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On a Clear Morning, 2 Small Planes Collide in Midair

3 people died in the crash near Denver

(Newser) - Two small airplanes collided in midair near Denver on Saturday, killing three people, authorities said. It wasn't known what might have caused the crash between the four-seater Cessna 172 and the Sonex Xenos, a light, aluminum, homebuilt aircraft that can seat two. Nearby residents who heard the crash and...

Remains Found Near 'Ghost Plane' Crash Site

Fighter jets scrambled before crash didn't see anybody in Cessna's cockpit

(Newser) - Investigators haven't found answers yet in the mysterious crash of a private jet in the Baltic Sea Sunday—but human remains and debris have now been recovered, and an underwater search for the Cessna Citation 551 is underway. Lt. Cmdr. Peteris Subbota, head of the Latvian military’s Marine...

Floatplane Crash Victims Include Winemaker, Family

Civil rights activist was also among the 10 dead in Washington state crash

(Newser) - A civil rights activist from Spokane, Washington, a business owner, and the founder of a winery and his family were on the floatplane that crashed in the waters of Puget Sound , killing 10. The US Coast Guard released the names of the victims early Tuesday. The body of one of...

10 Presumed Dead in Washington State Floatplane Crash

One body found, search for 9 others, including child, called off

(Newser) - Update: The US Coast Guard suspended the search Monday afternoon for nine people, including a child, who were missing after a floatplane crashed in the waters of Puget Sound northwest of Seattle, the AP reports. The body of a 10th person, an unidentified female, was recovered by a Good Samaritan...

Plane Crash Follows Erratic Flight, Scramble of NATO Jets

Private Cessna aircraft plunged into Baltic Sea, off the coast of Latvia

(Newser) - A private plane that took off out of Spain on Sunday ended up in the waters off of Latvia, after an erratic flight path that drew NATO jets to track the aircraft. CNN reports the Cessna 551 registered in Austria took off from Jerez shortly before 1pm local time, with...

Man Dies While Scattering His Father's Ashes

Lee Cemensky was in an ultralight aircraft that went down last Sunday in Minnesota

(Newser) - Leo John Cemensky died Aug. 7 in Fifty Lakes, Minnesota, at age 80 . His son died three weeks later, apparently during the process of scattering his dad's ashes. KLAS reports Lee Cemensky, 58, was in an ultralight aircraft piloted by Douglas A. Johnson that went down in a wooded...

Planes on Final Approach to Airport Collide in Mid-Air

All 3 people aboard were killed in small aircraft crash

(Newser) - Two pilots both attempting to land small aircraft at a Northern California airport collided in mid-air Thursday afternoon, killing all three people reported to be on board. The small private planes were attempting to land at Watsonville Municipal Airport in Santa Cruz County when the crash occurred around 3pm, KRON4...

Planes Collide at North Las Vegas Airport, Killing 4

One plane was preparing to land when crash occurred

(Newser) - Four people died Sunday after two small planes collided at North Las Vegas Airport, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Piper PA-46 and a single-engine Cessna 172 collided around noon Sunday, the AP reports. “Preliminary information indicates that the Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when...

After Cargo Plane Crash in Greece, a Toxic Smell

Locals told to stay indoors after aircraft with Serbian military weaponry goes down

(Newser) - Experts were poised to investigate the site of a plane crash in northern Greece Sunday to determine whether any dangerous chemicals or explosive cargo remains. The An-12 military cargo plane smashed into fields between two villages late Saturday, per the AP . Local residents reported seeing a fireball and hearing explosions...

Navy Fighter Jet Crashes, Killing Pilot

F/A-18E Super Hornet went down Friday in Southern California desert

(Newser) - 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...

'Very Little Chance' of Survivors in Nepal Crash

Bodies of 20 of 22 passengers recovered in Sunday accident

(Newser) - The bodies of 20 of the 22 people aboard the Tara Air plane that slammed into the side of a Nepal mountain Sunday have been recovered, and Reuters reports that hopes for the remaining two are dwindling rapidly. "There is very little chance to find survivors," says Deo...

'Miracle Girl' Who Survived Plane Crash Testifies in France

Bahia Bakari told her story in a French courtroom as part of a suit against Yemenia Air

(Newser) - Bahia Bakari was 12 years old when fishermen plucked her from the Indian Ocean, where she was clinging to debris from Yemenia Air Flight 626. According to the Guardian , Bakari—the only survivor of the 2009 crash that killed 152 other passengers and crew—testified publicly in French court about...

Report: Plane Crashed Into the Earth Intentionally

Sources tell 'WSJ' what US officials reportedly determined about China Eastern crash

(Newser) - When a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 crashed into the earth in March , the impact caused a 65-foot-deep crater and smashed the plane into tens of thousands of pieces, some of them buried underground by the force . The Wall Street Journal now reports on a preliminary assessment of what caused that...

Small Plane Crashes Into SUV in Florida

Five injured near Miami, and there's an unconfirmed report of one death

(Newser) - A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the FAA says. Two people aboard the plane were taken to a trauma center and three people with non-life threatening injuries were taken to a hospital, according to Miami-Dade Fire...

Minutes Before Fatal Plane Crash, 'You Guys Are Crazy'
Minutes Before
Fatal Plane Crash,
'You Guys Are Crazy'

Minutes Before Fatal Plane Crash, 'You Guys Are Crazy'

NTSB report is out on 2019 crash that killed 9 of 12 members of Idaho family on board

(Newser) - Federal investigators confirmed that the buildup of ice on the wings and other parts of the plane was a key factor in a 2019 crash that killed nine of 12 members of an Idaho family on board an overloaded small plane, the AP reports. The National Transportation Safety Board said...

13 Years After Jet Crash, Sole Survivor May 'Know the Truth'

Bahia Bakari, who emerged from 2009 crash that killed 152, attends trial of Yemenia in France

(Newser) - The lone survivor of a 2009 passenger plane crash in the Indian Ocean that killed 152 people sat in the front row of a Paris courtroom Monday at the opening of the trial of the Yemeni airline that operated the flight. Yemen's main airline, Yemenia, has been charged with...

Crash of Small Plane Kills 2 Wanted Gang Members

Including the No. 2 on Canada's most-wanted list

(Newser) - Two men with ties to organized crime—one an alleged international hit man and the other accused in a murder plot, both with outstanding warrants for their arrests—have died in a small plane crash in Canada. Authorities are investigating what brought down the plane over a stretch of forest...

Report: EgyptAir Crash Likely Caused by Pilot's Cigarette

Terrorism was initially blamed for 2016 crash that killed 66; French investigators found otherwise

(Newser) - 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...

They Tried to Swap Planes Midair. It Didn't Quite Work

FAA probing Sunday stunt in Arizona, which led to one plane crashing; both pilots are OK

(Newser) - Update: The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a probe into a failed stunt in the sky. Cousins Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington, daredevil Red Bull skydivers who'd hoped to swap Cessna single-seat airplanes in midair, didn't see their feat go as planned on Sunday: One of the pilots...

FAA: YouTuber Crashed Plane for the Clicks

Former Olympian Trevor Jacob's pilot license to be revoked

(Newser) - A pilot deliberately crashed his small plane so he could air the footage on his YouTube page, a Federal Aviation Administration investigation has concluded. Trevor Jacob, a former Olympian snowboarder whose YouTube channel dedicated to extreme sports counts 134,000 subscribers, had multiple cameras rolling as he jumped out of...

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