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Four Dead, Two injured After Airplane Plows Into Riverside, California Neighborhood

A private airplane carrying a family crashed into a pair of Riverside, California, homes Monday afternoon, killing four people and injuring at least two others. Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore told the Associated Press that the airplane was carrying a husband, wife, and three teenagers. Authorities were able to get some information early in their investigation because one of the teenagers, a female, was thrown from the aircraft on impact and received only minor injuries. Witnesses said the girl crawled out from one of the damaged homes asking for help. The airplane had departed Riverside Municipal Airport at 4:40 p.m. ... Read More

NTSB Report of Deadly Tucson Plane Crash  Describes Short, Erratic Flight

Federal investigators have released a preliminary reported on a plane crash at Tucson International Airport Jan. 23 that killed two Arizona men. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report describes the twin turboprop Beechcraft 300 flying erratically upon takeoff from the airport at 12:32 p.m. A witness observed the airplane taking off from runway 11L then pitch up rapidly in the initial climb. “At an altitude between 100-150 feet above the runway, the airplane suddenly yawed to the left while maintaining a nose-up pitch attitude,” the report said. “The airplane then appeared to slow down such that he believed it ... Read More

Wrongful Death Suit Blames Airplane Crash on Defective Air Pressurization System

The son of a couple who died when their private airplane crashed into the Caribbean Sea between Cuba and Jamaica has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the airplane’s manufacturer and several affiliated companies, alleging a defective cabin pressurization system caused the crash. Kenneth Glazer, the youngest son of Larry and Jane Glazer, both of whom were 68, filed the lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court Aug. 30. He seeks damages for all beneficiaries of his parents’ estate, including their two other children. On Sept. 5, 2014, the day of the crash, the Glazers departed from Rochester International Airport ... Read More

NTSB Pushes For Better Slippery Runway Rules in Wake of Delta 1086 Crash

Federal accident investigators are urging commercial jet manufacturers and U.S. aviation regulators to do more to prevent airplanes from sliding off slippery runways during landing. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its recommendations Tuesday in response to the March 2015 crash of a Delta Airlines jet at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. In that incident, the airplane – a McDonnell Douglas MD-88 jet carrying 132 people – veered off a snowy runway and skidded thousands of feet before plowing into an embankment. NTSB investigators concluded the probable cause of the crash of Delta Flight 1086 from Atlanta was pilot error ... Read More

NTSB: Contaminated Fuel Manifold Caused Deadly Airplane Crash On Atlanta Interstate

The deadly crash of a private airplane on an Atlanta interstate last year that killed four people and a dog was caused by debris that choked the fuel manifold in the airplane’s engine, resulting in a loss of power, federal investigators said Tuesday. “Post-accident testing of the fuel manifold showed that it was not operating normally and was contaminated with debris,” the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states in its final report of the May 8, 2015, crash that killed pilot Greg Byrd, his sons Christopher and Phillip, Christopher’s fiancée, Jackie Kulzer, and their dog. “The composition of debris and ... Read More

Man Taking First Flight, Pilot, Die In New Orleans Sightseeing Flight Crash

A Baton Rouge artist who pushed past his fear of flying and took his first airplane ride was one of two people killed when the sightseeing aircraft crashed into Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night after a nighttime tour of New Orleans. Reginald Hillard, 25, a tattoo artist and rapper, received the “Big Easy Lights at Night” sightseeing flight as a surprise gift from his girlfriend, Briana Davis. The flight was the first time Mr. Hillard had ever been in an airplane. “I ain’t never been this close to a plane before,” Mr. Hillard says as he approaches the airplane in an ... Read More

Airplane Crash Near Tuscaloosa Kills Three Couples Returning From Medical Conference

TUSCALOOSA, ALA – The Oxford, Miss., community is in shock and mourning after an airplane crash near Tuscaloosa, Ala., killed six members of its medical community Sunday morning. Authorities in Tuscaloosa and Northport reported that air traffic controllers received a distress call from a private airplane around 11:10. Rescue crews were prepared to assist at the runway at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport but the airplane never showed. Inside the airplane were Oxford dentist Dr. Jason Farese, presumed to be the pilot, and his wife Dr. Lea Farese, also a dentist. The couple owned Farese Family Dental in Oxford. Also on board the ... Read More

Medical Transport Airplane Crash In Northern California Kills Four

Federal investigators arrived at the scene of a medical transport airplane crash that occurred early Friday morning in wooded area near McKinleyville, Calif., killing all four people aboard. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) public information officer Eric Weiss said that investigators started collecting evidence at the crash site Sunday and will release a preliminary report in seven to ten business days. The Piper Cheyenne airplane was owned and operated by Cal-Ore Life Flight, a unit of Reach Air Medical Services. The aircraft was flying from Jack McNamara Field at Crescent City Airport to Oakland International Airport. According to the Federal ... Read More

NTSB: Failure To De-Ice Caused Deadly Maryland Airplane Crash That Killed Six

Pilot error was the root cause of a horrific 2014 airplane crash in Gaithersburg, Md., that killed six people, including a mother and her two young sons on the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the pilot of the airplane, Dr. Michael Rosenberg, who was the president and CEO of Durham, N.C.-based Health Decisions, failed to de-ice the airplane on its approach to Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg. An accumulation of ice on the wings caused the airplane to stall and it was flying too low at that point to recover, the NTSB said. “The pilot did not use the ... Read More

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Deadly Kauai Skydiving Airplane Crash

Federal investigators have released a preliminary report on an airplane crash that killed five men shortly after takeoff on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, May 23. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators have spoken with multiple witnesses who reported that the Cessna 182H “made a sudden right turn, descended, and impacted with (the ground),” where it became engulfed in fire. The airplane, which was registered to D&J Air Adventures, was about 150 feet above ground when it suddenly banked and descended, the NTSB said. The wreckage was taken to a facility on the island for further analysis. Records show ... Read More