Plane

BERLIN | Small plane crashes in Switzerland, family of 4 killed

BERLIN — A small plane crashed Saturday into a forest in central Switzerland, killing a local family of four who had just taken off for France, police said. In a separate incident, another plane crashed in the country’s southeast, but there was no immediate information on casualties. Police in the central canton (state) of Nidwalden … Continue reading BERLIN | Small plane crashes in Switzerland, family of 4 killed

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’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | PM says Malaysia regrets having to end 4-year hunt for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia regrets having to end the search for Flight 370 and will consider resuming the hunt if any new information emerges. The final search effort focused on the seabed in the distant Indian Ocean ended Tuesday after more than three months. Malaysia had signed a “no … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  | PM says Malaysia regrets having to end 4-year hunt for plane

Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

ISTANBUL/January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea. Images show the Boeing 737-800 on its belly and at an acute angle just above the water. If it had stopped any … Continue reading Plane dangles off cliff after skidding off runway in Turkey

10 foreigners, 2 locals killed in Costa Rica plane crash

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica/December 31, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) — A plane carrying 10 foreigners 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. A statement from the … Continue reading 10 foreigners, 2 locals killed in Costa Rica plane crash

Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored

OSHKOSH, Wis. /December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II has been saved from a junkyard and carefully restored in Wisconsin. The C-47, called “That’s All, Brother,” carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other C-47s … Continue reading Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored

Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

HONOLULU/May 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — After landing in Honolulu on a flight from Los Angeles, passengers described a midair disruption involving an unruly man whose attempts to get to the front of the jetliner prompted flight attendants and passengers to subdue him. and fighter jets to escort the plane. Passengers noticed him before the plane … Continue reading Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

Boeing Co. says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

TEHRAN, Iran/April 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it has signed a new, $3 billion deal with Iran’s Aseman Airlines to supply 30 737 MAX aircraft to the carrier, the first major sale by a U.S. company to the Islamic Republic under new President Donald Trump. The new agreement comes on top … Continue reading Boeing Co. says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline