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  • Plane Crashes Into Maryland Home, Killing Family and 3 Aboard

    12/08/2014 3:56:43 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 08, 2014 | Rheana Murray
    A mom and her two children are dead after a private jet crashed into their Maryland home today, a disaster that also killed the three people aboard the plane, authorities said. The jet crashed in Gaithersburg, about a mile north of the Montgomery County Airpark. The plane exploded, setting fires and damaging three houses, fire officials said. The plane sliced through the roof of one home, and the main part of the fuselage and the tail landed against a second house. One of the wings "catapulted" into a third house, where the majority of the fire damage occurred, Robert Sumwalt...
  • Air Force pilot killed participating in Operation Inherent Resolve

    12/01/2014 6:10:13 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 47 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Jon Harper
    A U.S. Air Force pilot taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed due to maintenance problems, according to the Pentagon. The crash occurred late Sunday Washington time. The Defense Department is calling it a “noncombat-related incident”, but acknowledged the aircraft was on its way to Iraq or Syria to participate in ongoing operations against the Islamic State when things went wrong. “The aircraft was returning to its base in the Middle East” when the crash occurred, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said. “Apparently there were some maintenance problems on takeoff. It turned around...
  • Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into Home Near Midway

    11/19/2014 3:35:37 PM PST · by Petruchio · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 18, 2014 6:40 AM
    CHICAGO (CBS) – The pilot of a small cargo plane was killed when the plane crashed into a home a few blocks away from Midway International Airport early Tuesday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot reported engine problems shortly after taking off from Midway, and was trying to get back to the airport, but never made it. The plane nose-dived into the front of a two-story home in the 6500 block of South Knox Avenue, around 2:45 a.m., and ended up partially in the living room, and partially outside on the front lawn, its tail still up in...
  • Dr. Myles Munroe, wife Ruth, among 9 killed in Bahamas plane crash (update)

    11/09/2014 7:24:31 PM PST · by Hoodat · 20 replies
    www.al.com ^ | 09 Nov 2014 | Debbie M. Lord
    Dr. Myles Munroe, the leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, was killed Sunday when the plane he was in hit a crane and crashed in the Bahamas. Munroe's wife, Ruth, was also among the 9 victims of the crash in Grand Bahama, according to the Bahamas Tribune. The small plane crashed after hitting the crane on approach to the Grand Bahama Airport, according to officials there, killing all on board In addition to an BFMI Munroe was also president of Myles Munroe International (MMI). . .
  • As Pakistan comes full circle, a light is shone on Zia ul-Haq's death

    08/15/2008 10:29:30 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 99+ views
    timesonline.co.uk (excerpt) ^ | August 16, 2008 | James Bone and Zahid Hussain
    Excerpt - The plane crash that killed President Muhammad Zia ul-Haq of Pakistan has spawned myriad conspiracy theories since his C-130 plunged into the Bahawalpur Desert with his top generals and the US Ambassador on board exactly 20 years ago tomorrow. The despot’s death changed Pakistan’s political landscape in an instant, ushering the Muslim state into a period of shaky civilian rule, similar to the situation the country finds itself in today. American, Soviet, Pakistani, Indian and even Israeli intelligence agents are among those blamed for sabotaging the plane. But now, two decades on, the The Times has reviewed the...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    11/06/2014 8:49:16 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    latimes ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ralph Vartabedian, Melody Petersen
    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from SpaceShipTwo. At more than 10 miles high, with fingers no doubt numb from the cold, Peter Siebold somehow escaped from the hurtling wreckage.
  • Plane crash reported at Mid-Continent Airport (Wichita)

    10/30/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 33 replies
    KAKE.com ^ | 10/30/2014
    Emergency crews are on scene of a plane crash at Mid-Continent Airport.
  • F-16 crashes following midair collision in Kansas

