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One person died, five people were injured after a small plane crashed into a car on Interstate 15 North near State Route 76, near San Diego,
California, on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Courtesy of Torrence Jenkins

April 3, 2016 - EARTH - Here are the latest incidents of plane crashes across the planet.

Plane Crashes Onto San Diego, California-Area Freeway, Killing 1, Injuring 5

A small plane that made headlines when it landed safely on a Southern California freeway years ago crashed on the same stretch of road Saturday, slamming into a car and killing a woman in the vehicle.

Five others, including the pilot and his passenger, were injured in the crash on a stretch of Interstate 15 that has been the scene of several emergency landings.

Witnesses said the single-engine plane appeared to be having problems before it banked and came down, California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parent said. One man said he didn't hear the plane's engine as it passed overhead.

The Lancair IV landed on its belly and skidded about 250 feet before striking the rear of a black Nissan Altima sedan that was stopped on the shoulder of the road in San Diego County near Fallbrook. The driver of the car had pulled over to synchronize the Bluetooth device on his phone, Parent said.

The impact crumpled the back of the car, fatally crushing Antoinette Isbelle, 38, of San Diego in the back seat and injuring three others in the vehicle, authorities said.

"The plane went completely into the trunk and pushed the rear bumper almost into the rear passenger seat," said John Buchanan, spokesman for the North County Fire Protection District.

Pilot Dennis Hogge, 62, and his female passenger suffered major injuries, Parent said. The driver suffered moderate injuries, and his other two passengers were expected to survive their injuries.

The plane was once owned by major league catcher Matt Nokes, who made a noteworthy landing on busy I-15 when the engine quit on its second flight on Feb. 18, 2000.

Aamiah Grant posted this photo to Twitter on April 1, 2016 showing a plane which crashed onto the 15-N.

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of plane crash, Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Fallbrook, Calif. Photo: Don Boomer/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP

Nokes guided the high-performance $500,000 plane to a smooth landing and safely taxied off the road without injuries.

Nokes went on to fly the plane every day for five years without incident before selling it. He said it had been rebuilt several times since he sold it.

"It was crazy," Nokes told The Associated Press on Saturday. "Everything worked out so beautifully. It was almost a humorous thing. Unfortunately, it doesn't always turn out that way."

When Nokes heard about the crash, he unsuccessfully tried to reach Hogge. He didn't realize Hogge had been injured.

He described Hogge as a good man, an outstanding pilot and a master plane builder.

"It's just horrible to hear about," said Nokes who spent 11 years in the majors, mostly with the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.

The stretch of freeway is no stranger to unusual landings. Parent said he's aware of three other planes that have come down on that stretch of freeway about 50 miles north of San Diego in the past decade.

Nokes said the freeway is a popular route for flying because there are fewer flight restrictions than along the Interstate 5 corridor.

The crash caused major backups throughout the day on the freeway that runs from the Mexican border through Las Vegas and Salt Lake City to Canada. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said. - FOX News.

Pilot seriously injured in Gippsland plane crash in Australia

A pilot has suffered spinal and chest injuries in a light plane crash in Gippsland, in Victoria's east.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, on Upper Maffra Road in Newry, at 12.45pm.

The pilot, a man aged in his sixties, has been flown to the Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

He was the only person on board the ultra-light plane.

It's understood the plane clipped power lines and landed in a paddock. - The Age.

Small plane crashes in Gloucester County

A small plane overturned in a field in Gloucester County April 2, 2016 (Photo: Hagen Forsman)

A small plane crashed into a field in South Harrison Township Saturday afternoon, authorities said. 

The private plane overturned, but the pilot had only minor injuries, according to the Gloucester County emergency communications center. He was not taken to the hospital.

The crash was reported near Monroeville and Lincoln Road around 4 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane flipped after it landed while the county emergency response center described the incident as a crash.

"The plane experienced an engine-related problem," the FAA said in a statement.

FAA officials and police were investigating. - NJ.

Student pilot survives plane crash near Salmon Arm

Image Credit: Shuswap Search and Rescue

A pilot is safe and doing well after a small plane crash near the Salmon Arm Airport Friday night.

John Schutt with Shuswap Search and Rescue says members were called out around 9:30 p.m.

He says a Cessna 152 went down into the East side of Mount Ida.

Schutt says a search plane and ground crews were sent out to find the plane and were able to determine its location.

Schutt wouldn't comment on why the plane went down. - CFJC Today.

3 killed in plane crash in Mexico

Primero Mining Corp. today confirmed that a plane crash resulting in three fatalities has occurred close to its San Dimas mine in Mexico.

An aircraft carrying 10 individuals crash-landed earlier today in the Sierra Madre mountain range approximately 15 kilometres from the Tayoltita airport. The passengers were Primero employees and family members en route to Durango. Primero mourns the loss of employees, Toronto based executive Guillermo Adrian, Vice President, Operations, San Dimas based José Paz Vizcarra Juarez, Warehouse Clerk, and a family member of Sr. Vizcarra.

