Latest Plane crashes News

Authorities: pilot dies in crash of small plane near Tucson

Sep. 28, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot died after a small plane crashed south of Tucson on Wednesday, according to authorities. Federal Aviation Administration officials said only the pilot was aboard the single-engine Grumman American AA5B when it went down near Flying Diamond Airport west...

Small plane crash near home kills 1 occupant, injures 2nd

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

A small plane crash in eastern Pennsylvania killed one person and injured another, authorities said. Police in Lehigh County's Salisbury Township said the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down near a home at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Cpl. Kevin Kress told The...

Floatplane wreckage recovery in Puget Sound begins

Sep. 26, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Navy have started efforts to recover the wreckage of a floatplane that crashed in Washington state’s Puget Sound earlier this month, killing all 10 people on board. A barge that’s been equipped to conduct the...

Anchorage pilot killed in small plane crash near Skwentna

Sep. 26, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage woman was killed when the plane she was piloting crashed into Whiskey Lake near Skwentna, Alaska Wildlife Troopers said. The pilot was identified as Janell Rude, 67, troopers said. An Air Force rescue team was deployed Sunday and...

Polish official with doubted assassination theory honored

Sep. 23, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Andrzej Duda of Poland on Friday awarded the country's top civilian honor to a communist-era pro-democracy fighter who recently was accused in the media of manipulating evidence while investigating a presidential plane crash in Russia that killed 96 prominent...

Boeing pays $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max

Sep. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Boeing Co. will pay $200 million to settle charges that the company and its former CEO misled investors about the safety of its 737 Max after two of the airliners crashed, killing 346 people. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it charged the aircraft maker and...

1 killed, 1 hurt when glider crashes off Outer Banks

Sep. 21, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. (AP) — One person was killed and another injured when an ultralight glider crashed into the ocean off the Outer Banks on Wednesday, officials said. The town of Southern Shores said two people were on board the glider around 10 a.m. when it malfunctioned and...

Authorities ID Mexican couple killed in Arizona plane crash

Sep. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

DATELAND, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday identified a Mexican couple who died last week in a fiery crash of a small plane in a desert area near the Arizona-Mexico border. Yuma County Sheriff’s officials said the victims were 61-year-old Ronald Barba and his 47-year-old...

Eye surgery team's jet crashes at Pasco airport; no injuries

Sep. 20, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Ten passengers and crew escaped from a small jet aircraft that crashed and caught fire while landing Tuesday morning at an airport in Pasco, Washington. Ben Shearer, a Pasco Fire Department spokesperson, said the twin-engine Cessna Citation's landing gear...

Human remains wash ashore on Olympic Peninsula near Sequim

Sep. 19, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — Human remains washed ashore at Dungeness Spit near Sequim, Washington, and agencies are working to determine whether they are connected to the crash of a floatplane earlier this month. The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said Monday they are working with...