    10/21/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 34 replies
    F-16.net ^ | 10/21/2014 | Lieven Dewitte
    Two F-16s of the Oklahoma Air National Guard were involved in a midair collision during a training exercise in Kansas with one pilot safely ejecting. Military officials confirmed the collision took place around 14:20 Monday afternoon. One of the jets (F-16C Block 42E #89-2019) crashed into a field, but the pilot was able to eject. The other plane safely returned to its base in Tulsa, but reports state that it needed to be towed after exiting the active runway. "The tip of one of the jet’s wings had broken off and it had a 4-inch diameter hole in the fuselage,"...
  • Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident

    10/20/2014 7:54:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:14pm EDT | Vladimir Soldatkin
    The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when a business jet collided with a snow plow during takeoff at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, the company and airport officials said. The collision occurred late on Monday, just minutes before midnight Moscow time, the airport said in a statement. The Dassault Falcon business jet carrying de Margerie had been due to travel to Paris. ... De Margerie, 63, was on a list of attendees at a Russian government meeting on foreign investment in Gorki, near Moscow, on Monday. With his distinctive bushy moustache and outspoken manner,...
  • Snow plough driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk -Russian investigators

    10/20/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plough involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
  • Douglas Butzier, Libertarian Senate Candidate from Iowa, Dies in Plane Crash

    10/14/2014 10:59:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    reason.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Brian Doherty
    Sad news via Radio Iowa regarding the passing of Libertarian Party Senate candidate Douglas Butzier: The pilot who died in a plane crash near Dubuque late last night was the Libertarian candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat. The family of Douglas Butzier has confirmed Butzier was piloting the plane that crashed near the Dubuque Regional Airport at about 11 p.m. Monday. No one else was in the plane. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine plane took off from the Ankeny Regional Airport at about 10 p.m. and crashed at about 11 p.m., about a mile north of the...
  • U.S. Navy identifies pilot presumed dead in Pacific Ocean crash

    09/14/2014 7:52:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:10pm EDT
    The missing pilot is Lieutenant Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., a 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the Navy said in a statement. Poloski went missing Friday after two F/A-18 Hornet jets collided west of Wake Island, about 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of Hawaii. The Navy conducted a 36-hour search over 3,000 square miles for the pilot and his aircraft but called off the search on Saturday, saying Poloski was thought to be dead. "Nathan was an outstanding person, naval officer and aviator," said Commander Michael Langbehn.
  • General Aviation pilot crashes in Atlantic Ocean

    08/30/2014 4:34:47 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 14 replies
    Fox11online ^ | 8/30/14 | Peterson Air Force Base
    COLORADO – Two F-16 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command assisted the FAA today with an unresponsive general aviation aircraft. The aircraft took off from Waukesha Airport in Wisconsin and was on its way to Manassas Airport in Virginia when it crashed into the Atlantic ocean, approximately 140 NM SW of Washington, DC. (snip)
  • Plane that took off from Waukesha airport crashes into ocean

    08/30/2014 5:36:00 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 18 replies
    WISN12 ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | WISN
    Aircraft descended into ocean about 50 miles southeast of Wallops Island, Virginia WAUKESHA, Wis. —A plane that took off from the Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The pilot had not been responding to radio calls since 1 p.m. EDT. Two F-16 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command assisted the FAA with the unresponsive aircraft prior to the crash.
  • Plane crashes into Atlantic Ocean off Virginia coast

    08/30/2014 4:28:28 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 45 replies
    nbc12 ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | Mike Valerio
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Cirrus SR22 recreational plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, 51 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island, Va. The Coast Guard reported one person was on board. Sources with knowledge of the initial investigation say it is highly likely the pilot is dead. According to the NTSB, the plane took off from Waukesha, Wisc. and was scheduled to land in Manassas, Va. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District in Portsmouth, Va. received notification at approximately 2:40 p.m. that the aircraft with only the pilot aboard failed to land at Manassas Regional Airport as scheduled. Instead...
  • Officials say missing pilot fatally injured

