Search Continues for Missing Plane in Idaho … Those Aboard: Dale Smith and his Family, son Daniel Smith, Wife Sheree, Daughter Amber Smith & her fiance Jonathon Norton
The search continues for the missing Beech Bonanza airplane that took off Sunday, December 1, 2013, from Baker City, OR, where his family had been spending the Thanksgiving holiday, en route to Butte, MT. However, the plane disappeared over Idaho’s vast wilderness. The pilot, Dale Smith, had reported engine problems and asked air traffic controllers for coordinates to land at a nearby back-country country landing strip. Then, controllers then lost radio and radar communication with the plane. Those on board the plane have been identified as Smith’s son Daniel Smith and his wife, Sheree, along with Dale Smith’s daughter, Amber Smith and her fiance Jonathon Norton.
Authorities have finished their second day of searching for a small plane and five passengers that disappeared two days ago in the mountains of central Idaho.
Crews on the ground along with National Guard helicopters and airplanes have been scanning the remote backcountry for a Beech Bonanza piloted by Dale Smith, a 51-year-old software executive from San Jose, Calif.
Smith took off Sunday from Baker City, Ore., where his family had been spending the Thanksgiving holiday, en route to Butte, Mont. But while flying over Idaho’s vast wilderness, Smith reported engine trouble and asked air traffic controllers for coordinates to a backcountry landing strip near the tiny town of Yellow Pine, about 150 miles northeast of Boise and along the border of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Controllers then lost radio and radar communication with the plane.
Authorities identified the others on board as Smith’s son Daniel Smith and his wife, Sheree, along with Dale Smith’s daughter, Amber Smith and her fiance Jonathon Norton.
The search for a plane that was carrying a software company president and members of his family when it disappeared from radar over Idaho was set to resume Wednesday morning after would-be rescuers were forced to suspend their efforts because of nightfall, authorities said.
Search and rescue teams detected a weak signal from an emergency locator transmitter that allowed authorities to narrow the search to the area south of Johnson Creek, near Yellow Pine, where the plane is believed to have gone down.
“We’ve done a ping on the cell phones, and we’ve narrowed it down to a 4- or 5-square-mile area that we’re searching right now,” Valley County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dan Smith told CNN affiliate KGO.
Search & Rescue Underway for 4 Individuals of Learjet 35 that Crashed into the Ocean off Fort Lauderdale, FL Beach Tuesday Night (Update: 2 Dead, 2 Missing)
According to Flightaware, a Mexican-registered Learjet 35 took off from the airport in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Tuesday; however, crashed soon after in the Atlantic Ocean about 3 miles from the coast. The FAA said that the jet went down about four miles off the coast. The Learjet had a tail identification of XAUSD. The jet was a medical flight was bound for Cozumel, Mexico after having dropped off a patient. There were four people on board, including 2 pilots, a doctor and a nurse. As per CNN, the two medical staff members worked for Air Evac International and the pilots worked for a chartered company.
According to their website, at AirEvac International, our aircraft are configured as airborne intensive care units specifically for air ambulance transports. AirEvac International provides the highest level of medical transportation care by combining the best medical resources and efficient response times. Our services include:
•Air Ambulance Service
•Commercial Medical Escorts
•Specialty Care Teams
Shortly after take off there was a distress call (audio) from the jet.
A distress call from one of the pilots came just moments after takeoff.
“We have an engine failure,” the pilot said.
An air traffic controller asked him to turn left and keep a certain altitude.
“Not possible,” the pilot responded. “We’re going to do a 180, and we’re going to land.”
But seconds later, he said: “Mayday, mayday, mayday.”
The Coast Gard began an immediate search. A helicopter and 9 vessels were sent out by the Coast Guard and other agencies. More than 50 people are involved in the search. They soon found a debris field.
Pic from Coast Guard – Follow WSVN-TV on Twitter
The U.S Coast Guard said that two of these people are confirmed dead while the search for the other two continues.
The pilots reported mechanical problems after takeoff. The plane crashed after taking off from the the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport.
The jet went down about three miles off the coast.
