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Three Killed in Small Jet Crash in Ohio
las Vegas Sun ^ | 4/7/03 | JOHN SEEWER

Posted on 04/08/2003 8:46:20 PM PDT by TravisBickle

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) -

A twin-engine jet crashed in flames Tuesday as it approached the Toledo airport, killing all three people on board, a sheriff said.

The Falcon 20 turbo jet, which had left from Traverse City, Mich., went down about 2 p.m. in a nature preserve a mile southwest of the airport. The flames were extinguished about two hours later.

Killed were Dave Davenport, 40, of Elmore, Ohio; Will Forshay, 37, of Maumee, Ohio; and Wallis Bouldin, 34, of Louisville, Ky., the State Highway Patrol said. The three were employees of Grand Aire Inc., a charter company based in suburban Toledo that owned the plane, Lucas County Sheriff James Telb said.

Tahir Cheema, Grand Aire's owner and president, said all three were experienced pilots, but he declined further comment.

Air traffic controllers alerted authorities when the plane dropped off radar, Telb said. Sheriff's deputies and park rangers discovered the wreckage in a remote area thick with brush and leaves after following a horse trail toward smoke.

"It was really difficult to reach it and even find it," said Mike George, fire chief for the Ohio National Guard unit based at the airport, which is about 15 miles west of Toledo in Swanton.

The wreckage lay in a heap surrounded by yellow police tape, still smoldering hours after the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent an investigator to the crash site.

Grand Aire offers passenger and freight charter services.

On July 18, a twin-engine plane owned by the company crashed as it attempted to land in dense fog at an airport in Columbus, Ind. The pilot was killed

TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Missouri; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: mississippiriver; missouri; ohio; planecrash
The same company had a plane crash tonight into the Mississippi River just north of the Gateway Arch. The pilot and a passenger survived the crash and are hospitalized.

At a press conference, the St Louis police chief announced the names of the people aboard the plane that crashed into the river; I didn't get their names but heard that one of them is named Mohammed.

What a coincidence.

1 posted on 04/08/2003 8:46:20 PM PDT by TravisBickle
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To: TravisBickle
Bad day for this company- two plane crashes in one day! Here's a link to an article from the Toledo Blade with more info. The crash in St. Louis may have been related to fuel exhaustion as the pilot radioed that he was low. It sounds like weather was poor in both instances.
2 posted on 04/09/2003 7:05:22 AM PDT by pops88
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To: Calpernia; Velveeta; Revel

This is last years crash, of the planes by the same company as todays St Louis crash.

3 posted on 12/01/2004 10:59:20 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Today, please pray for God's miracle, we are not going to make it without him.)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta

Vel, did you do this?

(trying to make a joke)

I can't believe how many crashes we are having lately!!!!!!

4 posted on 12/01/2004 11:00:35 PM PST by Calpernia (
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