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November 26, 1998 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aviation fuel from a South Jersey terminal is being recalled for containing traces of sulphur that could corrode copper engine parts but does not pose any immediate threat to aircraft using it, the Federal Aviation Administration said last night. In issuing the recall Tuesday, Exxon said the fuel, which is used for prop-engine planes and helicopters but not jets or turboprops, had been delivered to 20 smaller airports in Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The fuel, known as "avgas," was supplied by Exxon's exchange partner, Texaco, out of Pennsauken.
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September 23, 2004 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two F-15 fighters fired flares at a small private plane to force it to land in Pottstown yesterday after the plane flew into airspace that was restricted because of President Bush's visit. Another small plane was forced to land in Philadelphia. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the Pottstown incident occurred about 2:30 p.m., as Air Force One was preparing to take off from Willow Grove Naval Air Station after the President's appearance at the Valley Forge Convention Center.
NEWS
July 19, 2003 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Federal Aviation Administration reported yesterday that the private plane that crashed near Quakertown Airport on Thursday evening was flying practice patterns there when it went down, seriously injuring its two-man crew. The plane was a single-engine 1975 Cessna model T210L owned by Philip D. Reinford, of the 400 block of School Lane in Telford, Montgomery County, the FAA reported. Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Eastern regional office of the FAA, said Reinford was not piloting the plane.
NEWS
April 7, 2005 | By Frank Kummer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two Philadelphia-area residents were killed Tuesday night when their single-engine plane crashed at a campground in Cape May County. Stephen Baughn, 56, a certified pilot from Marlton, and Barbara Freedman, 57, of Elkins Park, were the only occupants of the aircraft, which went down for unknown reasons about 10 p.m., authorities said. The 27-year-old plane was being used to practice approaches and landings, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The Piper Arrow was destroyed when it crashed through trees and struck a vacant travel trailer at the Acorn Family Campground in Green Creek, just inland from the Delaware Bay. "The people at the campground heard a plane going over sometime around 10 p.m., and it didn't sound real good," Middle Township Police Chief Joseph Evangelista said.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash of a small plane that went down near the Doylestown Airport shortly after taking off. The homebuilt aircraft crashed around 11:45 a.m., authorities said, when it struck power lines and became entangled in them. The crash happened on the southwest side of the Route 611 bypass where it crosses Route 313, also known as West Swamp Road. The plane had only the pilot aboard when it struck the power lines, regional Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said, based on results of a preliminary investigation.
NEWS
April 12, 2003 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed late yesterday afternoon when his aircraft crashed a mile from the Atlantic City International Airport, authorities said. The pilot, who was not identified by authorities, was approaching the airport at 4:40 p.m. when his Beechcraft Starfire Bonanza crashed in a wooded area off Manheim Road in Hamilton Township, said Gary Israel, spokesman for the South Jersey Transportation Authority. The plane was on its final approach to land and the pilot did not declare any kind of emergency before the crash, Israel said.
NEWS
October 5, 2000 | By Mark Stroh, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The pilot of the single-engine airplane that crashed into the Llanerch Quarry Tuesday night was in fair condition yesterday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Levi Robinson, 70, of the 1300 block of Green Hill Avenue, West Chester, crash-landed his Cessna 150M, a small, two-seater plane built in 1976, in the quarry about 10 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash. Robinson suffered head injuries, but was able to escape the wreckage on his own before emergency workers arrived, said Kevin Morgan, chief of the Garrettford Drexel Hill Fire Company.
NEWS
October 18, 2012 | By Frank Kummer and Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The pilot killed this morning in a helicopter crash in Bucks County was great-grandson of former President Herbert Hoover, according to his mother's obituary. Douglas Brigham, a retired State Police corporal from Erwinna, died early this morning when a private helicopter he was operating exploded and crashed in a wooded area atop a hill near the Delaware River in the Erwinna section of Tinicum Township, authorities said. The area, just off River Road, is across from Frenchtown, N.J. The crash is under investigation by federal aviation authorities.
NEWS
November 23, 2007 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Early's well-known love for his family had him at the controls of a single-engine plane. That he was flying to West Point, N.Y., friends attributed to another distinguishing trait: Early's propensity for helping others. But fog made landing at Stewart International Airport in Orange County difficult early Wednesday. After one failed attempt shortly before 2 a.m., the 49-year-old Radnor financial executive perished trying to land his Cirrus SR20. Early's son, Jason, 21, a senior basketball player at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va., broke both legs as the plane crashed in woods three miles west of the airport.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2002 | By Marcia Gelbart INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A new radar system launched yesterday at Philadelphia International Airport could help the city chip away at its reputation as home to one of the nation's most delay-prone airports. With the $12 million radar system in place, two aircraft - a commuter plane and a full-size jetliner - were able to land simultaneously on parallel runways yesterday for the first time. US Airways, which dominates Philadelphia's air traffic, said the system would "significantly" improve on-time arrivals.
