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Private Plan Crash

Southern California Private Plane Crashes Take Several Lives in July

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Eleven separate airplane accidents in California have been reported by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for the month of July. Two of those accidents, both occurring in Southern California, involved fatalities. On July 6th, a Piper PA 28R-180, in a flight which originated at French Valley Airport in Murrieta, crashed into mountainous terrain… Read More »

Asiana Flight 214

Asiana Flight 214 One Year Later NTSB blames fatal crash in California on pilot error and automated Boeing systems

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

It was one year ago this month that Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul crashed into the runway at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring dozens more. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is set to release its probable cause determination of the crash, which includes 30 separate findings. The report also makes… Read More »

Malaysia Flight 370 Disappears

Malaysia Flight 370 Not the First Plane to Disappear for Unknown Reasons

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

From the vanishing of Amelia Earhart in 1937 to the loss last month of Malaysia Flight 370, an airplane disappearance is a rare yet dramatic event which captures the world’s attention. Although it is hard to believe that something as large as a commercial jet airliner could go missing, the Boeing 777 lost in… Read More »

Santa Monica Plane Crash

Four Die in Santa Monica Private Plane Crash

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

A private jet airplane in flight from Hailey, Idaho crashed into the Santa Monica Airport around 6:20 p.m. on September 29. Four people on board were killed in the crash. The plane, a twin-engine Cessna Citation 525A, had touched down at the airport, but apparently then veered off the runway and crashed into a… Read More »


Over 100 Aviation Accidents in August Leave Nearly Fifty Dead

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

As of this writing, 128 aviation accidents and incidents have been reported for the month of August in the United States, according to statistics compiled by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Although most reports are still in their preliminary stages, probable cause has so far been determined in five of the accidents, and… Read More »

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