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Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana  
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9652 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7530 times:

Just heard on the news that a small plane with approximately 5 people on board went missing from Radar at 4:30am this morning and that reckage has possibly been discovered. There is a lot of fog in the area now which is hampering possible rescue efforts. They must have been flying IFR as they were in contact with Terre Haute when the plane disappeared from Radar.

It is always said to hear another plane go down. As a private pilot myself, I am always unnerved when I hear about stories like this.

[Edited 2006-04-21 13:35:04]


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User currently offline3MilesToWRO From Poland, joined Mar 2006, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7484 times:

Would it be the crash where first man to cross Mach 2 died? I've read it today.

User currently offlineUalisthebst From United States of America, joined May 2001, 79 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7476 times:

Terrible news from Bloomington this morning...looks like it was students who were aboard.

I found this article in the IDS:
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.php?id=35550&adid=news

Looks like Flightaware had it landing around 10:30PM: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N120HS

Most likely, it's this a/c: N120HS

-Ualisthebst


User currently offlineF14D4ever From United States of America, joined May 2005, 319 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7458 times:

Quoting 3MilesToWRO (Reply 1):
Would it be the crash where first man to cross Mach 2 died? I've read it today.

No, Scott Crossfield's flight was from Georgia to Virginia, never entering Indiana airspace.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9652 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7380 times:

Quoting Ualisthebst (Reply 2):
Looks like Flightaware had it landing around 10:30PM

So I have heard then three proposed times for the incident. I am presuming that contact was lost at 10:29, but it did not get reported until 11:40pm like the article says and that the reckage was not found until 4:30am. That at least is my interpretation for the explanation of the times.



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User currently offlineGoAllegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7327 times:

Yes, tragic. All, including apparently the pilot, were students at the Indiana University School of Music.

According to the Chicago Tribune, "Police had said a female was piloting the plane that left West Lafayette, about 90 miles northwest of Bloomington, Thursday night with four male passengers aboard, and at least one person was from Indiana."

Ceiling was reported at 100 feet with one mile visibility. The aircraft was under the control, as it were, of the tower at Terre Haute airport, about 50 miles to the northwest, since the Bloomington airport tower had closed for the night.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9652 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7282 times:

They showed it on the news tonight. The plane crashed in a heavily wooded area on the airport property. The lights for the runway were turned on for the runway. The plane looks pretty destroyed with the wings and tail sheered off. It is very unfortunate. It is sad to see five grad students die after attending a concert reherasal in Lafayette.


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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7231 times:

The way the wreckage was relatively condensed, and the reports people gave of the sound of an engine then a thud makes me wonder if they didn't get too slow and stall with insufficient altitude to recover. Just my shot in the dark.

Tragic to hear about...RIP to those on board. I've flown out of LAFBMG a few times myself so this is even more spooky...not sure why.



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7216 times:

Quoting Ualisthebst (Reply 2):
Most likely, it's this a/c: N120HS

If that is the case, the FAA website says that it is a 1978 C206 registered to YATISH AIR LLC. Does this sound correct? Sometimes their website lags on changes in info.


User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7213 times:

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 8):
If that is the case, the FAA website says that it is a 1978 C206 registered to YATISH AIR LLC. Does this sound correct? Sometimes their website lags on changes in info.

It was a C206, the news here reported it about an hour ago....otherwise I don't know...my apologies.



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