Sat, Apr 05, 2003
One Teenager Survives
Six of the seven people aboard a Beech King Air BE200 died today
when it slammed into a building as it prepared to land at an
airport in Massachusetts.
Witnesses said a young woman simply walked out the wreckage of
the aircraft looking dazed.
The plane went down shortly after 9.30am EST, hitting a
sheet-metal shop in the north-central Massachusetts town of
Leominster, officials said. All employees in the building managed
to get out safely after the impact, which erupted into a fireball.
One of the shop's workers suffered minor injuries but was treated
and released from hospital.
The BE200 (file photo, right) left LaGuardia
Airport in New York earlier in the morning headed for
Massachusetts, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration
"Of the seven people on board, there was only one survivor," the
FAA spokesman said.
Word of the crash, which came more than a year and a half after
the September 11 hijacked plane attacks on New York and Washington,
sent jitters through financial markets, but officials were quick to
rule out terrorism.
Also: Boeing's 787-9 Demo, Hartzell's TBM Wonder-Prop, More Santa Monica Maneuvering, Garmin Global Pilot, Even more TSA Stupidity Greg Koontz has been named the recipient of this >[...]
Also: UK To OSH--By Microlight, On The Eve of Oshkosh 2014, FAA OKs SpaceX TX Launch Site, Extra-Capacity Q400 NextGen Details of the shoot down of MH17 are changing rapidly and ve>[...]
Covers AFIRS for 700/800/900 Models The FAA has granted a re-issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Hawker Beechcraft 700/800/900 model aircraft to Flyht Aerospace So>[...]
Also: Jam-Packed Opening Day Promises That "This Isn't Over" in EAA v FAA Fight ICON Aircraft has been granted a waiver by the FAA to allow a maximum gross takeoff weight to sixtee>[...]
Diamond Aviators Association The Diamond Aviators Association (the DAA) is a membership organization established to educate, promote the safety of, and support the owners and pilot>[...]