Latest Plane crashes News

FAA chief called before Senate to testify about Boeing plane

Jun. 2, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top aviation regulator is going back to Capitol Hill to explain the government’s oversight of the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes. The Senate Commerce Committee said Tuesday that Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen...

2 dead after small plane crashes in waters near Puerto Rico

Jun. 2, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two people died Tuesday and a third is in serious condition after a small plane crashed into waters near Puerto Rico’s capital, authorities said. Police said the Piper Aztec plane owned by local carrier Vieques Air Link hit the masts of two sailboats before crashing into...

People attend candlelight vigil for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday , May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistani girl dies of her injuries from Karachi plane crash

Jun. 2, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani girl who was critically injured on the ground last month when a passenger plane went down in a crowded neighborhood of the port city of Karachi has died at a hospital, her relatives and a doctor said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the plane's black box flight recorders were sent...

4 men die in small plane crash in southern Illinois

Jun. 1, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

CARLINVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Four men died when a small plane crashed into a southern Illinois farm field, authorities said Monday. The single-engine Piper PA28 crashed about 3:45 p.m. Sunday under unknown circumstances, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The plane was destroyed upon...

Flags are carried at a tribute ceremony to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey at the Kamloops Airport Thursday May 21, 2020. Capt. Casey, the Snowbirds public affairs officer, died after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff.  (Jeff Bassett/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bird strike might have caused Snowbird aerobatic plane crash

Jun. 1, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Air Force said Monday it’s focusing on a bird strike as the likely reason a Snowbird aerobatic plane crashed in British Columbia last month. The Snowbirds had been in the midst of a cross-country tour aimed at boosting morale during the COVID-19 pandemic when one of the...

People attend candlelight vigil for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane on Friday, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday , May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Pakistani plane recovered

May. 28, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The cockpit voice recorder of the Pakistani airliner that crashed last week was found on Thursday, six days after the passenger plane went down in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in the city of Karachi, killing 97 people on board. The recorder, recovered from among the...

People attend the funeral for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane on Friday near the southern port city of Karachi, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, May 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Airbus experts probe plane crash that killed 97 in Pakistan

May. 26, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan announced Tuesday that Airbus experts have opened a probe into last week’s plane crash that killed 97 people when an Airbus A320 went down in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in the port city of Karachi. Initial reports have said the Pakistan International...

Report: Plane weight, broken part caused fatal crash in 2018

May. 23, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A plane with six people aboard crashed in Arizona in 2018 because it was overweight and had an undetected engine problem, preventing it from climbing after takeoff on a flight to metro Las Vegas, according to a federal agency’s report. The two pilots and four passengers on the plane...

Mohammad Zubair, a passenger who survived a plane crash, is visited by relatives at his home in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 23, 2020. When the plane jolted violently, Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

May. 23, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near...

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

May. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the...