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NTSB: Skydiving Plane That Crashed Wasn't 'Airworthy'

Aircraft was damaged before pilot pushed it on takeoff, leading to 11 deaths

(Newser) - A pilot's aggressive takeoff led to an aerodynamic stall, causing the 2019 crash of a skydiving plane in Hawaii that killed all 11 people on board, government safety investigators have determined. The National Transportation Safety Board said the stall caused a loss of control at an altitude that was...

After Crash, Pilot Survives 36-Day Trek in the Jungle
Key to His Jungle Survival:
He Stole Trick From Monkeys
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Key to His Jungle Survival: He Stole Trick From Monkeys

Pilot Antonio Sena survives 36-day trek after crash, sustained by a small fruit

(Newser) - In the end, his family couldn't believe he was alive, and in fairness, Antonio Sena probably shouldn't have been. The 36-year-old Brazilian pilot had to crash-land his small plane deep in the Amazon jungle after its single engine conked out, reports . He survived the landing, however,...

They Shouted 'It's a Girl!' Then Came Awful Screams

Plane crash kills 2 during gender reveal stunt

(Newser) - Gender reveal stunts that end in tragedy aren't just an American thing. Authorities say a pilot and co-pilot died Tuesday when a stunt went wrong off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, the Washington Post reports. Video shows the small plane release a pink cloud as family members on a...

Indonesian Crash Investigators Find 'Needle in Haystack'

Dredging ship pulls up Sriwijaya Air Flight 182's memory module

(Newser) - On Jan. 9, a Boeing 737-500 crashed into the Java Sea , diving more than 10,000 feet in under a minute. It wasn't until March 30 that a potentially vital clue was found—and at the 11th hour. The New York Times reports the cockpit voice recorder's memory...

NTSB to Do Away With Wreckage of TWA Flight 800

Agency has used it to train thousands of investigators

(Newser) - Some 230 passengers and crew members died when TWA Flight 800 suffered an explosion and crashed soon after taking off from New York's JFK Airport on July 17, 1996—but the wreckage of the Boeing 747-100 has likely saved countless other lives over the following decades. The National Transportation...

Air Force Training Jet's 375-Mile Hop Ends in Tragedy

2 pilots dead after T-38 aircraft flying from Mississippi to Florida goes down in Alabama

(Newser) - An Air Force training jet flying from Mississippi to Florida never made it to its destination. Per a statement from the 14th Flying Training Wing, a T-38 trainer aircraft that took off from Columbus Air Force Base on Friday with two people on board, headed for Tallahassee, crashed into the...

Plane Didn't Fly for 9 Months. Then, 132 Recent Flights and a Crash

Expert suggests Boeing 737 used for Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 deteriorated in storage

(Newser) - The unexplained crash of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 in Indonesia has raised concerns for other planes around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. Though the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 had been cleared to fly—with a certificate of airworthiness valid until Dec. 17, 2021, per the New York Times —the...

Plane Crashed 300 Feet From 'Shocked' Fisherman

Flight data recorder has been found

(Newser) - Searchers have found clothing, body parts, parts of the fuselage, and now, one of two black boxes aboard the Boeing 737 that crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday. The flight data recorder has been recovered, while officials continue to search for the cockpit voice recorder, reports the BBC . The...

Divers Make Grim Discovery After Indonesia Plane Crash

Body parts, wreckage found in Java Sea

(Newser) - Indonesian divers on Sunday located parts of the wreckage of a Boeing 737-500 at a depth of 75 feet in the Java Sea, a day after the aircraft with 62 people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, per the AP . Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said in a statement...

Witness Saw Plane Emerge From Clouds, Then Fiery Crash

Michigan homebuilder, wife, and teen son die after small aircraft slams into home

(Newser) - An accident in Michigan has taken the lives of a local businessman, his wife, and their teen son after their small plane crashed into a home. Per the AP , David Compo, who recently ended his stint as the head of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, was piloting a...

More People Died in Plane Crashes in 2020 Than in 2019

More than half of the 2020 deaths are from a crash in January

(Newser) - With the number of flights sharply reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were fewer commercial airplane crashes in 2020, the Guardian reports. But the number of people who were killed in crashes last year increased. Data from Dutch consulting firm To70 reveal that there were 40 accidents involving passenger...

Boeing Max Is Back on US Route
Boeing Max Is
Back on US Route

Boeing Max Is Back on US Route

Plane was grounded last year after two crashes

(Newser) - American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane's first commercial flight in US skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. American Flight 718 carried about 100 passengers, according to an airline spokeswoman, and landed Tuesday afternoon...

US Navy Plane Crashes in Residential Area

The training plane from Florida goes down in Mobile, Alabama

(Newser) - A US Navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in the plane, authorities said. Zach Harrell, a spokesperson for Commander, Naval Air Forces, said both people in the T-6B Texan II training plane died, but...

United Pilot, Wife Die in Honeymoon Plane Crash

Small plane crashed in Rocky Mountains

(Newser) - United Airilines is mourning two employees who died in a private plane crash on their way home from their honeymoon. Pilot and flight instructor Costas John Sivyllis, 30, was killed along with flight attendant Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, when their Beechcraft Bonanza crashed just outside Telluride, Colorado, on Monday, USA Today...

26 Dead, One Survivor in Fiery Crash of Military Plane

Just one survivor after accident Friday night in Chuhuiv, Ukraine

(Newser) - Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov AN-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets from a military aviation school when it crashed...

Lawmaker in Deadly Crash Flew Despite Vision Problems

Gary Knopp was denied certification in 2012

(Newser) - An Alaska state lawmaker who was involved in a July midair collision that killed seven people was piloting his plane even though his medical flight certification was denied eight years ago because of vision problems, a federal agency reported Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers identified the pilot as state Rep. Gary...

Jet Skids Off Runway, Killing 14 in India
Jet Skids Off Runway,
Killing 16 in India

Jet Skids Off Runway, Killing 16 in India

It was bringing home people stranded abroad by COVID

(Newser) - A special flight carrying evacuees to India who had been stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 passengers and injuring 123 more, police said. Abdul Karim,...

State Lawmaker, 6 Others Die in 'Unfathomable Tragedy'

2 planes collide over Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, killing Rep. Gary Knopp

(Newser) - Seven people, including an Alaska state lawmaker, died Friday when two small airplanes collided in midair near Soldotna, a small community on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Alaska State Troopers said state Rep. Gary Knopp of Kenai, believed to be in his early 60s, was the sole occupant of one plane....

Plane Crashes Into Backyard, Kills 3

A 9-month-old infant is among the dead

(Newser) - Three people, including a 9-month-old girl, are dead and multiple people injured after a small airplane crashed in a Salt Lake City suburb on Saturday afternoon, reports the AP . According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA-32 with six people on board had taken off from South Valley Regional...

NTSB Has Details of Earnhardt Family's Escape From Plane

It was harrowing: He and pilots were unable to open exit door of burning aircraft

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s escape from a crashed plane with his family last year was more dramatic than realized, according to new details released by the National Transportation and Safety Board. Earnhardt, a NASCAR television analyst and retired driver, was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, two pilots, and...

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