Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
One man died after a small plane crashed this morning in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in suburban Boynton Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities did not identify the victim, but the plane owner’s wife feared that it was her husband, an experienced and decorated pilot.
The twin-engine Cessna 340 is registered to Paul S. Soulé Enterprises Inc. in Fruitland Park in Central Florida. Soulé’s wife, Jodie Soulé, said her 75-year-old husband was the only person on the plane. She had received no news about the victim.
via Recovery begins after small plane crashes in Loxahatchee… | www.palmbeachpost.com.
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Investigators say one person is dead in a single-engine plane crash south of Denver.
The plane took off from an airport in Edgewood.
These are pictures of the Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane that sheriff’s officials say was found in a field by a rancher Sunday morning.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane took off from the Sandia Airpark Estates in Edgewood Saturday.
via Man killed in small plane crash near Denver.
(CNN) — Five South African soldiers died in a helicopter crash while patrolling for rhino poachers in the sprawling Kruger National Park.
All aboard the flight were killed in the crash Saturday night, according to a government spokesman.
The soldiers were conducting Operation Rhino, which aims to combat rampant poaching at the park.
“On behalf of government and the entire nation, we wish to express our sincere condolences to the families of these five soldiers and may their souls rest in peace,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.
via South African copter crash kills 5 soldiers on rhino patrol – CNN.com.
UPDATE March 31: 2degrees CEO Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy are feared dead after their private plane ditched in the water 20km off the Waikato coast yesterday.
Search and Rescue Mission Controller John Dickson says the couple’s twin-engine Beechcraft Baron radioed Airways New Zealand to report engine failure shortly before radar contact was lost around 12.20pm.
Mr Dickson told media that after an intensive search, “We are confident that if the people onboard had been on the surface, they would have been found. The operation has now moved from a search and rescue to a police recovery of bodies.”
Police and navy divers have resumed the search today.
via 2degrees: CEO Eric Hertz, wife, unlikely to have survived plane crash | The National Business Review.
Sadly, there’s heartbreaking news on this Monday morning — especially for the Sooner nation.
A family member of former Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis (pictured left) confirmed to the Tulsa World that the ex signal caller was one of two people killed in a plane crash in Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The other victim was identified as Wesley Caves. Two other passengers and a third woman were also injured and taken to the hospital. One passenger was listed in critical condition, the other in fair condition.
Davis, just 60 years old at the time of his death, played for OU from 1972-76 and won 32 games as a starter along with two national titles as part of an incredible career.
via Ex-Sooners QB Steve Davis killed in plane crash | CollegeFootballTalk.