Plane crash

MOSCOW | Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

MOSCOW — Russia’s transportation minister says a supervisor at Sochi airport has died during an emergency response after a landing plane careered off the end of the runway into a riverbed and caught fire. The health ministry says 18 people were injured in the accident, which occurred about 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) as the Utair-operated … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

SANTA ANA, Calif | The Latest: California plane crash killed 3 co-workers

SANTA ANA, Calif — The Latest on a small plane crash in Southern California (all times local): 10:10 a.m. A real estate company says three of its employees and two of their family members were killed in a Southern California plane crash. Pacific Union CEO Mark A. McLaughlin says Monday that the firm is mourning … Continue reading SANTA ANA, Calif | The Latest: California plane crash killed 3 co-workers

MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Aeromexico says crashed plane well-maintained

MEXICO CITY — The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico’s northern state of Durango (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Aeromexico airline’s chief executive officer says the jetliner that crashed in northern Mexico shortly after takeoff was “perfectly maintained” and the aircraft had been serviced in February. Andres Conesa said at a … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Aeromexico says crashed plane well-maintained

MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Mexico gov says wind gust hit plane before crash

MEXICO CITY — The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico’s northern state of Durango (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A Mexican governor says a gust of wind hit an Aeromexico jetliner shortly after it took off, causing the plane to lose speed and hit the ground with its left wing. Both … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Mexico gov says wind gust hit plane before crash

MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Mexico gov confirms no fatalities in plane crash

MEXICO CITY — The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico’s northern state of Durango (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The governor of Mexico’s Durango state says authorities have confirmed that all passengers and crew survived when a plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the state capital’s airport. Gov. Jose Aispuro says … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | The Latest: Mexico gov confirms no fatalities in 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