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2 Dead, 6 Possibly Missing After Planes Collide Over Lake

It happened Sunday over Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene

(Newser) - Two people are confirmed dead and as many as six others are missing after two planes collided on Sunday afternoon over an Idaho lake, NBC News reports. Per the Spokesman-Review , the crash that took place around 2:20pm local time over Lake Coeur d'Alene involved a single-engine Cessna TU206G... More »

An Ex-Phillies Pitcher Dies in a Plane Crash—Again

Tyson Brummett was only 35

(Newser) - Yet another former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher has died in a plane crash, People reports. Tyson Brummett, 35, died Friday morning along with a small plane's three passengers when it spiraled out of the sky in American Fork Canyon near Salt Lake City, authorities say. The passengers are identified as... More »

'Human Error' to Blame in Plane Crash That Killed 97

Pakistan faults overconfident pilot and air traffic control

(Newser) - Pakistan's aviation minister said Wednesday that "human error" on the part of the pilot, the co-pilot, and air traffic control caused last month's plane crash in Karachi that killed 97 people on board. The announcement shed new light on the tragedy after Pakistani investigators had earlier said... More »

Plane Crash Kills Family Going to Funeral

A Georgia sheriff says he heard 'a loud explosion'

(Newser) - Four family members and a pilot died Friday in a Georgia plane crash while flying to a funeral in Indiana, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. The FAA says the Piper PA-31T—a twin-engine turboprop—crashed in a wooded area roughly six miles northeast of Eatonton. The plane had left a small... More »

Plane Crash Survivor: Here's What Happened

Mohammad Zubair talks to the press

(Newser) - When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be "troublesome." Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near Karachi's international airport, killing 97 people, all of... More »

At Least 2 Somehow Survived Jet Crash

One is a prominent Pakistani banker

(Newser) - There's a lot we don't know about Friday's crash of a Pakistani passenger jet into a Karachi neighborhood, including the number of casualties. But one number was resonating in the aftermath of the tragedy: two. That would be the number of passengers so far known to have... More »

Reports of Survivors Emerge After Passenger Jet Crash

Plane had 107 aboard when went down in congested area of Karachi, Pakistan

(Newser) - A passenger plane with 107 people on board crashed in a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the international airport near Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday after what appeared to be an engine failure during landing. Mayor Wasim Akhtar said at least five or six houses... More »

US Pilot Dies Flying COVID Test Kits to Villagers

Joyce Lin is killed in remote Indonesia

(Newser) - A pilot in a small plane went down in a remote part of Indonesia last week, and the fatal crash is making headlines in the US. It turns out the pilot, the sole person on the plane, was an American missionary named Joyce Lin who was flying COVID-19 test kits... More »

Acrobatic Jet in 'Pandemic Show' Crashes Into House

The Snowbird plane was on a Canada-wide tour

(Newser) - A Canadian Armed Forces Snowbird plane participating in a cross-country tour aimed at boosting the morale of Canadians dealing with the pandemic crashed Sunday in a residential neighborhood, sending people pouring onto the street where they said debris was scattered and a house was on fire, the AP reports. Canada'... More »

The Feds Investigate Harrison Ford

The aviation enthusiast apparently misheard a control-tower message

(Newser) - "You know, sometimes I amaze even myself." Han Solo's iconic line didn't quite apply Friday when Harrison Ford flirted with disaster on a Southern California runway, the Daily News reports. The 77-year-old actor apparently misheard the control tower operator at Hawthorne Airport and crossed a runway... More »

Halladay Was High, Doing Stunts When Plane Crashed

NTSB report is out

(Newser) - Baseball Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had high levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics when he lost control of his small plane and nosedived into the Gulf of Mexico in 2017, killing him, a National Transportation Safety Board report issued Wednesday said. Halladay had amphetamine... More »

The Plane Just Missed Her Home: 'Truly a Miracle'

Father, son, and Labrador retriever heading to Fla. for spring break walk away from accident unscathed

(Newser) - A father and son's vacation was marred right from the get-go when their plane just missed a Florida airport runway and crashed into a tree in a local homeowner's yard. Per the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office , 47-year-old Jason Dougherty and his son Caleb, 22, both from Kansas,... More »

Plane Crashes, Burns on Illinois Highway

All 3 on aircraft died in I-55 crash

(Newser) - Three people died Tuesday when a small plane crashed and burst into flames on Interstate 55 in central Illinois, state police say. Mindy Carroll of the Illinois State Police said in a statement that all three occupants of the plane were killed in the crash in Lincoln, 170 miles southwest... More »

US on Confusing Afghanistan Plane Crash: It Was Ours

US military says it was a US Air Force plane and there's no indication it was shot down

(Newser) - After a flurry of confusing reports about a downed plane in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the US military has confirmed it was a US Air Force plane that crashed. The rep for US forces in Afghanistan says the Bombardier E-11A crashed in the Ghazni province, the AP reports. US officials... More »

Only 2 Hurt After Airliner Crash-Lands on Highway

MD-83 missed traffic, homes in Iran

(Newser) - An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a major highway next to an airport Monday, the latest crash in the Islamic Republic as US sanctions bar it from buying parts or new aircraft. Authorities said two people suffered injuries in the hard... More »

Crash of Small Plane Kills 4 in Southern California

The cause is unknown, and the NTSB will investigate

(Newser) - Four people were killed Wednesday in the crash of a small airplane at a Southern California airfield, authorities said. The plane went down at Corona Municipal Airport, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles, Corona police said in a social media post. Firefighters found the plane burning in brush on... More »

Video Shows 2nd Missile Hit Iran Plane

They were fired less than 30 seconds apart: 'NYT'

(Newser) - Iran says it has arrested the person whose video showed an Iranian missile striking Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, who is likely to face charges related to national security. The arrest, reported by the BBC , comes as the New York Times reports that not one, but two missiles struck the... More »

Iran State TV Anchors Quit: 'Forgive Me' for the 'Lies'

The Association of Iranian Journalists says public trust is melting down

(Newser) - Two anchors for Iranian state TV have quit amid growing furor over the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner, Fox News reports. "Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today," said Zahra Khatami, formerly of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. "I will never get back to... More »

Iran Makes Arrests in Downing of Plane

Rouhani calls it an 'unforgivable' mistake

(Newser) - Iran's judiciary said Tuesday that arrests have been made for the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board just after takeoff from Tehran last week. The announcement came amid an upswell of anger and protests by Iranians in recent days over the... More »

Iran: We Didn't Shoot at Protesters

Things are getting ugly in Tehran after downing of Ukrainian plane

(Newser) - The latest escalating tensions between the US and Iran involves the people of Iran themselves. Per Reuters , protesters gathered for a third day Monday in Iran, after a violent weekend that pitted the demonstrators against riot police. Video circulating on social media showed the latter beating protesters with batons, security... More »

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