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December 1, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
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 | Geraldine Baum
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 15, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter and Erika Hayasaki
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.
February 27, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
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.
July 8, 1991 | Reuters
A small aircraft crashed Sunday on a residential street near Stapleton Airport, narrowly missing houses and injuring both men aboard, police said.
July 6, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Maeve Reston and Martha Groves
As a large passenger jet lost its tail and skidded on its belly at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, many travelers watched, stunned, from the huge windows inside a terminal. Waiting to board her flight to Phoenix, Krista Seiden saw the Asiana Boeing 777 hit the ground and slide along the tarmac before turning into "billowing smoke. " She exclaimed to those around her: "A plane just crashed!" The startled agent at the US Airways counter said: "What? Are you sure?"
December 9, 2012 | By Meg James
Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera, a popular recording artist and reality television star, is feared dead after a small plane crashed early Sunday in northern Mexico.  Mexico's Ministry of Transportation and Communications said the Learjet carrying seven people, including Rivera, was found in mountainous terrain in Nuevo Leon, just south of Monterrey. There were no survivors, authorities said. The plane left Monterrey around 3:30 a.m., following a concert that she had given, according to the Associated Press.
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