All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Plane Crash’

Selfies Contributed to Fatal Plane Crash, Says NTSB

In May of last year, two men were killed when their Cessna 150 crashed in a field outside Denver, Colorado. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued its official report – and the agency is saying that selfies likely contributed to the fatal crash. According to the NTSB, a GoPro recovered near the scene gave clues as to what …

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Plane Crash in the Bahamas Leaves One Dead

A small plane carrying 11 passengers went down over water near the Bahamas Tuesday, killing a 77-year-old American, according to local authorities. The twin-engine Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain had originated from the isle of Eleuthera, and crashed as it was preparing to touch down at New Providence, according to Superintendent Paul Rolle. Authorities stated that the pilot reported trouble with …

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Myles Munroe And His Entourage Killed In Plane Crash

Dr. Myles Munroe, a preacher, author, and business coach, was killed on November 9 after his private plane crashed in the Bahamas. There were no survivors in the accident which also took the life of Munroe’s wife, Ruth. Some of the other identified casualties were members of Bahamas Faith Ministries International including the group’s senior vice president Dr. Richard Pinder …

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Lancaster Plane Crash Leaves Two Dead In Western New York State

A plane crash near the Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport has left two dead, a 78-year-old pilot and a 14-year-old boy. The crash happened midair between two recreational single-engine aircrafts during an event of the Experimental Aircraft Association, according to the Buffalo News, “designed to introduce young people to the thrill of flying”. “It’s a very sad time when you have a …

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Plane Crash in Bahamas Leaves Four Dead

At 8:30 am Monday morning, a Cessna 340 aircraft left Ormond Beach Municipal Airport and headed for Grand Bahama International Airport. Unfortunately, the plane would crash approximately six miles from its destination, killing all four passengers aboard the aircraft. Aboard the plane was Ormond Beach lawyer, R. Michael “Mike” Kennedy. Kennedy was 65 years old and was the attorney for …

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TransAsia Airways Plane Crashes, 47 Dead

A TransAsia Airways turboprop airplane crashed on an island near Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people. The crash set buildings on fire, however no one in those buildings suffered injuries or died. The plane–a 70-seat ATR 72–was making its second attempt at landing on the island of Makong during a severe thunderstorm. Eleven of the TransAsia Airways passengers were transported …

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Plane Crashes Into Long Island Yard – Kills Pilot

On Tuesday, a small plane crashed into a Long Island yard, killing the pilot. The plane crashed into a yard in East Patchogue, a hamlet on Long Island’s south shore about 50 miles east of New York City. The crash sent shattered glass flying into one of the houses where a mother and baby were home. The mother was in …

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McDonald’s Plane Crash Leads To Broken Leg

The pilot whose plane crashed outside of a McDonald’s in Monroe, La. was hospitalized for moderate injuries. Michael Ray Martin of Calhoun suffered a close call (and a broken leg) when his plane went down in the parking lot of the fast food restaurant. According to Louisiana law enforcement officials, the 41-year-old pilot was airlifted from the scene to a …

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McDonalds Plane Crash Leaves Pilot Injured

A 41-year-old man was injured on Tuesday when his plane crashed near a McDonalds restaurant in Louisiana. The pilot, Michael Ray Martin, had reported a problem with the plane’s fuel shortly before it crashed. The crash occurred at 10:40 a.m. and the plane landed in the 8000 block of Desiard Street in Monroe. Although the McDonalds restaurant where the plane …

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McDonald’s Plane Crash Sends Pilot To The Hospital

It was a very close call for one Northern Louisiana McDonald’s restaurant on Tuesday. According to airport officials, a small plane that was preparing to land at the Monroe Regional Airport, crashed into the McDonald’s parking lot on Desiard Street in Monroe, barely missing the building, and sending the pilot to the hospital. Ron Phillips, the airport’s director, explained that …

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Air Show Crash: Horrible Incident Caught On Tape

What was meant to be a thrilling and fun day for everyone who came out to the Stevens Point Air Show ended in a fatal tragedy. William Cowden, of Menomonie, Wisconsin was performing aerial stunts for the enthusiastic crowd at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport on Sunday. Things were going well until suddenly the small plane went into a dive. …

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Military Jet Crashes In Desert: What Went Wrong?

It was a very close call for a pilot who crashed a military plane in the Arizona desert on Friday. A Marine Corps Harrier jet reportedly went down on tribal lands belonging to the Gila River Indian Community. The crash is believed to have occurred at about 2:30 pm MST. According to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor, the wreckage …

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Jamaica Crash Landing Caused by Pilot Error

The investigation of a Jamaican plane crash that occurred almost five years ago has cited a botched landing coupled with pilot fatigue as being the cause of the incident which seriously injured fourteen passengers. On Dec. 22, 2009, an American Airlines Boeing 737-829 overshot a rain-soaked landing strip at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica, and split into segments. …

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Denver Colorado Plane Crash: What Went Wrong?

