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Plane Race Ends
in Double Tragedy
Sep 18, 2023 9:11 AM CDT
Plane Race Ends in Double Tragedy
2 pilots killed in Reno, Nevada in collision upon landing; NTSB, FAA among those investigating
- Two pilots were killed when their planes crashed upon landing at an air racing event Sunday in Reno, authorities said. Officials with the Reno Air Racing Association said the planes collided at the conclusion of the T-6 Gold race around 2:15pm Sunday, per the AP . The pilots have been...
Joy During Gender Reveal
Turns Into 'Screams of Distress'
Sep 5, 2023 11:20 AM CDT
Joy During Gender Reveal Turns Into 'Screams of Distress'
Pilot crashes plane, dies in Mexico following reveal; creator of gender reveal parties shares her regret
- In a viral video , a plane emitting pink smoke flies low over a couple, announcing they're expecting a baby girl. But as the couple embraces in celebration, disaster strikes. The camera pans away from the couple to the plane, which angles upward, then begins twisting in the air as...
Letter: 'I Am More
Valuable to Them
Alive Than Dead'
Sep 5, 2023 6:29 AM CDT
Hemingway Letter: 'I Am More Valuable to Them Alive Than Dead'
Author's note to his lawyer after 2 plane crashes talks about injuries, beef with Abercrombie & Fitch
- A letter that author Ernest Hemingway wrote to his attorney soon after he'd endured back-to-back plane crashes just sold for big bucks on the auction block. NPR reports the that four-page note, scrawled on stationery from a hotel in Venice, Italy, went for $237,055 via Nate D. Sanders...
40 Days After Crash, a Stunning
Find: 'The Jungle Saved Them'
Jun 10, 2023 6:00 AM CDT
40 Days After Crash, a Stunning Find: 'The Jungle Saved Them'
4 Indigenous children, one a baby, survived in the Amazon on their own after plane went down
- Four Indigenous children survived an Amazon plane crash that killed three adults and then wandered on their own in the jungle for 40 days before being found alive by Colombian soldiers. The announcement of their rescue on Friday brought a happy ending to a saga that had captivated many Colombians,...
Crash in Virginia
Jun 5, 2023 5:55 AM CDT
Wreckage Located After Plane Crash in Virginia
Authorities say no survivors found after plane spurred military to scramble F-16 fighter jets
- The wreckage of a private Cessna plane that crashed in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley on Sunday was located later that evening, and authorities say no survivors have been found, per CNN . The Virginia State Police say the identity of those on the plane, which prompted the military to scramble fighter...
Doomed Medical Transport
Flight Broke Apart in the Air
Feb 28, 2023 1:30 AM CST
Doomed Medical Transport Flight Broke Apart in the Air
Care Flight plane crashed Friday in Nevada, killing all 5 on board
- The medical transport flight that crashed Friday in Nevada, killing everyone on board, appears to have broken apart in the air before it hit the ground in a mountainous area. "How do we know if the airplane broke up in flight? We found parts of the airplane one-half to...
'Miraculous': 737 Pilots
Walk Away From Crash
Feb 7, 2023 1:30 PM CST
'Miraculous': 737 Pilots Walk Away From Crash
Jet converted to fight fires went down in Australia
- It's not the result you'd expect from the scene: smoke billowing from a crashed Boeing 737 jet—and not a single serious injury. In this case, the 737 that went down in Western Australia state crashed with only two pilots aboard, reports the ABC News of Australia. The...
Kayakers Make 'Pretty Comical'
Rescue of Pilot in Icy Creek
Dec 27, 2022 6:34 AM CST
Kayakers Make 'Pretty Comical' Rescue of Pilot in Icy Creek
Maryland officials, however, say they saved life of man who crashed into Maryland waters
- A pilot has a number of shovel-wielding kayakers to thank following his rescue from an icy creek in Maryland after his plane plunged into it. Per a release from the Maryland State Police, 71-year-old Steve Couchman of Frederick took off Monday morning in his single-engine Piper Cherokee aircraft from Lee...
Pilot's Ejection Caught
on Camera After
Fighter Jet Crash
Dec 16, 2022 1:52 PM CST
Pilot's Ejection Caught on Camera After Fighter Jet Crash
Pilot is OK after slow-moving accident at Texas military base
- The pilot of a fighter jet that crash-landed in Texas will be fine after ejecting from the plane after it hit the ground. The
describes the "bizarre slow-moving crash" that took place Thursday morning at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, where a spectator captured...
