Latest Plane crashes News

Single-engine aircraft crash leaves 1 dead

Jun. 15, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (AP) — A man is dead after a two-seat airplane crashed into California's Santa Susana Mountains outside of Los Angeles on Saturday. The Los Angeles Fire Department said it appears to be a privately owned aircraft. Authorities found one adult male dead. There was no fire and no reports of...

3 injured in small California plane crash

Jun. 15, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire authorities say a small plane crashed into a city yard, injuring all three on board. San Bernardino County Fire said Saturday one victim had life threatening injuries. The other two had minor injuries. All were taken to local hospitals. The fire department...

Man suffers minor injuries in small plane crash in Maryland

Jun. 15, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating a small plane crash in the southern part of Maryland. Maryland State Police say in a news release that officers received a call Saturday morning from the wife of a man who was piloting a small plane that crashed at Crisfield Regional Airport. Troopers made...

Fellowship being created in name of victim of Ethiopia crash

Jun. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An effort is underway to fund a fellowship in the name of a woman from Massachusetts who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Samya Stumo's parents as well as her employer are behind the effort. Yogesh Rajkotia is founder and CEO of...

1 killed, 1 hurt when small plane crashes north of Houston

Jun. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — One person has died after a single-engine plane experienced engine trouble and crashed north of Houston. The Texas Department of Public Safety says a female passenger died at the scene while the pilot was airlifted to a Houston hospital. They were the only two aboard and their...

German stunt pilot killed as plane plunges into Polish river

Jun. 15, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A German pilot of a small stunt plane was killed Saturday after his aircraft plunged into the Vistula River during a performance at an air show in central Poland, firefighters said. Edward Mystera, a spokesman for firefighters in the town of Plock, said the pilot's body had been...

Probe shows that Russian jet had excessive landing speed

Jun. 14, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A preliminary probe into last month's crash of a Russian passenger jet that left 41 dead has found the plane was going at an excessive speed when it made an emergency landing. The report released Friday by the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee that investigates crashes in Russia and...

Ball State names architecture college for trustee who died

Jun. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University has named its architecture school for a trustee who died in a plane crash in November. The College of Architecture and Planning will carry the name of R. Wayne Estopinal, a Jeffersonville architect. The Star Press says the decision was made during a special meeting...

Polish court: Ex-aide negligent in presidential plane crash

Jun. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court on Thursday found the chief of staff for former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk guilty of negligence in a 2010 presidential flight to Russia which ended in a devastating crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. The provincial court in Warsaw ruled...

Southwest pushes back expected return of troubled Boeing jet

Jun. 13, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is delaying expectations for return of the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes. Southwest, which has 34 Max jets, said Thursday that it removed the plane from its schedule for an additional month, through Sept. 2. That's causing Southwest to...