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24 Nov 2011 12:02


U.S.: Arizona plane crash: Mother notified after her three children killed

  • They were spending Thanksgiving with their father. Last night’s deadly plane crash in Superstition Mountains, a rugged patch of mountains east of Phoenix, was especially sad because of the time of year. Six people died, including three children and three adult men. The mother of the children, who was not on the plane, was notified by authorities late Wednesday. “The mother is a pilot herself,” noted Elias Johnson of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department. “She understands when a plane crashes at 230 miles an hour … directly into the face of the mountain … and when it’s a fiery crash,” the odds of survival are low. source

23 Nov 2011 22:29


U.S.: Plane crashes into mountains east of Phoenix; details coming in

  • The crash happened on rough terrain, making rescue tough. A plane crash in the Superstition Mountains, east of Phoenix, appears to have left a large explosion, based on the webcam video above (key moment 53 seconds in). Details are hard to come by right now. “We don’t know yet if it’s a passenger plane or a crop duster,” said Angelique Graham, the Pinal County (Ariz.) sheriff’s spokeswoman. “We can’t tell the size of the aircraft involved from the air and we can’t tell how many people may have been aboard.”  Details are coming in as we speak. (Edit: Just got an update; the plane had three adults and three children on board.)  source

15 Aug 2011 10:39


U.S., World: Did China get a good look at the downed Bin Laden stealth copter?

The Pentagon thinks Pakistan let the uber-powerful communist nation take a look at this stealth Blackhawk copter, which crashed just before a bunch of Seal Team 6 members killed Osama bin Laden. source

05 Dec 2010 22:36


U.S.: Today in random-plane-crash-in-residential-neighborhood news …

… a plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Roy, Utah. Nobody has died, but the pilot took the brunt of the crash and is severely injured. source

27 Nov 2010 19:06


World: We’re very glad not to be in this fiery inferno in Pakistan

This insanely dramatic scene was caused by a cargo plane crashing into a residential neighborhood in Karachi, Pakistan. At least eight people on the plane died. source

06 Nov 2010 11:08


World: Beyond package bombs, al-Qaeda takes credit for random Dubai crash

  • claim On top of taking credit for the package bombs last week, al-Qaeda claims they were behind a UPS plane bombing in Dubai back in September.
  • denial United Arab Emirates officials claim that there was no explosion in that crash, which killed two pilots and probably destroyed quite a few care packages. source

10 Aug 2010 10:03


U.S.: Ted Stevens in plane crash? Friends fear he was aboard the plane

  • They’re not out there alone right now. There’s people that are providing support. From what I’m told, there are survivors on this aircraft. I don’t know how many could be fatalities at this point.
  • Alaska Air National Guard Maj. Guy Hayes • Regarding the crash, which many fear could’ve included Ted Stevens. While it’s claimed that some people survived the crash, it’s too early to know who. Stevens, the longest-serving GOP senator in history, lost in the 2008 election amid myriad ethics charges. The charges were dropped months later in the wake of prosecutorial misconduct. source

28 Jul 2010 08:15


World: In Pakistan, a plane crash-lands north of Islamabad

  • 152 were killed, including two Americans source

22 May 2010 15:12


Politics: Shockingly, a handful of people survived doomed India flight

  • 158 the number of people who died
    when the plan skidded off a Bangalore runway
  • eight the number of people who
    the two-year-old plane’s crash source

21 May 2010 23:18


World: An Air India plane crashes near Bangalore, reportedly killing many

  • 160 number of people who may have been killed source