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Plane crash

Dutch report: Russian-developed missile downed airliner in Ukraine

MOSCOW — A Russian-developed Buk missile struck Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 less than a yard from the cockpit, causing the plane to break up over eastern Ukraine so quickly that it is likely the nearly 300 people aboard “were barely able to comprehend the situation” before they perished, Dutch...

Date: 10/13/2015 | Nation & World

Pilot killed in small plane crash at Deer Park

DEER PARK — The pilot of a small plane has died after the plane he was flying crashed near Spokane.Emergency personnel responded to the crash near the Deep Park airport Friday morning.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Northwest

Idaho high court revives chopper crash lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Supreme Court has revived a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Idaho Department of Fish and Game after a helicopter crash that killed the pilot and two agency biologists.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Northwest

2 injured in small plane crash at Port Townsend golf course

PORT TOWNSEND — Fire officials say two people were injured in a small plane crash at a Port Townsend golf course.KCPQ-TV reported the crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the Discovery Bay Golf Course.

Date: 09/28/2015 | Northwest

Men aboard ill-fated floatplane came from across U.S. to fish

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The 10 men came from across the United States for what should have been a thrilling Alaska adventure. Instead, their plans were cut short by tragedy.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest

Fishing lodge's floatplane crashes in Alaska; 3 dead, 7 hurt

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A floatplane carrying fishing guides and clients crashed Tuesday near a scenic lake in rural southwest Alaska, killing three clients from California and Pennsylvania and injuring all seven other people on board, some critically, authorities said.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Northwest

Boeing 777 catches fire in Las Vegas; minor injuries

LAS VEGAS — An engine on a London-bound British Airways jet caught fire Tuesday while the plane was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, shooting flames from the side of the jet and forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Nation & World

2 killed in small plane crash near Oregon airport

PORTLAND, Ore. — A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an Oregon airport on Labor Day, killing the pilot and his grandfather.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Northwest

New York Air Show opens after stunt pilot's death

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — The first-ever New York Air Show opened Saturday with a moment of silence and tributes to mark the death a day earlier of a Texas stunt pilot killed when he crashed during practice.

Date: 08/28/2015 | Nation & World

Small planes in deadly crash didn’t try to avoid collision

SAN DIEGO — A witness said the two planes that crashed midair over southern San Diego County earlier this month, killing five people, took no apparent action to avoid each other, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released Thursday.

Date: 08/27/2015 | Nation & World

Planes collide at Swiss airshow, killing 1 pilot

BERLIN — One pilot died when two small planes collided in the air and crashed at an airshow in northern Switzerland on Sunday, police said.The two planes were part of a formation of three and they crashed around 11:15 a.m. after they touched each other in the air,...

Date: 08/23/2015 | Nation & World

7 parachutists die, 31 survive as planes collide

PRAGUE — Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair Thursday over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said. Thirty-one others on board survived by jumping out with their parachutes.The crash took place Thursday morning at 0720 GMT (2:20...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World

Coroner identifies 2 victims of plane crash near Oroville

OKANOGAN — The Okanogan County coroner has identified the two victims of the plane that crashed near Oroville.Coroner Dave Rodriguez says Albert Losvar, 88, of Loomis, and Brian Downing, 62, of Surrey, British Columbia, died in Thursday’s crash.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest

5 dead in midair collision of small planes near San Diego

SAN DIEGO — A federal investigator says the death toll in Sunday’s midair collision in Southern California has risen to five.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Nation & World

1 killed, 1 hurt in small plane crash on Long Island railway

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. — A small, single-engine plane crashed on to a Long Island railroad crossing Sunday, killing the pilot, injuring a passenger and shutting down service on a branch of the nation’s busiest commuter rail line, officials said.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Nation & World

Searchers spot wreckage of missing Indonesia passenger plane

JAYAPURA, Indonesia — A search plane has spotted the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger plane that went missing with 54 people onboard, rescue officials said Monday.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Nation & World

Indonesia rescuers head to mountains in missing plane search

By Alfian KartonoAssociated PressJAYAPURA, Indonesia — Search planes were hunting Monday for an airliner carrying 54 that went missing during a short flight in bad weather in Indonesia’s mountainous easternmost province of Papua, with rescuers...

