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National Transportation Safety Board

NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Saturday, February 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of UNITED AIR LINES INC Accident occurred Friday, February 19, 2010 in Anchorage, AK Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/23/2017 Aircraft: BOEING 747, registration: N173UA Injuries: 1 Serious, 25 Minor, 236 Uninjured. NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal... »

Four Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Idaho

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near China Beach on the Palisades Reservoir in Idaho, on March 13th. The Cessna 182 aircraft crashed and burst into flames around 1 mile north of Alpine Airport, from where it departed. There were four people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. They were... »

Three Killed after Small Plane Crashed at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
By George Hatcher

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Small Plane Crashed at Granbury Municipal Airport; 2 Killed

Saturday, September 26, 2015
By George Hatcher

A single-engine plane crashed at Granbury Municipal Airport in Hood County, Texas, on September 24. Authorities said the plane went down and burst into flames just a few hundred yards from Granbury High School. There were 2 people aboard at the time; both of them were killed in the crash. The NTSB and the... »

3 Killed, 7 Injured as Plane Crashes in Alaska

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By George Hatcher
3 Killed, 7 Injured as Plane Crashes in Alaska

A small floatplane plane crashed north of Iliamna Airport in Iliamna, Alaska, on September 15. The DeHavilland DHC-3T Turbine Otter aircraft, carrying 10 people, went down while it was taking off from East Wind Lake. Three people were killed in the accident. They were identified as 80-year-old Tony W. Degroot, of Hanford, California, 69-year-old... »

Single-Engine Beechcraft Crashed in North Carolina; 3 Killed

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Single-Engine Beechcraft Crashed in North Carolina; 3 Killed

A single-engine plane crashed and caught fire near Horneytown, in the south of Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina, at 12:12 P.M on September 7. The Beechcraft A36 was en-route to Piedmont Triad International Airport, North Carolina, from Sarasota, Florida, at the time. The airport’s director Kevin Baker said the pilot was communicating a problem... »

Small Plane Crashed in Colorado Mountains; 5 Killed

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crashed in Colorado Mountains; 5 Killed

A twin-engine plane crashed in San Juan Mountains, in the north of Silverton, Colorado, at around 4:15 P.M on September 6. The immediate cause of Cessna 310 crash is not yet known. At least 5 people lost their lives in the crash. San Juan County Sheriff’s office and NTSB are investigating. Download article as... »

Plane Crashed while Practicing for New York Air Show; Pilot Killed

Saturday, August 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Crashed while Practicing for New York Air Show; Pilot Killed

A stunt plane crashed near Stewart international airport in New Windsor, New York, on August 28. Authorities said the Cornell W F/Sahakian JA Jr. Giles G 202 experimental plane went down while practicing for the New York Air Show, which is scheduled for this weekend. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was... »

Pilot Killed as Crop Dusting Plane Crashed in Waushara County

Thursday, August 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Pilot Killed as Crop Dusting Plane Crashed in Waushara County

A crop dusting aircraft crashed in a wooded area near Hancock, Waushara County, Wisconsin, on August 26. The Weatherly 620B single-engine aircraft was spraying a potato farm when it crashed. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed the spot. His identity has not yet been released. The FAA and the NTSB... »

5 Killed as Planes Collided Mid-Air Near San Diego

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
By George Hatcher

A single-engine Cessna 172 and a twin-engine Sabreliner collided midair near Brown Field Municipal Airport in San Diego, California, at around 11 A.M. on August 16. The accident happened near Otay Mesa Road and Harvest Street when both aircrafts were approaching Brown Field Municipal Airport. Five people were killed in the crash. Their identities... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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