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A series of errors by pilots and a failure to react effectively to technical problems led to the crash of Air France Flight 447, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis said Thursday in its final report on the disaster.

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Official: 153 on plane, at least 10 on ground dead after Nigeria crashupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 21:15:00

The search for bodies and, hopefully, survivors in Nigeria's most populated city continued through the night and into Monday, hours after an airliner crashed killing all 153 passengers and crew on board and at least 10 people on the ground.

First images of Pakistan plane crashupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 21:36:00

First images from GEO TV of the plane crash site and debris near Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

No survivors from Pakistan plane crash, official saysupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 21:36:00

A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed Friday in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport, according to Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority, which cited poor weather as a possible factor.

Siberia plane crash siteupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 12:27:00

A twin-engine plane carrying 43 people crashed soon after takeoff in Siberia, killing all but 12 people.

Massachusetts plane crash kills 2updated: Sun Jan 15 2012 20:44:00

A small plane crashed off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Sunday, killing both people on board, authorities said.

Crash landing injures 26 in Kyrgyzstanupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 15:57:00

At least 26 people were injured when a plane crash-landed at the airport in Osh, Kyrgyzstan Wednesday, the country's Health Ministry said, according to the Kyrgyz AKI-press news agency.

3 dead in Mayo clinic copter crashupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 12:44:00

The NTSB reports on its probe into a fatal medical helicopter crash in Florida.

Plane crashes onto New Jersey interstateupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 12:03:00

A single engine plane crashes on a New Jersey interstate, killing all five people on board.

5 killed in Texas plane crashupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 04:21:00

Five people were killed in a plane crash in central Texas Monday night, authorities said.

Two planes collide at Seattle airfieldupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 06:27:00

A small plane crashed into a parked aircraft at Boeing Field in Seattle Wednesday night, sparking a fire.

Mexican official: Explosion, fire didn't cause deadly helicopter crashupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 19:20:00

The helicopter crash in Mexico that killed Interior Minister Jose Francisco Blake Mora and all seven other people aboard shows no evidence of an explosion, a Mexican official said Saturday.

Mexico interior minister killed in crashupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 22:28:00

Mexico's interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora, was killed in a helicopter crash Friday.

Hawaii helicopter crash kills 5updated: Thu Nov 10 2011 21:39:00

A tour helicopter crashed and burned on the Hawaiian island of Molokai on Thursday, killing all five people aboard, local and federal authorities reported.

2009: Air France jet fell verticallyupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 06:23:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports the inquiry into the crash of Air France Flight 447 says the jet went down almost vertically.

Q&A: Has mystery of Flight 447 been solved?updated: Fri Jul 29 2011 06:23:00

Almost two years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the southern Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 people aboard, investigators have released a report on what they believe caused the crash.

What caused the Air France crash?updated: Fri Jul 29 2011 06:18:00

Sources say the Air France pilots were distracted just before the crash. CNN's RIchard Quest reports.

How black boxes survived plane crashupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 05:13:00

John Bolton, president of Honeywell's Air Transport business, explains how its black boxes survived two years underwater.

Plane crashes into hospital buildingupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 18:17:00

Two people are dead after a plane crashes into a building at a hospital complex in Watsonville, California.

Parts of crashed Air France jet foundupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 10:39:00

CNN's Richard Quest has what investigators hope to learn from found parts of an Air France jet that crashed in 2009.

Q&A: Will the mystery of Flight 447 be solved?updated: Mon Jun 06 2011 10:39:00

Over two years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the southern Atlantic Ocean killing all 228 people aboard, investigators are edging closer to determining what caused the crash.

75 additional bodies recovered from Air France crash after 2 yearsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 07:54:00

Seventy-five additional bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil two years ago, more than doubling the number of remains that have been found, the vice-president of the French victims' association told CNN Tuesday.

2009: Plane's final momentsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 07:54:00

From July 2009: The Air France plane that crashed with 228 people aboard "went straight down," an investigator said.

NATO chopper crashes in western Afghanistanupdated: Tue May 24 2011 12:21:00

A NATO helicopter crashed in western Afghanistan Tuesday morning, officials said.

