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Airplanes Collide, One Makes It Back to Airport

The wreckage of one airplane was spotted near the mouth of the Susitna River

(Newser) - Authorities say two airplanes collided in the skies over Alaska north of Anchorage, reports the AP . Alaska State Troopers shortly after noon Wednesday were notified of the crash in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Spokeswoman Megan Peters says the wreckage of one airplane was spotted a short time later near the mouth... More »

Mansion Builder to the Stars Feared Dead in Plane Crash

Ben Krupinski, 70, is among four passengers in a crash off the coast of the Hamptons

(Newser) - A go-to builder for celebrity Hamptons getaways is feared dead after a plane went down off the coast of Amagansett, Long Island on Saturday. Ben Krupinski, whose clients included Martha Stewart and Billy Joel, was aboard the Piper PA-31 Navajo along with his wife, Bonnie, and grandson Will Maerov, 22.... More »

Investigators Link MH17 Disaster to Russian Military

Missile came from Russian military, in military convoy: investigators

(Newser) - The missile system used to shoot down MH17 over eastern Ukraine four years ago, killing 298 people, came from the Russian military, Dutch investigators revealed Thursday. Investigators previously concluded the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down on July 17, 2014, by a missile launched by a Russian-made Buk missile system... More »

Only 3 Survive Cuban Plane Crash

There was a 4th survivor, but that person died in the hospital

(Newser) - Amid tragedy, a sliver of good news: Three women have survived the plane crash in Cuba that killed more than 100 Friday, the BBC reports. The survivors were pulled from the wreckage at the crash site and all are said to be in serious condition, per Reuters . There was a... More »

About 100 Feared Dead in Cuba Plane Crash

Passenger jet went down near Havana airport

(Newser) - Cuba is dealing with an aviation disaster Friday after a passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Martí International Airport in Havana. The Boeing 737 carried 105 passengers and nine crew members, reports Reuters , and state TV says that only three people survived, per the New York Times . Five... More »

5 Dead After Military Plane Crashes Onto Highway

Victims were National Guard members from Puerto Rico

(Newser) - At least five people are dead after a military cargo plane crashed onto a busy highway in Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday, the AP reports. The Air Force says the plane was an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane that belonged to the 156th Air Wing out of Puerto Rico; the victims... More »

Instagram Star Killed in Plane Crash Shared Eerie Video

It showed smiling faces minutes before Monday's accident

(Newser) - An eerie video posted to social media by one of six victims of a fatal plane crash in Arizona Monday night shows a smiling group, packed into the six-seat plane, minutes before disaster struck. The Arizona Republic identifies three of the victims: James Pedroza was a VIP host at the... More »

257 Killed When Military Plane Crashes in Algeria

More than 300 emergency workers are at the scene near Algiers

(Newser) - Algeria's defense ministry says 257 people died when a military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, per the AP . The Soviet-designed Il-76 military transport plane had departed Boufarik air base, 20 miles southwest of the capital Algiers, for a military base... More »

6 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Onto Golf Course

No one on the ground was injured

(Newser) - All six people aboard were killed when a small plane crashed into a suburban Phoenix golf course Monday night, the AP reports. The single-engine Piper PA-24 Comanche went down just before 9pm in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course; no one on the ground was injured. The... More »

FBI Offers Reward for Mechanic in 1996 Plane Crash

Ociel Valenzuela-Reyes may have improperly handled oxygen generators in ValueJet crash

(Newser) - It's not the usual occupation involved with an FBI reward: airline mechanic. But the agency's Miami office is offering $10,000 to anyone who can help it track down Ociel Valenzuela-Reyes, who is wanted in connection with the 1996 crash of a ValueJet plane that killed all 110... More »

Drunk Sergeant Stole a Cargo Plane. So Where Is It?

Seems Paul Meyer flew C-130 into the English Channel

(Newser) - Sgt. Paul Meyer was so homesick in 1969 that he drunkenly stole a military cargo plane and flew it over the English Channel—the last anyone saw of him. Now wreck divers are hoping to find the lost USAF C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and uncover the truth behind what must... More »

2 Aviators Killed in Navy Jet Crash

'In the air, I saw fire,' witness says

(Newser) - Two aviators were killed Wednesday afternoon when a Navy fighter jet crashed near the Naval Air Station Key West. The AP reports that the F/A-18 Super Hornet was on approach to land when it crashed into the water about a mile east of the runway. The pilot and the weapons... More »

Plane Waiting to Land Goes Down; Dozens Dead

'It was flying so low'

(Newser) - A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, killing at least 50 people. The exact number of dead and injured remained unclear amid the chaos of the crash and... More »

Tycoon's Daughter, Friends Die in Jet Crash

11 die after jet crashes in Iran mountain

(Newser) - The daughter of a Turkish billionaire died along with seven friends and three crew members when the private jet bringing her home from her bachelorette party in the United Arab Emirates crashed. Mina Basaran, 28, was the daughter of Basaran Holdings chief Huseyin Basaran and was part of the company'... More »

Crashed Iran Plane Had Been in Storage for 6 Years

Wreckage found near peak of Mount Dena, north of Yasuj

(Newser) - With fog clearing, Iranian authorities have managed their first look at the site where a passenger plane carrying 65 people crashed into Mount Dena after departing Tehran on Sunday. A military drone spotted the wreckage of the Aseman Airlines flight north of Yasuj on Tuesday, and though two helicopters flew... More »

Iranian Plane Crashes Into Mountain, Kills All Aboard

'After searching the area, we learned that unfortunately our dear passengers lost their lives'

(Newser) - An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 65 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the Iranian city of Yasuj, some 485 miles... More »

At Root of Russian Crash: Something Pilots Forgot

Heating unit related to the pressure measurement equipment wasn't turned on

(Newser) - Investigators say the crash of a Russian passenger plane that killed all 71 people on board may have been caused by the pilots' failure to activate heating for pressure measurement equipment, resulting in flawed speed data. The Interstate Aviation Committee said Tuesday, after studying the plane's flight data recorder,... More »

Russia Crash Raises Questions About the An-148

The model's safety record is spotty

(Newser) - Tramping through snowy fields outside Moscow, emergency workers found both flight data recorders from a crashed Russian airliner on Monday as they searched for debris and the remains of the 71 passengers and crew who died. The An-148 twin-engine regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern Urals went down... More »

What's Known So Far About Russian Plane Crash

71 are dead, and investigators are not ruling anything out yet

(Newser) - The unfortunate big development after Sunday's crash of a passenger jet outside Moscow comes from the country's transportation minister. "Judging by everything, no one has survived this crash," says Maxim Sokolov. Here is what is known:
  • The victims: Sixty-five passengers and six crew members were aboard
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Pilot's Maneuvers 'Inexplicable' in Fatal Crash

Plane was half a mile off course when it made sudden turn north of Sydney

(Newser) - A Sydney Seaplanes aircraft carrying six people "should not have been where it was" when it crashed in Australia on New Year's Eve, leaving no survivors, the company's CEO says. The DHC-2 Beaver carrying Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins and family members, along with pilot Gareth Morgan,... More »

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