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  • Former La education official dies in plane crash

    October 19, 2014 10:51 AM

    BASTROP, La. - A former Louisiana education official and state senator has died in an on-the-ground airplane crash. Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop says funeral arrangements are incomplete for 77-year-old Edwards Barham (BAHR-um) of Oak Ridge. Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell says the longtime pilot died after his plane hit... more »
  • Vintage plane wrecks at BTR airport Play Video

    October 8, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials said no one was hurt when a WWII-era plane wrecked on the runway at the Baton Rouge Regional Airport Wednesday. Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell said the plane "nosed over" on the runway when it was landing, flipping vertical onto it's nose. The plane rain... more »
  • Man, teen killed in aircraft accident Play Video

    September 22, 2014 6:03 AM

    RESERVE - A small helicopter-like aircraft crashed into a canal at the St. John the Baptist Parish Airport in Reserve, killing the pilot and a passenger. Officials say the pilot, 48-year-old Darren Mahler, and his neighbor, 13-year-old Payton Wilt, both of Metairie, were pronounced dead Sunday night. Their identities have... more »
  • Lake search suspended after report of downed plane

    September 7, 2014 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard in New Orleans says it has suspended a search of Lake Pontchartrain that was begun after authorities received a call about a possible small plane crash in the water near the city of Mandeville. The call was received Saturday night. As of Sunday morning... more »
  • Plane crashes after takeoff, kills four Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:27 AM

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH - Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland. The plane crashed around 10 p.m. Monday after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport. It happened near the intersection of Bishop Road and... more »
  • Small plane goes down in Lake Pontchartrain

    August 22, 2014 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a small plane went down in Lake Pontchartrain near Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. Louis Capo, director of non-flood assets for the Orleans Levee District, which owns the airport, said the single-engine plane went down Friday afternoon, short of the airport's runway. The pilot was... more »
  • Plane crash in Natchitoches kills 1, injures 1

    August 18, 2014 6:19 PM

    NATCHITOCHES - Police say one man died and another man suffered injuries when a small plane crashed into a soybean field in Natchitoches. Authorities say the Cessna 172 crashed around 11 a.m. Sunday. Police say 83-year-old Thaddeus T. Longlois died at the scene and 80-year-old Jack P. McCain Jr. was... more »
  • Small plane crashes in Braithwaite, no injuries

    August 13, 2014 1:02 PM

    BRAITHWAITE - The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office says a small seaplane crashed in Braithwaite and no one was injured. Sheriff's office spokesman, Eric Becnel, says a Cessna 206 on floats lost engine power on takeoff Wednesday morning, clipped some electrical lines and crashed into the water. He says four people... more »
  • Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    July 29, 2014 8:52 AM

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... more »
  • Small plane crashes on beach, hits father and daughter on ground Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:31 AM

    VENICE, FL - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach. The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel, damaging a wind... more »
  • Australia sending police to Ukraine plane crash

    July 25, 2014 2:28 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australia's prime minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that Australia has 90 federal... more »
  • France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »
  • Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

    July 21, 2014 11:54 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine. Najib also said that the remains of 282 of the crash victims currently in Torez are... more »
  • Malaysia very 'concerned' over crash site security

    July 19, 2014 1:17 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's transport minister says the country is "deeply concerned" that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down with 298 people onboard "has not been properly secured." Liow Tiong Lai said at a news conference Saturday in Kuala Lumpur that "the... more »
  • Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane Play Video

    July 18, 2014 2:52 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory." Abbott criticized Russia's Ambassador to Australia Vladimir Morozov, who met earlier Friday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. According to Abbott,... more »
  • Pro-Russia rebels may call cease-fire after crash

    July 17, 2014 2:56 PM

    HRABOVE, Ukraine - A Russian news agency has quoted a leader of eastern Ukraine's pro-Russia rebels as saying they intend to call a three-day cease fire to allow an investigation of the crash of a Malaysian airliner. The RIA-Novosti agency on Thursday quoted rebel leader Alexander Borodai as saying discussions... more »
  • Witnesses may have seen missile hit plane

    July 17, 2014 2:38 PM

    HRABOVO, Ukraine - Russian news agencies have quoted witnesses as saying they saw a plane being hit by what they thought was a rocket today over Ukraine. But both Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia rebels are denying they fired a missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with... more »
  • Small plane crashes in Ouachita Parish

