A family of four from Texas is missing. The Plane that Tommy Jacomini was piloting has vanished without a trace. Aboard the Cesna 182 was the pilot, Tommy Jacomini, his wife, Susie, and their two young children, 8-year-old Tommy Jr. and 6-year-old Victoria. small plane that took off Friday bound for Texas but did not reach its destination. Officials said that he never filed a flight plan and no distress call was received.
Tommy Jacomini (back right), his wife Susie (back left), and their son Thomas (front right) and daughter Vivi (front left)
A family of four vanished without a trace after its small private plane took off from Steamboat Springs, Colo., KPRC Local 2 reported Saturday.
On the Cessna 182 four-seat plane was the pilot, Tommy Jacomini, his wife, Susie, and their two young children, 8-year-old Tommy Jr. and 6-year-old Victoria.
The family was headed back home to its ranch in Brenham, Texas. The family never reached its intended destination.
Tim Miller and Texas Equusearch will try and help in the search for the missing Jacomini family.
Miller said he would be involved in flyovers and will also use drone airplanes.
“Hopefully, we can get out there and bring the resources to bring this to a close,” he said.
Search Underway for Plane Carrying Texas Family of 4
UPDATE I: Hiker Finds Plane Wreckage Near Where Plane reportedly Disappeared
This is not looking good for the hope of any survivors from the missing Cesna 182 and the Jacomini family.
Rescue crews were en route Sunday to a Colorado mountain pass where a hiker reported finding wreckage Sunday near the search area where a Texas family’s plane disappeared.
Summit County sheriff’s spokeswoman Paulette Horr said authorities were trying to verify the report about the plane wreckage near Georgia Pass east of Breckenridge, about 65 miles west of Denver.
UPDATE II: Plane wreck discovered on Georgia Pass
A plane wreckage has been discovered on the Georgia Pass; however, authorities have not yet confirmed if plane is missing aircraft out of Steamboat Springs
SUMMIT COUNTY — A hiker summiting Mt. Guyot just east of Breckenridge called 911 this morning after discovering the remains of a small plane crash, but authorities have not yet confirmed if it is the same plane that went missing Saturday morning out of Steamboat Springs .
The Summit County Communication Center received a call on Saturday morning from Routt County advising an aircraft that left from Steamboat Springs on Friday morning, but it had not reached it’s destination in the Houston, Texas area.
UPDATE III: Texas family’s plane found; no survivors
Houston family killed in plane crash
Sad news to report in the case of the missing Jacomini family from Texas.I investigators have confirmed that they have found the Jacomini’s plane in Colorado and that there were no survivors. God bless them all and may they rest in peace.
UPDATE IV: Jacomini family killed in plane crash to be laid to rest
How absolutely sad and gut wrenching … an entire family to be laid to rest … God bless them.
A California hedge fund manager, Michael Klein, his daughter, 13 year old Talia Klein and her 12 year old friend, Francesca Lewis were among four people aboard the Cessna 172 plane that went missing in Panama. The plane disappeared after taking off Sunday from Islas Secas off Panama’s Pacific coast, heading for the Chiriqui volcano, about 285 miles west of the capital.
Bad weather including rain and fog has hampered search efforts for the missing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California hedge fund manager, his daughter and her friend were among four people on a small plane that went missing in Panama, the man’s ex-wife said Tuesday.
Kim Klein told The Associated Press that bad weather and other obstacles were preventing rescue crews from looking for the plane, which may have crashed in the western province of Chiriqui.
Klein told The Associated Press during a phone interview from Boquete, Panama, that her former husband, Michael, was aboard the Cessna 172, along with their daughter, Talia, her friend Francesca Lewis of Santa Barbara and a Panamanian pilot, Edwin Lasso.
Michael Klein, 37, is the chief executive officer of Pacificore LLC, a Santa Barbara-based company that manages several hedge funds. He was on vacation with his 13-year-old daughter and her 12-year-old friend at Islas Secas, an eco-resort that he owns, Kim Klein said.
Search continues for plane, 3 missing Americans
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Rescue workers and volunteers combed a mountainous area of western Panama Tuesday in search of three Americans and a Panamanian pilot whose small plane went missing over the weekend.
But dense tropical foliage, mountainous terrain and heavy rains were making air and land searches in the Chiriqui province extremely difficult, said Roberto Rolando Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency that overseas the nation’s air security.
Reward Offered For Panama Lost Plane,US Passengers
A California family is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can find a small plane believed to have crashed in a Panamanian jungle with three Americans aboard, including two children.
Rescuers searched for survivors for the third straight day on Tuesday after the Cessna airplane disappeared in foul weather on Sunday.
UPDATE I: 3 Dead and 1 Survivor
There is sad nes to report in the case of the missing Cessna and 4 abaord in Panama. Reprts are that 3 have been found dead and one has been found alive.
The bodies of two Americans and the Panamanian pilot of a plane that crashed over the weekend were found Tuesday in Panama’s mountains, officials said. A teenage girl survived.
California businessman Michael Klein, 37, pilot Edwin Lasso and one of two American girls traveling with Klein were found dead, said Roberto Rolando Rodriguez, a spokesman for Panama’s air security agency.
A second girl survived the crash, Rodriguez said, but it was not immediately clear whether the survivor was Klein’s 13-year-old daughter Talia or her 12-year-old friend Francesca Lewis.
UPDATE II: The survivor is Francesca Lewis of Santa Barbara.
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) – Authorities in Panama now confirm a California businessman and his 13-year-old daughter died in a plane crash there.
The pilot also died but a 12-year-old girl survived.
