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  • Large cargo plane crashes at airport in northern Mexico - Monterey

    11/24/2010 2:01:55 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    BNO News ^ | November 24, 2010 | BNO News
    MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Plumes of smoke were rising from an area close to an airport in northern Mexico on Wednesday after a plane had crashed there, authorities said. Mexican media reported that a large cargo plane belonging to the Mexican Air Force had crashed at approximately 2.45 p.m. local time as it was taking off from Monterrey International Airport. Five people were believed to have been killed, television reports said. The airport said it suspended its operations because smoke from a fire at the crash site was preventing planes from taking off or landing. Earlier this year, on...
  • Evidence at F-22 Crash Site (AK) Indicates Pilot Died

    11/19/2010 7:32:24 PM PST · by malamute · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2010 | Fox News / Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Evidence found at the remote, rugged Alaska site where an F-22 Raptor crashed indicates the pilot died, an Air Force official said Friday evening. Part of the jet's ejection seat was found at the site, which means Capt. Jeffrey Haney of Clarklake, Mich., could not have survived the Tuesday night crash, Col. Jack McMullen said. Also found were pieces of the flight suit Haney had been wearing. (excerpt)
  • CIA takes fault in 2001 missionary plane shooting

    11/06/2010 7:47:06 PM PDT · by Errant · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Mission Network News ^ | 3 November, 2010
    Peru (MNN) ― Nine years after the Peruvian air force mistook a missionary flight for a drug run, the Central Intelligence Agency took responsibility for its part in the shoot-down of a plane which killed a missionary, Veronica Bowers, and her infant daughter, Charity.(Photo by Joe Sherman)
  • Dozens Feared Killed In Cuba Plane Crash (and another crash in Pakistan)

    11/04/2010 10:39:53 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11/5/2010 | Sky News
    Cuban passenger plane with 68 people on board has crashed in the centre of the country. The aircraft was flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital Havana when it went down. Twenty-eight foreigners were reported to be among the passengers. Their nationalities are unknown. There is no word on the cause of the crash or on any survivors. The plane belonged to the state-run Aero Caribbean airline. Meanwhile, a small plane has crashed in Pakistan killing all 20 people on board. More follows...
  • Singapore-bound Qantas flight near Indonesia's Batam Island: [No crash]

    11/03/2010 8:29:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 95 replies
    Only a headline so far.
  • Plane crash in San Bruno, CA (Cause of the fire is now said to be a natural gas leak)

    09/09/2010 7:01:08 PM PDT · by SFC Chromey · 224 replies · 3+ views
    A plane just crashed near SFO in San Bruno, CA. Prayers to all affected.
  • Malware Blamed For Disastrous Plane Crash

    08/22/2010 12:52:55 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 82 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 20 August, 2010 | Gizmodo
      154 lives were lost when Spanair Flight 5022 crashed moments after taking off from Madrid-Barajas International Airport in 2008. Now documents from an investigation into the incident are showing that a malware infection may have been to blame.According to the investigation, the computer system used to monitor technical problems on the plane was infected with a trojan. As a result, there were no alerts or warnings for three technical issues which "if detected, may have prevented the plane from taking off."The investigation is still not complete and authorities are trying to determine just how the malware got onto the...
  • Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens dies in plane crash

    08/10/2010 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 8/10/10 | BECKY BOHRER
    A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people, authorities said Tuesday. Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe was also believed to be aboard, but it was unclear whether he was among the dead. Stevens' family has been notified that the 86-year-old was among those killed in the crash Monday night, family spokesman Mitch Rose told The Associated Press. Rescuers arrived on helicopter early Tuesday and were giving medical care to survivors, Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said. He offered no additional details, except that...
  • Report: Former Sen. Stevens died in crash Email Print Link

    08/10/2010 10:02:23 AM PDT · by pissant · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Trib ^ | 8/10/10 | staff
    KTUU, an NBC-affiliate station in Anchorage, is reporting that former Sen. Ted Stevens (R) has died in the crash near Dillingham in the Southwest Alaska. Dave Dittman, a former aide and longtime family friend of former Sen. Ted Stevens says Stevens was killed in a plane crash near Dillingham Monday night. Nine people were on board, including former NASA Chief Sean O'Keefe. Five people were killed in the crash, but other identities were not known, nor are the conditions of the survivors. Late through the night rescue crews were battling bad weather conditions to reach the scene, where Good Samaritan...
  • Ex-Sen. Stevens in plane crash, unclear if survived

    08/10/2010 7:20:09 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 10 Aug 10
    Former Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens was aboard a plane that crashed in Alaska, and it was not immediately clear whether he survived, a congressional source said on Tuesday. Half of those aboard the plane were killed in the crash and a doctor is apparently on the scene, though rescuers are having trouble reaching the site because of bad weather, the source said, declining to be further identified. Stevens lost his re-election bid in 2008 after he was convicted on corruption charges, but the case was later thrown out because of prosecutorial misconduct.
  • Plane with 8 aboard crashes in southwest Alaska; possible fatalities (Ted Stevens May Be Aboard)

