Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,106
88%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $9.9k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: planecrash

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Pilot Killed in Crash was Helping Wounded Veterans

    08/29/2015 3:56:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A pilot who died in a small plane crash in the desert northeast of Los Angeles was giving free glider rides to wounded military veterans. SNIP Mors was a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project. SNIP
  • Aircraft Crash At Shoreham Air Show

    08/22/2015 5:51:49 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 40 replies
    Vanity | 8-21-15 | Self
    Just been informed by a friend attending the Shoreham Air Show in the United Kingdom that a Hawker Hunter has crashed, possibly onto the nearby main road. No chutes observed. No other details.
  • The horrifying moment jet smashed into the A27

    08/23/2015 8:32:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | August 23-, 2015 | By JENNY AWFORD and LYDIA WILLGRESS and DARREN BOYLE and THOMAS BURROWS FOR MAILONLINE
    A fighter jet smashed into cars on busy road in front of thousands of horrified spectators at Shoreham Airshow At least 11 died, 14 were injured and the pilot, Andy Hill, has been left fighting for his life in a critical condition Family of gym instructor Matt Jones, 24, said they were 'devastated' after hearing he died in jet crash on A27 Worthing United FC goalkeeper Matt Grimstone and midfielder Jacob Schilt, 23, were also killed in the smash The devastated families and friends of two footballers and a gym instructor who died in the Shoreham Airshow disaster have paid...
  • F-16s collide on tarmac at Nellis (One Pilot Seriously Injured)

    08/18/2015 6:22:39 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 6 replies
    F-16.net ^ | 8/18/2015 | Lieven Dewitte
    August 18, 2015 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Two F-16 collided shortly after landing at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday morning around 11:20h. The jets, assigned to the 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas returned from a flight operation to the base outside Las Vegas. Spotters reported a wrecked F-16 on runway 3L with a crash crane and clean up crew moving it onto a flatbed. It seems the nose and canopy were missing. According to unofficial sources it seems at least one of the pilots has been seriously injured. Base officials didn't...
  • Daily Times See realtime coverage Indonesian plane with 54 people on board missing

    08/16/2015 6:38:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Reutuers ^ | 8/16/15 | KANUPRIYA KAPOOR AND FERGUS JENSEN
    An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls. "We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the plane," BASARNAS chief Bambang Soelystyo told Reuters by telephone. "It's a Trigana airline plane carrying 54 people including five crew. We are working to get more details."
  • Bin Laden family on Blackbushe Airport crash plane

    08/01/2015 2:50:09 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 1, 2015
    Family members of Osama Bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in Hampshire on Friday, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK has said. It came down near Blackbushe Airport, close to the Surrey border, killing the pilot and all three passengers. In a statement, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, offered condolences to the Bin Laden family. The embassy said it was in contact with the British crash investigators. The statement said: "His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud... has paid his condolences to the family and relatives of...
  • Osama Bin Laden's 'stepmother and sister among four killed' after their private jet crashes

    07/31/2015 7:01:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 31 | Darren Boyle
    Four people have been killed when a private jet owned by Osama Bin Laden’s family crashed in a fireball after overshooting a runway while trying to land outside London. The £7million Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation in Jeddah, which is controlled by the dead terrorist’s family. The Brazilian-built aircraft exploded after ploughing into a carpark killing the pilot and three passengers - believed to be members of the Bin Laden family. ] Saudi Arabian media reported that Osama Bin Laden's stepmother and sister were among the four people killed, as well as their Jordanian pilot.
  • MH370 Found? Debris on Reunion Island.

    07/29/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by chuck allen · 100 replies
    Breakingnews ^ | 7/29/2015 | News Sources
    MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 36m Editor's note: Numerous tweets are noting the discovery of airline debris off the coast of La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and speculating about a possible link to the missing Malaysia jet MH370. Jon Ostrower, the Wall Street Journal’s aerospace reporter, says the debris appears to be an airline flap. - Tom The airline debris found on Reunion Island was discovered on the coast of St. Andrew by trail maintenance workers - @clicanoore read more on clicanoo.re MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370 MISSING 9m Local report: Investigators say the debris found on Réunion Island...
  • 'It's a miracle': Teen girl survives plane crash, hikes out