A helicopter and 9 vessels were sent out by the Coast Guard and other agencies. More than 50 people
MIAMI — Two people are confirmed dead as Coast Guard and partner agency rescue crews continue to search for possible survivors of a plane crash approximately three miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
At approximately 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report of a possible plane crash off the Coast of Fort Lauderdale from the Federal Aviation Administration. Search and rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale and Coast Guard Air Station Miami were immediately dispatched to begin the search for the aircraft and possible survivors. The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark and a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue boatcrew were also launched to assist.
The flight carried two pilots and medical personnel, including a physician tentatively identified by friends as Fernando Senties Nieto and a nurse, Mariana González Isunza, both of Cozumel. Senties’ Facebook page began to fill with condolences early Wednesday.
Mexican media identified the others onboard as pilots José Hiram Galván de la O and Josué Buendía Moreno.
It’s unclear if the pilots were employed by the plane’s last registered owner, AirEvac International. A company spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment.
Dr. Perry Inhofe, the son of Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), has died in a plane crash near Owasso, Oklahoma. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa. Our prayers and condolences go out to the Inhofe family. The plane crashed around 4 p.m. in a wooded area about 5 miles north of the Tulsa airport, shortly after the pilot of the plane issued an alert at 3:45 p.m. Sunday asking for immediate assistance. The plane that crashed Sunday is a Mitsubishi MU-2B-25 twin turboprop that was built in 1974 according to the FAA.
A source close to Sen. Jim Inhofe has confirmed that his son, Dr. Perry Inhofe, was on board a plane that crashed near Owasso, Okla. on Sunday. Perry Inhofe was killed in the crash.
The NTSB is holding a news conference at 5 p.m. KOCO will air the news conference on KOCO News at 5 and will livestream the news conference on KOCO.com.
Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa. According to his biographical information on the Central States Orthopedics website, Inhofe attended Duke University and studied biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. He graduated in 1984.
From FOX 23, Dr. Perry Inhofe is remembered as a man of great integrity, skilled as a surgeon.
“The city of Tulsa shares our deepest condolences with the Inhofe family for their loss of Dr. Perry ” Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. said
“It is with deep sorrow that we give our condolences to Tulsa’s former mayor Jim Inhofe and his family. Dr. Perry Inhofe was a man of great integrity, skilled as a surgeon, and an example for all of us. His love for his family and of his profession will always be remembered. I am asking all Tulsans to remember Dr. Inhofe and keep his dear family in our prayers.”
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Firefighter Who Ran Over and Killed Asiana Airlines Passenger Cleared
- Cleared of criminal charges in the death of 16-year-old Chinese student Ye Mengyuan in responding to plane crash.
Two People Missing After UPS Cargo Plane Crashes Near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama (Update: 2 Crew Memebers Confirmed Dead)
A UPS cargo plane, A-300 Airbus, tail number N155UP, crashed around 5:00 am just outside the fence of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama. The flight originated from Louisville, Ky. At this point there has been no word as to the condition of the two crew members aboard, they are considered missing; however, this does not look good.
A UPS cargo plane with at least two people aboard crashed early Wednesday just outside the fence of the Birmingham, Ala., airport, and FAA official confirmed.
A UPS spokesman confirmed to MyFoxAL.com that the plane was a UPS A-300 Airbus, tail number N155UP, with two crew members aboard. The flight originated in Louisville, Ky., and crashed upon its approach in Birmingham. UPS said the crew has not been located.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the crew,” the spokesman said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told The Associated Press that the plane crashed before dawn Wednesday.
UPDATE I: Two crew members dead.
Sadly, the two crew members aboard the cargo plane that crashed this morning at dawn are considered dead. The Mayor’s office have confirmed that the pilot and co-pilot have been found at the crash scene dead.
The Birmingham Mayor’s Office has confirmed that the pilot and copilot of the plane have died in the crash. We’ll continue to update this story as information is confirmed.
Pranked Fox Affiliate KTVU TV Station Reports “Sum Ting Wong “Ho Lee Fuk,” “Wi Tu Lo” As Asiana Llight 214 Crash Pilots
Are you kidding me that some one actually fell for this prank? And the media criticized blogs for not fact checking and editing … LOL!!!
