Airplane that crashed in Iran had logged technical problems

The plane that crashed in a foggy mountainous region of Iran Sunday — killing all 66 people aboard — had technical problems during a flight a few weeks ago, according to a local report. Aseman Airlines flight 3705 went down about 50 minutes into its 485 mile journey between

Passenger plane crashes in Iran, killing all 66 on board

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city

Pilot error blamed for deadly Russian passenger jet crash

The pilots of a Russian airliner that crashed and killed 71 people failed to switch on a heating unit — leading speed sensors to ice up and provide wrong information, investigators said Tuesday. “A factor in the development of a special situation in the flight could be the wrong

Plane with 71 passengers crashes near Moscow, killing all on board

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, news agencies said. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo

Regional plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less

Regional plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10

Regional plane with 71 aboard crashes near Moscow

MOSCOW – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less

Halladay had morphine in his system during deadly plane crash

Former star MLB pitcher Roy Halladay had morphine in his system when he fatally crashed his small plane into the Gulf of Mexico, according to an autopsy report revealed Friday. see also The 40-year-old baseball great — who played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies — was flying

Plane with 6 on board disappears from radar in the Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas — Authorities lost track of a small plane with six people on board Wednesday as it traveled between two islands in the Bahamas and searchers later found a debris field, suggesting the aircraft may have crashed into the ocean, officials said. The twin-engine Piper Aztec was en

Father in Costa Rica plane crash worked at giant hedge fund

The father of the family killed in a fiery Costa Rican plane crash was a senior investor at Bridgewater Associates, the giant hedge fund headed by billionaire Ray Dalio. Bruce Steinberg — who, along with his wife, Irene, and three sons, Zachary, William and Matthew, was among 12 people killed

Plane was barely airborne before fiery crash that killed 12

The charter plane that crashed in Costa Rica shortly after takeoff, killing 10 American tourists and two local pilots, was in the air for less than a minute before suddenly plunging into a wooded area, a witness said. “The plane was super low and then all of a sudden

New York family among victims in deadly Costa Rica plane crash

View Slideshow FacebookTwitterGoogleFacebook MessengerWhatsAppEmailCopy A family of five from Scarsdale was wiped out Sunday in a fiery small plane crash in Costa Rica that killed at least 10 American tourists and two pilots, according to reports from the Central American country. No one survived when the single-engine Cessna smashed into a

6 killed after seaplane crashes into river in Australia

SYDNEY — A seaplane crashed into a river in Sydney on Sunday afternoon, killing all six people on board, officials said. The plane was carrying five passengers and a pilot when it crashed into the Hawkesbury River. Police divers recovered the bodies of all six victims a few hours

Fiery plane crash kills 5 people in Florida

BARTOW, Fla. — A small plane headed to Key West for the Christmas holiday crashed Sunday at the end of a runway at a Florida airport, killing five people, authorities said. The twin-engine Cessna 340 crashed shortly after takeoff at Bartow Municipal Airport, immediately killing the 70-year-old pilot and

Dog is sole survivor in deadly Kansas plane crash

A dog is the sole survivor of a fiery plane crash in Kansas that killed three people on board and another dog, officials said. The single-engine plane was flying from Missouri to Maryland on Saturday when it crashed and burst into flames in woods near the city of Oldenburg,

2 killed, 2 injured after small plane crashes into house

SAN DIEGO — Authorities in southern California say at least two people are dead after a small plane crashed into a home in San Diego. Local news media report the plane crashed into the house in San Diego’s Clairemont neighborhood about 4:40 p.m. Saturday. The single-engine, six-seat Beech BE36 Bonanza

Roy Halladay performed sharp turns before fatal crash: investigators

see also FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Retired star pitcher Roy Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report

Four dead after small plane crashes in Kentucky

GLASGOW, Ky. — A small plane crashed about 80 miles from its destination in south-central Kentucky on Sunday, killing four people on board, police said. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that a Piper PA32 crashed near Glasgow at 2:21 p.m. CT. The FAA said the plane

De Blasio honors Flight 587 crash victims at memorial

Mayor de Blasio honored the victims of American Airlines Flight 587 on Sunday in a memorial for families to mark the 16th anniversary of the tragic crash in Rockaway Park. De Blasio, whose late arrival to the memorial sparked outrage from victim’s families three years ago, showed up early

Shocking video shows Roy Halladay had a death wish

Roy Halladay was recorded flying dangerously in his ICON A5 just days before he crashed and died Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico. “That’s low, pretty neat. I would have never thought they’d be able to fly low like that,” the man recording the video can be heard saying.

Boston radio host mocks Roy Halladay: “He got what he deserved’

There was an outpouring of sympathy and reverence for who Roy Halladay was and what he accomplished after his death Tuesday in a plane crash. And there was what Michael Felger said on a Boston radio station. Felger, co-host of CBS Boston’s “Felger & Massarotti,” went on a long rant

Plane registered to Roy Halladay involved in deadly crash

A plane registered to former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday — leaving one person dead. The ICON light-sport aircraft belonging to the Cy Young Award-winning pitcher crashed into the Gulf 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1

Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

Former all-star MLB pitcher and flight enthusiast Roy Halladay died tragically on Tuesday when his light-sport aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said. The Cy Young award-winner, 40, was in an ICON aircraft that crash-landed into the Gulf about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about

Chase Utley’s story leads MLB’s Roy Halladay agony

A wave of shock, heartbreak and remembrance swept through the baseball world Tuesday afternoon after it was announced Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash while flying over the Gulf of Mexico in his personal aircraft. The righthander who won two Cy Young awards and appeared in eight

Four reported dead after plane crashes off Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A cargo plane crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean after taking off from Ivory Coast’s international airport in Abidjan, while witnesses said they saw four bodies amid the wreckage. At least six people were injured, the spokesman for French forces in Ivory Coast said. The plane was

Race-car champion, passenger killed in plane crash

More On: plane crashes Second victim identified in plane crash that killed race-car champ Elderly pilot walks away unscathed after crashing plane into tree Plane misses runway, crashes in parking lot F-16 crashes in Arizona, pilot's fate unknown A race-car driver and the pilot reportedly died when their small plane crashed in a wooded area near