    07/14/2015 8:21:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KOMO ^ | Martha Bellisle
    A 16-year-old girl survived a small-plane crash that killed her step-grandparents in the rugged mountains of north-central Washington state and then hiked through thick forest to safety in what a rescuer called a miracle. Searchers still are looking for the wreckage, but Autumn Veatch says Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, Montana, died in Saturday's crash, according to Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers, who spoke with the girl. "She said they were flying in the clouds, and in an instant, it opened up and there was the mountain, and they crashed into the trees," Rogers told The Associated Press in...
  • Air Force jet collides with Cessna over South Carolina

    07/07/2015 12:20:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 96 replies
    wapo ^ | July 7 at 2:24 PM | Mark Berman
    The two planes that collided Tuesday morning were an F-16 fighter and a Cessna 150, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which said it is investigating the collision. The accident occurred about 11 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. A spokesman for Berkeley County said the two planes collided over Lewisfield Plantation in Moncks Corner, a town about 45 minutes north of Charleston. The county government said it is setting up a command center in that town, which is near Lake Moultrie. Debris has been seen on land as well as in the water, officials said...
  • F-16, Small Plane Involved in Midair Collision Over South Carolina, FAA Says

    07/07/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    ABC ^ | 07/07/2015 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A military fighter jet crashed into a Cessna flight midair about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina this morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The condition of the pilots of the planes is unknown at this time. There have been no reports confirming any other passengers. In a statement, the FAA said the collision involved a Cessna C 150 and an F-16 fighter aircraft at around 11 a.m. A defense department official confirmed to ABC News that the pilot of the F-16 ejected safely. The plane and pilot came from Shaw Air Force Base, roughly 100 miles north...
  • Boy Hurt in Carlsbad Plane Crash Is a 'Miracle Dude': Mom

    07/06/2015 11:05:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 7/6 | Elena Gomez
    A Carlsbad boy underwent brain surgery after he was struck in a plane crash on the beach Saturday. Nicholas Baer had no idea he was in the path of danger on Carlsbad beach near Cannon Road. Fraying Family Ties Cut to Heart of Theater Gunman's Defense He was walking back from the water after body surfing and to his left, a plane with engine trouble was flying low along the sand. As the pilot reached the area where Nicholas was standing, the plane flipped over and landed upside down, striking the 12-year-old boy in the head. "Nicholas was pretty much...
  • Russian (Su-24) bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed

    07/06/2015 11:00:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/15 | Associated Press
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said. It was the fifth accident involving a Russian military aircraft in the past month, but the first with fatalities. The Su-24 bomber crashed while taking off from an airfield in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East at 9:35 p.m. local time, the ministry said in a statement. Shortly after leaving the runway, the plane banked sharply to the left and struck the ground, the ministry said.
  • Dozens feared dead in Indonesian military plane crash

    06/30/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/30/2015 | RONI BINTANG
    At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. "It looks like there are no survivors," Air Marshal Agus Supriatna told Metro TV in the Sumatra city of Medan, adding that some of the 113 passengers were air force families. The crash of the C-130B Hercules aircraft, which went into service half a century ago, is bound to put a fresh spotlight on Indonesia's woeful air...
  • At least 49 dead after military plane crashes in Indonesian city

    06/30/2015 4:54:14 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/15
    At least 49 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in Medan, Indonesia,... -excerpt- the C-130 Hercules took off from Jakarta's Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on Tuesday with about 113 people on board, but it's not clear how many people were on the plane when it crashed. It made two stops along the way -- in Pekanbaru and Dumai.
  • Iraq confirms its pilot died in Arizona military plane crash

    06/26/2015 3:03:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    BAGHDAD (AP) — The body of an Iraqi pilot whose military plane crashed during a training mission in the United States has been found at the crash site, Iraq’s Defense Ministry said on Friday, as violence continues to strike around the capital, Baghdad.
  • Iraqi brigadier general flying F-16 that crashed near Douglas

    06/26/2015 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 25, 2015 | Curt Prendergast
    An Iraqi pilot who has been training in the United States for four years was flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft that crashed in southern Arizona, a spokesman for the Iraqi defense minister said Thursday. "We have no word yet on his fate or the reason behind the crash," Brig. Gen. Tahseen Ibrahim told The Associated Press. "We are in contact with the Americans to get more details." Ibrahim confirmed the pilot is Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan. The fighter crashed about 8 p.m. Wednesday in grassland some five miles away from the Douglas airport during a night training mission,...
  • James Horner, Film Composer for 'Titanic' and 'Braveheart,' Dies in Plane Crash

