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Woman, Child Killed When Plane Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Police are searching for 3rd person believed to have been on private plane

(Newser) - A private airplane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast Saturday night, with two people, including a child, confirmed dead as authorities searched for a third person believed to have been on the flight, police said. Authorities in Venice, Florida, initiated a search Sunday after 10am following...

Plane Dangled From Power Line for Hours With 2 Trapped Inside

Pilot, passenger have been rescued

(Newser) - The pilot and passenger trapped for hours after a plane crashed into Maryland power lines Sunday were rescued early Monday. While they were initially reported to have been unharmed before they'd been extricated from the plane, CNN reports both were hospitalized with serious injuries including orthopedic and trauma injuries...

After Crash at Air Show, a Death Toll of 6

Two vintage planes collided in Dallas

(Newser) - Six people were killed after two historic military planes collided and crashed to the ground Saturday afternoon during a Dallas air show, officials said. “According to our Dallas County Medical Examiner, there are a total of 6 fatalities from yesterday’s Wings over Dallas air show incident,” Dallas...

Historic Planes Collide, Crash During Air Show

Officials have no information yet on possible casualties

(Newser) - Two historic military planes collided and crashed to the ground Saturday during an air show in Dallas, exploding into a ball of flames and sending plumes of black smoke billowing into the sky. It was unclear how many people were on board the aircraft or if anyone on the ground...

Death Toll Hits 19 in Lake Victoria Plane Crash

Fisherman hailed as hero for efforts to rescue survivors of Tanzania crash

(Newser) - A plane crashed Sunday morning into Lake Victoria as it approached an airport in Tanzania, killing 19 people on board, the country's prime minister said. A senior policeman said it was raining when the aircraft plunged into the water. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa raised the death toll up from...

Plane Crashes Into Car Dealership
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Plane Crashes Into Car Dealership

2 killed, but nobody on the ground was injured in Marietta, Ohio

(Newser) - A plane crash early Tuesday left two dead and sent flames and billowing smoke over the small city of Marietta, Ohio, reports CNN . The crash occurred around 7:15am, when a twin-engine 1974 Beechcraft King Air E90 went down in the parking lot of a Buick dealership. A spokesman for...

As Trial Begins on Fatal Flight 447, a Big First in France

Air France and Airbus are first French companies to face trial there after a plane crash

(Newser) - Thirteen years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during its journey from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, a nine-week manslaughter trial is finally beginning. Reuters reports that the trial starting Monday in the French capital is the first time that companies in that nation have faced...

On a Clear Morning, 2 Small Planes Collide in Midair

3 people died in the crash near Denver

(Newser) - Two small airplanes collided in midair near Denver on Saturday, killing three people, authorities said. It wasn't known what might have caused the crash between the four-seater Cessna 172 and the Sonex Xenos, a light, aluminum, homebuilt aircraft that can seat two. Nearby residents who heard the crash and...

Remains Found Near 'Ghost Plane' Crash Site

Fighter jets scrambled before crash didn't see anybody in Cessna's cockpit

(Newser) - Investigators haven't found answers yet in the mysterious crash of a private jet in the Baltic Sea Sunday—but human remains and debris have now been recovered, and an underwater search for the Cessna Citation 551 is underway. Lt. Cmdr. Peteris Subbota, head of the Latvian military’s Marine...

Floatplane Crash Victims Include Winemaker, Family

Civil rights activist was also among the 10 dead in Washington state crash

(Newser) - A civil rights activist from Spokane, Washington, a business owner, and the founder of a winery and his family were on the floatplane that crashed in the waters of Puget Sound , killing 10. The US Coast Guard released the names of the victims early Tuesday. The body of one of...

10 Presumed Dead in Washington State Floatplane Crash

One body found, search for 9 others, including child, called off

(Newser) - Update: The US Coast Guard suspended the search Monday afternoon for nine people, including a child, who were missing after a floatplane crashed in the waters of Puget Sound northwest of Seattle, the AP reports. The body of a 10th person, an unidentified female, was recovered by a Good Samaritan...

Plane Crash Follows Erratic Flight, Scramble of NATO Jets

Private Cessna aircraft plunged into Baltic Sea, off the coast of Latvia

(Newser) - A private plane that took off out of Spain on Sunday ended up in the waters off of Latvia, after an erratic flight path that drew NATO jets to track the aircraft. CNN reports the Cessna 551 registered in Austria took off from Jerez shortly before 1pm local time, with...

Man Dies While Scattering His Father's Ashes

Lee Cemensky was in an ultralight aircraft that went down last Sunday in Minnesota

(Newser) - Leo John Cemensky died Aug. 7 in Fifty Lakes, Minnesota, at age 80 . His son died three weeks later, apparently during the process of scattering his dad's ashes. KLAS reports Lee Cemensky, 58, was in an ultralight aircraft piloted by Douglas A. Johnson that went down in a wooded...

Planes on Final Approach to Airport Collide in Mid-Air

All 3 people aboard were killed in small aircraft crash

(Newser) - Two pilots both attempting to land small aircraft at a Northern California airport collided in mid-air Thursday afternoon, killing all three people reported to be on board. The small private planes were attempting to land at Watsonville Municipal Airport in Santa Cruz County when the crash occurred around 3pm, KRON4...

Planes Collide at North Las Vegas Airport, Killing 4

One plane was preparing to land when crash occurred

(Newser) - Four people died Sunday after two small planes collided at North Las Vegas Airport, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Piper PA-46 and a single-engine Cessna 172 collided around noon Sunday, the AP reports. “Preliminary information indicates that the Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when...

After Cargo Plane Crash in Greece, a Toxic Smell

Locals told to stay indoors after aircraft with Serbian military weaponry goes down

(Newser) - Experts were poised to investigate the site of a plane crash in northern Greece Sunday to determine whether any dangerous chemicals or explosive cargo remains. The An-12 military cargo plane smashed into fields between two villages late Saturday, per the AP . Local residents reported seeing a fireball and hearing explosions...

Navy Fighter Jet Crashes, Killing Pilot

F/A-18E Super Hornet went down Friday in Southern California desert

(Newser) - A Navy fighter jet crashed Friday in the Southern California desert, killing the pilot, authorities said. An F/A-18E Super Hornet based at Naval Air Station Lemoore went down at about 2:30pm in the area of Trona, an unincorporated Mojave Desert community in San Bernardino County, the Navy announced in...

'Very Little Chance' of Survivors in Nepal Crash

Bodies of 20 of 22 passengers recovered in Sunday accident

(Newser) - The bodies of 20 of the 22 people aboard the Tara Air plane that slammed into the side of a Nepal mountain Sunday have been recovered, and Reuters reports that hopes for the remaining two are dwindling rapidly. "There is very little chance to find survivors," says Deo...

'Miracle Girl' Who Survived Plane Crash Testifies in France

Bahia Bakari told her story in a French courtroom as part of a suit against Yemenia Air

(Newser) - Bahia Bakari was 12 years old when fishermen plucked her from the Indian Ocean, where she was clinging to debris from Yemenia Air Flight 626. According to the Guardian , Bakari—the only survivor of the 2009 crash that killed 152 other passengers and crew—testified publicly in French court about...

Report: Plane Crashed Into the Earth Intentionally

Sources tell 'WSJ' what US officials reportedly determined about China Eastern crash

(Newser) - When a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 crashed into the earth in March , the impact caused a 65-foot-deep crater and smashed the plane into tens of thousands of pieces, some of them buried underground by the force . The Wall Street Journal now reports on a preliminary assessment of what caused that...

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