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Thomson Airways Flight Diverts to Bulgaria due to Medical Emergency

By George Hatcher

Thomson Airways flight BY-1714 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on October 8th. The Boeing 737-800 plane heading from Newcastle Airport, England, to Larnaca, Cyprus, was diverted after one of the pilots fell ill. The plane landed safely. The pilot was taken to a nearby hospital. Download article as... »

Two Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Dorset, England

By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Shaftesbury in Dorset, England, on August 26th. Authorities said the Tiger Moth plane went down near Compton Abbas Airfield. There were two people aboard at the time, including the 64-year-old pilot and a 67-year-old passenger. Both of them were killed in the crash. Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is... »

Small Plane Crashed in Orleans County, New York

By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed in a wooded area in Gaines, Orleans County, New York, on August 23rd. The plane had just taken off from Gaines Valley Aviation Airport when it experienced a mechanical problem and went down. The pilot, Earl Luce Jr., 64, of Brockport, was the only one aboard. He remained uninjured. Download... »

Pilot Killed After Small Plane Crashed in Jefferson County, OR

By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Madras Municipal Airport in Jefferson County, Oregon, on August 19th. The plane was approaching the airport when it crashed and caught fire. The pilot, who is believed to be the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. The cause of crash is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Jackson County, GA

By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing on Highway 441 in Jackson County, Georgia, on August 15th. Authorities said the pilot of the Piper PA-24 plane decided to land on the highway due to an engine failure. The plane landed safely. No injuries were reported. The plane was en-route to Henry County Airport, Georgia,... »

JetBlue Flight Diverts to Buffalo After Crew Members Fall Ill

By George Hatcher

JetBlue flight B6-19 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on August 10th. The Airbus A320-200 plane heading from Boston, Massachusetts, to San Diego, California, was diverted after several crew members reported feeling ill. The plane landed safely. A pilot and two crew members were taken to Erie County... »

Small Plane Crashed at Trinca Airport, NJ; Pilot Dead

By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed at Trinca Airport in Green Township, New Jersey, on August 6th. Authorities said the single-engine plane went down at the end of the runway. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. The cause of crash is being investigated. Download article as PDF »

3 Killed, 1 Injured After Small Plane Crashes in Switzerland

By George Hatcher

A Piper PA-28 plane crashed near the Diavolezza mountain in Switzerland, on August 4th. The incident happened when the plane was transporting three teenagers who were participating in a week-long youth camp organized by Swiss Aero Club. Three people, including the pilot and two 14-year old boys were killed in the crash. A 17-year-old... »

Two Killed After Small Plane Crashes in Topeka, Kansas

By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Philip Billard Municipal Airport in Topeka, Kansas, on July 31st. The 1965 Piper PA-30 fixed wing plane was carrying two people when it went down. Both occupants were killed in the crash. They were identified as pilot William Leeds, 76, of Mission, Kansas, and co-pilot James Bergman, 55, of... »

Pilot Killed After Small Plane Crashed in Winchester, New Hampshire

By George Hatcher

A small stunt plane crashed in Winchester, New Hampshire, on July 13th. Authorities said the wreckage of the two-seater plane was found in a heavily wooded area near Warwick Road. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was later identified as 65-year-old John Everson of Danielson, Connecticut.... »

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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