Latest Plane crashes News

Pilot dies after small plane crashes into river on Maryland's Eastern Shore, officials say

Jul. 16, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

EASTON, Md. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane died Tuesday morning after an engine failure caused the aircraft to crash into a river on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, authorities said. The twin-engine Cessna 402 crashed into the water near Easton around 9:30 a.m. after the pilot...

Russian passenger jet crashes flying empty near Moscow, killing its crew of 3

Jul. 12, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian passenger jet crashed Friday near Moscow while flying without passengers, killing its crew of three, officials said. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 plummeted into a forest near the village of Apraksino about 90 kilometers (55 miles) southeast of the Russian...

Russian authorities say a passenger jet has crashed near Moscow while flying empty, killing its crew of three.

Jul. 12, 2024 09:43 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say a passenger jet has crashed near Moscow while flying empty, killing its crew of three.

Pilot killed when firefighting plane crashes into Montana reservoir while scooping up water

Jul. 10, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The pilot died when a single-engine firefighting aircraft crashed into a Montana reservoir Wednesday afternoon while scooping up water to fight a nearby blaze, officials said. The crash was reported shortly after noon on Hauser Reservoir on the Missouri River...

Here's what to know about Boeing agreeing to plead guilty to fraud in 737 Max crashes

Jul. 09, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

Boeing will have a felony conviction if it follows through on an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to fraud in connection with approval of its 737 Max before two of the planes crashed, killing 346 people off the coast of Indonesia and in Ethiopia. The American aerospace...

3 killed when small plane crashes in western North Carolina mountains, officials say

Jul. 08, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

MARION, N.C. (AP) — Three people were killed when a small plane crashed in western North Carolina, officials said Monday. McDowell County Emergency Management said in a statement that emergency personnel responding to a report of a missing small plane found the downed aircraft near...

Key events in the troubled history of the Boeing 737 Max

Jul. 08, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

Boeing’s 737 Max is a more fuel-efficient version of the American aerospace company’s popular 737, the best-selling airliner ever. Airlines have flown Max jets for just seven years, but in that short time two of them crashed, killing 346 people, and the plane has become a symbol of safety...

Alabama state Sen. Garlan Gudger injured in jet ski accident, airlifted to hospital

Jul. 05, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state Sen. Garlan Gudger was airlifted Thursday to a Birmingham hospital after being injured in a jet ski accident on Smith Lake during the July Fourth holiday. The Cullman Republican is in the intensive care unit at UAB Hospital after undergoing...

Propulsion engineer is charged with obstructing probe of deadly 2017 US military plane crash

Jul. 03, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former engineer at a U.S. military air logistics center has been charged with making false statements and obstructing justice during the criminal investigation into a 2017 military plane crash in Mississippi that killed all 16 service members aboard, prosecutors said...

Ex-astronaut who died in Washington plane crash was doing a flyby near a friend's home, NTSB says

Jul. 02, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

The former Apollo 8 astronaut best known for taking the iconic “Earthrise” photo, who died last month while piloting a plane over the waters off Washington state, was doing a flyby near a friend's house when the fatal accident occurred, federal authorities said Tuesday. William...