Latest EgyptAir Flight 804 crash News

All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead

Aug. 11, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — All nine people aboard a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains were confirmed dead Saturday, authorities said. The Bell 412EP helicopter carrying seven local rescue workers from the Gunma prefecture and two from a flight service company lost contact...

Bodies, wreckage will not be recovered in Alaska crash

Aug. 10, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane that crashed in Alaska's Denali National Park, killing five people on board, will remain on a near-vertical mountainside because of the substantial risk to recovery crews, officials said Friday. The National Park Service announced it will end efforts to recover...

2 dead as rescue chopper with 9 crashes in central Japan

Aug. 10, 2018 6:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At least two people were confirmed dead after a Japanese search and rescue helicopter with nine people aboard crashed Friday in central mountains hours after it lost contact. Rescue aircraft dispatched by the Defense Ministry found eight of the crewmembers at the site. Two of them were later...

Alaska ranger recounts hanging from rope above crashed plane

Aug. 8, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A National Park Service mountain ranger didn't dare unhook a rope connecting him to a hovering helicopter as he stood on the nose of a wrecked airplane on a mountainside in Alaska's Denali National Park. The sightseeing plane, with five people inside, crashed on a vertical...

Polish tourists killed in sightseeing plane crash in Alaska

Aug. 6, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers on Monday found four people dead in a sightseeing airplane carrying Polish tourists in Alaska's Denali National Park — a day and a half after thick clouds hampered the response to distress calls. Another person is missing and presumed dead after the crash Saturday...

Kansas firefighter, relatives killed in Oklahoma plane crash

Aug. 6, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a Kansas firefighter, three of his family members and a family friend were killed in the weekend crash of a small aircraft in northern Oklahoma. The Independence Rural Fire Department says Sycamore, Kansas, firefighter Nicholas Warner, two of his sons, his father Bill...

Wreckage believed to be from 1997 plane crash found

Jul. 12, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in northern Michigan. The Mackinac County sheriff's office says national forest personnel found the wreckage Wednesday in the Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace in the...

Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 is buried at memorial

Jul. 9, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 has been buried near the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed on 9/11. Four shipping containers holding the wreckage were buried in a private ceremony on June 21 in a restricted area accessible only to loved ones of the victims,...

Egypt denies report that fire likely caused 2016 plane crash

Jul. 9, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is denying a report by French aviation investigators saying that a cockpit fire likely caused the crash of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo in 2016. Egypt's top prosecutor said in a statement Monday that the Egyptian investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 is still...

French investigators say fire caused 2016 EgyptAir crash

Jul. 7, 2018 7:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French air accident investigators say that a rapidly spreading fire probably caused the crash of an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo in 2016, casting doubt on Egyptian authorities' claims that traces of explosives were found. French investigation agency BEA said in a statement late Friday...