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Plane Crash at Millville Airport

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by melax, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. melax

    melax Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/2-Hurt-in-Plane-Crash-at-Millville-Airport-167876315.html

    2 Hurt in Plane Crash at Millville Airport

    Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash in Cumberland County, NJ.
    By Jackie Gailey

    | Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 | Updated 3:32 PM EDT


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    August 29, 2012: A twin-engine plane crashed at the Millville Municipal Airport in Millville, NJ, seriously injuring two people.
    Medical helicopters are on the way to Millville Airport in Cumberland County where an airplane crashed at 2:35 on Wednesday afternoon. Officials tell NBC10 two people are seriously injured.
    There's no word on the size of the aircraft or on how many people were on board.
    Chopper10 and NBC10 ground crews are on the way to the scene to gather more information.
    By Jackie Gailey

    | Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 | Updated 3:32 PM EDT
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    The twin-engine Beechcraft went down at the end of the runway, according to emergency dispatchers.
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    Inverted You can snap roll anything, once...

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  4. melax

    melax Well-Known Member

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    Link with Photos:
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Two-Hurt-in-Millville-Plane-Crash-167891785.html

    This seems to be the aircraft involved N71BM


    N-number : N71BM
    Aircraft Serial Number : TC-280
    Aircraft Manufacturer : BEECH
    Model : 95-A55
    Engine Manufacturer : CONT MOTOR
    Model : IO-470 SER
    Aircraft Year : 1962
    Owner Name : LECATES RONALD E
    Owner Address : PO BOX 181
    SWEDESBORO, NJ, 080850181
    Type of Owner : Individual
    Registration Date : 25-Jan-2012
    Airworthiness Certificate Type : Standard
    Approved Operations : Normal
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    I know ron pretty well, afaik he's still working on his twin rating, so he was most likely flying with his instructor, afaik right now they are both in serious condition ;/
  6. melax

    melax Well-Known Member

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    I hope they recover, it's just hard to see an aircraft torn apart like that.
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    No fire, cabin looks relatively intact assuming Fire Crews peeled the roof back. Let's hope for the best.
  8. Derg

    Derg Major Domo Staff Member

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    Oh man, I hate seeing a TravelAir like that :(
  9. melax

    melax Well-Known Member

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    Sad news, Ron passed away. RIP Ron.

    http://www.thedailyjournal.com/arti...lane-crash?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

