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  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    08/29/2016 9:34:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/29/2016
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man.</p> <p>History spokeswoman Susan Ievoli confirmed Monday that 52-year-old Darrell Ward died Sunday in the fiery crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90, southeast of Missoula.</p>
  • MH370: Captain's home simulator had Indian Ocean course plotted

    07/28/2016 2:07:50 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu July 28, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    The home flight simulator belonging to the MH370 pilot had a route plotted into it which ended in the Indian Ocean, officials have confirmed.... ...The confirmation corroborates earlier reports that the device had programmed in it a route similar to the one which investigators believe the doomed flight took on its final voyage.
  • Four dead in plane crash and fire at Columbia (CA) Airport

    07/27/2016 7:42:41 PM PDT · by keat · 7 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | JULY 27, 2016 | DEKE FARROW
    A twin-engine, four-seater airplane crashed at the Columbia Airport on Wednesday afternoon, killing the four people on board, said authorities and a witness to the aftermath. According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, officials received the report of the crash at 4:45 p.m. “The plane was completely engulfed, with surrounding vegetation involved,” the department said in a post on its Facebook page. “Emergency crews are on scene.” Sgt. Andrea Benson, the department’s public information officer, added that the plane was coming in from the north, hit the runway, veered left and went into a field. None of the people aboard...
  • Seaplane Crashes on Inaugural Flight in China, Killing 5

    07/20/2016 11:42:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    abc ^ | 07/20/2016
    The Cessna 208B, operated by Joy Air General Air, was carrying two crew members and eight invited guests, mostly government workers and local journalists, according to local media. ... The seaplane took off from Jinshan in suburban Shanghai and was bound for the Zhoushan islands, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) to the south. The route is designed for tourists and sightseers who want to escape to the islands from sprawling Shanghai. Local journalists were invited to tour the seaplane before its takeoff, and some of them boarded the aircraft for the subsequent flight along with local officials. Wednesday's flight appeared...
  • Turkey's Erdogan Apologizes for Downing Russian Jet

    06/27/2016 10:43:43 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Jun 27, 2016 5:35 PM | Jack Stubbs
    Turkey's Erdogan Apologizes for Downing Russian Jet Russian trade restrictions were placed on Turkey after the incident, and Putin has said they would not be lifted unless an apology was forthcoming. Jack Stubbs Jun 27, 2016 5:35 PM read more: http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/turkey/1.727402
  • Jack Cashill's TWA 800: For a Mother, 20 Years Ago Is Yesterday

    06/23/2016 4:49:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2016 | Lisa Michelson
    Throughout the TWA 800 investigation, authorities held the grief of family members in ready reserve to ward off tough questions. Within months of the July 1996 crash, FBI honcho Jim Kallstrom was citing the "consternation and pain" of the families to silence critics. True to form, the media interviewed only those family members that affirmed the government position. Many parents, like Lisa Michelson, did not. -- Jack CashillWhen I came home from work on the evening of July 17, 1996 I turned on the television and the newscasts were all saying the same thing: TWA Flight 800, bound for Paris,...
  • TWA 800: Breaking -- Air Traffic Controller Tells All

    06/13/2016 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 463 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-13-16 | Jack Cashill
    As I hoped would happen, American Thinker’s series on TWA Flight 800 has prompted individuals with first hand knowledge to come forward. “Mark Johnson” is one. An air traffic controller (ATC), he worked the night of July 17, 1996 -- the night TWA Flight 800 was destroyed -- at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) located in Westbury, New York. Johnson has provided me with his real name, and I have confirmed that he was in a position to know what he says he knows. He requested that I use an alias because he has children who depend...
  • Air Force: Thunderbird jet crashes after flyover of academy commencement attended by Obama

    06/02/2016 12:49:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    fox news ^ | June 02, 2016
    Thunderbird jet crashed Thursday after a flyover of the academy's commencement, which was attended by President Obama, the US Air Force said.
  • Blue Angels who died in Smyrna, TN crash identified as Marine Corps Captain Jeff Kuss

