Latest Plane crashes News

Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Jefferson County

Aug. 11, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

BLYN, Wash. (AP) — A pilot died after their plane crashed near Blyn in Jefferson County on Wednesday. A witness reported seeing a low-flying aircraft with a possible engine spluttering and hearing a crash around 3:10 p.m., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. ...

NTSB: 2 aircraft crashed approaching same Vegas-area runway

Aug. 10, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two single-engine aircraft banked from opposite directions toward the same runway in North Las Vegas last month, before crashing and killing all four people aboard, a preliminary report by federal crash investigators showed Friday. A National Transportation Safety...

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

Aug. 09, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so...

Names of men killed in South Haven plane crash released

Aug. 05, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The names of the two men killed in a plane crash near South Haven were released Friday. They were 70-year-old plane owner Douglas Golike of Lawton and 70-year-old flight instructor David Peahl of Wayland, the South Haven Police Department said. ...

Names of men killed in South Haven plan crash released

Aug. 05, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The names of the two men killed in a plane crash near South Haven were released Friday. They were 70-year-old plane owner Douglas Golike of Lawton and 70-year-old flight instructor David Peahl of Wayland, the South Haven Police Department said. ...

1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash in Kentucky

Aug. 04, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — A small plane crash in Kentucky has killed one person and injured another, police said. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport, WKYT-TV reported. A woman aboard the plane died and a man was hospitalized with...

Two men die in plane crash near South Haven airport

Aug. 03, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Two men died after the plane they were in crashed near a southwestern Michigan airport shortly after takeoff, police said Wednesday. The plane crashed around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson said, but the wreckage wasn't...

Q&A: Melissa Barrera survives, on screen and in Hollywood

Jul. 30, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since her breakthrough role as Vanessa in the film adaptation of “In The Heights,” Melissa Barrera has been working non-stop on the big and small screen. Only this year, she appeared in “Scream 5” and is filming a sequel, and stars in the upcoming Benjamin Millepied's...

Whistleblowers hit Southwest, FAA for lax safety practices

Jul. 27, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials say that Southwest Airlines and the union representing its pilots have resisted cooperating with investigations into accidents and other incidents and pushed to close the matters quickly. In one instance disclosed Wednesday, the Federal Aviation...

Man swims ashore after small plane crashes off Alki Point

Jul. 27, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 66-year-old man piloting a small plane was taken to a hospital for evaluation Tuesday after crashing 50 feet (15 meters) off Alki Point in West Seattle, authorities said. The man did not report any injuries before he was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle,...