Autopsy Finds Fatal Fall
From Plane Was Accidental
Nov 30, 2022 4:39 PM CST
Autopsy Finds Fatal Fall From Plane Was Accidental
Rear ramp had been opened for ventilation
- A co-pilot who fell from a private plane in North Carolina in July died in an accident, an autopsy has determined. The report from the state's chief medical examiner said Charles Hew Crooks sustained multiple blunt force injuries. The toxicology report said tests found no alcohol or "common...
Georgia Student Killed by
Plane Propeller After Date
Oct 19, 2022 11:56 AM CDT
Georgia Student Killed by Plane Propeller After Date
Accident happened Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport
- A college student died after being struck by the propeller of a small plane as he disembarked at an airport in southeast Georgia, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the death Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport, FAA spokesman Steve Kulm said....
As Trial Begins on Fatal
Flight 447, a Big First in France
Oct 10, 2022 6:54 AM CDT
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
- 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...
Plane Crash Follows Erratic
Flight, Scramble of NATO Jets
Sep 5, 2022 8:44 AM CDT
Plane Crash Follows Erratic Flight, Scramble of NATO Jets
Private Cessna aircraft plunged into Baltic Sea, off the coast of Latvia
- 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...
Co-Pilot in Midair Mystery
'Apologized, Then Departed'
Aug 16, 2022 6:55 PM CDT
Co-Pilot in Midair Mystery 'Apologized, Then Departed'
NTSB report says Charles Crooks was upset about incident that damaged landing gear
- The co-pilot who apparently jumped to his death from a plane in North Carolina on July 29 was extremely upset about an incident that damaged the plane's landing gear, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report. The NTSB says the pilot of the CASA 212 turboprop...
Timeline Emerges in Case
of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Aug 6, 2022 5:00 PM CDT
Timeline Emerges in Case of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane
The body of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was found Friday
- While it's still unknown what caused a co-pilot to exit a turboprop plane and fall to his death on Friday, a firmer picture of the timeline is emerging. But it remains a confusing picture. The
News & Observer
used FAA records to piece together the following series of events:...
FAA Workers' 911 Call Sheds
Light on 'Midair Mystery'
Aug 3, 2022 7:37 AM CDT
FAA Workers' 911 Call Sheds Light on 'Midair Mystery'
Employees tell dispatcher that pilot said co-pilot Charles Hew Crooks jumped out of plane
- More details are filtering in on what's been deemed a "midair mystery" involving a co-pilot who exited his turboprop plane midflight and fell to his death. The timeline has since been pieced together regarding what happened to Charles Hew Crooks in the skies over North Carolina on Friday...
Report: EgyptAir Crash Likely
Caused by Pilot's Cigarette
Apr 28, 2022 10:44 AM CDT
Report: EgyptAir Crash Likely Caused by Pilot's Cigarette
Terrorism was initially blamed for 2016 crash that killed 66; French investigators found otherwise
- Smoke was detected on EgyptAir Flight 804 shortly before it plunged into the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016, killing all 66 aboard, and initial analyses pointed toward terrorism. Now, a report from French investigators points to something far less nefarious: a fire caused by a cigarette smoked by one...
They Tried to Swap Planes
Midair. It Didn't Quite Work
Apr 25, 2022 8:13 AM CDT
They Tried to Swap Planes Midair. It Didn't Quite Work
FAA probing Sunday stunt in Arizona, which led to one plane crashing; both pilots are OK
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a probe into a failed stunt in the sky. Cousins Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington, daredevil Red Bull skydivers who'd hoped to swap Cessna single-seat airplanes in midair, didn't see their feat go as planned on Sunday: One of the pilots...
Search at Muddy
Crash Site Yields
49K Debris Pieces
Mar 31, 2022 8:48 AM CDT
Challenging Search at Muddy Crash Site Yields 49K Debris Pieces
All 132 on board China Eastern Flight MU5735 died in March 21 accident; search is now ending
- Chinese officials said Thursday that the search for wreckage in last week's crash of a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 is basically done, and that more than 49,000 pieces of debris had been found. Flight MU5735 plunged from 29,000 feet into a mountainside in southern China's Guangxi...
4 US Troops Die During
NATO Exercise in Norway
Mar 19, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
4 US Troops Die During NATO Exercise in Norway
Cold Response exercise unrelated to war in Ukraine, Norway's PM says
- Four US soldiers were killed in a plane crash in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise unrelated to the Ukraine war, Norway's prime minister said Saturday. Jonas Gahr Stoere tweeted that they were killed in the crash on Friday night. The cause was under...
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