    06/23/2015 6:01:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    The two-time Oscar winner, 61, worked on three James Cameron films, two 'Star Trek' movies and classics like 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Field of Dreams' and 'Apollo 13.' James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja, who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.
  • Plane Registered To Film Composer James Horner Crashes North Of Santa Barbara

    06/22/2015 7:27:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | June 22, 2015
    The pilot of a small aircraft, which is believed to have been registered to famed film composer James Horner, was killed when the plane crashed into a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara on Monday. It was not immediately clear whether or not the pilot was Horner himself.
  • WATCH LIVE: Plane crash shuts down I-285 in both directions

    05/08/2015 7:40:25 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 37 replies
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | May 08, 2015 | Katie Muse
    FOX 5 News has confirmed Interstate 285 has been shut down due to a plane crash in DeKalb County. All lanes of I-285 eastbound and westbound are shut at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. This is causing heavy traffic delays and motorists are urged to avoid the area and take alternate routes. The plane is described as a Piper PA-32, according to the FAA. The FAA also says the plane crashed about a mile from DeKalb-Peac
  • Hear Final Moments Aboard Doomed Plane With Young Survivor

    05/07/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    abc ^ | may 6, 2015 | avianne tan
    Audio from air traffic control that has just emerged reveals a pilot's last words before his small plane crashed in Kuttawa, Kentucky, killing everyone on board except a 7-year-old girl. The young, lone survivor -- Sailor Gutzler -- trekked nearly a mile through dense woods to get help, but her parents, sister and cousin didn't survive the Jan. 2 crash, police said. ABC News has obtained audio of the last moments before the crash, in which Sailor’s father, Marty Gutzler, 48, is heard telling air traffic control the plane was having engine troubles. "I have got problems," Gutzler can be...
  • Former Obama pilot: TWA Flight 800 was not blown up by a faulty fuel tank; it was shot down.

    04/16/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 103 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4-15-15 | Andrew Zanginger
    Was TWA Flight 800 shot out of the sky? As a former pilot, that is a question I get asked about all the time. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but let’s be clear: Yes. I say it was. And I believe the FBI covered it up. LOOK BACK: REPORTING THE CRASH OF TWA FLIGHT 800 ON JULY 17, 1996 There are many reasons to disbelieve the official explanation of what happened to TWA 800 almost 19 years ago, on July 17, 1996, off the South Shore of Long Island. There’s hardly an airline pilot among the hundreds I know who buys...
  • Pilots pressured to land in Polish presidential jet crash: report

    04/08/2015 6:24:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | 7 April 2015 | AFP
    Warsaw (AFP) - The military pilots blamed for the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia were pressured into landing in thick fog by their superior, according to new transcripts of cockpit recordings leaked on Tuesday. The plane went down on April 10, 2010 as it was approaching Smolensk airport in western Russia, killing 96 people, including then president Lech Kaczynski, his wife, the central bank head and military chief of staff. Transcripts from one of the plane's black boxes published by Poland's RMF FM radio station show that the then Polish air force commander General Andrzej...
  • It Rumored That Harrison Ford's Plane Ran Out Of Fuel When It Crashed Recently

    04/05/2015 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 77 replies
    Self | April 5, 2015 | Stayfree
    My neighbor who flies out of Van Nuys and Santa Monica told me that he had a conversation with the operators of a fuel truck at Santa Monica airport recently in which the fuel truck operators said that for some reason they were not asked to fill up Harrison Ford's vintage airplane with fuel which they usually do before he uses the plane and that Ford just hopped aboard the plane without checking it out before taking off. I have no way of verifying this, but it apparently the most recent news coverage suggested engine failure, but now explanation as...
  • Cell phone video reveals final moments inside cabin before deadly Germanwings crash

