MU-2 Check Hauler Crashes Near BWI | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.20.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 11.20.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Sat, May 15, 2004

MU-2 Check Hauler Crashes Near BWI

Pilot killed but no injuries at residential crash site

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that a cargo Mitsubishi MU-2 crashed in a residential neighborhood next to Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Friday morning. The pilot was killed, but there were no injuries on the ground.

The aircraft was on approach to BWI at 7:25 AM when it flew into the treetops near the airport. Its wings were sheared off, and then crashed into the driveway of a home, scattering debris around the Ferndale neighborhood and igniting at least one fire, which was quickly put out by the local fire department.

"It is a miracle that others on the ground were not hurt," said Maryland State Police Maj. Greg Shipley. The pilot was identified as Thomas Lennon, 34. There were no other crew or pax on the aircraft.

The aircraft was operated by Epps Air Service Inc. of Atlanta, which flies checks for banks in the Northeast. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the crash in Baltimore, Maryland this morning," the company said in a statement. "This is the first pilot we've lost in these twenty-plus years we've been running this part of the business."

NTSB and FAA investigators reached the site a few hours after the accident to begin the complex job of determining the probable cause(s) of the crash.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Barry Lear Jr., of Jernigan and Trott Concrete Pumping, witnessed the accident. "The wings were straight up and down, and then it hit a tree in the back yard. After it hit the tree, it became a ball of fire. Pieces flew across the street. There was a crashing and grinding noise as the propeller hit the tree," he said.

FMI: www.baltimoresun.com

Advertisement

More News

Mooney International Delivers First Production Ovation Ultra

Legendary Manufacturer Continues To Reach Major Milestones In The Industry With a pair of signatures, a nice round of applause, and the handing over of a shiny new set of keys, Moo>[...]

FAA Approves Drone To Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service

AT&T Flying COW Authorized For The Mission The FAA quickly approved the first unmanned aircraft operation of its kind to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wak>[...]

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal For 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement Includes Firm Orders For 55 MAX 8s, 20 MAX 10s And Options For 20 MAX 8s Boeing and international leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes.>[...]

ALPA Commends DOT 'Forces To Flyers' Initiative

Seen As Way To Increase Piloting Opportunities For Veterans ALPA has welcomed the announcement of the "Forces to Flyers" program aimed at increasing career opportunities for vetera>[...]

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket

Spacecraft Will Lead To Improve Forecasts, NOAA Says NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four hig>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC