Crashes and Collisions

Military Identifies 17 Killed in '52 Alaska Crash

This Thursday, July 12, 2012, file photograph shows the Joint Task Force-Alaska Team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright recovering debris on Colony Glacier near Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo)

Associated Press | Jun 19, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then was buried for decades in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday. The Department of Defense released the identities of 17 people onboard the C-124 Globemaster... more

Residents Relieved No One Injured by Harrier

Smoke and flames rise after a Marine jet crashed into a residential area in the desert community of Imperial, Calif., setting two homes on fire Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP photo)

Associated Press | Jun 06, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Military crews on Thursday mopped up the debris of an exploded fighter jet that struck a Southern California neighborhood, as authorities launched an investigation into the latest crash of the Cold War aircraft with a history of problems. The Harrier AV-8B had taken off from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma and was almost at his... more

3 Homes Destroyed after Yuma Harrier Crashes

Smoke and flames rise after a Marine jet crashed into a residential area in the desert community of Imperial, Calif., setting two homes on fire Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP photo)

Stars and Stripes | Jun 05, 2014

SAN DIEGO — An AV-8B Harrier jet stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., crashed in Imperial, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon, Marine Corps officials said. The pilot ejected safely and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Marines said. Three homes were destroyed and five more were evacuated, officials said, but so far, there... more

Survivors Mark 20 Years Since Green Ramp Crash

Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer | Mar 24, 2014

Jay Nelson remembers that it was a beautiful day. A day that was shattered in an instant by the explosion, confusion and a wave of fire. That day at Pope Air Force Base -- the day an air crash sent a fireball sweeping over ranks of paratroopers -- was 20 years ago. One of the deadliest peacetime disasters in Army history has a seemingly small p... more

Navy: Jet Crash Pilot Listed in Good Condition

Associated Press | Jan 28, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy says the condition of a fighter pilot whose jet crashed off the coast of Virginia is improving. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Mike Maus said Tuesday that the pilot is listed in good condition. He was originally listed in critical condition by medical staff after being flown by Navy helicopters to a civilian hospital... more

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