Plane crashes

May 21, 2018 - 7:22 pm
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods on Bald Mountain in Vermont's Green Mountains, killing the pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday the pilot was the only person on board the twin-engine propeller plane. He's...
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Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport on Friday. (AP Photo/Enrique de la Osa)
May 20, 2018 - 6:56 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late...
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Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 19, 2018 - 8:14 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred...
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Forensic investigators and Ministry of Interior officers sift through the remains of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
May 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board. In the first official death toll provided by authorities,...
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Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 18, 2018 - 10:20 pm
HAVANA (AP) — A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said. The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short...
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Relatives of passengers a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board wait for news near airport terminal in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
May 18, 2018 - 7:26 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the plane crash in Havana (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Official media in Cuba say all but five of the passengers on a jetliner that crashed with at least 110 people on board are Cubans. Communist Party newspaper Granma did not immediately give a nationality or...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 16, 2018, and released by a passenger who wishes to remain anonymous, ground crew are seen leaving the Sichuan Airline flight that made an emergency landing in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why the plane's cockpit windshield detached during a flight, forcing an emergency landing in an unusual mishap in one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets. (Passenger via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 4:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record. Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing,...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga. Recordings of 911 calls made moments after the large military plane crashed in Georgia show rattled motorists describing the aircraft plunging nose-first into the blacktop of a highway. One caller tells an emergency operator: “It just fell out of the sky and it's on fire right now.” Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died. (James Lavine via AP, File)
May 07, 2018 - 11:09 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In frantic 911 calls, witnesses described a military aircraft with possible engine trouble doing a nose dive onto a Georgia highway. Police in Savannah on Monday released 911 recordings from the deadly crash of a C-130 Hercules cargo plane after takeoff from the city's airport...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga. Recordings of 911 calls made moments after the large military plane crashed in Georgia show rattled motorists describing the aircraft plunging nose-first into the blacktop of a highway. One caller tells an emergency operator: “It just fell out of the sky and it's on fire right now.” Nine airmen from the Puerto Rico National Guard died. (James Lavine via AP, File)
May 07, 2018 - 4:02 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Moments after a military cargo plane crashed into a Georgia highway, rattled motorists began dialing 911 to report the large aircraft plunged nose-first into the blacktop before erupting into flames and thick smoke. "It just fell out of the sky and it's on fire right now," said...
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Juan Polanco, left, Denis Oliveras, center, and Carlos Narvaez, all childhood friends of deceased military pilot Maj. Jose Rafael Roman, gather at Roman's family home in Manati, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane being flown into retirement by an experienced crew of nine airmen plunged onto a Georgia highway. Families and friends grieved and took note of the fact that Puerto Rico's planes are the oldest in the National Guard inventory. The men said that Roman always dreamt of being a pilot and that they would sometimes joke about how old the planes were that he flew. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
May 04, 2018 - 12:04 am
MANATI, Puerto Rico (AP) — The nine men came from across the island, joined by a mission to retire one of the oldest planes in the U.S. National Guard. Together, they had nearly 170 years of service, including recent missions evacuating U.S. citizens left stranded in the Caribbean by major storms...
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