Small plane crashes in Louisiana

A small plane crashed in the woods of southeastern Louisiana early Saturday, local ambulance officials said.

The plane crashed in a wooded area near the city of Albany in Livingston Parish shortly after 1 a.m. ET, authorities said.

CNN affiliate WRBZ reported the airplane was bound for Marksville.

It was unclear how many people were on the plane and whether there were injuries or fatalities.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/28/louisiana.plane.crash/index.html

Plane crashes into Hudson River

NEW YORK CITY — A US Airways flight headed to Charlotte has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City.

Flight 1549 left from Boston and was headed to Charlotte when it tried to divert to La Guardia Airport in New York City.

The plane landed in the Hudson River.

New York City firefighters are responding to the crash. It was not immediately clear if there were injuries.

Witness Barbara Sambriski, a researcher at The Associated Press, said, “I just thought, ‘Why is it so low?’ And, splash, it hit the water.”

http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-011509-mw-usairways_crash.759d7dc.html

Passenger jet crashes in Kyrgyzstan

*I KNEW this was going to happen. I had no specifics, but I have been dreaming of plane crashes. It will happen again soon…notice the synchronicities and cycles.*

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — A passenger jet heading to Iran with at least 83 people aboard crashed Sunday near the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz and U.S. officials said.

Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted an unidentified airport official as saying there were casualties, but that could not immediately be confirmed.

The Boeing 737 crashed near the Bishkek airport, Maj. Damian Pickart, public affairs officer for the Manas U.S. air base, told The Associated Press. The U.S. air base is at Bishkek’s airport. Pickart said there were 83 people aboard.

An airport official said the crash occurred after the crew reported a technical problem on board about 10 minutes into the flight to Tehran, Iran, and said they were returning to the airport. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to give her name.

Kyrgyz Interior Minister Maldomusa Kongatiyev told the AP there were seven crew members on board in addition to the 83 passengers. He said the plane went down 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the airport.
Interfax quoted Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Minister Kamchibek Tashiyev as saying the plane crashed about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the airport and that it had 123 people on board.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/24/jet.crash.ap/index.html