Plane Crash in Watsonville, CA, Kills 2

July 8th, 2011 | Other accidents

July 8, 2011 A single-engine plane crashed in Watsonville, California, on Thursday night, killing both people on board. The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m., moments after take-off from Watsonville Airport. The 1974 Mooney M20 went down in a parking lot near Watsonville Community Hospital and skidded 50 to 75 yards into the front of an… Read More

1 Dead, Another Injured After Romeoville, IL, Plane Crash

June 27th, 2011 | Other accidents

June 27, 2011 A plane crash Sunday in Romeoville, Illinois, killed a 68-year-old pilot from Darien and injured his passenger when engine trouble forced a crash landing near Lewis University Airport. After taking off from Brookeridge Airpark near Downers Grove, the plane crashed around 2:30 p.m. near Airport Road and Independent Boulevard, according to The… Read More

Ohio plane crash kills two physicians from Franklin Lakes

June 20th, 2011 | Other accidents

A well-known neurosurgeon from Franklin Lakes and his wife — also a doctor — died Sunday after a small plane crashed into a cornfield and caught fire near the end of a runway at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, authorities said. Read more. Read More

7 Survive WWII Bomber Plane Crash in Chicago

June 13th, 2011 | Other accidents

June 13, 2011 Seven people survived after a B-17 bomber dating back to WWII crash-landed in a cornfield in the far western suburbs of Chicago on Monday morning. All seven people aboard the vintage plane survived, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory. Only one person was injured and treated at Rush-Copley Medical Center. The… Read More

Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Earn Highest Customer Satisfaction Ratings

June 10th, 2011 | Aviation accident

June 10, 2011 A new study finds that customers’ satisfaction with airlines is improving while their dissatisfaction with fees continues to grow. The J.D. Power and Associates 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction Study found that in 2011 overall customer satisfaction with airlines improved to an average of 683 on a 1,000-point scale; that’s up 10… Read More