September 10, 1994 |
Among those killed in the crash of USAir Flight 427 was a family of five, who were returning from the funeral of a 9-year-old relative in Chicago. "It's hard to believe that no one is coming home next door," neighbor Bruce Brindle said Friday. He had lived next to Earl and Kathleen Weaver and their three children for the last eight years in the comfortable Pittsburgh suburb of Upper St. Clair. "Their children were best friends with our three children," he said.
April 12, 1987 |
A single-engine Cessna 172 plunged into a private backyard in Ferguson Township on Saturday and all four people aboard were killed. Authorities said no one on the ground was injured and the cause of the crash was being investigated.
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.
July 31, 1989 |
Two small airplanes collided in flight Sunday and seven people were killed, moments after one of the planes had dropped sky divers at an airport festival, authorities said. One person on the ground was injured. The planes collided about a mile southwest of Queen City Airport, which was hosting a hot-air balloon festival, said Bill Vogel, area supervisor for the Federal Aviation Administration.
September 14, 1994 |
Evidence recovered from the wreck of USAir Flight 427 cast doubt Tuesday on the theory that the jet crashed because its right engine was thrown into reverse. Federal investigators determined the devices that engage an engine's thrust reversers were not deployed on the right side of the Boeing 737-300, suggesting the engine was operating normally. The devices, called locking actuators, determine the position of other actuators that control the thrust reversers, a braking mechanism.
January 5, 1989 |
An Eastern Airlines jet bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico, was delayed for more than six hours Wednesday after one of its engines stalled while taxiing and a cargo door failed to close properly, officials said. While the Lockheed L-1011 was being repaired, several passengers boarded planes to Miami for connecting flights to San Juan.