    08/29/2014 8:30:34 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies
    Officials say missing pilot fatally injured Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Updated: Aug 29, 2014 1:18 AM EDT By Rachel Lucas, Digital Journalist - bio | email Officials have confirmed Thursday that the pilot in Wednesday's crash F-15C Eagle was fatally injured. No word on whether officials have found the pilot's body. The pilot's name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
  • Massachusetts security forces headed to Virginia F-15 crash site

    08/28/2014 2:39:10 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    WWBT NBC12 ^ | August 27, 2014 | Mike Valerio
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard left for the site of an F-15 crash late Wednesday, hours after witnesses reported seeing a parachute deploy in the air. The eyewitness accounts of a pilot ejection near Elliot Knob, Va. were first published in the Staunton News Leader, although helicopters have not found a parachute.
  • F-15C Crash in Western Virginia. Pilot's Fate Unknown.

    08/27/2014 11:04:24 AM PDT · by InsidiousMongo · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | 8/27/14 | Military.com News
    <p>DEERFIELD, Va. — An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.</p>
  • BREAKING Officials: Military aircraft crashed in Augusta County

    08/27/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT · by iceskater · 25 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 10:18 AM EST | Shawn Maclauchlan
    A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be an F-115, but officials have not confirmed this yet.
  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos killed in plane crash

    08/13/2014 11:19:51 AM PDT · by illiac · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/13/14 | Gustavo Bonato
    SANTOS, Brazil, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings in local financial markets. Campos' private jet crashed in bad weather as it prepared to land in the coastal city of Santos, just south of Sao Paulo, killing all seven people on board, the Sao Paulo state fire department said. Television images showed smoke billowing from the crash site in a residential area. Campos, 49, was in third place in recent polls with the support of about 10 percent of voters....
  • Plane crashes near Tehran airport, at least 38 reported dead

    08/10/2014 5:56:55 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | Aug 10, 2014, 03.55 PM IST
    DUBAI: An Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane bound for Tabas in northeast Iran with 48 passengers and crew on board crashed on a road near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Sunday, killing at least 38 people, Iranian state media reported. Initial reports said that all passengers and crew on board had been killed, but state media later reported that some passengers had been injured and transferred to hospital. Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said that eight or nine had survived and quoted a doctor as saying that one of the injured had regained consciousness. State television said 38 people died instantly...
  • Plane disappears over northern Mali

    07/24/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT · by Chuckster · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu July 24, 2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark and Claudia Rebaza, CNN
    An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali, the flight operator said. Air Algerie said via Twitter that the plane has apparently crashed in the Tilemsi area, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the southeastern city of Gao.
  • 45 feared dead, 9 injured in Penghu plane crash

    07/23/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 38 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 23 July 2014 | Elizabeth Hsu
    Taipei, July 23 (CNA) As many as 45 people are feared dead and nine people are injured after a passenger plane operated by TransAsia Airways crashed on the outlying island county of Penghu Wednesday. The local fire department said that the 45 had no life signs after the twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 crashed just outside Magong airport around 7 p.m. The flight, coded GE 222, took off at 5 p.m. in Kaohsiung and was scheduled to land at Magong 35 minutes later. The reason the crash happened over an hour later was not immediately clear. (By Elizabeth Hsu)
  • Report: Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Killing 51 People

    07/23/2014 6:36:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 23, 2014
    Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.
  • Biden Says Downed Jet Apparently "Blown Out of the Sky" (Thank You Capt. Obvious)

    07/17/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Reuters) ^ | July 17, 2014 23:05 GMT | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine-Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He said he had seen reports that Americans may have been on board and that "we're now working every minute to try to confirm those reports as I speak." Biden said the downing of the jet was tragic. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
  • 'That was a blast - look at the smoke': Sick boast of the laughing rebels as they 'saw MH17 hit....'

    07/17/2014 2:03:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 84 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 17, 2014 | SAM GREENHILL
    Laughing rebels filmed the plane as it crashed, gleefully bragging ‘That was a blast – look at the smoke!’ while a fireball rose from the debris. One of the voices is believed to be militia commander Igor Strelkov, who then penned a triumphant war cry on Twitter, saying: ‘We warned you – do not fly in “our sky”.’ A sickening mobile phone video posted online shows a pall of black smoke billowing over the crash site as three rebels provide an excited commentary. The extraordinary footage – apparently filmed by the shooters themselves – charts the terrible final moments of...
  • Malaysia Jet Went Down on Flight 800 Anniversary

    07/17/2014 2:03:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The apparent crash of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner in Ukraine came on the 18th anniversary of another huge aviation disaster: the midair explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island. All 230 people on board the Boeing 747-100 were killed in the July 17, 1996, tragedy
  • MH17 Black Box “Sent To Moscow For Investigation”

    07/17/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Anna Nemtsova
    MOSCOW, Russia — A Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner carrying 295 people on board was shot down by a surface to air missile outside the mining town of Shakhtersk in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, an area controlled by rebels. Ukrainian, Russian and pro-Russian rebel officials all confirmed that a missile had taken down the plane. It fell from a height of over 10,600 meters; everybody on board, including dozens of children and 15 members of the crew, died in the catastrophe. Pieces of the plane, human remains, passports, and money were spread in a radius of 15 kilometers around the catastrophe...
  • UKRAINE: WE DID NOT SHOOT AT ANY PLANE

    07/17/2014 9:29:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2014 | Peter Leonard
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president says his country's armed forces did not shoot at any airborne targets, after reports that a Malaysian Airlines plane went down over Ukraine.
  • UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo

    07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding
    Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators • Only one person survived the crash — as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage. A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile. The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers. They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the...
  • BREAKING: Germany: Lear Jet Crashed after Collision with Eurofighter

    06/23/2014 8:05:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    nsnbc ^ | 6/23 | nsnbc
    A spokesperson for police in the district of Hochsauerlandkreis in the German Federal State of Nordrhein Westfalen, reported the accident. The German armed forces and a spokesperson for the German Air Force confirmed for the magazine Spiegel Online.de and the daily Bild, that the military plane was a German Air Force Eurofighter.
  • MH370 pilot 'chief suspect' in case of foul play: Report

    06/22/2014 6:45:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 48 replies
    Times of India ^ | June 22, 2014 | PTI
    KUALA LUMPUR: The captain of Flight MH370 has been identified as the prime suspect by a Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of the plane after checks cleared all other people on board, a media report said today. The criminal inquiry does not rule out the possibility the Boeing 777-200 plane was lost due to mechanical failure or terrorism, but the police view is that if it was the result of human action, the captain was the most likely perpetrator, The Sunday Times reported. Malaysia's special branch focused the inquiry on Captain Zaharie Shah, 53, after intelligence checks failed to...
  • Rebels Down Ukrainian Jet Killing 49; Last Ditch Negotiations to Prevent Ukraine Gas Shutoff

    06/16/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    There are a couple of significant news items in Ukraine today, and both of them will hike tensions in the region. Earlier today Pro-Russia Rebels Down Ukraine Jet as Fighting Escalates. Pro-Russian rebels shot down a transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing 49 servicemen and threatening to ratchet up east-west tensions over suspicions President Vladimir Putin is backing the uprising. The killing of the 40 soldiers and nine crew was the deadliest strike on Ukrainian forces since separatists seized government buildings on April 6. The IL-76 aircraft went down as it approached Luhansk airport at 1:10 a.m. local time under...
  • Rockefeller family member killed in small plane crash near New York City

    06/13/2014 10:41:52 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies
    yahoo news ^ | by Victoria Cavaliere
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller was killed on Friday when his small plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport north of New York City, a family spokesman and the Federal Aviation Administration said. Dr. Richard Rockefeller of Falmouth, Maine, was piloting the Piper PA-46 aircraft when it went down about 10 minutes after takeoff from Westchester County Airport in Purchase, 23 miles (37 km) north of New York City, family spokesman Fraser Seitel and the FAA said. He was the only person on board, according to an FAA statement. "This is...
  • Oceana-based F/A-18E Super Hornet crashes off California coast

    06/05/2014 6:50:32 AM PDT · by klpt · 11 replies
    wtkr.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Matt Knight
    An Oceana-based F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the Pacific Ocean last night while approaching the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson off Southern California. The pilot ejected safely and is in stable condition aboard the carrier. The Super Hornet was part of Strike Fighter Squadron 81 which is conducting training missions aboard the Carl Vinson. The crash happened around 10pm PST. All remaining airborne aircraft were safely diverted to NAS North Island in Coronado, Calif., landing at approximately 11 p.m. PST, the Navy said in a statement. All air operations have been halted aboard the Carl Vinson until further notice, and...
  • Harrier Jet Crashes Into Yuma Neighborhood

    06/04/2014 6:58:46 PM PDT · by BAW · 26 replies
    Tucson News ^ | June 3, 2014
    About 1,300 people were evacuated after a Marine jet carrying ammunitions crashed in a Yuma, Arizona neighborhood Wednesday. The pilot ejected safely. A Marine spokesperson said the jet was trying to land when it crashed in the backyard of a home about a mile from Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma. Authorities say there have been no reports of injuries related to the crash. A Marine spokesperson said the AV-8B Harrier was carrying four 500-pound bombs and 300 rounds of 20-milimeter ammunitions. A one-mile area around the crash site was evacuated so a military explosives disposal team could safely retrieve the ordnance....
  • Military Jet Crashes in California Neighborhood

    06/04/2014 6:33:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    abc ^ | june 4, 2014
    The crash occurred early Wednesday evening. Television reports show at least one home on fire on a residential street in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Lance Cpl. Christopher Johns, a Marine spokesman, says the jet was a Harrier from Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, but he has no further details.
  • Plane Crashes at Hanscom Air Force Base (Mass.)

    05/31/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT · by kristinn · 71 replies
    WHDH ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014
    BEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) - Bedford Police confirmed that a plane crashed at Hanscom Air Force Base Saturday night.
  • Pilot killed in biplane crash at Travis air base show

    05/04/2014 7:26:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    SFGate ^ | May 4, 2014 | Stephanie M. Lee and Evan Sernoffsky
    A 77-year-old civilian pilot who had flown planes since he was a teenager was killed when he crashed his biplane Sunday while performing a low-to-the-ground stunt maneuver during an air show at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, authorities said. Officials said Eddie Andreini of Half Moon Bay was piloting the Stearman biplane when it crashed in an open field away from spectators at 2:05 p.m. Black smoke rose from the wreckage as the tens of thousands of people who had flocked to the "Thunder Over Solano" show were evacuated from the base.
  • Plane Wreckage, Body Of Pilot Recovered After Crash Into San Pablo Bay

    04/30/2014 6:19:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    A marine salvage company has recovered the fuselage of a plane and the body of its pilot, who crashed into San Francisco Bay over the weekend after a midair collision. The body of the pilot could be seen in the wreckage of the Cessna 210, which plunged into the water on Sunday. Contra Costa County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee confirmed that the body was “clearly visible,” and he asked members of the media not to show images of the victim, whose name has not been released.
  • 4 dead after small plane crashes into South Dakota wind farm in fog

    04/29/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    ap ^ | April 28, 2014
    A small airplane heading back to South Dakota after a Texas cattle sale crashed into a wind farm in foggy weather, killing the pilot and three passengers. ... Similar conditions contributed to a 2008 crash in southeast Minnesota. Federal investigators concluded the pilot of a 1948 Cessna 140 lacked proper instrument training for the day's foul weather. The National Transportation Safety Board's probable cause report also noted the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering around a wind farm.
  • Dramatic Footage: Cargo Boeing 747 Crashes at Bagram Airfield:747 Just Loses Control:Bizarre

