Air Cam Down In Colorado, Pilot Fatally Injured | 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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

 

Thu, May 31, 2012

Air Cam Down In Colorado, Pilot Fatally Injured

Memorial Day Accident Also Seriously Injures Passenger

The pilot of an Air Cam which went down Memorial day in Morgan County, CO, was reportedly killed instantly in the accident. The passenger in the homebuilt twin, the pilot's 42-year-old dauther, was seriously injured.

The 65-year-old pilot has been identified by local police as Richard M. "Rick" Tackabury. The Brush News Tribune reports that Tackabury had recently build the Air Cam (similar aircraft pictured in file photo), and was on his third flight in the airplane when it went down. Witnesses said he apparently lost control of the aircraft during a landing attempt on a grass runway which runs parallel to a state highway at about 1215 local time. The witnesses said the airplane neared the ground, went back into the air, and then went down, impacting the concrete runway at Fort Morgan (CO) Municipal Airport (KFMM).

The passenger, Laura Jean Tacabury, was treated at the scene before being airlifted to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO.

Local investigators, including the Morgan County Sheriff's Office and the County Coroner, were on the scene for about eight hours. The NTSB is expected to release a preliminary report within 10 working days of the accident.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.26.15: S-97 1st Flt, SpaceShipTwo Progress, CO NIMBYs Lose In Court

Also: Sprite UAV, Aero-Calendar, USAF Theater, Aussie F-35, ISS Hacked?, DuPage Airport, ND UAVs Innovation in vertical lift flight took place as Sikorsky Aircraft announced the su>[...]

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN Needs A Good Honest Marketing Manager

ANN/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel E-I-C Note: After months of hints, we've unveiled the beginnings of the 'Airborne Unlimited' project and we're ex>[...]

AeroSports Update: Jimmy StewartÂ’s Twin Cessna To Be Restored

Pennsylvania EAA Chapter To Restore The Actor's Cessna 310 Hollywood motion pictures can make heroes out of the most unlikely people, and we have certainly seen that in many poorly>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.15)

Cockpit Footage TBM Avenger Emergency Landing Arsenal Of Democracy VE Day Flyover This is the Emergency Landing at DCA, Reagan National, of the Military Aviation Museum TBM Avenger>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.15): Negative

Contradicts a previous statement by the other speaker.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC