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Report: Pilot in deadly balloon crash had drugs in system

Sep. 22, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon...

1 of 2 pilots in military jet crash in Texas out of hospital

Sep. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of the two pilots injured when their military training jet crashed into a suburban Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The instructor pilot was released from the hospital Monday, the Chief of...

East Libya forces say 2 helicopters crashed, killing 2

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said two military planes crashed on Sunday over a village in eastern Libya, killing at least two officers. The self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces, led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, said the helicopters collided in the...

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

Sep. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said. Both pilots managed to eject from the plane...

U.S. military training jet crashes in Dallas suburb, injuring both pilots and damaging several homes

Sep. 19, 2021 14:55 PM EDT
LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. military training jet crashes in Dallas suburb, injuring both pilots and damaging several homes.

2nd fatal amateur-built aircraft crash near airport probed

Sep. 19, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the second fatal crash of an amateur-built aircraft this month in the vicinity of a municipal airport in northeastern Ohio. Robert Taylor, 64, of Medina was taking off from the Wadsworth Municipal Airport...

Pilot killed as small plane crashes while taking off in Ohio

Sep. 18, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — The pilot of a small aircraft died when the plane he was flying crashed as it was departing from an Ohio airport in the evening on Saturday. Robert Taylor, 64, was taking off from the Wadsworth Municipal Airport when the nose of the plane hit the...

Investigator: 3 killed in helicopter crash in Georgia forest

Sep. 17, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in the dense woods of a national wildlife preserve in central Georgia, a federal investigator said Friday. The Robinson R66 helicopter scattered debris over a path 125 feet (38 meters) long,...

Small plane makes emergency landing on Orcas Island

Sep. 17, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Three people suffered minor injuries after the plane they were on had to make an emergency landing Thursday evening. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says the aircraft had mechanical issues while in flight after taking off from Friday...

Helicopter with 3 people on board crashes in Georgia forest

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — A helicopter with three people on board crashed in a national wildlife preserve in Middle Georgia and search crews were looking for the wreckage, federal authorities said. Teams of people were searching Thursday for the downed aircraft after it...