Airplane crashes
Fatal helicopter crash at US Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 19:00

The Kiowa helicopter is used for military reconnaissance Four Army aviators were killed when two helicopters crashed on a training exercise, a military spokesman said.

The OH-58 Kiowa helicopters crashed after 20:00 local time in the south-west training area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Philippines plane crash sparks deadly fire
Monday, 12 December 2011 17:00

Philippines plane crashA four-seater cargo plane has crashed into a crowded Philippine slum, killing at least 13 people after it sparked a fire.

Police chief inspector Enrique Sy said the Saturday morning crash killed the pilot and co-pilot, while the rest of the victims were thought to be people on the ground.

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Tourist helicopter crashes near Las Vegas, 5 dead
Friday, 09 December 2011 18:00

Helicopter crash near Las VegasA tourist helicopter based in Las Vegas crashed near the Hoover Dam on Wednesday, killing all five people aboard, the National Park Service said.

The pilot of the helicopter and all four passengers are confirmed dead, the Lake Mead National Recreational Area said on its Twitter feed.

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Six believed dead in Arizona small plane crash
Thursday, 24 November 2011 14:42

The Superstition MountainsSix people on board a small twin-engine plane appear to have been killed when it crashed in a ball of fire on Wednesday in a remote area of the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, officials said.

Three of the presumed dead were believed to be children who were being flown to a town in Arizona for the Thanksgiving holiday, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told reporters.

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Minor injuries in Avantair Avanti crash
Saturday, 19 November 2011 14:00

Avantair Avanti crashA Piaggio Avanti P-180 twin turboprop operated by fractional provider Avantair was destroyed while attempting an emergency landing in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday when the airplane veered off the runway on touchdown and flipped over, causing minor injuries to the four people on board.

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Mexico says copter crash likely due to thick fog
Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

Helicopter crash Thick fog likely caused the helicopter crash on Friday that killed Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake and all seven others on board, the country's transportation minister said on Saturday.

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Chute deployed in Dallas Cirrus crash
Friday, 04 November 2011 15:26

Dallas Cirrus crash The pilot of a Cirrus that crashed shortly after departure from the popular Dallas-area GA airport in Addison reported a rough running engine after takeoff for a cross country flight to Houston. The pilot asked for a return to the airport.

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Pilot's inadvertent braking led to Yak-42 crash
Thursday, 03 November 2011 14:59

Yak-42 crashRussian investigators have determined that a pilot of the Yakovlev Yak-42 which crashed on departure from Yaroslavl had inadvertently been braking during the take-off roll.

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Boeing 767 crash lands in Warsaw
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 12:17

Boeing 767 crash landingA Boeing 767 carrying 230 passengers has made an emergency landing at Warsaw airport after its landing gear failed.

The plane, which was travelling from the US city of Newark, in New Jersey, landed on its belly without its wheels.

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10 final recordings of airline crashes
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:35

Cargo-crashWhen a plane crashes we can often recover the black box to determine what happened. This box keeps a recording of any talk in the cockpit. Here we present the recordings of the final moments of 10 crashes as found on the black box. Due to the nature of the recording method, some of the audio is very difficult to hear, so listen very carefully. Some content may disturb.

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