Sting Sport Down In Piru, CA, Two 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

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Tue, Jul 10, 2012

Sting Sport Down In Piru, CA, Two Fatally Injured

One On Board Had Been Injured In An Accident 15 Years Earlier

Two people were fatally injured last Thursday when the airplane they were flying went down in Piru, CA near Whiteman Airport (KWHP). One of the people on board had suffered serious injuries 15 years ago in another aircraft accident.

Pilot and flight instructor Michael Boolen, 59, of Pacoima, CA and 89-year-old Harry Bell of Newhall, CA, were both fatally injured when the Sting Sport (similar airplane pictured in file photo) owned by Bell went down Thursday afternoon. The Ventura County (CA) Star reports that they had departed from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, and that the flight was local.

In 1997, Boolen reportedly suffered third-degree burns and other injuries when the aircraft he was flying went down near the airport. While he survived, a student pilot and a person on the ground were fatally injured when the aircraft impacted two houses shortly after takeoff. The NTSB probable cause report in that accident cited improper use of the fuel tank selector, which had been set to 'auxiliary' at takeoff.

Boolen and Bell were reportedly friends, and had undertaken missionary flights to Mexico together. The plane went down in a citrus orchard near the airport. The NTSB did not say who was acting as PIC of the aircraft. A preliminary report is due out within 10 working days of the accident.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.15.17: New Shepard Flies Again, Falcon 5X Cancelled, Flying Car Race

Also: Online Pilot Records Database, GA Security Bill, $1M 4 ERAU, Blades Aerobatic Team Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight Tuesday afternoon at the company's l>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinsta>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chas>[...]

Darwin Airlines Faces Bankruptcy

Swiss Regional Carrier Has Been Grounded For Two Weeks Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airlines has finally thrown in the towel and admitted it is facing bankruptcy two weeks after t>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.17.17)

"Bringing ESPRESSO this far has been a great accomplishment, with contributions from an international consortium as well as many different groups within ESO: engineers, astronomers>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

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