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June 3, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash of a small plane that went down near the Doylestown Airport shortly after taking off. The homebuilt aircraft crashed around 11:45 a.m., authorities said, when it struck power lines and became entangled in them. The crash happened on the southwest side of the Route 611 bypass where it crosses Route 313, also known as West Swamp Road. The plane had only the pilot aboard when it struck the power lines, regional Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said, based on results of a preliminary investigation.
NEWS
October 18, 2012 | By Frank Kummer and Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The pilot killed this morning in a helicopter crash in Bucks County was great-grandson of former President Herbert Hoover, according to his mother's obituary. Douglas Brigham, a retired State Police corporal from Erwinna, died early this morning when a private helicopter he was operating exploded and crashed in a wooded area atop a hill near the Delaware River in the Erwinna section of Tinicum Township, authorities said. The area, just off River Road, is across from Frenchtown, N.J. The crash is under investigation by federal aviation authorities.
NEWS
May 23, 2008 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two men practicing touch-and-go takeoffs at Northeast Philadelphia Airport died yesterday when their small plane crashed and burst into flame. The control tower had just told the student pilot to make a right turn, but he apparently made too steep a turn and "went into what we call a stall-spin," Herbert Hortman, owner of Hortman Aviation Services Inc., a flight school and rental company that owns the plane, said. Hortman said the student, whom he described as above average, was making final preparations for his flight test.
NEWS
December 20, 2007 | By Lea Sitton Stanley, Robert Moran and Tom Belden INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
New flight paths took effect yesterday. And some howls went up from the ground. But neither was as severe as expected, at least on the first day the Federal Aviation Administration put in place two of three new aircraft routes it is using for departing flights at Philadelphia International Airport. Nearly a decade in the works, the FAA air-traffic plan has drawn public outcry and pending litigation. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a Delaware County motion for a stay.
NEWS
November 23, 2007 | By Diane Mastrull INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Early's well-known love for his family had him at the controls of a single-engine plane. That he was flying to West Point, N.Y., friends attributed to another distinguishing trait: Early's propensity for helping others. But fog made landing at Stewart International Airport in Orange County difficult early Wednesday. After one failed attempt shortly before 2 a.m., the 49-year-old Radnor financial executive perished trying to land his Cirrus SR20. Early's son, Jason, 21, a senior basketball player at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va., broke both legs as the plane crashed in woods three miles west of the airport.
NEWS
June 1, 2006 | By Jacqueline Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A small plane broke apart in midair, showered a Jersey Shore neighborhood with wreckage, and nose-dived into thick woods next to a busy beach highway yesterday, killing its four occupants, authorities said. A wing landed on a roof, and other chunks of debris bombarded homes in the Beach Haven West neighborhood, but no one on the ground was hurt, Stafford Township Police Capt. Charles Schweigart said. "We're lucky it didn't crash across the street in the neighborhood," he said.
NEWS
May 26, 2006 | By Julie Shaw INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hours after an electrical failure interrupted rail service for tens of thousands of passengers in the Northeast, a small generator fire erupted on a US Airways Express plane at Philadelphia International Airport last night, backing up runway traffic and causing extensive delays. No one was injured. The plane - US Airways Express Flight 3647, operated by Air Wisconsin - was preparing to depart Philadelphia for Columbia, S.C. It never left the ground. As it was taxiing on runway 27-left, a fire broke out in the auxiliary power unit of its right engine about 6:30 p.m., said Jim Peters, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration's Eastern Region.
NEWS
April 7, 2005 | By Frank Kummer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two Philadelphia-area residents were killed Tuesday night when their single-engine plane crashed at a campground in Cape May County. Stephen Baughn, 56, a certified pilot from Marlton, and Barbara Freedman, 57, of Elkins Park, were the only occupants of the aircraft, which went down for unknown reasons about 10 p.m., authorities said. The 27-year-old plane was being used to practice approaches and landings, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The Piper Arrow was destroyed when it crashed through trees and struck a vacant travel trailer at the Acorn Family Campground in Green Creek, just inland from the Delaware Bay. "The people at the campground heard a plane going over sometime around 10 p.m., and it didn't sound real good," Middle Township Police Chief Joseph Evangelista said.
NEWS
September 23, 2004 | By Marc Schogol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two F-15 fighters fired flares at a small private plane to force it to land in Pottstown yesterday after the plane flew into airspace that was restricted because of President Bush's visit. Another small plane was forced to land in Philadelphia. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the Pottstown incident occurred about 2:30 p.m., as Air Force One was preparing to take off from Willow Grove Naval Air Station after the President's appearance at the Valley Forge Convention Center.
NEWS
July 19, 2003 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Federal Aviation Administration reported yesterday that the private plane that crashed near Quakertown Airport on Thursday evening was flying practice patterns there when it went down, seriously injuring its two-man crew. The plane was a single-engine 1975 Cessna model T210L owned by Philip D. Reinford, of the 400 block of School Lane in Telford, Montgomery County, the FAA reported. Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Eastern regional office of the FAA, said Reinford was not piloting the plane.
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