leonardi is a regular blogger for the website Huffington Post.
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Afghanistan Cargo Plane Crash Kills 7 Crew Members With Florida Ties

Afghanistan Cargo Plane Crash Kills 7 Crew Members
Posted: 04/29/2013

KABUL, April 29 (Reuters) - Seven crew members of a U.S.-run cargo plane were killed on Monday when their plane crashed shortly after take off from Bagram air base near the Afghan capital Kabul, the cargo operator told Reuters.

The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility for the crash, but NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said there were no reports of insurgent activity in or around the base, which is one of the largest in the country and located about 40 km (25 miles) north of Kabul.

"We did lose all seven crew members," a spokeswoman for National Air Cargo told Reuters by telephone from Florida, where the company is located. The nationalities of the crew members were not immediately clear.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Plane crash kills four American service members in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said all four victims were airmen: Captain Brandon Cyr, 28, of Woodbridge, Virginia; Captain Reid Nishizuka, 30, of Kailua, Hawaii; Staff Sergeant Daniel Fannin, 30, of Morehead, Kentucky; and Staff Sergeant Richard Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, California.
UPDATE April 29, 2013
Capt. Brandon L. Cyr, 28, an Air Force pilot who had hundreds of hours of combat flying experience, and listed Woodbridge as his home town, was killed Saturday in a plane crash in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

People who knew him recalled his sense of humor, his thoughtfulness and his dedication to a challenging job.

Plane crash kills four American service members in Afghanistan
By Courtney Kube
Pentagon Producer
NBC News April 27, 2013

Four American service members were killed Saturday in an airplane crash in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. military official said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but the International Security Assistance Force said in a brief statement that initial reports indicated the crash did not involve enemy activity.
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Air Force General, Wife Die in Private Plane Crash

General, Wife Die in Private Plane Crash
Apr 21, 2013
Air Force News

WASHINGTON -- Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Brown IV and his wife, Sue S. Brown, were killed April 19, when the Cessna 210 he was piloting crashed in Williamsburg, Va. General Brown has been the commandant of The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy in Washington D.C. since October 2010.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joe Brown and his wife, Sue. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family, friends, and the members of the National Defense University as they come to terms with the tragedy. Joe and Sue dedicated their lives in service to our nation and their loss will be felt across our Air Force and joint team." - Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen Mark A. Welsh III.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Retired Col. Virgil Thomas "Tom" Deal Jr. died in plane crash

Retired Army Doc, VA Surgeon, Dies in Plane Crash
Dec 18, 2012
Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
by Drew Brooks

A decorated Army doctor who served in some of the military's most elite commands was identified as the pilot killed in Sunday's plane crash in Robeson County.

Retired Col. Virgil Thomas "Tom" Deal Jr. was acting chief of surgery at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center when he died, but he was well known throughout the military, especially within the special operations and medical communities. He had served as command surgeon of Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and was commander of Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

"He was a beloved colleague and advocate for the veteran. Our hearts are heavy with his loss," Elizabeth Goolsby, director of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center, said Monday.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Director of Warbird Education Foundation killed in air show crash

Authorities release name of pilot killed in Q-C Air Show crash
Ed Tibbetts
Quad City Times

Update: 11:48 a.m.: Authorities have released the name of the pilot. He is Glenn A. Smith, 58, of Frisco, Texas. He also is listed as the director of the foundation, Warbird Education Foundation, that owned the plane.

Smith, whose nickname is “Skids” was a technology entrepreneur who founded a company in 1981 that provides information technology services to local governments, according to the Hoppers team website.

He started flying about 24 years ago and earned his commercial pilot’s license.

The website said Smith is the newest member of the team and flies a PT-17 Stearman, T-37 Tweet, MiG-17, L-39 and Super Cub, according to the site.

Glenn also was a certified scuba diver, licensed sailor and enjoyed sking and golf, the Hopper site said.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Marine Iraq Veteran died after saving life following plane crash

U.S. Marine dies after rescuing ORU trustee’s daughter from deadly air crash
posted by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor

The daughter of an Oral Roberts University trustee was pulled from the wreckage of a crashed small aircraft by a former U.S. Marine sergeant severely injured in the crash, who then helped her wave down help along a highway.

Three were killed in the crash, and former U.S. Marines Sgt. Austin Anderson, recently returned from two tours in Iraq, died after being airlifted to a Wichita, Kansas, hospital.

The five had been on their way to an Iowa youth crusade.

Hannah Luce, 22, was critically injured and admitted to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She is the daughter of ORU trustee Ron Luce, the founder of Teen Mania Ministries, which was conducting this weekend’s “Acquire the Fire” rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Former Sen. Stevens aboard plane that crashed in Alaska

UPDATE Death confirmed

Ted Stevens killed in plane crash

Former Sen. Stevens aboard plane that crashed in Alaska
5 of 9 on aircraft reported killed; ex-NASA chief also on flight

NBC, and news services
updated 2 minutes ago
DILLINGHAM, Alaska — Former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and a former administrator of NASA were on a small plane that crashed in southwest Alaska, killing at least five people, NBC News confirmed Tuesday.

A former aide and longtime family friend, David L. Dittman, said he had been told Stevens died in the crash, NBC station KTUU of Anchorage reported. NBC News has not been able to confirm the report.

The plane went down in bad weather about 8 p.m. Monday (midnight ET) near the fishing town of Dillingham, the National Transportation Safety Board said. Nine people were on board, including Stevens, 86, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, and former NASA Chief Sean O’Keefe, officials said. Stevens’ and O’Keefe’s conditions were not immediately known.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Four Dead in Alaska Air Force Base Crash

Four Dead in Alaska Air Force Base Crash
C-17 Cargo Plane on Training Run Crashed Wednesday, Sending Fireball into the 750 Feet into the Sky

A military cargo plane carrying four people on a training run has crashed at an Air Force base near downtown Anchorage, killing all four men aboard.

Col. John McMullen says three of the men were in the Alaska Air National Guard and the fourth was on active duty at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Their names have not been released pending notification of relatives.

Witnesses say the crash sent a fireball rising hundreds of feet over the base near downtown Anchorage.
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Four Dead in Alaska Air Force Base Crash

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Florida based Navy plane crash in Georgia claims lives of crew


Levittown Marine killed in training flight
By Robert Moran

Inquirer Staff Writer

First Lt. Shawn Nice, 26, a Levittown native, was a Marine officer training in Pensacola, Fla., to be a naval flight officer.
He had a degree in electrical engineering.

He and his wife, Kimberly, were expecting their first child.

Nice was on a routine training flight on a T-39N Sabreliner out of Pensacola when it crashed in dense forest in northern Georgia on Monday.

He was one of four killed in the crash. The twin-engine jet nearly struck a house when it went down, according to authorities, but no one on the ground was hurt.
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Levittown Marine killed in training flight

At Least 3 Dead in Navy Crash in Georgia
April 13, 2010
Associated Press

MORGANTON, Ga. -- A Florida-based Navy plane just missed a house and crashed in dense woods in north Georgia on Monday, killing three crew members, and authorities were looking for a fourth person believed to be aboard, officials said.

Naval Air Station Pensacola spokesman Harry White said authorities have not confirmed whether the pilot was among those killed when a T-39N training plane went down at 4:26 p.m. No one on the ground was injured, he said.

The plane was part of Training Air Wing 6, which conducts routine cross-country missions through Fannin County, where it crashed, about two hours north of Atlanta, on the edge of the North Carolina and Tennessee borders, White said. Searchers found three bodies. The twin-jet plane can carry two pilots and seven passengers, according to a Navy Web site.
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At Least 3 Dead in Navy Crash in Georgia