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Police: Man Crashed Plane Into His Own Home

Duane Youd died in the crash; his wife and a child in the home survived

(Newser) - A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died, the AP reports. His wife and... More »

Human Remains Found Where Stolen Plane Crashed

Aircraft is completely destroyed, authorities say

(Newser) - The 76-seat Horizon Air turboprop stolen by airport worker Richard Russell on Friday was completely destroyed when it crashed into an island in Puget Sound, authorities say. National Transportation Safety Board regional chief Debra Eckrote says the plane, stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport, was broken into small pieces by the... More »

Military Jets Scramble After Airline Worker Steals Plane

Horizon Air plane out of Sea-Tac eventually crashed on island outside Tacoma

(Newser) - Air traffic controllers expecting a quiet Friday evening got anything but as an incident developed out of Seattle. Airport officials and local authorities report that around 8pm local time, a 29-year-old ground service agent with Horizon Air stole a 76-seat turboprop from Sea-Tac International Airport, took to the skies, and... More »

The Hunt Is On for Survivors of Denali Plane Crash

Pilot, 4 passengers went down near Thunder Mountain

(Newser) - Peering through low cloud cover, rescuers aboard a military aircraft on Sunday were attempting to find a sightseeing plane that crashed with the pilot and four passengers aboard a day earlier in Alaska, high on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park and Preserve. The pilot reported on his satellite... More »

Vintage Plane Nosedives in Alps, Kills All Aboard

Officials say crash of tourist plane Saturday 'relatively complex'

(Newser) - All 20 people aboard a Junkers Ju-52 vintage propeller plane were killed when it slammed near vertically into the Swiss Alps on Saturday, reports the AP , spurring an investigation that officials are already expecting to be "relatively complex." The crash occurred near the resort town of Flims, and... More »

How Everyone Aboard This Plane Walked Away Alive

Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after take off on Tuesday

(Newser) - That everyone aboard survived a plane crash in Mexico on Tuesday afternoon was news that emerged quickly; what's taking shape now is just how the 103 people managed to do so. The Aeroméxico flight went down shortly after taking off in Durango, bound for Mexico City. The BBC... More »

Aeromexico Airliner Crashes After Takeoff in Mexico

101 were reportedly onboard; no fatalities reported

(Newser) - A federal official in Mexico confirms that an Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango Tuesday, the AP reports, but the state's governor says there were no fatalities. Officials said the crash occurred in a field near the state capital's airport, Guadalupe Victoria... More »

Couple's Plane Found 21 Years After They Vanished

The small aircraft, and Mark and Janet Davies, had been missing since 1997

(Newser) - The discovery of the wreckage of a small aircraft in the remote woods of Michigan has likely solved a mystery two decades in the making. Per the Detroit News , NTSB officials were dispatched to an area outside St. Ignace on Michigan's Upper Peninsula last week after employees in a... More »

Plane Hits Alaska Mountain, and Everybody Survives

Pilot, 10 crew escape without serious injuries

(Newser) - Tuesday was a lucky day for a pilot and 10 passengers in Alaska—or at least as lucky as any day that involves a crash into Mount Jumbo is going to get, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Everybody aboard the float-equipped de Havilland Otter survived the crash on Prince of... More »

Video Shows Sole Survivor of Crash Roll Out of Plane

17-year-old's father, stepmother were killed in Detroit crash

(Newser) - A truly harrowing video captures footage of a single-engine plane on fire. Then, many seconds later, a figure rolls out and runs away from the wreckage. The 17-year-old caught on video is the son of Greg and Julie Boaz, who were killed Sunday night when their Cessna 210 went down... 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 »

Airplanes Collide, One Makes It Back to Airport

The wreckage of one airplane was spotted near the mouth of the Susitna River

(Newser) - Authorities say two airplanes collided in the skies over Alaska north of Anchorage, reports the AP . Alaska State Troopers shortly after noon Wednesday were notified of the crash in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Spokeswoman Megan Peters says the wreckage of one airplane was spotted a short time later near the mouth... More »

Mansion Builder to the Stars Feared Dead in Plane Crash

Ben Krupinski, 70, is among four passengers in a crash off the coast of the Hamptons

(Newser) - A go-to builder for celebrity Hamptons getaways is feared dead after a plane went down off the coast of Amagansett, Long Island on Saturday. Ben Krupinski, whose clients included Martha Stewart and Billy Joel, was aboard the Piper PA-31 Navajo along with his wife, Bonnie, and grandson Will Maerov, 22.... More »

Investigators Link MH17 Disaster to Russian Military

Missile came from Russian military, in military convoy: investigators

(Newser) - The missile system used to shoot down MH17 over eastern Ukraine four years ago, killing 298 people, came from the Russian military, Dutch investigators revealed Thursday. Investigators previously concluded the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down on July 17, 2014, by a missile launched by a Russian-made Buk missile system... 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 »

About 100 Feared Dead in Cuba Plane Crash

Passenger jet went down near Havana airport

(Newser) - Cuba is dealing with an aviation disaster Friday after a passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Jose Martí International Airport in Havana. The Boeing 737 carried 105 passengers and nine crew members, reports Reuters , and state TV says that only three people survived, per the New York Times . Five... More »

5 Dead After Military Plane Crashes Onto Highway

Victims were National Guard members from Puerto Rico

(Newser) - At least five people are dead after a military cargo plane crashed onto a busy highway in Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday, the AP reports. The Air Force says the plane was an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane that belonged to the 156th Air Wing out of Puerto Rico; the victims... More »

Instagram Star Killed in Plane Crash Shared Eerie Video

It showed smiling faces minutes before Monday's accident

(Newser) - An eerie video posted to social media by one of six victims of a fatal plane crash in Arizona Monday night shows a smiling group, packed into the six-seat plane, minutes before disaster struck. The Arizona Republic identifies three of the victims: James Pedroza was a VIP host at the... More »

257 Killed When Military Plane Crashes in Algeria

More than 300 emergency workers are at the scene near Algiers

(Newser) - Algeria's defense ministry says 257 people died when a military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, per the AP . The Soviet-designed Il-76 military transport plane had departed Boufarik air base, 20 miles southwest of the capital Algiers, for a military base... More »

6 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Onto Golf Course

No one on the ground was injured

(Newser) - All six people aboard were killed when a small plane crashed into a suburban Phoenix golf course Monday night, the AP reports. The single-engine Piper PA-24 Comanche went down just before 9pm in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Golf Course; no one on the ground was injured. The... More »

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