    08/10/2010 4:00:01 AM PDT · by tlb · 174 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News ^ | Aug 10, 2010 | staff
    JUNEAU, Alaska - Authorities said Tuesday that a plane believed to be carrying eight people has crashed in southwest Alaska. Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said the Guard was called to the area about 20 miles north of Dillingham at about 7 p.m. Monday after a passing aircraft saw the wreckage. Hayes says there are possible fatalities. State and federal officials say severe weather has hampered the rescue operation. Hayes says about five good Samaritans were on scene early Tuesday helping the crash victims. He says he was told by Alaska State Troopers that there were "eight or...
  • No survivors as Pakistan plane crash kills 152

    07/28/2010 4:38:09 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | July 28th 2010 | Aleem Maqbool
    A plane has crashed in hills north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, killing all 152 people on board. The plane, an Airblue flight from Karachi to Islamabad, came down in the Margalla Hills. Officials said the plane lost contact with the control tower minutes before landing. It is not known what caused the crash. Pakistani TV showed images of smouldering wreckage on a foggy hillside, with helicopters overhead. A huge rescue effort was launched, and the army sent special troops to help. The plane, reported to be an Airbus A321 with 146 passengers and six crew on board, is thought...
  • Families of victims of Concorde supersonic jet crash mark 10 years since disaster

    07/25/2010 9:17:07 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 14 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 07/25/2010 | Daily Press
    GONESSE, France (AP) Families whose loved ones died in the fiery crash of a supersonic Concorde jet 10 years ago joined together near Paris on Sunday, laying flowers at a monument to the dead and wandering the breezy field where the plane went down. A French court is awaiting a verdict on who was to blame for the accident, which killed 109 aboard the plane and four on the ground, and devastated the reputation of the jet. The Concorde, which ferried the rich and famous across the Atlantic for three decades and could fly twice as fast as the...
  • 5 dead, 2 Injured in Ruidoso (NM) Plane Crash (Victims from Texas)

    06/17/2010 11:36:21 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies · 905+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 17, 2010 | AP via ABQ Journal
    State Police and Lincoln County emergency management officials say five people are dead and two others are injured after a plane apparently overshot the runway and crashed Thursday morning at the Ruidoso airport in south-central New Mexico. The tail number shows the airplane is registered to Rod Aviation in Granbury, Texas.
  • BREAKING - Plane crashes into Round Valley (E. AZ) High School and explodes

    06/11/2010 3:58:40 PM PDT · by Migraine · 72 replies · 4,760+ views
    White Mountain (AZ) Independent ^ | June 11, 2010 | Karen Warnick
    At about 2 pm on Friday, June 11, a small plane, apparently taking off from Springerville airport crashed into the Round Valley High School's main building. Shortly after the crash, there was an explosion that was rattled windows all over town. It is suspected the plane's fuel tank exploded. The first person on the scene was James Nelson Jr., Eagar councilman. "I was driving down Main Street and saw a small plane that was too low and wobbling. It went down near the High School so I pulled in and saw it had crashed into the roof. There were pieces...
  • 1 dead, 4 hurt after small plane crashes in Alaska

    06/01/2010 10:57:32 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 16 replies · 526+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2010 | Rachel D'Oro
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska A small airplane crashed in a busy business district near downtown during rush hour Tuesday, killing a small child and injuring the four other people onboard, authorities said.
  • Plane crashes into Markham building (Toronto, Canada)

    05/25/2010 11:28:02 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 45 replies · 4,785+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 25, 2010 | Chris Doucette
    A small plane has crashed into an office building in Markham and burst into flames. Witnesses to the fiery crash say the plane, believed to be a four-seater Cessna, was trailing smoke and rolled moments before smashing into the top of the two-storey building on Woodbine Ave., a block north of Hwy. 7 around 12:25 p.m.
  • Update on Air India Plane Crash: Death Toll at 159; One Survivor "Heard Loud Explosion" - Video

    05/22/2010 6:23:57 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 508+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 22, 2010 | Brian
    Here is an updated video report on the crash of an Air India Express 737 en route from Dubai to Mangalore, India. Current information puts the death toll at 159, with seven survivors. The plane overshot the runway, and one survivor said he heard a "loud explosion" just before the plane hit the ground. He also said he saw a "hole on the left side of the plane." Indian officials are saying that weather had nothing to do with the crash. They also are sayin they believe the cause was "pilot error." The report shows the first image of a...
  • Plane crashes in south India, 169 feared killed

    05/21/2010 7:39:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 74 replies · 3,127+ views
    al Reuters ^ | 5/21/2010
    All 169 people on board were feared killed when a passenger plane overshot the runway in southern India and crashed early Saturday, an official said.
  • 2 passengers in cockpit before Kaczynski crash

    05/19/2010 10:01:56 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 4 replies · 679+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 05/19/2010 | DAVID NOWAK
    As Polish President Lech Kaczynski's plane streaked toward disaster, at least two passengers visited the cockpit, others may have chatted on cellular phones that can obstruct navigation instruments and an under-trained crew faced heavy fog over challenging terrain.