Latest Plane crashes News

Pilot accused of flying while drunk in Nevada crash

Jul. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot from Washington state was arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk after a private plane crash and fire at an airport in Nevada. Police say 41-year-old Ryan Raymond Dashiell of Spokane escaped serious injury in the crash of the twin-engine Cessna 550...

Pilot arrested after plane crashes while landing in Nevada

Jul. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state man was arrested on suspicion of operating an aircraft while under the influence of alcohol after his plane crashed while landing at an airport in southern Nevada and then caught fire. The Mesquite Police Department said 41-year-old Ryan Dashiell of...

Report: No unusual sounds just before small plane crashed

Jul. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A witness heard no unusual sounds from the engine of a small airplane just before the plane crashed onto a golf course this month in northern Mississippi. That's according to a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The 18-year-old pilot, Lake...

Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes

Jul. 17, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

Two men who lost family members in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max airliner in Ethiopia called on Congress to change Federal Aviation Administration procedures that let company employees perform safety inspections on planes as they are being built. Paul Njoroge, who lost three children, his wife and mother-in-law...

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

Jul. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday. Prosecutors also have asked that the case against Airbus, maker of the doomed aircraft, be...

The Latest: Man who lost daughter questions FAA inspections

Jul. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. House subcommittee hearing on aircraft safety and the Boeing 737 Max (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A man whose daughter was killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crashed in March called on legislators to end the Federal Aviation Administration's use of...

Pilot lands, escapes small plane after it catches fire

Jul. 16, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was able to escape the single-engine plane he was flying after it caught fire and make an emergency landing southeast of Salem. The Marion County Sheriff's Office says emergency crews responded to the crash in a farm field at about 1:23 p.m. Tuesday. The sheriff's...

Police report small plane lands on Maryland beach

Jul. 16, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a small plane has landed on a beach. Ocean City police said on its Twitter page that the small plane made an emergency landing at around 6:19 p.m. on Tuesday. The department says the plane went down in shallow ocean waters near 21st Street The department says...

Flight park co-owner dies in paraglider crash

Jul. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

HORSESHOE BEND, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have identified the man killed in a paraglider crash on Monday as the co-owner of the flight park where the crash occurred. Boise County Sheriff Jim Kaczmarek says 38-year-old Justin Boer, one of the owners of the Horseshoe Bend Flight Park and an experienced...

3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash in Canada

Jul. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

ST JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Four occupants of a downed float plane remained missing Tuesday after the aircraft crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, killing three others on board. Air Saguenay President Jean Tremblay said Tuesday the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver...