Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Egyptair Flight MS804 (AKA EgyptAir Flight 804) was a Paris to Cairo flight that ended in the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016. Sixty-six people lost their lives: three security crew, fifty-six passengers, seven crew. Egyptian authorities published a progress report on 28/06/16 that the BEA repaired the recorders. On 17/06 that the Technical Investigation... »

MH17: Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Still Unresolved

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
MH17: Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Still Unresolved

Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 (Flight MH17) was a passenger flight that flew over a war torn region and was shot down by a Buk surface-to-air missile system in the East Ukraine. The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, and its destruction killed the 298 people aboard. What remained of that plane... »

Homeowner Survived Plane Crashing into Her Home

Thursday, November 29, 2012
By George Hatcher
Homeowner Survived Plane Crashing into Her Home

What: Superior Pallet Co. Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six Where: Jackson, Miss When: Nov 13, 2012, 5:00pm Who: 3 fatalities, 1 injured Why: Three people aboard the Piper that crashed in Jackson Mississippi died at the scene. When the plane struck their house, everything Loretta and Roosevelt Jamison owned, including two pets, went up in... »

Revisiting Ethiopia Flight 409

Saturday, March 26, 2011
By George Hatcher
Revisiting Ethiopia Flight 409

We’ve been studying Ethiopia Flight 409 for a while, and now that the official investigation Progress Report is out, we have looked at it with quite some interest. The 28 page report is attached as a pdf at the end of this editorial, so if you haven’t seen it yet, we have it handy–... »

Boeing Analyzes the Numbers Game

Saturday, May 29, 2010
By George Hatcher

Commercial Aviation Accident Summary 1959-2008 582 Fatal accidents (36% of total) 1048 non-fatal accidents 1999-2008 91 fatal accidents (25% of total) 279 non-fatal accidents (75% of total) 57% of all aviation accidents occur while cruising 24% of accidents take place because of technical or human error while landing 12% of accidents take place on... »


Tuesday, February 2, 2010
By George Hatcher

NTSB PRESS RELEASE National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2010 SB-10-02 CAPTAIN’S INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS LED TO CRASH OF FLIGHT 3407 IN CLARENCE CENTER, NEW YORK, NTSB SAYS The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the captain of Colgan Air flight 3407 inappropriately responded to the activation of the... »

Ethiopian Crash Update

Monday, January 25, 2010
By George Hatcher

The wife to the French ambassador to Lebanon is confirmed to have been aboard Ethiopian Flight 409 that took off from Beirut and crashed within minutes in the Mediterranean sea. This BBC news report says 92 were aboard. Other sources claim 90. Reference in this video is made to people being pulled from the... »

Comair Crash: Kentucky 2006-Findings

Monday, December 21, 2009
By George Hatcher
Comair Crash: Kentucky 2006-Findings

Lexington: U.S. District Judge Karl Forester ruled that two pilots who took off on the wrong runway were negligent in the August 2006 Comair crash. A jury is deciding if punitive damages will apply. On August 27, 2006, about 0606:35 eastern daylight time, Comair flight 5191, a Bombardier CL-600-2B19, N431CA, crashed during takeoff from... »

Air Traffic Controllers Audio Released

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
By George Hatcher

Embedded video from CNN Video 4 Marine Corps officers have lost their jobs. 9 individuals are being disciplined. The audio is damning, but who does it damn? What: F/A-18 Military Jet from the carrier Abraham Lincoln landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramir Where: San Diego neighborhood When: DEC 8 Who: the pilot, who... »

Tallahassee: Update on Plane Cockpit Fire

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: Delta Connection carrier Canadian Regional Jet 200 Flight 5563 Registration 830AS Destination Atlanta Where: Tallahassee Regional Airport When: 02/28/2009 Who: 47 passengers Why: At the Tallahassee Regional airport at the gate, the pilot reported a fire in the cockpit. Delta Cockpit Fire Download article as PDF »

RSS Plane Crash News

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  • Student deaths rock the University of Pennsylvania
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    Stanley Stegnerski, last seen in skies above Germany in 1944, soon will be laid to rest in Delaware. Second Lieutenant Stegnerski was a 25-year-old from Chester, Pennsylvania, and a member of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II Nearly a year and a half after his plane's crash site was ...
  • UPDATE: Pilot injured after small plane crash on flight from Kansas to New Mexico
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  • 3 soldiers killed in Turkish military training plane crash
    ANKARA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish military CASA-type cargo plane on Wednesday afternoon crashed in the southern Anatolian province of Isparta during training exercises, killing three Turkish crew members. Turkish Armed Forces confirmed in a statement that two pilots and one technician were on ...
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