Four people, including three family members, have been killed in an Oregon plane crash. The fatal small plane crash happened on Friday, April 7, 2017, as a family of three traveled from California to Oregon so their son could tour a university. Also killed in the accident was the pilot of the Piper PA aircraft.
The fourth victim of the Riverside plane crash has died, despite multiple surgeries to save her life. The crash occurred on February 27 shortly after a Cessna 310 carrying five people took off from Riverside Airport in California, then crashed into two homes. Stacey Pierce, who was 46-years-old, died of her injuries a week later in hospital.
It was supposed to be a dream vacation, but for the families of a group of American friends, the vacation turned to tragedy. Four American tourists and their Australian pilot died on February 21, when the charter plane they were in crashed into a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia. The Beechcraft B200 King Air reportedly crashed shortly after it took off from Essendon Airport in Melbourne. Charter airlines are often not subject to the same regulations as commercial carriers, and tend to be involved in more crashes than commercial planes.
A woman whose husband was killed in a 2014 small private airplane crash in South Dakota has now brought a federal lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), claiming they are to blame for her husband's death.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report concerning the December 29, 2016, crash of a Cessna 525 Citation into Lake Erie. The tragic private plane crash took the lives of six people, including three teenagers. The group was reportedly traveling back to Columbus after watching a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game during the Christmas break.
Authorities have called off the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that crashed almost three years ago with 239 people on board. Although around $150 million has been spent attempting to locate the wreckage, very little other than light debris has ever been found. As a result, many questions remain about what caused the plane to go down in the Indian Ocean.
A Colombia plane crash has left soccer fans in Brazil in mourning, after 71 people-including members of a professional Brazilian soccer team-were killed. The British Aerospace Avro RJ85, crashed on November 28, 2016, in the Andes mountains near Rionegro, Colombia, while carrying members of the Chapecoense soccer club to an important match. Also killed in the tragic international plane accident were team coaches, journalists and other guests.
Darrell Ward, one of the stars of the popular reality series "Ice Road Truckers" was among two killed in a small plane crash at the Rock Creek Airport in Clinton, Montana. The crash took place off of Interstate 90; witnesses say the Cessna 182D attempt to land twice before crashing and going up in flames.
This month in Alaska, two fatal plane crashes claimed the lives six people. On August 13, the pilot of a small plane was killed when his plane crashed near Birchwood Airport in Chugiak. Then weeks later on August 31, two small planes collided in western Alaska, killing five people. Investigators are piecing together what caused both crashes.
A plane crash in Houston is one of several aviation accidents to occur around the country within the last few days. The Houston plane crash killed three members of a Moore, Oklahoma family on Thursday, June 9. The next day, an aviation accident in Hawthorne, California killed two people.