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Small Plane Crash Kills Calabasas Father and Son

A California personal plane crash has taken the lives of a father and son from Calabasas. The small plane crash occurred on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at around 4:00 p.m. on a private property near Thousand Oaks, Californ ia. Killed in the crash were a 57-year-old man and his 15-year-old son. Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the cause of the plane crash, though it is very rarely one factor alone that causes a plane to crash.

Two Separate Alaska Plane Crashes Kill Four

Two separate Alaska plane crashes that happened at almost the exact same time have taken the lives of four people. The crashes occurred on Saturday, May 27, at around 11:00 a.m., but happened about 600 miles apart. Four people died in total and a fifth person was injured in the tragedies. Authorities are now investigating what caused the two small planes to crash.

Hopkinsville Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Bad Weather

A couple from Bettendorf, Iowa was killed in a May 12, 2017 plane crash in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The married couple was on their way to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, when the plane went down. They were the only two people on board during the small plane crash. First responders on the scene discovered widespread debris and witnesses said it seemed clear that no one on board could have lived through the accident.

Amarillo Plane Crash Kills Three

Three people have died in an Amarillo plane crash that took place on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The crash happened in early morning as an air ambulance service left the airport in Amarillo, Texas, headed for Clovis, New Mexico. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration are both investigating the cause of the crash. According to reports, the small plane took off in severe weather, which is often just one of many factors involved in a plane crash.

NTSB: Disorientation Led to Fatal Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its report into a fatal 2015 plane crash that killed nine people, finding that the pilot was under pressure from his company to return his passengers to a cruise ship, which led to him becoming disoriented in cloudy weather. Investigators blamed both the pilot's disorientation and the company's culture for the tragedy, which occurred on June 25, 2015.

Family Killed in Florida Plane Crash

A family, including two children, was killed in a Florida plane crash at the Williston Municipal Airport. Authorities are investigating the accident to determine how the plane could have crashed so near the airport without authorities being alerted until the following day. A spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said it could take months to determine what caused the accident, as investigators consider the many factors that may have played a role in the tragic plane crash.

Four People Killed in Oregon Plane Crash

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.

Fourth Victim of Riverside Plane Crash Dies

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.

American Tourists Killed in Melbourne Plane Crash

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.

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