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Details Released in Crash of Plane Carrying Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open a crashed airplane’s wing emergency exit as the aircraft began to burn and fill with smoke before the race car driver and his family managed to escape from the main door, …

Iran Jet Crash Leaves Mystery With Probe Curbed by U.S. Tensions

Investigations into the deadly crash of a Boeing Co. jet in Iran will be hampered by escalating tensions with the U.S., amid speculation the plane might even have been a victim of Tehran’s own air defense system. Iranian authorities said …

Former Police Officer, Insurance Analyst Among B-17 Victims

HARTFORD, Conn. — A former police officer and an insurance analyst were among the seven people killed in the crash of a B-17 bomber at a Connecticut airport, officials and relatives said Thursday. The World War II-era plane with 13 …

Crew Confusion, Engine Trouble Recorded in Final Seconds of Doomed Flight

A plane that crashed in suburban Dallas and killed 10 passengers and crew had trouble with its left engine, according to the last few seconds of a cockpit voice recording, officials said on Tuesday. Just after the plane took off …

10 Killed When Small Plane Crashes on Takeoff in Texas

DALLAS — All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into …

Alaska Floatplanes Collided at 3,300 Feet Before Crashing

About the photo: Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Ketchikan, Alaska. All nearly a dozen passengers on board survived …

Fatal Plane Crash in Southern California Prison Yard Kills One

NORCO, Calif. — A one-of-its-kind flying wing aircraft crashed and burst into flames in the exercise yard of a Southern California prison on Monday, killing at least one person, authorities said. The Northrop N-9M crashed around midday “under unknown circumstance” …

Congress Revisits Role It Gave Boeing to Certify 737 Jet Safety

U.S. lawmakers have turned a critical eye on whether regulators gave Boeing Co. too much sway over the certification of its latest 737 jetliner, which was grounded following two fatal crashes in less than five months. Yet it was Congress …

Clue Linking Mysterious Boeing 737 Max Disasters Came From Space

The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …

Jury Sides With Alabama Firm in Suit Over Plane Crash

An Alabama jury has decided that Mobile-based Continental Motors is not responsible for an airplane crash that killed a Louisville, Ky., man four years ago. The Press-Register reports that jurors reached the decision Tuesday in Mobile after more than two …