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Christmas Eve Plane Crash Kills Five Near Lakeland, Florida

Federal authorities are investigating a Christmas Eve private plane crash in Bartow, Florida, that killed all five people aboard. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters that the Cessna 340 crashed about 7:15 a.m. as it was taking off from Bartow Municipal Airport, just south of Lakeland, Florida. The plane was headed to Key West for a Christmas Eve day trip. The plane crash killed Lakeland lawyer John Shannon, 70, who was piloting the plane, his daughters Victoria Shannon, 26, and Olivia, 24, Victoria’s husband Peter Worthington Jr., 27, and family friend Krista Clayton, a 32-year-old schoolteacher and mother of ... Read More

NTSB Investigating Deadly Charter Airplane Crash Near San Diego

Federal investigators are looking for answers in an airplane crash that destroyed a San Diego-area home Saturday evening, killing two passengers and a dog on the ground. According to NBC 7 San Diego, a single-engine Beechcraft charter plane operated by Altitude Aviation of Hermosa Beach crashed into the back of a Clairemont, California home around 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9. The explosion the airplane crash created and ensuing fire destroyed the home and everything inside. Four people including the pilot were aboard the charter plane. The airplane crash killed two of the passengers. The pilot and another passenger survived with injuries. ... Read More

MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Killed in Florida Plane Crash

A plane crash Tuesday, Nov. 7, killed former major league pitcher Roy Halladay, who pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays for 16 consecutive seasons until 2013, officials in Pasco County, Florida, confirmed. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said in a Tuesday news conference that Mr. Halladay, 40, was killed when his single-engine ICON A5 airplane went down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Holiday, Florida around noon. It was unclear at the time of the press conference whether there were others aboard the small aircraft. Mr. Halladay proudly tweeted pictures of his 2018 A5 ... Read More

Plane Crash That Killed Couple Featured on HGTV Under Investigation

Federal investigators said that a full review of a plane crash that killed three people near Savannah, Georgia, Aug. 28 is underway but the probe could take more than a year to conclude. The plane crash killed pilot Randy Hunter and his passengers Byron and Catherine Cocke, who were featured on an episode of HGTV’s My Big Amazing Renovation, which followed the renovation of their family home. The episode, titled “Going Big in Georgia,” aired in 2011. Mr. Hunter, 39, took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport about 8:30 a.m. with the Cockes aboard. Shortly after takeoff, Mr. Hunter reported ... Read More

Hawaii Plane Crash Kills Four, Witnesses Report Problems

Four bodies have been recovered from a private airplane that crashed in a remote region in the mountains of Oahu, Hawaii, Friday, July 28 while on a “round robin pleasure flight,” according to investigators. Lyssa Chapman, who appeared with her parents Beth and Duane “Dog” Chapman on the hit reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, was friends with the crash victims and reported them missing. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the Beech 19A Musketeer Sport left Honolulu International Airport using visual flight rules (VFR) to fly around the island. A spokesperson for Ms. Chapman said the plane was piloted by ... 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

Satellite website allows everyone to join search for missing Malaysia flight, crashed planes, oil spills

Anyone who has used Google Earth or Google Maps to navigate the globe has seen the work of DigitalGlobe, an earth imaging company that provides high-resolution satellite images of the earth’s surface to a spectrum of clients including the U.S. military, the oil industry, Google, and Apple. Now, thanks to DigitalGlobe’s images and a “crowdsourcing” platform the company acquired last April, anyone can join in search efforts for airplane crashes, oil spills, lifeboats, tsunami debris, wildfires, and other points of interest that can sometimes evade conventional search efforts. According to the Daily Beast, DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform “Tomnod” is “entirely user-driven” ... Read More

Former Sooners star QB killed in small plane crash in Indiana neighborhood

Residents of a northern Indiana neighborhood were shocked Sunday afternoon when a Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet plane clipped a house and crashed into two others. Today the community was stunned to learn one of the plane’s passengers who died in the crash was Steve Davis, who played quarterback at the University of Oklahoma when the school won back-to-back National Championship titles in 1974 and 1975. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Davis was one of two people killed in the plane crash. The other man killed was Wesley Caves, who owned the plane. He has a pilot’s ... Read More

Deadly Reno air crash blamed on worn lock nuts, unsafe plane modifications

A September 2011 airplane crash at a Reno, Nevada, air show that killed 11 people and injured more than 60 others was the result of worn-out and poorly maintained parts that came apart under the pressure of flying the plane at an unprecedented speed, federal investigators concluded this week. According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) report, several lock nuts on the airplane’s left trim tab, a section of the tail, had not been replaced in at least 26 years. The weathered nuts failed to keep the tail screws secure, a condition that investigators said may have threatened the ... Read More

Mississippi airplane crash kills Ole Miss student and her parents

A University of Mississippi student and her parents died July 8 when their single-engine Piper Cherokee Lance airplane broke apart in the air and crashed near Tupelo. Caroline Bartley, a 20-year-old sophomore majoring in biology, was returning to Ole Miss after spending time with her family at their vacation home in the North Carolina mountains. Although investigators don’t know for certain who was piloting the airplane when it crashed, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that James Bartley Jr., Caroline’s father, had his pilot’s license. Dr. Bartley was a partner in a Columbus, Georgia podiatry practice. His wife Terry Bartley was ... Read More