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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Romans 8:28 Part I

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose........

Three dead, one injured after plane crashes into trailer park
By MARTHA RAFFAELE
The Associated Press

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. - A small plane crashed into a York County trailer park and caught fire Saturday, killing three people, injuring the pilot and destroying three trailers.
The single-engine Piper Cherokee, which had taken off from nearby Capital City Airport, crashed at about 12:45 p.m. in the trailer park near Old York and Lewisberry roads in Fairview Township across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg.

"It appears the plane made it about 1,000 yards from the runway when it had some kind of malfunction. He did report he was having a problem," county spokesman John Bruetsch said.
Three passengers, a woman and two girls, died in the crash, Bruetsch said. The pilot, a man, was taken to Hershey Medical Center and later airlifted to Lehigh Valley Burn Center, Bruetsch said.
"It appears to be a family," Bruetsch said. The names and ages of the victims were not immediately available.

The plane crashed into one trailer head-on and destroyed a total of three trailers in the 28-trailer park, but there were no injuries on the ground, said Bruetsch, a public information officer for Cumberland County who was assisting York County.

"One trailer was empty, one family was on vacation and one family was away," he said.
Jeff Twiddy, 26, of New Cumberland, Pa., said he was driving about 100 yards from the airport when he saw the small red-and-white plane taking off.

"I saw that the airplane was real low coming off the runway. It looked low. ... I saw it was in danger." The plane went down about 30 seconds later, he said. Ben Kirkpatrick, 21, said he was sitting in his trailer when he heard the plane pass overhead and then heard an explosion. He went outside and felt a blast of heat, and didn't think anyone could have survived.

"Two seconds later, I see somebody climb through the trailer halfway on fire," he said. The man turned back and appeared to be trying to go back in, and Kirkpatrick and another man ran toward the victim to restrain him. "The next thing I know, the propane tank exploded and it knocked me clear across the driveway," said Kirkpatrick, his hands still bandaged from severe scrapes that required a trip to the hospital.

Robert Gretz, an air safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, told reporters that he did not know where the plane was going or whether a flight plan had been filed. He said investigators were meeting with representatives of the airport, the maker of the plane and the manufacturer of the engine. They also planned to look at the pilot's experience and the maintenance of the aircraft, which was registered in Hendersonville, Tenn.
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Update: Piper Cherokee, N235G, piloted by Andy Lee, and carrying his wife and their two children crashed on takeoff from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s Capital City Airport. Diane, Allison, and Amy perished in the ensuing fire. Andy survived with third degree burns to 50 per cent of his body......

1 Comments:

Blogger Vern Hyndman said...

Update on the update

They still don't know how he got out of the plane.

But a bunch of students will be going to school in honor of the mom and girls who died.

And a man is alive who by all human wisdom should be dead.

-vern-

1:43 PM  

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