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Aviation International News » August 2005
Henry Schubach, founder of San Diego-based on-demand charter company Schubach Aviation, received the “Neighbor of the Year Award” from Father Joe’s Villages and the Daily Transcript. The award recognizes individuals who have consistently assisted people in need in the local community.
John Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and a member of the company’s board, died in the crash of his experimental ultralight airplane in June. He was 58. Walton, a medic in the U.S. Army’s Green Berets during the Vietnam War, earned a Silver Star for saving the lives of several members of his unit while under intense enemy fire.
Dassault has named Jacques Chauvet vice president for Falcon customer service in the Eastern Hemisphere. Most recently the company’s deputy v-p for Falcon customer service, Chauvet replaces Claude Frey, who retired after 40 years with the French company.
Gulfstream American Twin Commander 690C, Indianapolis, Feb. 10, 2005–The airplane was substantially damaged, but the occupants uninjured, during a runway excursion while landing on Runway 21 at Eagle Creek Airport. There was a direct right crosswind of approximately 13 knots. The pilot reported that the landing was normal, on centerline, and that touchdown was at the 1,000-foot runway markings.
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger, Galliano, La., March 13, 2005–Parked on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico for approximately 10 minutes with the main rotor rpm at ground idle, the commercial pilot had his head down making an entry on the flight manifest. He had a sensation that the helicopter was “rocking backwards” and grabbed both controls in an effort to “level” the helicopter. He lifted up on the collective and pushed forward on the cyclic.
Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, Ferndale, Md., May 14, 2004–The MU-2 pilot was finishing his third round-trip IFR Part 135 cargo flight from Baltimore Washington (BWI) to Philadelphia. Starting the previous evening, at about 9:50 p.m., he had flown back to BWI, landing on Runway 15R at 11:05. At 2:30 a.m., he returned to land on Runway 28.
Hawker Siddeley HS.125-600B, Québec, Feb. 21, 2005–In night IMC, Hawker N21SA landed 300 feet to the left of Runway 5L at Bromont Airport, Québec. The runway lights were inoperative, but a notam had been issued. The airplane was substantially damaged; the pilot, copilot and one passenger were seriously injured.
Sikorsky S-76C, New York, June 17, 2005– Corporate Aviation Services’ S-76 was substantially damaged when it crashed into the East River after taking off from the 34th Street Metroport in Manhattan. The 11,470-hour ATP-rated pilot was seriously injured. The 3,500-hour ATP-rated copilot and six passengers, all top executives at MBNA, escaped with minor injuries.
Cessna 208B Caravan, Clarendon, Texas, June 7, 2005–An “unusual whining/hissing noise” alerted the pilot of Caravan N9505B to problems with the flight, which was at 6,000 feet on a climb to cruise altitude. At 8,000 feet, the noise grew louder and the inlet turbine temperature gauge started fluctuating. After a “bang,” the engine quit.
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