September 12, 2001 |
The first sign of trouble aboard United Flight 93 came 15 minutes after the last of three other jetliners had crashed in New York and Washington on Tuesday. A man who identified himself as a passenger, who said he was locked in one of the plane's restrooms, told emergency dispatchers by cell phone that the plane had been hijacked. Eight minutes later, at 10:06 a.m., the United Airlines jet carrying 45 people crashed in a rural field in western Pennsylvania.
June 19, 2000 |
A military plane crashed in the woods during an air show Sunday at Willow Grove Naval Air Station, killing the two people aboard, authorities said. The F-14 Tomcat was taking part in one of the final performances at the Willow Grove 2000 Sounds of Freedom show when it went down at 4:43 p.m. in a wooded area near houses outside the base, which is 15 miles north of Philadelphia. The fighter, based at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Va.
May 23, 2000 |
Investigators on Monday were looking into whether fuel problems caused both engines to fail aboard a charter plane that crashed, killing all 19 people aboard. But the probe was hampered because the cockpit voice recorder was not working at the time. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators searched for clues in the wreckage after Sunday's crash of the Executive Airlines twin-engine turboprop, which was carrying 17 passengers home from a gambling trip to Atlantic City, N.J.
May 22, 2000 |
A charter jet bringing gamblers back to the Pennsylvania Poconos from Atlantic City, N.J., plunged Sunday into the foggy hills just a few miles from their home. The pilot, co-pilot and 17 passengers died when the 1988 BA-33 Jetstream crashed into a densely wooded mountaintop near a cleared corridor of land that ran above an underground natural gas pipeline.
August 28, 1995 |
An airfield groundskeeper here shot one of his bosses to death and wounded the other, then fled in a plane, dying minutes later when it crashed and burned. Kenneth Jerolaman, 70, also shot at a neighbor of the Labate Aviation airfield before stealing the plane, authorities said. Domenic Silverio was killed in the Saturday night shooting in Kintnersville, a Philadelphia suburb. His partner, Sal Labate, 60, was hospitalized.
April 9, 1995 |
Investigators will use two jets in an experiment to try to determine whether another plane's turbulence could have caused the crash of USAir Flight 427, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday. Investigators agree that the jet's rudder moved sharply to the left, sending the plane into a steep bank before it fell nose-first to the ground. But they're not sure why the rudder moved.