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Plane Crash

Search for Missing Plane Distracts From Bigger Environmental Concerns

David Dietz | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
David Dietz

With each potential discovery our hopes were raised only for the authorities and the media to casually inform us the debris or oil slicks were not from a plane but sea trash and oil slicks. The media's nonchalance and our societal indifference is hardly surprising but astoundingly scary.

Philadelphia Plane Aborts Takeoff After Mechanical Failure

Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime

A plane was forced to abort takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday evening after a mechanical issue. The US Airways flight was d...

How Air Catastrophes Affect Flight Crews

Sarah Steegar | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Sarah Steegar

Generally I approach accidents like a surgeon to her patients. Cool detachment. "Minor" incidents are a piece of cake. They are proof of our procedures working, every day. The major incidents are like old relationships -- you feel differently about each one. And for some reason, the missing Malaysian Airlines jet sticks out.

Plane Carrying 239 People Loses Contact With Air Traffic Control

Posted 03.08.2014 | World

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning (local time). Flight MH370 is a B777-200 a...

Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead, 3 Others Injured

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Crime

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A small plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from Hawaii's Lanai Island, killing three people and leavin...

3 Dead In Colo. Plane Crash

AP | Posted 02.17.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have reached the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed near a Colorado ski town's airport, killing all thr...

I'm Dying! And I Didn't Make The Bed!

Roz Warren | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Five years ago, on January 15, 2009, Flight 1549 took off for Charlotte, North Carolina and, 3 minutes later, made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, with no serious harm to anyone but the geese who caused the problem. (They were liquefied into something called, in aviation jargon, snarge.)

Plane Crashes At Colorado Airport

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 03.07.2014 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities...

State Health Director Killed In Hawaii Plane Crash

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — A small plane carrying nine people crashed into the ocean off the Hawaiian island of Molokai, killing the director of the state Depa...

Plane Crash Leaves 2 Dead

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 12.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A small cargo plane crashed near Puerto Rico's northern coast, killing the two U.S. citizens who were aboard, officials...

Infant Boy, 3 Others, Dead In Plane Crash

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a plane carrying a reported 11 people crashed Friday night near the western Alaska village of Saint Marys. ...

Jet Carrying 4 Plunges Into The Ocean

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Miami

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say search and rescue efforts continue for two people who were aboard a jet en route to Mexico that p...

3 Dead In Texas Plane Crash

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime

AMARILLO, Texas -- AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Three people were killed early Monday when the single-engine plane they were flying in crashed into a lake...

WATCH: Skydivers Escape Mid-Air Collission

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.05.2013 | Weird News

Two Wisconsin skydiving planes collided in mid-air as a helmet camera captured the horrifying scene. NBC News obtained exclusive video of the incid...

WATCH: Astonishing Video Emerges Of Skydiver Plane Collision

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

Video released by NBC News shows the horrifying collision between two planes carrying skydivers over northwest Wisconsin on Saturday. Cameras mounted...

No Suriviors Found In Missing Plane

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Latino Voices

LOS CABOS, Mexico -- LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican military and civilian personnel on Wednesday reached the site on the Baja California peninsula...

American Tourists Among 45 Killed In Laos Plane Crash

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out fin...

Plane Crashes Off Puerto Rico

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A small plane crashed into the sea early Sunday off an outlying Puerto Rican island and the si...

'An Unsurvivable Crash'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles

A small jet crashed at Santa Monica Airport in California on Sunday evening. The Associated Press reports that, according to officials, the jet le...

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...

Body Of American Pilot Found In Chinese Lake

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 11.20.2013 | World

BEIJING — Divers have found the body of a missing U.S. stunt pilot whose plane crashed into a lake in northeast China while attempting a tricky ...

WATCH: Crash Landing Captured From Inside Cockpit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel

A young Australian student learning how to fly got more than he bargained for when his plane crash-landed in mid-August. Video of the incident, pos...

WATCH: Harrowing Footage Of Planes Crashing Unearthed

weather.com | Posted 08.20.2013 | Weird News

A 1978 midair collision between a commercial airliner and a private plane above San Diego was captured on film. ...

4 Bodies Pulled From Wreckage Of Plane Crash

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn. — The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Micro...

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...