Two Lost In Mooney Downing Near Sacramento | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.31.14/Oshkosh Day 4! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.31.14/Oshkosh Day 4 **
** Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.30.14/Oshkosh Day 3 **
** Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.29.14/Oshkosh Day 2 **
** Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1 **

Sun, Mar 01, 2009

Two Lost In Mooney Downing Near Sacramento

Witnesses Say Accident Occurred During Test Flight

A pilot and mechanic reportedly conducting a test flight after making repairs to a 1966 Mooney M20E perished Saturday morning, when the aircraft came down near the Rio Linda Airport (L36) near Sacramento, CA.

Witnesses say the aircraft crashed at 9:14 am Saturday, shortly after taking off for what was described as a post-maintenance test flight. The plane impacted on a dirt race track north of the runway, underneath the final approach path to runway 17 at the airport.

"It was smoking really bad, like it was on fire or something and I thought it was going to land," witness J.D. Richards told KXTV-10. "It was crazy. I can't explain it. It scared me. My house is like five minutes away."

Pilot David Michaud, 53, owned the accident aircraft (file photo of type shown below). His passenger was a mechanic at the airport, whose identity had not been released as of Saturday evening. Both occupants were declared dead at the scene.

Michaud was a former deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. He had continued on with the department in a reserve capacity after retiring in 1996.

FMI: www.faa.gov, www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

ICON Aircraft Constructs And Flies First Production A5

ESN-1 Was Built From The Production Design, Tooling After years of waiting... and doubting... ICON Aircraft has unveiled what it says is the first production A5, an aircraft the co>[...]

Airborne 07.30.14: WomenVenture 2014, Skycraft Update, IMC Club Award

Also: AvNav EFB, Lockheed Martin, One Week Wonder Update, Pelton Intvw-Part3 It was hard to miss the energy, enthusiasm, and interest in aviation by hundreds of women celebrating a>[...]

EAA Holds Annual Meeting

Membership Feels Flight Path Still On The Center Line EAA held its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, at 08:30 on 30 July 2014 at Oshkosh, WI. in the Theater of the Woods. In >[...]

Historic OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

OSH2014 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased B>[...]

Life-Saving OSH2014 Sponsor: BRS Parachutes

BRS Parachutes: Defining Aviation Safety It's a simple idea, really. A parachute which will, when deployed, turn what could be a very bad situation into one in which not only the o>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC