It was a honeymoon gone bad. Attorney Walt Wilkins, 29, and his bride Donyelle, 27, had flown from Charleston, S.C., on July 19 to catch an Air Sunshine flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Bahamas. En route from Fort Lauderdale to Treasure Cay, pilot Hassan Moslemi, 45, radioed that he was having a problem with the right engine. Minutes later the aircraft ditched in the ocean. Wilkins, his son and his new wife safely escaped.
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 8, 2005–Business Air’s cargo flight crashed into a Wal-Mart garden center shortly after takeoff from Manchester Airport in VMC. The 3,612-hour ATP pilot, who had 137 hours in the Bandeirante (and a type rating), was seriously injured. An IFR flight plan had been filed for Bangor, Maine.