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Woman Loses Family in Both Malaysia Flights

Australian Kaylene Mann lost a brother and now a stepdaughter

(Newser) - An Australian woman is mourning the loss of loved ones on a Malaysia Airlines flight for the second time this year. Kaylene Mann lost a brother and sister-in-law in the disappearance of Flight 370 in March. Now she's learned that her stepdaughter was aboard the plane that got shot... More »

Plane Got Shot Down, Says US Intelligence

But officials don't know who fired the missile

(Newser) - US intelligence officials say that a surface-to-air missile did indeed bring down a passenger jet over Ukraine today, but they can't say who fired it or even which side of the border it came from, reports the Wall Street Journal . Both the Ukraine government and pro-Russian separatists have denied... More »

Ukraine: Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down, 298 Aboard

All aboard the passenger plane are feared dead

(Newser) - A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed in Ukraine this morning, and all 283 passengers and 15 crew are feared dead, reports Reuters . A Ukrainian interior ministry official says the Boeing 777 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, though it's too early to confirm the claim. (US intelligence agrees... More »

2 Expectant Dads Die in Freak Plane Crash

The pilot, their father-in-law, also died in the crash

(Newser) - In a time meant for rejoicing—with a 30th wedding anniversary and the births of two babies on the horizon—three women, now widows, are left to pick up the pieces after a freak accident claimed their husbands' lives. Doug Symiczek had planned to take his two sons-in-law, Kyle Parton... More »

Explorers Looking for Shipwreck Find Plane

Crew parachuted off plane, hoped plane would crash in remote area

(Newser) - A trio of explorers on the hunt for sunken ships managed to solve a six-decade-old mystery—involving a plane. The group uncovered a US Air Force C-45 plane that crashed in the east end of Lake Ontario on its way to Griffiss Air Force Base near Rome, New York, on... More »

Plane Carrying Parachutists Crashes in Poland

11 dead, one hurt in incident: firefighters

(Newser) - Eleven people were killed and one was injured when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff in southern Poland, firefighters said today. Experts said it was the worst passenger plane crash in Poland in many years. Eleven parachutists and a pilot were on board... More »

17 Men's Remains Recovered From '50s Plane Crash

Remains spent decades under Alaska glacier

(Newser) - The families of 17 servicemen killed when an Air Force transport plane crashed into an Alaskan mountain in 1952 can now finally bury their loved ones. Wreckage from the Globemaster aircraft was found near Mount Gannett in 2012 after having spent decades buried under the ice of Colony Glacier, and... More »

Rockefeller's Great-Grandson Killed in Plane Crash

Small aircraft went down outside NYC

(Newser) - A family spokesman says the pilot of a small plane who died in a crash outside New York City today was Richard Rockfeller, great-grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. The aircraft took off just after 8am and went down after hitting some trees west of the airfield, authorities... More »

Military Jet Slams Into Calif. Homes

2 homes destroyed by Marine AV-8B Harrier but, miraculously, no casualties

(Newser) - An incredibly lucky escape in California: A military jet slammed into a street of tightly packed houses in the desert community of Imperial yesterday but there wasn't a single casualty. Officials say the pilot of the AV-8B Harrier jet from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, ejected... More »

Mogul Among 7 Killed in Fiery Private Jet Crash

'Inquirer' co-owner aboard plane bound for Atlantic City

(Newser) - A Gulfstream IV bound for Atlantic City crashed in a small airfield near Boston as it was taking off late yesterday, killing all seven people aboard. "There were no survivors," a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority tells the AP . "Our thoughts and prayers are with the... More »

Ariz. Plane Flips on Landing, Kills Tourist

5 injured in crash after sightseeing tour

(Newser) - A single-engine plane carrying a pilot and six French tourists crashed while landing at a northern Arizona airport, killing one person and injuring five others. The aircraft hit the ground and toppled over near the airport runway amid windy conditions yesterday afternoon in Page, the center of a tourist area... More »

Pilot Crashes Into Home, Finds He Used to Own It

He walked away with only minor injuries

(Newser) - A lucky escape and what appears to be a stunning coincidence in Northglenn, Colo.: A pilot crashed a small plane into a home, only to discover that it was one that he sold in 2003, reports ABC7 . Pilot Brian Veatch was towing a banner when the plane ran into trouble... More »

Plane Crashes at Calif. Air Show

Biplane was flying upside-down when accident happened

(Newser) - A civilian biplane crashed at an air show in Northern California today, sending plumes of black smoke across Travis Air Force Base, KTVU reports. The crash occurred away from spectators, and no injuries were reported, but the pilot has not been accounted for. The Stearman plane was flying upside down... More »

3 Jump to Safety Before Plane Crash Kills 8

Crash is Finland's worst air disaster in decades

(Newser) - Three people, including the pilot, managed to jump to safety using parachutes when a plane carrying skydivers experienced trouble over western Finland; another eight were killed when the aircraft crashed and caught fire, the BBC reports. Witnesses saw the three jump from the American-made Comp Air 8 light utility aircraft... More »

Flight Crash Was 'Suicide Mission': Source

Meanwhile, Australia puts search for plane on hold

(Newser) - The Malaysia Airlines flight that went down in the Indian Ocean looks a lot like a suicide mission, an official source tells the Telegraph . A team probing the crash believes no fire or malfunction could have sent the plane on its errant course or crippled its communications system for 7... More »

We Can Find Malaysia Plane With ... Math?

Bayesian statistics have helped experts find planes, boats before

(Newser) - Forget satellite images and aerial searches—the best way to find Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may be with mathematical techniques dating back to the 18th century, the BBC reports. That's how Air France flight 447 was found in 2009 , using "Bayesian statistics" to measure the probability of the... More »

Malaysia Takes Heat as Search Drags on

It's unclear when communications system went off: officials

(Newser) - With the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now in its 10th day and seemingly no nearer an answer, Malaysian officials are facing a rare dose of anger, both internally and externally, in the country whose media rarely question its leadership. "I've never seen anything like it, not... More »

Plane's Nose Gear Collapses in Philly

All 149 passengers safe after airport emergency

(Newser) - All 149 passengers and five crew members are safe but shaken after a terrifying aborted takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport last night. Airline officials say the pilot of US Airways 1702, which was destined for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was forced to abort takeoff when a tire blew out and the... More »

In Hunt for Malaysia Jet, Many Questions, Few Clues

Stolen passport holders spotted on CCTV

(Newser) - The fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and the 239 onboard continues to stump officials. Authorities are considering every possible explanation for the disappearance, says Malaysia's civil aviation boss, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. Among those explanations are engine failure, pilot error, or possibly suicide. But so far, searches have... More »

Americans on Missing Malaysia Flight IDed

Other 2 Americans were young children; not clear who they were with

(Newser) - As 40 ships and 34 planes from nine different countries continue the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 , a Texas family is praying for 50-year-old Philip Wood, one of three Americans among the 239 people on board. Wood, a technical storage exec with IBM, had been transferred from Beijing to... More »

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