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Hollister, CA - Jewish Pilot Dies In Small Plane Crash

Published on: November 26, 2010 12:07 PM
By: AP/VIN News
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Hollister, CA - The pilot of a small plane is dead after his aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Hollister Municipal Airport early Thursday.

San Benito County authorities say the single-engine Mooney plane went down about 5 to 10 miles from the airport around 6:30 a.m.


Sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Uribe says the 28-year-old male pilot was the only person on board the plane. His name has not been released.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Hollister Municipal Airport is located just outside the community of Hollister, or about 50 miles southeast of San Jose.

According to Australian Jewish News wire , the man killed has been identified as 28-year-old Benny Glattstein who is originally from Australia, Glattstein was heading back to Sydney for the wedding of a close friend.

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 Nov 26, 2010 at 01:29 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

"Glattstein was heading back to Sydney for the wedding of a close friend. "

Not in a Mooney, he wasn't.



 Nov 26, 2010 at 01:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Yidden, airplanes are not toys.


 Nov 26, 2010 at 02:54 PM Anonymous Says:

I can tell you from personal experience, that the small single engine planes are not very safe, structurally speaking. They disintegrate on impact; there are no air bags, as there are in automobiles, and the safety belt/shoulder harness does not afford much protection, once the plane breaks apart, or catches on fire. In addition, those planes don't have the collision avoidance system, which the commercial airliners are mandated to have. For some reason, the public seems to tolerate the numerous crashes and deaths, which occur annually in single engine planes. The public would never tolerate such an accident crash rate, pertaining to commercial airliners.


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