    June 3, 2014 12:08 PM

    MONROE - Louisiana State Police are assisting the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and Monroe PD after a plane crashed in a parking lot on Tuesday morning. Officials said the crash occurred in the parking lot of a McDonalds near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 80 and LA Hwy 139... more »
  • Home damaged by plane crash finally demolished Play Video

    March 10, 2014 5:37 PM

    BAKER- After months of waiting, residents of a quiet Baker neighborhood will get some closure as a home damaged in a plane crash last year is finally torn down. The plane crashed shortly after the pilot took off from Baton Rouge Metro Airport in June 2013. "I saw... more »
  • Time winding down to get rid of damaged house Play Video

    March 3, 2014 10:07 PM

    BAKER - A homeowner has two weeks to tear down an eyesore in Baker or the city says they'll do it for him. It's been almost nine months since a small plane crashed into a Baker neighborhood. The wreckage hasn't changed much since the accident, and people who live... more »
  • Plane crash site an 'eyesore' for neighbors Play Video

    January 13, 2014 9:50 PM

    BAKER - People who live near a home that was the scene of a plane crash last year are putting heat on city leaders to destroy what is left of the charred home. In June, John Fowler had no where else to crash then into the home on Rue Jennifer,... more »
  • Pilots make safe emergency landing

    December 10, 2013 1:11 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies said two pilots walked away from their plane's emergency landing without injuries today in Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies said a pilot and his instructor made the emergency landing around 10:15 a.m. about eight miles away from the Hammond airport after their engines failed. The pilots... more »
  • Medical helicopter crashes in Shreveport

    November 9, 2013 5:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A helicopter crashed during a test flight near the Shreveport Downtown Airport. Three people were on board the chopper and suffered minor injuries. Angie Willhite of the Shreveport Police said after takeoff the Life Air crew had mechanical problems which led to the crash that was called... more »
  • 2 dead in plane crash at Kansas City airport

    August 18, 2013 4:03 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed at a small airport near downtown Kansas City. Fire spokesman James Garrett says the single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday afternoon from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Garrett says the two people killed... more »
  • Fire chief: 2 crew members die in UPS plane crash

    August 14, 2013 9:48 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The fire chief in Birmingham, Ala., says the pilot and co-pilot of a large UPS cargo plane were both killed when the jet crashed. Birmingham Fire Chief Ivor Brooks says both crewmembers were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, in a grassy field just... more »
  • UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham

    August 14, 2013 7:10 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate area of the crash. U.S. Federal Aviation... more »
  • Coroner to reveal cause of Asiana passenger death

    July 19, 2013 9:53 AM

    SAN MATEO, Calif. - Officials are set to reveal whether a Chinese student on board Asiana Flight 214 survived the crash-landing only to be killed accidentally on the runway by a firetruck racing to the wrecked, smoking plane. The San Mateo County Coroner's Office will hold a news conference Friday... more »
  • Courts will treat Asiana passengers differently

    July 14, 2013 11:12 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - When the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 goes to court, the potential payouts will probably be vastly different for Americans and passengers from other countries, even if they were seated side by side as the jetliner crash-landed. An international treaty governs compensation to passengers harmed by... more »
  • Local experts talk about surviving a plane crash Play Video

    July 8, 2013 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Aviation firefighters from across the state are taught lifesaving techniques a few miles from LSU. "We have a 40-hour program that we put people through... we put them through classroom and practical experience to learn the different skills," said Nick Palmer the airport and rescue firefighting... more »
  • Family spared in crash pays respects to dead pilot

    June 12, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The family who was inside a house just minutes before a plane crashed on top of it and exploded paid respects to the pilot who was killed in the crash. Wednesday, the Smith family spent the evening at funeral services for John Fowler. Fowler died Friday when... more »
  • Family: pilot prayed on his way down to save lives

    June 11, 2013 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Funeral services will begin Wednesday for the pilot who died when his plane plunged from the sky and into two houses in Baker Friday. Family members told WBRZ News 2, John Fowler "believed in Jesus Christ and he and his wife worshiped together every day." No... more »
  • Coroner releases official cause of death in plane crash