    UPDATE: Pilot dead in Millville plane crash

    MILLVILLE — UPDATE: 10:40 a.m.
    The pilot in Wednesday's plane crash at Millville Municipal Airport died overnight.
    Ronald E. LeCates, of Swedesboro, suffered head trauma in the crash. He died shortly after 2 a.m. at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, according to Delaware River and Bay Authority police Sgt. Ken Sheeky.
    Sheeky said LeCates was piloting the craft at the time.
    ****THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS STORY****
    A pilot and his passenger were hospitalized in regional trauma centers after their twin-engine plane crash-landed Wednesday afternoon at Millville Municipal Airport, bouncing repeatedly on a runway before ending up in a grassy area.
    The crash did not result in a fire, but the aircraft was heavily damaged.
    Airport officials said the Beechcraft Baron landed about 2:45 p.m., bouncing several times on Runway 14-32 before veering off it. The plane traveled about 600 feet and cartwheeled before stopping, an airport worker said.
    The pilot and passenger were the only two people aboard the plane, according to officials. They did not specify what injuries the men suffered but said they did not appear to be life-threatening.
    James Matlock, director of the Cumberland County Department of Emergency Services, said a medical helicopter took one of the men to Cooper University Hospital in Camden and a second helicopter transported another victim to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
    Authorities did not release the names of the pilot and passenger. However, the 50-year-old Beechcraft’s identification number is registered to Ronald E. LeCates of Swedesboro.
    A Cooper Hospital emergency room nurse, contacted about an hour after the crash, confirmed a Ronald E. LeCates was brought in and was being evaluated.
    LeCates is a sales manager for Analytic Stress, a Lafayette, La.-based construction firm with an office in Trenton. A co-worker, Brian Tuttle, said LeCates was known to be using his plane Wednesday.
    According to a report from 6abc Action News, the owner of the airplane was taking a flying lesson when the crash happened.
    The airport was closed for about one hour after the crash. James Salmon, a spokesman for the Delaware River & Bay Authority, which operates the airport, said the runway and Taxiway C remained closed Wednesday evening.
    The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the accident. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, which was being investigated by federal and local officials.
    First responders to the scene included the Millville Rescue Squad, Millville police, DRBA police, Atlantic Ambulance Air 2 and a New Jersey State Police helicopter, as well as firefighters for Boeing Co., which has a helicopter facility at the airport.
    In April 2010, a pilot escaped injury when his single-engine airplane veered off a different runway at the Millville airport while landing; the plane had minor damage. In June 2008, two Gloucester County men were killed when their small jet crashed in Lawrence Township shortly after taking off from the airport.
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    Two people were injured in a plane crash at the Millville Municipal Airport on Wednesday. / Staff photo/Cody Glenn
    MILLVILLE — UPDATE: 10:40 a.m.
    The pilot in Wednesday's plane crash at Millville Municipal Airport died overnight.
    Ronald E. LeCates, of Swedesboro, suffered head trauma in the crash. He died shortly after 2 a.m. at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, according to Delaware River and Bay Authority police Sgt. Ken Sheeky.
    Sheeky said LeCates was piloting the craft at the time.
    ****THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS STORY****
    A pilot and his passenger were hospitalized in regional trauma centers after their twin-engine plane crash-landed Wednesday afternoon at Millville Municipal Airport, bouncing repeatedly on a runway before ending up in a grassy area.
    The crash did not result in a fire, but the aircraft was heavily damaged.
    Airport officials said the Beechcraft Baron landed about 2:45 p.m., bouncing several times on Runway 14-32 before veering off it. The plane traveled about 600 feet and cartwheeled before stopping, an airport worker said.
    The pilot and passenger were the only two people aboard the plane, according to officials. They did not specify what injuries the men suffered but said they did not appear to be life-threatening.
    James Matlock, director of the Cumberland County Department of Emergency Services, said a medical helicopter took one of the men to Cooper University Hospital in Camden and a second helicopter transported another victim to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
    Authorities did not release the names of the pilot and passenger. However, the 50-year-old Beechcraft’s identification number is registered to Ronald E. LeCates of Swedesboro.
    A Cooper Hospital emergency room nurse, contacted about an hour after the crash, confirmed a Ronald E. LeCates was brought in and was being evaluated.
    LeCates is a sales manager for Analytic Stress, a Lafayette, La.-based construction firm with an office in Trenton. A co-worker, Brian Tuttle, said LeCates was known to be using his plane Wednesday.
    According to a report from 6abc Action News, the owner of the airplane was taking a flying lesson when the crash happened.
    The airport was closed for about one hour after the crash. James Salmon, a spokesman for the Delaware River & Bay Authority, which operates the airport, said the runway and Taxiway C remained closed Wednesday evening.
    The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the accident. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, which was being investigated by federal and local officials.
    First responders to the scene included the Millville Rescue Squad, Millville police, DRBA police, Atlantic Ambulance Air 2 and a New Jersey State Police helicopter, as well as firefighters for Boeing Co., which has a helicopter facility at the airport.
    In April 2010, a pilot escaped injury when his single-engine airplane veered off a different runway at the Millville airport while landing; the plane had minor damage. In June 2008, two Gloucester County men were killed when their small jet crashed in Lawrence Township shortly after taking off from the airport.
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    There is a crazy amount of force to make a Beechcraft look like that.

    RIP
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    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    Baron, but yeah :( any airplane.

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