DPS releases identities of pilot, passenger killed in plane crash near Katy Freeway in west Houston
The Department of Public Safety has released the identities of the pilot and passenger killed in a plane crash near the Katy Freeway. The pilot has been identified as Katy resident Solomon Babalola, 23, and the female passenger was Apesin Oluwafunmilayo, 20. She resided in Houston.
Prominent Houston homebuilder ID’d as plane owner, passenger aboard wrecked Brookshire plane
The plane that ran off a runway, rolled through a fence and caught fire in a field while attempting to depart from Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire near Katy on Tuesday, is registered to 987 Investments, LLC, according to FAA records.
2 Fulshear officers injured in small plane crash in New Mexico
FULSHEAR, Texas – Two Fulshear officers are recovering after a plane crash in Lordsburg, New Mexico. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the plane crash that happened on Wednesday. Fulshear Police Department posted on its social media accounts that two officers, Adam Schoof and Dilon Rice, were severely injured in the crash. Officials said Schoof and Rice were the only passengers on board the aircraft at the time of the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Indonesian divers find parts of plane wreckage in Java Sea
An investigator of Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee inspects parts of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 that crashed in the waters off Java Island, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Indonesian rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea early Sunday morning, a day after the Boeing 737-500 with dozens of people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, officials said. Earlier Sunday, search and rescue operations resulted in parts of the plane being found in the sea at a depth of 23 meters (75 feet), leading rescuers to continue searching the area. “We are sure that is the point where the plane crashed.”He said the objects found included broken pieces of fuselage with aircraft registration parts. In December 2014, an AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore plunged into the sea, killing 162 people.
Pilot injured after single-engine plane hits power line, crashes near Manvel
MANVEL, Texas – A pilot was injured Thursday after a single-engine plane struck a power line and crashed near Manvel. The crash was reported about 1:50 p.m. on Oil Field Road, about 2 miles off FM 1128. Officials said the pilot was taken to Memorial Hermann Downtown in Houston to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. No one else was aboard the plane. FAA investigators are investigating the crash.
1 killed in single-engine plane crash in Hitchcock
HITCHCOCK, Texas – One person was killed Tuesday afternoon after a single-engine plane crashed near a railroad track in Hitchcock. The crash was reported around 2:45 p.m. The Galveston Fire Department, police and beach patrol begin to search for the plane until they received a call about the plane’s location being reported near a railroad track, officials said. The plane crashed near South Railroad Avenue and Mike Avenue, officials said. The cause of the crash is unknown.
4 killed in plane crash in Hilltop Lakes in Leon County, officials say
Four people were killed in a plane crash in Hilltop Lakes in Leon County, according to KBTX. Officials said the pilot was having engine trouble and was attempting to make an emergency landing at the Hilltop Lakes airport. According to KBTX, flight records showed a 1984 single-engine plane left Horseshoe Bay Resort near Marble Falls, west of Austin, at 10:00 a.m. Sunday. The plane was headed to the Natchitoches, Louisiana Regional Airport. The pilot contacted the FAA before the crash indicating that the plane was having engine problems, officials told KBTX.
3 dead, 1 hospitalized after plane crash in Bryan, police say
HOUSTON – Three people died and another person was transported to the hospital after a plane crash in Bryan, officials said. One neighbor, who lives across the street and was at home when the crash happened, said she sees things all the time. Yet, Amber Craven didn’t expect to see a dismantled plane on the runway. We heard like some noise and we didn’t even pay no mind to it,” she said. “We heard a helicopter and we still didn’t pay no mind to it.”Craven said a family drove up and told her the plane had crashed earlier that afternoon.
Pilot uninjured after seaplane crashes into Clear Lake, officials say
LEAGUE CITY, Texas – A pilot was not hurt after his seaplane crashed into Clear Lake on Monday, a trooper said. League City Police received a call that a seaplane had gone down around 5:30 p.m. The plane was upside down in the water when first responders arrived. The pilot told investigators he had landed on the water and was attempting to take off again when a wave hit, sending the plane nose down into the water. Stephen Woodard with the Department of Public Safety said the pilot is 59-years-old.
At least 16 killed when plane skids off runway in India, splits in two
The dead included both pilots of the Air India Express flight, the airline said in a statement, adding that the four cabin crew members were safe. Kozhikode's 2,850-meter (9,350-foot) runway is on a flat hilltop with deep gorges on either side ending in a 34-meter (112-foot) drop. A similar tragedy was narrowly avoided at the same airport a year ago, when an Air India Express flight suffered a tail strike upon landing. The Air India Express flight was part of the Indian government's special repatriation mission to bring Indian citizens back to the country, officials said. Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India.
