April 4, 2013 4:18 AM
An investigation is ongoing into what caused a plane bound for Colorado Springs to crash in Oklahoma.
The plane had been reported missing after it left Oklahoma but never arrived in Colorado. It was registered to Neil Asting from Monument. His wife, Karen, was also on board. Authorities say both... more »
December 15, 2012 1:49 PM
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a small plane crash in Amarillo killed two people after plummeting into a field shortly after takeoff. The crash happened Friday night during high winds in the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the plane went down only 20 miles from... more »
November 22, 2012 8:29 AM
WATKINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed and burst into flames at an airport east of Denver, killing the only person aboard. Front Range Airport director Dennis Heap tells The Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/cpzs9an ) the pilot was killed while preparing to practice takeoffs and landings Wednesday... more »
September 16, 2012 5:31 PM
The people who knew George McHenry the best, his friends and family, say they are in a state of shock following his death.
McHenry passed away in a plane crash this morning at the airport in Pueblo. Pilots at the airport today were too upset to speak with us... more »
September 16, 2012 4:29 PM
According to the Pueblo County Coroner, Pueblo resident George V. McHenry, Jr. died today in a plane crash at the airport in Pueblo.
He was flying an experiemental plane, which means he built it himself.
Fellow pilots describe him as an amazing pilot, mechanic, and friend.
The... more »
September 1, 2012 7:40 PM
We are continuing to bring you the latest information on a plane crash that killed two law enforcement officers from Pueblo.
We've learned that Captain Leide Defusco with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and retired Pueblo Police Department Captain John Barger were both killed in that crash in the... more »
August 31, 2012 11:05 PM
Two local law enforcement officers have been killed in a plane crash in Pueblo County. The plane vanished just before 10 a.m. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says the wreckage was found earlier tonight about five miles southwest of Lake San Isabel in Custer County.
We're told the pilot... more »
August 27, 2012 8:14 PM
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot killed in the crash of a small plane near Steamboat Springs was from Glenwood Springs. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the pilot was identified as 36-year-old Peter Nicholas Landherr. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the 1963 Piper... more »
August 26, 2012 2:28 PM
Authorities say a pilot who crashed a small plane into an Aurora field was seriously injured. South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Chief Dan Qualman says the pilot was the only person in the single-engine plane, which crashed near the Rocking Horse subdivision at about 9:45 a.m. this morning.
The Denver... more »
August 26, 2012 11:40 AM
Authorities say a man was killed in a small plane crash in northwestern Routt County.
A sheep herder discovered the crash near Milner at about noon yesterday, and the pilot, whose name has not been released, was the only person on board. Undersheriff Ray Birch says the man is not... more »
May 14, 2012 1:20 AM
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Police says a plane with 21 people on board has crashed in Nepal's mountainous north. Police said the plane crashed while trying to land at the Jomsom Airport a popular tourist and trekking destination. It belonged to Agri Air. Police and soldiers have rushed to the... more »
December 20, 2011 7:49 AM
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Five people, including two children, were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in central Texas and authorities say weather may have played a role in the crash. Ernest Contreras of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday night just before 10 p.m.... more »
December 6, 2011 7:54 AM
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are still trying to find two of four people killed when a small plane crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains.
According to the president of Alpine Bank, three of the victims were Alpine Bank employees on their way to a company Christmas party.
... more »
November 23, 2011 5:13 PM
DENVER (AP) - Aviation investigators say pilot error probably caused a small-plane crash that killed two people in Colorado in April.
Separately, investigators say they couldn't find the cause of another small-plane crash in Colorado in December, which also killed two.
