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Plane Crashes

What We Know So Far About Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

In the face of mounting evidence that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have intentionally crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps on Tuesday, ...

Small Plane Crashes Into Chicago Home

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 01.18.2015 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who w...

Developer CEO Larry Glazer Dies In Plane Crash Near Jamaica

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock & Andy Campbell | Posted 09.07.2014 | Crime

The Rochester-based real estate mogul who died in a plane crash Friday was known in his community as an innovator who reinvigorated the city's develop...

Missing Plane: "Sometimes Knowing Is Worse Than Not"

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

Where is the missing plane? Each day dawns bright, and with it, a new theory. Some are ominous. The transponders disabled, the crew complicit. The flight path reprogrammed via an on board computer. Houses are searched, conspiracies forwarded.

Hot Air Balloons Cause Plane To Crash

AP | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, Vt. -- A small plane that couldn't land at its intended destination because of a hot air balloon festival ran out of fuel and cras...

Plane Crashes Into Connecticut Home

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — A small plane crashed in a working-class neighborhood near an airport on Friday and engulfed two houses in flames, likely ki...

LOOK: The Deadliest Plane Crashes In Recent U.S. History

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.09.2013 | Travel

It's been a dark few days for air travel. On Saturday, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed in San Francisco, killing two and seriously injuring oth...

Plane Crash Survival Odds Better Due To Safety Advances

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel

-- Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past ...

25 Years Later, Remembering The Victims Of The Flight 255 Crash

Posted 08.16.2012 | Detroit

On the 25th anniversary of the Flight 255 crash, Detroiters and loved ones of the 156 individuals who died will gather to mark the occasion at a memor...

Flight 255 Rescuer Remembers: 'The Most Horrendous Thing I've Ever Seen'

Brighton Patch | Posted 08.16.2012 | Detroit

Twenty-five years ago today, Brighton Township resident Bruce Schneider responded to one of the worst disasters in aviation history - the crash of Nor...

WATCH: Passengers Survive As Plane Catches Fire, Rolls In Kyrgyzstan

Posted 12.28.2011 | Travel

A Russian-made passenger jet skidded off a runway in southern Kyrgyzstan after landing in dense fog in the city of Osh on Wednesday. At least 31 pe...

The Single Most Terrifying Thing I Have Ever Been Through

Gary Lightbody | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Gary Lightbody

I used to be a happy flyer, but all that changed on a flight about six years ago from Auckland, New Zealand to LAX.

WATCH: How To Survive A Plane Crash

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

How to survive a plane crash. It's a common thought with luckily little application. When the "Miracle on the Hudson" plane crashed into the Hudso...

3 Dead In Another Chicago-Area Plane Crash

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Updated story A small plane transporting a medical patient from West Palm Beach, Florida, to the Chicago area crashed Monday night in northwest sub...

'Damn It, We're Going To Crash:' Final Words Of Air France 447 Crew | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

A new book has revealed the final words of the cockpit crew of doomed Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the South Atlantic off the coast of Br...

TWA Flight 800 Families Memorialize 15 Years Since Crash

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Families and friends of some of the 230 people killed when a Paris-bound jumbo jet mysteriously exploded in the sky off the Long Isla...

7 Dead In Alabama Plane Crash

AP | Posted 09.09.2011 | Home

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. — A small plane crashed in Alabama after one of its engines failed, killing a family of seven onboard, authorities said Sunday. ...

Passenger Plane With More Than 90 On Board Crashes In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A Chinese passenger jet crashed while trying to land on a fog-shrouded runway in the country's northeast and burst into flames, killin...

9 Tips For Surviving A Plane Crash

Telegraph | Andy Bloxham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The best clothing to wear is said to be stout shoes, long trousers and a long-sleeved cotton shirt. High heels cause problems, not least with inflatab...

India Air Plane Crash: 160 Feared Dead After Jet Arriving From Dubai Crashes

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed and burst into flames at dawn Saturday a...

Sugar Grove 2 die in Sugar Grove plane crash

AP | January 23, 2010 8:39 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Authorities say two people were killed when the small plane they were in crashed in suburban Chicago. Kane County Sheriff's...

Rule For New Planes Means More Airbags

NPR | By Adam Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

AmSafe is supplying the product to most major U.S. airlines to help comply with a new government crash standard. The rule has been phased in slowly ov...

Chicago Plane Crash: Small Craft crashes near suburban Chicago airport

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WHEELING, Ill. — A small cargo jet crashed into a river in a forest preserve Tuesday shortly after being cleared to land at a suburban Chicago a...

TWA Flight 800 Crash Families Gathering For 13-Year Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SLIDESHOW FROM GETTY, TEXT FROM AP SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- Relatives of victims of the TWA Flight 800 disaster are gathering to mark the 13th annive...

Air France Bodies Flown To Brazil To Be Identified

AP | MARCO SIBAJA and GREG KELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RECIFE, Brazil — Airlines moved quickly Tuesday to replace speed monitors like those suspected of feeding false information to the computers on ...