McDonnell Douglas MD-369D, Volcano, Hawaii, June 15, 2003 – The commercial pilot and three passengers were killed when the MD-369D lost power and crashed onto a rugged hardened lava flow in the Volcanoes National Park.
Swearingen SA-26AT, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 27, 2003 – The NTSB concluded that the commercial pilot of the SA-26 that crashed on an ILS approach to Craig Airport descended below decision height in low ceilings and fog.
Bombardier CL600-2B19 CRJ, Asheville, N.C., March 19, 2006 – The NTSB found that company maintenance personnel improperly installed the pilot’s windshield on the Pinnacle Airlines jet, which resulted in flame and smoke in the cockpit and the subsequent emergency landing.
Beech King Air 200, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Feb. 3, 2006 – The landing accident that killed all six people on board the King Air 200 was caused by the pilot’s failure to maintain control during approach for undetermined reasons, the NTSB said.
Bell 212, Guipuzcoa, Spain, June 13, 2007 – The two commercial pilots flying the Spanish-registered Bell 212 from Santander Airport to Alicante Airport in Spain were killed when the twin-engine helicopter crashed in unknown circumstances.
Cessna 208B Caravan, Quepos, Costa Rica, March 22, 2007 – Costa Rican-registered Cessna Caravan TI-BBG landed at the Aeropuerto La Managua, near Quepos, Costa Rica, and when the crew shut down the engine there was an engine fire.
A coalition of general aviation interests was successful in getting aircraft sales and use taxes repealed in Rhode Island when Gov. Donald Carcieri signed legislation that exempts the sale, storage, use or other consumption of new or used aircraft and aircraft parts from taxation.
The two buildings that house the offices of the FAA in Washington have been named after the Wright brothers. The structures are situated along Independence Avenue, separated from each other by 7th Street.
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