Crash

JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

JUNEAU, Alaska  — Ginny Hacker Eiseman had spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in southeast Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday on a … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska plane survivor: ‘Thankful that I am alive’

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

MADISON, Wis.— A University of Wisconsin wrestler was killed in a vehicle crash in Illinois, according to police and the school. Wrestler Eli Stickley was killed Thursday night, the university’s athletic department confirmed in a written statement. Stickley was a native of Urbana, Ohio, and wrestled in the 141-pound weight class at Wisconsin. According to … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Badgers wrestler killed in Illinois vehicle crash

Costa Rica seeks cause of crash that killed 10 US citizens

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica /December 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Costa Rican investigators are working into what caused a charter aircraft carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers to crash in a wooded area in the country’s northwest soon after takeover, killing everyone on board. Officials said Sunday evening that they were still seeking to … Continue reading Costa Rica seeks cause of crash that killed 10 US citizens

Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

SEATTLE /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Video from the cab of the Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Washington state, killing three people and injuring dozens, shows that the engineer did not appear to be using a cellphone or any other personal electronic device just before the derailment, federal investigators said Friday. The … Continue reading Video: Train crew not using electronic devices before crash

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash

SEATTLE /December 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Experts say it’s possible the engineer on an Amtrak train that derailed as it hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit was distracted for an extended period of time before the train plunged off an overpass and onto a busy interstate, a key factor in … Continue reading Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash

Eight personnel recovered from C2-A aircraft crash in Philippine Sea

AT SEA/November 22, 2017 (STL.News) Search and rescue operations recovered eight personnel following a C2-A Greyhound aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa at approximately 3:23 p.m. today. All personnel were transferred to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for medical evaluation and are in good condition at this time. Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue … Continue reading Eight personnel recovered from C2-A aircraft crash in Philippine Sea

Department of Defense announces the death of Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez

Washington/September 3, 2017 (STL.News) September 1, 2017 the Department of Defense announced the death of Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez, a soldier whom was previously listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, commonly referred to as DUSTWUN. As a result of a training accident, Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez was declared “Deceased” on August 31, 2017. According to … Continue reading Department of Defense announces the death of Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez

Army helicopter crashes into golf course; 1 dead, 2 injured

LEONARDTOWN, MD/April 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A Black Hawk helicopter crashed onto a golf course in Maryland during a routine training flight, killing one crew member and injuring the two others on board, the U.S. Army said. The cause of the Monday crash is under investigation, the Army Military District of Washington said in a … Continue reading Army helicopter crashes into golf course; 1 dead, 2 injured