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  • Texas airport crash sees plane overshoot runway and crash into CAR driving down busy road

    11/13/2023 12:36:38 PM PST · by DFG · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/13/2023 | MACKENZIE TATANANNI
    A plane attempted an emergency landing at a Texas airport before it crashed through a fence and plowed into a car on the busy highway nearby. The spectacular crash happened around 12.30pm Saturday near Aero Country Airport in McKinney. Miraculously, neither the two people in the plane nor the single individual in the car involved suffered serious injuries. According to McKinney Fire and the Federal Aviation Administration, a pilot flying a single-engine Lancair IV-P Propjet attempted an emergency landing, narrowly missing the end of the runway. 'I looked over and saw a bunch of smoke come out from the tires,'...
  • Army general killed in single-engine plane crash in Maryland

    07/29/2023 5:46:07 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-29-23 | Richard Pollina
    A decorated United States Army general died in a single-engine plane crash on Monday, according to reports. Maj. Gen. Anthony Potts, 59, piloted the Piper PA-28 Cherokee airplane when he crashed in Havre de Grace, Maryland — less than 75 miles outside of Washington, DC, reported. Potts was the sole passenger in the aircraft and was declared dead at the scene, Harford County Fire & EMS announced. “Maj. Gen. Potts completed over 36 years of distinguished service,” Bryce Dubee, an Army spokesperson, told the outlet. “The entire US Army is grateful for his service, and we extend our deepest...
  • Children reunited with family after surviving 40 days in Colombian Amazon

    06/11/2023 6:29:43 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    msn ^ | 6-11-23
    our children who were found alive 40 days after their light plane crashed in the Amazon jungle have been reunited with their relatives. The siblings – Lesly, 13, Soleiny, nine, Tien Noriel, four, and baby Cristin, who had just had his first birthday – had to fend for themselves after their mum and the pilots died in the accident in a remote part of Colombia. The country’s army on Saturday tweeted pictures of soldiers and volunteers posing with the children, who were wrapped in thermal blankets. The children have been reunited with relatives as they recover in hospital. Their grandfather...
  • Missing Colombian children from deadly jungle plane crash found alive after 40-day search

    06/10/2023 8:18:06 AM PDT · by CFW · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/23 | Andrea Vanchianno
    Four Colombian children were found alive Friday after they were missing for over a month from a deadly jungle plane crash, according to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo. The children — whose ages range from 11 months to 13 years old — had been passengers on a plane that crashed May 1. The flight departed from the southern town of Araracuara en route to a northern part of Colombia, when it experienced engine failure.
  • Colombia Plane Crash: Four Children Found Alive in Amazon After 40 Days

    06/09/2023 6:54:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/10 | Aoife Walsh
    Four children have been found alive more than a month after their plane crashed in Colombia's Amazon jungle, the country's president has said.The siblings, aged 13, nine, four and a one-year-old baby, were on board the plane with their mother, a pilot and a co-pilot when it crashed on 1 May. Their mother and the other adults onboard the plane died. President Gustavo Petro said finding the children after weeks of searching was "a joy for the whole country".
  • Four dead, including family members of NRA exec, in crash through restricted airspace that led to sonic boom from F-16 fighter jets

    06/06/2023 11:10:08 AM PDT · by Twotone · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 4, 2023 | David Propper, Allie Griffin and Ronny Reyes
    A sonic boom was heard across the Washington, DC, area Sunday afternoon when military jets raced after an unresponsive private plane that crossed into restricted airspace and later crashed, killing all four people onboard. The deafening boom rang out when two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to investigate the aircraft that was not responding to radio transmissions shortly after 3 p.m., according to the Department of Defense. Residents around the capital and surrounding communities were left bewildered until more information came out. The F-16s were deployed after the private Cessna flew into restricted airspace...
  • Odd “Coincidences” Surround Plane Crash That Killed Five People on Their Way to Ohio

