Russian Military Plane Crashed Into Black Sea, Killing 92 Aboard

A Russian military plane crashed into the black sea near Sochi, Russia, on the morning of December 25th.

The Tupolev Tu-154 plane had just taken off from the Adler airport, Sochi, when it suddenly disappeared from radar. The plane was en-route to the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia, Syria, for a New Year’s Eve concert.

All 92 passengers were killed in the crash.

The accident is being investigated.

Indonesian Military Plane Crashed in Papua; 13 Killed

An Indonesian military plane crashed into a mountain in Papua province of Indonesia, on December 18th.

The Hercules C-130 plane took off from Timika, Papua, and was preparing to land in Wamena, Papua, when it went down.

There were 13 people aboard the plane, including 3 pilots and 10 passengers; all of them were killed in the crash.

Four Killed as Small Plane Crashes Near Russellville Regional Airport

mexicocrash2A small plane crashed near Van Horne Road on Crow Mountain, Pope County, Arkansas, on October 29.

The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane was attempting to take off from Russellville Regional Airport when it went down.

There were four people aboard at the time; all of them were killed. They were identified as the pilot Phillip Cowger and three siblings Wesley Harris, Julie Lefevre, and Robert Harris.

It is believed that the passengers were heading to Knoxville to attend a funeral.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

British Airways Jet Crash-Lands in South Africa; No injuries Reported

British airwaysBritish Airways jet crash-landed at O. R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 26.

The Boeing 737-400 plane, operating as Comair flight BA6234, was flying from Port Elizabeth, Cape Town when its left landing gear collapsed upon landing.

There were 94 passengers and 6 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unhurt.

An airline spokesperson confirmed the incident and said, “Comair and the relevant authorities will be conducting the necessary investigation over the coming days and weeks. As soon as more information is on hand we will be releasing it to the media.”

Small Plane Crashed at Granbury Municipal Airport; 2 Killed

A single-engine plane crashed at Granbury Municipal Airport in Hood County, Texas, on September 24.

Authorities said the plane went down and burst into flames just a few hundred yards from Granbury High School.

There were 2 people aboard at the time; both of them were killed in the crash.

The NTSB and the FAA are investigating.

Two Killed in Madison County Plane Crash

CessnaA single-engine Cessna 150 crashed in Eaton, Madison County, New York, on September 20.

The plane, carrying 2 Colgate University students, went down shortly after taking off from Hamilton Municipal Airport.

Both occupants of the ill-fated plane were killed in the crash. They were identified as Cathryn Depuy, 18, and Ryan Adams, 18.

The FAA is investigating.

Small Plane Crashes in Berks County Cornfield

A small plane crashed into a cornfield in Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on September 21.

The plane ended up in an upside down position near 1600 block of Route 100. According to a witness Tyler Moyer, “We heard the engine stall, and then it started back up… The farmer was still picking the corn. The farmer didn’t even notice it, and the dust was flying everywhere from the tractors and stuff,”

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was injured and was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the cause of crash.

2 Injured as Small Plane Crashes in College Station

A single-engine Cessna 172 plane crashed in a parking lot in College Station, Texas, on September 17.

Authorities said the plane, travelling from Edgewood to Port Aransas, lost power before it went down around 10 miles south of Easterwood Airport.

There were 2 people aboard, including the pilot Daniel Albert Fox and his wife Charlynn. Both of them sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to College Station Medical Center.

The DPS and the FAA are investigating.

5 Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Bacon County, Ga.

A small plane crashed near Alma, Bacon County, Georgia, early on September 16.

According to Sheriff Richard Foskey, the plane went down after taking off from Bacon County Airport, Alma.

There were 5 people onboard, including one woman. All of them were killed in the crash.

The NTSB will investigate.

3 Killed, 7 Injured as Plane Crashes in Alaska

crashA small floatplane plane crashed north of Iliamna Airport in Iliamna, Alaska, on September 15.

The DeHavilland DHC-3T Turbine Otter aircraft, carrying 10 people, went down while it was taking off from East Wind Lake.

Three people were killed in the accident. They were identified as 80-year-old Tony W. Degroot, of Hanford, California, 69-year-old James Specter, of Shavertown, Pennsylvania and 70-year-old James P. Fletcher, of Clovis, California.

Seven others were injured and were shifted to hospitals.

The plane belonged to Rainbow King Lodge.

The NTSB is investigating.

Small Plane Crashes in Camden County; Pilot Killed

Plane crashA Cessna 150 crashed into woods in Camden County, New Jersey, on September 12.

Authorities said the plane, that took off from Camden County Airport, went down behind the homes on Jackson Road, Atco section.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as 65-year-old David Sees, of Marlton.

The FAA is investigating the cause of crash.

Plane Crash in Colombia Kills Tom Cruise Movie Crew Members

paraguay_crashA twin-engine Aerostar aircraft crashed into Alto de la Clarita Mountains in Medellin, Colombia, on September 11.

Authorities believe the aircraft, that was being used in shooting of Tom Cruise’s upcoming movie Mena, crashed due to bad weather.

