Macedonian Prime Minister’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Zurich

Saturday, May 23, 2015
By George Hatcher

A Learjet 60 plane, carrying Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, made an emergency landing in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 21. Prime Minister Gruevski was returning to Skopje from Strasbourg when his jet had to make an emergency landing due to technical issues. According to a government spokesperson, “The (technical) failure manifested as a strong... »

U2 Singer Bono in Mid-Air Scare

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By George Hatcher

U2 singer Bono had a midair mishap on November 12 when the luggage-compartment door of his private Learjet 60 fell off over Germany. The incident happened when rockstar was on his way from Dublin to Berlin, to perform at the Bambi Awards. The plane landed safely at the Berlin Schonefeld Airport at around 12:26... »

Prominent Pastor Myles Munroe, Wife Killed in Bahamas Plane Crash

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By George Hatcher

A private Lear 36 Executive aircraft crashed near Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, Bahamas, on November 9. The aircraft, which took off from Nassau with 9 people aboard, crashed at around 5 p.m. Authorities said that it struck a shipping container crane while it was trying to land in heavy rain. According to... »

Small Plane Returns to Van Nuys Airport

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By George Hatcher

A private Learjet aircraft had to return to Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles, California, shortly after it took off on the morning of November 3. According to the Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Ian Gregor, the pilot was forced to return after a gear indicator turned on. The plane circled over the airport before it... »

2 Presumed Dead after Civilian Plane and Fighter Jet Collide Mid-air in Germany

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
By George Hatcher
2 Presumed Dead after Civilian Plane and Fighter Jet Collide Mid-air in Germany

A military-chartered jet and a German Eurofighter aircraft collided mid-air in western Germany. Police officials confirmed that the Learjet had two people on-board when it collided with the fighter plane on June 23. They also revealed that both aircrafts were hit on the wing and the fuselage. The Learjet caught fire and crashed into... »

Learjet Makes Emergency Landing at Victoria International Airport

Sunday, March 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Learjet Makes Emergency Landing at Victoria International Airport

A Learjet plane carrying five people made an emergency landing at Victoria International airport, at about 3:20 pm. On March 22, 2014. According to the airport spokesperson, the emergency landing was made after the indication of a landing gear malfunction. The plane landed safely and no one was injured. It was later found out... »

Jenni Rivera Flight Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in LA

Saturday, February 15, 2014
By George Hatcher

Even though Rivera had filed for divorce, the widower of Jenni Rivera, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza, is suing the owners of the Learjet that crashed on Dec. 9, 2012, killing the Mexican-American “Diva de la Banda” and six others. The wrongful death lawsuit in in Los Angeles Superior Court claims that the... »

Air Ambulance Crash Off Florida Coast

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By George Hatcher
Air Ambulance Crash Off Florida Coast

On November 19, 2013, a Jet Rescue Air Ambulance Lear Jet 35A was en route from Hollywood Int’l Airport in Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel International Airport when the plane crashed in coastal waters three miles from Fort Lauderdale. The last contact with ATC was at 8:20. The pilots reported mechanical problems after takeoff: a... »

Missouri Emergency Landing

Sunday, March 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Missouri Emergency Landing

A Learjet diverted to Saint Louis Missouri and made a safe landing after the pilot experienced problems with the landing gear. The plane was coming from Wooster Ohio. The pilot was forced to circle Cahokia airport after experiencing trouble with the landing gear, planning to land at Parks Airport in Cahokia but eventually landing... »

Small Plane Mired in Mud at Charlottesville

Friday, February 1, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 30, 2013, a Hawking ventures LLC Learjet 45 was landing at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport when it overran the runway. Emergency services were on standby and responded to the runway overrun. The plane came to rest in soft ground. The plane sustained damage. The three people aboard did not. See Video Download article as... »

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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