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Air Show Collision Leaves Four Dead

Two biplanes performing at an air show clipped wings while coming in to land and collided Saturday, killing all four people aboard. The planes were performing in clear, sunny weather …


Brown Demanded To Fly, Ex-Partner Says

Only hours before his death in a plane crash on a storm-swept Croatian mountaintop last month, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown called a former business partner and said he had overruled …


Novice Pilot Dies In Crash Of Ultralight Wind, Inexperience Cited In Death Of Colbert Man

A rookie pilot died Thursday after he crashed his ultralight airplane near the Deer Park airport. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies found the body of Robert L. Perkins, 43, of Colbert, …


Emergency Landing Blows Tires, Starts Fire

A crippled passenger jet unable to use its flaps, spoilers or automatic anti-skid system made an emergency landing Tuesday after losing the use of its navigational instruments. Eight of the …


Oxygen Tanks Likely Cause Of Fire Valujet Carried Full Canisters, Labeled As Empty, That Had No Safety Caps

A gator is trapped near the crash site. Photo by Associated Press


Family Members Visit Crash Site Faa Investigation Focuses On Canisters In Cargo Hold

Families and friends of victims leave flowers and memories at the crash site. Photo by Associated Press


Workers Find Flight Data Recorder, Body Parts At Everglades Crash Site Sharpshooter Keeps Eye Out For Alligators During Search

Flight 592 Pilot Candalyn Kubeck. Photo by Associated Press


109 People Believed Dead In Plane Crash

An airliner carrying 109 people crashed “like a bullet into the ground” Saturday in the Florida Everglades after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and attempted to return to …


Relatives Wait For Grim News

A woman who says her son was on the plane arrives at the Miami airport. Photo by Associated Press


Culver, Wife Believed Dead In Plane Crash

Chargers running back Rodney Culver and his wife, Karen, were believed to be among the 109 people aboard an airliner that crashed after takeoff Saturday from Miami International Airport. The …


Gators, Muck, Sharp Grass Hamper Recovery Efforts

Alligators, snakes, muck, jet fuel, water, razor-edged sawgrass and a remote site. All will make the recovery of plane parts and bodies from ValuJet Flight 592 a long and daunting …


Copter Assigned To White House Crashes; 4 Killed

A military transport helicopter undergoing a flight check before it was to be added to the White House fleet crashed and burned Thursday at Sikorsky Aircraft, killing all four crew …


Sudan Crash During Sandstorm Kills 53

A Sudanese passenger plane was attempting an emergency landing during a sandstorm when it crashed in a field, killing all 53 people aboard, officials said Saturday. The private Federal Airlines …


Pilot Spots Crash, Lands, Saves Pair

An airport manager giving a flying lesson landed his plane quickly after seeing another plane crash and rushed to rescue two people from the burning wreckage. Shane Williams’ quick heroics …


Air Show Crash Leaves Pilot Dead

A World War II-vintage airplane crashed before thousands of spectators at an air show Saturday, killing the pilot. The plane crashed less than 150 yards from stands where an estimated …


Passengers Pray As Jetliner Lands

Passengers prayed and wept as a Southwest Airlines jet with a crippled left landing gear touched down safely Tuesday, skidding to a halt with a shriek of metal and a …


News Helicopters Collide Over Forest Fire, Crash

Two news helicopters covering a forest fire collided, crashed and burned Saturday morning, killing all six people aboard, officials said. The accident occurred at 5:42 a.m. near the Chikuma River …


Someone Should Have Known Better

Firefighters survey the scene of the plane crash in which Jessica Dubroff, her father and instructor were killed. Photo by Associated Press


Sudanese Hijacking Ends With Surrender No One Injured After Pilot Forced To Fly To Eritrea

A Sudanese airliner carrying 40 passengers was hijacked Sunday to the neighboring nation of Eritrea, but reports said the incident ended with the surrender of two hijackers and no casualties. …


Pilot Asked For Steep Takeoff Before Crash

The pilot of an F-14 Navy fighter jet that crashed into a house after taking off from Nashville’s airport had asked to shoot almost three miles into the sky, a …


Fighter Jet Crashes After Pilot Ejects

A fighter pilot ejected from his F-15C jet moments before it crashed in a ball of flames during aerial war games Thursday at Nellis Air Force Base. Capt. Michael R. …


Navy Pilots Missing After Plane Crash

The Navy searched waters off Puerto Rico on Saturday for two pilots whose plane crashed during a routine exercise. The S-3 Viking plane piloted by Lt. Thomas P. Wilcox III, …


Brazilian Fans Mourning Band Killed In Plane Crash

Fans lined up 10-deep outside a morgue Sunday to mourn one of Brazil’s hottest rock bands whose members were killed when their private plane crashed into a mountainside. All five …


1 Killed, 1 Missing In Navy Jet Crash

A Navy jet crashed into the ocean during a carrier exercise Saturday, killing one crew member and injuring two others, the Navy said. A fourth crew member was missing. The …


Navy Grounds F-14s After 3rd Crash

The Navy ordered its F-14 fighter jets worldwide to stop flying for three days after a crash Thursday in the Persian Gulf - the third catastrophic loss for the Navy’s …


Faulty Landing Gear Forces Jet Off Runway

A Continental Airlines jet skidded on its belly off a runway Monday while landing at Intercontinental Airport, apparently when its landing gear collapsed. Authorities said none of the 82 passengers …


Plane Crash Survivor Takes It Step By Step Paramedic Slowly Recovering Physically, Emotionally

Harold Livingston walked a bit this week, a few short strides with the help of a walker. They were the first steps he’s taken since rescuers pulled him from the …


Jetliner Crashes Into Caribbean No Survivors Found; 189 Were Aboard Germany-Bound 757

Two people wait at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, early Wednesday after learning that a plane bound for Germany had crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Photo by …


Military Cuts Plane-Crash Rate

The number of military aircraft accidents has dropped dramatically in the last 20 years, making the rate of fatalities in military plane crashes comparable to that of commercial airliners. Still, …


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 …