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  • Plane Crashes at Point Mugu Naval Air Station

    05/18/2011 6:46:23 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 75 replies
    KNBC ^ | 5-18-11 | Scott Weber
    A military aircraft crashed at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County Wednesday afternoon. A Boeing 707 fuel tanker carrying 158,000 pounds of jet fuel crashed shortly after take-off around 5:25 p.m. and burst into flames. 3 people were reportedly onboard. All were able to escape with minor injuries, according to Teri Reid, an Air Station spokesperson. 13 emergency units initially responded to the fire. Ventura County Fire Department brought in a water dropping helicopter to battle the blaze. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
  • Wreckage from Air France jet found in Atlantic

    04/03/2011 2:06:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Wreckage from Air France jet found in Atlantic Wreckage from an Air France jet lost over the Atlantic nearly two years ago with 288 people on board has been found, French investigators say. With the cause of the crash still unknown, a fourth attempt to locate the plane's voice and data recorders got under way last month. Searchers located wreckage during the past 24 hours, investigators in Paris said, without giving details. Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris came down in a storm on 1 June 2009. A French judge recently filed preliminary manslaughter charges against Air France...
  • Gulfstream jet crashes during tests; 4 killed (G650 Test Aircraft)

    04/03/2011 11:32:41 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 49 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 04/03/2011 | Market Watch
    TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) – Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. said on Saturday that a model G650 jet crashed on Saturday morning during tests of takeoff performance, killing the two pilots and two flight-test engineers on board. The crash, which occurred in Roswell, N.M., is under investigation by the Savannah, Ga., business-jet producer – a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp., (GD 77.42, +0.86, +1.12%) the Falls Church, Va., aerospace giant – and by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, Gulfstream said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who were lost,” Gulfstream Aerospace President Joe...
  • US crew rescued after Libya crash

    03/22/2011 9:54:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 22 March 2011
    Two US airmen have been rescued after ejecting from their F-15E Eagle warplane just before it crashed during allied operations in eastern Libya. The plane appeared to suffer mechanical failure near the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, the US military said. It came down after a third night of US-led coalition attacks on Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces, aimed at enforcing a UN resolution to protect civilians. Debate is continuing in the coalition over who should take command.
  • F-15 fighter jet crashes in Libya

    03/22/2011 8:22:05 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 22 Mar 2011 | Sam Jones
    Two US airmen were forced to eject from their F-15E fighter jet over Libya on Monday night after an apparent mechanical failure, the US military said. The wreckage of their F-15E Strike Eagle jet, which crashed at 9.30pm GMT, was found near Benghazi. Vince Crawley, a spokesman for the Africa Command, said both crew members had been safely recovered and had received only minor injuries. Crawley said the crash was likely to have been caused by mechanical failure rather than hostile fire. He declined to give the location of the crash and would not say how the rescued crewmen were...
  • US Air Force F-15E Incident in Libya; Crew Safe

    03/22/2011 4:27:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 124 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Africa Command ^ | Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    USS MOUNT WHITNEY, Mediterranean Sea, Mar 22, 2011 — Two crew members ejected from their U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle when the aircraft experienced equipment malfunction over northeast Libya, March 21, 2011 at approximately 10:30 p.m. CET. Both crew members ejected and are safe. The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, was flying out of Aviano Air Base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn at the time of the incident. The cause of the incident is under investigation. The identities will be released after the next of kin have been notified. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn...
  • 5 Killed, 1 Injured In Long Beach [CA] Plane Crash

    03/16/2011 7:03:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs ^ | March 16, 2011 11:01 AM
    Five people were killed Wednesday and another person was injured when a twin-engine plane crashed after departing from Long Beach Municipal Airport. The Beechcraft King Air crashed in the northwest portion of the airport at 10:30 a.m., according to the Long Beach Fire Department. An FAA spokesperson said the plane caught fire after crashing. Authorities said the plane, which was owned by local businessman Thomas F. Dean, was headed to Salt Lake City. A spokesperson for Dean says that Dean, Jeff Berger, Mark Bixby, an unidentified pilot and another passenger are among those dead. The spokesperson also said that passenger...
  • Libyan crew abort bombing mission (bail out)

    02/23/2011 7:47:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02-23-2011 | Staff
    A Libyan air force plane has crashed near Benghazi after its crew bailed out because they refused to carry out orders to bomb the city, a Libyan newspaper reported. Captain Attia Abdel Salem al Abdali and his number two Ali Omar Gaddafi bailed out of the Russian-made Sukhoi-22 plane and parachuted to safety, Quryna newspaper's online version quoted the source - a colonel at an air base near Benghazi - as saying The aircraft, which took off from Tripoli, came down near the city of Ajdabiya, 160 kilometres south-west of Benghazi, the newspaper reported. Benghazi and most of eastern Libya...
  • Pilot error cause of Smolensk crash, say Russian investigators (FULL REPORT)

    01/12/2011 9:54:25 AM PST · by lizol · 9 replies ^ | 12.01.2011
    Pilot error cause of Smolensk crash, say Russian investigators 12.01.2011 10:55 Tatyana Anodina, head of the Russian investigative team into the Smolensk air disaster (Interstate Aviation Committee - MAK) has blamed pilot error in the resubmission of the report into the death of President Kaczynski and 95 others in Smolensk last April. The main conclusions to the revised, 210 page report – after Prime Minister Donald Tusk asked for clarifications and corrections to the original document handed over to Poland last October – are that: * the crew failed to take the decision to land at another airport, as suggested...
  • Plane with 106 people crashes in Iran; 35 survive

