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1 year 1 month ago

Cause determined for two Colorado plane crashes

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its reports on the probable causes of two deadly plane crashes that occurred in Routt County last year. According to Steamboat Today, federal investigators say a crash at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden likely was caused by...

1 year 8 months ago

Small plane crashes east of Denver, killing 1

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...

1 year 11 months ago

Plane crashes in Steamboat

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...

1 year 11 months ago

Man seriously injured in Aurora plane crash

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...

2 years 8 months ago

Small plane crash in Texas kills 5

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....

2 years 8 months ago

April Colorado plane crash blamed on pilot error

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...

2 years 11 months ago

Two former Avs killed in plane crash

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...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Planes collide over Alaska, 4 dead

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...

3 years 1 month ago

Plane crash in Silverton kills two

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...

3 years 1 month ago

Pilot in deadly crash identified

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...

3 years 7 months ago

Plane crash funeral to be held this morning

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...

3 years 7 months ago

Friends remember plane crash victims

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Two dead in small plane crash in Eagle County

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...

3 years 11 months ago

23 survive airline crash in Venezuela

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...

3 years 11 months ago

New clue in deadly Calhan plane crash

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...

3 years 11 months ago

NTSB releases preliminary report on Alaska crash

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Calhan plane crash victims identified

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...

4 years 5 days ago

Americans aboard airline 'miracle' crash

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...

4 years 1 week ago

Weather is a focus of crash probe

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...

4 years 1 week ago

Former NASA chief survives crash

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....

4 years 2 weeks ago

Plane crashes near Rollins Pass in Colorado

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...

4 years 2 weeks ago

3 killed in national park plane crash

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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Two Colorado Springs men aboard crashed plane

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Plane crashes in Rocky Mountain National Park

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado plane crash victim identified

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado man killed in Texas plane crash

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,...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado couple dies in Indiana plane crash

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...

4 years 4 months ago

Polish president's plane crashes in Russia

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Pilot trapped under plane's wreckage for 8 hours

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Captain Sully retiring from US Airways

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...

4 years 6 months ago

NY plane crash anniversary observed with walk

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...

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