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Plane Crashes Into Suburb; 23 Killed

A Colombian cargo plane caught fire in the air shortly after takeoff Sunday and crashed into a suburban neighborhood, killing at least 23 people. The dead included the plane’s three-person …


Fighter Jet Crash Kills Five Three Residents Die As Tomcat Plows Into Nashville Neighborhood

A Navy F-14 fighter jet heavy with fuel for a return trip to California crashed in a huge fireball in a neighborhood Monday, demolishing three houses and killing five people. …


Netherlands Throw Lifeline To Fokker

Struggling aircraft maker Fokker NV was thrown a financial lifeline Friday by the Dutch government while company directors hunt for a foreign bailout partner. The government plans to give Fokker …


Daimler-Benz Puts Fokker In Limbo Dutch Government Refuses To Meet Subsidy Request

Fokker may stop producing jets like this one due to the company’s financial problems. File/Associated Press


Ge Hands Boeing $4 Billion Jet Order

The Boeing Co. on Monday booked its second $4 billion jet order in a month, this time with GE Capital Aviation Services, which ordered 107 jets. The move further underscores …


Boeing 777 Safety Triggers Debate In Faa

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration came to the defense of the Boeing 777 on Friday after a magazine reported that engineers held misgivings about the new airliner. “We …


Eight Killed In Plane Crash Near Malad ‘As Far As A Wreck Goes, This Is About As Bad As It Gets’

1. Media and security guards stand near the wreckage of a twin-engine plane that crashed near Malad City, Idaho, on Monday. Eight people on board were killed. Photo by Associated …


Aeromed Patient Had Torn Aorta Diagnosis Took 3 Hospital Trips; Plane Crash Still A Mystery

The patient killed in Monday’s air ambulance crash went to the emergency room three times in 24 hours before doctors discovered a serious heart problem, her daughter said. Linda Fritts, …


Plane Turned Suddenly Before Crash Investigators Say Air Ambulance Was Making Normal Approach

Under investigation An FAA investigator checks the fuselage of a twin engine Cessna that crashed into an airport warehouse Monday night, killing 3 of the 4 aboard. Photo by Christopher …


Tri-Cities Company Is Newcomer To The Air Ambulance Business

Aeromed, the company that operates the plane that crashed as it was landing at Spokane International Airport, is a relative newcomer to air ambulance service. The twin-engine Cessna 401 is …


Aeromed Crash Kills Three Cessna Hits Airway Heights Building; Crewman Survives

Firefighters stand near the Ace Tank and Equipment Co. where an air ambulance crashed Monday night. The plane struck the left side of the building. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Pilots Survive Crash Landing Same Cargo Company Involved In Fatal Accident Two Years Ago

Rough arrival. A Convair 440, owned by Salair Inc., crashed just west of Spokane International Airport as it was making an emergency approach Thursday. The two pilots were not injured. …


Two Killed In Crash Of Small Plane

Two Buckley men died when their small plane crashed in rural Pierce County, about 25 miles southeast of Tacoma, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. The victims were identified as …


Mourners Bury Air Crash Victims

Weeping pallbearers bid farewell Sunday to victims of 1995’s worst air crash, and rescuers high in the Andes looked for the last bodies in the wreckage of the American Airlines …


Russians Find Missing Jetliner

The wreckage of a Russian jetliner that vanished Dec. 7 was discovered Monday by a helicopter pilot in the remote Bo-Jaus mountains near the Pacific coast. Russian officials said there …


Dead Pilot Made Call Before Crash Yakima Man Phoned Boss, Told Him He Was On His Way

Sounding relaxed and comfortable, Quentin Evars phoned from Spokane International Airport Wednesday evening to say he was flying to Sandpoint to pick up boss Neal Treetman. “His last words to …


Jet Missing In Russian Far East Plane Carried 97, Latest In Disastrous Air Safety Year

An Aeroflot plane with 97 people aboard disappeared from radar screens early Thursday in Russia’s Far East and was presumed to have crashed. The Tu-154 plane was en route from …


Jet Crashes Into Swamp; 72 Are Killed

A jet overshot a runway at Cameroon’s largest city and crashed into a swamp, killing 72 of the 78 people aboard, officials said Monday. The Cameroon Airlines Boeing 737 was …


4 Killed When Plane Crashes On Turnpike

A small single-engine aircraft crashed on the Cimarron Turnpike early Saturday, killing three people. A fourth person died when her vehicle ran into into a sheriff’s car parked at the …


Plane Crash Not Caused By Rebels Sri Lanka Military Backs Away From Earlier Charges

The military backpedaled Thursday from accusations that Tamil rebels downed a military plane carrying 63 people, saying human or technical error was probably to blame. The Antonov-32 transport plane crashed …


Plane Crash In Argentina Takes 53 Lives

An air force plane carrying sergeants and their families to a party crashed into a mountain during a rainstorm. Rescuers said Thursday all 53 people aboard were killed. The Fokker …


18-Year Dream To Build Plane Ends In Flames Retired Engineer Dies On Maiden Flight

For 18 years, Charles Cooke dreamed of flying the plane he slowly, lovingly built on weekends in his garage. The day his dream finally came true, it killed him. The …


No Search For Helicopter Until Spring

Any attempts to recover a helicopter that crashed into Crater Lake won’t begin until next year. The park service has decided to wait until good weather next spring or summer, …


Recovery Crew Finds Wreckage Of Helicopter

The wreckage of a medical-evacuation helicopter that crashed into Puget Sound last month, killing three people, has again been located. Deep Water Recovery Services of Seattle will try to recover …


Plane In Fatal Crash Overweight, Doorless

Plane in fatal crash overweight, doorless Washington A twin-engine plane that crashed last month and killed 12 people was overweight and had a door illegally removed, federal officials said. The …


Crashed Copter Found In Puget Sound

The wreckage of an Airlift Northwest helicopter was found just an hour after Navy technology was enlisted in the search, more than two weeks after the aircraft went down off …


Vintage B-26 Bomber Crashes; 5 Killed

A vintage B-26 bomber crashed and burned Thursday in a rural oil field, killing all five crew members. The camouflage-painted plane, a Martin Marauder, was practicing for an air show …


Geese Foil Takeoff Of Gingrich Jet

A small jet carrying House Speaker Newt Gingrich, his wife Marianne and two bodyguards ran off a runway in northern Michigan on Monday after striking two geese, but nobody aboard …


Four Scientists Hurt Studying Volcano

Four scientists photographing volcanic activity from a light plane were injured Sunday along with their pilot when the craft crash-landed. National Parks spokesman Ross Gilbert said the plane crashed about …


Crater Lake Crash Victims Identified Park Will Try To Recover Copter That Sank In 1,500 Feet Of Water

Authorities on Sunday identified two men as having been aboard a helicopter that suddenly plunged into Crater Lake on a calm, clear Saturday. The pilot was George W. Causey, 52, …