August 5, 2000 |
A former state senator and his wife died Friday when their single-engine plane crashed during takeoff on a flight to Maine, where the couple had a vacation home. The Piper Malibu Mirage carrying Thomas Allgood Sr. and his wife, Thelma, crashed outside Daniel Field in Augusta, where they lived. Pilot Steve Patterson also was killed. Thomas Allgood, 71, was an attorney and a member of the Board of Regents, which governs the state's public colleges and universities.
October 29, 1999
A jet from the Navy's "Blue Angels" stunt flying team crashed in rural southern Georgia, killing both pilots on board, Navy spokesmen said. The accident was the precision flying team's first fatality in more than 14 years and its first crash of any kind in nine years. Killed were Lt. Cmdr. Kieron O'Connor, 35, of Burtonsville, Md., and Lt. Kevin Colling, 32, of Castle Rock, Colo.
October 29, 1998 |
A small plane crashed on a busy suburban Atlanta highway during evening rush hour, striking several vehicles and killing the driver of a van. The Piper PA-32 and van, meshed together, exploded into flames as they skidded into support columns of an overpass in Roswell, said Danny Bowman, a Fulton County fire battalion chief. Police said the male driver of the van was burned beyond recognition. The pilot suffered burns on her hands and arms.
April 5, 1998 |
Fiery debris rained down on a suburban neighborhood Saturday after a private jet and a single-engine plane collided, killing at least five people. Both pilots and three passengers on the jet were killed, said Preston Hicks, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman. Although the jet's flight plan showed five people aboard, one never boarded the plane, Cobb County police spokesman Robert Quigley said. The smaller plane did not file a flight plan.
January 28, 1996 |
Two planes skidded off a runway and got stuck in the mud while landing in the rain at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport. No one was injured in either incident. The 101 passengers on ValuJet Flight 260 from New Orleans had to be bused to the terminal after their DC-9 ended up mired in mud Friday about 50 feet beyond the end of a runway. Hours earlier, 28 passengers on Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 7504 from Wilmington, N.C.
August 24, 1995 |
A commuter plane that crashed in Georgia this week was flying with a weakened propeller blade that snapped in flight, investigators said Wednesday. An abnormality had been found in the propeller blade during an inspection a year ago, but maintenance records showed it had been corrected, John Hammerschmidt of the National Transportation Safety Board said. However, lab tests after the crash showed the propeller blade appeared to have snapped as a result of tension.