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Russian Pilot Says He Had Cornfield Landing All the Way

Damir Yusupov receives Hero of Russia medal

(Newser) - The Russian pilot who pulled a Sully, landing a plane with 233 people safely in a cornfield after a flock of gulls hit both engines, said Friday that he kept his cool. "I didn't feel any fear," Damir Yusupov told reporters in a televised interview from Yekaterinburg,... More »

Family Waited as They Flew Off for a Skydive. Then, 'Terrible Tragedy'

Twin-engine plane crashes in Oahu, all 9 on board perish

(Newser) - A twin-engine skydiving plane took off Friday evening for a "sunset tandem" flight, but it never made it back to loved ones waiting on the ground. Per NBC News , officials say the plane—reported by Hawaii News Now to be a Beechcraft King Air 65 run by the Oahu... More »

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... More »

Fatal Blaze Erupts in Passenger Plane

At least 40 are dead in plane run by Aeroflot

(Newser) - At least 40 people died when an Aeroflot airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, officials said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down... More »

Plane Slides Off Runway Into Florida River

All survived after Boeing 737 fell off runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida

(Newser) - A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway Friday night, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported, officials said. A Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay,... More »

Pilot's Fatal Mistake? Letting Dog Sit in Passenger Seat

NTSB says pet likely hit controls, caused 2017 crash of small plane

(Newser) - A man's decision to let his dog ride in the passenger seat of his small plane ultimately doomed him, the NTSB says in a new report on a 2017 plane crash. The single-engine airplane flown by Jerry Naylor, 90, a former commercial pilot, crashed into a cornfield 50 yards... More »

Plane Clips Sign on Takeoff, Turns Back

American Airlines flight clipped runway sign at JFK during takeoff

(Newser) - At least it wasn't a stop sign. An American Airlines flight had to return to JFK airport in New York late Wednesday after it struck a sign by the runway during takeoff, reports CNN . The plane continued on its flight for about 15 minutes before the pilot announced they... More »

5 Dead After Plane Plunges Into Florida Lake

FAA and NTSB are looking into the crash in Lake Okeechobee

(Newser) - Five people have died in Florida after a small twin-engine Piper aircraft plunged into the waters of Lake Okeechobee on Friday afternoon. Per the AP , records indicate the plane took off from Tampa International Airport; NBC News notes it was headed toward Pahokee when it crashed around 3:30pm. The... More »

UK Police: Body Found in Channel Is Soccer Star Sala

Pilot David Ibbotson is still missing, and the search has been called off

(Newser) - On Thursday it was announced a body had been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that had been carrying Emiliano Sala. Now, Dorset Police confirm: the body is that of the 28-year-old soccer star. The BBC details the timeline of the recovery efforts after the Jan. 21 plane crash,... More »

Before His Plane Vanished, Soccer Player's Message: I'm 'So Scared'

Officials are focusing search on possibility Emiliano Sala is on a life raft, but odds don't look good

(Newser) - For 15 hours on Tuesday, rescuers searched for any sign of a plane that was carrying Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala and one other, with no luck—and now local police are saying chances of the missing fliers' survival is "slim." That's per the BBC , which... More »

The Ground Shook. Then, a Noise and a 'Yellow Ball of Fire'

2 dead after small plane crashes outside homes in Sioux Falls, SD

(Newser) - Both people who were on board a small plane that crashed and caught fire in a residential neighborhood of South Dakota's largest city died, authorities said Wednesday. The plane crashed at around 5pm Tuesday in the backyards of four homes in Sioux Falls, causing significant damage to two of... More »

After Fiance Goes Down With Plane, a Poignant Photo Shoot

Intan Syari dressed in her wedding dress

(Newser) - An Indonesian woman who was engaged to a man who died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea has worn her wedding dress on the day they were to have been married. Intan Syari's fiance, medical doctor Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were... More »

Autopsy: One of 2 Pilots on Doomed Plane Had Drugs in System

But it's still not clear which pilot was flying plane that crashed in Scottsdale in April

(Newser) - Pieces are slowly coming together regarding an April plane crash in Scottsdale in which all six aboard were killed. At the front of the six-seat Piper PA-24 Comanche, which included as its passengers several young Instagram stars, were student pilot James Pedroza and certified airline transport pilot Erik Valente, though... 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 »

Captain Replaced Hubby on Deadly Southwest Flight

Shift change was to allow Tammie Jo Shults to attend son's track meet

(Newser) - Tammie Jo Shults, the heroic ex-Navy pilot who successfully landed a Southwest plane with a shattered engine, wasn't supposed to be on the flight. Shults' husband, also a pilot, had been scheduled to captain Flight 1380 on April 17 but offered to switch with Shults so she could attend... More »

Passengers Weren't Using Oxygen Masks Correctly

The masks are supposed to cover the nose as well as the mouth

(Newser) - The first passenger fatality on a US airline in almost a decade seems unimaginable: Witnesses say 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan of New Mexico was partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines plane Tuesday—she later died—when an engine exploded, smashing a window in her row. While rare, this kind of... More »

Jet Catches Fire on Runway, Passengers Evacuated

Cause of fire at Denver airport still being investigated

(Newser) - One of the engines of a regional jet caught fire on a taxiway shortly after landing at Denver International Airport on Sunday afternoon, the AP reports. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow says the 59 passengers on the United Express plane operated by SkyWest were safely evacuated. No one was injured on... More »

'Great Tragedy' in the Sierra Nevada

Snowmobiler finds plane with bodies of couple missing more than a month

(Newser) - Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it. Sierra County sheriff's officials say a snowmobiler found a piece of the plane's tail... More »

'Flying Bum' Crashes —Ever So Slowly

Airlander 10, world's longest aircraft, went down after tangle with telephone pole

(Newser) - The world's longest aircraft is likely going to have a similarly lengthy repair bill after a bit of a bumpy landing on Wednesday during its second test flight in the UK, the BBC reports. The $33.1 million, 302-foot-long Airlander 10—officially named the Martha Gywn, but called "... More »

For Fliers, 2015 Was an Unbelievably Safe Year

No fatal jetliner accidents happened globally

(Newser) - It once seemed impossible, but the airline industry has finally pulled off a long-sought-after global goal: It got through an entire year without a single jetliner fatality due to pilot snafus, plane malfunctions, and/or weather conditions, per the Wall Street Journal . Stats issued by the International Air Transport Association called... More »

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