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Two people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

FAA defends its reliance on aircraft makers to certify jets

Under fire from lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the two deadly Boeing crashes, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the FAA’s practice of relying on aircraft …


Pilots have reported issues in U.S. with new Boeing jet

Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly.


Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

Sunday’s deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet in Ethiopia bears striking similarities to an accident involving another Max in October in Indonesia but safety experts caution against …


Plane breaks apart over California neighborhood, 5 killed

A twin-engine plane broke apart in flight and crashed, setting a home on fire in the Los Angeles suburb of Yorba Linda, killing five people and injuring two.


Crews reach wreckage of small plane, find body on Mt. Hood

Rescuers have reached the wreckage of a plane that was found crashed on the north side of Mount Hood near Eliot Glacier.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Pilots struggled to control plane that crashed in Indonesia

Black box data show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of a Boeing jet as its automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose down, according to a draft …


Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying …


Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air plane crash

Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

A Lion Air flight with 188 people on board crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 6 p.m.

One still hospitalized after single-engine plane crash near Cheney Saturday

One man is still in the hospital after a small single-engine airplane crashed near Cheney on Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Single engine plane crashes near Cheney; two injured

A small, single-engine plane crashed northeast of Cheney Saturday morning.


Three men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Man who took plane from Sea-Tac was quiet, well liked, says former co-worker

The airline employee who took a plane from Sea-Tac Airport on Friday night and flew it throughout the Puget Sound region before crashing on an island has been identified as …


Five killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said.


Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

Determining why a vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps will be challenging since the 79-year-old aircraft did not have black boxes and was traveling in an area without frequent …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

A vintage propeller plane plunged near-vertically into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board as they returned from a two-day trip to southern Switzerland, investigators said Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Airliner crashes in northern Mexico; no deaths, 49 injured

An Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but the state’s governor said there were no deaths in the accident.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

3 killed in Stevens County plane crash

Three people were killed Friday morning when their single-engine plane crashed seven miles west of Deer Park in Stevens County.


Coast Guard: All 11 rescued from crashed plane in Alaska

All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

3 survivors after airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba

A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba’s worst aviation …


Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killing at least …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Russian cargo plane crashes in Syria, 39 dead

A Russian military cargo plane crashed near an air base in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 39 Russian servicemen on board in a blow to Russian operations in Syria. The …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Russian airliner crashes near Moscow after takeoff; 71 dead

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday near Moscow, killing everyone aboard shortly after the jet took off from one of the city’s airports.


Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in …


Familes from Florida, NY die in Costa Rica plane crash

Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country’s northwest soon after takeoff, killing two crewmembers and 10 U.S. citizens, including …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

10 U.S. citizens, 2 locals killed in Costa Rica plane crash

A plane carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers crashed in a wooded area, killing all aboard Sunday, Costa Rica’s government said.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in U.S. Navy plane crash

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.