Alaska sightseeing plane crashes killing 4, pilot missing

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Aug 6 : All four Polish passengers on a sightseeing plane that crashed near North America’s tallest peak in Alaska were found dead at the crash site on Monday, the National Park Service said. Missing but presumed dead was the plane’s pilot, the park service said. The plane crashed on Saturday […]

Passengers recount escape from burning Mexican plane

By Julia Love and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY, Aug 2 : Shortly after boarding her flight in the northern Mexican state of Durango afternoon on Tuesday afternoon, Ashley Garcia had a premonition that something was wrong. The 17-year-old high school student from Northlake, a suburb of Chicago, was one of 65 U.S. citizens among […]

Four hurt when medical helicopter crashes on Chicago highway

By Rich McKay UNDATED, July 8 : Four people were injured when a medical helicopter crashed on a highway in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday night, with one in critical condition, officials said. The pilot made a “mayday” radio call from a Eurocopter 135 air ambulance at about 9:15 p.m. Central Time (0215 GMT Sunday), according […]

Crash of US military plane in Georgia kills all nine on board

By Phil Stewart Undated, May 3 : All nine people on board were killed when a Puerto Rico Air National Guard cargo plane crashed on Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, scattering fiery debris over a highway and railroad tracks, authorities said on Thursday. Officials said the plane, a Hercules WC-130, was believed to be around 50 […]

Grieving Canadian town to hold vigil for victims of deadly bus crash

By Katherine Fitzpatrick HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan, April 8 : A small farming town in Canada’s Saskatchewan province will hold a vigil Sunday evening to pray for the survivors of a bus crash which killed 15 people and left 14 others in hospital, some in critical condition. The Friday night accident sent shock waves across a hockey-loving […]

Deadly California cliff car wreck possibly intentional -police

By Rich McKay Undated, April 2 : A sports utility vehicle carrying a large, multiracial family from Washington state drove straight off a scenic cliff on the California coast last week, killing at least six people in what appears to have been an intentional crash, police said. The wrecked GMC Yukon was discovered last Monday, […]