3 People Killed When Two Planes Collide in New York State

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Three people were killed when a Cessna 120 collided with a Piper PA-28, which was carrying two people.

The incident happened early Sunday morning when both planes were taking off from a small airport in Hamburg, headed to Saint Mary’s airport in Pennsylvania.

Both pilots were considered to be experienced and were part of a close-knit community of pilots, based out of Hamburg.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, but one witness believes that the high wings on both of the planes created a blind spot, which caused the crash.

The NTSB is currently investigating the crash.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Crash That Killed “Ice-Road Trucker” Darrell Ward

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The NTSB has released its preliminary report on the plan crash that killed reality TV star Darrell Ward, along with pilot Mark Melotz, outside of Clinton, Montana.

According to the report, the Cessna 182D that Ward and Melotz were flying on crashed after making a second attempt at a landing at the Rock Creek Airport. The pilot, Mark Melotz, had overshot the runway on the first attempt, and had circled back to make a second attempt from the East, when the Cessna suddenly turned 90 degrees to the right-with a 30 percent bank angle-approximately 40 feet above the runway. The plane then crashed into bank of trees bordering the runway before being engulfed in flames.

NTSB releases preliminary report on 'Ice Road Truckers' star plane crash

The cause of the acute change in course is currently unknown and is under investigation by the NTSB, as well as the FAA and local authorities.

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Father and Daughter from Iowa Killed in Missouri Plane Crash

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Two people killed in a plane crash in Missouri on Tuesday were from the Des Moines metro area.

The pilot, Vincent Basile, 53, of Des Moines, and the passenger Kelli Basile, 24, of West Des Moines, were traveling from Des Moines to Lee’s Summit, Mo., to visit family.

Kelli Basile was working at Grant Ragan Elementary School as a special education associate, according to Nicole Lawrence, spokeswoman for the Waukee school district. She started working for the district in 2015.

Around 6 p.m., emergency officials responded to a a single-engine plane crash at the Lee’s Summit airport in Missouri, according to Sgt. Chris Depue, spokesman for Lee’s Summit police. The Lee’s Summit airport is not towered, meaning there is no tower for pilots to communicate with.

The airplane was a 1964 Piper PA-28-235, which is a four-seat, low-wing and fixed-gear general aviation aircraft.

When officers arrived, they found a plane on the west side of the airport on the tarmac. Both people on board were killed in the crash.

The plane was registered to Teko Air LLC in Des Moines, according to FAA records. Calls to the company were not immediately answered.

The crash is being investigated by the FAA and the NTSB.

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NTSB Concludes Pilot Error, company policies, led to 2015 LaGuardia Crash

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The NTSB investigation into the crash of flight 1086, which injured several passengers, placed the blame on pilot, and company error.

March 5, 2015, after making a hard landing on a snow-covered runway at LaGuardia Airport, the pilots lost directional control of the aircraft. The plane veered off of the runway and crashed into a sea berm, causing extensive damage. The plane eventually came to rest, with the front of the plane hanging precariously over Flushing Bay.

In a press release, the NTSB cited as the main cause of the crash, over-engaged reverse thrusters which exceeded the highest recommended Engine pressure ratio. This caused the loss of directional control of the aircraft, and the subsequent crash into the sea berm.

Also cited in the NTSB’s report was: a subjective nature of braking action report; a lack of flight crew procedures for crew communication during an emergency event; inadequate communication, coordination, and decision-making during an emergency event; inaccurate passenger counts provided to emergency responders; unclear policies regarding runway friction measurements; and unclear policies regarding runway condition reporting.

NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said, “the passengers and crew were fortunate to have survived this crash with no loss of life.”

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Plane Carrying Pyrotechnic Skydivers Catches Fire, Crashes Into House in Arizona

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An Arizona couple’s house is almost completely destroyed after being struck by a plane on Saturday.

Firefighters extinguish flames caused by a plane crashing into a home in Gilbert, Ariz., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Federal investigators are trying to determine what led the plane carrying several skydivers to crash. The pilot and four skydivers were able to parachute out.

