Latest Plane crashes News

Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max makes first flight

Jun. 18, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing's newest version of the 737 Max jetliner completed its first test flight Friday in a move that the company hopes will signal improving fortunes for its most important plane. A few hundred employees watched the plane take off from Renton,...

Pilot killed in plane crash near North Carolina drag strip

Jun. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when their aircraft went down near a drag strip in North Carolina, authorities said. News outlets reported the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office said the aircraft crashed around 8:30 p.m. Thursday near Kinston...

Victims in Colorado plane crash ID'd as Georgia couple

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities have identified two people who died in a small plane crash south of Denver as a husband and wife from Jonesboro, Georgia. The Douglas County Coroner's Office says 65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed...

Family of copilot killed in WWII plane crash sues foundation

Jun. 17, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

The family of a copilot killed in the crash of a World War II-era plane in 2019 in Connecticut is suing the foundation that hosted the air show. The civil suit by relatives of Michael Foster is the fourth that has been brought against the Massachusetts-based Collings...

2 people, dog killed in small plane crash south of Denver

Jun. 16, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two people and a dog were killed when the single-engine propeller plane they were in struck an electrical line and crashed south of Denver, sparking a small brush fire. The plane went down in a large open space south of Centennial Airport in Douglas...

Plane at bottom of California lake is not from 1965 crash

Jun. 16, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A small plane recently spotted by sonar at the bottom of a Northern California lake is not the wreck of an aircraft that disappeared into the water after a midair collision in 1965, authorities said Wednesday. The possibility arose last week when...

Crop-dusting pilot killed in NE Arkansas plane crash

Jun. 15, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — A crop-dusting pilot was killed Tuesday when his small plane crashed in an open field in northeastern Arkansas, officials said. The pilot was killed when his plane crashed late Tuesday afternoon in an open field about 10 miles west of Paragould,...

1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash near Truckee

Jun. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed Tuesday in the Sierra Nevada near Truckee and responding deputies found one occupant dead and another injured, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The plane was reported down in Martis Valley at 10:45 a.m., the...

Small plane crashes behind homes near airport; pilot killed

Jun. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BUCKINGHAM, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed behind homes near a suburban Philadelphia airport, killing the pilot, authorities said. Police in Buckingham in Bucks County were called along with several fire companies to a wooded area near Doylestown Airport at about...

1 person dead, 1 injured in fiery plane crash in Gila Bend

Jun. 15, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — One person was killed and another seriously injured after a small plane crashed and caught fire after taking off from Gila Bend Municipal Airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the...