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Dozens Die as Cargo Jet Crashes Into Village

747 plowed through buildings in Kyrgyzstan

(Newser) - Dozens of people in a village just outside Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek airport died in a horrific crash early Monday when a Boeing 747 cargo plane apparently missed the runway. The plane plowed for hundreds of yards through the village, breaking into pieces and destroying at least 15 buildings, Reuters reports.... More »

Pilot Killed in Fiery Crash as Hundreds Watch

Thai air force pilot was taking part in an air show

(Newser) - A Thai air force pilot died when his fighter jet crashed at an air show Saturday during the country's Children's Day, the AP reports. Amateur video footage shows the JAS 39 Gripen jet maneuvering over the Hat Yai air base in southern Thailand when it suddenly lost altitude... More »

Black Boxes: Jet Carrying Soccer Team Ran Out of Fuel

Pilot frantically requested that Colombia let him land

(Newser) - Colombian aviation authorities said Monday that an airliner that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel before it could land, reports the AP . Seventy-one people died in the Nov. 28 accident. A statement by the Civil Aeronautics agency said the conclusion was based on the... More »

Russia Sees No Sign of Terror Attack in Plane Crash

Nation declares day of mourning

(Newser) - A pilot error or a technical fault is likely to be the cause of Sunday's plane crash over the Black Sea , the Russian transport minister said on Monday. All 84 passengers and eight crew members on the Russian military's Tu-154 plane are believed to have died when it... More »

Meet the Man Who's 'the Best at the Worst Job in the World'

Robert Jensen makes sense of the aftermath of the world's disasters

(Newser) - Robert Jensen is "the best at the worst job in the world"—and it's a job you've probably never given any thought to. Jensen handles the aftermath of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, plane crashes, and more, GQ reports in a haunting profile of the head of... More »

Russian Plane Crash Kills Military Choir, All 92 Aboard

Military plane bound for Syria goes down in Sochi minutes after takeoff

(Newser) - A Russian plane headed to an air base in Syria with 92 people aboard crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi. There was no indication anyone survived the crash of the Tu-154, which belonged to the Defense Ministry and was... More »

Explosives Traces Found on EgyptAir Victims

Evidence now points toward terrorism in crash that killed 66

(Newser) - Traces of explosives have been found on some of the 66 victims aboard an EgyptAir Flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea earlier this year, and Egypt says it will now open a criminal investigation, reports the BBC . Flight 804 had been en route from Paris to Cairo when it... More »

Plane With 40 Aboard Goes Missing in Pakistan

Air traffic controllers lost contact

(Newser) - Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes has gone missing after takeoff in the country's north with about 40 on board, reports the AP . Daniyal Gilani, the spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, says their ATR-42 aircraft carrying around 40 passengers and crew lost touch Wednesday with the... More »

Report: Pilot Chose Not to Refuel Doomed Plane

Air traffic controller is getting death threats

(Newser) - The pilot of the plane that crashed in Colombia on Monday while carrying a Brazilian soccer team made a fateful decision not to stop to refuel the aircraft, according to a report in a Brazilian newspaper. The account in O Globo says pilot Miguel Quiroga chose not to stop en... More »

Pilot Before Crash: We're Out of Fuel

A final recording sheds light on plane crashed that killed 71

(Newser) - A recording of the final moments of a doomed flight carrying a Brazilian soccer team appears to confirm reports that the plane ran out of fuel before crashing Monday in Colombia, the AP reports. In the recording, the plane's pilot can be heard telling air traffic controllers that he... More »

Flight Attendant Suggests Team's Plane Was Out of Fuel

Cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder are already being examined

(Newser) - Colombia's worst air crash in two decades snuffed out a storybook run by a Brazilian soccer team, and authorities are digging in trying to figure out why a chartered jetliner crashed in the Andes , killing all but six of the 77 people now reported to have been aboard; 20... More »

Opponent Wants Soccer Team Killed in Crash Made Champion

76 people died when Chapecoense's plane crashed Tuesday

(Newser) - After Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense lost most of its players in a plane crash Tuesday, the team it was on its way to play for the South American championship has requested Chapecoense be awarded the trophy, the AP reports. According to the Telegraph , Colombia's Atletico Nacional says naming Chapecoense... More »

76 Dead in Crash of Plane Carrying Soccer Team

Brazilian team's dream season ends in nightmare

(Newser) - A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team on board crashed in a mountainous area near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76 people, Colombian officials say. Five people survived, including three players, reports Reuters . Aviation authorities say the British Aerospace... More »

His Plane Violently Crashed. Then the Bad Luck Continued

The 'Washington Post' digs into the November 2014 crash

(Newser) - If the Cessna you were co-piloting crashed into a mountain in a remote part of Virginia on a frigid night, there are a number of things you wouldn't want to happen: Your cellphone to be lost in the crash. Your emergency radio's battery to be dead. Your feet... More »

4 Killed in Explosive Crash of Air-Ambulance Plane

'There was not a lot left of the aircraft'

(Newser) - An air-ambulance plane taking a heart-disease patient to a Utah hospital crashed in a parking lot in northern Nevada, killing all four people aboard and sending up explosions and flames, the AP reports. Three crew members and a patient were killed in the Friday night crash in Elko, American Medflight... More »

MH370 Wing Flap Is Clue to Plane's Last Moments

Wing flap likely hadn't been deployed: ATSB report

(Newser) - A piece of debris holds a big potential clue, or so finds a new report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Of the more than 20 pieces of aircraft debris that have been found since MH370 went down in March 2014, three have been verified... More »

Passengers Panic as Plane Catches Fire Before Takeoff

'Everyone's screaming and jumping on top of each other to open the door'

(Newser) - Flames and heavy black smoke poured from the side of an American Airlines jet that aborted takeoff and caught fire on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Friday, forcing 170 crew and passengers to evacuate and resulting in eight injuries, authorities said. According to the AP... More »

FBI Probing Conn. Plane Crash to See If It Was Intentional

Student pilot believed to be Jordanian national

(Newser) - The feds are now on the case of a plane that crashed in Connecticut Tuesday afternoon, killing its student pilot, NBC News reports. The only other passenger aboard was the instructor, IDed by a local hospital as Arian Prevalla, who survived, per an anonymous law enforcement official. The FBI is... More »

2 Small Planes Collide Mid-Air, Kill All Aboard

3 New Yorkers were part of a group flying out to get breakfast

(Newser) - Two private planes collided Sunday in Western New York, reports the Buffalo News , killing all three aboard. The two aircraft—a Cessna 120 and a Piper Cherokee—were apparently part of a larger group of six flying out of the airport in Hamburg, NY, en route to get breakfast in... More »

1 Air Force Pilot Killed, 1 Hurt in Spy Plane Crash in Calif.

U-2 spy plane crashed in Sutter Buttes mountain range

(Newser) - The US Air Force says one pilot was killed and another injured when they ejected from a U-2 spy plane shortly before it crashed in Northern California, the AP reports. Military officials say the aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Beale Air Force Base on a training mission around... More »

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