    June 10, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner said Monday pilot John Fowler died from "blunt force, thermal, and inhalational injuries." Dr. William "Beau" Clark classified Fowler's cause of death as an accident. Fowler was killed when his plane fell from the sky and crashed into a house... more »
  • Church will collect donations for family who lost house in plane crash Play Video

    June 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    BAKER- New Covenant Christian Center will collect donations for a family who lost their home when a plane fell from the sky Friday afternoon. "I was just glad that I was obedient to the voice of the Lord," Michael Smith said about calling his sister, who lives in the... more »
  • Pilot described as nice, wonderful and serious flier Play Video

    June 7, 2013 10:16 PM

    BAKER- Friends and colleagues of a pilot, killed when his plane crashed into houses Friday afternoon, are in shock that the man they knew is gone and that a plane many describe as powerful gave him fatal trouble. John Fowler, 71, died. Although, the coroner will perform an autopsy... more »
  • Federal investigators will arrive at plane crash Saturday

    June 7, 2013 8:25 PM

    BAKER- Federal investigators will arrive at the scene of a deadly plane crash early Saturday morning to begin combing through evidence. Just after lunch, the plane plunged from the sky, clipped a house and burst into flames when it hit a second house off Rue Jennifer. The house was... more »
  • Small plane crash reported in Acadia Parish

    April 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a small plane crash near the Estherwood community. Few details on the crash were available Friday afternoon. However, the sheriff's office said there were no immediate reports of injuries. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office was... more »
  • Ultra-light plane crashes in soybean field

    April 7, 2013 7:14 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A two-seater ultralight plane crashed into a soybean field in north Caddo Parish. The sheriff's office says the incident happened Saturday just before 8 p.m. after taking off from a private farm. Cpl. Mike Vaitkus says the plane had been experiencing mechanical issues for most of the day... more »
  • Small plane crashes at S. Fla. parking lot; 3 die

    March 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A small plane crashed into a parking lot near a South Florida airport, killing all three people onboard and burning about a dozen cars. Fort Lauderdale fire officials said no one on the ground was hurt in the Friday afternoon crash near that city's executive airport.... more »
  • 2 rescued after small plane crash on Hudson River

    January 28, 2013 2:40 AM

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Two people have been rescued after their single-engine plane crashed and sank into the icy Hudson River off Yonkers. Authorities say the plane was carrying a man and a woman on a sightseeing trip, and crashed about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. The two were wearing life vests and... more »
  • Monroe plane crash kills 4

    January 25, 2013 6:20 AM

    MONROE- Four people died when a plane crash in the woods behind Ouachita Correctional Center. The News-Star reports investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be on the scene Friday to begin collecting evidence and witness testimony for their initial investigation. NTSB spokesman Terry Williams says a Beechcraft Bonanza... more »
  • Mom: Boy didn't steal plane in crash

    January 2, 2013 3:31 PM

    JASPER, Ala. - The mother of a teen killed along with two friends in an Alabama plane crash says her son had his own key to the plane and had flown it many times. Sherrie Smith says her 17-year-old son Jordan Smith was the one flying the plane that crashed... more »
  • Deadly Ala. plane crash may have been 'joyride'

    January 2, 2013 1:12 PM

    JASPER, Ala. - Authorities believe a plane was taken by teenagers on a joyride before it crashed in Alabama, killing all three people aboard. Walker County sheriff's Chief Deputy James Painter says authorities are still investigating but believe the teenagers took the plane without permission and were "sort of joyriding... more »
  • Official: Family has identified Rivera remains

    December 13, 2012 1:00 PM

    MONTERREY, Mexico - A state official says Jenni Rivera's family has identified the remains of the Mexican-American music star killed in plane crash. Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said DNA tests are still pending. The singer's remains will be given to the family once the tests are completed... more »
  • Investigators seek cause of crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera

    December 10, 2012 4:31 PM

    MONTERREY, Mexico - A Mexican aviation official says it will take at least 10 days to have a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera. The 43-year-old singer, born in California, was on a Learjet with six other people that took off from Monterrey early Sunday... more »
  • NTSB investigates deadly plane crash