    03/31/2015 11:13:43 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 3-31-2015 | CNN Wire
    Cell phone video found at the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash site reveals the sounds of passengers screaming in the moments before the March 24 crash, the French magazine Paris Match and the German tabloid newspaper Bild reported, citing a source close to the investigation. Both publications have issued descriptions of the video but have not published the video. “The scene was so chaotic that it was hard to identify people, but the sounds of the screaming passengers made it perfectly clear that they were aware of what was about to happen to them,” Paris Match reported. ” One can hear...
  • Report: Germanwings Co-Pilot Surfed Gay Porn and Suicide Websites Before Crash

    03/31/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 30 Mar 2015 | John Hayward
    The picture of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’ troubled state of mind grows more complex with the revelation, reported by International Business Times, that investigators have discovered that Lubitz “trawled the dark side of the web visiting, among other things, sites containing gay porn, suicide themes and sexual perversions.” This sheds new light on a seemingly minor detail from early reports: other pilots teased Lubitz by calling him “Tomato Andy” because he worked as a flight attendant before becoming a pilot. According to IBT, this was not merely an insulting reference to the food and beverage duties of a flight attendant;...
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Germanwings killer Andreas Lubitz 'trawled internet for suicide and sexual perversion websites'

    03/29/2015 5:30:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    Killer co-pilot Andres Lubitz trawled the internet for suicide websites in the months before the crash, it has been claimed. The 27-year-old also scoured the net for gay porn and ‘sexual perversions’ while apparently battling serious mental health conditions. The claims have come out after police began examining documents and a computer recovered from his flat in Dusseldorf – the same one where torn up sick notes were discovered. -excerpt- The co-pilot, who it is thought was suffering from severe depression and fears that he was losing his eyesight... -excerpt- Lubitz was also fearful of having his pay cut as...
  • BREAKING: Air Canada Plane Crashes on Runway at Halifax Airport - Reports

    03/28/2015 9:37:09 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    IBT ^ | 3-29-2015 | Mugda Variyar
    An Air Canada plane has reportedly crashed on the runway of the the Halifax International Airport on Sunday, but injuries have not yet been reported. The plane likely clipped power lines that led to the crash. The incident led to power outage at the airport, and reports suggest that passangers are safe. More details are awaited.
  • Killer co-pilot had to STOP his training because he was depressed and suffering 'burnout': First clu

    03/26/2015 7:25:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 134 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | March 26,2015 | By JAKE WALLIS SIMONS and DARREN BOYLE
    The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately crashing into a mountain to 'destroy the plane', it was sensationally revealed today. French prosecutor Brice Robin gave further chilling details of the final ten minutes in the cockpit before the Airbus A320 plunged into the French Alps killing 150 people. Revealing data extracted from the black box voice recorder, he said the co-pilot - named as 28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz - locked his captain out after the senior officer left the cockpit. At that point, Lubitz used the flight managing system to...
  • BREAKING: Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

    03/25/2015 4:49:11 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 339 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fox News / NY Times
    On Fox News, Greta just reported that the NY Times is reporting that regarding the plane crash in the Alps, one pilot was unable to return to the cockpit during the flight.
  • Germanwings co-pilot was certified by FAA

    03/26/2015 10:20:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2015 | Keith Laing
    The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that authorities believe was deliberately crashed in the French Alps was certified by U.S. aviation officials. The co-pilot, 28-year-old Andreas Guenter Lubitz, was granted status as an airman by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Jan. 6, 2012, according to the agency’s online database. French authorities have accused Lubitz of locking the captain of Germanwings Flight 9525 out of the cockpit and intentionally crashing the plane, killing all 150 people who were on board. The FAA certification lists Lubitz as a “private pilot (foreign based)” who is proficient in single engine landings and gliders....
  • Who was Andreas Lubitz? Germanwings co-pilot who murdered 150 passengers in deliberate Alps crash

    03/26/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 184 replies
    IB Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | Tom Porter
    The German co-pilot who deliberately flew a Germanwings flight into the French Alps has been named as Andreas Lubitz, who was aged 28. Prosecutors said information suggested he was fully conscious as the plane went down. "The co-pilot is alone at the controls," prosecutor Brice Robin said, drawing on information gathered from the black box recorder. "He voluntarily refused to open the door of the cockpit to the pilot and voluntarily began the descent of the plane." Details of Lubitz's life are still emerging, with investigators confirming he did not have any known terrorist links. According to the website of...
  • September 18, 2013: FAA recognizes Andreas Guenter Lubitz (co-pilot Flight 9525)

