On most flights I’ve been on, everything gets held up even if something as minor as the latch that holds the rolling trash-dolly in place is too tarnished. Only after it’s perfect can the plane take off. That sure as hell wasn’t the case with this Air India flight, which kept right on going even after the pilot…
Early this morning an Air Niugini Boeing 737 overshot the runway coming into Chuuk Island in Micronesia, and ended up crash-landing in a lagoon. Thanks to the efforts of local boaters who came to the stricken aircraft’s aid almost immediately, all 47 passengers on the plane are safe.
This Friday night, August 10, an empty Horizon Airlines plane crashed after it was stolen by a ground employee from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 8pm local time. After being chased by two F-15 military jets, the 76-seat plane crashed in a wooded area 40 miles away, according to CNN.
An Aeromexico flight has crashed shortly after takeoff near Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Mexico. Mexican Secretary of Communications and Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza reported the flight was carrying 97 passengers and four crew members. Government officials indicate there were no deaths in the…
A WC-130 Hercules cargo plane from the 156th Airlift Wing of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed near Savannah, Georgia, leaving at least five of as many as nine onboard dead, per officials who spoke with WBTV and an update from the Associated Press. The plane was being used on a training mission. [Update: All…
Former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash off the coast of Florida yesterday while flying the relatively new ICON A5 recreational aircraft, which has been involved in two other crashes since it went on sale in 2014.
Here’s a terrifying image that you don’t want to see out of your window mid-flight: An Airbus SE A380 superjumbo made an emergency landing over the weekend after an engine on the Air France-operated plane broke apart, according to multiple reports. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
On Friday night, something bizarre and very nearly catastrophic happened: an Air Canada flight, descending into San Francisco International Airport, tried to land on the taxiway instead of on the runway, where four other fully loaded planes sat.
A small plane carrying two passengers has crashed onto the busy 405 freeway by Irvine, CA earlier today, severely injuring the two passengers of the plane and shutting down southbound traffic on the freeway.
A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter crashed into the ocean and the pilot ejected unharmed while on approach to land on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that was briefly confused to have been off the coast of the Korean Peninsula during North Korea’s failed missile test last weekend, but wasn’t.
U.S. and Canadian authorities are rightfully spooked following a plane crash in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday night. What’s got them shook? There’s absolutely no trace than anybody actually went down with the plane, sparking one of the weirdest mysteries of the year so far.
A regional jet struck a very unlucky deer during takeoff out of Charlotte, NC, springing a fuel leak in the right wing and forcing the plane to return for an emergency landing. Birds? That makes sense. But a deer?
A Cirrus SR20 small plane crashed into a parked car near Houston’s Hobby Airport, leaving 3 people dead. All 3 of the deceased were onboard the plane when it crashed, and no other injuries were reported.
Statistically, flying is the safest way to travel and you practically have nothing to worry about, but here’s what happens when that flies out the window. Buckle up.
Accident investigators at the site of the Air Asia 8501 crash site say they have discovered tell-tale "pings" believed to be coming from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorders of the downed Airbus A320. And while they have been tracing the pings for a couple of days now, the boxes have not been located.
People who are too wimpy to skydive will often invoke a defensive phrase that goes something like, "Why would I want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" But in New Zealand on Wednesday, one of those skydiving planes was not good at all, and forced all of its occupants to bail out in a moment of despair.
Hugh and Hazel Armstrong were flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington one day in 1959, when for unknown reasons, their plane went down in a forest in Centralia, Washington. Though both passengers died, Hazel's wedding ring was found and recently returned to her family.
If you've ever asked a pilot about his or her landing, or had the nerve to actually judge it yourself, you were probably given this response: "A good landing is one that you can walk away from." Well, one Connecticut pilot is now fortunate enough to have survived two such "good landings."
Bahamas police are investigating the posting of photos of victims from the site of a recent business jet crash to social media. The Learjet 36 hit a crane at the Grand Bahama Shipyard while flying in bad weather on Sunday, November 9th, and killed 9 people.
Winter weather is hitting hard and fast in parts of the country right now. Sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice means that planes have to be de-iced before taking flight, so here's an explainer of aircraft deicing, why it's done, and the the different methods used.