Memory Cards Found in Nevada Plane Crash Wreckage

September 19th, 2011 | Aviation accident

September 19, 2011 A World War II-era fighter plane crashed at an air race in Reno, Nevada, over the weekend, killing nine people. Amongst the wreckage of that devastating aviation accident, investigators now say they’ve recovered memory cards and pieces of a video camera that may be from the plane’s recording devices. “This is very… Read More

2 Purdue Students Die in Indiana Plane Crash

September 16th, 2011 | Other accidents

September 16, 2011 Two Purdue University engineering students died late on the afternoon of Thursday, September 15, when their small plane went down in a Noblesville, Indiana, golf course. The plane, which was registered to DB Aircraft in Lynwood, Illinois, took off from Purdue’s airport at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and went down at Harbour Trees… Read More

Rhode Island Man Charged After Pointing Laser at Landing Plane

September 12th, 2011 | Other accidents

September 12, 2011 A 32-year-old male from Rhode Island was sentenced today for directing a high-powered laser at a Continental Airlines flight that was landing at T.F. Green Airport near Oakland Beach in Warwick, Rhode Island, last year. After pleading guilty to interfering with the operation of an aircraft in January, the man began undergoing… Read More

Airplane Crash in Southern California Kills 1, Starts Destructive Wildfire

September 5th, 2011 | Other accidents

September 5, 2011 A small plane crashed in the mountainous area southeast of Tehachapi, California, on Sunday, September 4, killing at least one person on board and igniting a wildfire that continues to burn out of control, according to the Tehachapi News. The crash occurred Sunday morning shortly after a six-seater Cessna 210 was seen… Read More

Plane Goes Down in Provincetown, Killing 1 and Injuring Another

September 2nd, 2011 | Other accidents

September 2, 2011 A 48-year-old man from North Falmouth, Massachusetts, died on Wednesday night and his 47-year-old girlfriend was injured when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Provincetown shortly after take-off from Provincetown Municipal Airport. The plane—a Piper PA-28-181—took off around 11 p.m., banked to the left, crashed into a wooded area several… Read More