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Missing Plane Headed for Oakes, ND Found Near Aberdeen

There was no immediate word on the pilot of the Cessna 172.

ABERDEEN, S.D.–Officials say a small plane missing for nearly two weeks has been found crashed near Aberdeen. There was no immediate word on the pilot of the Cessna 172, the only one on board. Brown County Chief Deputy Dave Lunzman said Tuesday a hunter found the wreckage about 3 miles north of Aberdeen Monday evening. Lunzman says adverse weather conditions…

Air Ambulance Did Not Send Distress Signal Before Crash

The Nov. 18 Bismarck Air Medical crash in Morton County killed the pilot, a nurse and a paramedic.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An air ambulance that crashed in western North Dakota and killed all three people onboard did not send out a distress call before apparently breaking apart in midair. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says that what caused the breakup is still a mystery, but there’s no indication the Cessna 441 turboprop was struck by anything, and…

Pilot Error To Blame For Crash That Killed Three

The single engine Cessna went down in a field shortly after take off from the Thief River Falls Airport, enroute to Rawlins, Wyoming.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINN. – The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane that crashed near Thief River Falls, killing three Wyoming men likely occurred because the pilot lost control due to spatial disorientation, the inability of a pilot to determine altitude or airspeed in relation to the ground. The single engine Cessna went down in a field shortly after…