Wire 02-15-2005 Small Plane Crashes in Florida; Two Dead
Pilot killed, man injured in crash
One person was killed and one was critically injured
yesterday when their small plane crashed in Orlando's
College Park. It happened yesterday after a Cessna with
engine troubles tried to make an emergency landing at
Dubsdread Golf Course. People playing golf dropped their
clubs and ran to try to help.
The pilot reported problems with his engine's oil
pressure minutes before he tried an emergency landing on
Dubsdread Golf Course. The pilot knew that he could not
make the runways of the executive airport and was
attempting to find someplace big enough to put his plane
down. He picked the 18th green of Dubsdread.
The plane crashed into a number of powerlines along Par
Street, feet away from the green.
33-year-old Daniel Lawler died in the crash from head
injuries. 26-year-old Steve Schieber is at ORMC in
stable condition. Both were pilots with Showalter Flying
Service in Orlando. It is unclear at thit time who was
piloting the plane. OUC has restored power to 900
The plane crashed just feet away from Par Street and
investigators say the powerlines it was entangled in
kept the plane from smashing into several nearby
Two killed in Civil Air Patrol plane crash in
By: Associated Press -
Last modified Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:17 PM PST
MONROE, La. -- A small Civil Air Patrol plane crashed
during a training exercise in a swampy area of
northeastern Louisiana, killing the pilot and a second
man on board, authorities said Tuesday.
The men were among at least six people killed Monday
night in separate small plane crashes in Louisiana,
Texas, Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina, officials
The wreckage of the single-engine 182 Cessna from the
Louisiana arm of the Civil Air Patrol was found near a
state highway about 10 miles northeast of the airport in
Monroe on Tuesday morning, said sheriff's Capt. Danny
Acree. Rescuers had searched for the plane for 11 hours,
The victims were not immediately identified. Lt. Suzann
Ford, spokeswoman for the Louisiana CAP, said the last
message from the pilot informed air traffic controllers
he would alter the plane's course.
"From what I heard, there was no mayday at all," she
said. "They went below radar and all radio contact was
Ford said the crew was apparently practicing approach
maneuvers when the crash happened.
Also Monday, a small plane crashed into the Arkansas
River as it approached the Little Rock airport, killing
one person on board, officials said. Another person was
missing. Jackie Bekeza, office manager at Kirby
Fiberglass Inc. in Pueblo, Colo., said Tuesday that
Arkansas officials notified the company that the body of
company owner Herbert Kirby had been recovered.
In Florida, a single-engine Piper Cherokee crashed about
45 northwest of Orlando, killing the pilot, John Porter
In South Carolina, a Piper PA30 Twin Comanche crashed at
Charleston International Airport, killing Archie T.
In Texas, Gabriel Rosales, 69, died when the
single-engine Cessna he was flying crashed near the
airport in Coleman.
Posted on Tue, Feb. 15, 2005
Small Plane Crashes in Florida; Two Dead
LEESBURG, Fla. - A single-engine plane trying to land at
a private airstrip crashed into a fence Monday, killing
the pilot and a passenger, authorities said. Two other
passengers were injured.
The Beechcraft Bonanza stopped 200 feet short of the
runway at Flying Baron Estates just outside Leesburg,
said Sgt. Christie Mysinger of the Lake County Sheriff's
Office. Leesburg is about 35 miles northwest of
Orlando.The pilot was identified as Bryan Uridel, 41, of
Fruitland Park. The name of the other victim was not
released pending notification of relatives.The injured
passengers were flown to Orlando Regional Medical
Center, where they were listed in stable condition late
Monday, a hospital spokesman said.The National
Transportation Safety Board was notified of the crash.In
1982, Randy Rhoads, the lead guitarist for rock star
Ozzy Osbourne, and two others were killed at Flying
Baron Estates when their small plane struck Osbourne's
tour bus, then crashed into a mansion.