    November 21, 2012 8:11 AM

    OAK GROVE - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a deadly plane crash in West Carroll Parish. Sheriff Jerry Philley says dispatchers received a call Monday morning that an airplane had crashed about 11 miles northwest of Oak Grove. When deputies arrived at the scene, off La.... more »
  • NTSB heads to house where small plane crashed

    November 14, 2012 7:15 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - National Transportation Safety Board investigators headed to Jackson, Miss., early Wednesday to inspect the wreckage at a house where a small plane crashed, killing the three people aboard the plane and igniting a huge fire. Terry Williams, with the NTSB in Washington, said investigators would meet... more »
  • Three dead after fiery plane crash

    November 13, 2012 9:44 PM

    JACKSON, Miss- Three people are dead after a plane crashed into a neighborhood Tuesday evening. The Piper PA-32 single-engine plane went down on top of a house near Hawkins Field Airport and ignited a fireball. Dental records or DNA would be needed to confirm the identities of the... more »
  • Plane crashes in Jackson, Miss., neighborhood

    November 13, 2012 6:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed into a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, near an airport. A Jackson deputy fire chief told WJTV-TV that one person escaped a burning home Tuesday evening with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone else... more »
  • Single engine plane crash in Iberia Parish

    June 29, 2012 11:08 AM

    NEW IBERIA - The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash of a small plane. Capt. Ryan Turner said the single engine plane crashed shortly after 8 a.m. Friday in a field south of New Iberia. He says only the pilot was on board at the time of the... more »
  • Man to be honored for 2 Florida rescues in 2 days

    June 19, 2012 12:39 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A man who made two rescues in two days is being honored by the St. Petersburg Fire Department for his lifesaving actions. Gus Hertz was fishing near the Gulf of Mexico last week when a man suffered a diabetic episode and drove his vehicle into the... more »
  • Family of 6 killed in plane crash in Fla. swamp

    June 8, 2012 2:56 AM

    LAKE WALES, Fla. - Authorities say a Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children were killed when their small plane crashed into a swampy area of central Florida. The Polk County Sheriff's office says the plane went down Thursday in Tiger Creek Preserve. A news release says 45-year-old Ronald... more »
  • Plane crash, 127 on board no survivors

    April 20, 2012 4:14 PM

    ISLAMABAD - An airline official in Pakistan says the plane that crashed today near the airport in Islamabad was brought down by "heavy winds." There were 127 people on board, and no survivors have been found. The plane crashed into a muddy wheat field while trying to land in a... more »
  • Publix customer describes plane crash at Fla. store

    April 3, 2012 7:48 AM

    DELAND, Fla. - A Florida woman says she was grocery shopping when a small experimental plane crashed into the supermarket's meat department. Lisa Cordova was one of three Publix customers injured when the plane crashed Monday into the DeLand store, north of Orlando. Cordova tells the Orlando Sentinel she was... more »
  • Three adults, two children killed in Texas plane crash

    December 20, 2011 6:28 AM

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Five people, including two children, were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in central Texas and authorities say weather may have played a role in the crash. Ernest Contreras of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday night just before 10 p.m.... more »
  • Aircraft crashes into mountain east of Phoenix

    November 24, 2011 3:16 PM

    APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Authorities say an aircraft has crashed in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix but they don't yet know what kind of plane it is. A Pinal County spokeswoman says 911 calls began coming in around 6:30 p.m. Friday about an explosion near the Lost Dutchman... more »
  • Plane stolen in Ala. may have crashed off La. coast

    August 2, 2011 5:44 AM

    VENICE- A search is resuming off Louisiana for a single-engine plane that authorities say was stolen from a small airport near the Alabama Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard says a helicopter, plane and cutter searched the Gulf off of Plaquemines Parish on Monday. Petty Officer Bill Colclough says they were... more »
  • FAA investigates plane crash in Opelouas

    August 2, 2011 2:07 AM

    OPELOUSAS- Federal investigators are working to determine what caused a small plane to crash over the weekend shortly after takeoff from the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified after the single-engine plane crashed about 11 a.m. Saturday. The pilot, 52-year-old Arnold Reed Johnstone, of... more »
  • 2 from Louisiana die in SW Colorado plane crash

