Tag: Airplane

  • 4 Tennessee Church Members Killed, Pastor Injured in Plane Crash

    4 Tennessee Church Members Killed, Pastor Injured in Plane Crash

    Family, friends, and a church are grieving after four congregation members died in a plane crash. According to reports from authorities, the Tennessee residents died on Tuesday after a small plane attempted to land at a Texas airport. The Federal Aviation Administration later said a single-engine Piper PA-46 plane crashed…

  • World’s Largest Aircraft in History Just Set a Major Record

    World’s Largest Aircraft in History Just Set a Major Record

    The world’s largest aircraft recently set a major record after it completed its historic test flight above California’s Mojave Desert. The aircraft, also known as the Stratolaunch Roc carrier plane, or ‘Roc’, left Mojave Air and Space Port and landed at the same take-off location six hours later at 5:51…

  • Small Plane Crash Kills Family of Three Seconds After Takeoff

    Small Plane Crash Kills Family of Three Seconds After Takeoff

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its preliminary findings following the investigation of a small airplane crash in Florida that killed a family of three mere seconds after takeoff in early December. The horrific accident took place during a return flight from Venice Municipal Airport (VNC) to St.…

  • Here’s What Happens to Your Body During a Long Flight

    Here’s What Happens to Your Body During a Long Flight

    If you ask most people, their preferred method of traveling would be flying. However, it can come with some downsides, just like driving. From emergency landings to doors opening mid-flight to snakes on a plane, you’re always taking a risk when you board a flight. But what exactly happens to…

  • WATCH: Horrifying Video Shows Rear Door of Plane Open as Passengers’ Hats Fly off

    WATCH: Horrifying Video Shows Rear Door of Plane Open as Passengers’ Hats Fly off

    Passengers were terrified after the rear door of a Russian plane abruptly opened, causing them to lose their luggage and hats. During the bizarre event, the vintage An-26 twin-prop plane’s rear door opened mid-flight, leaving passengers fearing for their lives as the plane’s cabin depressurized. In horrifying video footage taken…

  • Airplane Hits Deer While Landing on South Carolina Runway, Sustains Damage

    Airplane Hits Deer While Landing on South Carolina Runway, Sustains Damage

    During the fall months and into winter, we hear countless stories of people getting into collisions involving deer. It seems like every day, someone gets their day ruined after a deer runs out in front of their vehicle. However, one collision involving deer takes it a step further. On Thursday,…

  • Dallas Air Show Crash: New Details Emerge

    Dallas Air Show Crash: New Details Emerge

    We have new details surrounding the horrific Dallas air show crash that claimed the lives of six people on Veteran’s Day. According to a new federal report released on Wednesday, moments before the collision, a team of historic fighter places was ordered to fly ahead of a formation of bombers…

  • Pilot Makes Epic Trek, Speaks out After Surviving Plane Crash

    Pilot Makes Epic Trek, Speaks out After Surviving Plane Crash

    A Utah pilot is recovering after he survived not only a plane crash but also an epic trek of hiking for roughly two hours to get cell service.  According to KSL, the pilot survived the plane crash, which occurred several miles up Cottonwood Canyon Road near Durst Mountain in Utah’s…

  • Airplane Carrying National Guard Chief Forced to Land After Colliding With Flock of Birds

    Airplane Carrying National Guard Chief Forced to Land After Colliding With Flock of Birds

    After a government airplane collided with a flock of birds, it was forced to make an emergency landing. The plane was also carrying the highest-ranking member of the National Guard. According to reports, Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, was on board. In addition, the plane…

  • Man Builds Airplane For Family in His Backyard Shed

    Man Builds Airplane For Family in His Backyard Shed

    A man in the UK is making headlines for building his very own airplane after an inspiring story of his family supporting his love of flying. The story begins when mechanical engineer Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan moved with his family near an airfield over a decade ago. After expressing an interest…

  • WATCH: Emergency Crew Rescues Two Men From Washington Plane Crash Near Lake

    WATCH: Emergency Crew Rescues Two Men From Washington Plane Crash Near Lake

    Footage of a daring helicopter rescue shows onboard crews aiding two men after a Washington plane crash. Take a peek at the nerve-wracking video below. According to KGMI, the two men involved in the plane crash were found safely. Rescue crews arrived after the duo’s small plane went down in…

  • Pilot Crashes Plane in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Survives Alongside Passenger

    Pilot Crashes Plane in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Survives Alongside Passenger

    Miraculously, both the pilot and passenger were extracted uninjured after the plane flipped 200-feet through Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Pilot Christopher Gates of Chugiak, Alaska attempted take off from a mesa above Ptarmigan Lake in the national park. August 7’s turbulent winds caused the left wing of his…

  • WATCH: DHL Cargo Plane Breaks in Half After Making Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

    WATCH: DHL Cargo Plane Breaks in Half After Making Emergency Landing in Costa Rica

    On Thursday (April 7th) a DHL cargo plane reportedly breaks in half after it made an emergency landing at San Jose’s international airport in Costa Rica. At a Glance A DHL cargo plane slide off the runway and broke in half while landing at San Jose’s international airport The aircraft…

