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November 21, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf and Mike Reicher, Times Staff Writers
A small private plane crashed into the water off Newport Beach on Sunday evening, killing at least three people, Newport Beach police said. "Whether or not we have more victims, I don't know," Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Burdette said. The single-engine Beechcraft Musketeer was traveling from Mexico to Torrance when the crash occurred at about 5:45 p.m., according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Burdette said the pilot knew the plane was in trouble and had radioed that he wanted to try to land on the street near the Fashion Island shopping mall.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
February 20, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
The pilots of a UPS cargo jet killed in a crash in August had complained about the company's work schedules but also made mistakes shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, a National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearing was told Thursday. Flight 1354 was en route to Birmingham, Ala., from Louisville, Ky., a hub for the package delivery company. The pilots were completing their third flight since reporting to work the previous day in Illinois, according to information at the one-day hearing.
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.
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.
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