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  • 33 years ago today: an aviation weather tragedy

    July 9, 2015 9:19 AM

    Weather along the Gulf Coast during the month of July doesn't offer much variation-heat, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms can all be expected. That doesn't mean it isn't unpredictable. Unpredictability and a lesser understanding of thunderstorm behavior on this date 33 years ago contributed to one of the worst aviation disasters... more »
  • Indonesia military transport plane crashes in Medan; 37 dead

    June 30, 2015 9:50 AM

    MEDAN, INDONESIA- An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan, killing at least 37 people. North Sumatra police chief Eko Hadi Sutedjo told reporters Tuesday that the plane was carrying 50 people based on its manifest. He says 37 bodies... more »
  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

    March 31, 2015 1:09 PM

    BERLIN - German airline Lufthansa says the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week informed his flight school in 2009 that he had had a "serious depressive episode." Lufthansa says the note was found in emails that Andreas Lubitz sent to the Lufthansa flight... more »
  • Painstaking recovery continues for plane crash in French Alps

    March 28, 2015 1:36 PM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - A somber and treacherous recovery effort continues in the French Alps for Germanwings Flight 9525. Crews are working to recover evidence and the remains of the 150 people killed. Helicopters ferry the teams into the ravine where the plane went down from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.,... more »
  • White House says Germanwings crash not linked to terrorism

    March 26, 2015 8:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. doesn't believe there's a link to terrorism in the Germanwings crash in France that killed all 150 people aboard the plane. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, commenting Thursday on the crash, said "based on what we know, there is not a nexus to terrorism." French investigators... more »
  • American crash victims US government contractor, daughter

    March 25, 2015 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that two Americans presumed to have died in the plane crash in the southern French Alps include a U.S. government contractor and her daughter. The mother was identified as Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Virginia, a longtime and highly regarded employee of Booz Allen... more »
  • Search to resume at jetliner crash site

    March 25, 2015 2:11 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Crews are getting set for a second day of searching on an Alpine mountain side where a German jetliner crashed with no distress call on Tuesday, killing 150 people on board. Investigators are hoping a black box discovered among the debris will help them figure out what... more »
  • Few clues so far on cause of German plane crash

    March 24, 2015 10:13 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Authorities so far have few clues as to what brought down a German jetliner carrying 150 people in a remote section of the French Alps today. All of those aboard are assumed to have been killed in the crash -- which took place after the plane descended... more »
  • Officials: No survivors after plane crashes carrying 148 people

    March 24, 2015 6:12 AM

    PARIS, France - French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional... more »
  • Harrison Ford crash-lands small plane in LA

    March 5, 2015 5:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An official says Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course. He suffered moderate injuries. Los Angeles fire officials say the single-engine plane went down at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on the green at Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los... more »
  • Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in canal

    January 27, 2015 2:25 AM

    SEABECK, WA - The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed. Apparent airplane debris was found floating on the water Monday afternoon after... more »
  • Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash

    January 12, 2015 1:54 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea. Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National... more »
  • Police: Girl, 7, survives Ky. plane crash; police ID 4 dead

    January 3, 2015 10:26 AM

    EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Federal authorities have arrived at the scene of a Kentucky plane crash that a 7-year-old girl survived after it killed four members of her family. Kentucky State Police Sgt. Dean Patterson says Federal Aviation Administration officials have arrived, and investigators with the National Transportation Safety board also... more »
  • Light plane crashes in Red River

    December 15, 2014 7:14 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a small plane crashed in Red River after its pilot reported landing gear problems. Detective Bobby Herring says the crash was reported just before 1:20 p.m. Sunday, after the airplane, attempting a landing at Shreveport's Downtown Airport. Herring said the pilot was told... more »
  • Mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in plane crash

    December 9, 2014 4:21 AM

    GAITHERSBURG, MD - Federal investigators have recovered the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from a private jet that crashed into a Maryland house, killing all three aboard and a mother and her two young sons in the home. Residents near a regional airport say they heard the plane flying... more »
  • Two bodies removed from Lake Pontchartrain

    November 19, 2014 9:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials have removed two bodies from Lake Pontchartrain, both of them roughly about a mile from the runway at the lakefront airport Wednesday. The first body was reported found about 9 a.m. The discovery of the body was followed shortly by the report of a... more »
  • Crews to begin work to recover plane crash victims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 31, 2014 2:06 AM

    WICHITA, KS - Authorities say the "real work" will start Friday to recover the remains of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Jet fuel from the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air burned so hot after the crash Thursday morning that portions... more »
  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    October 21, 2014 11:39 AM

    ATLANTA - Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a report released Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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