Latest Plane crashes News

Report: Plane weight, broken part caused fatal crash in 2018

May. 23, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A plane with six people aboard crashed in Arizona in 2018 because it was overweight and had an undetected engine problem, preventing it from climbing after takeoff on a flight to metro Las Vegas, according to a federal agency’s report. The two pilots and four passengers on the plane...

Mohammad Zubair, a passenger who survived a plane crash, is visited by relatives at his home in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 23, 2020. When the plane jolted violently, Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

May. 23, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near...

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

May. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the...

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

May. 22, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

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Pakistan's aviation authority says there were 98 on board passenger plane that crashed, 91 passengers and 7 crew members

May. 22, 2020 9:31 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's aviation authority says there were 98 on board passenger plane that crashed, 91 passengers and 7 crew members.

Pakistan civil aviation officials say at least 2 survived plane crash near Karachi

May. 22, 2020 8:37 AM EDT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan civil aviation officials say at least 2 survived plane crash near Karachi.

Mayor of Karachi at scene of Pakistani plane crash says none of the 107 passengers, crew survived

May. 22, 2020 7:40 AM EDT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Mayor of Karachi at scene of Pakistani plane crash says none of the 107 passengers, crew survived.

Pakistan civil aviation official says passenger plane belonging to state-run airline crashes near Karachi in the south

May. 22, 2020 6:28 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan civil aviation official says passenger plane belonging to state-run airline crashes near Karachi in the south.

Fighter jet crashes in Florida; pilot ejects and survives

May. 20, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An Air Force fighter jet crashed while landing at a Florida base, but the pilot was able to eject and survived. The F-35A Lightning II crashed Tuesday night on the base as the pilot returned from a routine training flight, the public affairs office at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo, U.S. Air Force KC-46 tankers being built by Boeing sit parked at the Paine Field airport in Everett, Wash. Federal safety regulators are outlining planned changes in how they approve new passenger airplanes after two crashes involving a Boeing model. But key lawmakers say they plan to push ahead with legislation to change the current system that lets aircraft makers including Boeing play a key role in certifying their own planes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Lawmakers: FAA certification of new planes needs an overhaul

May. 20, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps to change how it approves new passenger planes, but lawmakers said they will push ahead with legislation to change the current system that lets aircraft makers including Boeing play a key role in the certification process. The FAA has...