The plane, a single engine Cessna, was carrying a team of pyrotechnic skydivers to their jump zone at a local fair. Pyrotechnic skydiving involves teams of skydivers leaving the plane with up to one hundred pounds of fireworks strapped to their legs.

Shortly after the skydiving team left the plane, the pilot called the control tower at the Mesa airport to report a fire on one of the wings that was rapidly spreading to the cockpit. An air traffic controller advised the pilot to attempt a landing at the airport, but the pilot was forced to parachute from the plane before arriving at the airport.

The pilot was taken to a local hospital with burn injuries, but is expected to recover.

The owners of the damaged home were able to grab their pets and escape the building unharmed.

It is unknown if the fire aboard the plane was a result of the fireworks that the skydivers were using.

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2 Passengers and 4 Crew Members Injured After Plane Encounters Turbulance

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Six people aboard a Philippine’s Airlines flight were injured when their plane encountered turbulence after taking of From LAX.

One of the passengers suffered a head injury, while the other passenger hurt his leg. Two of the flight attendants suffered head and neck injuries when they were thrown into the ceiling of the cabin. Two more flight attendants sustained injuries to their arms when they were tossed into one of the cabin walls.

All of the injured received medical treatment after landing in Manila, with four of them having to go to the hospital for X-rays and MRIs.

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3 Killed in Plane Crash at Reno Airport

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Three people were killed when the plane they were travelling in crashed at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

The single-engine Piper Cherokee was on its way to San Carlos, California, with three passengers on board, when it crashed into an airport parking lot. Several parked vehicles were damaged, but no one on the ground was injured.

Image: The scene of the plane crash

This was the second fatal crash at the airport in less than two weeks. On August 30th, a pilot and passenger were killed when their single-engine Beechcraft crashed into a recreational park located less than a mile from the airport’s runway. At least one RV and several cars were severely damaged, but no one on the ground was injured.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating both plane crashes. The cause of crashes are still unknown.

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Three People, Including One Flight Instructor, Killed in Mid-Air Collision in West Georgia

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Three People were killed when two planes collided while attempting to land at the West Georgia Regional Airport, in Carroll County.

Witnesses say a flight instructor and her student were flying in a Diamond DA20 when they collided with a Beechcraft Bonanza with a single passenger onboard.

Rescuers arrived at the scene to find the two planes twisted together at the end of the runway, and everyone on board dead.

Since the West Georgia Regional Airport doesn’t have a control tower, pilots must rely on each other to properly communicate their maneuvers to one another in order to avoid catastrophe. It is unclear whether or not this was the case in Wednesday’s accident.

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At Least Three Dead After Helicopter Crashes in Central Florida

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Authorities say that three people were killed Tuesday when the helicopter they were flying in crashed into an undeveloped area in Palm Bay, before bursting into flames.

At least one person was reported dead after a helicopter crash in Central Florida.

The “military style” helicopter had taken of from the Melbourne International Airport, and was seen hovering approximately 500 feet in the air before it fell.

According to one witness, the helicopter didn’t appear to be in any sort of distress before crashing.

Although the helicopter was said to be a “military style” model, authorities say that it was not taking part in any sort of military operation.

The names of the passengers and pilot have not yet been released, and the cause of the crash is unknown.

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5 Die in Mid-Air Collision in Russian Mission, Alaska

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a mid-air collision that occurred just a few miles northwest of Russian Mission, Alaska on Wednesday, killing everyone on board both planes.

The accident occurred between a Cessna 208 Caravan, with three people on board, and a Piper PA-18 Super Cub, with two people on board.

Authorities were initially contacted by an aviation company that owned one of the planes when it couldn’t raise the overdue flight on the radio. Shortly thereafter, authorities were notified that a second aircraft that had been flying in the same area had gone missing.

A third, private, airplane later flew over the debris from the wreckage and contacted authorities.

The location of the crash site is extremely remote, and is only accessible by helicopter, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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