Military plane crashesupdated: Thu May 19 2011 04:12:00

Officials say a military plane crashed at the Pt. Mugu airbase. The three people on board escaped with minor injuries.

Official: 15 bodies recovered from plane crash in Indonesiaupdated: Sat May 07 2011 13:30:00

Fifteen bodies were recovered Saturday from the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into the ocean while preparing to land in the Indonesian province of West Papua, officials said.

Tail of Air France jet found in Atlanticupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 16:41:00

Search teams have found the tail section of Air France Flight 447, two years after the jet plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, victims' families say.

Investigators find parts of downed Air France jetupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 06:22:00

French investigators said Sunday that they have found pieces of the Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009, killing all 228 people on board.

Small plane crashes into N.C. homeupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 12:05:00

A twin-engine propeller plane crashed into a house in Guilford County, North Carolina.

2 killed in small plane crashupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 12:05:00

A twin-engine propeller plane crashed into a house in North Carolina on Wednesday, killing two people on board, authorities said.

Flight 447 crash probe also to include look at Air France-KLMupdated: Fri Mar 18 2011 10:51:00

An investigation into the mysterious 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 into the southern Atlantic Ocean will also include a probe into Air France-KLM, the airline's attorney said Friday.

Airbus under investigation for involuntary manslaughter in 2009 crashupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 15:59:00

A French magistrate is investigating Airbus for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the mysterious 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 into the southern Atlantic Ocean, according to the airline manufacturer and a court spokeswoman.

Six dead in Ireland plane crashupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 14:03:00

Six people were killed and six were injured when a small plane crashed at Cork Airport in southern Ireland on Thursday, local officials said.

Plane crash in Iran kills dozensupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 09:23:00

Dozens were killed and injured when an IranAir plane crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing.

1 killed in small plane crash in Alabamaupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 08:18:00

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive Thursday morning to investigate a small plane crash that killed one person in Birmingham, Alabama.

12 killed in Russian military plane crashupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 21:28:00

Twelve people were killed Wednesday when a military plane crashed in central Russia, authorities said.

2009: What caused Air France crash?updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 08:56:00

In June 2009, CNN talked with an Airbus expert about what might have caused a fatal Air France crash.

Search to resume for Air France 447updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 08:56:00

A new operation will begin next year to find the debris of Air France Flight 447, which mysteriously crashed into the southern Atlantic Ocean last year, French officials said.

NTSB: Bird strike caused fatal 2009 helicopter crashupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 14:12:00

A 2009 helicopter crash in which eight people died was due to a bird striking the chopper's windshield, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

Indian helicopter crash kills 12updated: Fri Nov 19 2010 08:15:00

An Indian Air Force helicopter crashed Friday in a mountainous region bordering Tibet, killing all 12 people on board, authorities in New Delhi said.

Small plane crash kills 2 in New Yorkupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 17:35:00

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in southeastern New York, officials said Saturday, a day after a hunter discovered the plane.

Crash kills 2 South Korean pilotsupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 02:47:00

Two South Korean pilots were killed Friday when their surveillance plane crashed into a mountain in central South Korea, the Ministry of National Defense said.

Deadly plane crash in Cubaupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 20:00:00

Aero Caribbean plane crashes in rural Cuba, killing everyone on board. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

State media: Rescuers recover 'black box' of crashed plane in Cubaupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 20:00:00

Search crews have found the flight data recorder in the charred remains of a fiery plane crash in central Cuba that left 68 people dead, state media reported Friday.

Witness: Plane crashed into power linesupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 19:25:00

A witness to a plane crash in Venezuela describes seeing the plane take off, then crash into high-voltage cables.

UPS identifies pilots killed in plane crash in United Arab Emiratesupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 08:19:00

UPS has identified two pilots killed in a plane crash in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.

China investigates deadly plane crashupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 19:06:00

CNN producer Steven Jiang gives details on a deadly plane crash in China.

China begins cleaning up plane wreckageupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 08:50:00

Crews are combing through the wreckage of a plane that crashed in northern China. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.

Major plane crashes in the past 20 monthsupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 13:07:00

The plane crash in China Tuesday was at least the ninth major deadly airline crash since January 2009.

