Plane crash

CANBERRA, Australia | Passenger’s body found in Pacific lagoon after plane crash

CANBERRA, Australia — A passenger’s body has been found in the Pacific lagoon where a plane crash-landed last week near an island runway in Micronesia. Air Niugini had initially said all 47 passengers and crew had survived when the Boeing 737 crashed near the Chuuk island runway on Friday. The Papua New Guinea national carrier … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Passenger’s body found in Pacific lagoon after 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