List of accidents and incidents involving general aviation
This list of accidents and incidents involving general aviation is grouped by the years in which the accidents or incidents occurred. "General aviation" here includes private as well as corporate aircraft operating under
general aviationrulesfn|1, ie not military or scheduled airline flights.
Overall, this is an "incomplete listing", but is intended to be a complete listing of those accidents and incidents with Wikipedia articles. For more exhaustive lists, see the [http://www.baaa-acro.com/ Aircraft Crash Record Office] or the [http://aviation-safety.net Aviation Safety Network] .
* August 15 -
Wiley Postand passenger Will Rogersdied in the crash of Post's modified seaplane "en route" from Fairbanks to Point Barrow, Alaska, while taking off from a lagoon, after landing to ask directions.
* July 2 -
Amelia Earhartand navigator Fred Noonandisappeared over the central Pacific Ocean"en route" in their Lockheed L-10E Electra to Howland Islandduring an attempt to circumnavigate the world.
* February 6 –
British European Airways Munich air disaster, an Airspeed Ambassador, chartered by the Manchester United F.C., crashed during takeoff from Munich-Riem airport, killing 23 of 44, including eight Manchester United footballers.
* February 3 - A
Beechcraft Bonanzacarrying musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. " The Big Bopper" Richardson, crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, in what has become known as " The Day the Music Died".
* December 31 -
Baseballplayer Roberto Clementedied when his chartered DC-7crashes into the ocean off the coast of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, immediately after takeoff. Clemente was attempting to deliver relief supplies to Managua, Nicaragua, after a massive earthquake on December 23.
* August 2 -
Cessna 501, N15NY. Thurman Munson, catcher for the New York Yankees, died in a crash of his personal jet while practicing touch-and-go landings at Akron-Canton Regional Airport.
* May 28 -
Mathias Rustflew illegally into Soviet airspace in a Cessna 172and landed in Moscow's Red Square.
* On April 3, 1996 a plane carrying
United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Browncrashed and all onboard were killed. See 1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash.
* April 11 -
Cessna 177B, N35207. Jessica Dubroff, a seven-year-old pilot trainee who was attempting to become the youngest person to fly an airplane across the United States, died when her aircraft crashes after takeoff from Cheyenne Regional Airportin Cheyenne, Wyoming.
* December 24 - A Learjet 35A crashed near
Lebanon, New Hampshirewhich led to the longest missing aircraft search in that state's history, lasting almost three years.
* October 12 -
singer- songwriter John Denverwas killed when the Long-EZaircraft he was piloting crashed just off the coast of Californiaat Pacific Grove, shortly after taking off from the Monterey Peninsula Airport.
* October 25 - A Learjet 35 flying between Orlando,
Floridaand Dallas, Texascrashed after flying for almost four hours and 1,500 miles, until it ran out of fuel. Among the six people on board were golfstar Payne Stewartand Bruce Borland.
* January 5 - A
Cessna 172stolen and flown by a teenager crashed into the side of the Bank of America Tower in downtown Tampa, Florida.
* April 18 - A Rockwell Commander A112 crashed into the
Pirelli Towerin Milan, Italy.
* July 21 - a
South African registered aircraft, carrying 12 passengers and two crew, crashed into Mount Kenya: nobody survived. ["Charter aircraft crashes into Kenya's Mount Kenya.", Airline Industry Information, 21 July 2003] ["Rescue teams resume efforts to recover bodies of those killed in charter aircraft crash", Airline Industry Information, 23 July 2003]
* December 17 -
Scaled Composites SpaceShipOnesuffered a collapsed landing gear and a runway excursion during a freefall flight prior to its space launches.
* January 2 - A
Cessna 206filled with skydivers crashed into a dam near Ipswich, southwest of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
* October 11 - A
Cirrus SR20flown by New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidleand an instructor crashed into the Belaire Apartmentsin New York City.
* December 10 - A
Bell 412SP air ambulancehelicopter crashed near Cajon Pass, killing the three member crew.
* March 30 - A privately registered
Cessna501 Citation carrying five people crashed into two homes in Farnborough, Kent, United Kingdom, after taking off from London Biggin Hill Airport. On board were former racing drivers Richard Lloyd and David Leslie.
* May 2 - A chartered
Southern Sudan Air ConnectionBeechcraft 190 carrying 2 crew and 19 passengers, including South Sudan defense minister Dominic Dim Deng, crashed near Rumbek, Sudanwhile en route from Wauto Juba. There were no survivors.
* May 30 – A chartered 12-seater
Pilatus PC-6crashed in central Spainafter shedding a wing, killing the pilot and a passenger. Other skydivers escaped.
* September 19 - A
Learjet 60carrying Travis Barker, DJ AM, and four others crashed near West Columbia, South Carolina. Barker and DJ AM survived, but the four others did not.
fnb|1 General aviation operating rules are U.S.
Federal Aviation Regulations14 CFR Part 91 or [http://www.icao.int/fsix/regulations.cfm the international equivalent] .
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