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Plane Was Cleared for Emergency Landing, Didn't Make It

Plane crashes off highway near Nashville's John C. Tune Airport, killing 5

(Newser) - A single-engine plane crashed near a highway in Nashville, Tennessee, just a few miles short of the airport it had tried to reach for an emergency landing on Monday, killing five people aboard, authorities said, per the AP . The pilot made an emergency call to John C. Tune Airport around...

Man Accused of Stalking Woman From His Plane

New Hampshire man has been known to throw tomatoes from the windows, witnesses say

(Newser) - A man has been accused of stalking a woman in New York via his small airplane, flying out of an airport in nearby Vermont, police said. Michael Arnold, 65, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in Bennington, Vermont. He was arrested Tuesday as he was driving into the William...

NTSB Decides Cause of Crash That Killed Dieting Guru

Gwen Shamblin Lara, proponent of 'faith-based dieting,' founded Remnant Fellowship Church

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board has reached a conclusion in its investigation of the plane crash that killed Gwen Shamblin Lara and six other people nearly two years ago. The report says the plane's pilot probably became disoriented while flying in heavy clouds just after takeoff from an airport...

As They Boated on Sept. 11, This Happened

Pilot charged for buzzing boats in Colorado is believed to have fled the US

(Newser) - Colorado police are searching for a pilot who nearly struck boats with his small plane before crashing it on Sept. 11. "The fact that someone would show such reckless disregard for the lives of others is concerning, but it's even more disturbing on a date that holds so...

10 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Hangar

'It's a very sad day for Dallas County'

(Newser) - Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, says a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas. Mary Rosenbleeth says no one aboard the twin-engine plane survived at the Addison Municipal Airport, about 20 miles...

Fathers of Bride, Groom Left Bachelor Party, Died

'The love and the support they showed their children will carry on'

(Newser) - An upcoming wedding in Canada will be "bittersweet" after the fathers of the bride and groom died in a plane crash on their way home from the groom's bachelor party. Jim Wilk, the father of the groom, was piloting the plane en route to Moose Jaw, Sask., where...

Incredible Photos Show Plane Atop a 60-Foot Tree

Firefighters managed to rescue pilot uninjured

(Newser) - A 79-year-old pilot spent a tense few hours in a Piper Cub PA-18 perched at the top of a 60-foot tree Monday night. Authorities say that after the man's plane lost power, he ended up in the giant white fir after trying to crash-land in a field a few...

Pilot Unconscious, Plane Drops into Atlantic

After entering restricted Washington airspace

(Newser) - After taking off from Wisconsin, a plane carrying an unconscious pilot moved into restricted airspace over Washington, DC, before eventually falling into the Atlantic yesterday, USA Today reports. The pilot was the only person on the plane, which was initially bound for Manassas, Virginia, near Washington, an official says. The...

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in New York City

No one hurt: officials

(Newser) - A small plane made an emergency landing today on an interstate highway in New York City, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard, officials said. The aircraft, a Piper PA-28, set down at around 3:20 pm on the northbound side of the Major...

Cops: We Found Guy Who Fell From Plane

Gerardo Nales fell 2K feet

(Newser) - Miami-Dade police say they believe they have found the body of a Florida man who fell from a private plane into waters off south Florida. Authorities said they presume the body found in a mangrove area this morning is that of 42-year-old Gerardo Nales, but they're waiting on official...

Pilot Gets Sick, Passenger Gets Landing Lesson
 Pilot Gets Sick, Passenger
 Gets Landing Lesson 

Pilot Gets Sick, Passenger Gets Landing Lesson

He landed safely despite lack of flying experience

(Newser) - After the pilot of a small plane fell ill at the controls, two flight instructors were called in to the airport to give his only passenger a crash course in not crashing. The passenger—who had no flying experience—managed to bring the plane in for a safe, though somewhat...

Plane Lands on California Highway

Instructor has to bring small aircraft down just a few minutes after takeoff

(Newser) - A small plane took off from an airport near a San Jose-area expressway yesterday—and three minutes later, it had to land on the road amid morning commuters. Fortunately, the whole thing happened safely: "There wasn't even a scratch," the owner of the flight school in charge...

Plane in Conn. Crash Was Inverted, Speeding
 Plane in Conn. Crash 
 Was Inverted, Speeding 
ntsb report

Plane in Conn. Crash Was Inverted, Speeding

NTSB preliminary report includes witness accounts

(Newser) - Before crashing into a home in East Haven, Conn., the aircraft in the fatal crash was upside-down in what sounds like a nightmare scenario. According to a preliminary NTSB report, a witness "saw the airplane at the end of a right roll. The airplane was inverted and traveling at...

Nothing Wrong With Plane in Conn. Crash: Investigator

Victims' identities confirmed

(Newser) - It could be months before a full investigation of Friday's propeller plane crash in East Haven, Conn., is completed. In the meantime, the identities of the victims have been officially confirmed as Bill Henningsgaard, 54, a former Microsoft VP; his 17-year-old son, Maxwell; and two children in the house...

Gas Gone, Small Plane Lands on Freeway

Second road landing in days

(Newser) - For the second time in as many days, a small plane has landed on a California road near San Diego. Late last night, a plane carrying four landed on Interstate 15 in Escondido. No one on the road or on board the plane was hurt in the incident, the AP...

Small Plane Sinks into Gulf; No Sign of Pilot

Windshield was iced over, and he was flying in circles

(Newser) - Coast Guard crews saw no signs today that the pilot of a small plane survived when it went down in the Gulf of Mexico about three hours after two F-15 fighter jets tried to make contact with him. The plane landed right-side up on the ocean surface and had been...

Small Planes to Small Cities Seeing Big Cuts

Soaring fuel prices have made small planes least profitable for airlines

(Newser) - The big airlines may be pampering their first-class passengers more than ever , especially on international routes, but around the United States, small-plane service to small cities is increasingly getting the ax, reports the AP . Over the past two years, the big airlines have cut service entirely to 27 US cities,...

The Horrific Scene of the Stevens Crash
 The Horrific Scene 
 of the Stevens Crash 

The Horrific Scene of the Stevens Crash

Survivors lay in mangled wreckage as chilled rain fell

(Newser) - When Ted Stevens and his companions left their lodge, they thought they were headed for a quick trip to a salmon fishing camp. When they hadn’t arrived hours later, the lodge sent out search planes, who quickly found a horrific scene, the AP reports. The nose of the plane...

Angry Man Flies Plane Into Austin IRS Office Building
 Angry Man Flies Plane 
 Into Austin IRS Office Building 
Leaves online rant

Angry Man Flies Plane Into Austin IRS Office Building

Reports say pilot set his house on fire before crash

(Newser) - A small plane crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, and signs are now pointing to a deliberate act. CNN reports that the pilot—identified as Joseph Andrew Stack—set his house on fire, took off in his own plane from a local airport, and crashed it into...

All 9 Presumed Dead After Plane, Chopper Crash

(Newser) - All nine people are presumed dead after a small plane and a helicopter collided over the Hudson River today, the Daily News reports. Five sightseers from Italy and a pilot were aboard the chopper, and three were on the single-engine plane, including a child. Two bodies have been recovered so...

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