Aviation accidents and incidents

An opponent to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds a candle during a vigil for those killed in street fighting over the past week in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaid called in vain for a military uprising to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, and five people were killed in clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 05, 2019 - 7:02 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Led by Roman Catholic priests in white robes, several hundred Venezuelans said prayers Sunday at a candle-lit vigil for at least five people killed in street clashes following a failed opposition call for a military uprising. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó was unable to...
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A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida sits in a river at the end of a runway, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with 136 passengers and seven aircrew slid off the runway Friday night into the St. Johns River, a NAS Jacksonville news release said. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
May 05, 2019 - 6:26 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pilots of a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base made a last-minute change to the runway where they would make a landing, a federal investigator said Sunday. The pilots on the Miami Air International plane requested the change to air traffic...
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This image taken from video provided by Instagram user @artempetrovich, shows the SSJ-100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines on fire during an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (@artempetrovich via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 5:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — At least 40 people died when an Aeroflot airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, officials said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it...
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A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida sits in a river at the end of a runway, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with 136 passengers and seven aircrew slid off the runway Friday night into the St. Johns River, a NAS Jacksonville news release said. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
May 04, 2019 - 9:41 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A military-chartered jet carrying 143 people landed hard, then bounced and swerved as the pilot struggled to control it amid thunder and lightning, ultimately skidding off the runway and coming to a crashing halt in a river at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. It meant chaos...
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An opponent to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, his face the colors of the Venezuelan national flag and the Spanish word for "Freedom" written on his forehead, takes part in a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took his quest to win over Venezuela's troops back to the streets, calling his supporters to participate in an outreach to soldiers outside military installations across the country. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 04, 2019 - 9:39 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops, days after the opposition called in vain for a military uprising. The Cougar helicopter hurtled into...
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This 2018 photo provided by Bobby Berridge shows his son, Joseph Berridge, with a Robinson R44 helicopter in Albuquerque, N.M. Bobby Berridge says his son was the pilot who died when a Hawaii tour helicopter crashed on a residential street in Kailua, a suburb of Honolulu on Monday, April 29, 2019. He says his son moved to Hawaii two weeks ago to fulfill a dream of being a tour helicopter pilot. The Honolulu medical examiner's office hasn't released the names of the three aboard who died. (Bobby Berridge via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 8:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A 28-year-old man who moved to Hawaii two weeks ago from New Mexico was the pilot who died along with two passengers when a tour helicopter crashed on a street in a Honolulu suburb, his father said Tuesday. Joseph Berridge, who moved from Albuquerque to Honolulu, was the pilot of a...
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Investigators stand around the wreckage of a helicopter, Monday, April 29, 2019, in Kailua, Hawaii. Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community in a crash that killed three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
April 29, 2019 - 7:58 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. "All you could see was fire," witness Melissa Solomon said, explaining that she was driving on the...
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Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg speaks at the Boeing Annual General Meeting in Chicago, Monday, April 29, 2019. (John Gress/Pool Photo via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 10:00 am
Boeing shareholders are meeting six months to the day since the first of two deadly crashes involving the company's 737 Max airliner and as new questions arise about the aerospace giant's handling of the crisis. Southwest Airlines says it wasn't told that a safety feature on the Max was turned off...
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This undated photo provided by the Valley County Sheriff's Office shows a small plane where it came to rest at the top of a tree near the resort town of McCall, Idaho. Pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the crash Monday night, April 22, 2019, which happened when his single-engine Piper Cub PA-18 lost power and a wing strut became entangled in the the top of a 60-foot (18-meter) tree as he was trying to crash-land in a field, officials said. Gregory was rescued from his perch atop the giant white fir by volunteer firefighter Randy Acker, who owns a tree-removal company. (Undersheriff Jason Speer/Valley County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 7:45 pm
MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of a 60-foot (18-meter) tree, officials said. Pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash, which happened when his single-engine Piper Cub PA-18...
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April 23, 2019 - 12:24 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three crewmen aboard a helicopter that crashed off the New Zealand coast while on a rescue mission were found alive on a remote island Tuesday after they were missing overnight. Rescue Coordination Centre spokesman Mark Dittmer said the men were found shortly before...
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