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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 »

Protests Erupt After Iran Admits Guilt

And Ukraine is demanding a full apology over downed passenger plane that killed 176 people

(Newser) - Iran's admission that it "unintentionally" shot down a passenger jet this week, killing all 176 on board, hasn't exactly eased tensions. Thousands of angry protesters hit the streets in Iran on Saturday and faced tear gas from riot police, the New York Times reports. Videos show some... More »

Iran Admits 'Unintentionally' Shooting Down Passenger Jet

Officials say it was mistaken for 'hostile target'

(Newser) - Iran announced Saturday that its military "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week , killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible. The plane was shot down early Wednesday, hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on... More »

They'd Just Tied the Knot. After the Celebration, a Doomed Flight

Arash Pourzarabi, Pouneh Gorji had flown to Iran from Canada to get married

(Newser) - Among the 176 people killed when Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 crashed after taking off from Tehran, 63 of them were Canadians , and among that smaller group was a couple who'd just gotten married days before, CNN reports. "They were basically the kindest souls that I know, honestly,... More »

Report: Video Shows Missile Hit Ukrainian Plane

Iran denies Flight 752 was shot down

(Newser) - Video shows that it was a missile, not mechanical failure, that brought down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran on Wednesday, according to the New York Times . The video shows what is believed to be the moment an Iranian anti-aircraft missile hit the passenger plane. The video shows that... More »

Trump: Iran May Have Mistakenly Shot Down Jet

'I have my suspicions,' he says

(Newser) - Ukraine has its doubts about Iran's explanation that a mechanical failure brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran this week. Now, the US does, too. The AP quotes two anonymous US officials who say it is "highly likely" that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed the Boeing 737... More »

Ukraine Not Ruling Out Missile in Jet Crash

'Too many things are unclear,' says one official about Iranian tragedy

(Newser) - Iran says it's confident that some kind of mechanical failure brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran this week. Ukraine, however, isn't so sure. Its investigators are looking into the possibility that a missile or perhaps an explosion inside the jet as part of a terrorist attack... More »

Boeing Won't Get Black Box From Iran After 737 Crash

Involvement of US, Canada and Ukraine in investigation isn't clear

(Newser) - Even as the leaders of Canada and Ukraine pledged Wednesday to find the cause of the 737-800 crash that killed 176 people near Tehran, Iran announced that it would not turn over the airliner's flight recorders to Boeing. "We will not give the black boxes to the manufacturer... More »

Iran Plane Crash Killed 63 Canadians

Plane was carrying 167 passengers from 7 countries, and 9 crew

(Newser) - Two lucky souls who bought tickets for Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 from Tehran, Iran, to Kyiv ultimately didn't board the plane. Ukrainian officials say all 176 people aboard—including 63 Canadians— were killed when the plane crashed six miles from Imam Khomeini airport shortly after 6am local time... More »

Ukrainian Airliner Crashes in Iran, Killing All Aboard

At least 170 passengers, crew killed

(Newser) - Everybody on board a Ukrainian airliner was killed in a crash shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport early Wednesday, according to Iranian state media. The Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 had either 170 or 180 people on board, state media reported. It's not clear whether there... More »

New Plane Stats: One Fatal Accident Per 5M Flights

Total number of deaths fell by half, to 257, in 2019

(Newser) - It may seem surprising in a year filled with gloomy headlines about the 737 Max , but the number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019, according to a report by an aviation consulting firm. The To70 consultancy said 257 people died... More »

Carley McCord's Husband Missed Her Final Text

Steven Ensminger Jr. devastated by his wife's death in a plane crash

(Newser) - Steven Ensminger Jr. had to work Saturday, otherwise he would have driven his wife, sports reporter Carley McCord, to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta where she was set to cover the Louisiana State University-University of Oklahoma playoff game. He didn't have his phone—which is why he missed his... More »

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