Mar 06

Plane Crash Lands in NYC, Jersey Belle’s Jaime Privak, All Passengers Safe

Plane down

A photo posted by Larry Donnell (@beyond_greatnes) on Mar 5, 2015 at 8:24am PST

Close call! Jersey Belle star Jaime Primak had a scary moment on Thursday, March 5, when the Delta airlines plane she was on “crash landed” at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. 

The reality star was aboard Delta’s flight 1086, which left Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport on Thursday morning, and completed a shaky landing at LaGuardia just after 11 a.m. 

Jaime Primak Sullivan and Larry Donnell

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According to local reports, as yet another snowstorm besieged New York City, the plane skidded on the icy runway. Some outlets, including NBC 4 New York, are reporting that the plane crashed into a fence after skidding. 

Rescue personnel outside LaGuardia Airport after Delta Airlines flight 1086 from Atlanta, Georgia skidded off a runway while landing in New York.

“We just crash landed at LGA. I’m terrified. Please…” Primak tweeted right after the airplane touched ground. 

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Look at this shit! Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home

A video posted by Larry Donnell (@beyond_greatnes) on Mar 5, 2015 at 8:23am PST

She followed up soon after, writing, “We have all been evacuated. Everyone is safe. Thank you for your prayers. God is good.”

The jet was reportedly leaking fuel, but all passengers were safely evacuated. New York Giants player Larry Donnell may have been on the flight as well, as he shared a video on his Instagram account of passengers evacuating the plane, captioning the clip, “Look at this s—t! Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home.” 

Mar 06

Friends remember Buffalo musician killed in Norfolk plane crash – WAVY

CNN — Three people from the Buffalo area of New York were killed Wednesday after their small plane crashed in heavy fog in Norfolk.

Well-known Buffalo musician, Ted Reinhardt was also on board, according to friends.

Ted Reinhardt (Photo courtesy: TWC News Buffalo)
Ted Reinhardt (Photo courtesy: TWC News Buffalo)

About an hour after hearing the news, Haiku took the stage. The same stage their friend Ted Reinhardt played on countless times. Former bandmate Dave Constantino said, “He’s the best drummer to come out of Western New York. There’s no doubt.”

Reinhardt passed away in a plane crash Wednesday. The news spread quickly around the Buffalo music community. “It’s a shock. He wasn’t sick. He was as healthy as an ox. To die in a plane crash that suddenly, and to find out you lost a dear friend like that. It doesn’t get much worse.”

The drummer was part of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and a founding member of the jazz fusion band Gamalon. George Puleo jammed with him in Gamalon for years. “He never said anything bad about anybody when it came to music or something else,” said Puleo. “He always could learn from another drummer and he was always eager to share what he knew about music and about playing with other people.”

Reinhardt’s most recent band included his wife, his brother and guitarist Ron LoCurto. Long before Locurto became a member, he was a fan. “He was just electrifying and incredible and someone I’d always wanted to play with, so when it finally got a chance to happen it was like, ‘Man, I’m playing with Ted Reinhardt,” said LoCurto.

But local musicians say it wasn’t just Reinhardt’s talent that made him so fun to be around. “On top of being a consummate musician, he was a consummate person. He was a total sweetheart. He would do anything for anybody and he was just a blast to be around,” said LoCurto.

Wednesday, Haiku members said they’d be rocking hard – because Reinhardt wouldn’t have it any other way. “Thankfully we have the music and we have the records to remember what that was like,” said Puleo.

“Love you Ted… I can’t believe I’m not going to hear his drumming anymore,” said LoCurto. “But I’ll be listening to him for the rest of my life.”

Reinhardt was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 1985.

Mar 06

Harrison Ford Injured in California Plane Crash

Actor Harrison Ford sustained serious injuries Thursday after a vintage plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course in California.

Ford, 72, suffered cuts to his head after the single-engine aircraft hit the ground and was transported to a nearby hospital, NBC News reports. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott told CBS Los Angeles that the small plane crashed at 2:24 p.m., local time.

“There was blood all over his face … Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him,” said Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, located near the Santa Monica airport. “I helped put a blanket under his hip.”

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