Briefly, Jan 20

I wanted to acknowledge four recent accidents that have communities around the country mourning.  Smaller plane crashes seldom get wider news coverage, but our thoughts go out to those families, friends of the victims.  Please reach out if you need assistance.  Investigations are ongoing with the NTSB and FAA.

Illinois: Two weeks ago, two died when a Lear jet crashed near Chicago Executive Airport (via WLS-TV).

Hawaii: Last week, on Oahu, two died in a small plane crash. In a preliminary report from the NTSB, the pilot was off course and the single engine Piper had no evident mechanical issues (via the Honolulu Advertiser).

Alabama: On Monday, two people died in a private twin engine plane crash near Madison, Alabama (via WANDTV).

Ohio: Also Monday, a twin engine plane with four passengers crashed in Lorain County, Ohio.  Three died.  The crash has sparked discussion about the possible impact of funding cuts to the Lorain Regional Airport (via WKYC-TV).