Latest Plane crashes News

Coast Guard searching Washington waters for downed plane

Jan. 26, 2021 10:11 PM EST

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A search is underway for a small plane that reportedly crashed Tuesday in the waters near Port Angeles, Washington, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said on Twitter that a Cessna 170 with one man aboard was flying from Ketchikan, Alaska, when it reportedly...

Body of pilot who crashed off Palm Beach County recovered

Jan. 25, 2021 8:54 PM EST

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Divers recovered the body Monday of a 24-year-old pilot whose plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Palm Beach County, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office divers found the body inside the Piper PA-28, the Coast Guard said. Abhishek Patter was the...

Small plane reportedly crashes off coast of South Florida

Jan. 24, 2021 11:23 PM EST

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A search was underway Sunday night for a small plane that reportedly crashed into the water off the coast of South Florida. The U.S. Coast Guard and local law enforcement were looking for the Piper PA-28 near the Boynton Beach inlet, news outlets reported. The plane seats four...

4 soccer players killed in Brazil plane crash had COVID-19

Jan. 24, 2021 7:08 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four soccer players from Brazilian club Palmas died in a plane crash Sunday while traveling separately from the team after testing positive for the coronavirus, the club said. The club’s president also died in the crash after the plane suddenly plunged to the ground at the end...

2 plane crashes with 8 people in South Florida, no injuries

Jan. 23, 2021 2:21 PM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Emergency workers and campers rescued eight people from two separate small plane crashes in South Florida. In the first crash, campers on Friday helped bring to shore four people who were in a single-engine Piper Saratoga that crashed near Cape Sable, the southernmost point of the...

Iowa's Surf Ballroom designated National Historic Landmark

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 PM EST

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A north-central Iowa venue best known for hosting the last concert of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson before the trio died in a 1959 plane crash is now a National Historic Landmark. The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the...

Relatives sprinkle flowers into the Java Sea where Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crashed on Jan. 9 killing all of its passengers, during a memorial ceremony held on deck of Indonesian Navy Ship KRI Semarang, near Jakarta in Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Relatives of plane's victims cast flowers into Indonesia sea

Jan. 22, 2021 4:15 AM EST

THOUSAND ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Relatives of crash victims on Friday prayed and threw flowers into the Java Sea where a Sriwijaya Air jet plunged into the water almost two weeks ago, killing all 62 people on board. An Indonesian navy vessel took dozens of grieving relatives to the site. Many people wept...

2 injured in small plane crash in southwestern Oregon

Jan. 21, 2021 5:55 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Two men were hurt when a small aircraft crashed in southwestern Oregon. The Mail Tribune reports the two men were being treated Thursday for non-life threatening injuries, according to Jackson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Moran. Both men are believed to be in their...

Investigators inspect a pieces of the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 retrieved from the Java Sea where the passenger jet crashed on Jan. 9, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for the wreckage of the plane that nose-dived into the sea, killing all of its passengers on board. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Indonesia ends search for crashed plane's victims, debris

Jan. 21, 2021 7:54 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities on Thursday ended the search for remaining victims and debris from a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into the Java Sea, killing all 62 people on board. Transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi said retrieval operations have ended after nearly two weeks,...

In this photo released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace, President Joko Widodo, left, confers with Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi as they inspect pieces of the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 retrieved from the Java Sea where the passenger jet crashed on Jan. 9, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The Indonesian leader on Wednesday reassured relatives of the passengers killed when the plane nosedived into the Java Sea that compensation is paid to family members struggled with grief. (Laily Rachev, Indonesian President Palace via AP)

Indonesian leader promises compensation for plane crash

Jan. 20, 2021 4:52 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's leader on Wednesday assured relatives of 62 people killed in a Sriwijaya Air plane crash that they will be compensated. President Joko Widodo visited the command center at Jakarta’s international container terminal where tons of plane debris hauled by divers...