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  • Executive From Comey’s Former Hedge Fund And Family Killed In Costa Rica Plane Crash

    01/05/2018 2:01:05 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 35 replies
    True pundit ^ | Jan 2 2018
    Prominent Bridgewater Associates executive Bruce Steinberg and his family were among 10 Americans killed when a charter plane crashed into a mountain in Costa Rica on Sunday........ Ex-FBI Director James Comey was a top executive at Bridgewater.
  • US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

    01/06/2018 2:03:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | AP via Washington Examiner
    he U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board. The C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft, which was traveling to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed the day before Thanksgiving in the Philippine Sea, rests at a depth of about 18,500 feet (5,640 meters), the Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement Saturday. Salvaging it will be the deepest recovery attempt of an aircraft to date, the Navy said. The plane was located last week by a contracted salvage vessel that deployed a pinger locator...
  • Who Is John Shannon? Florida Plane Crash On Christmas Eve Kills Prominent Lawyer

    01/05/2018 8:49:31 PM PST · by ransomnote · 27 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 12/25/17 | JULIANA ROSE PIGNATARO
    A family flight to Key West ended in tragedy Sunday when the small plane crashed and killed all five people on board. Among those was the pilot, John Shannon, a prominent Florida Lawyer. Shannon, 70, was a former marine who owned an ran an independent law firm in Lakeland, Florida, for 36 years, WTVT reported. The law firm specialized in serious injury, death and insurance claims, according to its website. Shannon was described as an “accomplished pilot” and was the president of the Lakeland Republican Club. He was also actively involved with the Citric Center Kiwanis Club and ran for...
  • Top CEO Killed In New Year's Eve Plane Crash (Richard Cousins, Australia)

    01/02/2018 9:28:08 AM PST · by ransomnote · 25 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1/1/2018 | Daniel Shane
    The CEO of one of Britain's biggest companies and four of his family members were killed in a seaplane crash in Australia on New Year's Eve. International catering firm Compass Group (CMPGF), a Global Fortune 500 company, said Monday that CEO Richard Cousins, died when the aircraft crashed in New South Wales. "We are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news," Compass chairman Paul Walsh said in a statement. Four members of Cousins' family and the pilot of the plane also died in the disaster. There were no survivors. "The thoughts of everyone at Compass are with Richard's family...
  • 12 killed in Costa Rica plane crash

    12/31/2017 2:12:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/31/2017
    The private aircraft was carrying 10 foreign passengers and two Costa Rican crew members, the ministry said. The crash occurred near Punta Islita, in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, officials said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Authorities said they were traveling to the area to recover the victims' bodies.
  • NOVEMBER 14, 1970 : PLANE CRASH DEVASTATES MARSHALL UNIVERSITY

    11/14/2017 2:47:29 PM PST · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    History.come m ^ | 2009 | History. com Staff
    On November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team clips a stand of trees and crashes into a hillside just two miles from the Tri-State Airport in Kenova, West Virginia. The team was returning from that day’s game, a 17-14 loss to East Carolina University. Thirty-seven Marshall football players were aboard the plane, along with the team’s coach, its doctors, the university athletic director and 25 team boosters–some of Huntington, West Virginia’s most prominent citizens–who had traveled to North Carolina to cheer on the Thundering Herd. “The whole fabric,” a citizen of Huntington wrote...
  • Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashed into Gulf of Mexico: report

    11/07/2017 1:07:15 PM PST · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 48 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 7, 2017 | NT Daily News
    A plane registered to two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay crashed into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, according to a report from WTSP in Tampa. One person was killed in the crash, but it is not immediately known if Halladay was piloting - or aboard - the plane, per the report.
  • Small plane crashes on St. Pete road, 4 people taken to hospitals

    10/22/2017 5:46:44 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A small plane crashed on a road and hit multiple cars in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon. St. Pete police and fire departments are on scene at 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South. Two people were on the plane. Four people overall were taken to area hospitals and one person was treated at the scene. According to the FAA website, the plane is a 1978 model Cessna 402b, owned by Noble Charter Service out of Opa Locka airport. ..." Tabitha Callihan applauds the pilot for putting the plane down where he did. “Where I looked...
  • Iraqi pilot killed in training crash near Fort Thomas

    09/09/2017 9:29:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Bell and Ronald Arrellin Jr. Eastern Arizona Courier
    FORT THOMAS — For the second time in two years, an Iraqi jet crashed during a training mission above the Arizona desert, killing its pilot. According to 1st Lt. Lacey Roberts, public information officer with the 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard, an F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in Fort Thomas at about 3 p.m. The crash was in the vicinity of Blackrock Road, near the shooting range. “The pilot was doing a routine training mission in that area,” Roberts told Eastern Arizona Courier. Cause of the crash has not yet been released. An interim safety investigation board has...
  • Two A-10 Thunderbolt II Jets Crash Near Nellis AFB, Nevada; Both Pilots Eject Safely