Date: 08/16/2015 | Nation & World

Fire sparked by fatal plane crash near Oroville burns buildings

SEATTLE — A wildfire ignited by a plane crash that killed two people in a rugged area of northern Washington state chased hundreds of people from their homes Friday and burned 10 to 12 buildings, including residences, authorities said.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Northwest

Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

Bin Laden relatives die in plane crash

LONDON — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed when a private plane crashed in Britain, police and the Saudi embassy said Saturday.

Date: 08/02/2015 | Nation & World

Suspected 777 part arrives in France

BALMA, France — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Nation & World

Man describes finding 777 part on Reunion Island

SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he said he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand.The fragment may be the first clue to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a...

Date: 07/30/2015 | Nation & World

Medical examiner IDs Minnesota couple found in crashed plane

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County medical examiner’s office says two bodies found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in northern Washington state have been confirmed to be those of a Minnesota couple.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Northwest

Bellingham teen says she tried to save step-grandparents in plane crash

SEATTLE — The teenager who survived a small plane crash in the North Cascades said she burned herself trying to pull her step-grandparents from the burning wreckage.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Northwest

Authorities can’t ID victims killed with Bellingham teen survivor

SEATTLE — The two people who died in a small plane crash that prompted a teenage survivor to hike to safety from a rugged mountainside in the North Cascades were killed “instantaneously or quick” and were burned beyond recognition, a deputy coroner said Thursday.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Northwest

Teen who survived plane crash arrives home; searchers find wreckage

SEATTLE — Ground search crews headed to the wreckage early Wednesday of a small airplane that crashed into a Washington state mountainside over the weekend.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Northwest

‘I was the only one’

Lone crash survivor, 16, walks out of woods

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

Navy helicopters continue search for plane wreckage

SEATTLE — A Washington state Transportation Department spokeswoman says Navy helicopters continued the search Monday evening for a light plane carrying three people that crashed in north-central Washington. A teenage girl survived the weekend crash and walked out to find help. The fate of her two...

Date: 07/13/2015 | Northwest

Girl who survived plane crash found by motorist, brought to Mazama, WA

SEATTLE — A teenage girl who survived a small-plane crash in the craggy, thickly forested mountains of north-central Washington state emerged from the wilderness after hiking “for a couple of days” and was picked up by a motorist who drove her to safety, authorities said Monday. But the fate of her...

Date: 07/13/2015 | Northwest

Could sonars have missed downed Malaysia 777?

CANBERRA, Australia — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even...

Date: 07/04/2015 | Nation & World

Pilot in deadly Taiwan crash described as hasty

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday.A...

Date: 07/03/2015 | Nation & World

2 injured when small plane crashes on Whidbey Island

WHIDBEY ISLAND — The Island County sheriff’s office says two people were injured when their small plane crashed into a tree on Whidbey Island.

Date: 06/30/2015 | Northwest

Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

JUNEAU, Alaska — A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft’s pilot.

Date: 06/27/2015 | Northwest

Small plane crashes, hits woman on ground near Quincy

QUINCY — Authorities in Grant County say a small single-engine plane crashed as it was trying to take off from a road, hitting a Quincy woman who standing along the road taking pictures of the flight.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Northwest

Plane carrying 9 crashes on Alaska cliff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A sightseeing float plane carrying eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot crashed against the granite rock face of a southeast Alaska cliff Thursday, and rescuers were trying to reach the site 800 feet above a lake to determine if there were survivors.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Northwest

Paine Field plane fatality victim identified

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died in a small plane crash at Paine Field last week as George E. Luck of Everett.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News

Germanwings co-pilot feared going blind

PARIS — Fearing he was going blind, the co-pilot who slammed a Germanwings jet into the Alps took sick days at work, upped his dosage of an antidepressant, and reached out to doctors, but they didn’t tell his employer they thought he was unfit to fly because of German privacy laws, a French...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Nation & World

Olympia man dies in small plane crash in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The body of a missing Yute Air pilot was found inside the upside-down wreckage of a small plane that had just been equipped with a new engine, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Northwest

Airbus A400M crash linked to ‘assembly’ problem

PARIS — Airbus said it's too early to tell the causes of a deadly crash of an A400M military plane, after one of its top executives reportedly said flight recorder data pointed to a problem in final assembly.German newspaper Handelsblatt on Friday quoted Airbus...

