Crashes and Collisions

Jet on Navy Training Mission Crashes, Kills Pilot

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PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said. The plane disintegrated when it hit the ground at about 5:15 p.m. as it was preparing to land at Naval Station Ventura County. The crash sent a huge plume of bi... more

Two Italian Air Force Jets Collide Over Italy

ROME — Two Italian air force fighter jets carrying a total of four crew members collided during a training mission over Italy on Tuesday and crashed into a hilly, wooded area that erupted in flames, the force said. It wasn't immediately known whether the two pilots and two navigators managed to eject from the Tornado jets. The collision occurr... more

Iraqi Military Helicopter Crashes Delivering Aid

FILE - In this Monday, May 13, 2013 file photo, an Mi-17 helicopter used by the Afghan Air Force sits on Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall, File)

BAGHDAD — A Russian-built Iraqi military helicopter providing aid to those stranded on a mountain fleeing Sunni militants crashed Tuesday after too many tried to climb aboard, killing the pilot, said the army spokesman. Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said in a statement that Iraqi parliamentarian Vian Dakheel, of the minority Yazidi community mos... more

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)

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)

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

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