Two people were killed in the accident, including a Colombian native, Carlos Berl and a Los Angeles film pilot, Alan David Purwin. Another American pilot, Jimmy Lee Garland, sustained severe injuries and was taken to hospital.

Universal Pictures said in a statement, “On behalf of the production, our hearts and prayers go out to the crew members and their families at this difficult time.”

Small Plane Crashed in North Carolina; Pilot Killed

A small plane crashed in Riegelwood, North Carolina, on the night of September 11.

The Cessna 172 was heading from Bolton to Wallace when it went down. North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol dispatched two aircrafts that found the wreckage at 1:15 a.m. on September 12.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as Gene Pierce, 76, of Duplin County.

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

Single-Engine Beechcraft Crashed in North Carolina; 3 Killed

Beechcraft BonanzaA single-engine plane crashed and caught fire near Horneytown, in the south of Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina, at 12:12 P.M on September 7.

The Beechcraft A36 was en-route to Piedmont Triad International Airport, North Carolina, from Sarasota, Florida, at the time.

The airport’s director Kevin Baker said the pilot was communicating a problem to ATC before the crash, but could not explain it.

The FAA and NTSB were investigating the crash.

According to an NTSB spokesperson, 3 people lost their lives in the accident.

Small Plane Crashed in Colorado Mountains; 5 Killed

mountainA twin-engine plane crashed in San Juan Mountains, in the north of Silverton, Colorado, at around 4:15 P.M on September 6.

The immediate cause of Cessna 310 crash is not yet known.

At least 5 people lost their lives in the crash.

San Juan County Sheriff’s office and NTSB are investigating.

Small Plane Crash-Lands in Florida Everglades; 2 Injured

A Lancair LNC 4 aircraft crash-landed onto a levee in the Everglades, near Broward-Palm Beach county line, Florida, on August 30.

The four-seater aircraft, which took off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and was heading to Lynchburg, Virginia, crash-landed due to engine failure. Authorities said the aircraft cartwheeled and burst into flames upon landing.

There were 2 people aboard the plane, including the 52-year-old pilot Ken McKenzie and his 50-year-old wife Sonia. Both of them sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said the pilot had reported low oil pressure shortly after the plane departed from Fort Lauderdale airport.

Southwest Jets Collided at Oakland International Airport

southwest_airlines_logoTwo Southwest Airlines Jets collided at Oakland International Airport, California, on August 30.

Authorities said the Orange County-bound flight 2674 was pushing back from the gate when its wing tip came in contact with another jet that had just arrived from Phoenix.

No injuries were reported.

Both aircrafts were grounded after the incident.

7 Killed as Military Plane Crashed in Nigeria

military planeA Dornier-228 military plane crashed into a house in Ribadu area Of Kaduna state, Nigeria, on August 29.

Air force officials said the plane went down when it was heading from Kaduna Military Airfield to Abuja.

All 7 people on-board the plane, including 3 passengers and 4 crew members, were killed in the crash.

The cause of crash is not clear at the moment.

Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Los Angeles County

piperdebrisA small plane crashed in Llano, near Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, on August 27.

Authorities said the single-engine Piper PA25 crashed in a vacant field near 165th Street East and East Avenue X.

The pilot, identified as Channing Morse, 67, of San Diego, was killed at the spot.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Plane Crashed while Practicing for New York Air Show; Pilot Killed

airshowA stunt plane crashed near Stewart international airport in New Windsor, New York, on August 28.

Authorities said the Cornell W F/Sahakian JA Jr. Giles G 202 experimental plane went down while practicing for the New York Air Show, which is scheduled for this weekend.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as Andrew Wright, of Texas.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Pilot Killed as Crop Dusting Plane Crashed in Waushara County

Crop dusting planeA crop dusting aircraft crashed in a wooded area near Hancock, Waushara County, Wisconsin, on August 26.

The Weatherly 620B single-engine aircraft was spraying a potato farm when it crashed.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed the spot. His identity has not yet been released.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Cessna Crashes into Field in South Africa; 2 Killed

CessnaA small plane crashed into a sugar cane field off N2 highway near Winkelspruit, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on August 25.

Authorities said the Cessna 172 went down when it was transporting 2 people. The aircraft was on fire when the police and rescue teams arrived.

Both occupants of the ill-fated plane succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released.

The cause of crash is not known at the moment.

6 People Killed in Quebec Plane Crash

planecrashboliviatwitter-676x434A De Havilland Beaver plane crashed in Les Bergeronnes area of Canada’s Quebec province, on August 23.

Authorities said the plane apparently nose-dived shortly after it took off from a Tadoussac airstrip for a sightseeing tour.

There were 6 people aboard the plane, including the pilot Romain Desrosiers, a British family of 4 and another passenger Emilie Delaitre, 28, of France. All of them were killed.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Pilot Walks Away After Ultralight Plane Crashed in Maine

UltralightAn ultralight plane crash-landed in woods off Porter Road, Fryeburg, Maine on the afternoon of August 23rd.

The single-seater Aerolite 103, flying from Leavitt Airport, New Hampshire, crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Eastern Slopes Regional Airport, Fryeburg, due to engine failure.

The pilot, a 56-year-old Pennsylvania man, remained unharmed.