Officials in California have unanimously approved an environmental plan that could make March Air Reserve Base near Riverside, Calif., much more accommodating to private aircraft operators by 2014. The base, which features a 13,300-foot primary runway, has permitted private aircraft operations with prior approval only since 2008 and has a rudimentary trailer-based FBO to supply the few private aircraft arrivals with jet-A, the only fuel currently available.
PIPER PA-31T CHEYENNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, JULY 28, 2004–The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the crash of a Cheyenne that was destroyed when it crashed in rugged terrain approximately 18 nm from Benalla Airport, Victoria. The accident occurred during a GPS approach to the airport in low clouds and rain. All six occupants were killed. The cross-country flight originated from Bankstown Airport, Sydney.