Crash of a Piper PA-61 Aerostar in Miami: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2017 at 1450 LT
Operator: Private American (31833)">
Registration:
N7529S
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
61-0161-082
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Miami-Executive Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a field located 1,5 mile west of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was killed. The airplane was owned by Carman W. Rollo.

Crash of a Piper PA-61P Aerostar in Donegal Springs

Date & Time: Aug 19, 2017 at 1642 LT
Operator: Private American (31833)">
Registration:
N7108
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
61P-0405-142
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Control was lost while taking off from Donegal Springs Airpark, Pennsylvania. The twin engine aircraft (owned by Kurt Heitmeier) veered off runway and lost its right main gear while contacting soft ground. The airplane came to rest by a cornfield with its right wing bent. The pilot, sole on board, was uninjured.