    02/23/2023 5:05:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Liberty Daily ^ | By J.D. Rucker • Feb. 23, 2023
    In 2023, many of the accidents that have been happening deserve far more scrutiny than they’re receiving. From food processing plants going up in flames to the recent rash of train derailments that seem to have surged beyond the realm of coincidence, it behooves us to examine the circumstances surrounding these often tragic events. Case-in-Point: The plane crash that killed five people in Arkansas. The plane took off from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport on Wednesday. Even the namesake of the airport draws a conspiratorial doubletake, but it’s just a name so it’s not a huge deal. The...
  • No survivors after plane heading to Ohio for plant fire crashes in Arkansas

    02/22/2023 4:02:56 PM PST · by HippyLoggerBiker · 57 replies
    WSYX OHIO ^ | February 22nd 2023 | WSYX staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — There were no survivors after a plane carrying five people coming to Ohio to assist with a metals plant explosion crashed on its way to Columbus, authorities say. The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Beech BE20 crashed after departing Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas, around noon. The plane, with five people aboard, was heading to John Glenn International in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities in central Arkansas are responding to the area surrounding the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport after a plane crashed Wednesday, Feb. 22. (Photo KATV) The Pulaski County...
  • Nepal plane crash – Doomed passengers’ final moments seen in Facebook live video from cabin as fireball crash kills 68

    01/15/2023 3:39:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    BBC Gossip ^ | 01/15/2023
    A group of five friends on holiday can be heard laughing on a Facebook live stream as the plane comes into land at an airport in Nepal. His phone kept broadcasting and captured the moment the plane crashed and was engulfed by fire. Footage shows him filming out of the window while one of his friends can be heard saying “it’s a lot of fun” as the rooftops of the city can be seen below. The landing seems routine until suddenly the screen turns orange and screams are heard as the cabin appears to shake. Sonu’s phone keep broadcasting as...
  • NTSB releases preliminary report on deadly Dallas air show plane crash that killed 6

    11/30/2022 1:54:31 PM PST · by DFG · 41 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 11/30/2022 | Briauna Brown
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday released its preliminary report on the deadly plane air show plane crash in Dallas earlier this month. Just after 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 12, five people on board a B-17 Flying Fortress were killed along with the pilot of a P-63 King Cobra during the Wings Over Dallas air show that featured several World War II-era planes. A full investigation could take up to 12-18 months, according to the NTSB, and the report released Wednesday were the initial findings by investigators. According to recorded audio for the airshow radio transmissions and Automatic...
  • How Juliane Koepcke Survived A Plane Crash And 11 Days Alone In The Amazon

    11/26/2022 10:08:36 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 16 replies
    Weird News via YouTube ^ | December 1971 | Weird History
    In December 1971, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke and her mother were traveling to see her father on LANSA Flight 508 when the plane was felled by lightning and broke apart. Considered the worst lightning strike in history, the crash ultimately led to the loss of every passenger on board - except Koepcke. The teenager plunged two miles through the air to the floor of a Peruvian jungle, still strapped to her seat. Despite this harrowing experience, she lived to tell the tale. Koepcke, who miraculously suffered only minimal harm, ventured through the forest for 11 days seeking help. Just 10 minutes...
  • LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

    11/19/2022 3:14:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2022 | Marco Aquino
    LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead By Marco Aquino LIMA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A LATAM Airlines (LTM.SN) jet collided with a firetruck on the runway as it was taking off from the airport in Peru's capital Lima on Friday, resulting in the death of two firefighters, the carrier said. Peru's health ministry said at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) that 20 passengers were being treated in a clinic, and at least two were in serious condition. The airline said no passengers or crew members were killed. The ministry said 61 people had been moved to nearby...