Date: 05/29/2015 | Business Wire

Spokane Marine died in crash; concerns raised about Marines’ new plane

HONOLULU — A military plane crash that killed a Marine and injured several other service members during a training exercise in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns about the Marine Corps’ new airplane-and-helicopter hybrid.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest

No survivors in Marine chopper crash in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared this week during a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.

Date: 05/15/2015 | Nation & World

Dive teams pull crashed plane out of Spokane River

SPOKANE — Dive teams have pulled the plane that crashed just north of Felts Field out of the Spokane River.

Date: 05/09/2015 | Northwest

Crews continue to fight NE Wash. fire started after helicopter crash

ORIENT — A wildfire that started after a logging helicopter crashed in northeast Washington has held at about 70 acres.

Date: 05/09/2015 | Northwest

4 die in Airbus military transport plane crash

MADRID — A military transport plane crashed near Seville airport in southwestern Spain on Saturday, killing four crew members and injuring two seriously, officials said.The crash of the Airbus A400M, that...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Nation & World

Autopsies: 2 men in Spokane plane crash died of impact injuries

SPOKANE — Autopsies show that two men killed when a small plane crashed into the Spokane River died of blunt impact chest injuries, the Spokane County medical examiner’s office said Friday.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest

Helicopter crashes in NE Wash. starts fire; pilot survives

ORIENT — About 100 firefighters are battling a 50-acre wildfire near the town of Orient in northeast Washington that was ignited when a logging helicopter crashed.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest

Logging helicopter crashes in NE Wash.; pilot in stable condition

ORIENT — Officials say a helicopter being used for logging crashed Thursday near the town of Orient in northeast Washington. The female pilot has been rescued.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Northwest

Plane with 2 aboard crashes into Spokane River

SPOKANE, Wash. — A light plane with two men aboard crashed and sank Thursday afternoon in the Spokane River in Spokane.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Northwest

Report: Germanwings crash co-pilot tried slow descent before

PARIS — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Dusseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.

Date: 05/06/2015 | Nation & World

Pilot of small plane that crashed in Oregon was from Vancouver, Wash.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The pilot of a small plane that crashed on a flight from Oregon’s Willamette Valley to southwest Washington has been positively identified as a 41-year-old Vancouver, Washington man.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Northwest

Wreckage of small plane, body found in Oregon’s Cascade foothills

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Linn County sheriff’s office says searchers looking for a missing small plane have found wreckage and a body in the foothills of the Cascade Range.

Date: 04/24/2015 | Northwest

Small plane crashes after takeoff in Puyallup

PUYALLUP, Wash. — A small plane crashed just after taking off from the THUN Field in Puyallup.King 5 reported the plane crashed Saturday morning in a field near the South Hill LA fitness.

Date: 04/18/2015 | Northwest

Search area for 777 could expand

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until it is...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Nation & World

Prosecutors: Lubitz studied suicide methods, cockpit security

BERLIN — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before he flew the plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people, German prosecutors said Thursday.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Nation & World

Pilot proficiency test leaves 2 dead

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The crash of a plane near an airport that killed two people over the weekend occurred during a routine flight review to test a pilot's flying proficiency.Police in Chester County's West Goshen Township identified the victims of Sunday's crash as...

Date: 04/01/2015 | Nation & World

Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

BERLIN — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a “serious depressive episode,” the German airline said Tuesday.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Nation & World

Germanwings pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies

MARSEILLE, France — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said Monday.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Nation & World

Airbus pilot visited crash site as a child

SISTERON, France — The German co-pilot accused of crashing an Airbus passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club.Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of...

Date: 03/28/2015 | Nation & World

Airbus pilot may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day...

Date: 03/28/2015 | Nation & World

Airbus pilot used ax on locked cockpit door

In a last-ditch attempt to enter the cockpit, the pilot of doomed Germanwings Flight 9525 used an ax to try to break down the reinforced door moments before the plane slammed into the French Alps, reports said Friday.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Nation & World

European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Europe’s aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in the cockpit to crash the plane.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Nation & World

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Nation & World

Suicidal pilots: What can be done?