    03/26/2015 5:25:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 40 replies
    Aviation Business Gazette ^ | September 18, 2013
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recognizing Andreas Guenter Lubitz with inclusion in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification Database. The database, which appears on the agency's website at www.faa.gov, names Lubitz and other certified pilots who have met or exceeded the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the FAA. Pilot certification standards have evolved over time in an attempt to reduce pilot errors that lead to fatal crashes. FAA standards, which are set in consultation with the aviation industry and the public, are among the highest in the world. Transportation safety experts strongly recommend against flying with an...
  • Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane, Says Prosecutor

    03/26/2015 5:21:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 386 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Robert Wall and Inti Landauro
    The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after he was left alone in the cockpit, according to a French prosecutor. The captain was intentionally locked outside minutes before the A320 crashed into an alpine mountain ridge, French Prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German national, was silent throughout the plane’s descent and was alive at the point of impact, according to the prosecutor. Mr. Robin’s conclusions are drawn from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder, recovered at the crash site in the French Alps late Tuesday and analyzed by French accident...
  • Germanwings Crash: Audio File Recovered From Black Box, Official Says

    03/25/2015 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-25-2015 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY, MOLLY HUNTER, HAMISH MACDONALD and CORINNE CATHCART
    The director of the lead investigating agency said today that they have recovered an audio file from the black box of the downed Germanwings flight but have not found the second black box from the Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps. This comes after French Prime Minister Francois Hollande said at an earlier news conference when he said that crews had found the exterior of the black box but not the module that contains the memory equipment, though a the director of the Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses (BEA) went on to deny any such discovery. "We have not...
  • Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash in France

    03/25/2015 5:11:16 PM PDT · by varialectio · 371 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 March | Nikola Clark
    PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
  • GatesofVienna: Terror in the Alps?

    03/24/2015 11:36:47 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 3/24/2015 | Baron Bodissey
    GatesofVienna: Terror in the Alps?Given the multiple terror threats issued recently by Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, whenever a major jetliner crashes one immediately suspects that jihad may be involved. And, given the Western political propensity to deny and cover up any planned Islamic terror attack, one suspects that the evidence of jihad will emerge slowly, if ever. The A320 is designed to cruise at 37,000 feet for optimum fuel usage. The fact that it began a controlled descent at full speed without making radio contact with air traffic controllers is peculiar, to say the least. A320 pilots...
  • Search aircraft find the remains of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 scattered all over...

    03/24/2015 9:51:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 179 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 11:36 EST, 24 March 2015 | By Simon Tomlinson and John Hutchinson and Gerard Couzens, Richard Spillett, Fidelma Cook et al
    FULL TITLE: Search aircraft find the remains of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 scattered all over an alpine mountainside: Riddle over why pilots didn't send SOS despite taking eight minutes to fall 32,000 feet The final moments of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 were shrouded in mystery today after air traffic controllers claimed they received no SOS despite the jet nosediving 32,000ft in just eight minutes. All 144 passengers and six crew were today presumed dead after the Airbus A320 crashed in a remote region of the French Alps en route from Spain to Germany. Two babies were among 45 Spanish on...
  • Passenger plane crashes in French Alps (Airbus A320 - 148 Onboard?)

    03/24/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by Drago · 336 replies
    The Local - Fr ^ | 03/24/2015 | Oliver Gee
    "An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has said." & "A Germanwings A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, according to security sources."
  • Pilot was 'unfairly blamed for crash that killed Buddy Holly and should...

    03/07/2015 8:34:46 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/15 | JOEL CHRISTIE
    ... be hailed a hero for trying to avert disaster' An investigation into the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and three others could now be reopened after a respected pilot brought forward new factors as to how the aircraft may have gone down. At the time of the crash, the Civil Aeronautics Board ruled the probable cause of the crash was error by the pilot, Roger Peterson, who took off from Mason City to Moorhead, Minnesota, in inclement weather, even though he was qualified. The chartered plane crashed in Iowa not long after takeoff, killing Holly, Peterson, and...
  • Harrison Ford Plane Crash