"This tragedy has impacted every person at Primero deeply and we send our deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the deceased," stated Ernest Mast, President and C.E.O. "All survivors are being treated for their injuries, and we will provide support to the affected families to help them through this difficult time. The Company will cooperate fully with aviation authorities to determine the cause of the accident." - Market Wired.

Pilot remains hospitalized after plane crash in New Mexico

A small passenger plane sits off the runway after being flipped by the wind on Thursday at the Shiprock Airstrip.(Photo: Daily Times file photo)

Joe Tumminaro — the pilot injured in Thursday's propeller plane crash at the Shiprock Airstrip — remained in serious condition Friday afternoon, according to San Juan Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Laura Werbner.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that the federal agency was notified of the crash and has started an investigation.

"The NTSB investigator determined he did not need to go to the scene," spokesman Chris O'Neil said. "He is doing what's called a desk investigation."

O'Neil said a final report will be released once the investigation is complete.

Tumminaro, a licensed airline transport pilot, was practicing a "touch and go" landing procedure in a single-engine Cessna when a gust of wind flipped the aircraft onto the paved airstrip, according to a Navajo Police Department press release.

Tumminaro, 67, was transported by helicopter to San Juan Regional Medical Center, the release states. A passenger, Ryan Arroyo, did not report injuries, but he was also transported to the Farmington hospital.

Werbner said Friday that Arroyo, 33, is no longer at the hospital.

Arroyo said in an interview Thursday the two men departed from their hometown of Durango, Colo., that morning on a sightseeing trip.

Navajo Division of Transportation spokesman Carl Slater said Friday that a review of records indicated there had never before been a crash at the Shiprock Airstrip. Slater said the airstrip reopened on Friday.

New Mexico State Police are continuing to investigate the crash, according to press release issued Friday. - Daily Times.

Pilot killed in air force plane crash in Jordan

A Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) pilot was killed and another was injured when their Hawk aircraft crashed early Thursday during a training mission, according to an army statement.

The statement by the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army identified the killed pilot as Major Muath Bani Fares and the injured as Captain Sharaf Al Tafour.

The statement did not give details on the reason of the crash.
Bani Fares was 33 years old and married with three children. He is from the village of Ashrafiyah in the Koura District in Irbid, some 65 kilometres north of Amman, Ahmad Thyabat, a resident of the same village, told The Jordan Times.

He will be laid to rest on Friday in his hometown, Thyabat said, adding the father of the fallen pilot is a retired major general and a former assistant to the director of the Public Security Department.

The man said residents of the entire district of Koura were saddened by the tragic news. - Jordan Times.

Small plane crash near Clinton, B.C.

Image Credit: Contributed

A pilot from the Pacific Flying Club has walked away after the single engine plane he was piloting crashed this morning in the Cariboo.

The incident happened in the Meadow Lake Road area between Clinton and 70 Mile House.

Bill Yearwood of the Transportation Safety Board says it appears the crash was caused by a mechanical issue in the Cessna 172.

"First information is that the pilot reported some problems and was trying to land the aircraft. He is okay, and has been taken to hospital to have a look at any bumps and bruises," said Yearwood.

Yearwood says the Pacific Flying Club is based at the Boundary Bay Airport in the Lower Mainland, and the man was en route to Vanderhoof.

Yearwood adds the TSB plans on interviewing the pilot before releasing the damaged aircraft. - CFJC Today.

Man killed in Ilembe District plane crash

IPSS Medical Rescue

The light aircraft crashed in a sugarcane plantation near Glendale in the Ilembe District a little earlier this morning.

Unconfirmed reports from the scene suggest the microlight struck power lines in the area.

IPSS Medical Rescue's Paul Herbst says the pilot was fatally injured.

"It seems like a microlight aircraft has gone down. Unfortunately, the pilot sustained serious injuries and was declared dead on arrival. Search and Rescue parties are also here to try and get him out to the nearest main roads," he said.

Emergency services say the microlight spraying crop was being flown by a single occupant. The South African Civil Aviation Authority will investigate the exact cause of the crash. - ECR.

Plane crashes into sea near Tel Aviv beach, 2 injured

A small aircraft trying to make an emergency landing seemed to forget that it wasn’t a floatplane and landed in the Mediterranean Sea near Metzizim Beach in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

The pilot reportedly radioed a mayday to nearby Sde Dov Airport so it could land there, but somehow lost control of the plane and crashed into the water.

Video footage of the incident, which occurred on Sunday afternoon, shows the small plane slowly sinking in the water after the crash, which probably wouldn't have happened if it crashed in the buoyant Dead Sea.

WATCH: Plane makes emergency landing in sea off Tel Aviv.

Two people on board the plane, a 57- and 47-year-old described as fully conscious, were rescued by witness who swam out, according to Israel National News.

A police rescue boat then arrived at the scene and took them to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center for minor injuries.

Two bystanders were treated at the scene with minor shoulder injuries sustained during the rescue. - RT.

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