A National Transportation Safety Report dated Wednesday... more »
November 12, 2011 12:10 PM
ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a twin-engine plane crash in southern Colorado that killed its pilot.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a Cessna 337 crashed and burned on a highway south of San Luis Valley Regional Airport Thursday afternoon soon after takeoff.... more »
September 8, 2011 2:32 AM
DENVER (AP) - Two former Colorado Avalanche players were among those killed in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top hockey team. Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said Wednesday that the organization is "deeply saddened" by the deaths of Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Karlis Skrastins of Latvia. Former... more »
August 16, 2011 11:30 AM
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Fremont County authorities have identified the two people killed in a small plane crash in western Wyoming as a Colorado couple.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says the plane crash in the Wind River Range killed 71-year-old Robert A. Dawson and his 69-year-old wife, Elaine,... more »
August 6, 2011 11:17 AM
El Paso County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that a small aircraft has crashed or made a hard landing at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton. The two people who were on board were injured and taken to a local hospital. The aircraft was reported to have flipped over onto its top.... more »
July 31, 2011 7:50 AM
TRAPPER CREEK, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say four people are dead after two small float planes collided over Alaska. Alaska State trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of Saturday's crash. One of the aircraft landed safely after the accident near Trapper Creek, while... more »
July 15, 2011 6:07 AM
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - A small plane has crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains, killing the man and woman onboard.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said a person driving in a four-wheel drive vehicle in the San Juan Mountains reported finding the Cessna 150 about 50 feet off... more »
July 4, 2011 7:15 PM
A passenger injured in a plane crash that killed the pilot and may have sparked a more-than 100-acre wildfire near Wetmore is a doctor who owns several EmergiCare clinics in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Robert Hamilton suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the small plane he was in crashed near his... more »
June 30, 2011 1:56 PM
A Wisconsin man died in yesterday's plane crash near Denver yesterday.
The Adams County Coroner says he was 41-year-old Salil Sinha of Marshville.
The single-engine Cessna 182 he was piloting crashed and exploded in a vacant field in a residential area near Thornton.
The cause of the... more »
February 6, 2011 2:06 PM
DENVER (AP) - Investigators say the pilot of a small plane reported he was suffering from vertigo when he activated an airframe parachute system that carried the aircraft to the ground in Elbert County east of Denver.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot suffered minor injuries and... more »
January 20, 2011 3:43 PM
DENVER -- Investigators are studying weather conditions at the time a single-engine airplane crashed in the southern Colorado mountains and killed a doctor and a retired businesswoman from Iowa.
The National Transportation Safety Board disclosed the study in a preliminary report late Wednesday.
The report doesn't suggest any... more »
January 11, 2011 8:01 AM
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - A search and rescue crew plans to return to the site of a small plane crash in the Sangre de Christo mountain range in southern Colorado today to recover the bodies of two people.
The two people on the plane were killed when the plane... more »
January 10, 2011 9:25 PM
The NBC affiliate in Waterloo, Iowa reports a plane found crashed in Southern Colorado belongs to a Waterloo urologist.
The small Piper Malibou went down Sunday afternoon in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The wreckage was found Monday afternoon by Civil Air Patrol aircraft and Blackhawks. The plane was... more »
January 7, 2011 11:54 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A funeral service is planned this morning at Colorado Spring's U.S. Air Force Academy for a husband and wife killed in a small civilian plane crash last month.
Twenty-five-year-old Air Force Capt. Martin Anthony Riggan Jr. and his wife Nicole Riggan will be buried... more »
December 23, 2010 11:25 PM
Losing two friends in a plane crash Wednesday, around noon, at the Colorado Springs Airport hasn't really set in yet for some.
"Kind of feeling confused, not understanding why it happened," says Virginia Hornor, a friend from a local bible study group. "I think a lot of people right... more »
December 22, 2010 11:21 PM
On one of the busiest travel days of the year, some big delays in Colorado Springs. Heavy fogs and a small plane crash nearly shut things down at the airport. Around 20 delays and cancellations left many with little options. Hundreds boarded buses headed to DIA to try and catch... more »
December 16, 2010 1:47 PM
WOLCOTT, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say two people have been found dead in the wreckage of a small plane in the Colorado mountains. The Eagle County Sheriff's Department says the victims were found Thursday. Their names haven't been released.