As reported by Deadspin, San Francisco Bay area Fox affiliate KTVU learned the names of the flight crew of Asiana flight 214, which crashed last Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, killing two, now three. They went on air and stated the four named of the pilots: “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow”. HUH? What made it even worse was the newscaster’s serious reading of the names that puts it over the top. Good grief. I am sorry, but how new a news station not get what was a 4th grade telephone prank when I was a kid? How could no one have realized that this was an obvious spoof?
How long will it take for some one to call KTVU and ask whether their refrigerator is running?
KTVU offered an apology after they realized they had been had.
On Friday, July 12, during the KTVU Channel 2 Noon newscast, we misidentified the pilots in the Asiana Airlines crash.
We made several mistakes when we received this information. First, we never read the names out loud, phonetically sounding them out.
Then, during our phone call to the NTSB where the person confirmed the spellings of the names, we never asked that person to give us their position with the agency.
We heard this person verify the information without questioning who they were and then rushed the names on our noon newscast.
The NTSB said late Friday that an intern had confirmed to a California news station the fake names of the pilots aboard the crashed Asiana flight in San Francisco. NTSB Press Release on the incident:
The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6.
Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft.
The NTSB does not release or confirm the names of crewmembers or people involved in transportation accidents to the media. We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today’s incident.
Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such a serious error is not repeated.
Amateur Raw VIDEO of the Asiana Flight 214 Plane Crash at San Francisco International Airport … “Oh my God, oh my God, it’s an accident … Oh Lord have mercy”.
With the advent of the Internet and technology, in the 21st century, everyone is a journalist.
Check out the amateur raw VIDEO below of the Asiana Flight 214 plane crash that happened yesterday at the San Francisco International Airport. Fred Hayes was videoing the landing of planes a the San Fransisco International airport when suddenly he noticed one plane was coming in a little different with its nose up and then it crashed … “Oh my God, oh my God, it’s an accident … Oh Lord have mercy”.
The VIDEO below is of the crash and the CNN interview with the man who video taped the plane crash.
Amateur video obtained exclusively by CNN on Sunday shows the plane approaching the runway and striking what appears to be a seawall before spinning counterclockwise and coming to a stop. Fred Hayes said he shot the video about a mile from the crash scene.
BREAKING: Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines Flight from Seoul, South Korea Crashes at San Francisco International Airport Runway (Update: 2 Dead, At Least 61 Injured)
BREAKING NEWS: CBS News is reporting that the FAA has announced that a Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, CA has crashed while making an emergency landing on the runway at San Francisco Airport. The airlines stated that 291 people were on board, including a group of vacationing Korean school children, but there was no official word on any casualties. According to reports, witnesses said they heard a loud bang, the tail came apart from the plane and black smoke billowed into the air, visible for miles. According to a witness via PJ Media, around 11:20 a.m. the plane was just about to land — its landing gear had come down — when the tail of the plane came off,” San Francisco airport is currently closed, not accepting any inbound planes or allowing outbound traffic.
A federal aviation official says an Asiana Airlines flight has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford says the Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco Airport while landing on Saturday.
Asiana Flight 214 was arriving from Seoul.
There has been no official word yet as to the passenger injuries.
Photos and video of the aircraft show fire and smoke from the aircraft
RAW VIDEO can be seen here.
UPDATE I: As reports at KTVU, the San Francisco Fire Dept. indicated it was aware of at least 12 passengers transported to local hospitals.
Meanwhile, according to dispatcher for the San Francisco Fire Department at least 12 people crash victims have been taken to local hospitals. It was not known how many passengers have survived the crash.
Firefighters and emergency crews from San Francisco, Redwood City, San Mateo responded to the airport and dosed the burning plane with foam to extinguished the fully engulfed aircraft.
Meanwhile, officials have closed all access to the airport and arriving flights were being diverted to nearby Oakland International .
UPDATE II: Many more updates and pictures of the accounts at PJ Tatler.
UPDATE III: At least two dead, 12 injured in Boeing 777 crash at SFO. Now being said that up to 48 injured. many have been treated for burns. Has been updated to 61 injured.
