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Man, Dog Survive Ocean Plane Crash, Swim to Shore

Pilot reported engine issues before small plane crashed just off California coast on Sunday

(Newser) - The horror that came in seeing a small plane crash into the ocean off California on Sunday soon turned to relief as the pilot and his dog were able to escape the wreckage and swim to shore, where they were met by responding authorities. The pilot had reported engine trouble...

NTSB Report Highlights Disturbing Details of Pilot's Fall

Agency says Ronald Snyder may have unlatched seatbelt to inspect aircraft, passenger was helpless

(Newser) - Before a two-seater plane crashed near a Pennsylvania farm in 2022, its passenger sat by helplessly after the pilot fell out. That's according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday, describing the crash of an "experimental amateur-built" Bearhawk Patrol plane near Pennsylvania's Hanover Township on...

United Airlines Isn't Having a Very Good Week

Plane rolls off runway in Houston, hours after tire fell off another plane in San Francisco

(Newser) - People often clap when their plane lands, but maybe everyone should hold that applause until their ride makes it to the terminal gate. Passengers on a United Airlines flight found that out the hard way Friday morning, when their jet touched down OK at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport,...

Plane Was Cleared for Emergency Landing, Didn't Make It

Plane crashes off highway near Nashville's John C. Tune Airport, killing 5

(Newser) - A single-engine plane crashed near a highway in Nashville, Tennessee, just a few miles short of the airport it had tried to reach for an emergency landing on Monday, killing five people aboard, authorities said, per the AP . The pilot made an emergency call to John C. Tune Airport around...

US Tech Firm Thinks It Can Find Malaysia's Lost Plane

Nation may resume the search for flight MH370 10 years after it vanished

(Newser) - Malaysia's government said Sunday it may renew the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after a US technology firm proposed a fresh search in the southern Indian Ocean where the plane is believed to have crashed a decade ago. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said Texas-based Ocean Infinity...

On a Florida Highway: 'Unreal, Like a Movie'

Business jet crashes into vehicle on I-75 in Naples, killing 2

(Newser) - Two people have died after a business jet attempted to make an emergency landing on Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Friday afternoon, colliding with a vehicle and bringing traffic to a halt as a massive plume of black smoke rose into the air. The crash landing happened near the...

Several Dead After Plane Crashes Into Mobile Home Park

Victims were both aboard the plane and in one of the Florida mobile homes

(Newser) - A small plane crashed at a Florida mobile home park on Thursday, killing several people aboard the plane and in one home, fire officials said. The pilot of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza V35 reported an engine failure shortly before the aircraft went down at about 7pm, the Federal Aviation Administration...

Russian Plane Crashes With 65 Ukrainian POWs Aboard

They were being moved to the border region for a prisoner exchange, Russia said

(Newser) - A military transport plane that Russia said was carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war crashed Wednesday morning in a Russian region near Ukraine, and a local governor wrote on Telegram there were no survivors. The AP reports a total of 74 people were said to be aboard. Russia's foreign...

California Plane Crash Brings Attention to Home-Built Aircraft

The one that went down was built over a period of nearly a decade by a retired dentist

(Newser) - A small airplane that crashed into the ocean off the California coast on Sunday was constructed piece by piece over nearly a decade, one of tens of thousands of home-built aircraft that are part of a high-flying hobby taking off across the country, the AP reports. Federal investigators said they...

Nearly 400 Escape Burning Plane on Tokyo Runway

5 members of Japan's coast guard dead at Haneda airport

(Newser) - A passenger plane collided with a Japanese coast guard aircraft and burst into flames on the runway of Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday, officials said. NHK TV reported that all occupants of Japan Airlines flight JAL-516, believed to total 379 people, got out safely before the plane was entirely...

Plane Set to Land on Frozen Lake Didn't Quite Make It

10 rescued in rough conditions after small Air Tindi plane crashes in Canada's Northwest Territories

(Newser) - Passengers on a small plane that crashed in Canada this week are fortunate to be alive after a rescue at a remote site in the Northwest Territories. Today in BC reports that the Air Tindi aircraft, a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, went down shortly before 1pm local time on...

YouTuber Who Staged Plane Crash Learns His Fate

Trevor Daniel Jacob sentenced to 6 months in federal prison

(Newser) - An influencer who staged a California plane crash to make a YouTube video of himself parachuting to safety was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for obstructing the investigation by destroying the wreckage, according to the US Justice Department. Trevor Daniel Jacob, 30, an experienced pilot and skydiver,...

Plane Crash Mystery Was 'Inexplicable'—Until It Wasn't

Police said it seemed 2 decades old

(Newser) - A Canadian hunter came upon the site of an apparent plane crash near Kamloops, British Columbia, on Nov. 3 and alerted police. The Guardian reports the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's initial investigation only deepened a seemingly "inexplicable" mystery: The bush plane wreckage had no motor, wings, doors, or...

Plane Started Taxiing, Then: 'You Just Heard a Screech'

2 injured after small passenger aircraft slams into shuttle bus at Chicago's O'Hare

(Newser) - A small passenger plane from Chicago to Ohio never got off the ground Friday evening after a shuttle bus slammed into it at O'Hare International Airport. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the bus hit an Air Wisconsin Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft holding around 50 people, sending two bus passengers to...

2 Killed as Plane Drops Out of Sky, Hits Home

Remarkably, none of the occupants of the home in Newberg, Oregon, were injured

(Newser) - A small plane crashed through the roof of a home in Oregon on Tuesday, killing two of the three people inside. One person suffered serious injuries as the single-engine plane dropped from the sky in Newberg, as captured on video shared by KGW News . Thankfully no injuries were reported on...

ND State Senator, Family Killed in Utah Plane Crash

Senate leader says Doug Larsen died with wife Amy, 2 young children

(Newser) - A state senator from North Dakota, his wife, and their two young children died when the small plane they were traveling in crashed in Utah, a Senate leader said Monday. Doug Larsen's death was confirmed Monday in an email that Republican Senate Majority Leader David Hogue sent to his...

2 Pilots Killed as Planes Tried to Land After Race
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Plane Race Ends in Double Tragedy

2 pilots killed in Reno, Nevada in collision upon landing; NTSB, FAA among those investigating

(Newser) - 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...

Congresswoman's Husband Piloted Doomed Plane

It took rescuers hours to reach crash site in Alaska where Buzzy Peltola died

(Newser) - 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...

Alaska Congresswoman's Husband Dies in Plane Crash

Democrat Mary Peltola is state's sole US House rep

(Newser) - Mary Peltola—Alaska's sole representative in the US House of Representatives—lost her husband early Wednesday following a plane crash, her office said in a statement posted to X . It described Eugene Peltola, the former regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for Alaska, as "one of...

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

(Newser) - 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...

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