    01/09/2011 2:34:46 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    TEHRAN, Iran – An IranAir passenger jet carrying 106 people crashed as it was making an emergency landing Sunday in a snowstorm in the country's northwest and broke into several pieces, killing 71 of those on board, Iranian media reported. The others survived with light injuries.
  • At least 50 survive plane crash in northwest Iran

    01/09/2011 10:13:14 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    URMIA, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane carrying up to 105 people crashed in northwestern Iran on Sunday evening, state-run media reported, but at least 50 people survived the accident. The Fars news agency said the Fokker 100 aircraft went down near Urmia, a city in northwestern Iran and the capital of West Azerbaijan Province. It said 92 to 97 passengers and eight crew members were on board the plane, which was owned by Iran Air. The agency cited a local official as saying that at least 50 people had survived the accident and were being treated for their...
  • Continental guilty over 2000 Concorde crash

    12/06/2010 1:14:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies ^ | Dec 7th 2010 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - – A French court fined Continental Airlines Monday over the 2000 Concorde crash in which 113 died, but did not jail anyone for the disaster that effectively ended commercial supersonic air travel. The court found the US airline criminally responsible for the Paris crash, caused by a piece of metal that fell from a Continental DC-10 and later shredded the supersonic jet's tyre, which led to a fire in the fuel tank.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Plane crashes into Roy neighborhood; 3 homes on fire

    12/05/2010 7:41:35 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KSL-TV, Salt Lake City ^ | 12/5/2010 | staff
    ROY -- A plane has crashed into a Roy neighborhood Sunday night. Authorities confirmed three homes in the area of 2000 West and 4300 South were on fire. Fire officials say those fires have now been contained. Gary Cox helped pull the pilot from the plane. He says the pilot was confused and badly burned but was able to answer questions. "Pretty banged up, burnt on his hands and face, but he was actually coherent and remembered what his name was and what he was doing," Cox said. The pilot was able to confirm he was the only person in...
  • BP oil spill incident commander dies in small plane crash

    11/24/2010 6:23:16 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 Nov 2010 | David Hammer
    Jim Black, a BP incident commander for the company's Gulf of Mexico oil spill response team, died in a small plane crash near Destin, Fla., on Tuesday night, the company confirmed. "BP extends its heartfelt sorrow to the family of our friend and colleague, Jim Black, who, along with two other family members, died yesterday in a tragic plane crash," BP America CEO Lamar McKay said in a statement. 27Share 3 Comments "Jim was a devoted member of our Gulf Coast spill response team and served many years with Amoco and BP. He will be missed by all who knew...
  • Large cargo plane crashes at airport in northern Mexico - Monterey

    11/24/2010 2:01:55 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    BNO News ^ | November 24, 2010 | BNO News
    MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Plumes of smoke were rising from an area close to an airport in northern Mexico on Wednesday after a plane had crashed there, authorities said. Mexican media reported that a large cargo plane belonging to the Mexican Air Force had crashed at approximately 2.45 p.m. local time as it was taking off from Monterrey International Airport. Five people were believed to have been killed, television reports said. The airport said it suspended its operations because smoke from a fire at the crash site was preventing planes from taking off or landing. Earlier this year, on...
  • Evidence at F-22 Crash Site (AK) Indicates Pilot Died

    11/19/2010 7:32:24 PM PST · by malamute · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2010 | Fox News / Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Evidence found at the remote, rugged Alaska site where an F-22 Raptor crashed indicates the pilot died, an Air Force official said Friday evening. Part of the jet's ejection seat was found at the site, which means Capt. Jeffrey Haney of Clarklake, Mich., could not have survived the Tuesday night crash, Col. Jack McMullen said. Also found were pieces of the flight suit Haney had been wearing. (excerpt)
  • CIA takes fault in 2001 missionary plane shooting

    11/06/2010 7:47:06 PM PDT · by Errant · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Mission Network News ^ | 3 November, 2010
    Peru (MNN) ― Nine years after the Peruvian air force mistook a missionary flight for a drug run, the Central Intelligence Agency took responsibility for its part in the shoot-down of a plane which killed a missionary, Veronica Bowers, and her infant daughter, Charity.(Photo by Joe Sherman)
  • Dozens Feared Killed In Cuba Plane Crash (and another crash in Pakistan)

    11/04/2010 10:39:53 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11/5/2010 | Sky News
    Cuban passenger plane with 68 people on board has crashed in the centre of the country. The aircraft was flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital Havana when it went down. Twenty-eight foreigners were reported to be among the passengers. Their nationalities are unknown. There is no word on the cause of the crash or on any survivors. The plane belonged to the state-run Aero Caribbean airline. Meanwhile, a small plane has crashed in Pakistan killing all 20 people on board. More follows...
  • Singapore-bound Qantas flight near Indonesia's Batam Island: [No crash]

    11/03/2010 8:29:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 95 replies
    Only a headline so far.
  • Plane crash in San Bruno, CA (Cause of the fire is now said to be a natural gas leak)

    09/09/2010 7:01:08 PM PDT · by SFC Chromey · 224 replies · 3+ views
    A plane just crashed near SFO in San Bruno, CA. Prayers to all affected.