Latest Plane crashes News

Fuel in fatal B-17 crash wasn't contaminated, report says

Oct. 15, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane's fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday. A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board...

Australian left thirsty on Emirates flight loses injury case

Oct. 15, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A passenger who said she was left thirsty by an Emirates cabin crew and broke her ankle when she fainted on the flight lost her case in an Australian court on Tuesday for compensation. Lina Di Falco, 54, sued the United Arab Emirates-based airline in the Victoria state Supreme...

No one hurt in Canadian acrobatic jet crash at US air show

Oct. 13, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Royal Canadian Air Force says one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier's jet crashed into an unpopulated area Sunday near Hampton, Georgia, and no...

Boeing names new board chairman in setback to CEO

Oct. 11, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has lost his title as chairman of the troubled aircraft manufacturer, nearly a year after the first of two crashes of its 737 Max that together killed 346 people. Boeing announced late Friday that company directors decided to separate the two jobs and elected one...

Plane hits car in emergency landing on road; no major injury

Oct. 11, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A plane crash turned into a traffic crash when a small aircraft having engine trouble made an emergency landing on an Ohio roadway and rear-ended a car near an intersection. The two pilots aboard the plane and the driver in the BMW they hit weren't seriously hurt in the Thursday...

Commercial plane crashes in Kenyan capital but all said safe

Oct. 11, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small commercial plane has crashed while taking off from an airport in Kenya's capital but operator Silverstone Air says all passengers and crew have safely disembarked. It is not immediately clear how many people were on board when the crash occurred Friday morning at Nairobi's...

Fifth Indiana man dies following plane crash in Michigan

Oct. 9, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fifth Indiana man has died following a small plane crash near a Michigan airport. The 48-year-old pilot Joel Beavins died Sunday. His obituary was posted online by Swartz Family Community Mortuary in Franklin, Indiana. Six men were aboard the single-engine plane, which...

US fighter jet crashes in Germany, pilot ejects to safety

Oct. 8, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. military says an F-16 fighter jet has crashed in western Germany. The pilot was able to eject to safety. Police said the plane came down in the Zemmer area, between the city of Trier and the U.S. Air Force's Spangdahlem Air Base. Base spokeswoman Angela Watson confirmed the plane...

Airline went into records after Max crash, engineer says

Oct. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating...

UN: More needed from UK, US and others on Hammarskjold crash

Oct. 7, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the latest investigation into the 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold is reiterating that an external attack may have downed the aircraft — and is urging the U.S., Britain, South Africa and Russia to provide more information to help...