    10/22/2022 6:22:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    Tmz com ^ | October 22, 2022
    Rainer Schaller -- who owns Gold's Gym, among other brands -- is missing alongside his family after their plane disappeared overnight ... with officials all but confirming they're dead. A private plane carrying Schaller, his partner Christiane Schikorsky, their children and a reported fitness trainer are listed as the five passengers who have gone unaccounted for since their aircraft vanished off the Costa Rican coast while traveling from Mexico Friday. Reports say the plane lost all communication with a control tower while it was flying near Barra del Parismina in the Caribbean Sea -- and now, the Costa Rican Coast...
  • One dead after plane crashes at Reno Air Races

    09/18/2022 7:35:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    KVRN ^ | September 18th 2022
    One person is dead after a single jet went down during the championship round of the Reno Air Races on Sunday afternoon. Fred Telling, the CEO and president of the Reno Air Racing Association, said the crash happened on lap 3 of 6 during the Jet Gold Race on outer pylon 5. The pilot's name was not released by officials during a news conference.
  • Seattle plane crash: One person dead, eight unaccounted for after float plane plunges into bay

    09/04/2022 8:35:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    fox ^ | September 4, 2022 9:05pm EDT | Paul Best
    A float plane with eight adults and one child on board crashed on Sunday in a bay about 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington, according to the Coast Guard. One deceased individual was recovered from the water while eight others were still unaccounted for. The float plane was a 55-year-old de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter, according to Flightradar24. It took off from Friday Harbor and was in the air for 19 minutes before crashing.
  • Plane crashes in Mississippi, pilot alive

    09/03/2022 8:42:17 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 51 replies
    WREG Memphis ^ | 9/3/22 | David Roger
    UPDATE: According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot has crashed and he is alive at this time. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Walmart in Tupelo, Mississippi was evacuated Saturday morning after a man threatened to crash a plane into the business, the Tupelo Police Department said.
  • 'Multiple fatalities' reported after 2 small planes collide mid-air at California airport, city officials say

    08/18/2022 5:58:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    abc ^ | August 18, 2022, 4:20 PM | Meredith Deliso
    The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. local time at the Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, an agricultural area located about 50 miles south of San Jose, officials said. The two planes were attempting to land when they collided, the city of Watsonville said on social media. "We have reports of multiple fatalities," it said. A single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 340 "collided while the pilots were on their final approaches," the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Three people were on board the planes.... No injuries were reported to anyone on the ground, it said.
  • Somalia plane crash: Plane flips over at Mogadishu airport

    07/18/2022 8:02:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Firefighters doused the flames and pictures from the scene show the plane, a Fokker 50, upside down. It belonged to Jubba Airways and it was an internal flight from the city of Baidoa to the capital. The passengers and the crew were all rescued, according to the airport authorities who were quoted by state media. The cause of the crash is not yet clear.
  • Red Bull DOESN'T give you wings! Groundbreaking mid-air plane SWAP sponsored by energy drink fails after aircraft nosedives and crashes - but neither pilot is injured

    04/25/2022 5:48:44 PM PDT · by Trillian · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 April 2022 | Gina Martinez
    A never-before-attempted aerial stunt which saw two cousins attempt to swap planes via skydive in mid-air ended in failure after one of the aircraft nosedived out of control and crashed. Sunday's stunt over the Arizona desert involved Luke Aikins, 48, and Andy Farrington, 39, leap out of Red Bull sponsored single-engined Cesnas, then attempt to freefall into the other's plane. The stunt began well, with both men leaping out while their aircraft flew in a pre-prepared formation. But moments later, Farrington's planes began to spiral, and nosedived to the ground. Thankfully, neither man was injured. Aikins - whose plane crashed...
  • All 132 people on board crashed China airliner confirmed dead as second black box recovered

    03/27/2022 12:26:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cnn ^ | March 27, 2022 2:42am EDT | Jennifer Hauser, Philip Wang and Helen Regan
    China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) said they have identified 120 of the victims using DNA testing, including 114 passengers and six crew members. Monday's crash of the Boeing 737-800 plane marks China's worst air disaster in more than a decade. Flight MU5735 was en route from the southwestern city of Kunming to Guangzhou with 123 passengers and nine crew members on board, when it lost contact over the city of Wuzhou, the CAAC said in a statement. The recovery of the flight data recorder, along with the cockpit voice recorder discovered on Wednesday and sent to Beijing for analysis, should...