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Troy Gentry Killed in New Jersey Helicopter Crash

Troy Gentry, who was half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey, just hours before he was supposed to take the stage in a concert on September 8. Along with Gentry, the pilot, James Evan Robinson, also died in the crash. As with plane crashes, helicopter accidents can have catastrophic consequences for the people aboard and their loved ones.

Three Killed in Small Plane Crash Near Savannah

Three people died in a small plane crash that took place August 28 near Savannah, Georgia. The pilot and his two passengers were killed when the chartered aircraft they were in crashed into a wooded area after the pilot reported mechanical problems with the plane. The area was reportedly so heavily wooded bulldozers were called in to clear a path to the wreckage. As with many other small plane crashes, this one leaves behind devastated family members who must now wait to find out what caused the tragedy that took their loved ones. This is the second crash involving a Beechcraft Bonanza in recent weeks.

Four Dead after Explosive Plane Crash on I-15 in Utah

Four people died in a horrific plane crash in Riverdale, Utah, when the small personal plane carrying them crashed down onto I-15. The accident happened on July 26 at around 1:00 p.m., shortly after the aircraft took off from Ogden-Hinckley Airport, headed for Yellowstone Airport in West Yellowstone, Montana. Although the Beech A36 Bonanza crashed into a busy stretch of I-15, near 5600 S, no vehicles on the road were involved in the fiery accident.

Severe Turbulence on American Airlines Flight 759 Sends 10 to Hospital

Passengers on board an American Airlines flight from Greece to Philadelphia were shocked to find their otherwise routine travel turning from commonplace to terrifying in only moments, bringing to life every flier's worst nightmare.

Honolulu Small Plane Crash Kills Four

The bodies of four victims have been recovered following a Honolulu plane crash involving a 1969 Beechcraft Muskateer 19 Sport. Rugged, rural terrain delayed emergency responders in finding the victims, and some reports suggest that recovery efforts were further hindered by the plane's out-of-date technology. The fatal small plane crash is just one of five airplane incidents since May 2016 in Hawaii.

Robinson R44 Helicopter Experienced Hard Landing in Sherman Oaks

Four people suffered minor injuries after a helicopter experienced a hard landing in Sherman Oaks, California. Luckily, despite the aircraft crash-landing on a residential street, no homes or people on the ground were hit, and those on board walked away with minor injuries.

Two Killed in Atchison Plane Crash in Historic Aircraft

An aerobatic pilot who had performed at the Amelia Earhart festival and the general manager of the Amelia Earhart Airport are both dead after a plane crash in Atchison occurred the day following the festival. The pilot and sole passenger were in a World War II-era plane and had been in the air for less than half an hour when the crash happened, highlighting the risks that passengers in small planes sometimes face.

Six Dead in Wisconsin Small Plane Crash

Six men have died in a Wisconsin small plane crash, leaving authorities to investigate what could have caused the July 1 tragedy. Although little information about the crash has been released, officials have confirmed that the pilot was talking with air traffic controllers about a "local weather phenomenon" just prior to the crash. As they investigate, officials will look into weather, pilot error and mechanical issues as possible factors in the plane crash.

Passengers Alert United Airlines to Fuel Leak

Two passengers flying on United Airlines Flight 170 from Newark, New Jersey, to Venice may have averted catastrophe when they warned the crew about a fuel leak. Despite their heroic efforts, the passengers say United treated them poorly, and they will never fly the airline again. Although there are many safety precautions in place to protect passengers from an airline disaster, sometimes safety comes down to one or two alert people, who notice that something isn't right and say something about it.

One Person Killed in Fort Myers Plane Crash

One person was killed and another person suffered serious injuries when a small plane crashed into an empty building in Fort Myers, Florida, on Saturday, June 24 at around 7:45 a.m. The plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff from nearby Page Field. The crash resulted in other planes diverting their flight path north of the accident scene while investigators examined the wreckage. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now investigating the crash and will consider numerous potential factors in the plane crash, including aircraft maintenance, weather and human error.

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