    July 16, 2011 10:22 AM

    SILVERTON, Colo.- Authorities say a man and a woman from Louisiana died when their small plane crashed in the mountains in southwest Colorado. San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler has identified the two as 62-year-old David Hollenshead of Shreveport, La., and 57-year-old Brenda Fore of Bossier City, La. ... more »
  • Seven dead after plane crashes in Alabama

    July 10, 2011 9:41 PM

    DEMOPOLIS, Ala. - Authorities say a small plane crashed in Alabama after one of its engines failed, killing all seven people onboard. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker says the plane was flying from St. Louis, Mo., to Destin, Fla., when it encountered trouble Saturday night. Its pilot tried... more »
  • Victims identified in Mississippi plane crash

    April 10, 2011 2:12 PM

    Update: Authorities in McComb, Mississippi have identified the victims in Sunday's fiery plane crash. They are 29-year old Jacqueline Hamm and 22-year old Laura Pickett. Authorities have not identified the pilot, but Pickett's husband was on board the plane. He is Taylor Pickett, a well known doctor in Texas. Dr.... more »
  • NTSB: Won't be until late 2011 before probable crash cause

    December 28, 2010 10:10 AM

    CROWLEY - A preliminary report about a fatal plane crash near Crowley doesn't give a likely cause for the wreck that killed three people and injured two on Dec. 18. Spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz tells The Advertiser it likely will be late next year before the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • Victims identified in Acadia Parish plane crash

    December 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    CROWLEY, La.- The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in Saturday's plane crash at LeGros Memorial Airport in Estherwood. Killed in the crash were Jeffery Dille, 56 of Sulphur who was the pilot of the Cessna 182. Also killed were passengers Wendell Keith Nielson, 63 of Lafayette and... more »
  • Sky-diving plane crashes in La.; 3 killed, 2 hurt

    December 19, 2010 9:38 AM

    CROWLEY, La.- A small plane carrying a group of sky divers crashed Saturday in south-central Louisiana, killing three people and injuring two others on board. A pilot and four jumpers were aboard the single-engine plane when it crashed shortly after take off, Acadia Parish sheriff's deputy Maxine Trahan said.... more »
  • Three dead following plane crash near Crowley

    December 18, 2010 4:10 PM

    CROWLEY- The Federal Aviation Administration says three people are dead following the crash of a single-engine airplane near Crowley. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says witnesses reported seeing the Cessna 182 take off about 2:30 p.m. Saturday from LeGros Memorial Airport in Acadia Parish, lose power and then crash. Lunsford... more »
  • Four rescued after plane crashes in Gulf

    December 4, 2010 6:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Four people are recovering following a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico, 170 miles southwest of New Orleans. The Coast Guard had received a report that the plane was forced to make a water landing. An off-shore drilling rig deployed a fast rescue boat to... more »
  • 2 Nat. Park officers dead in plane crash

    October 10, 2010 11:32 AM

    Two National Park Service law enforcement officers have died in the crash of a small plane in southern Utah. Park Service spokeswoman Michelle Fiddler says the two were on a scouting trip for an upcoming elk hunt when their plane was reported overdue early Saturday. Searchers found the wreckage hours... more »
  • Victims in crash from Louisiana, according to family

    September 7, 2010 10:50 AM

    A pilot who died, and his three passengers that were hurt in a plane crash in Nevada were from Louisiana, according to family. A Las Vegas newspaper reports the 50-year-old pilot and owner of the single-engine Piper Cherokee was Douglas J. Touchet of Erath, La. The three passengers... more »
  • Plane crash in Terrebonne Parish

    August 31, 2010 9:38 AM

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of a plane crash in Terrebonne Parish. It happened on East Woodlawn Ranch Road in Houma. The pilot and the passenger already got out of the plane that landed on its roof. The pilot, Jake Wunstell was not injured, but the passenger... more »
  • Sean, Kevin O'Keefe return home to Washington area

    August 26, 2010 9:30 PM

    Sean and Kevin O’Keefe returned home to the Washington area this week. Kevin was released from a hospital in Anchorage on Aug. 17. Sean was transferred from Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage to an undisclosed hospital. “Based on all of the reports, Sean’s condition is good, and all things... more »
  • Sean O'Keefe listed in critical condition

    August 11, 2010 10:21 AM

    Those who survived a plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens may have been saved by their fishing waders. Temperatures ranged from 48 degrees to 50 degrees Monday night and it was raining. One of the first National Guardsmen to reach the crash site told... more »
  • Former Chancellor O'Keefe leaves impact on LSU

