Alaska

Small Plane Crashes near Fairbanks, Alaska; Two Killed

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Fairbanks, Alaska, on May 27th. The single-engine plane was carrying two people when it went down approximately 50 miles east of Fairbanks. Both occupants of the plane were killed in the accident. They were identified as Sam Richard Brice, 81, of Fairbanks, and Howard A. “Buzz” Otis, 63, of... »

Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Loss of Cabin Pressure

Friday, April 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Loss of Cabin Pressure

Alaska Airlines flight AS-176 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Ketchikan, Alaska, on April 18th. The Boeing 737-900 plane en-route from Juneau, Alaska, to Seattle, Washington, was diverted due to loss of cabin pressure. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Delta Airlines Flight Diverts to Cold Bay due to Engine Issue

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Flight Diverts to Cold Bay due to Engine Issue

Delta Airlines flight DL-68 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Cold Bay, Alaska, on January 14th. The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Narita International Airport, Japan, to Portland, Oregon, was diverted after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 210 passengers and... »

Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Alaska

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near the town of Butte in Alaska, on October 29th. Authorities said the Cessna 172 plane crashed into a Knik River gravel bar. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as 25-year-old Ray Justen. According to Alaska National Transportation Safety Board... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Alaska

Monday, October 31, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing on train tracks in South Anchorage, Alaska, on October 30th. The pilot of the Cessna 185 plane said he was forced to make an emergency landing after the engine stopped working shortly after taking off from Flying Crown Airport, Anchorage. The pilot and his only passenger remained... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cold Bay

Thursday, October 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cold Bay

American Airlines flight AA-288 made an emergency landing in Cold Bay, Alaska, on October 12th. The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Shanghai, China, to Chicago, Illinois, was diverted after the crew received indication of a possible mechanical issue. The plane landed safely. All 100 passengers and 14 crew members remained unhurt. Download article as... »

Single-Engine Plane Crashes in Alaska; Pilot Injured

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airstrip near Caribou Street and Bogard Road in Wasilla, Alaska, on the morning of September 16th. According to sources, the plane had encountered some mechanical issues that resulted in the crash. The pilot was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The crash remains under... »

Small Plane Crashes in Alaska; Pilot and His Dog Killed

Monday, September 12, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small homemade plane clipped some trees and crashed in a street on the Anchorage Hillside, Alaska, on September 10th. There was only the pilot and his dog aboard. Both of them lost their lives in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

Float Plane Pilot Rescued after it Crashes in Alaska

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A float plane crashed near Ketchikan on the shoreline of a lake in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, on August 15th. According to sources the plane wreckage was located on the Island, after which the pilot was rescued by the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. One person aboard was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Download... »

Delta Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Alaska after Turbulence

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Alaska after Turbulence

Delta Airlines flight DL-1780 made a safe emergency landing at Fairbanks International Airport, Alaska, on June 27th. The Boeing 737-800, flying from Seattle, Washington, was about to land when it encountered turbulence. The plane landed safely. One of the flight attendants sustained injuries. Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • News about plane crash in Rostov-on-Don not true
    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Russia's Emergencies Ministry has rejected media reports that a passenger plane disappeared from radars at the airport near Rostov-on-Don, the ministry's southern regional branch told TASS on Saturday. "The information is not true," they said. A source at Platov Airport ...
  • People gather in Moscow to light candles for plane crash victims
    (12 Feb 2018) People gathered outside the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on Monday night, to pay their respects to the 71 people killed in Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 regional jet, bound for Orsk in the southern Urals, crashed several minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo ...
  • Nehru promoted Netaji crash theory without conclusive evidence
    It has been observed that Nehru, right from the beginning, tried to suppress facts on Netaji's disappearance and promoted the plane crash theory without any conclusive evidence to establish the same. If we accept Ashis Ray's contention that the Netaji mystery could not be solved as relationship ...
  • Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji's demise
    “As evidence became available from the mid-1950s, the only consistent story about Netaji's demise remains his death in a plane crash on 18 August 1945. For me personally, this fact was brought home most strikingly when I had the opportunity to be present during the interview of one of the survivors of ...
  • Commentary: Russian general plots our cyber downfall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, observes a minute of silence with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov, third right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, and others before a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt, at Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, ...
  • 13 dead in Mexico plane crash near earthquake epicentre
    Mexico City [Mexico], Feb 17 (ANI): As many as 13 persons have been killed after a helicopter carrying officials, assessing the damage caused by a powerful earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico. Mexican state">state Oaxaca's attorney general's office said that 12 people were killed at the scene and ...
  • Candlelit vigil in Moscow in memory of plane crash dead
    (12 Feb 2018) A candle-lit vigil was held outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Monday evening for victims of Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 twi...
  • Lebanon's Al Bustan festival launches 25th edition with sense of 'mission accomplished'
    She won the seat previously held by her father, who died in a plane crash in the Mediterranean off Beirut in a heavy storm. Bustani, who had two small children, quickly determined she had no desire for a political life and stepped down after a year. With the outbreak of war in 1975, Bustani looked […]
  • Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today
    Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today Such was the case with the elusive Flight 870 from Italy, which crashed for reasons that still have not been determined. The mystery surrounding it continues to perplex not just surviving friends and family of those who ...
  • I Love to Read
    Captain Hiebert was killed in a plane crash in 1993 in northern Ontario. Shirley's career has been in health care, much of it in remote northern communities as a nurse practitioner and researcher. Her PhD research was done in collaboration with First Nations. Her newly released The Captain's Widow ...

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