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NC co-pilot's death in fall from plane ruled accidental

Dec. 01, 2022 14:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The death of a pilot who fell from a small airplane in flight in North Carolina in July has been ruled an accident, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy states that the death of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was likely the result of...

Today in History: December 1, Ukraine chooses independence

Dec. 01, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2022. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1991, Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union. On this...

Report: No altitude advice before Dallas air show crash

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause...

2 killed in small plane crash in Torrance

Nov. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EST

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed during a landing at a Los Angeles-area a airport on Wednesday, killing two people on board, authorities said. The single-engine Arion Lightning went down at about 11 a.m. as the pilot tried to land at Torrance Municipal...

Feds: Pilot spoke of plane issue before crash that killed 2

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators say the pilot of a small experimental plane spoke of a problem with the aircraft shortly before it went down in a northeastern Pennsylvania farm last month, killing himself and another person. Authorities in Luzerne County said the...

Safety board recommends new measures for Alaska air tours

Nov. 29, 2022 19:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators say the government should issue regulations to improve the safety of air tours in part of Alaska where seven sightseeing planes have crashed since 2007, killing 31 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said...

2 rescued after plane hits transmission tower in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 18:16 PM EST

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — Crews on Monday rescued the injured pilot and passenger of a small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower, knocking out power for tens of thousands of customers and leaving the aircraft dangling 10 stories off the ground. ...

Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 07:42 AM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two people were rescued early Monday more than six hours after their small plane crashed into live power lines, causing widespread outages in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the plane got stuck in the lines...

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in northern Illinois

Nov. 26, 2022 11:11 AM EST

WONDER LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane has died after it crashed in northern Illinois. The plane went down about 5:15 p.m. Friday near Galt Airport in Wonder Lake, according to the McHenry County sheriff's office. Wonder Lake is about 60 miles (95...

4 who died in plane crash outside Seattle identified

Nov. 23, 2022 21:00 PM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — The names of four people killed in a small plane crash northeast of Seattle last week were released by medical examiners on Wednesday. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner said the victims included three men from Washington state: Nathan Precup, 33, of...