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November 4, 2013
13:15 // 5 months ago
June 22, 2013

Two killed in crash at Dayton air show

  • two people killed in a crash at the Dayton Air Show, a pilot and a “wing walker” — a performer who walks and/or stands along the wing of an aircraft mid-flight. During one of the most dangerous parts of the stunt, with the walker hanging from the bottom of the wing by her legs before the plane inverts and flies upside down, the low-flying craft reportedly slammed into the ground, killing both of them. Said Michael Emoff, chairman of the volunteer board which organized the show: “It’s part of what they do for a living. They know the risks. They do this because they love it. But it’s devastating.” source
16:44 // 10 months ago
April 13, 2013

Plane crashes into ocean outside airport in Bali, but everyone survives

  • 101 the number of passengers that survived a an Indonesian Lion Air plane crash into the ocean on Saturday. 22 were treated for injuries, but the jet, which crashed in the ocean directly outside The Balian town of Denpasar, was apparently intact. While one passenger suffered a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, everyone survived. source
13:35 // 1 year ago
June 4, 2012
At this moment everyone is in shock, including the president, and what you have on your hands is a community of people who are grieving.
Nigerian presidential adviser Reuben Abati • Discussing the deadly plane crash in Lagos that killed all 153 people aboard and an unknown number of people on the ground. The Dana Airlines flight, still burning nearly a full day later, crashed directly into a two-story building, causing fire at many nearby buildings. In the wake of the crash, the country has set a three-day mourning period. The country says the investigation is just beginning and it’s unknown what caused the crash.
10:13 // 1 year ago
April 19, 2012
producermatthew:

A plane has reportedly crashed in the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot, believed to be the only person on board, fell unconscious Thursday morning. Two F-15 jets were scrambled to monitor the plane, which went down into the waters of the gulf 170 miles off the Florida coast. [Photo: Flight Aware]

An insane story, visualized.

producermatthew:

A plane has reportedly crashed in the Gulf of Mexico after the pilot, believed to be the only person on board, fell unconscious Thursday morning. Two F-15 jets were scrambled to monitor the plane, which went down into the waters of the gulf 170 miles off the Florida coast. [Photo: Flight Aware]

An insane story, visualized.

12:26 // 1 year ago
April 6, 2012
16:28 // 2 years ago
16:00 // 2 years ago
November 24, 2011

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

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12:02 // 2 years ago
November 23, 2011
More details on Arizona plane crash: These come from Weather Channel executive producer Jesse Hamilton, who managed to get an official on air that said it was a small plane with six people on board. Rescue will be difficult as it happened over tough terrain. Details still coming out. (ht Matt)

More details on Arizona plane crash: These come from Weather Channel executive producer Jesse Hamilton, who managed to get an official on air that said it was a small plane with six people on board. Rescue will be difficult as it happened over tough terrain. Details still coming out. (ht Matt)

22:59 // 2 years ago

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

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22:29 // 2 years ago