December 1, 2013 |
About this time of year there are precious few hours of daylight in the small town of St. Mary's in faraway western Alaska, and so it was already dark and frigid by the time paramedics arrived at the wreckage of a Cessna 208 airplane outside town. What they found Friday night was tragic: The plane carrying 10 people had crashed on a snowy slope, killing the pilot and three passengers - one of them an infant. But rescuers say there could have been more casualties if it weren't for the courage of one survivor - the infant's mother - who climbed out of the wreckage and trudged through the dark and icy fog to find rescuers, who had set out from town into the wilderness to look for the crash.
February 13, 2009 |
A commuter airplane crashed into a house in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday and burst into flames, killing all 48 people aboard and at least one person on the ground, authorities said. Continental Connection Flight 3407 had left Newark, N.J., when it crashed in the town of Clarence Center, about six miles short of Buffalo Niagara International Airport, authorities said.
February 27, 2014 |
Federal officials will investigate the crash of a twin-engine plane shortly after takeoff from Lanai Airport in Hawaii, killing three people and leaving three injured. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate what happened to the Piper PA31 craft which crashed then burned shortly after takeoff around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said in an email to the Los Angeles Times. The NTSB will be the lead investigative agency, he said.
February 15, 2009 |
A cold breeze carried the acrid scent of smoke across this suburban Buffalo neighborhood Saturday as workers began the process of recovering bodies from the wreckage of Continental Flight 3407, a commuter plane that crashed into a home three nights ago. Officials said it would take at least another three to four days until all of the victims' remains could be removed from the charred plane, which sits on top of the crushed white frame house with green trim on Long Street.
July 8, 1991 |
A small aircraft crashed Sunday on a residential street near Stapleton Airport, narrowly missing houses and injuring both men aboard, police said.
March 7, 1986 |
A plane crashed during a trip to a game park in southwest Kenya, killing all nine West German tourists aboard and the Kenyan pilot, officials said today.