An unidentified pilot had a close call on Monday afternoon when his plane crashed into the side of a house in Northglenn, Colo., located just ten miles north of Denver. The crash occurred in the residential area of the city according to Northglenn Police Department spokesman Ron Haralson. The Federal Aviation Administration identified the small airplane as an agricultural and …

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South Dakota Plane Crash Leaves No Survivors

A South Dakota plane crash over the weekend left no survivors, officials say, due to heavy winds and fog. The plane was piloted by 30-year old Donald “DJ” Fischer, who had brought three others from Texas to complete a cattle sale. While authorities have not released the names of the deceased, the funeral home confirmed the deaths of Brent Beitelspacher …

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US Airways Flight 1702: ‘Harrowing Experience’

A US Airways pilot was forced to abort takeoff Thursday when a tire on the front landing gear of US Airways flight 1702 blew out. No serious injuries were reported after the Airbus A320 en route to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from Philadelphia International Airport came to a stop on the runway. The flight was carrying 149 passengers and five …

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Malaysia Airlines Plane: Was It Hijacked?

As the search for the vanished Flight MH370 continues, the likely outcome becomes grimmer and grimmer with each passing minute. Already the surviving family members of those on board have been told to prepare for the worst. Even though it remains uncertain exactly what went wrong or even where the plane may have crashed, investigators are already considering various scenarios. …

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Malaysia Airlines: NYT Reports Oil Slick Sighting

The New York Times is reporting that the first clue as to the fate of Flight MH370 may have been found. An oil slick spanning 12 miles has been spotted. The discovery of the oil slick in the waters between Vietnam and Malaysia strongly suggests that the flight may have crashed somewhere near the Gulf of Thailand. The search continues …

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Malaysia Airlines Plane Vanishes, Search Underway

A Malaysia Airlines plane has vanished without a trace and so have the 239 people on board. CNN reports that around 1:30 pm EST, air traffic control first lost contact with Flight MH370. It was destined to arrive in Beijing, China a few hours later, but never made it. The Boeing 777-200ER was said to be carrying an estimated 7.5 …

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Telluride Plane Crash: Three Killed, Cause Unknown

A single engine plane went down near a small airport outside of Telluride, Colorado on Sunday, and the three people on board were killed. All three people on the plane were pilots, known as Sherry Anderson, 57, and Sherman Anderson, 64, of Phoenix, and Eric Durban, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., the San Miguel County sheriff’s office said in a statement …

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Nashville Plane Crash Kills Family Of 4

A plane crash that occurred near Nashville, TN has claimed the lives of four people. A cattle rancher from Kansas, his wife, daughter and granddaughter were identified as the four people killed in the crash. According to a friend close to the family, the rancher’s name was Glenn Mull and he and his family were in TN to attend an …

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Remembered 5 Years On

USAirways Flight 1549 landed into the Hudson River five years ago after being struck by birds. Images of passengers exiting the plane are still reminiscent today. Fortunately, the quick-thinking ingenuity of Pilots Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles led to the safe landing and rescue of the passengers aboard the plane. The passengers still remember the chain of events that led …

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Chesley Sullenberger Forever Linked to Twitter

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since US Airway pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed a jet carrying 155 passengers onto the Hudson River. The emergency crash landing was needed after a flock of geese blew out both engines. It’s also hard to believe that just one single captivating event helped to launch Twitter as one the …

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Chesley Sullenberger’s Heroics Helped Bring New Lives Into The World

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the ‘Hudson Miracle” on Wednesday. In 2009 he saved 155 people by bringing US Airways Flight 1549 to an astounding landing on the Hudson River. The crash was caused after a flock of geese crammed the engines of the plane. As a matter of fact, Capt. Chesley not only saved lives, …

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MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans

Last night, an MC-12 military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan, claiming the lives of three victims. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today,” NATO released in a statement. An MC-12 is a twin-turboprop Beechcraft aircraft primarily used for reconnaissance missions. The plane holds multiple different surveillance systems at …

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Aspen Plane Crash: Co-Pilot Dies Leaving 2 Injured

A private jet burst into flames, leaving one person dead and two others injured. The twin-engine Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger deviated from the side of the runway while carrying three people when it crashed in Aspen Colorado, Sunday afternoon. “It was almost as if a fuse was lit and it went that quickly down the runway and the heat and the smoke …

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Aspen Plane Crash Leaves One Dead & Two Injured

On Sunday, Aspen-Pitkin County Airport shut down after a private jet attempted to land on the runway, but instead flipped over and burst into flames. The crash killed one passenger and injured two others. According to FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer, the plane appeared to be a twin-engine Bombardier Challenger 600 that had departed from Tucson, Arizona, at approximately 10:04 a.m. …

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Aspen Plane Crash: Private Plane Crashes Then Bursts Into Flames

At Aspen Airport, just 100 miles southeast of Denver, a private plane crashed while attempting to land at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses said that it appeared the pilot missed the runway in his first attempt to land, and circled a few times before the plane crashed, Flight Aware reported. The aircraft bound for the Rockies started …

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Hawaii Plane Crash Kills Woman Responsible for Obama Birth Certificate

The woman, who gained notoriety after she presented Barack Obama’s birth certificate in 2011, has died. Loretta Fuddy was the director of the Hawaii Department of Health and was a passenger in a single-engine plane with nine other people on board. The plane went down approximately 300 yards off Molokai’s Kalaupapa peninsula on Wednesday during an inter-island flight. The others, …

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Tragic Plane Crash Kills Loretta Fuddy

State public health Director Loretta Fuddy, the woman who verified the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash off the coast of Hawaii. Some thought the tragic death was fixed, suggesting that Obama had something to do with the crash. While there’s been professors and people alike who believe in conspiracy theories, no one has …

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