Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane flight 752

World 01/11/20, 05:53

Iran has acknowledged that its forces "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 people on board, after insisting that the deadly crash was caused by mechanical failure. The military statement was made on Saturday morning, Jan. 11, via State TV, with "human error" being blamed for the downing of ...

Authorities: Small plane crashes in Louisiana, killing 5

U.S. 12/28/19, 11:44

A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday, killing the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches and four other people on board. The two-engine Piper Cheyenne crashed in the city of ...

Police: 7 dead in plane crash near Canadian city

America 11/28/19, 14:16

Police in the Canadian city of Kingston say seven people have died after a small plane crashed in the area Wednesday evening. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent a team of four investigators to the scene of the crash, where they're examining and documenting the wreckage. They've said the plane ...

10 killed when small plane crashes on takeoff in Texas

U.S. 06/30/19, 22:22

All ten people on board were killed when a small airplane struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday, veered to the left and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said. Mary Rosenbleeth, spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said there were no survivors ...

Skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii, killing all 11 aboard

U.S. 06/22/19, 15:23

A skydiving plane crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a small seaside airfield on the island of Oahu, killing 11 people, officials said Saturday. Authorities initially reported that nine people died in the crash Friday evening and that three of them were customers of a skydiving company and ...

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

U.S. 06/19/19, 11:03

A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second theft case involving the research facility.Robert Rumsby, 29, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, told investigators he took dog tags that belonged to four U.S. airmen ...

2 killed when small plane crashes on Long Island

New York 06/08/19, 15:42

A small plane crashed on New York's Long Island on Saturday, killing the man and woman on board, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Authority said in a statement that the single-engine Beechcraft A36 plane crashed in Southold at around 9:15 a.m. Southold Chief of Police Martin Flately said in an email that ...

Search on for survivors after small plane crashes in ocean

U.S. 05/29/19, 16:16

The Coast Guard is searching for any survivors after a small plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey.The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Mooney M20J crashed Wednesday morning about 1,200 feet (365 meters) from the Cape May Lighthouse.State police say that the plane is in about 18 ...

WAS THERE: 1979 Chicago American Airlines crash kills 273

U.S. 05/24/19, 11:14

Decades after American Airlines Flight 191 crashed moments after taking off from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, it remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history.The DC-10 was destined for Los Angeles when it lost one of its engines on May 25, 1979, killing 273 people, including all 271 people onboard ...

Police: 2 die in small plane crash near Indianapolis

U.S. 05/22/19, 16:03

Indiana State Police say a small plane has crashed near Indianapolis, killing two people.Sgt. John Perrine says the crash happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Indianapolis Regional Airport, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of the city. He says the plane crashed shortly after taking off, and the two people ...

Report: Pilot saw flash just before Alaska midair collision

U.S. 05/22/19, 15:15

A pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided with another plane in Alaska, killing six people, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday.The two planes carrying Alaska cruise ship passengers were returning from a flightseeing tour of Misty Fjords National Monument when the ...

Small plane crashes near Dubai’s busy airport, killing 4

World 05/16/19, 23:33

A small plane involved in upgrading a runway at Dubai International Airport crashed Thursday night, killing four people and halting traffic at the world's busiest airport for international travel for nearly an hour.Authorities gave no explanation for what caused the crash of the Diamond DA62 aircraft with a tail number ...

Pilot killed in crash of small plane in California mountains

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:03

Authorities say a pilot has been killed after a small plane crashed in the Southern California mountains.The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says the wreckage of the single-engine Aviat plane was spotted early Thursday in a remote area.Crews hiked a steep ridgeline near Figueroa Mountain and found the wreckage and ...

3 dead, 3 missing after small tour planes collide in Alaska

U.S. 05/13/19, 20:49

Three people were killed after two sightseeing airplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided in midair Monday near a southeast Alaska town, the Coast Guard said.Three others remaining missing after the collision near Ketchikan, Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens said.The floatplanes collided under unknown circumstances, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer ...

Texas lawmakers seek hot-air balloon regulations after crash

U.S. 05/11/19, 09:57

The Federal Aviation Administration has not passed a new safety regulation that legislators say would fortify supervision of the hot-air balloon industry and help avoid fatal crashes similar to a Texas crash that killed 16 people almost three years ago. The agency's indecision triggered an irritated response from Congressman Lloyd Doggett, ...

Pilot safe as plane crashes at Northern California airport

U.S. 05/07/19, 00:07

A small plane has flipped over at a Northern California airport but the pilot escaped with only minor injuries.It happened Monday afternoon at Auburn Municipal Airport, northeast of Sacramento.Airport officials say the pilot was making a "touch-and-go" landing when his single-engine plane stalled and went down, flipping upside down.This Monday, ...

Plane crashes at Fullerton airport; unknown injuries

U.S. 04/19/19, 00:35

Authorities say the pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport was heading for Utah.The twin-engine Beechcraft Duke was taking off from a runway at Fullerton Municipal Airport, southeast of Los Angeles, when it crashed Thursday night.Fire officials say the plane was doing only 80 mph ...

Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

Politics 04/15/19, 01:48

During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after takeoff last month. The president's daughter and senior adviser visited Holy Trinity Cathedral Monday, where she met with religious leaders and laid a wreath to mourn the dead. Ivanka shared on Twitter: Today, ...

Small plane crashes on baseball field; 2 in aircraft hurt

U.S. 04/12/19, 12:48

Authorities say a small plane crashed onto a high school baseball field in Connecticut, injuring two occupants of the aircraft but no one on the ground.Police Sgt. Christopher Fry says the plane went down at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden around 7 p.m. Thursday. No one was on ...

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