    06/02/2016 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    WKRN (Nashville) ^ | 6/2/16 | self
    The pilot has been identified in the crash.
  • Pilot parachutes to safety after Thunderbird crashes [Colorado]

    Local news reporting a Thunderbird crashed and the pilot safely ejected.
  • Vintage P-47 aircraft crashes in Hudson River, pilot killed

    05/28/2016 10:25:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 53 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5-28-16 | Magdalena Doris
    The P-47 Thunderbolt crashed Friday during a promotion for the American Airpower Museum, which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the P-47 this weekend. Scuba divers recovered the body of the pilot, 56-year-old William Gordon, of Key West, Florida, about three hours after the crash. Gordon was a veteran air show pilot with more than 25 years of experience, according to promotional material for a Key West air show last month. The website for the April 2-3 air show says Gordon was an "aerobatic competency evaluator" who certified performers to perform low-level aerobatics.
  • Small plane crashes in Hudson River; pilot hurt, rescued

    05/27/2016 7:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK – A small World War II vintage plane celebrating its 75th anniversary crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, but the pilot suffered only minor injuries and was rescued, authorities said. The pilot ditched the plane, a P-47 Thunderbolt, on a part of the river near where a US Airways commercial jet carrying 155 people splash-landed in 2009 in what became known as the Miracle on the Hudson. The P-47 Thunderbolt pilot was the only person aboard, and he was being taken to a hospital, New Jersey state police Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn...
  • Two US Navy F-18s crash in the Atlantic off North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    05/26/2016 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 10 replies
    Two of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets have crashed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, the US Coast Guard confirmed. Their crews have been recovered and taken to a hospital.
  • F/A-18F Mishap off coast of North Carolina (Collision)

    05/26/2016 10:16:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    US Navy ^ | May 26 | Staff
    NORFOLK, VA. (NNS) -- Two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying off the coast of Cape Hatteras were involved in an in-flight mishap at approximately 10:40 a.m. local time. The flight was part of a routine training mission. All aircrew have been recovered and are en route to medical facilities for evaluation. The F/A-18F is a two-seat aircraft. VFA-211 is based at Naval Air Station Oceana. A safety investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the accident.
  • BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque

    05/21/2016 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Lera · 108 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 5/21/16 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title : BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque And Said Farewell Before He Crashed The Plane And Slaughtered Everyone More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said "farewell" as if 'we who are about to die salute you'. He called his brother before take-off telling him to 'pray for him' as he was going for martyrdom. He...
  • BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist

    05/21/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | May 20, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist Involved In Killing Americans In Benghazi So look what we have here. Amr Khaled is a well known Muslim Brotherhood Jihadi of the first class known in Egypt. And what do we know. Look here. He shares his friendship and old photos on that flight with the captain of the crashed Egyptian flight MS804, Mohammed Said Shaker/Shukeir. This spells trouble. So who is Amr Khaled? He is a Jihadi who lent material support to Jihadists in Benghazi that killed Americans. For evidence, here, Ahmad...
  • Missing EgyptAir 804 plane crash: Flight stewardess feared dead posted bizarre Facebook image ...

    05/20/2016 1:57:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | May 20, 2016 | Anthony Bond
    Complete Headline: Missing EgyptAir 804 plane crash: Flight stewardess feared dead posted bizarre Facebook image of jet crashing into sea A flight stewardess feared dead after an EgyptAir jet crashed into the Mediterranean posted this bizarre image of a plane crash on her Facebook page. The image appears to show a female flight attendant emerging from the sea with the wreckage of a plane crash behind her. It was shared by Samar Ezz Eldin who is thought to have been one of the crew members onboard the doomed airliner. Experts fear it crashed into the sea while travelling from Paris...
  • EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean

