Home Built Kolb Down In South Carolina | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-06.17.24

Airborne-NextGen-06.18.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.12.24 Airborne-FltTraining-06.13.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.14.24

Sat, Apr 03, 2010

Home Built Kolb Down In South Carolina

Pilot Killed When Plane Went Down Near Johns Island Executive Airport

The 70-year-old pilot of a Kolb Mark III Xtra was killed Thursday morning when the plane went down about 1100 EDT near Johns Island Executive Airport. John Ratcliffe was the only person on board the plane.

Kolb Mk III Xtra File Photo

FAA representative Robert Giguere told WCSC-TV that the plane had been observed "just practicing, circling the airport," when it went out of sight. He said airport personnel called 911 when the accident happened.

The plane reportedly went down in a marsh near the Stono River. NTSB officials are still removing the wreckage from the accident site, and have not given any indication about possible causes of the accident.

Local EAA chapter president Brett Grooms told the station that Ratcliffe had a real passion for flying. "This is a tragic loss for all of our chapter members," he said.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

USCG MH-60 To The Rescue (Again) -- Rescues 4 Boaters

Capsized Vessel Located Near Dauphin Island, Alabama The Coast Guard rescued four boaters after their vessel capsized near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Thursday. Coast Guard District E>[...]

Gray Eagle Order Placed for Army National Guard

Reserve Components Looking to Improve In-House General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced a fresh order for a dozen Gray Eagle 25M UAVs with accompanying equipment, for fulfill>[...]

Aero-Biz Survival 101 (1120a): Expert Ideas To Help You Through Tough Times

Brand New! Avoid The Need For A Comeback... Get Your Marketing Right, Right Now! Some time ago, the Aero-News Network, responding to numerous requests, established a marketing and >[...]

Airborne 06.03.24: Rotax 915/916 SB, Starship 4 Ready?, B-17 Mementos

Also: Hubble On Pause, FedEx Pilots Picket, Nexus eVTOL, VFS Honors The Rotax folks have published a Service Bulletin after issues were noted that may affect all R915i and R916i se>[...]

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Mourns Former Leader

John W. Winter of AEA and Avionic Fame Passes John W. Winter brought Mid-Continent Instrument Company into the modern era in 1980, purchasing the firm and using it as a base for ex>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC