Latest Plane crashes News

Four victims in California plane crash were family members

Dec. 06, 2021 17:18 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Four people killed in the weekend crash of a small plane in central California have been identified as members of the same family, authorities said Monday. The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza crashed in heavy fog Saturday evening shortly after takeoff from...

Plane crash in Medford, Oregon, kills at least 2

Dec. 06, 2021 15:22 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a plane crashed into an auto dealership in Medford, Oregon, killing at least two people. KTVL reports the crash at the the Airport Chevrolet happened Sunday night. “Upon arrival, we had at least 20 vehicles...

Pilot found dead at site of small plane crash in Arkansas

Dec. 05, 2021 16:12 PM EST

GLENWOOD, Ark. (AP) — The pilot was found dead when searchers in Arkansas discovered the wreckage of a single-engine plane that had gone missing, officials said Sunday. Arkansas State Police said pilot Vernon Hampton of Clarksville was the lone occupant of the plane. ...

4 killed after small plane crashes in central California

Dec. 05, 2021 11:31 AM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in heavy fog minutes after takeoff from a small airport in central California, authorities said. Emergency crews responded shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday to reports of a crash in a...

NTSB reports wreckage of missing plane found in Arkansas

Dec. 04, 2021 18:45 PM EST

GLENWOOD, Ark. (AP) — The wreckage of a missing airplane flying from Louisiana to Arkansas was found Saturday in southwestern Arkansas, according to the National Transportation Board. The wreckage of the single engine aircraft, identified as a Cessna 182, was found near...

Details emerge in plane crash that killed space traveler

Dec. 03, 2021 12:06 PM EST

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators have released some details on the small plane crash that killed a one-time space traveler and another man last month. The Nov. 11 crash in a wooded area of northwestern New Jersey killed...

Remains of bus crash victims returned to North Macedonia

Dec. 03, 2021 09:44 AM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Two Bulgarian military planes landed in North Macedonia Friday to return the remains of 45 people killed in a bus crash in Bulgaria last month to their families for burial. The bus had been carrying 52 people, mostly from North Macedonia...

None injured in East Texas crash-landing of a small plane

Dec. 02, 2021 19:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a small plane managed to avert a serious crash Thursday when he landed next to a busy southeast Texas highway, authorities said. The plane with three people aboard was on a flight from Jennings, Louisiana, to Junction, Texas, when it...

China clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

Dec. 02, 2021 16:02 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s aviation regulator cleared the Boeing 737 Max on Thursday to return to flying with technical upgrades more than two years after the plane was grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes. China is the last major market where the Boeing 737 Max...

Plane catches fire after belly landing at an Arizona airport

Dec. 01, 2021 19:14 PM EST

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane caught fire after having to make a wheels-up belly landing at Lake Havasu Municipal Airport on Wednesday, according to authorities. Responding city fire crews said the emergency landing punctured the plane’ right-side fuel...