    05/20/2016 8:49:31 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | May 20, 2016
    The Egyptian military found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel the mystery of why it swerved and plummeted into the sea. Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, the army said. The country's aviation minister has said a "terrorist attack" was a more likely cause than technical failure for the plane's disappearance on a flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board.
  • BREAKING: EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo was likely brought down by terror attack(Shortened)

    05/19/2016 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 19,2016 | Foxnews.Com
    A Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that went down in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 aboard early Thursday hours after departing from Paris zig-zagged sharply before plunging, according to aviation officials, who said terrorism was a likely cause of the crash.
  • B-52 crashes at Guam air base; no injuries reported

    05/18/2016 7:48:34 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 85 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 18, 2016
    The U.S. Air Force said Thursday a B-52 crashed on Guam shortly after takeoff, but all seven crew members made it out safely. No injuries were reported. The plane aborted on takeoff and caught fire at about 8:30 a.m., Pacific Air Forces public affairs said in an email. It crashed on the flight line of the base. The bomber was deployed to Guam from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the military's continuous bomber presence in the Pacific, The Air Force said. The crew members are with the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and were performing a routine training mission, it...
  • Hawaii Official Who Died After Crash Wore Infant Life Vest

    05/06/2016 9:57:00 PM PDT · by LucyT · 512 replies
    AssociatedPress ^ | May 5, 2016, 8:31 PM ET | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane she was traveling in crashed into the ocean was wearing an infant life vest and the pilot didn't give a safety briefing before takeoff, according to details in a National Transportation Safety Board report. An autopsy determined Loretta Fuddy died of an irregular heartbeat from hyperventilating after she exited the plane, which landed in choppy water off the island of Molokai. The pilot and seven other passengers on the 2013 Makani Kai Air flight survived. Pilot Clyde Kawasaki reported to the NTSB that he heard a loud bang, followed by an...
  • Watch: Plane crashes in Russia, all 62 on board killed

    03/19/2016 12:38:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    timesofmalta.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | timesofmalta
    All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport this morning, Russian officials said. Russia's emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed. Most of those aboard were Russian. "The aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces," the Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website. "According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers aboard and seven crew members. They all died." The plane's wing hit the ground on its...
  • FlyDubai Plane Crashes in Russia

    03/18/2016 10:02:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2016 | Laura Mills and Jon Ostrower
    An airliner flying from Dubai with at least 61 people on board crashed early Saturday in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, according to the Russian Emergency Ministry. The Boeing 737-800 crashed on a repeated landing attempt at the city’s airport, according to the ministry. There were 55 passengers and six crew aboard.
  • Dozens feared dead in Russia air crash (FlyDubai 737)

    03/18/2016 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3-20-2016 | BBC
    A passenger jet has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 people on board, officials say. The FlyDubai Boeing 738, coming from Dubai, overshot the runway as it attempted to land and burst into flames, according to reports.
  • ...Hunter stumbles across crashed plane in the remote Utah wilderness - but it's empty

    02/12/2016 5:39:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/05/2016 | corey charlton
    A Utah hunter received the shock of his life when he stumbled upon the remains of a crashed airplane while walking through the remote wilderness. Tom Austin, who runs a guide service in the area, was walking through Valley Park when he and others in his group spotted something shiny in the distance. Seeing only vehicle and foot tracks around the plane, he feared they were about to find dead bodies inside the Cessna 205 cockpit.
  • The Day the Music Died: Plane crash kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper in 1959

    02/03/2016 10:09:49 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 36 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 2 Feb 2016 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    (Originally published by the Daily News on Feb. 4, 1959.) MASON CITY, IOWA, Feb. 3. - Three rock 'n' roll singing stars, who records and appearances stirred millions of teenagers, were killed early today in an Iowa field. The four-place plane carrying the three and their pilot crashed soon after taking off in light snow and heavy gusts of wind from the Mason City Airport. Dead were Buddy Holly, 22, of Lubbock, Tex.; Ritchie Valens, 17, of Los Angeles; J.P. (Big Bopper) Richardson, 24, of Beaumont, Tex., and Roger Peterson, 21, of Clear Lake, Iowa, the pilot.
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Research group: images of twenty Russians responsible for downing MH17

    01/03/2016 3:52:43 PM PST · by annalex · 22 replies
    Dutch Public Broadcasting ^ | 1/2/2016 | Jikke Zijlstra, Michael Smit
    Research group: images of twenty Russians responsible for downing MH17 The number of people in the picture for the downing of flight MH17 is reduced to twenty Russian soldiers. They know which of them on July 17 2014 the Buk missile fired at the unit of Malaysia Airlines. That says Eliot Higgins, founder of the international collective research Bellingcat in an interview with NOS. The network of citizen journalists urged through social media and other public Internet resources on the military. A comprehensive report containing their names and photographs has Bellingcat two weeks ago given to the Dutch Public Prosecution...
  • Plane Crashes Into Government Building in Anchorage--Intentional?

    12/29/2015 4:24:56 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    PC Graveyard ^ | 12/29/2015 | staff
    A small plane, possibly a Cessna 172 or 182 crashed into the Brady Building in downtown on Tuesday. The plane is thought to belong to the Civil Air Patrol. However, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) told the Alaska Dispatch News that no flights were sanctioned at the time of the crash. Only the pilot of the plane was killed. At the time of the crash, only two people were in the building at the time and neither one was near the infected area. The pilot's name has not been released as the next of kin had yet to be identified....
  • Famous Red Bull Pilot Killed in Apple Valley Plane Crash (Mike Mangold)

    12/06/2015 7:01:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Victor Valley News ^ | December 6, 2015
    The pilot killed in the Apple Valley plane crash has been identified as 60-year-old Mike Mangold, a world-famous aerobatics champion for Red Bull who was a resident of Victorville. The crash occurred on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at about 2:20 P.M., according to the Apple Valley Fire Protection District the aircraft is described as an L39 Jet. Witnesses say, that the small plane was attempting to take off from the airport located at 21600 Corwin Road.
  • Egypt Plane Crash: Evidence Points to Inside Job

    11/09/2015 8:07:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/09/2015 | By BRIAN ROSS RHONDA SCHWARTZ JAMES GORDON MEEK RANDY KREIDER
    New evidence in the investigation of the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt indicates an inside man may have helped to plant an explosive device on board, aviation security officials told ABC News. Investigators today will be scrutinizing surveillance tape and employee records at Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh airport, from which the Russian jet took off, looking for a ramp worker who authorities say may have been recruited by ISIS to plant a bomb on the plane. "ISIS may have concluded that the best way to defeat airport defenses is not to go through them but to go around them...
  • South Sudan plane crash: 'Dozens killed' near Juba airport

    11/04/2015 4:08:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 minutes ago, 2015-11-04 | BBC
    A cargo plane has crashed on take-off near the international airport in South Sudan's capital Juba, with at least 25 killed. Some reports put the death toll as high as 40.
  • Russian Plane Crash Kremlin blasts shocking Brit govt for not sharing intelligence (snip)

    11/05/2015 9:48:35 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    David Cameron says crash 'more likely than not' caused by bomb as No10 sends RAF to rescue up to 20,000 Britons stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh after cancelling all flights
  • BREAKING: Russian plane crashes in South Sudan killing 41 people

    11/04/2015 3:08:09 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 29 replies
    Daily Star ^ | November 4, 2015 | Jeremy Culley
    A Russian jet has crashed in South Sudan, killing at least 41 people, according to reports.
  • Patriarch Kirill shocked by wild Halloween celebrations at nightclubs on day of mourning for...