  • Airlines Cancel or Delay 12,000 Flights, Causing Travel Chaos

    Airlines Cancel or Delay 12,000 Flights, Causing Travel Chaos

    A variety of issues ends in thousands of flights facing delays and cancelations over the weekend. These cancelations ended up stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers as airlines were dealing with a variety of issues including grounding technical glitches and inclement weather along the southern coast. Furthermore, the resulting cancelations…

  • Southwest Airlines Issues Apology After 2,000 Flights Canceled, Nearly 6,000 Delayed Over ‘Technology Issues’

    Southwest Airlines Issues Apology After 2,000 Flights Canceled, Nearly 6,000 Delayed Over ‘Technology Issues’

    Once again, Southwest Airlines is catching heat after issuing thousands of flight cancelations and delays. Recent weeks have seen the airline forced to halt flights as a result of weather conditions. However, now, patrons have laid into Southwest Airlines after announcing issues with routine system maintenance on Saturday. What to…

  • JetBlue Passengers Left Stranded on Plane After Gate Crew Goes Home for the Night

    JetBlue Passengers Left Stranded on Plane After Gate Crew Goes Home for the Night

    Passengers on a JetBlue airplane were reportedly stranded after the Worcester Airport gate crew went home last Monday (March 14th). One of the JetBlue passengers revealed to WCVB 5 in Boston that she traveled to New York City on business last weekend and said she had experienced several issues with…

  • Biden Administration, TSA Face Criticism for Extending Mask Mandate on Planes

    Biden Administration, TSA Face Criticism for Extending Mask Mandate on Planes

    Vaccines are at an all-time high and COVID-19 cases have been declining for weeks. It appears that “normal” just might be on the horizon – except in airplanes. Earlier today, TSA issued a statement regarding the mask mandate on planes and in airports, announcing that the decision has been made…

  • Airlines Scaling Back Flights as Oil Prices Continue to Skyrocket

    Airlines Scaling Back Flights as Oil Prices Continue to Skyrocket

    To combat the cost of escalating oil prices, some smaller airlines already are starting to cut back on the number of flights. Allegiant Airlines, a lower-cost airline, told Bloomberg News that it will trim its flights by up to 10 percent during the first half of 2022. Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines…

  • Twice Legal Limit: Drunk Pilot Removed from Airplane in New York

    Twice Legal Limit: Drunk Pilot Removed from Airplane in New York

    When you board a plane, you’re putting all your trust (and your life) into a flying contraption and the people responsible for making it a smooth journey. You would expect a functioning plane with no malfunctioning elements, an educated flight crew, connection to the team working on the ground, and…

  • World’s Largest Plane Destroyed in Ukraine

    World’s Largest Plane Destroyed in Ukraine

    War rages on in Ukraine’s city streets. Now, amid mass evacuations, volunteer relief efforts, and the rising potentiality for discussion between the warring nations, the world’s largest plane has reportedly been destroyed at the hands of Russian occupants. According to CNN Travel, the Antonov AN-225 had been in its hangar…

  • North Carolina Army Reserves Member Dies After Plane Crashes Into Truck

    North Carolina Army Reserves Member Dies After Plane Crashes Into Truck

    Tragedy struck Wednesday when a North Carolina Army Reservist died after his plane crashed into a semi on Interstate-85 near Lexington. According to the New York Post, the Army reservist, identified as Raymond John Ackley, died at the scene. Piloting a twin-engine Beechcraft Barron, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Ackley’s…

  • Plane Reportedly Crashes in Tractor Trailer on Highway in North Carolina

    Plane Reportedly Crashes in Tractor Trailer on Highway in North Carolina

    On Wednesday evening, a plane crashed into a tractor-trailer on I-85 in North Carolina. The pilot died in the crash and a fire started near the highway. According to The New York Post, the plane was a twin-engine Beechcraft Barron. The pilot, 43-year-old Raymond John Ackley, took off a little…

  • Teen Eyes World Record for Solo World Flight Months After Sister’s Record

    Teen Eyes World Record for Solo World Flight Months After Sister’s Record

    Talk about a sibling rivalry. A 16-year-old pilot will attempt to become the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane solo shortly after his sister became the youngest woman to accomplish the feat at 19. The teenager says he’s “pretty confident” his name will join his sister…

  • New Search Underway for Years Old Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

    New Search Underway for Years Old Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously vanished in 2014 with 239 onboard. Eight years later, the search for the jet is back on.  British aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey recently released a report that says he has pinpointed the jet’s exact location. In response, air safety investigators in Australia are renewing their…

  • Eight People, Including Four Teens, on Duck Hunting Trip Killed in Plane Crash Off North Carolina Coast

    Eight People, Including Four Teens, on Duck Hunting Trip Killed in Plane Crash Off North Carolina Coast

    Eight people died in a plane crash on Sunday in North Carolina while on a hunting trip. So far, rescuers recovered just one body in the area, but there are no indications that any of the small plane’s passengers survived the crash. The U.S. Coast Guard said the Pilatus PC-12…