    04/20/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 30, 2013 | RT
    A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field near the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing all seven people aboard. The plane came down shortly after take-off and crashed within the boundaries of the US-run airbase, a NATO spokesperson at the base said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the crash, but the coalition dismissed the claim as "false" in a statement to AP. The cause of the crash is being investigated by emergency crews, but no sign of insurgent activity in the area was spotted at the time, the statement added.
  • 2013 F/A-18 crash: Out of fuel, out of time and one chance to land

    04/12/2014 5:47:40 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | April 12, 2014 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    The aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower was finally in sight. The pilot of the F/A-18 Super Hornet hurriedly flipped switches and pushed levers. The aviator in the backseat leaned forward, straining to see the flight deck floating in the distance. The jet’s right engine had locked up, its landing gear jammed, the main fuel tank almost empty.(snip) The pilot made some quick calculations. He had 15,500 pounds of fuel in his tanks, enough to return to the Eisenhower and make six passes at the ship. Landing in nearby Kandahar was a more prudent option, but that would likely have meant...
  • Plane 'false alarm' off Gran Canaria

    03/27/2014 8:25:54 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 March 2014 | BBC
  • Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane: What We Know Now

    03/25/2014 10:11:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/25/2014 | By COLLEEN CURRY
    The search for evidence of Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 was suspended today because of rough weather, but the number of ships and planes heading to the area to hunt for the missing plane is growing. The lack of concrete data about what happened to the plane and its 239 passengers has left their families - and the world - with more questions than answers. Here's what we know now as of now about the investigation into missing flight MH370. Check out ABC News' photos of the search for the flight here, too. Satellite Data Shows When, Where Plane Went Down...
  • Officials Say Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane "Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean"

    03/24/2014 7:47:49 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 119 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/24/14 | Colleen Curry
    New satellite data reveals that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended" its journey in a "remote location" of the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said today. "This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean," a somber Razak said during a media briefing. The jet vanished March 8 with 289 people on board after it took off from Kuala Lampur bound for Beijing. The announcement follows weeks of...
  • MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES: The Plane Crashed With No Survivors

    03/24/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/24/2014 | Pamela Engel
    Malaysian authorities are assuming beyond a reasonable doubt that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been lost in the Southern Indian Ocean. NBC News reports that Malaysia Airlines sent a text message to the relatives of the 239 people who were on board the plane saying "we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board have survived. ... We must not accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean." Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the new developments at a press conference on...
  • MH370: Families Called to Urgent Meeting; Malaysia Press Conference 10 a.m. EDT 3/24/14

    03/24/2014 6:23:17 AM PDT · by kristinn · 337 replies
    CNN via Twitter ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | Vaughn Sterling
    CNN BREAKING: Malaysian Prime Minister holding unexpected 10a ET news conference #MH370Malaysian Defense Min says Malaysian Prime Minister Razak will hold a presser on what he called “new developments” at 10aET #MH370Missing plane family members tell CNN they have been called to a 9:30a meeting, before the 10a ET news conference #MH370. Something is up.
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Tony Abbott says possible debris found in Indian Ocean [live thread]

    03/19/2014 8:22:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 521 replies
    ABC.net.au ^ | March 19, 2014
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • Radar Hits of 'Significant Size' Registered in Indian Ocean: Flight Crew

    03/19/2014 11:12:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 78 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4-20-2014 | ABC News
    A flight crew scouring the southern Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane tells ABC News that they're getting radar hits of "significant size," indicating something lurking below the water's surface. ABC News' David Wright, on board the US Navy P-8 Poseidon, said the crew tells him the radar indicates "there is something down there." It is still too early to tell if the radar hits are related to the missing plane, which was carrying 239 people when it disappeared on March 8. The P-8 is among four aircraft and one merchant ship heading to a region off the...