Crashes and Collisions

Report: Black Hawk Pilots Lost Control, Crashed in Thick Fog

A small memorial stands in the sand along Highway 98 in Navarre, Fla., Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Jennie McKeon)

NEW ORLEANS — A Black Hawk helicopter crashed last March, killing 11 servicemen, because two veteran Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter pilots got disoriented and lost control after failing to switch from visual-based to instrument-based flight procedures in a thick fog during a training exercise, the military said Thursday. The pilots, t... more

Military Aircraft Goes Off Runway Near San Diego

Naval Air Station North Island

SAN DIEGO — A military aircraft went off a runway Friday at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay, officials said. The pilot was airlifted from the water, said Tanya Castaneda, a spokeswoman for the Port of San Diego. The pilot's condition was unknown. KGTV-TV San Diego published a photograph of a downed aircraft in the bay's ... more

Second Fatality in Osprey Crash Identified

Smoke rises from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after it made a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station in Hawaii May 17. (Photo: Kimberly Hynd, AP)

The second Marine who died of injuries from the crash of an MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii earlier this week was a 21-year-old rifleman from the same Arizona hometown as a 22-year-old Lance Corporal killed in the crash of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter in Nepal last week. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit on Thursday identified the s... more

Doctor Hails Marines' 'Heroic Effort' after Osprey Crash

In this May 17, 2015 photo, a man and woman look toward smoke rising from a Marine Corps Osprey aircraft after making a hard landing on Bellows Air Force Station near Waimanalo, Hawaii. (Zane Dulin via AP)

When physician David Kaminskas arrived less than five minutes after the crash of an MV-22 Osprey at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, he saw flames, billowing black smoke and an aircraft melting away. He expected to discover multiple casualties, but that's not what he found. All the crewmen and passengers were outside and clear of the bur... more

Civilian Plane Crashes, Killing Marine on Ground in Arizona

Officials check the scene of a T-59 Hawk aircraft crash Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Yuma Sun, Randy Hoeft)

YUMA, Ariz. — A Marine died Wednesday after an aircraft operated by a civilian crashed on a runway at a southwest Arizona military base, Marine Corps officials said. The T-59 Hawk crashed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma around 11:45 a.m. The two people in the plane were examined at a hospital and released. The Marine was injured when t... more

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