    09/07/2017 4:47:32 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 33 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 9/7/2017 | Tom Demerly
    The Two Aircraft of the 57th Wing Were On Routine Training Mission. Early reports and a release from Nellis AFB say two Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, referred to as the “Warthog”, have crashed northwest of Las Vegas in the Nevada Test and Training Range. Both pilots of the single-seat ground attack aircraft ejected safely and were transported to the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis for evaluation. The accident occurred at approximately 8:00 PM local time in Nevada on Wed. Sept. 6. Sunset in the region was reported as 6:58 PM. Weather in the region was...
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes near Safford, reports say pilot died

    09/05/2017 7:32:42 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 23 replies
    KVOA Tucson, AZ ^ | 9/5/2017, 6:50 PM MDT | Mac Colson
    UPDATE: According to media reports in the area, the Graham County Sheriff has confirmed the pilot has died. News 4 Tucson has reached out to the Graham County Sheriff's Office to confirm this information, but has not hear back. ---------------------------- An F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed 20 miles northwest of Safford on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The F-16 is based out of the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing located in Tucson. Rescue efforts are underway. The status of the pilot is not known at this time.
  • Aussie Agency Says it Knows Where MH370 Crashed

    08/18/2017 1:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Australia's main scientific agency said yesterday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea north-east of an area scoured in a fruitless, nearly three-year underwater search. Its assertion is based on satellite pictures taken two weeks after MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. But the Australian government rejected the conclusion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), saying it was not specific enough. The Boeing 777 is thought to have been diverted thousands of kilometres off...
  • Virginia Law Enforcement Reveal Identity of Suspect in Deadly Charlottesville Car Crash

    08/12/2017 5:46:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 340 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 12th, 2017
    Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer identified the suspect behind the deadly Charlottesville Car Crash to the Washington Post. The suspect is 20-year-old James Alex Fields of Ohio.
  • FAA: Two killed after State Police helicopter crashes in Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 3:20:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    WSET.com ^ | 8/12/17 | Elizabeth Tyree
    FAA confirms that two people were killed after a state police helicopter crashed in Charlottesville around 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • American F-18 crash lands in Bahrain, pilot ejects to safety after engine failure

    08/14/2017 6:36:22 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/14/2017 | staff
    A US F/A-18 fighter jet suffering an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed. The crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia that's home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet. Images on social media showed the grey fighter jet's nose tipped into the air but largely intact after what the Navy described as an 'uncontrollable' landing. The F-18 took off from the USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier now in the Persian...
  • A long lost airplane that crashed during WWII is finally discovered almost perfectly preserved on

    08/09/2017 9:33:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 8/9/2017 | James Draper
    (full article title: A long lost airplane that crashed during WWII is finally discovered almost perfectly preserved on the riverbed of a remote Pacific island) Holidaymakers can expect to witness numerous unexpected wonders when they explore the world. But tourists visiting the Micronesian archipelago of Palau discovered an unusually rare sight, recently - after stumbling across a doomed WW2 plane. The long lost aeroplane was found in a shallow river on the archipelago of Palau, which boasts 500 picturesque islands. An image of the remarkable relic, which surfaced on Imgur, shows the plane largely intact with the wings still attached...
  • Search for three US marines called off

    08/05/2017 10:50:28 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 6th August 2017
    US miliary officials have effectively confirmed they don't expect to find three Marines missing after their aircraft crashed off Queensland's coast alive and say recovery attempts could drag on for months. Authorities on Sunday suspended search and rescue operations less than 24 hours after their aircraft crashed off Queensland's coast while trying to land. The US Navy and Marine Corp - with help from the Australian Defence Force - are now focusing their efforts on salvage and recovery, which they warn could take several months. The three missing marines' next-of-kin have been notified, the Marine base Camp Butler in Japan...
  • US Marine aircraft crashes off east coast of Australia

    08/05/2017 5:27:28 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 5th August 2017
    A MASSIVE search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia. Military officials said in a statement an MV-22 crashed off the east coast of Australia. It’s unclear how many service members were on board.
  • The Deadliest Air Show Accident In History: The Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker Crash ...

    07/31/2017 7:22:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | July 27, 2017 | David Cenciotti
    A Ukrainian Flanker crashed during a display at Sknyliv airfield, in Ukraine. The accident killed 77 people and injured 543. The deadliest air show accident in history occurred on Jul. 27, 2002, at Sknyliv airfield near Lviv, Ukraine, when a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker crashed during its display routine. The two pilots, Volodymyr Toponar and Yuriy Yegorov, ejected safely but as a consequence of the crash 77 people died and 545 were injured, 100 of whom were hospitalised. Several videos show the incident from different viewpoints. The Flanker can be seen performing a sort of split-S at low altitude,...
  • No Marines from Cherry Point involved in Mississippi Crash, Official Says

    07/11/2017 8:54:40 AM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 11, 2017
    IITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. A witness said some bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site. Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in...