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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. The report released late Saturday, July 11, 2020 by Iran's Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

Jul. 12, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorization all led to Iran's Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board, a new report says. The report released...

Family of late journalist fulfill her wish to help boy

Jul. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hours before Louisiana sports reporter Carley McCord died in a Dec. 28 plane crash, she posted a hopeful message to Instagram that would guide her loved ones through the months ahead. “Only rainbows after rain. The sun will always come again.” The words, which come...

Final body recovered from Idaho airplane collision over lake

Jul. 11, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the final body of eight people killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in Idaho on July 5. The last body was found inside one of the wrecked aircraft on the bottom of Lake Coeur d’Alene and recovered Thursday. The...

In this undated photo, Gordon Felt, right, whose brother Edward Felt perished aboard Flight 93, views a wall of photographs of the passengers and crew of the aircraft at the Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center in Shanksville, Pa. Since opening in 2011, the National Park Service and partners have worked to restore the land to its natural beauty.  (Sean Hamill/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

At Flight 93 site, flora and fauna return to hallowed ground

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — There were doubts in Lori Guadagno’s mind whether this place would ever feel right — a place of tragedy, a land scarred first from strip mining and then the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. And the final resting place of her brother. On her first visit to the rural...

Pilot killed in small-plane crash in eastern Oklahoma

Jul. 10, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

DUSTIN, Okla. (AP) — A crop-dusting aircraft crashed Friday into a wooded area in eastern Oklahoma, killing its pilot, officials said. The single-engine, single-wing Cessna T188 crashed shortly after takeoff at about 12:30 p.m. into a heavily wooded area near Dustin, Oklahoma, about 80 miles (129...

NTSB: Witnesses report engine fire before small-plane crash

Jul. 10, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A small twin-engine plane appeared to have an engine fire and was flying low and erratically before crashing into a Central Texas field, federal officials said Friday. The Cessna 320 crashed at about 1 p.m. on July 1 near Round Rock, killing its pilot and lone occupant. In a...

The procession of firefighting pilot Bryan Boatman, who lost his life on the Polles Fire, makes it way through Mesa, Ariz., Friday, July 10, 2020. Boatman, 37, was killed in a helicopter crash July 7th in the Tonto National Forest while flying in supplies to firefighters in extreme remote area of the Tonto National Forest. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Procession carries pilot killed in Arizona wildfire crash

Jul. 10, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A procession that included fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles on Friday escorted a white hearse carrying the flag-draped coffin of an Arizona helicopter pilot killed in a crash while helping fight a wildfire. The procession led by Arizona Highway Patrol vehicles took Bryan Boatman of...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane, near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch government is taking to Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday July 10, 2020.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17

Jul. 10, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday. The move is intended to support individual cases...

Boaters rescue 2 after plane crash at Lake Jocassee

Jul. 9, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

SALEM, S.C. (AP) — Two people have been rescued after the small float plane they were in crashed into a South Carolina lake. A man and woman were not hurt following Wednesday's accident on Lake Jocassee, Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief David Owens said. They were helped from the wreckage by...

Pilot injured as plane crashes into backyard in Port Orchard

Jul. 9, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — At least one person was seriously injured when a plane crashed into the backyard of a Port Orchard home Wednesday afternoon. KOMO-TV reports the Cessna 150 plane went down into the trees along Genesis Avenue just before 4 p.m., according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s...