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4 injured when airplane crashes short of Alaska airstrip

May. 25, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An aircraft crashed while attempting to land on a rural Alaska airstrip lined by trees, injuring all four people on board, officials said Wednesday. Three people seriously hurt in Tuesday's crash at Dry Bay airstrip were sent to hospitals in Anchorage. A...

Lawsuit filed over plane crash that killed 8 off of NC coast

May. 25, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

The families of four people — including three teens — who died in a February plane crash off the North Carolina coast are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot, who also died. The suit claims the pilot failed to properly fly the single-engine plane in weather...

This refreshing airline amenity is making a comeback

May. 25, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service. Early on in the pandemic, many airlines completely cut in-flight refreshment offerings (aside from perhaps a hasty water...

New Zealand plane finds 7 missing aboard 2 boats in Pacific

May. 24, 2022 04:36 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Seven people on two small boats that drifted for days in the Pacific have been rescued after a New Zealand plane spotted them near the remote island nation of Kiribati. New Zealand’s military said Tuesday that the crew aboard an Orion plane had...

Lone survivor of 2009 plane crash testifies in Paris court

May. 23, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a 2009 plane crash in the Indian Ocean took the stand Monday in a Paris courtroom, recounting her ordeal as a 12-year-old girl hearing screams, clinging to floating debris and desperately hoping that her mother was still alive. Bahia Bakari's...

Nashua helicopter crash causes minor injuries to occupants

May. 23, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A helicopter crashed Monday morning at the Nashua airport, causing minor injuries to the occupants, fire officials said. Fire officials referred to it as a “low altitude" helicopter crash at the airport at about 10:45 a.m. The cause of the...

2 people killed in small plane crash north of Denver

May. 22, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Two people were killed in a small plane crash in a neighborhood north of Denver. KMGH-TV reports the single-engine Piper PA32 went down in the Anthem Ranch neighborhood in Broomfield just before noon Sunday. No one on the ground was injured, and no homes...

Small plane has engine failure and goes down in Prescott

May. 22, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane went down shortly after takeoff from Prescott Regional Airport, but the pilot escaped injury. They say the pilot was the only person aboard the Cessna 172 when he reported engine failure around 9 a.m. Sunday and he put the...

Pilot dies in airplane crash near Wayne drag race event

May. 21, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — A pilot died after a single-engine plane crashed at the Wayne Municipal Airport, officials said. The Cessna 140 crashed Friday evening during the MayDay STOL Drag Races. The organization that planned the events said in a Facebook post the pilot...

Co-pilot injured when duck smashes into helicopter

May. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter co-pilot was hurt after he was struck by a duck that went through the windshield of the aircraft returning from a law enforcement call. The pilot was able to land the aircraft safely. The...