    03/05/2015 8:06:25 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 35 replies
    KTLA | 3-5-15 | KTLA
    I didn't see it posted. Earlier today Harrison Ford Crashed out of Santa Monica airport on to a golf course in nearby Venice. It was an old school Ryan (?) he was flying solo. He is injured fairly badly, but not dead. No report said he is expected to die, or live.
  • #HarrisonFord plane crash: Twitter reacts

    03/06/2015 10:38:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 6, 2015 | Telegraph reporters
    Following the news that actor Harrison Ford, who made his name flying the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, had crashed his plane on a golf course in California, Twitter was quick to react in its own inimitable way. Here are the best of the online jokes and memes.
  • HARRISON FORD - Plane crashes...actor seriously injured

    03/05/2015 3:38:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 224 replies
    tmz ^ | 3-5-15
    A small plane piloted by Harrison Ford has crash-landed at an L.A. golf course ... but we're told the actor has survived. TMZ has learned ... Ford was piloting what appears to be a vintage 2-seater fighter plane Thursday ... when something went wrong and he crashed into Penmar golf course in Venice, CA. We're told Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. Two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor. Emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later. Ford was transported to a nearby hospital. 72-year-old...
  • 2 men survive plane crash on Layton golf course

    02/14/2015 4:04:13 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 25 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | February 14th, 2015 @ 3:23pm | Jessica Ivins
    LAYTON — Two men suffered just minor injuries when their plane crashed into a golf course Saturday morning. The plane — which has been identified by Layton city as a single-engine Cessna — went down at the Valley View Golf Course at 2501 E. Gentile Street just after 10 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing the plane's wing clip a tree before it landed upside-down near a sand trap on the course. Both the pilot and his male passenger made it out of the aircraft with minor injuries, according to Layton police. The pilot was released at the scene, while the other...
  • Chilean soccer team's plane finally found 54 years after doomed flight crashed in Andes

    02/09/2015 6:34:20 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 09, 2015
    Fifty four years after a Douglas DC-3 crashed in Chile’s Andes – killing all 24 people aboard, including members of a Chilean soccer team and three referees – a team of mountaineers discovered the remains of the crash. The 1961 LAN 301 air crash was deemed at the time one of the world’s major air disasters involving athletes – surpassed maybe only by the 1972 Uruguayan plane crash that stranded members of a rugby in the high Andes. The plane’s whereabouts has been one of the great unsolved aerial mysteries.
  • Pilot’s body found still clutching joystick of crashed plane

    02/07/2015 8:19:25 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 83 replies
    FreeMaylasiaToday.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | AFP
    The bodies of Liao and his co-pilot were retrieved from the almost-new turboprop ATR 72-600's cockpit still clutching the joystick, with their legs badly broken, investigators said. UPDATED taiwan-crashTAIPEI: The pilot of the crashed TransAsia plane was still clutching the joystick when his body was found in the cockpit, after he battled to avoid populated areas, reports said Friday as the airline faced sanctions over its second fatal accident. The TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 crashed shortly after take-off from Songshan airport in Taipei on Wednesday, hitting an elevated road as it banked steeply away from buildings and into the Keelung...
  • Football team plane found 50 years after crash in Chile

    02/08/2015 1:58:02 AM PST · by moose07 · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 08.02.2015 | Tim Allman
    Mountaineers in Chile have discovered the wreckage of a plane that went missing more than 50 years ago. Twenty four people died when the aircraft disappeared in 1961 - among them eight players for what was then one of Chile's top football teams. VIDEO at site.
  • TransAsia Pilots Apparently Shut Off Wrong Engine

    02/06/2015 12:24:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | DAN GOOD
    One of the engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle soon after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other engine before the plane crashed, according to Taiwan’s top aviation official.
  • Selfies Linked To Deadly Plane Crash: Report

    02/05/2015 11:58:36 AM PST · by traumer · 8 replies
    sky ^ | Tuesday 03 February 2015
    Selfies likely contributed to a small plane crash in Colorado last year that killed two people, federal investigators have said. Video footage from a GoPro camera found near the wreckage showed the pilot and passenger taking flash "self-photographs" with their mobile phones prior to the 31 May crash, said a report. The report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the phone use likely disoriented the pilot, causing him to lose control of the two-seat Cessna 150 near Denver. "Based on the evidence of cell phone use during low-altitude manoeuvering ... it is likely that cell phone use during...