Medical Plane Wreckage Found

first_imgLUDINGTON, Mich. – Underwater searchers using sonar found the wreckage of a small medical plane that crashed into Lake Michigan a week ago, officials said Friday.Four people remained missing, but Mason County Emergency Management Coordinator Liz Reimink said in a statement “there is a possibility of victims within the area of the wreckage.”The plane encountered mechanical problems and plunged into Lake Michigan off the coast of Ludington in western Michigan on July 23 while flying a cancer patient to the Mayo Clinic.The pilot, 66-year-old Jerry Freed of Alma, was rescued the same day, but rescuers gave up hope of finding any other survivors after combing the area for 27 hours.A hunt for the aircraft and the victims’ bodies continued through the week, occasionally hampered by strong winds and rough waters. Officials made a breakthrough Thursday evening, Reimink said in the statement.Calls to Reimink for additional information were not answered Friday morning.Also on board the doomed aircraft were co-pilot Earl Davidson, Alma school superintendent Don Pavlik, his wife Irene, and Dr. James Hall. All were residents of Alma, a central Michigan town 150 miles northwest of Detroit.The plane took off from Alma about 9 a.m. July 23. Less than an hour later, Freed reported mechanical problems to the air traffic control tower in Minneapolis, said the Federal Aviation Administration, which was investigating the crash.last_img read more

Cundy heads for Devonshire loan

first_imgHe joins the Grecians ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, linking up with his new teammates for their pre-season schedule.Cundy is a new arrival in BS3, having made the move from Bath City in June. The defender joined the Robins on a two-year deal, with the option of a further year.last_img


first_img 11 December 2015, 23:08 Twomey and Lynch make podium in Spain as Allen finishes 7th in Geneva DESPITE being up against some of the world’s best horses and riders, Wexford’s Bertram Allen, who turned just 19 earlier this month, romped home in first place in the prestigious Longines Grand Prix at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show this afternoon (Sunday).Tension mounted in the main arena when Allen and Ballywalter Farms’s grey mare Molly Malone V became the only Irish combination to make it through to the eight horse jump-off, and though they subsequently set the fastest time of the final round, the home crowd was on edge as last man in, the celebrated Canadian rider Ian Millar and his 11 year-old gelding Dixson attempted to snatch the Longines trophy with a swifter finish.However, not only did Millar and Dixson fail to match Allen’s time, they also had one fence down for four faults, relegating them to sixth overall.A delighted Bertram Allen, who had shown form earlier this week with his clear round in the Aga Khan Trophy, also with Molly Malone, picked up the winner’s cheque of 66,000 euro.The runner-up prize of 40,000 euro went to the USA’s Kent Farrington and the 13 year-old gelding Uceko, while France’s Timothée Anciaume with Padock du Plessis*Hn received 25,000 euro for third place.Ireland’s Thomas Ryan placed tenth in the Grand Prix aboard the grey gelding Caribo, being the fastest of the first round four-vaulters, while Conor Swail slotted Lansdowne into 11th, also on four faults.Forty international riders and horses took part in the competition, which was the last international class of this year’s Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.Mayo’s Cameron Hanley received the show’s Top International Rider award.Bertram Allen and Molly Malone V 8 April 2020, 13:13 On This Day – April 8th 2017 – Bertram Allen and Hector help Valkenswaard United to Global Champions League win in Mexico 3 December 2015, 19:12 Ireland’s Bertram Allen amongst world’s finest riders competing for Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final 2015 25 December 2015, 23:01 FEI Secretary General voices support for Officials at London Olympia 10 August 2014, 17:30 Related news storiescenter_img Home  »  Featured News  »  TEENAGER ALLEN GRABS DUBLIN GRAND PRIX VICTORY FOR IRELAND Tags: bertram allen, discover ireland dublin horse show, longines grand prix, molly malone v 24 December 2015, 11:46 2016 Holmestead All Ireland Schools Hunter Trials launched by Bertram Allen 5 December 2015, 20:46 Bertram Allen fourth in Paris Gucci Gold Cup TEENAGER ALLEN GRABS DUBLIN GRAND PRIX VICTORY FOR IRELAND last_img read more