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Kayakers Make 'Pretty Comical' Rescue of Pilot in Icy Creek

Maryland officials, however, say they saved life of man who crashed into Maryland waters

(Newser) - 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

Pilot is OK after slow-moving accident at Texas military base

(Newser) - 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 Washington Post describes the "bizarre slow-moving crash" that took place Thursday morning at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, where a spectator captured...

Georgia Student Killed by Plane Propeller After Date

Accident happened Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport

(Newser) - A college student died after being struck by the propeller of a small plane as he disembarked at an airport in southeast Georgia, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the death Sunday night at Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport, FAA spokesman Steve Kulm said....

As Trial Begins on Fatal Flight 447, a Big First in France

Air France and Airbus are first French companies to face trial there after a plane crash

(Newser) - Thirteen years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during its journey from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, a nine-week manslaughter trial is finally beginning. Reuters reports that the trial starting Monday in the French capital is the first time that companies in that nation have faced...

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...

FAA Workers' 911 Call Sheds Light on 'Midair Mystery'

Employees tell dispatcher that pilot said co-pilot Charles Hew Crooks jumped out of plane

(Newser) - More details are filtering in on what's been deemed a "midair mystery" involving a co-pilot who exited his turboprop plane midflight and fell to his death. The timeline has since been pieced together regarding what happened to Charles Hew Crooks in the skies over North Carolina on Friday...

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...

Challenging Search at Muddy Crash Site Yields 49K Debris Pieces

All 132 on board China Eastern Flight MU5735 died in March 21 accident; search is now ending

(Newser) - Chinese officials said Thursday that the search for wreckage in last week's crash of a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 is basically done, and that more than 49,000 pieces of debris had been found. Flight MU5735 plunged from 29,000 feet into a mountainside in southern China's Guangxi...

4 US Troops Die During NATO Exercise in Norway

Cold Response exercise unrelated to war in Ukraine, Norway's PM says

(Newser) - Four US soldiers were killed in a plane crash in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise unrelated to the Ukraine war, Norway's prime minister said Saturday. Jonas Gahr Stoere tweeted that they were killed in the crash on Friday night. The cause was under...

'Residual Effects' of 2019 Crash Remain for Earnhardt Daughter

Racing star's wife, Amy, says 3-year-old Isla still gets frightened at takeoff

(Newser) - When Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s private plane caught fire and ran off the runway during a crash landing in Tennessee in August 2019, reports noted that the racing legend and his family escaped with just "cuts and abrasions." But while the physical effects may have been minimal,...

Plane Crash Kills 7 in Peru
7 Die in Peru Plane Crash

7 Die in Peru Plane Crash

Group was heading to famous Nazca lines, officials say

(Newser) - Seven people from three countries died Friday in a plane crash over the famous Nazca Lines in Peru, according to Reuters . The plane carried three Dutch tourists, two Chilean tourists, a Peruvian pilot, and a Peruvian co-pilot, the Guardian reports. The Cessna 207 plane was owned by a tourism company...

Passengers in NC Plane Landing Got a Wild Ride

No injuries after Delta Air Lines flight skidded off runway in snow, rolled right into mud

(Newser) - States in the South have been hit with some extreme winter weather of late, and the snow coming down Friday evening in North Carolina led to a scary incident for one plane arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Per NBC News , Delta Air Lines Flight 5501 had just safely touched down...

After Plane Crash, Cops Rescue Pilot Seconds Before Train Hit

Watch as police pull pilot from small aircraft from tracks right before train smashes into it

(Newser) - One very lucky pilot in California is alive after surviving not one, but two back-to-back crashes over the weekend. Per the LAPD's Valley Bureau , a small plane lost power and crashed onto the railroad tracks in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday, with ABC7 noting the accident...

'I Think We're Making History,' Pilot Said. Then He Crashed

Marc Olson died Tuesday during pioneer mission to battle Colorado wildfire at night

(Newser) - A pilot who'd flown for 42 years—32 of those spent in the Army and Air Force— died Tuesday during a pioneering effort to fight a Colorado wildfire at night. Marc Thor Olson of CO Fire Aviation successfully completed a water drop over the Kruger Rock Fire in Larimer...

Night Vision Plane That Was a First Goes Down in Colorado

Air tanker fighting wildfire crashes near Estes Park, killing pilot in what was meant to be a historic flight

(Newser) - A single-engine, one-seat air tanker that was thought to be the first fixed-wing plane to fight a fire at night using night vision crashed near Estes Park, Colo., on Tuesday night, killing the pilot, reports 9News . According to a release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, the accident was...

Plane Went Up With a Marriage Proposal, Came Crashing Down

1 dead in Montreal accident

(Newser) - A particularly wrenching detail has emerged in the story of a small plane crash on Saturday in Montreal. The Washington Post reports the plane that went down around 6pm was towing a "Will you marry me?" banner. It had taken off just 15 minutes prior. Pilot Gian Piero Ciambella,...

Plane 'Encountered' Bird, Burst Into Flames at Takeoff

Spirit Airlines passengers and crew are fine after bird strike Saturday evening

(Newser) - Everyone says the hard part is landing. Well, some people say the hard part is the time spent shoeless in the TSA line. But nobody ever says the hard part is when you’re almost off the ground when a bird strikes the planes engine, which catches fire, ends your...

She Heard About Midair Crash on the News. Then 'the Cops Came'

2 are dead after collision between plane, helicopter over Chandler, Ariz.

(Newser) - Authorities are asking for witnesses in Chandler, Ariz., after a midair crash between a plane and a helicopter Friday morning that killed two. Local police and the Federal Aviation Administration say the collision at Chandler Airpark took place between a single-engine Piper PA-28 and a Robinson R22 helicopter, both operated...

Indonesian Crash Investigators Find 'Needle in Haystack'

Dredging ship pulls up Sriwijaya Air Flight 182's memory module

(Newser) - On Jan. 9, a Boeing 737-500 crashed into the Java Sea , diving more than 10,000 feet in under a minute. It wasn't until March 30 that a potentially vital clue was found—and at the 11th hour. The New York Times reports the cockpit voice recorder's memory...

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