The bodies were found in the mountains today. The survivor is Francesca Lewis of Santa Barbara.
She was taken to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia and multiple traumas.
The plane was carrying the girl along with Michael Klein, a hedge fund manager from Santa Barbara, and his daughter, Talia.
UPDATE III: 12-year-old Francesca Lewis Sole Survivor of Cessna Plane Crash
An American girl who is the sole survivor of a plane crash in Panama has arrived at a hospital for treatment.
Authorities said 12-year-old Francesca Lewis is in stable condition, three days after the plane crash that killed the other three people aboard.
Rescuers had to trek five hours through the mountains to bring the child to safety. The helicopter carrying Francesca arrived at a public hospital Wednesday. At her parents’ request, an ambulance then took her to a private facility in the same city, about 30 miles from the crash site.
Francesca’s mother said the girl can walk, but has apparently suffered a broken arm and hypothermia.
Scott Crossfield flying a single-engine plane went missing when it left Alabama for Virginia on Wednesday morning.
The missing plane left Prattville, Ala., around 9 a.m. Wednesday en route to Manassas, Va. Search crews from the Civil Air Patrol were conducting an air and ground search along the flight path, focusing on a hilly, forested region of north-central Georgia.
Search teams combed the forests of northern Georgia looking for the plane registered to Crossfield. Scott Crossfield was the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound. The wreckage of the plane was later found Thursday with a body inside.
Searchers found the wreckage shortly after 1 p.m. in the mountains near Ranger, Ga., about 50 miles northwest of Atlanta, a Civil Air Patrol spokeswoman said.
Search teams had combed the forests of northern Georgia looking for the plane registered to Crossfield, the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound.
Officials did not immediately know who was flying the single-engine plane or whether Crossfield was aboard when it left Alabama for Virginia on Wednesday morning.
The plane was last spotted on radar later that day over Georgia, north of Atlanta, the Civil Air Patrol’s Georgia Wing said. The Civil Air Patrol scheduled an afternoon news conference Thursday in the northern Georgia town of Ranger to discuss the search.
Test pilot Crossfield, first to break Mach 2, dies in plane crash
Scott Crossfield, the hotshot test pilot and aircraft designer who in 1953 became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound, was killed in the crash of his small plane, authorities said Thursday. He was 84.
Crossfield’s body was found in the wreckage Thursday in the mountains about 50 miles northwest of Atlanta, a day after the single-engine plane he was piloting dropped off radar screens on a flight from Alabama to Virginia. There were thunderstorms in the area at the time.
The cause of the crash was under investigation. Crossfield was believed to be the only person aboard.
A single-engine D-35 Beechcraft plane carrying two U-S citizens that apparently crashed amid heavy rains near a volcano. The plane was last spotted by radar about 19 miles from San Jose.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica authorities say they are searching for a small plane carrying two U-S citizens that apparently crashed amid heavy rains near a volcano.
A Des Moines man an unidentified person took off in his single-engine D-35 Beechcraft plane from Panama yesterday morning along with 22 other planes from the “Fly Farmers” club. Officials say the group was headed to Nicaragua.
She says authorities started looking for the craft after officials at the Irazu volcano national park and nearby residents reported hearing a loud explosion in the area.
A shrimp boat crew discovered the wreckage of the missing Cessna 195Monday morning near the Saint Augustine inlet. Gary Tillman’s plane had gone down in December 18. It was the news that most did not want to hear, yet most expected. However, the closure was probably of some relief to the family.
The identities of two bodies pulled from a wreckage of a plane off of Vilano Beach could be positively identified.
A shrimp boat crew discovered the wreckage Monday morning near the Saint Augustine inlet.
Parts of the plane were tangled in their net as they dredged the sea. The two bodies are believed to be the pilot, Gary Tillman and his 16-year-old daughter, Hannah.
It was more than two weeks ago they left Craig Airfield with two other passengers headed for the Bahamas. One of those passengers survived, the other was rescued but later died.
Atlanta Journal Constitution; Bodies of missing Rome daughter, pilot found
The news spread quickly in Rome Monday and it was something people needed to hear but didn’t want to hear. The bodies of Gary Tillman and his 16-year-old daughter, Hannah, had been found in the cold, choppy Atlantic Ocean about a mile off Vilano Beach near St. Augustine.
A shrimp boat trawling in a secured area that was being searched by the U.S. Coast Guard snagged the wreckage of a Cessna 195 that crashed Dec. 18, sending divers into the area where they found both bodies within a few hours. Hannah was outside the plane while her father was still in the cockpit.
Monday it was confirmed. “It’s more or less a relief” that their bodies have been found, Morris Lively, a friend of the Tillman family since before Hannah was born, said Monday. “I wanted some closure. We all did. We just wanted to bring them home.”
Search suspended for two missing after small plane crash (Gary Tillman & Hanna Tillman)
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the missing victims, Gary Tillman, 43, and his daughter, Hanna Tillman, 16, determining that their was little to no chance of survival following the Sunday plane crash.
The Coast Guard suspended its two-day search Tuesday for a pilot and his daughter missing after their small plane crashed off the northeast Florida coast.
Authorities determined pilot Gary Tillman, 43, and his daughter, Hanna Tillman, 16, both of Rome, Ga., had been lost too long since Sunday’s crash and had little chance of survival.
“After many hours of searching with numerous types of surface and air assets, we’ve had to make the determination that we will probably not find anyone alive,” Capt. David Lersch, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, said in a written statement.
(full AP story)
Two Missing, One Rescued and One Dead in Florida Small Plane Crash