    11/02/2015 6:36:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Interfax ^ | November 02, 2015
    02 November 2015, 10:27 Patriarch Kirill shocked by wild Halloween celebrations at nightclubs on day of mourning for Egypt air crash victims Moscow, November 2, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has criticized those who went to Halloween parties on the day when a Russian airliner crashed killing hundreds of people. "It is remarkable that today has been decreed by the president as the day of national mourning. But I was stunned by a report that certain nightclubs and other entertainment facilities celebrated a festival called Halloween, which is not ours and is hardly understandable for us,...
  • Russian airliner Flight KGL9268 crashes in central Sinai

    10/31/2015 12:30:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 188 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10-31-2015 | BBC
  • Russian plane crash: Isis responsibility claim rejected - latest updates

    10/31/2015 8:42:43 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10-31-2015 | Jessica Elgot
    Islamic State claim 'not accurate' - Russia Russia’s transport minister Maksim Sokolov has said that the claim Islamic State militants brought down the plane “can’t be considered accurate”. Shadi Bushra, reporting for the Guardian in Cairo, has also spoken to Mohamed Samir, Egypt’s army spokesman, who also refuted the claim. They can put out whatever statements they want but there is no proof at this point that terrorists were responsible for this plane crash. We will know the true reasons when the civil aviation authority in coordination with Russian authorities completes its investigation. But the army sees no authenticity to...
  • Egypt: Russian plane crashes with over 200 passengers in Isis stronghold in Sinai

    10/31/2015 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Interantional Business Times ^ | 10/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    A Russian civilian aircraft crashed moments after it went missing in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday. There were said to be 217 passengers and seven crew members on board when Egypt's air traffic control lost contact with the aircraft, according to reports. Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail has confirmed that the Russian plane crashed near Nekhel in the north of Sinai, and has set up a cabinet level crisis committee to investigate, according to AFP The Russian airline Kogalymavia flight was on its way to Russia after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the Red Sea. Most people on...
  • U.S. C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Defense Officials Say

    10/01/2015 3:01:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-1-2015 | Courtney Kube
    A U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Friday, two defense officials told NBC News. The crash happened shortly after midnight local time near Jalalabad Airport.
  • U.S. C-130 Transport Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Defense Officials Say

    10/01/2015 3:12:32 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | OCT 1 2015
    A U.S. C-130 transport plane crashed near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Friday, two defense officials told NBC News. The crash happened shortly after midnight local time near Jalalabad Airport. There is no immediate information on how many passengers were on the transport plane or whether there are casualties.
  • Hollywood Movie Pilot Killed in Plane Crash on Set of New Tom Cruise Film in Colombia

    09/12/2015 12:34:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01:59am, September 12, 2015 | Kennedy Ryan and CNN Wire,
    Pilot Alan D. Purwin was one of the people killed, said Jack Snyder, an executive at Helinet Aviation, which owned the plane. The plane, described as a twin-engine Aerostar, went down in bad weather shortly after takeoff on a flight from Santa Fe de Antioquia to Medellin, according to the Associated Press. The crew members had just wrapped up work on the new film "Mena," Universal Pictures said in a statement.
  • Air Force Pilot Didn't Have Proper Certification for F-16 (Fatal crash)

    09/11/2015 10:21:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 32 replies
    Military.com ^ | September 11, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. -- An F-16 pilot killed when he crashed into the Gulf of Mexico during training did not go through the proper training to begin flying the jets again after a nearly 20-year hiatus, the Air Force says. Matthew J. LaCourse of Panama City Beach, Florida, became disoriented while attempting to intercept another jet that was playing the role of an approaching drone, leading to the crash, ...... LaCourse, 58, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978 and retired from the Air Force in 2000 as a lieutenant colonel. In 2006, he took a job as a...
  • Scores killed after crane crashes in Mecca mosque

    09/11/2015 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | aljazeera
    At least 62 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said on its Twitter account. It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month. Al Jazeera's Hasan Patel, reporting from Mecca, said witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.
  • 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 Ł7million 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.