Latest Plane crashes News

2 people killed in small plane crash north of Denver

May. 22, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Two people were killed in a small plane crash in a neighborhood north of Denver. KMGH-TV reports the single-engine Piper PA32 went down in the Anthem Ranch neighborhood in Broomfield just before noon Sunday. No one on the ground was injured, and no homes...

Small plane has engine failure and goes down in Prescott

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane went down shortly after takeoff from Prescott Regional Airport, but the pilot escaped injury. They say the pilot was the only person aboard the Cessna 172 when he reported engine failure around 9 a.m. Sunday and he put the...

Pilot dies in airplane crash near Wayne drag race event

May. 21, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — A pilot died after a single-engine plane crashed at the Wayne Municipal Airport, officials said. The Cessna 140 crashed Friday evening during the MayDay STOL Drag Races. The organization that planned the events said in a Facebook post the pilot...

Thai archival find may resolve fate of missing WWII US flyer

May. 19, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

U-TAPAO, Thailand (AP) — The remains of an American airman who went missing in action in World War II may finally be on their way home, thanks to a chance discovery of records in flood-threatened archives in Thailand. U.S. and local authorities held a solemn ceremony Wednesday at...

China: No information provided about March plane crash

May. 18, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that U.S. investigators haven’t released any information about the cause of a China Eastern Airlines jetliner crash in March after The Wall Street Journal reported its flight data recorder indicated someone pushed the Boeing 737-800 into a steep dive. ...

Florida bridge plane crash killed 1 on board, police say

May. 15, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed onto a bridge near Miami this weekend, police said. The aircraft lost power Saturday shortly after takeoff, coming down on the bridge and striking an SUV, then bursting into flames. The two other people...

Small plane crashes on bridge near Miami, striking an SUV

May. 14, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key...

Instructor had 14 seconds to land plane in Traverse City

May. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A flight instructor had 14 seconds to safely land a plane after its engine died during its final approach, preliminary fact-finding by Federal Aviation Administration investigators indicates. The crash landing sent the Northwestern Michigan College...

Southern California post office named for Ritchie Valens

May. 13, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A post office in the Pacoima section of Los Angeles was dedicated to the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens in a ceremony on Friday, which would have been his 81st birthday. Valens was born and raised in Pacoima before he became a teenage star with hits...

Rescue workers search for survivors of Cameroon plane crash

May. 12, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon rescue workers are searching for survivors after a small passenger plane carrying 11 people crashed in a forest in the central part of the West African country, the ministry of transport said Thursday. The aircraft was chartered by the Cameroon...