Us air jet crashes in hudson river

The president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, immediately fired the head of the air force, began an investigation into the incident and vowed to end all future air shows. Millions of dollars were set aside to assist the victims and their families. The investigation quickly revealed that the pilots were attempting risky maneuvers that had never before been tried. In addition, there were no safety precautions in place to help the pilots direct the planes away from the crowd below in the event of an emergency.

The previous worst air-show disaster was at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany, where three Italian jets collided and one crashed into the crowd. Seventy people were killed in that disaster.

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June 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Air Force pilot and tactical maintenance worker were hospitalized Friday after a fighter jet crashed at an airport in central Ohio, military officials said.

The plane, part of the USAF Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron , flipped over on the runway while landing at Dayton International Airport at about 12:20 p.m. Friday, the Air Force said in a statement .

"More details will be released following an aircraft and safety investigation boards. Our performance at Dayton Air Show is to be determined," one tweet said.

CARLSTADT  -- A Learjet crashed in an industrial area of Carlstadt on Monday afternoon while making its final approach to Teterboro Airport, killing two crew members on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash occurred at 3:30 p.m., about a quarter of a mile southeast of the airport. The only people on board, the pilot and another crew member, were killed in the crash, Carlstadt Police said.

The Learjet 35, which departed from Philadephia International Airport, crashed into the parking lot of the Carlstadt Department of Public Works on Kero Road. A large plume of smoke could be seen rising from the wreckage as people on the ground scrambled to safety and rescue workers sped to the scene.