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2 Rescued, 5 Missing After US Warplanes Collide

They crashed into the ocean off Japan

(Newser) - A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The US Marine Corps said that the 2am crash involved an... More »

2 Dead After World War II Plane Crashes Into Parking Lot

Fighter plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Texas

(Newser) - A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane that had participated in a flyover for a museum event crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex Saturday, killing the pilot and a passenger, authorities said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Orlando Moreno confirmed the two people... More »

After Fiance Goes Down With Plane, a Poignant Photo Shoot

Intan Syari dressed in her wedding dress

(Newser) - An Indonesian woman who was engaged to a man who died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea has worn her wedding dress on the day they were to have been married. Intan Syari's fiance, medical doctor Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were... More »

Pilots Say Boeing Failed to Disclose New Jet Feature

Faulty sensor may have contributed to Lion Air crash

(Newser) - Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia , according to pilots who fly the jet in the US. Pilots say they were not trained in... More »

Lion Air Data Recorder Recovered From Sea

It could provide crucial info on cause of crash

(Newser) - Divers on Thursday recovered a flight data recorder from the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused the 2-month-old plane to plunge into Indonesian seas earlier this week , killing all 189 people on board. One TV station showed footage of two... More »

Likely Seabed Position of Lion Air Jet Found

Experts have a grim task ahead

(Newser) - A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia's military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15-nautical-mile-wide search area. The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea... More »

'Small Metal Tube' Possibly to Blame for Lion Air Crash

But officials won't know for sure until black boxes are recovered

(Newser) - Officials warn that the cause of Monday's Lion Air crash in Indonesia won't be determined until the plane's black boxes are recovered, but some clues point to a possible problem with what the New York Times refers to as "a small metal tube." Satellite data... More »

No Survivors Found After Indonesia Plane Crash

189 were aboard Lion Air's brand new plane when it went down in the sea

(Newser) - A Lion Air passenger jet crashed into the sea after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday—and no survivors from the 189 people on board have been found. The airline says the Boeing 737 Max 8, a brand new aircraft, was carrying 181 passengers, including two infants, and eight... More »

Boeing 737 Misses Runway, Sinks in Lagoon

Micronesian fishermen rescued passengers, crew

(Newser) - The runway at Chuuk Airport in the Federated States of Micronesia is notoriously short—something the pilot of Flight 73 apparently wasn't aware of. The Air Niugini Boeing 737, stopping in Chuuk on its way to Papua New Guinea, overshot the runway and hit the water while trying to... More »

As Brothers Try to Spread Dad's Ashes, a Double Tragedy

1 dead, 1 paralyzed in Friday crash in Hanson, Mass.

(Newser) - An Army National Guard pilot is dead, and his brother paralyzed from the waist down, after the plane they were hoping to use to scatter their late father's ashes crashed into a Massachusetts pond. On leave from a tour of duty in Kosovo, pilot Scott Landis, 34, had taken... More »

Insult Reportedly Frazzled Pilot Before Fatal Crash

Inquiry suggests he suffered a breakdown, distracted the pilot at the controls in Nepal

(Newser) - A former Bangladesh air force pilot was in the midst of an emotional breakdown when an airliner crashed in Nepal's capital in March, killing 51 people, according to a leaked copy of the draft investigation report. It says US-Bangla Airlines Captain Abid Sultan appeared to "suffer an emotional... More »

Pilot Who Crashed Into Own House Was 'Golden'

'We thoroughly trusted' company pilot Duane Youd 'beyond measure,' says firm's president

(Newser) - A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of Utah engineering company VanCon Inc. said Tuesday. Duane Youd,... More »

Police: Man Crashed Plane Into His Own Home

Duane Youd died in the crash; his wife and a child in the home survived

(Newser) - A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died, the AP reports. His wife and... More »

Human Remains Found Where Stolen Plane Crashed

Aircraft is completely destroyed, authorities say

(Newser) - The 76-seat Horizon Air turboprop stolen by airport worker Richard Russell on Friday was completely destroyed when it crashed into an island in Puget Sound, authorities say. National Transportation Safety Board regional chief Debra Eckrote says the plane, stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport, was broken into small pieces by the... More »

Military Jets Scramble After Airline Worker Steals Plane

Horizon Air plane out of Sea-Tac eventually crashed on island outside Tacoma

(Newser) - Air traffic controllers expecting a quiet Friday evening got anything but as an incident developed out of Seattle. Airport officials and local authorities report that around 8pm local time, a 29-year-old ground service agent with Horizon Air stole a 76-seat turboprop from Sea-Tac International Airport, took to the skies, and... More »

The Hunt Is On for Survivors of Denali Plane Crash

Pilot, 4 passengers went down near Thunder Mountain

(Newser) - Peering through low cloud cover, rescuers aboard a military aircraft on Sunday were attempting to find a sightseeing plane that crashed with the pilot and four passengers aboard a day earlier in Alaska, high on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park and Preserve. The pilot reported on his satellite... More »

Vintage Plane Nosedives in Alps, Kills All Aboard

Officials say crash of tourist plane Saturday 'relatively complex'

(Newser) - All 20 people aboard a Junkers Ju-52 vintage propeller plane were killed when it slammed near vertically into the Swiss Alps on Saturday, reports the AP , spurring an investigation that officials are already expecting to be "relatively complex." The crash occurred near the resort town of Flims, and... More »

How Everyone Aboard This Plane Walked Away Alive

Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after take off on Tuesday

(Newser) - That everyone aboard survived a plane crash in Mexico on Tuesday afternoon was news that emerged quickly; what's taking shape now is just how the 103 people managed to do so. The Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after taking off in Durango, bound for Mexico City. The BBC... More »

Aeromexico Airliner Crashes After Takeoff in Mexico

101 were reportedly onboard; no fatalities reported

(Newser) - A federal official in Mexico confirms that an Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango Tuesday, the AP reports, but the state's governor says there were no fatalities. Officials said the crash occurred in a field near the state capital's airport, Guadalupe Victoria... More »

Couple's Plane Found 21 Years After They Vanished

The small aircraft, and Mark and Janet Davies, had been missing since 1997

(Newser) - The discovery of the wreckage of a small aircraft in the remote woods of Michigan has likely solved a mystery two decades in the making. Per the Detroit News , NTSB officials were dispatched to an area outside St. Ignace on Michigan's Upper Peninsula last week after employees in a... More »

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