Plane Crash

Updated at 8:36 p.m. ET

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that evidence suggests an Iranian missile strike brought down the Ukrainian jetliner that plunged from the sky Wednesday outside Tehran.

"We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile," Trudeau said during a news conference in Ottawa, one day after all 176 people aboard — including dozens of Canadian passengers — died in the crash.

Flags have been lowered across the Greater Toronto Area to remember the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran. All 176 people on board were killed and 63 were Canadians. As Dan Karpenchuk reports, more than a dozen were from Ontario.

Updated at 4:50 a.m. ET

A Ukraine International Airlines jetliner, reportedly carrying 176 passengers and crew, has crashed near Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, according to Iran state television, which said all those aboard are dead. Iranian officials said they believe one of the plane's engines caught fire.

Updated 8 p.m. ET

A Marine Corps refueling tanker crashed Monday afternoon in a field 85 miles north of Jackson, Miss., killing all aboard, 15 Marines and one Navy sailor.

Six of the Marines and the Navy sailor were from the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, N.C. A Marine Corps spokesperson said they were traveling with their "associated equipment" en route to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is urging more action to be taken in assuring the safety of small aircraft.

WBFO's Chris Caya

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings into a fatal midair plane collision in North Collins.

A memorial service was held on Saturday for one of the victims killed in last Sunday's tragic plane crash in North Collins.

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As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into what caused the mid-air collision of two small planes over North Collins, the names of its victims have been released.

Two pilots and a passenger were killed Sunday morning in a mid-air crash between two planes in North Collins. The planes took off from the Hamburg Airport headed to St. Mary, Pennsylvania.

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A United Airlines plane carrying more than 70 people skidded off a runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport while landing on Sunday night.

Honoring a teen killed in a plane crash in Lancaster

Feb 20, 2015
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Family and friends of a teen who died last September in a tragic small plane crash in Lancaster are gathering this weekend to remember 14-year-old James Metz.  WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with James' Aunt, Noreen Williams, about efforts to honor his memory.

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A preliminary report shows that two small planes involved in a fatal collision in western New York were traveling along the same path when one descended at the same time the other climbed. 


The first of two funerals for two Western New York teens who died under tragic circumstances last weekend took place today, capping an emotional week here.    

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Two planes collided in mid-air Saturday morning. Two passengers who were on one of the planes are dead. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say there are a lot of other things that are still unknown and might not be known for more than a year.

Lancaster school students are grieving the death of one of their own in a Saturday morning plane crash.

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Two people were killed while two others walked away without injury following a mid-air collision of two small airplanes Saturday morning along the Lancaster-Alden border.

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A small plane lost power and crash-landed in a mostly empty parking lot at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday afternoon. No one was injured.