December 14, 1994 |
An American Eagle commuter plane with 20 people aboard crashed and split open Tuesday evening in a rugged, wooded area about four miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, killing 15 people. Thirteen people died at the scene and two shortly after arrival at Duke University Medical Center, authorities said. The five survivors were hospitalized and two of them had extensive injuries, a hospital official said.
September 23, 1994 |
A USAir jet crash during a thunderstorm in Charlotte in July could have been avoided if the pilots had used proper landing procedures for violent wind shifts, said an engineer with the maker of the jet. Flight 1016 crashed into the woods on July 2 after the aircraft aborted a landing during a thunderstorm, killing 37 of the 57 people on board. William Rickard of the aerodynamics-acoustics unit of Douglas Aircraft Co.
August 30, 1994 |
The pilots of USAir Flight 1016 missed a wind-shear warning for Charlotte-Douglas International airport seconds before the DC-9 crashed and killed 37 passengers, tapes revealed. While approaching the airport in a driving rainstorm July 2, the crew had switched from one tower radio frequency to another shortly before the warning was issued, said Phil Loftin, manager of the air traffic control tower. Twenty people, including Capt. Michael Greenlee and First Officer James Hayes, survived.
July 6, 1994 |
The captain and first officer who survived the crash of a USAir flight told investigators on Tuesday that they tried to avoid storm pockets as they landed the plane and did not hear an on-board alarm warning of a dangerous wind shear. Capt. Michael R. Greenlee and First Officer James Hayes were "cooperative and very helpful" in separate interviews with National Transportation Safety Board investigators, said John Hammerschmidt, an NTSB board member.
July 5, 1994 |
A powerful thunderstorm--and the violent, shearing wind that it may have spawned--were prime suspects Monday as several investigators probed the charred wreckage for clues on why a USAir jetliner crashed Saturday night, killing 37 of the 57 people aboard. It was typically hot, muggy weather here on the Fourth of July, and the going was slow and tedious for the two dozen specialists brought in by the National Transportation Safety Board to study the crash.
July 4, 1994 |
The death toll climbed to 37 Sunday as federal officials finished the grim task of extracting bodies from the wreckage of a USAir jetliner that crashed here Saturday night. The other 20 people aboard the plane remained hospitalized Sunday with injuries ranging from superficial to critical. The DC-9 jet carrying 52 passengers and a crew of five on Flight 1016 from Columbia, S.C.
July 3, 1994 |
A USAir jetliner feeling its way through a thunderstorm Saturday at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport tried at the last moment to turn and climb but crashed instead into a house and burned, killing at least 19 of the 55 people aboard. Hospital officials said at least two people inside the home were injured and that one person driving past was hurt by flying debris. At 11:20 p.m.
June 22, 1994 |
A collision between an Air Force F-16D jet fighter and a C-130 cargo plane last March in North Carolina, in which 23 servicemen were killed and 100 were injured, was caused mainly by the mistakes of an inexperienced Air Force air controller, a formal investigation has found.
June 21, 1994 |
A small plane loaded with about 40 bales of marijuana crashed and burned in the mountains as authorities chased the pilot at extremely low altitudes. Authorities found no trace of the pilot, and most of the marijuana was destroyed in the crash Sunday. Authorities believe the plane had traveled from Jamaica.
March 24, 1994 |
Sixteen people were killed and 82 injured Wednesday when an Air Force fighter jet collided with a military cargo plane above Pope Air Force Base here and debris from the wreckage careened into a transport plane on the ground. Air Force officials said the two pilots aboard the F-16D fighter jet ejected safely, and the C-130 cargo plane was able to land safely with five crew members aboard.