Latest Plane crashes News

Divers find remains of Finnish WWII plane that was shot down by Moscow with a US diplomat aboard

Jun. 15, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The World War II mystery of what happened to a Finnish passenger plane after it was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers appears to finally be solved more than eight decades later. The plane was carrying American and French diplomatic couriers in June...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 14, 2024 02:16 AM EDT

June 7-13, 2024 Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine other people were killed in a plane crash. Voters across the European Union went to the polls for the European parliamentary elections to choose their representatives for the next five-year term. The crater of a volcano...

2 dead in single-engine plane crash in Northern California

Jun. 13, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed in a single-engine plane crash in Northern California on Thursday, authorities said. Alpine County sheriff's deputies were notified of an overdue aircraft around 1 a.m. Thursday, the sheriff's office said in a statement posted...

Could a cockpit warning system prevent close calls between planes at US airports?

Jun. 13, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — As a Delta Air Lines jet began roaring down a runway, an air traffic controller at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport suddenly blurted out an expletive, then ordered the pilots to stop their takeoff roll. The controller saw an American Airlines plane...

Ospreys face flight restrictions through 2025 due to crashes, military tells Congress

Jun. 12, 2024 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military’s hundreds of V-22 Ospreys will not be permitted to fly their full range of missions until at least 2025 as the Pentagon addresses safety concerns in the fleet, the head of the program told lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday. Vice Adm. Carl Chebi,...

Malawi announces state funeral and 21 days of mourning for vice president killed in a plane crash

Jun. 12, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The Malawi government said Wednesday that Vice President Saulos Chilima will be honored with a state funeral after he died in a plane crash along with eight other people. President Lazarus Chakwera announced 21 days of national mourning on Tuesday, when the...

A jet missing since 1971 was found submerged in Vermont's Lake Champlain

Jun. 11, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

Fifty-three years after a private plane carrying five men disappeared on a snowy Vermont night, experts believe they have found the wreckage of the long lost jet in Lake Champlain. The corporate jet disappeared shortly after departing the Burlington airport for Providence, Rhode...

Malawi's vice president and 9 others are confirmed dead after their plane's wreckage is found

Jun. 11, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine other people died when the small military plane they were traveling in crashed in bad weather in a mountainous region in the north of the country, the president said Tuesday. Chilima was 51. President Lazarus...

Malawi's vice president and 9 others have died in a plane crash, the president says

Jun. 11, 2024 06:42 AM EDT
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's vice president and 9 others have died in a plane crash, the president says.

4 hospitalized after small plane crashes in suburban Denver yard after trying to land on street

Jun. 10, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Four people were hospitalized in serious to critical condition after a small plane crashed into the front yard of a suburban Denver home after trying to land in the street, authorities said. The plane burst into flames after crashing, and the injuries to the plane's...