Latest Plane crashes News

NTSB: Paraglider not on controller's radar before collision

Jan. 21, 2022 17:09 PM EST

FULSHEAR, Texas (AP) — The location and altitude of a powered paraglider were not on an air traffic controller’s radar display when a small plane was placed on a collision course with it near Houston, federal investigators said Friday. In a preliminary report, National...

NTSB: Require small planes to have carbon monoxide detectors

Jan. 20, 2022 19:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. crash investigators are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to require private planes to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, citing deadly crashes that were attributed to poisoning by the odorless gas. The National Transportation Safety Board...

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Marana plane crash

Jan. 20, 2022 17:37 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released its preliminary report on last month’s fatal crash of a small plane in southern Arizona, but it doesn’t list a possible cause. The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Mooney M20C...

79-year-old pilot injured in small plane crash in Wisconsin

Jan. 18, 2022 17:49 PM EST

YORKVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff Tuesday at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County. The Racine County sheriff's office said the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, which struck a...

Plane crashes into South Carolina lake, no injuries reported

Jan. 13, 2022 16:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Two people survived after a plane crashed Thursday into a South Carolina lake, authorities said. The crash occurred about 1:45 p.m. on Lake Murray near Taylor's Cove Road in Gilbert, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said. The pilot...

Report: 2 planes aborted runway approaches before 1 crashed

Jan. 12, 2022 13:27 PM EST

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane that crashed Dec. 22 near a rural Arizona airport, killing the pilot and his passenger, had just aborted an approach because of proximity to another small plane that was already inbound, federal investigators say. A National...

Report: Plane hit power lines before crash that killed 4

Jan. 11, 2022 19:45 PM EST

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A medical transport plane struck power lines in cloudy weather before it crashed last month near San Diego, killing two flight nurses and two pilots, federal investigators said Tuesday. The Learjet 35A crashed on Dec. 27 while preparing to land at Gillespie...

Two killed in Missouri plane crash were pilots from Ohio

Jan. 11, 2022 14:53 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — The two people killed when their plane crashed in eastern Missouri on Saturday were experienced pilots from Ohio who were flying to Denver to pick up cargo, authorities said Tuesday. George King, 55, of Westerville, Ohio, and Amanda Youngblood, 35, of Huber...

Pilot rescued from wreckage in LA moments before train hits

Jan. 10, 2022 22:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of a small plane averted death twice in a span of minutes on Sunday, first when he crash-landed onto railroad tracks, then when Los Angeles police rescued him just before a commuter train smashed into the aircraft. Bodycam video showed the officers...

Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

Jan. 10, 2022 07:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot who crashed a small plane onto railroad tracks was pulled alive from the wreck by a group of Los Angeles Police officers just moments before a commuter train roared through, authorities said. Video of the harrowing rescue shows the officers pulling the...