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Aviation Audio Clips / Re: What I heard on Guard today...
« Last post by pinger on Today at 12:37:53 PM »
For all the Monty Python fans...
From the reports I have seen seems the pilot was unresponsive and the plane on autopilot for quite a while before likely running out of fuel. The plan failed to deacend on approach and then returned directly toward its point of origin. Does anyone one have atc recordings?
Aviation Audio Clips / Small plane flips at Santa Monica Airport
« Last post by KB4TEZ on Today at 06:05:19 AM »

A small single-engine aircraft overturned after landing at the Santa Monica Airport on Monday. The pilot was the only person onboard but he was not injured. The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to the scene and said the pilot was able to exit the vehicle on his own. The runway was closed during the initial investigation and the accident is one of several occurring at or related to SMO recently.
Aviation Audio Clips / Chattanooga Airport Private Plane Has Landing Gear Collapse
« Last post by KB4TEZ on June 05, 2023, 06:57:18 AM »
(There's even Pilot math involved in the audio I pulled)

Some flights were delayed at the Chattanooga Airport on Friday night after a private plane experienced "landing gear collapse" during a 7:30 p.m. landing.

Authorities said the Hawker 800 jet, with two people on board, landed safely.

The Crisis24 website said, "Disruptions to flight operations are possible at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee as of late June 2 after an airplane experienced landing gear collapse upon landing at the airport."Several flights operating through CHA were reportedly rerouted to alternate airports or delayed, although some flight operations are currently ongoing at CHA.

"Disruptions to operations at CHA, including delays, cancellations, and re-routings remain likely in the coming hours as authorities respond to the incident and airlines clear backlogs from delays."
This is odd,  you hear him on his turn in, then just heavy breathing.
YUKON (KOKH) - Crews are responding to a plane crash at Sundance Airport in Yukon on Sunday afternoon.

The Oklahoma City Fire Department says a Cessna plane carrying two people crashed north of Northwest Expressway near North Sara Road.

No survivors were found at the crash site of a plane whose pilot was unresponsive as it flew near the Washington, DC, area Sunday, prompting military fighter jets to attempt to intercept the aircraft before it ultimately crashed, authorities say.

First responders reached the site Sunday evening, about four hours after state and local authorities launched a ground and air search for the crashed aircraft, Virginia State Police said.

State police said they have suspended their search and will identify the plane’s passengers when the information becomes available.

US F-16 fighter jets caused a sonic boom across the Washington, DC, region Sunday as they scrambled to reach the unresponsive aircraft, officials said.

A US official said the F-16s did not shoot down the aircraft and that it is typical for the Federal Aviation Administration to call in jets if someone is flying unsafely.

The pilot of the civilian aircraft was unresponsive as the F-16 fighter jets attempted to make contact, according to a news release from the Continental US North American Aerospace Defense Command Region.

The F-16 jets were “authorized to travel at supersonic speeds,” which resulted in the sonic boom heard in the Washington, DC, area.

The F-16s used flares “in an attempt to draw attention from the pilot,” the release added.

The civilian aircraft, a Cessna 560 Citation V, was intercepted by the NORAD jets around 3:20 p.m. and ultimately crashed near the George Washington National Forest in Virginia.

“The pilot was unresponsive and the Cessna subsequently crashed near the George Washington National Forest, Virginia,” the release said. “NORAD attempted to establish contact with the pilot until the aircraft crashed.”Four people were on board the aircraft, which overshot its planned destination by 315 miles before crashing, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Search efforts were still underway by state and local authorities Sunday evening, Virginia State Police told CNN.

State police were notified around 3:50 p.m. of a possible aircraft crash in the Staunton/Blue Ridge Parkway region, the agency said.

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter it was investigating the crash. The agency said it will arrive at the scene Monday and will begin “the process of documenting the scene and examining the aircraft.”

Private jet registered to Florida company
The private jet that crashed was registered to Encore Motors of Melbourne, Inc., out of Florida, according to FAA records.

Barbara Rumpel is the president of the company. When reached by phone Sunday, her husband, John Rumpel, told CNN Barbara was safe and that they are owners of Encore. They did not want to comment further to CNN.

On her Facebook profile, Barbara commented on an unrelated post of others asking if she was on the plane and sending prayers, writing, “My family is gone, my daughter and granddaughter.”

John Rumpel told the Washington Post his family members, including his daughter, a grandchild and her nanny, were on board. He told The New York Times the family was returning home to East Hampton, New York, after a four-day trip to his home in North Carolina, and added his granddaughter is 2 years old.

The plane and those aboard have not been found.

Sonic boom heard across region
The military aircraft caused a sonic boom heard across the Washington, DC, metropolitan region.

“We are aware of reports from communities throughout the National Capital Region of a loud ‘boom’ this afternoon,” DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management said on Twitter.

There is no threat at this time, the agency added.

Earlier, the FAA said in a statement that a Cessna Citation crashed in southwest Virginia Sunday.

The aircraft took off from Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and was bound for Long Island MacArthur Airport in New York.

The aircraft crashed into a mountainous terrain in a “sparsely populated area”, according to FAA.

Capitol Hill briefly went on ‘elevated alert’
The US Capitol Complex was placed on “an elevated alert” when the small aircraft flew near the area on Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from US Capitol Police.

“This afternoon, our officials were working closely with our federal partners to monitor an unresponsive pilot who was flying an airplane near the National Capital Region. The U.S. Capitol Complex was briefly placed on an elevated alert until the airplane left the area,” the statement said.

The US Secret Service said they did not alter their posture for keeping President Joe Biden secure after the incident. Biden was golfing at the Andrews Air Force Base golf course near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

The incident “had no impact on Secret Service,” spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said in a Sunday statement.

The President has been briefed on the incident, according to a White House official.
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: What I heard on Guard today...
« Last post by pinger on June 04, 2023, 09:50:07 PM »
A few more recordings from 121.5 (and 243) today related to N611VG.  Timestamps in the filenames are EDT.  Receiver is near LYH.

Aviation Audio Clips / Re: What I heard on Guard today...
« Last post by pinger on June 04, 2023, 09:28:19 PM »
Related to N611VG... 

I heard aircraft trying to reach N611VG on 121.5 at 1351 EDT (1751 Z).  According to the radar track (attached), at this time the aircraft was near Fredericksburg, VA still traveling north east.  I suspect this means the pilot was incapacitated by this time. 

This was much earlier than I guessed when first looking at the radar track.  I originally figured the pilot was incapacitated around Long Island after making the 180 back toward the departure airport.  But after hearing these recordings, would gather that the pilot stop responding to ATC less than 40 minutes into the flight.

Timestamps in the filenames are EDT.  Receiver is located near LYH. 
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: What I heard on Guard today...
« Last post by aviation on June 03, 2023, 04:05:37 PM »
Plane bound for Philadelphia from Jacksonville turns around and lands at JAX. The plane didn't have enough time and couldn't land. safely thanks to for this audio.
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