roseflyer
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Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:30 pm

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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3MilesToWRO
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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:46 pm

Would it be the crash where first man to cross Mach 2 died? I've read it today.
 
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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:53 pm

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

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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:02 pm

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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roseflyer
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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:56 am

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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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:03 am

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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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:10 am

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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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:18 am

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.
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RE: Small Plane Crash Near Bloomington Indiana

Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:21 am

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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