Pilot Killed In Plane Crash Was Prominent Cuttyhunk Resident

Allen P. Spaulding Jr., 70, was the sole occupant of the 1965 fixed-wing Maule Bee Dee M-4-210 that crashed Wednesday morning on Cuttyhunk, state police said. The pilot was determined to be dead at the scene.

Pilot Identified in Fatal Cuttyhunk Plane Crash

State police late Wednesday identified the pilot in a fatal morning plane crash on Cuttyhunk as Allen P. Spaulding Jr., 70, of Wilmington De.

Police said the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.

Mr. Spaulding, a longtime resident of Cuttyhunk, was the sole occupant of a 1965 fixed-wing Maule Bee Dee M-4-210 aircraft that crashed on a remote strip of land at the west end of the island. Cuttyhunk lies at the tip of the Elizabeth islands chain, to the west of Martha's Vineyard.

Investigators Probe Cape Air Crash; Pilot, Passenger Suffer Burns in Escape

Federal and state investigators continue their inquiry into the causes of a commuter airplane crash early Tuesday night in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Both the plane's pilot and its sole passenger remain hospitalized.

Airplane Crash Data Released

An investigator into the Jan. 30 crash of a Cape Air plane in the state forest this week released the transcript of the dialogue between the pilot and air traffic controllers. It is still unknown what caused the airplane crash that seriously injured both the pilot and passenger.

Plane Crash South of Vineyard Takes Life of Research Scientist

A 54-year-old pilot was killed when a plane he had built himself crashed south of the Vineyard on Saturday afternoon. Timothy L. Crawford of Idaho Falls, Ida., was piloting a single-engined, two-seater Long-EZ aircraft from Barnstable Municipal Airport when for no known reason the plane crashed about four miles south of Long Point, West Tisbury.

New Evidence Confirms Violent Crash of Small Plane in Waters off Vineyard

The discovery of airplane parts and other evidence at South Beach this week confirms that two men traveling in a private plane that disappeared 10 days ago were killed in a catastrophic crash in Vineyard waters.

Pilot Listed in Critical Condition; FAA Opens Crash Investigation

The deaf pilot whose single engine airplane crashed last Thursday on a runway at Katama Airfield in Edgartown remained in critical condition yesterday in the intensive care unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Island, Cape Air Mourn Death of Pilot in Crash

David D. Willey, the Cape Air pilot who died in a plane crash in the woods of West Tisbury Friday night, was remembered by family, friends and colleagues yesterday as an expert pilot, an avid learner and a family man with a wry sense of humor. He was 61.

“He was a great pilot, an exemplary human being,” Cape Air founder, chief executive officer and fellow pilot Daniel Wolf said yesterday. “This was a special person and it’s a huge loss for the company. It’s a devastating thing for the family.”

Breaking News: 6/21/08, 5:30pm - Helicopter Goes Down off Tashmoo; No One Injured

Four people escaped serious injury when a helicopter crashed into the sea off Lake Tashmoo about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police said engine failure was the cause of the crash.

Several private fishing and pleasure boats were on the scene, about 1,000 yards off Tashmoo, within minutes and threw life jackets to the passengers clinging to the upturned chopper.

The occupants were then able to swim the short distance to the boats. It is believed three boats ferried them to shore. All were checked at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and quickly released.

Cape Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing

A Cape Air flight bound from Boston to the Vineyard on Saturday evening was forced to make an emergency landing at the Barnstable Municipal Airport when the landing gear malfunctioned.

None of the seven people on board the twin-engine Cessna 402 were injured.

The pilot, John Call, 32, of Marshfield, was on approach to the Vineyard airport around 7:15 p.m. when a warning light indicated the landing gear in the nose was malfunctioning, Martha’s Vineyard Airport manager Sean Flynn said.

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