    August 10, 2010 6:14 PM

    Because of former Chancellor Sean O’Keefe’s ties to LSU, it was a long day of waiting for word on his fate on campus. News 2’s Mike Steele was there live and found out about O’Keefe’s imprint on the university. more »
  • Former LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe survives plane crash

    August 10, 2010 2:35 PM

    ABC News and the Reuters news agency are reporting that the former head of NASA and former LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe survived a plane crash that killed five people in Alaska, yesterday. O'Keefe's son Kevin also survived the crash. Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens was killed in the... more »
  • Former Alaska Sen. Stevens dies in plane crash

    August 10, 2010 2:02 PM

    Former Sen. Ted Stevens has died in a plane crash at the age of 86. Stevens was among five people killed in the crash outside Dillingham, Alaska. In all, 9 people were on the plane, including former LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe. No word yet if O'Keefe was one... more »
  • Rescuers arrive to help Alaska plane crash victims

    August 10, 2010 11:32 AM

    A plane carrying nine people crashed amid southwest Alaska's remote mountains and lakes, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday. Former Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-NASA chief and former LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe were believed to be aboard. It was unclear if the longtime Republican senator or O'Keefe... more »
  • Small plane crashes into western Pa. home

    August 7, 2010 9:59 AM

    Authorities say a twin-engine plane crashed into a house in western Pennsylvania, but authorities do not know how many people were aboard. No one in the home was hurt. State police say the plane struck the house at about 9:25 a.m. Saturday in rural Westmoreland County, about 90 miles... more »
  • Plane crashes on San Diego golf course; 1 dead

    August 2, 2010 4:37 PM

    Authorities say a small plane crashed on a San Diego golf course, killing a woman and seriously injuring a man and three children. San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque says it's unclear whether any of the five people aboard the single-engine, home-built plane were related. He did not know... more »
  • Four airmen killed in crash at Alaska military base

    July 29, 2010 9:08 AM

    A board of military officers is investigating a plane crash at an Air Force base in Alaska that killed all four airmen on board. Three of the men were in the Alaska Air National Guard and the fourth was on active duty at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Their names have... more »
  • Plane crash kills 4, injures 1 in Michigan

    July 14, 2010 7:29 AM

    Authorities say a small plane crash on an interstate in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has killed the pilot and three others. Mackinac County Sheriff officials say a 13-year-old boy who was "ejected" from the plane remains hospitalized and that he was the only survivor of the crash that happened about... more »
  • Vintage Plane Accident

    June 8, 2010 11:56 AM

    A vintage plane flying this morning, to promote the opening of "Legends of Flight," flipped when it landed this morning on the main runway at Reagan National Airport. FAA records show the 1943 Boeing is registered to Michael Truschel of Nokesville, Va. The Washington Post reports that the... more »
  • Pilot killed in ultralight plane crash

    May 29, 2010 2:59 PM

    Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards says an ultralight plane flew into some high power lines and crashed near Fenton, killing the pilot. He says the pilot was 56-year-old Richard A. Martin of Orange, Texas, a member of the Southwest Louisiana Ultralight Club. A photograph shows the bright blue plane... more »
  • Libyan plane with 104 on board crashes in Tripoli

    May 12, 2010 5:53 AM

    At least 96 people have died after a Libyan Afriqiyah Airways jet with 104 people aboard crashed while trying to land in Tripoli. An 8-year-old Dutch boy is said to have survived, but Holland's prime minister says dozens of other Dutch citizens who were aboard were killed. more »
  • Mid-air collision: NTSB report

    April 28, 2010 11:45 AM

    A National Transportation Safety Board report says a controller was on a personal phone call and missed a critical pilot error before a deadly plane accident that left nine dead. Documents released, say the controller at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, who handled the small plane that collided with... more »
  • Navy plane crashes while operating in Arabian Sea

    March 31, 2010 8:55 AM

    One of four crew members is still missing after a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed in the Persian Gulf region. The Navy says the crash a "mishap" and says the Hawkeye aircraft was operating Wednesday afternoon in the North Arabian Sea when it happened. The E-2C Hawkeye was stationed aboard the... more »

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