WASHINGTON — The suspected intentional destruction of a Germanwings jet by a pilot shows the need for new protections against suicidal crew members, a threat emerging as one of the worst in modern aviation, accident investigators say.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Business Wire

Airbus crash deliberate, officials say

PARIS — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Nation & World

Co-pilot who crashed jet said to have been ‘very happy’ with job

MONTABAUR, Germany — Andreas Lubitz never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, according to those who taught him the trade as a teenager in this town in the woody hills of Western Germany.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Nation & World

NYT: Pilot locked out of Germanwings cockpit

A pilot who flew the A320 for six years said the cockpit has safeguards in case one pilot inside becomes incapacitated while the other is outside. Normally, he said, someone trying to get inside the cockpit requests access and a camera feed lets the pilot decide whether to accept or...

Date: 03/25/2015 | Nation & World

Spanish, German towns tied together in plane crash tragedy

HALTERN, Germany — They were supposed to be the lucky ones — the 14 girls and two boys chosen by a lottery from dozens of 10th graders in their high school to go on a weeklong exchange program in Spain.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Nation & World

American crash victims: US government contractor, daughter

WASHINGTON — Two Americans presumed to have died in the plane crash in the southern French Alps include a U.S. government contractor and her daughter, The Associated Press has learned.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Nation & World

Black box offers no clue to why German jet crashed in Alps

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — French investigators cracked open a mangled black box and extracted audio from its cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, but gleaned no explanation for why a German plane dropped unexpectedly and smashed into a rugged Alpine mountain, killing all 150 on...

Date: 03/25/2015 | Nation & World

German airliner crashes in Alps; 150 feared dead

PARIS — All 150 people on board the Germanwings flight travelling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf that crashed Tuesday over the French Alps are dead, French officials said.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Nation & World

Harrison Ford injured in vintage plane crash

LOS ANGELES — Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.

Date: 03/05/2015 | Nation & World

Pilot injured in Spokane plane crash dies

SPOKANE — The Canadian pilot of a small plane that crashed Sunday in Spokane has died.

Date: 02/24/2015 | Northwest

Pilot hospitalized after small plane crash in Spokane

SPOKANE — A small plane crashed into a railroad overpass east of downtown Spokane, critically injuring the pilot.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Northwest

Investigators: Human error caused Idaho Guard chopper crash

BOISE, Idaho — Military investigators say human error caused an Idaho Army National Guard helicopter to crash during a November training mission near the Boise airport, leading to the death of two pilots on board.

Date: 02/07/2015 | Northwest

Taiwan tests pilots after deadly crash

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The dozens of pilots who operate TransAsia Airways' ATR propeller-jets began proficiency tests on Saturday, three days after one of the carrier's ATRs crashed into a river, killing at least 40 people.

Date: 02/07/2015 | Nation & World

Was Taiwan airliner doomed from the start?

TAIPEI, Taiwan — From the start of the flight in Taiwan's capital, survivor Huang Jin-sun suspected trouble."There was some sound next to me. It did not feel right shortly after takeoff. The engine did not feel right," the 72-year-old man told ETTV...

Date: 02/06/2015 | Nation & World

Mayday call issued in Taiwan crash that killed 31

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The pilot in TransAsia Airways Flight 235 said "mayday, mayday, engine flameout" moments before the propjet banked sharply and crashed into a river, aviation officials said Thursday, but they declined comment on a possible cause for the accident.

Date: 02/03/2015 | Nation & World

Pilot lost in Hood Canal not ID’d, but Tacoma plane missing

SEABECK — Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in the Hood Canal.The Coast Guard says it has notified the pilot’s family, but it is not releasing his name.

Date: 01/27/2015 | Northwest

First attempt to lift AirAsia jet’s fuselage fails

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner nearly to the water’s surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the lifting balloons deflated Saturday, a setback in the effort to recover more of the victims’ remains.

Date: 01/25/2015 | Nation & World

Divers search AirAsia fuselage for bodies

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Indonesian navy divers were trying to find and retrieve bodies Thursday believed to be trapped inside a large chunk of the AirAsia jet's fuselage, an official said.

Date: 01/14/2015 | Nation & World

Divers retrieve 2nd black box from AirAsia crash

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane’s second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea, giving investigators the essential tools they need to start piecing together what brought Flight 8501 down.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World

What clues black boxes can offer in the Airasia crash

NEW YORK — Investigators trying to figure out why AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28 might now have the tools they need to provide answers.