The plane's registered owner lives in Brownwood, Texas, but it's... more »
September 13, 2010 12:52 PM
A commercial plane carrying at least 47 people crashed shortly after takeoff Monday in eastern Venezuela, and an official said at least 23 people survived.
The ATR-42 turboprop from the government-run airline Conviasa crashed near Puerto Ordaz and about 6 miles after take-off from Ciudad Guayana, Transportation Minister Francisco... more »
August 25, 2010 2:02 PM
A federal investigator says the propellers weren't working when a twin-engine Cessna crashed near Calhan Monday, killing both men aboard.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the Cessna 310 has been moved to a hangar in Greeley where the engines will be examined closely.
Authorities say... more »
August 25, 2010 8:29 AM
Federal investigators say the plane carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens had its emergency beacon separate from its mounting bracket when the aircraft crashed into a remote southwest Alaska mountainside earlier this month.
The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the Aug. 9 crash also says that the... more »
August 24, 2010 2:04 PM
The two men killed in a small plane crash in eastern El Paso County Monday have been identified. William Boecking, 76, and Daniel Saunders, 60, died when their Cessna slammed straight into the ground.
The plane crashed in a field at 30103 Washington Road in Calhan. The El Paso... more »
August 16, 2010 11:14 AM
A Boeing 737 jetliner with 131 passengers aboard crashed on landing and broke into three pieces at a Colombian island in the Caribbean early Monday. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died.
Colombian Air Force Col. David Barrero said officials were investigating reports... more »
August 11, 2010 9:36 AM
Federal investigators say weather is one factor they'll examine as they try determine the cause of Monday's plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others.
Rescuers managed to reach the site just hours after the crash, but they and the four survivors were forced... more »
August 10, 2010 3:56 PM
A former NASA spokesman says ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe survived the plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens.
Glenn Mahone says O'Keefe's teenage son, Kevin, was also among the four survivors.
The plane crashed Monday night near a remote fishing village in Alaska, killing five.... more »
August 10, 2010 2:28 PM
A spokesman for the family of Ted Stevens says the former senator has died in a plane crash in Alaska.
Mitch Rose tells The Associated Press that the family had been notified that the 86-year-old Stevens was among those killed.
Five of the nine people aboard the plane... more »
August 10, 2010 9:40 AM
A plane that crashed in Alaska has at least two high-profile passengers aboard.
A U.S. government official says former Sen. Ted Stevens is believed to have been aboard the plane. And defense contractor EADS says that one of its executives, former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe was also aboard.
... more »
August 6, 2010 8:53 AM
A federal judge in Denver has ruled on which state laws apply in a lawsuit by the families of the people killed in a 2005 crash in Colorado of a jet owned by Circuit City.
U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled Thursday that Kansas law, which limits the amount... more »
August 6, 2010 8:08 AM
Authorities say three people were killed when their small plane crashed and burned in the northern Colorado mountains while en route to California.
The Gilpin County sheriff's says the single-engine plane had taken off from Boulder before it crashed near Rollins Pass on Wednesday. The victims' names haven't been... more »
August 5, 2010 8:11 AM
The Gilpin County sheriff's office says a plane crashed in the Arapahoe National Forest, but has few details.
The sheriff's office received a call at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday of smoke on Rollins Pass Road between Nederland and Winter Park. Sheriff's officials say U.S. Forest Service employees found a... more »
August 4, 2010 12:28 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration is sending investigators to the scene of a deadly plane crash in north Phoenix.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the pilot was killed in the Wednesday morning crash. He was believed to be the only one on board. His name has not been released.
... more »
August 2, 2010 8:09 AM
Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The three people aboard are presumed dead.
The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska.
The plane crashed into the south-facing slope... more »
July 28, 2010 2:17 PM
Two men from Colorado Springs walked away from a plane crash in Manzanola Tuesday night.
