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'Ma'am, a Military Jet
Crashed. I'm the Pilot'
Sep 21, 2023 6:50 PM CDT
911 Recording: 'Ma'am, a Military Jet Crashed. I'm the Pilot'
Marine tried to convey urgency of medical help to dispatcher
- A military pilot whose advanced fighter jet went temporarily missing over the weekend is heard repeatedly requesting an ambulance in a perplexing 911 call from the South Carolina home where he had parachuted to safety, according to an audio recording released Thursday to the AP . The four-minute recording captures the...
Plane Race Ends
in Double Tragedy
Sep 18, 2023 9:11 AM CDT
Plane Race Ends in Double Tragedy
2 pilots killed in Reno, Nevada in collision upon landing; NTSB, FAA among those investigating
- Two pilots were killed when their planes crashed upon landing at an air racing event Sunday in Reno, authorities said. Officials with the Reno Air Racing Association said the planes collided at the conclusion of the T-6 Gold race around 2:15pm Sunday, per the AP . The pilots have been...
Piloted Doomed Plane
Sep 14, 2023 8:18 AM CDT
Congresswoman's Husband Piloted Doomed Plane
It took rescuers hours to reach crash site in Alaska where Buzzy Peltola died
- Rep. Mary Peltola's husband, commercial pilot Eugene "Buzzy" Peltola Jr., had just dropped off a hunter in a remote area of Alaska when he took to the sky only to crash . The single-engine Piper PA-18 Super Cub he was flying crashed in mountainous terrain 64 miles northeast of...
Joy During Gender Reveal
Turns Into 'Screams of Distress'
Sep 5, 2023 11:20 AM CDT
Joy During Gender Reveal Turns Into 'Screams of Distress'
Pilot crashes plane, dies in Mexico following reveal; creator of gender reveal parties shares her regret
- In a viral video , a plane emitting pink smoke flies low over a couple, announcing they're expecting a baby girl. But as the couple embraces in celebration, disaster strikes. The camera pans away from the couple to the plane, which angles upward, then begins twisting in the air as...
Pilot Dies During
Aug 17, 2023 5:10 PM CDT
Pilot Dies During Miami-Chile Flight
Plane lands in Panama for emergency care
- A veteran airline pilot died on a flight that had taken off from Miami on Monday,
reports. The LATAM Airlines plane, which was headed to Santiago, Chile, landed in Panama City, Panama, because one of its three command crew members had a medical emergency, airline officials said. First...
Delta Pilot Arrested
at Scottish Airport
Jun 20, 2023 4:52 PM CDT
Delta Pilot Arrested at Scottish Airport
Allegedly drunk pilot was arrested 35 minutes before flight to New York City
- A Delta Air Lines pilot who was allegedly too drunk to fly was arrested just 35 minutes before a flight from Edinburgh to New York City was due to take off, authorities say. Scottish police say the 61-year-old man was arrested at the airport at 10am Friday on suspicion of...
Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation'
on Back Made Terrifying Find
in case you missed it
Apr 9, 2023 7:30 AM CDT
Pilot Who Felt 'Cool Sensation' on Back Made Terrifying Find
Highly venomous cape cobra had slithered its way onto the plane
- A cobra encounter is nerve-wracking no matter where it takes place, but we imagine it's worse when trapped in a small plane 11,000 feet high in the sky. That was the plight earlier this week of a South African pilot and his passengers when he was confronted by...
Feb 21, 2023 6:18 PM CST
Pilot Thought Dead Co-Pilot Was Joking
Instructor had heart attack soon after take-off
- A pilot in England whose co-pilot died shortly after take-off thought the man was joking and didn't realize the truth until after landing, investigators say. According to a report from the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch, the pilot had planned to fly a Piper PA-28 light aircraft from...
As They Boated on Sept. 11,
Feb 2, 2023 2:16 PM CST
As They Boated on Sept. 11, This Happened
Pilot charged for buzzing boats in Colorado is believed to have fled the US
- 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...
Puppy Ditched by Owner at
Airport Gets His Happy Ending
Dec 27, 2022 8:00 AM CST
Puppy Ditched by Owner at Airport Gets His Happy Ending
United Airlines employees took care of puppy left in San Francisco until pilot could adopt him
- United Airlines has used "Fly the Friendly Skies" and "Good Leads the Way" as recent slogans, and both apply in a case out of California that has found a puppy his forever home. CNN reports on the plight of Polaris, a dog of unknown breed who was abandoned...