Deadly plane crash in Arizonaupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 15:45:00

CNN's Kyra Phillips talks to a fire official about a plane that crashed into a building in Arizona.

Crews in Pakistan find voice, flight data recordersupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:56:00

The data recorders for the plane that crashed and killed 152 people in Pakistan have been found, a government official said Saturday.

Pakistani hospital turned into morgueupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:56:00

The largest hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, is turned into a morgue for victims of a nearby plane crash.

Plane crash in Pakistan kills 152updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 11:42:00

An investigation is under way following a plane crash in low lying hills north of Islamabad. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Crews complete search for bodies after Pakistan crashupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 11:42:00

Recovery crews ended the search for bodies in the hills north of Islamabad Thursday where a passenger plane crashed a day earlier killing all 152 aboard, a government officials told CNN.

8 killed in plane crash in Mexicoupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 01:19:00

Eight people, including members of a local politician's staff, were killed when a small plane crashed in Mexico, the state-run Notimex news agency reported Sunday. The politician, Roberto Borge Angulo, who is running for governor in the state of Quintana Roo, was not on the plane, the agency said.

Wreckage of Afghan plane crash foundupdated: Thu May 20 2010 09:48:00

Aircrews from the Afghan National Army Air Corps and from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force have found the wreckage of the plane that crashed Monday with 44 people aboard, ISAF said Thursday.

Sources: Pilot in Libyan crash hampered by low visibilityupdated: Sat May 15 2010 21:55:00

Low visibility caused by mist and sand created poor flying conditions for the pilot of an Afriqiyah Airways flight that crashed just before landing in Tripoli, Libyan sources with knowledge of the investigation said Saturday.

9-year-old plane crash survivor scheduled to return homeupdated: Fri May 14 2010 13:38:00

The 9-year-old boy who was the lone survivor of a plane crash that killed 103 people in Libya plans to return to the Netherlands on Saturday, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Libya crash survivor doing wellupdated: Fri May 14 2010 13:38:00

Doctors say the 8-year-old Dutch boy is doing well after surgery. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Child is lone survivor in Libya plane crashupdated: Thu May 13 2010 07:36:00

An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash in Libya, airline officials said Wednesday.

Air France probe narrows search areaupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 22:13:00

Investigators seeking the cause of the mysterious crash of an Air France jet last year have significantly narrowed the area they are searching to find the wreckage, a top official said.

Helicopter crash kills 2 Americansupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 18:57:00

Two Americans were killed in a helicopter crash in the Dominican Republic Thursday.

Search for jet crash victimsupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 09:16:00

The search continues for bodies and recorders from the Ethiopian airliner that crashed into the Mediterranean.

Air France crash remains a mystery as latest report releasedupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 10:43:00

Investigators probing the June crash of an Air France flight in the Atlantic Ocean still do not know what brought the plane down, who was at the controls when it crashed, or what the pilots did in the moments leading up to the disaster, according to a new report released Thursday.

Air France jet hit trouble near AF447 crash siteupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 08:42:00

French investigators said they are looking into problems encountered by an Air France jet last month in nearly the same spot over the Atlantic where another Air France jet mysteriously crashed in June.

Shanghai plane crashupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 18:06:00

Three Americans die in the fiery crash of a cargo plane at Shanghai airport. CNN's John Vause reports

Medical helicopter crash kills 3 in Californiaupdated: Sat Nov 14 2009 14:15:00

A medical helicopter crashed early Saturday near Doyle, California, killing all three people on board, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

Airbus urges airlines to swap plane speed sensorsupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 09:04:00

Airbus has urged airlines to replace most of the European-made speed sensors on their A330 and A340 planes for more "consistent" ones made in the U.S.

Airbus will fund third search for crash debrisupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 08:29:00

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is ready to fund a third search of the Atlantic Ocean if a second search, now under way, fails to find debris from last month's Air France crash, the company said Friday.

Helicopter crash in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 05:56:00

A civilian helicopter crashed during takeoff in southern Afghanistan on Sunday. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Fighter jet crashes in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 05:56:00

A fighter jet crashed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, in the fourth wreck in three days, authorities said.

