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First Stages of Investigation into Fatal Ohio Plane Crash

Last Tuesday, a plane flown by experienced pilot 33-year-old Joel W. Lansford crashed during an attempted landing at Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport in Xenia, Ohio. Lansford was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators are now working on interviewing …

Pilot in Deadly 2014 Crash had Crashed a Plane Before

This morning, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the results of an investigation into the crash of a twin-engine private jet into a home in Maryland, killing all on board and a mother and two young children huddled in …

Engine Malfunction suspected in Missouri Plane Crash that Injured Two

Authorities believe that a malfunctioning engine was the cause of a plane crash which left a man and a woman injured on December 30 in Republic, Missouri. According to the Springfield News-Leader, multiple witnesses in the area reported a low-flying …

Families of 3 Students Reach Settlement after Fatal 2014 Plane Crash

The families of three high school students who died in a plane crash during a school activity have reached a financial settlement and will also receive a formal apology from the school for negligence leading to the children’s deaths in …

Plane Overweight in Plane Crash that Killed 4 Last Year

Federal investigators recently released their reports detailing the crash of the small plane that crashed in Willoughby Hills, Ohio last year, killing four college students. According to this investigation, the plane was overweight. The Cessna Model 172R crashed only moments …

This Week marks 48 Years since Deadly Cincinnati Plane Crash

November 20 will be the anniversary of the deadliest airline disaster to affect Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, when 70 people lost their lives as TWA Flight 128 went down in the nearby countryside on a stormy night. WCPO Cincinnati …

2 Die in Plane Crash on Tom Cruise Movie Set

A plane crash on the Columbia set of a new Tom Cruise movie ended in the deaths of two crew members earlier this month. The Los Angeles Times reports that on September 11, a small plane being used to transport …

3 Fatalities, 7 Survivors noted in Floatplane Crash in Alaska

On Tuesday, September 15, a floatplane carrying a pilot and nine passengers crashed near a rural lake in southwest Alaska, killing three people. According to the Alaska Dispatch News, the plane crashed into a stand of trees by a lake …

Pilot Killed in Plane Crash was sent to Runway that Didn’t Exist

On August 16, Joseph Milo, 59, was killed when the single-engine aircraft he was flying crashed at a railroad crossing on Long Island. Preliminary investigations are now showing that Milo was directed to a landing strip at a Long Island …

5 Die when Planes Crash Midair over Southern California

Five people lost their lives on Sunday morning when two small planes collided in midair just outside San Diego, California. There were no survivors of the crash between a Sabreliner midsized business jet and a Cessna 172, and authorities are …

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