Latest Plane crashes News

Lawyer: Russian suspect denies involvement in downing MH17

Sep. 28, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of the suspects charged in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 denies any involvement and wants to speak in court to explain his version of events, his lawyer said Monday as the trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian resumed...

People fish on a pier as a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter searches the coastline for a small plane that may have crashed in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Officials with Santa Barbara County Fire, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol are searching the area near Goleta Beach with boats and helicopters. Mike Eliason, a public information officer for Santa Barbara County Fire, said someone reported that they saw a single-engine aircraft descend rapidly shortly after taking off from Santa Barbara Airport around 7 a.m. Eliason says the person did not see an impact. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire via AP)

Small plane crashes off Southern California coast

Sep. 27, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

Authorities found a debris field in the Pacific Ocean with markings consistent with the type of plane reported missing off the Southern California coast on Sunday. The condition of the pilot was not immediately known. A single-engine Cessna 182 Skylane crashed near Santa Barbara around 7:55 a.m., according to...

In this photo provided by the Emergency Situation Ministry, a view of the debris and remains of the AN-26 military plane  which crashed on Friday night, in the town of Chuguyiv close to Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday Sept. 26, 2020. Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military aviation school when it crashed and burst into flames Friday night while coming in for landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Kyiv.  (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor

Sep. 26, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military...

In this TV grab released by Ukraine's Emergency Situation Ministry, an AN-26 military plane bursts into flames after it crashed in the town of Chuguyiv close to Kharkiv, Ukraine, late Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Among 28 people on board 22 people were killed. (Emergency Situation Ministry via AP)

22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

Sep. 25, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said. Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at...

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 6, 2016 file photo, ground crew prepares a Mig 21 fighter jet for a flight at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says that a military jet has crashed near the country's border with Bosnia. The statement says that the accident happened around 9a.m. (0700GMT) on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

MiG-21 military jet crashes near Serbia's border with Bosnia

Sep. 25, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian military jet crashed Friday in western Serbia near the country’s border with Bosnia, killing the two pilots on board, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry said the MiG-21 plane was on a “regular” flying mission when it crashed around 9 a.m....

2 hurt in crash of small plane in San Diego parking lot

Sep. 24, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two people were hurt when a single-engine plane crashed in a parking lot near a small San Diego airport Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 with two people on board went down just west of Montgomery Field in the Kearny Mesa area, said Federal Aviation...

Thieves steal business jet in Mexico, crash in Guatemala

Sep. 24, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thieves stole a business jet from an airport in central Mexico, flew it to Venezuela, apparently loaded it with drugs and then flew to Guatemala where the plane crashed, authorities said Thursday. Prosecutors in Guatemala said a total of four bodies were found around the site where the...

An ultralight aircraft sits mangled along Interstate 14 and the East Central Texas Expressway in front of Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Two people were killed in the accident, authorities said. (Thaddeus Imerman/The Killeen Daily Herald via AP)

2 dead after ultralight aircraft crashes on Texas interstate

Sep. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — Two men died after their ultralight aircraft crashed on an interstate in front of a hospital in Central Texas on Thursday, authorities said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Washko said a 911 call came in about 11 a.m. that a plane had gone down on Interstate 14...

Report: Pilot might have attempted maneuver before crash

Sep. 24, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

GROTON, S.D. (AP) — A preliminary report from federal investigators into the plane crash that killed a couple in northern South Dakota indicates the pilot might have been attempting an aerobatic maneuver before it went down. The report from the National Transportation Safety Board says witnesses saw the...

A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., in a Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 file photo.The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 a pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach for landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019.  (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

Sep. 23, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday....