Small-plane crash kills 2

Small-plane crash kills 2

There are 38 comments on the El Paso Times story from Oct 11, 2008, titled Small-plane crash kills 2. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A propeller airplane went down in a fiery crash just northwest of the Santa Teresa airport Saturday evening, killing its two passengers and burning their bodies beyond recognition, officials said.

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Peoria, AZ

#21 Oct 12, 2008
DahktaD wrote:
Remarkable how all these "witnesses" are from Arizona...but the crash occurred in Santa Teresa, NM.
People came from all over the country to attend this small plane convention and were at St. Theresa Airport. Why don't you get the facts before reporting such nonsensical remarks!
At Convention

El Paso, TX

#22 Oct 12, 2008
Its was a Small Plane Convention you idiot...>>>>at DahktaD!! We had people from all over. Witness were there. No one interview the witness. Strange how the media works....

Gilbert, AZ

#23 Oct 12, 2008
Michael was a great person and one of the most kind hearted friendliest people I have ever met. He was an experienced and intelligent pilot and this is a tragedy that should not be sensationalized in any way. Thank you to everyone who gave condolences.

To his family and friends and to his 3 children I offer my most sincere prayers and our thoughts are with everyone who knew Michael and what a truly great man he was. Be strong for each other and don't let any of these negative comments effect you.

Phoenix, AZ

#24 Oct 13, 2008
I am the step-father of 2 of Michael's children. I want to point out that it really doesn't matter if it was the storm, mechanical failure, pilot error, or any combination of the 3. It doesn't matter whether they died on impact, before, or after. That is ultimately for the NTSB to decide, and we will deal with it at that time.

I have flown with Michael adn knew him to be a very consciencious pilot, and trusted his judgement. I wouldn't have gotten in the plane with him if I didn't. However, none of that matters, either.

What matters is that regardless of how it happened, it happened, and his and Jim's children are tragically left without a father. What matters is that they don't need to hear the gory details. The local news here has picked up the story, and gratefully left all of that out. What they need to know is that their father loved them, and that he did not suffer, and that he will always be near them.

To those who have offered kind words and condolences, thank you.

West Jordan, UT

#26 Oct 13, 2008
Jim (a.k.a. Jimmy) was my former brother-in-law. This was a man who had a love for adventure and family. He had a soft spot when it came to kids, especially his own. He was known to push the social envelope but that was the essence of Jimmy. He will be known for his dry wit, his silly laugh, friendship and compassion. Jimmy, you will always have a place in everyone’s heart. I know that your family, brothers and mother miss you dearly, as will I. Your family members are in my prayers. I take consolation in the fact that you are met with open arms from those who have gone before you. Diane, my prayers are with you as you continue to be strong and raise your family. I know you have what it takes.
Springerville AZ

United States

#27 Oct 13, 2008
We too say that this article assumed and wrote too much about the crash. I thank the Dr. first on scene for correcting the possible events of the crash. We are from Dr. Crosby's hometown in Springerville, AZ and came across this article and told other people about it warning that the article was too gruesome. Judging the cause or fault is not first in our minds as we are having to mourn the lose of a good friend and member of our community. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family and also to the pilot Michael's. We will miss you Dr. Jim Crosby.

Scottsdale, AZ

#28 Oct 13, 2008
Gaser wrote:
They also forgot to mention all drugs.
there were no drugs involved with the plane crash.

Las Cruces, NM

#29 Oct 13, 2008
Just ignore Gaser, he's just a forum troll that likes to be rude & start flame wars. If you ignore him, he'll go away.

United States

#30 Oct 13, 2008
The door on a model 36 is on the right side. Who ever wrote this article has been caught in a lie. They were probably using airborne radar to penetrate weather I do it all the time. I think I'll be a little more conservative some of it is luck.

Tempe, AZ

#31 Oct 13, 2008
Daughter wrote:
Michael was my father and I would appreciate it if you would keep all of your negative comments to yourself. You weren't in the plane and don't know what happened. To everyone else that sent their condolences, thank you very much. My Dad was an amazing man and will be greatly missed.
I'm so, soooo sorry for the loss of your father. I knew your dad - and he was and continues to be a wonderful person, and I know how much he loves you and your brother. People can be cruel, but you know the kind of man he is and what they say is irrelevant compared to what you know. And while it brings little comfort now, he was with his best friend, doing what he loved.
My prayers and all the lovely thoughts in the world to you and yours....
gary crosby

Chandler, AZ

#32 Oct 13, 2008
TRN wrote:
I am a physician and a pilot, and witnessed the departure of the aircraft. I wish to convey to the families of the deceased that, in my judgement, their deaths were instantaneous, and that they did not suffer from the post impact fire. I will contact the families of the deceased to clear this, in an effort to assuage their pain.
I'm Jim's brother. Any one that would like to send vital information regarding Jim may do so. My email is . Thanks for the nice comments and condolences. We will miss sorely both Mike and Jim. They were the very best of friends.

Franklin Park, IL

#33 Oct 13, 2008
Was the aircraft an A36 or a Maule?

Brownsville, TX

#34 Oct 13, 2008
What the parachutes , didn't they work
Wendi Heap

Provo, UT

#35 Oct 13, 2008
Dr Crosby was an incredible person. He was my dentist for many years and although I have been gone to school and away for many years, I always came back to him for my checkups. He was always so talkative and I loved talking to him about BYU and the parking problems that they still have and giving him more updates on what's happening up north. He always had something positive to say and was a joy to know. I will miss him, but know will be able to see him again.
Rick Chevy

Columbus, NM

#36 Oct 17, 2008
It was a Maule with trycycle gear. I seriously doubt it had radar. A parashute wouldn't work in a downdraft such as they flew into and the Maule doesn't have one.
Sheron Jones

United States

#37 Oct 29, 2008
I worked with Jim for going on 7 years. He was a great dentist and was always ready to help someone even if they didn't have the money to pay for all of their dental work. His love for his children was always amazing to me. He took care of them and they meant the world to him. His kids spent alot of time in the office during breaks from school and summer vacations.We all felt like a family and he will be missed by us and the community. Mike was great, he was always pulling jokes on us and you could see what great friends they were. He will be missed by me as I spoke with him alot. Guess they are flying together
no name

United States

#38 Nov 26, 2008
yeah stop
no name

United States

#39 Nov 26, 2008
DahktaD wrote:
Remarkable how all these "witnesses" are from Arizona...but the crash occurred in Santa Teresa, NM.
hey retard we witnesses are from arizona and thats were jim wyate crosby is from so so shuvit up your ass

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