Latest Plane crashes News

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Jul. 18, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says. All 11 people on board the flight survived the July...

4th victim found in Florida Everglades plane crash

Jul. 18, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A fourth victim has been identified following a collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades. Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters Wednesday that the body of 22-year-old Carlos Alfredo Zanetti Scarpati had been recovered from the remote, swampy crash...

Soviet-era fighter jet crashes in India; pilot killed

Jul. 18, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian air force MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in a village field in northern India on Wednesday, killing its pilot. Air Force spokesman Anupam Banerjee said the plane had taken off for a routine flight from a northern air base in Pathankot. The cause of the accident was not immediately...

2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

Jul. 17, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on board the single-engine aircraft. The 60-year-old pilot from suburban Sacramento, who was declared dead at the scene, reported engine trouble...

The Latest: California pilot killed in crash near Tahoe

Jul. 17, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT): 4 p.m. Authorities have identified the 60-year-old pilot from suburban Sacramento who died in a small airplane crash near Lake Tahoe. The Placer County sheriff says Kenneth Whittall-Scherfee of Carmichael was...

3 killed in midair crash of 2 small planes in Florida

Jul. 17, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Officials say three people died after two planes crashed above the Florida Everglades. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told the Miami Herald that the planes collided in midair Tuesday afternoon. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was responding to an area south of Tamiami Trail, which runs through the...

Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crash

Jul. 17, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A finding by a Mexican airline that pilot error was to blame for a deadly passenger jet crash in May was dismissed as premature Tuesday by the Cuban authorities charged with determining the cause of the accident. An investigative commission said in a statement read on state TV that it has not...

The Latest: 1 dead, 2 hurt in small plane crash near Tahoe

Jul. 17, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT): 10:20 a.m. One person has been killed and two people injured in a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe. The Placer County sheriff's office confirmed the fatality Tuesday morning south of Truckee, California along...

Mississippi honors Marine plane crash victims with memorial

Jul. 14, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi and U.S. Marine Corps officials dedicated a memorial Saturday to the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman who died in a plane crash last year. Hundreds of relatives and friends of the 16 victims gathered for ceremonies at Mississippi Valley State University and the nearby...

3 killed in single-engine plane crash in Washington state

Jul. 13, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials say three people were killed in a single-engine plane crash north of Spokane. Moody Aviation officials said on Facebook that an instructor and two students died in an accident Friday morning involving one of their training aircraft. The Spokesman-Review reports the plane...