Latest Plane crashes News

Pilot disorientation blamed in fatal crash near Denver

Nov. 12, 2019 12:59 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that pilot disorientation in difficult weather conditions likely was the cause of a fatal small plane crash last year near Denver. The Colorado Sun reports that the National Transportation Safety Board says 67-year-old Robert Marquis probably lost control...

Pilot rescued by kayakers after small plane lands in lake

Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 PM EST

COVINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that went down in a lake near Covington was rescued by kayakers. KIRO-TV reports the plane crashed into Lake Morton shortly before noon Monday. The King County Sheriff's Office says witnesses saw a plane with no engine crash into the middle of the lake....

Investigators unclear what caused plane crash that killed 3

Nov. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators are not sure what caused a 2018 plane crash in central Indiana that killed three men bound for Wisconsin. The National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report on the crash last week. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports the NTSB blames "an...

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

Nov. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of...

Lawsuit against flight school over fatal crash is dismissed

Nov. 11, 2019 4:46 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against a flight school and its owner over a 2016 plane crash that killed a student pilot. Judge Matthew Budzik in Hartford ruled in favor of Arian Prevalla and his now-defunct American Flight Academy on Friday. Prevalla...

Boeing details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

Nov. 11, 2019 1:04 PM EST

Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January. Boeing shares rose in midday trading Monday. The company spelled out several steps that it needs to complete before the grounded plane can carry...

Memorial service set for 1970 Marshall plane crash

Nov. 11, 2019 4:15 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual memorial service is set this week to honor the 75 lives lost in a 1970 plane crash involving Marshall University's football team. The service is set for noon Thursday in Huntington, West Virginia. Each year, the water at the Marshall Memorial Student Center's fountain is...

Report: Pyrotechnics blast likely caused 2016 plane crash

Nov. 9, 2019 10:51 PM EST

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Federal investigators say the probable cause of a skydiving plane's 2016 crash was an advertent explosion of pyrotechnics in a box installed on the landing gear. A National Transportation Safety Board final repor t on the plane's crash into a Gilbert home also said the aircraft...

Correction: Floatplane Crash-Report story

Nov. 9, 2019 4:48 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a federal report of a floatplane crash in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously the crash location and origination point of the flight in July 2018. The flight originated from Noyes Island and crashed on Mount Jumbo, about 9 miles east of...

Authorities say no injuries in plane crash near Houston

Nov. 9, 2019 12:30 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Harris County Sheriff's Office says there were no injuries when a small plane crashed in a field near Houston. The sheriff's office said in tweets that the pilot was the only person on board and walked away from the Saturday crash uninjured. The sheriff's office said the pilot told...