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November 28, 2000
A pilot from Santa Ana dodged a high school, homes and motorists to make an emergency landing on Highway 87 near San Jose during rush hour Monday night. No one was injured, and his plane was unscathed. The pilot, 57-year-old William Hart, said he was on his way from Orange County to San Jose on a computer sales business trip when the engine of his Beechcraft Bonanza airplane developed a fuel-release problem called engine vapor lock. "All you think about is doing what you were taught to do.
November 7, 2000 |
A pilot was killed and a nurse was critically injured Monday when their plane crashed on the way home from a mission to recover donated organs from a dead boy. The Cessna twin-engine plane crashed short of a foggy runway at the Selma Airport around 4 a.m., officials said. The pilot, Charles Gordon Wiswell, 78, of San Luis Obispo was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fresno County coroner's office.
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September 21, 2000 |
Alaska Airlines said for the first time Wednesday that it wants to settle a lawsuit stemming from the Jan. 31 crash off Point Mugu that killed all 88 aboard. "We would like to settle for 100% of the claims," the carrier's attorney, Mark Dombroff, told a federal judge in a court hearing filled with nearly four dozen lawyers representing Alaska, victims and the jet's manufacturers. Flight 261 crashed into the ocean en route to San Francisco from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
June 21, 1999 |
Coroners officials on Sunday identified the four victims in the crash of a single-engine Cessna during takeoff at Paso Robles Municipal Airport. Killed at the scene Saturday were pilot Lynn Wiley, 52, and Daniel Dougherty, 47, both of Davis, and Therese Pursel, 33, of Santa Barbara, the San Luis Obispo County coroner's office said. Suzanne Gray, 30, of Oakview died Sunday afternoon at Sierra Vista Hospital in Templeton.
June 20, 1999 |
A single-engine plane with five people aboard crashed Saturday, killing three and critically injuring two, as it attempted to take off from Paso Robles Municipal Airport. The Cessna 182 crashed at the southern end of Runway 19 about 11:04 a.m. The plane is believed to be associated with Blue Sky Adventures, a skydiving company, the Police Department said in a statement. Three people died at the scene.
June 19, 1999 |
Four people were killed Friday when their small plane crashed in the Sierra National Forest. John Darling said he heard an engine sputter, then saw the plane glide momentarily before it clipped tall pine trees about 10:15 a.m. The plane broke apart in a heavily wooded area about seven miles north of Bass Lake in Madera County.