Date: 01/12/2015 | Nation & World

Divers find AirAsia black boxes, retrieve 1 of them

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Nation & World

AirAsia jet’s tail recovered, no black boxes found

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — A day after the tail of the crashed AirAsia plane was fished out of the Java Sea, the search for the missing black boxes intensified Sunday with more pings heard.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Nation & World

AirAsia jet's tail hoisted from sea

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — A tail section from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea late last month, killing all 162 people on board, became the first major wreckage lifted off the ocean floor Saturday, but the all-important black boxes were not found inside.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Nation & World

AirAsia jet’s tail may be lifted to retrieve black boxes

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Strong currents and blinding silt thwarted an attempt by divers on Thursday to find AirAsia Flight 8501’s black boxes, which are believed to still be in the recently found tail of the crashed plane.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Nation & World

Divers find tail of crashed AirAsia jet

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the...

Date: 01/07/2015 | Nation & World

Divers resume search for victims and fuselage of AirAsia jet

SURABAYA, Indonesia — The weather improved Monday and divers will attempt again to locate large objects on the ocean floor believed to be the fuselage of the AirAsia flight that crashed more than one week ago, killing all 162 on board.

Date: 01/04/2015 | Nation & World

Fear of flying isn't related to air crashes

For the third time this year, the media has been transfixed by an airplane-related tragedy: The crash of AirAsia Flight 8501, debris and bodies from which were just recovered from Indonesian waters. As with Malaysia Airlines 370 in March and Malaysia Airlines 17 four months later, this...

Date: 01/04/2015 | Nation & World

Girl, 7, survives plane crash; walks for help

KUTTAWA, Ky. — Bleeding and alone, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler had just survived a plane crash that killed her family. She walked through about a mile of woods and thick briar patches, wearing a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes in near-freezing temperatures when she saw a light in the...

Date: 01/04/2015 | Nation & World

Divers try to reach AirAsia wreck site

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Divers were grappling with light rain and rolling waves Sunday as they tried to reach what is believed to be the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501, thick sediment on the sea floor leaving them with zero visibility.

Date: 01/04/2015 | Nation & World

Girl, 7, survives plane crash; goes for help

KUTTAWA, Ky. — Bleeding and alone, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler had just survived a plane crash that killed her family. She walked through about a mile of woods and thick briar patches, wearing only a short-sleeve shirt, shorts and no shoes in near-freezing temperatures when she saw...

Date: 01/03/2015 | Nation & World

Objects detected in AirAsia search

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Indonesian officials said Saturday that they were confident wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 had been located after sonar equipment detected four massive objects on the ocean floor.

Date: 01/02/2015 | Nation & World

Skagit County men key to potential Earhart clues

MOUNT VERNON — Three Skagit County men may be the key to some potential clues to what happened to Amelia Earhart.The Skagit Valley Herald reported a Bow-based teacher and a Sedro-Woolley aircraft mechanic may be piecing together some mystery-solving clues.

Date: 01/01/2015 | Northwest

1st of 9 bodies from AirAsia crash identified

SURABAYA, Indonesia — A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing.

Date: 01/01/2015 | Nation & World

Search for AirAsia jetliner to resume

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — A much needed break in the weather gave searchers a window Thursday to "fight with full force" to find the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, with officials also hustling to locate the fuselage of the plane that crashed in the sea four days ago.

Date: 12/31/2014 | Nation & World

Bodies found where AirAsia jet disappeared

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — Six bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and was lost to searchers for more than two days.

Date: 12/29/2014 | Nation & World

Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan — Islamic State militants captured a Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while carrying out airstrikes Wednesday, making him the first foreign military member to fall into the extremists' hands since an international coalition launched its bombing...

Date: 12/25/2014 | Nation & World

Plane’s empty fuel tank blamed for crash-landing off Oahu

HONOLULU — A preliminary report by federal aviation investigators says a small plane crash-landed off Oahu because of an empty fuel tank.According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, pilot Greg Harding intended to put fuel into the tank after the Sept. 24 flight.

Date: 11/30/2014 | Nation & World

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