Aviation International News » May 2003

February 5, 2008 - 6:24am

Grand Aire, a Toledo, Ohio-based air-taxi company, continues to reside under a black cloud as it experienced its fifth and sixth accidents since the beginning of 2000, including one previous fatal accident. The two most recent accidents, both involving Dassault Falcon 20s on April 8, killed three pilots in one crash and seriously injured two in a second accident.

February 5, 2008 - 6:22am

Raytheon Aircraft, which has ranked very low in customer-support surveys for the past several years, is in the midst of retooling its customer services to close the gap with its competitors in a program it calls customer relationship management.

February 5, 2008 - 6:04am

William Hynett was named chief executive of B-N Group. Hynett, a former Royal Navy pilot, was the company’s marketing director.

February 5, 2008 - 6:04am

William Hynett was named chief executive of B-N Group. Hynett, a former Royal Navy pilot, was the company’s marketing director.

February 5, 2008 - 5:59am

Cessna 208B, Creswell, Ore., March 5, 2003–Cessna Caravan N9793B crashed into trees during a forced landing following an in-flight engine failure at approximately 11:50 a.m. PST. The aircraft, owned and operated by Wright Stuff of Eugene, Ore, came to rest approximately one mile south of Creswell. The Part 91 flight was not on a flight plan and was being operated in VMC.

February 5, 2008 - 5:56am

Beech King Air E-90, Kremmling, Colo., March 19, 2003–At 7:30 p.m. MST King Air N711TZ, operated by Mountain Flight Service and flown by an ATP-rated pilot, was substantially damaged when it crashed into mountainous terrain approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Kremmling-McElroy Field (20V). The pilot, paramedic and flight nurse received only minor injuries.

February 5, 2008 - 5:54am

Embraer EMB-120ER, Cedar City, Utah, March 16, 2003–At 10:45 p.m. MST Embraer N214SW, operating as Skywest Airlines Flight 3622 and flown by an ATP-rated pilot, sustained minor damage during its takeoff roll when the airplane departed the left side of Runway 20 at Cedar City Municipal Airport and struck a runway-remaining marker before coming to a halt in the adjacent field.

February 5, 2008 - 5:49am

Sikorsky S-61A, Kimble, Tenn., March 23, 2003–At 8 a.m. CST Sikorsky S-61A N81664, registered to and operated by Pennsylvania-based Carson Helicopters out of Grants Pass, Ore., crashed and burst into flames during a logging operation in a remote area near Kimble. The aircraft was operating in VMC under Part 133 for external load operations.

February 5, 2008 - 5:46am

Rockwell 690B, Homerville, Ga., March 27, 2003–At 1:13 a.m. EST Commander 690B N53LG broke up in flight while descending in the vicinity of Homerville. The commercial-rated pilot and ATP-rated passenger were killed in the accident. N53LG was registered to Haulers Insurance and was on a repositioning flight operating under Part 91. The flight had originated in Mount Pleasant, Tenn.

February 5, 2008 - 5:44am

Cessna 501, Carey, Idaho, March 15, 2003–The Citation I/SP was destroyed at approximately 2:25 p.m. MST when it hit terrain following an uncontrolled descent near Carey, Idaho. N70FJ was registered to Dancing Wind Aviation of Livingston, Mont., and was being flown by the ATP-rated pilot. The pilot and both passengers were killed in the personal cross-country flight operated under Part 91.