LAX Conducts Plane Crash Drill to Test Emergency Response Time

Thursday, April 14, 2016
By George Hatcher

Los Angeles International Airport conducted a full-scale plane crash simulation on April 13th. The two-hour drill, which was conducted to test the emergency response time, used a Boeing 777 plane that crashed and caught fire in a debris field. Around 500 emergency personnel, including firefighters, participated in the exercise, while 150 volunteers acted as... »

Two Boeing Jets Clip at LAX

Monday, September 14, 2015
By George Hatcher
Two Boeing Jets Clip at LAX

United Airlines Flight 1199 (Boeing 737-990/ER) had just landed from Newark with 175 aboard; Alaska Airlines flight 143 (Boeing 757-224) to Portland was departing with 182 aboard when they made contact. The left hand winglet of the arriving 737 contacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of the departing 757. Fortunately the Alaska jet was... »

Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

Monday, May 11, 2015
By George Hatcher
Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

A SkyWest/United Express Canadair CRJ made a belly landing at Los Angeles International Airport with the left main gear not fully extended. None of the 43 aboard reported injury. The video below shows sparks on landing, with the commentators realizing on air there were not 4 aboard but a full plane. The video has... »

Menzies Aviation Fined by Cal/OSHA Following Death of LAX Airport Worker

Friday, August 22, 2014
By George Hatcher

Following the death of a Los Angeles International Airport worker in February, Cal/OSHA has issued citations and imposed a fine of $77,250 on Menzies Aviation for allegedly violating 1 regulatory, 1 serious and 3 serious-accident related state safety codes. On February 21, Cesar Valenzuela, a 51-year-old LAX worker employed by Menzies, was thrown out... »

LAX Shooting update, Shooter’s name released

Friday, November 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
LAX Shooting update, Shooter’s name released

Update: In the shooting incident at LAX, one fatality has been reported and six others were injured. The shooter, identified as 23 year old Paul Ciancia, was wearing fatigues and carrying anti government literature saying that “he wanted to kill TSA and pigs.” Some victims were hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. According... »

LAX: TSA Shooting

Friday, November 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
LAX: TSA Shooting

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent was shot at a Terminal 3 checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport. Swat responded. Los Angeles Police Department put LAX on tactical alert. An evacuation of the airport followed. All planes with flights heading to the airport were held at their points of origin. The incident began at... »

LAX Terminal 1 improvements to the tune of $400 Million

Thursday, January 17, 2013
By George Hatcher
LAX Terminal 1 improvements to the tune of $400 Million

Although Southwest has outstanding legal claims against Los Angeles World Airports, the following items are are on the table: Southwest Airlines will build a new checked baggage security system improve passenger security checkpoints refresh passenger waiting areas refurbish the baggage claim area construct new passenger boarding bridges renovate the terminal lobby Los Angeles World... »

Cerritos: Aeromexico Shattered Lives

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
By George Hatcher

In George’s Point of View It is a strange, sad phenomenon how tragedies live on. On August 31, 1986, a Piper and a Douglas DC-9-32 collided over Cerritos California. The Piper, carrying the pilot and two passengers was going from Torrence to Big Bear. They departed Torrence at 11:46. The DC-9 from Mexico City... »

LAX Turbulence Injures Flight Attendant

Thursday, September 30, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 en route from San Francisco to Los Angeles Where: Los Angeles When: Sep 29th 2010 Who: flight attendant Why: On approach to LA, the Boeing encountered turbulence. A flight attendant sustained minor injuries. Download article as PDF »

LAX Cautionary American Airlines Landing

Saturday, August 14, 2010
By George Hatcher
LAX Cautionary American Airlines Landing

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Thomas Posch What: American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82 en route from Los Angeles to Dallas Where: LAX When: August 14 2010 Who: 146 passengers Why: After take-off, flight indicators revealed an engine problem. The pilot landed safely at LAX about 3/4 of an hour... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Police say one person is dead following a plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade.
  • Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid-Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities haven't confirmed whether the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday survived. plane crash Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport. Emergency crews respond to a plane crash outside of Miami ...
  • One dead in plane crash near Miami Executive Airport
    One person died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade police said. An FAA statement said the pilot was the only person on the plane: “A Piper PA 60 aircraft crashed approximately one and a half miles west of the Miami Executive Airport today at 2:50pm. The pilot ...
  • 50th Anniversary of Otis Redding's death, crash in Lake Monona
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Musical historians say the story of soul music legend Otis Redding is a tragic one. Ironically, Redding didn't reach the height of his fame until after his death in a small plane crash outside of Madison, 50 years ago today. Archival information says it's unclear what went wrong during ...
  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Miami-Dade Police said one person is dead following a small plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade. Rescue crews rushed to the site of a downed plane Southwest Miami-Dade County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the area of Southwest 121st Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.
  • Plane remains submerged after bodies recovered from Lake Harney crash site
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The bodies of a pilot and two trainees were recovered Saturday evening from a plane that crashed into Lake Harney Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Related Headlines. Plane crash in Lake Harney. Bodies recovered in Lake Harney plane crash, ...
  • Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast
    Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast. Mar 30, 1:40 PM. 0:001:00. See more options Embed Code. Facebook twitter Google+ · Playlist Embed. You need to be logged in to post a comment ...
  • 2 dead after plane crashes into home and bursts into flames
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed into a Clairemont home and burst into flames Saturday, killing two passengers and destroying the house, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. when the Beech B36 Bonanza crash-landed in the baseball field ...
  • The Crown Recap: School Days
    But to his eye, Charles is growing up in the middle of ruinous luxury and he's spoiled by overindulgence. After all, Charles has parents! His sister didn't die in a horrible plane crash! He needs toughening up. The sad irony is that far from overindulgence, Charles is most in need of a parent to hug […]
  • Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
    Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Saturday into a house in San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the city's Clairemont neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Two of the four people aboard ...


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