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archae86
6th Feb 2006, 02:17
Wisconsin mid-air, two "small multi-engine cargo planes". One safe landing with damage, other lost with three crew.
http://wfrv.com/topstories/local_story_036193203.html

SeniorDispatcher
6th Feb 2006, 05:01
Wikipedia shows that they have one Falcon 20 and several Shorts 330s and 360s, so presumably a couple of Shorts were involved...

slam_dunk
6th Feb 2006, 07:40
The planes departed Milwaukee together, were flying together and had the same owner, she said.

(unexperienced) formation flying ????

Safe-T
6th Feb 2006, 08:52
A news item at http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/index.php?ntid=71556&ntpid=1#
shows a Shorts 360 after the forced landing in a field. The crashed plane was of the same type according to the FAA.

barit1
6th Feb 2006, 15:10
Another Wisconsin company had a midair a few years ago - Turbo DC-3 and a Bonanza on photo mission, IIRC.

PaperTiger
6th Feb 2006, 16:43
IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 372AC Make/Model: SH36 Description: 360, SD3-60
Date: 02/05/2006 Time: 2300
LOCATION City: JUNEAU State: WI Country: US
DESCRIPTION
N3735W, A SHORTS SD3-60-100 ACFT CRASHED AND BURNED AFTER A MIDAIR COLLISION WITH ANOTHER ACFT, N372AC, A SHORTS SD3-60, THREE PERSONS IN N3735W WERE FATALLY INJURED, N372AC LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, 14 SSW OF JUNEAU, WI
.
www.faa.gov
Without incident :confused: :confused:

Airbubba
6th Feb 2006, 17:31
>>Another Wisconsin company had a midair a few years ago - Turbo DC-3 and a Bonanza on photo mission, IIRC.

Yep, that was Warren Basler's company in 1997.

http://www.baslerturbo.com/cohistory.html

_________________________________

The two airplanes owned by Basler Turbo Conversions and Flight Service collided during a flight Saturday 13 March 1997 in eastern Wisconsin.

"Warren Basler and materials manager Dave Schacherl were killed, in this crash" said company President Thomas Weigt.

The names of the two other Basler employees killed were not released.

http://www.centercomp.com/dc3/gallery/Memorial_A-H.htm

______________________________________

Stevemcmli
6th Feb 2006, 23:42
Here's another reference to this sad event! http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20060205-1

Gainesy
7th Feb 2006, 09:50
Have seen a US press report (unfortunately I binned the link) that the two Shorts were doing an air-to-air photo/video shoot when they collided. NTSB has impounded the film/video fom the surviving aircraft.

neil armstrong
7th Feb 2006, 10:37
News story with a video link!
the video shows the damage to the shorts that landed!

http://www.todaystmj4.com/_content/news/topstories/story_1388.asp

Neil

robschopper
8th Feb 2006, 00:45
Just watched the news report, and one thing springs to mind.

The reporter stated that the aircraft that managed to land was being 'heavily guarded by FAA Officials'... Well not that heavily guarded if they let a news crew that close before the NTSB arrive! Have they not seen CSI? That aircraft should be cordoned off to all but the NTSB.

On another, all too familiar point, 'Why did the second aircraft fly 20 miles north to land?' says the reporter. Yeah mate, there was a perfectly good airport near the crash site. Do these people not have ANY brains. The second aircraft would probably have not wanted to descend quite as quickly as the first! 20 miles seems a reasonable distance to be able to configure for some sort of controlled landing.

I'm sorry if i'm nit picking, but in these circumstances, relatives need accurate information, not un-informed speculation.

Condolances to the families of the deceased ... RIP.

cwatters
8th Feb 2006, 10:57
(unexperienced) formation flying ????

From the original news item....

"Baum said he was told the cargo planes had taken off on flights following maintenance work and inspections, and the crews decided to rendezvous and shoot pictures before returning to the Milwaukee airport"

Ballymoss
8th Feb 2006, 12:32
The link has been updated, i beleive the original stated both aircraft departed
same airfield at roughly the same time and not much more....

Rgds
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