Plane crash

TRUCKEE, California | The Latest: 2 dead, 1 critical in small Tahoe plane crash

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Latest on a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe (all times local, PDT): 11:50 a.m. A second person has died from injuries suffered in a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe. The pilot was declared dead at the scene of the crash Tuesday morning south of Truckee, California.  The two male … Continue reading TRUCKEE, California | The Latest: 2 dead, 1 critical in small Tahoe plane 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’

JOHANNESBURG | About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

JOHANNESBURG — About 20 people have been injured in a charter plane crash near South Africa’s capital, Pretoria. Russel Meiring, a spokesman for paramedic company ER24, says the injuries in Tuesday’s crash range from minor to critical. South African news outlet eNCA says the crash occurred near an airport in the Wonderboom area. Photographs from … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

TEHRAN, Iran /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran’s Press TV reported. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, crashing into Mount … Continue reading Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash

TEHRAN, Iran /February 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Iran’s Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down on Sunday in foggy weather, crashing into … Continue reading Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash

10 US citizens, 2 locals killed in Costa Rica plane crash

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica/December 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — 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. The Public Safety Ministry posted photographs and video of the crash site showing burning wreckage of the plane in Guanacaste, northwest Costa Rica. Authorities … Continue reading 10 US citizens, 2 locals killed in Costa Rica plane crash

At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi

ITTA BENA, MS/July 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreckage and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that … Continue reading At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural Mississippi

Pilot radioed in ‘Mayday’ call before Australian plane crash

DALLAS/February 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A pilot repeatedly yelled out “Mayday” but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday. Police blamed “catastrophic engine failure” when a twin-engine Beechcraft B200 Super King … Continue reading Pilot radioed in ‘Mayday’ call before Australian plane crash