Pilot Clement Silver Jr., 60,and his passenger Thomas Hoeppner, 58, were aboard a bi-plane flying from Lamar to Ellicott when they detoured because of turbulence.
Silver told Otero County Sheriff's Deputies that his... more »
July 28, 2010 8:41 AM
All 152 people aboard a Pakistani jet died when the passenger plane crashed into hills as it tried to land on Wednesday, an official told NBC News.
The head of Pakistan's civil defense body told NBC News that no one travelling aboard the Airblue flight had survived.
Earlier... more »
July 23, 2010 12:46 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard says a medical transport plane carrying five crashed into Lake Michigan and that one person has been rescued.
Petty Officer Nathaniel Parks says the plane went down shortly after 10 a.m. Friday a few miles off the shore of Ludington, Michigan.
A passenger was... more »
July 9, 2010 10:49 AM
A small plane has crashed into a remote part of Rocky Mountain National Park, injuring two people from Wisconsin. Officials say a 54-year-old man and his 18-year-old daughter suffered only minor injuries in the crash Thursday night.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says both were conscious and moving about when... more »
June 8, 2010 8:22 AM
Authorities have identified the man killed in a plane crash in western Colorado.
The Gunnison County coroner said 39-year-old William Michael Fritts of Osceola, Mo., died in the crash Sunday morning near Marble, 125 miles west of Denver.
Fritts was flying the Beech G35 when it crashed. Two... more »
June 1, 2010 8:19 AM
A man killed in a plane crash near Granbury, Texas, was from Parker.
Texas authorities say 49-year-old Michael A. Henney died in Friday's crash about a mile north of a private airstrip. Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Lonny Haschel told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Henney's wife, Suzanne,... more »
May 3, 2010 12:32 PM
Southern Indiana officials say the two people killed in plane crash near the Ohio River were a Colorado couple en route from Georgia to Kentucky.
David and Elizabeth Schump of Windsor, Colorado, died Sunday night when their turboprop Piper crashed into a soybean field.
Floyd County Coroner Leslie... more »
April 18, 2010 12:11 PM
A state funeral for Poland's president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria was held in Krakow Sunday. The couples' bodies were flown from Warsaw to Krakow early Sunday morning. A funeral mass was held at Saint Mary's Basilica in Krakow. President Kaczynski and his wife will be buried in the... more »
April 10, 2010 9:17 AM
Russian officials say Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife died Saturday along with 130 others when their plane crashed while coming in for a landing in western Russia. The governor of the Smolensk region, where the crash took place, says no one survived. A state news channel says tentative... more »
March 18, 2010 10:18 AM
Authorities rescued an injured pilot who was trapped for about eight hours in the wreckage of an experimental plane that crashed on an Indian reservation south of Phoenix.
Authorities say the pilot radioed the Glendale Airport around 9 a.m. Wednesday, saying the home-built Varieze was experiencing power failure and... more »
March 3, 2010 11:12 AM
Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who piloted a US Airways flight during its emergency water landing on the Hudson River in January of last year, is retiring Wednesday. Sullenberger, 59, joined US Airways' predecessor airline in 1980. Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, who was also on Flight 1549 when it landed in... more »
February 12, 2010 9:18 AM
The Newark-to-Buffalo trip of Continental Connection Flight 3407 ended tragically early in a fiery crash into a home last Feb. 12. Now, relatives and friends of the passengers killed plan to complete the journey.
Joined by "Miracle on the Hudson" co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, about 500 people are expected to... more »
February 10, 2010 9:02 AM
A funeral service is planned Saturday for the two brothers who were killed when two planes collided midair near Boulder Municipal Airport last Saturday. Fifty-eight-year-old Bob Matthews and his 56-year-old brother Mark Matthews were in a Cirrus SR-20 that crashed with a Piper Pawnee being flown by 25-year-old Alexander Howard... more »