Second Aircraft Able To Land Safely
Two Shorts 360 cargo aircraft (file photo of type, center)
collided inflight Sunday afternoon over Wisconsin, bringing one of
them down and forcing the second to make an emergency landing.
Sadly, the accident claimed the lives of all three people onboard
the aircraft that went down.
The planes were flying for Air Cargo Carrier Inc. out of
Milwaukee, according to media reports. The aircraft departed MKE
together and the planes were apparently flying in formation at the
time of the accident, although it is not yet known why.
One aircraft went down immediately after the collision, in a
field near Watertown, WI.
The second aircraft went on to make a rough landing at Dodge
County Airport in Juneau, WI, coming to rest off the end of the
runway. No one was injured onboard that aircraft, although the
plane suffered quite a bit of damage.
"There was debris up and down the entire runway," said Dodge
County Sheriff Todd Nehls.
Identities of the three victims have not been released. A
dispatcher with Air Cargo Carriers refused to comment on the
accident, and the company website appears to be out of operation at
this time -- although it is not known if that has anything to do
with the accident.
** Report created 2/6/2006 Record
Make/Model: SH36 Description: 360,
Date: 02/05/2006 Time: 2300
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury:
Fatal Mid Air: Y Missing:
City: JUNEAU State: WI Country:
N3735W, A SHORTS SD3-60-100 ACFT CRASHED AND BURNED AFTER A
COLLISION WITH ANOTHER ACFT, N372AC, A SHORTS SD3-60, THREE
N3735W WERE FATALLY INJURED, N372AC LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT,
14 SSW OF
INJURY DATA Total
# Crew: 3 Fat:
# Pass: 0 Fat:
Fat: 0 Ser:
WEATHER: WIND 310 AT 6, VSBY10, SKY CLEAR
Dep Date: Dep.
Last Radio Cont:
Last Clearance: ON APPROACH
FAA FSDO: MILWAUKEE, WI
Entry date: 02/06/2006