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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.
September 2, 2013 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO - In an old cemetery, where few headstones have been added since the '50s, a large crowd gathered Monday for a memorial that was 65 years in the making and shepherded home by a Woody Guthrie song. "Today we are here to right a wrong," said Fresno Roman Catholic Bishop Armando X. Ochoa. On a morning in 1948, a plane chartered by U.S. Immigration Services, carrying 32 people, including 28 farmworkers, left Oakland bound for the Mexican border. It went down in a fireball over Los Gatos Canyon, near the oil fields of Coalinga.
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.
March 18, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
When a plane crashed into a neighborhood in South Bend, Ind., on Sunday, it took the lives of two men, one of whom was former  University of Oklahoma star quarterback Steve Davis, officials said Monday morning. Davis, 60, and Wesley Caves, 58, were both on a Hawker Beechcraft jet headed out of Tulsa, Okla., when the plane apparently suffered electrical problems. The plane, which had four passengers, briefly touched down in South Bend, took off again and then crashed into a neighborhood just southeast of South Bend Regional Airport, ultimately landing in a home, local media reported.
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?"
May 25, 2013 | By Michael Mello
Search and rescue crews focused on a pond and a wooded area of Fulton County in upstate New York on Saturday as they looked for a volunteer pilot missing in a small plane crash that killed two people being ferried for medical treatment. Authorities found the plane's two passengers near the crash site late Friday afternoon in a wooded area around Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany. The twin-engine Piper PA-34 was on a mission for Angel Flight, a service in which pilots volunteer their time and planes to transport patients for medical treatment.
May 4, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- Rescue teams found remains of two crew members Saturday morning at the site of a U.S. military plane crash in Kyrgyzstan, an official said. “Fragments of two bodies have already been found as we are continuing the search,” Abisharip Bekilov, spokesman for the Kyrgyzstan Emergency Ministry, said in a phone interview from Bishkek, the capital of the former Soviet country in Central Asia. “Rescue workers in the field are still looking for black boxes [flight recorders]
July 7, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf
Passengers traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco airports continued Sunday to face major disruptions because of flight cancellations and delays in the wake of a deadly crash of an Asiana Airlines jetliner. One-third of Sunday's scheduled flights between the two cities were canceled, and the remaining trips were experiencing severe delays, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Suey Castle said. "It's going to take at least another day or two days to get back to normal," Suey Castle said.
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