Kayakers Make 'Pretty Comical'
Rescue of Pilot in Icy Creek
Dec 27, 2022 6:34 AM CST
Kayakers Make 'Pretty Comical' Rescue of Pilot in Icy Creek
Maryland officials, however, say they saved life of man who crashed into Maryland waters
- A pilot has a number of shovel-wielding kayakers to thank following his rescue from an icy creek in Maryland after his plane plunged into it. Per a release from the Maryland State Police, 71-year-old Steve Couchman of Frederick took off Monday morning in his single-engine Piper Cherokee aircraft from Lee...
Pilot's Ejection Caught
on Camera After
Fighter Jet Crash
Dec 16, 2022 1:52 PM CST
Pilot's Ejection Caught on Camera After Fighter Jet Crash
Pilot is OK after slow-moving accident at Texas military base
- The pilot of a fighter jet that crash-landed in Texas will be fine after ejecting from the plane after it hit the ground. The
describes the "bizarre slow-moving crash" that took place Thursday morning at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, where a spectator captured...
Widow of F-16 Pilot Blames
His Death on Counterfeit Parts
Sep 15, 2022 11:07 AM CDT
Widow of F-16 Pilot Blames His Death on Counterfeit Parts
David Schmitz's ejection seat failed in 2020
- F-16 pilot David Schmitz was killed in June 2020 when his nighttime landing at a South Carolina base went wrong. Now the 32-year-old's widow has filed a federal lawsuit blaming counterfeit parts in his ejection seat for causing his death, reports the
Air Force Times
. Valerie Schmitz has sued...
Air France Suspends
2 Pilots for 'Totally
Aug 28, 2022 7:41 AM CDT
Air France Suspends 2 Pilots for 'Totally Inappropriate' Behavior
They allegedly came to blows in cockpit during Airbus flight to Geneva
- Air France says two pilots have been suspended while management decides what to do about their "totally inappropriate behavior" on a flight in mid-June. The airline confirmed the suspensions after
reported that the captain and co-pilot brawled in the cockpit of an Airbus A320 flight from Paris...
Deputies Shoot Pilot
After Florida Confrontation
Aug 11, 2022 10:25 AM CDT
Deputies Shoot Pilot After Florida Confrontation
Sheriff says it appears to have been 'suicide by cop'
- In what appears to be a "suicide by cop," deputies in the Florida Keys fatally shot a pilot who was deputized to carry guns on planes, officials say. Lane Morgan Caviness, 48, was killed at a Key Largo home Wednesday following reports of an intoxicated, armed suicidal man,...
Navy Fighter Jet
Crashes, Killing Pilot
Jun 4, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
Navy Fighter Jet Crashes, Killing Pilot
F/A-18E Super Hornet went down Friday in Southern California desert
- A Navy fighter jet crashed Friday in the Southern California desert, killing the pilot, authorities said. An F/A-18E Super Hornet based at Naval Air Station Lemoore went down at about 2:30pm in the area of Trona, an unincorporated Mojave Desert community in San Bernardino County, the Navy announced in...
Miracle in Florida: 'I Have
No Idea How to Fly the Airplane'
May 11, 2022 6:53 AM CDT
Miracle in Florida: 'I Have No Idea How to Fly the Airplane'
Man with no piloting experience safely lands Cessna after pilot is incapacitated
- A man got a crash course in flying an airplane this week, luckily minus the crashing. A passenger in a single-engine Cessna 208 was forced to land the plane at Palm Beach International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after the pilot had an apparent medical emergency on the way back from...
Passenger Jet Turns Back
Over Pilot's Certification
May 5, 2022 11:22 AM CDT
Passenger Jet Turns Back Over Pilot's Certification
Virgin Atlantic co-pilot hadn't taken his final assessment flight with the airline
- As far as reasons go for a passenger jet having to turn around midflight, it's a weird one. A Virgin Atlantic flight returned to UK's Heathrow Airport after 40 minutes because the co-pilot technically wasn't qualified to fly, reports the BBC . It may sound worse than it...
Report: EgyptAir Crash Likely
Caused by Pilot's Cigarette
Apr 28, 2022 10:44 AM CDT
Report: EgyptAir Crash Likely Caused by Pilot's Cigarette
Terrorism was initially blamed for 2016 crash that killed 66; French investigators found otherwise
- Smoke was detected on EgyptAir Flight 804 shortly before it plunged into the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016, killing all 66 aboard, and initial analyses pointed toward terrorism. Now, a report from French investigators points to something far less nefarious: a fire caused by a cigarette smoked by one...
He Flew for 2 Years
Then, the Press of
a Wrong Button
in case you missed it
Apr 9, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
He Flew for 2 Years Unsuspected. Then, the Press of a Wrong Button
British Airways pilot Craig Butfoy jailed after faking flying experience
- Who knows how things would've worked out for Craig Butfoy, and the passengers on the planes he piloted, if he simply hadn't pressed a wrong button one day at work. That button press, as it turns out, led to questions being asked, and then a startling revelation: The...
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