Plane crashes in Iranupdated: Sun Jul 19 2009 05:49:00

A plane crashed in northwestern Iran carrying at least 150 passengers.

Flight 447 crash could join list of mysteriesupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 14:59:00

As the possibility decreases that investigators will learn what happened to Air France Flight 447 on Monday over the Atlantic Ocean, the chance of it entering the folklore of mystery crashes grows.

Plane crash kills 3 families with young children on way to vacationupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 20:11:00

Three families with young children were heading to a ski vacation together when their plane crashed into a cemetery in Montana, loved ones of the victims said Monday.

Friends recall crash victimsupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 20:11:00

Friends and family recall victims of a plane crash that killed 14, including seven children. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.

'Miracle on the Hudson' crewupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 07:15:00

Larry King talks with the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 whose plane crash-landed in the Hudson River.

FedEx plane crashes in Texasupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 11:04:00

Two crew members were taken to a hospital after a FedEx cargo plane crashed on landing Tuesday morning at the Lubbock, Texas, airport, officials said.

Parents describe plane crashupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 18:30:00

Parents talk about the chaos inside a plane after it ran off a runway in Denver.

Plane crashes into houseupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 16:46:00

An experimental plane crashed into a home in north Las Vegas, Nevada.

Plane crashes into house, kills 3updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 16:46:00

A small plane crashed into a house Friday in North Las Vegas, Nevada, killing three people, Fire Chief Kevin Brame said.

Deadly plane crash in Peruupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 03:30:00

Five French tourists visiting Peru's Nazca Lines died after their small plane crashed into power lines.

Pilot in Brazilian crash tried to abort landing, official saysupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 08:32:00

An initial probe of a Brazilian plane crash that killed nearly 200 people suggests the airliner's pilot tried to abort a landing, an official said Wednesday.

Plane crashes into homesupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 06:24:00

Plane crashes into homes

5 killed, including 2 children, when plane crashes into homesupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 06:24:00

A small plane crashed into two homes Tuesday in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, killing five people -- the pilot, his passenger, and an adult and two children inside the houses.

NTSB: Short runway in jet crash had no lightsupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 10:12:00

An unlighted runway and a newly redesigned taxiway were two of the clues investigators studied Monday as they tried to determine why Comair Flight 5191 crashed Sunday morning in Lexington, Kentucky, killing 49 of the 50 people onboard.

Questions hang over why crashed jet used short runwayupdated: Sun Aug 27 2006 08:19:00

Why would an experienced pilot take off on a runway too short to accommodate his commercial jet -- rather than the longer one he told air traffic controllers he planned to use?

Pilot killed when plane crashes into houseupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 14:18:00

A small plane crashed into a house at the end of a runway Monday in Tampa, killing the pilot and badly burning the co-pilot, a police officer said.

Pilot 'alive when plane crashed'updated: Tue Aug 16 2005 04:08:00

The co-pilot of a Cyprus airliner that crashed killing all 121 on board was alive when the plane went down, according to the chief coroner of the investigation.

Pilot in Canadian crash to be interviewedupdated: Thu Aug 04 2005 10:38:00

Canadian investigators are set to interview the pilot who was at the controls of the Air France jet that crashed on landing earlier this week at Toronto's airport, the head of the crash inquiry team said Thursday.

Survivor recalls crash, screams as plane hit groundupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 10:15:00

One of the two people to survive the crash of a commuter plane in Missouri this week described his ordeal in a phone call from his hospital bed, his voice breaking as he recounted the screams from the dying.

'Terrorist act' blamed for air crashupdated: Fri Aug 27 2004 00:52:00

One of two Russian airliners that crashed nearly simultaneously was brought down by a terrorist act, officials said, after finding traces of explosives in the plane's wreckage.

Russians mourn plane crash victimsupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 03:31:00

Russia is observing an official day of mourning for the 89 people who died in the near-simultaneous crashes of two passenger jets.

Recent major Russian air crashesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 04:20:00

Here are details of some of the most serious crashes involving Russian planes in recent years, as reported by Reuters news agency:

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