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13 Killed in Mexico Helicopter Crash

By George Hatcher

A military helicopter crashed on top of two vehicles in Oaxaca, Mexico, on February 16th. The incident happened when the helicopter, carrying officials including Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Oaxaca’s governor Alejandro Murat, was attempting to land at an airfield in Santiago Jamiltepec. All the occupants survived the crash, however, thirteen people... »

Indian Air Force Aircraft Crashes in Assam; 2 Killed

By George Hatcher

An Indian air force helicopter crashed in Majuli, Assam, India, on February 15th. The chopper took off from Jorhat air base and was on a routine sortie when it went down. There were two pilots on board at the time; both were killed in the crash. The cause of crash is under investigation. Download... »

Helicopter Crashes in Grand Canyon; 3 Dead, 4 Injured

By George Hatcher

A sight-seeing helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, on February 10th. The helicopter, operated by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, was carrying six passengers and a pilot when it crashed near Quartermaster Canyon on the Hualapai Nation. Three people were killed in the crash. Four others sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to a... »

Two French Army Helicopters Collide in Mid-Air: Five Killed

By George Hatcher

Two French army training helicopters collided in mid-air between the towns of Cabasse and Carces in southern France, on February 2nd. According to the police, “The helicopters collided. There were three army personnel in one and two in the other. All are dead.” The cause of crash is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Garfield County Helicopter Crash

By George Hatcher

A helicopter crashed in Garfield County, Washington, on January 27th. The aircraft, operated by Kiwi Air, was carrying three Department of Wildlife biologists when it went down. One person was killed in the crash. Two others were injured and were taken to hospitals. Download article as PDF »

Four Killed in Ukraine Helicopter Crash

By George Hatcher

A private Mi-8 helicopter crashed in central Ukraine, on January 25th. It is believed that the helicopter, belonging to a private company Ukrainian Helicopters, was on a training flight when it went down near the town of Kremenchuk, Ukraine. There were four people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the... »

US Military Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Japan

By George Hatcher

A US military helicopter made an emergency landing in Tonaki, Okinawa, Japan, on January 23rd. The AH-1Z Viper helicopter was on a routine training flight when the crew noticed a warning indication light and decided to make an emergency landing. Both crew members aboard the aircraft remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Plane and Helicopter Collide Mid-Air in Germany; 4 Dead

By George Hatcher

A helicopter and a small plane collided mid-air in Philippsburg, Germany, on January 23rd. Authorities said four people were killed in the crash, including two occupants of the plane and two helicopter pilots. The cause of crash is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

Ten Killed in Colombia Military Helicopter Crash

By George Hatcher

A Colombian army helicopter crashed in Antioquia, Colombia, on January 16th. The Russian-made MI-17 helicopter was carrying ten people when it went down near the town of Segovia. All ten people aboard, including two civilians and eight army personnel, were killed in the crash. The cause of crash is being investigated. Download article as... »

Helicopter Crashes in Ohio; Two Killed

By George Hatcher

A helicopter crashed into a field in Troy Township, Wood County, Ohio, on January 15th. The incident happened when the helicopter was carrying two workers who were doing survey work for the utility company FirstEnergy. Both occupants of the aircraft were killed in the crash. The FAA and the NTSB are investigating. Download article... »

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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February 2018
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  • #Aviationsafety https://t.co/JagfSGMyFQ. Meltdown on planes. It happens. There are consequences.
    about 5 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety A carryon started smoking on Skywest Canada/Delta Airlines Minneapolis-Appleton as the plane was la… https://t.co/SGxbCXEdmz
    about 7 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety ILufthansa Cityline Aberdeen-Frankfurt lost communication for 36 minutes. 2 fighter aircraft were p… https://t.co/D27W2rwiym
    about 7 hours ago
  • 2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash https://t.co/7GOXpjD50S via @SFGate
    about 9 hours ago
  • Grand Canyon helicopter crash: 'We should not have been up there,' witness says https://t.co/7q46eD1086 via @usatoday
    about 10 hours ago