2 injured when small plane crashes into front yard of Bear Creek home
HOUSTON – Two people were injured when the small airplane they were traveling in crashed into the front yard of a home in the Bear Creek area of Harris County. The pilot suffered a head injury while the passenger suffered a broken wrist, officials said. aboard the plane were taken to a hospital to be treated for their injuries. Records indicate the 1972 Piper PA-28, single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft belongs to Anson Aviation out of Sugar Land. Federal Aviation Administration investigators responded to the crash site and the FAA released the following statement:“A single-engine Piper PA-28 with two people aboard crashed early this morning in a residential area in Houston, Texas.
Plane crashes in San Antonio, killing one, injuring two
(AP) – One person was killed and two people were injured when a single-engine airplane they were in crashed in a residential area of San Antonio on Saturday, according to Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward. The aircraft crashed and burned in the back yard of a home, burning some trees but creating no public danger and injuring no one on the ground, Woodward said. The two injured suffered burns and were hospitalized in undisclosed condition, according to Woodward. There were no others on board the Piper PA-28 when it crashed just after 9 a.m. in south San Antonio shortly after taking off from nearby Stinson Field, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said in a news release. Molinaro said the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation into the crash.
NTSB: Extreme reaction of Atlas Air pilot may have caused fatal 2019 crash
WASHINGTON The pilot of an Atlas Air plane that crashed into Trinity Bay last year had problems during his training which may have contributed to his extreme reaction when a type of automatic control was inadvertently activated before the fatal decent, according to federal investigators. Sean Archuleta, who was riding in the jump seat, were killed in the Feb. 23, 2019, crash near Anahuac. The reaction to the slightly abnormal situation was the problem, NTSB investigator Bill English said. Investigators also said that it appears several red flags were missed by an agent who conducted a screening of Aska for Atlas Air. They also said they believe it was inappropriate for Atlas Air to rely solely on the screening agent to catch those problems.
US officials: ‘Highly likely’ Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner
WASHINGTON – U.S. officials said Thursday it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. “I personally don't think that's even a question.”The U.S. officials wouldn’t say what intelligence they had that pointed to an Iranian missile. Iranian officials initially blamed a technical malfunction for the crash, something backed by Ukrainian officials before they said they wouldn't speculate amid an ongoing investigation. Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine's Security Council, told Ukrainian media that officials had several working theories regarding the crash, including a missile strike. “Undoubtedly, the priority for Ukraine is to identify the causes of the plane crash,” Zelenskiy said.
Daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator among killed in Louisiana plane crash, officials say
He said the plane was en route to the Peach Bowl playoff game in Atlanta between LSU and Oklahoma. A blackened car sat in the post office parking lot, which was carpeted with scattered tree limbs. He said he ran out and saw black smoke and flames from the post office parking lot and downed power lines. Kevin Jackson told KLFY-TV he heard a "massive explosion" and saw a "big old ball of flame" when the plane crashed. McCord is the second journalist working in the New Orleans area to die in a plane crash this year.
12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan
ALMATY, Kazakhsta – A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said. Fifty-four people people were reported hospitalized with injuries, at least 10 of them in critical condition, officials said. Authorities quickly suspended all Bek Air and Fokker 100 flights in Kazakhstan while the investigation got underway. The plane continued to gain altitude, shaking quite severely, and then went down,” Aslan Nazaraliyev told The Associated Press by phone. Dozens more in Almaty lined up at a local blood bank to donate for the injured.
Cargo delivery plane crashes in Victoria
VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, the Victoria Office of Emergency Management and other responders are on the scene of a cargo aircraft that has has crashed near Benbow Road on Monday night. Air traffic controllers lost radar and radio contact with a single-engine Cessna 208 in the vicinity of Victoria around 8:16 p.m. Monday. The FAA says the plane was traveling from Victoria to Houston’s Bush International Airport. FAA investigators are on their way to the accident site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board have been summoned to investigate the crash.
Husband remembers 71-year-old plane crash victim from Spring
HOUSTON – Days after a small plane crash killed three people near San Antonio, KPRC 2 learned more about the third victim — 71-year-old Maureen Garrow of Spring, Texas. Garrow was an avid private pilot and flight instructor whose passion was to teach, according to her loved ones. On the day of the wreck, Maureen’s husband Ronald told KPRC 2 his wife left for Hooks Memorial Airport to lead a training. Ronald, 75, said his wife of 48 years, Maureen, had the true heart of a teacher and loved to fly. The Spring resident earned her colleagues’ respect as a tenacious private pilot and independent flight instructor.