Authorities say VFR flight into IMC appears the culprit in a spectacular pre-dawn helicopter crash in late September. Both pilot and passenger were killed when their Robinson R44 II crashed through the roof of a home on approach to Kenosha Airport, Wis. September 21 at 5:30 a.m. The aircraft sliced through the roof, fell down the stairway of the two-story home, exited the front door, and ended up on a neighbor’s driveway.
FBO chain Trajen has purchased three more FBOs, bringing its total to 22 facilities. Trajen bought the three FBOs–located at Palwaukee Airport in Wheeling, Ill., and in Waukesha and Kenosha, Wis.–from North American Jet. The Kenosha facility is primarily a satellite maintenance base, according to Donald Prescott, vice president for strategic planning and corporate development.