Latest Plane crashes News

Pilot dies in gyroplane crash near airport in Wisconsin

Aug. 20, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say the pilot of a gyroplane died when the aircraft crashed into a field near an airport in southwestern Wisconsin. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office says dispatchers received a 911 call about the crash around 6:30 p.m. Monday at Viroqua Muncipal...

2 die when small plane crashes at southeast Michigan airport

Aug. 20, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a small plane crashed in southeastern Michigan. Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said in a news release that the single-engine Aero Commander M200 aircraft was landing at Spencer J. Hardy Airport near Howell when it crashed Tuesday morning. The...

Crop duster killed in plane crash south of Hays

Aug. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a crop duster has died in a plane crash south of Hays. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bi-wing plane went down around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch shortly after taking off from a private runway. Seventy-year-old John Werth, who lives near the small Ellis County town of...

Earnhardt 'truly blessed' nobody was seriously hurt in crash

Aug. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is "truly blessed" that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the "quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency...

1 person dead, 2 rescued from Louisiana seaplane crash

Aug. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coast Guard officials in Louisiana say one person has died and two more were rescued when a seaplane with a company known for taking fisherman out to the state's barrier islands crashed into the water. Coast Guard officials in New Orleans confirmed a seaplane with Bourgeois Fishing...

Police release names of victims in Delaware plane crash

Aug. 19, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — State police have released the names of two men who died in a small plane crash in northern Delaware. Authorities have identified the pilot of the plane as 52-year-old Terrence Daniels of Philadelphia. Also killed in Sunday's crash was 79-year-old instructor Albert Dohring of...

Alabama pilot says he crashes in trees to avoid road, condos

Aug. 18, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) — A pilot has escaped a plane crash in Alabama with only minor injuries. Local news outlets say the crash happened just after noon Sunday near a condominium complex on Lake Logan Martin south of Lincoln. The Lincoln Fire Department says the pilot was only occupant of the Nieuport biplane...

Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

UNION VALE, N.Y. (AP) — A plane crashed into a New York home Saturday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale,...

New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash

Aug. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday. The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard...

Victims of Montana plane crash identified

Aug. 17, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Two men from Wyoming were the victims of a deadly plane crash in northeast Montana. The single-engine Cessna caught fire and crashed at its destination outside Wolf Point, Mont., on Aug. 5. Roosevelt County, Montana, officials on Thursday identified the victims as James D. Heald, of...