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Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

Thursday, November 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Virgin Australia Plane Makes Hard Landing at Canberra Airport

Virgin Australia flight VA-646 made a hard landing at Canberra Airport, Australia, on November 19th. The incident happened after the plane flying from Sydney, Australia, encountered wind shear. Authorities said the aircraft’s tail skid and the fuselage contacted the runway. No injuries were reported. Australia’s TSB is investigating. Download article as PDF »

US Airways Jet Hits Runway Lights in Charlotte; No Injuries

Thursday, August 20, 2015
By George Hatcher
US Airways Jet Hits Runway Lights in Charlotte; No Injuries

A US Airways jet, performing flight 1851, hit runway lights while trying to land in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 15. Authorities said the Airbus A321 was coming from Atlanta, Georgia, when the pilot reported wind shear. The plane then hit the runway lights while trying to land, damaging the underside of its tail.... »

Lion Air Compensation

Saturday, April 27, 2013
By George Hatcher

Lion Air is compensating the passengers of the plane that crashed in Bali on April 13. The 101 passenger (we don’t know if the 7 crew are included) is handing out $5600 to each passenger. Lion Air is working with Jasa Raharja, an Indonesian insurance company to cover the medical bills for five injured... »

New Lion Air Boeing Carcass Cut in Two for Removal

Thursday, April 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
New Lion Air Boeing Carcass Cut in Two for Removal

The Lion Air jet that crashed short of the runway in Bali is going to be cut into pieces for removal since the plane is too heavy to tow. The wreckage is sitting on top of a reef, rocking with the waves. The cockpit voice recorder was recovered by navy divers. None of the... »

Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Friday, January 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
Mexico Crash Kills Entrepreneur and Family

Did this happen because of a random gust of wind? Was this an incident that was invisible or could it have been detected or predicted? You tell me. It’s tragic, whatever the circumstance. On January 17, 2013, ( 13:50 local time), a Habilitaciones Turisticas SA CV Piper PA-31-325 Navajo #XBEZY took off from Angel... »

Balloon Crashes Due to Wind Shear, Pilot lost License

Friday, August 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
Balloon Crashes Due to Wind Shear, Pilot lost License

What: Lindstrand LBL 180A Where: Ljubljana Slovenia When: August 23, 2012 Who: 30 passengers, 2 crew, 4 fatalities, 28 injured Why: A hot air balloon with 32 aboard caught fire and crashed into a tree, burning four beyond recognition. At least six children were injured. Then people at the scene were reported resuscitated; eight... »

Military Chopper Goes Down in Colombia

Monday, December 5, 2011
By George Hatcher
Military Chopper Goes Down in Colombia

Pictured: A Colombian Army Blackhawk Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Rogier Westerhuis What: Colombian Blackhawk Where: San Jeronimo mountains When: Dec 3 2011 Who: 4 soldiers, 4 crew Why: The chopper crashed in the San Jeronimo mountains. No one aboard was seriously injured. The team had been deployed to... »

Antonov Overshoots Runway in Rough Weather

Monday, August 8, 2011
By George Hatcher
Antonov Overshoots Runway in Rough Weather

What: IrAero Antonov An-24RV en route from Chita to Blagoveshchensk Where: Blagoveshchensk Airport, Russia When: August 08, 2011 Who: 35 passengers, 5 crew, 10+ injuries Why: On approach to Blagoveshchensk airport, the plane encountered rough weather and overshot the runway. The plane encountered wind shear on approach, injuring ten passengers. The plane lost a... »

Interim Compensation Provided to Pawan Hans Crash Victims

Sunday, April 24, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. Mi-172 Where: Arunachal Pradeshnorth-east India near China border When: April 19 2011 Who: 18 passengers, including two minors, and five crew A committee of inquiry was on Saturday set up to investigate the circumstances that led to the recent crash of the Pawan Hans helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh. After... »

Seventeen Dead In Arunachal Pradesh When Helicopter Smashes Wall, Falls into Gorge

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd Mil Mi-172 en route from Gauhati to Tawang India Where: Tawang India When: April 19, 2011, 13:57 Who: 23 aboard, 17 fatalities Why: The Pawan Hans helicopter Captain Varun Gupta and Captain A. K. Tiwari was flying was approaching the helipad to land in Arunachal Pradesh when it struck... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • 3 people die in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana
    3 people die in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana. OLDENBURG, Ind. (AP) -- State police say three people have died in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the crash of the single-engine Cessna plane near Oldenburg, Indiana, also killed one dog aboard ...
  • Small plane crash kills 3 people and a dog in Franklin County
    Three people and a dog were killed when a small plane crashed in Franklin County on Saturday. Indiana State Police say the single-engine Cessna plane was tra...
  • Drone footage shows wreckage from Franklin Co. plane crash
    Sky 9 captured footage of the wreckage from a small airplane crash in Franklin County, Indiana.
  • 3 people, 1 dog killed in Indiana plane crash
    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. (WKRC) - Three people and a dog are dead after a small plane crashed Saturday night near Oldenburg, Indiana.Indiana State Police confirmed the crash happened around 9 p.m. in a wooded area behind a residence along Hamburg Road near Se.
  • Plane crash in El Cajon
    A small plane carrying three passengers crashed Sunday morning in Santee in when it struck a light pole. The plane crashed into a fence and caught fire,
  • Dog Is Only Survivor Of Plane Crash — Makes His Way Out Of Wreckage To Nearby House
    When responders got to the plane crash site in Indiana on Saturday, all on board the plane had perished, except one dog that had made his way to a nearby house. The folks in the house took him in and cared for the injured dog until a veterinarian was reached. The plane had departed from […]
  • The Plane Crash
    The Plane Crash - Made by TFL Gaming - View all tinxotaylor's Rockstar Editor videos at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/member/tinxotaylor.
  • Pilot injured in small plane crash is Franklin County airport director
    Louisburg, N.C. — The pilot of a small plane that crashed Saturday afternoon has been identified by officials as a Franklin County Airport Director. Steve Merritt, a flight instructor and the manager of the Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg, is listed in critical condition Sunday after surgery at ...
  • UPDATED: Plane crash claims three lives
    Three persons and one dog were killed as a result of a small plane crash near Oldenburg Saturday evening, Dec. 16, according to a press release by Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Versailles District public information officer. About 9:10 p.m., the ISP was notified that an aircraft had crashed ...
  • 3 hurt when plane crashes near Gillepie Field
    A small plane carrying three passengers crashed Sunday morning in Santee in when it struck a light pole. The plane crashed into a fence and caught fire, damaging Cox Communications trucks in an adjacent parking lot. Karen KucherContact Reporter. Three people were injured early Sunday when a ...

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    about 11 hours ago
  • Ryanair Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Fuel Leak https://t.co/NUSTvQy8GU
    about 13 hours ago
  • Plane crash reported in El Cajon near Gillespie Field https://t.co/rczeJA3ag0
    about 13 hours ago
  • Plane headed to Frederick crashes in Indiana, killing 3 people and 1 dog https://t.co/fDpWTMFdfT
    about 13 hours ago
  • Air China Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Auckland https://t.co/X0gsRzjIOc
    about 13 hours ago