UPDATE IV: Two dead, 130 hospitalized, many missing in San Francisco plane crash.
Air Show Tragedy: Pilot, Wing Walker Jane Wicker Killed in Fiery Crash as Crowd Watches at the Vectren Air Show in Ohio (VIDEO)
Air Show Tragedy in Ohio.
Two people are dead, the pilot and wing walker Jane Wicker, after their aerial stunt went terribly wrong at the Vectren Dayton Air Show in Ohio. Pilot Charlie Schwenker was also killed in the crash; however, no one on the ground was injured. According to the Dayton Daily News, stunt walker Jane Wicker’s 450 HP Stearman plane burst into flames after it hit the ground at about 12:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
It is with sad hearts that we announce that Jane Wicker and Charlie Schwenker were tragically killed while performing at the Vectren Dayton Airshow. We ask for your prayers for the families and privacy of all involved and allow them time to grieve and work through these events.
No one else was involved in the accident.
A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker, authorities said.
The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton in front of thousands of horrified spectators. No one else was hurt.
A video from CBS Dayton affiliate WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, exploding into flames as spectators screamed.
“All of a sudden I heard screaming and looked up and there was a fireball,” Stan Thayer of Wilmington, Ohio, told WHIO-TV.
Shawn Warwick of New Knoxville said he was watching the plane through binoculars.
“I noticed it was upside-down really close to the ground; she was sitting on the bottom of the plane,” Warwick told WHIO-TV. “I saw it just go right into the ground and explode.”
Missing Mexican-American Singer Jenni Rivera Feared Dead After Plane Crash … (Update: All Presumed Killed, Wreckage Located in Northern Mexico, No Apparent Survivors …Update: All Confirmed Dead … Rest in Peace)
Mexican authorities are searching for missing Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera after her plane crashed in Northern Mexico. The plane lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico early Sunday morning. The private LearJet took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. following a concert and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 10 minutes later. The Ministry of Transportation and Communication released in a statement that a U.S.-registered Learjet 25 with seven individuals aboard was still listed as “missing” as of Sunday afternoon.
Rivera, popularly known as the Diva of the Banda, is a Long Beach, CA native and the mother of five children. The Billboard Mexican Music Awards winner is also an avid actress and businesswoman, appearing in the hit reality shows “I Love Jenni,” “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis and Raq-C” and “Chiquis ‘n Control” as well as the popular film “Filly Brown.
Rest in Peace: July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012
Singer Jenni Rivera is missing after a plane she was flying in lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico early Sunday morning, officials said.
Two pilots and and four other passengers are also missing in the suspected crash, Mexico’s transportation ministry said in a statement.
The private LearJet took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. and lost contact with air traffic controllers about 60 miles away, the statement said. The Mexican-American singer had a concert in the northern Mexican city Saturday night.
43 year old Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer who was born and raised in California, was killed in a plane crash in Northern Mexico. The missing plane’s wreckage carrying the singing superstar best known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres was found in Nuevo Leon state without any apparent survivors. The US-registered Learjet 25 went missing early Sunday after taking off from the city of Monterrey was carrying Jenni Rivera and six others. Rest in Peace.
MONTERREY, Mexico — Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying singing superstar Jenni Rivera has been found and there are no apparent survivors.
Transportation and communication minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza tells Mexican television that the plane was found in Nuevo Leon state without survivors.
UPDATE I: According to reports, “There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human” in the wreckage”.
Transportation and Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said that “everything points toward” it being the U.S.-registered Learjet 25 carrying Rivera and six other people from Monterrey en route to Toluca, Mexico. The plane had gone missing after takeoff early Sunday.
“There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human” in the wreckage,” Ruiz Esparza told the Televisa network.
Authorities had not confirmed that Rivera was among the dead.
UPDATE II: Jenni Rivera dead as Authorities notify the families that there were no survivors following the plane crash. Her brother confirmed that all perished in the plane crash.
The news from Rivera’s brother confirmed what authorities would only publicly say they suspected earlier in the day.
“The aircraft was destroyed, totally fragmented,” Alejandro Argudin, director general of civil aviation, told CNN affiliate Televisa. He said he believed no one survived the crash