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FILE - In this April 11, 2003 file photo, a flight deck handler watches as an F/A 18E Super Hornet is launched from the USS Nimitz in the Prsian Gulf. The Navy says a fighter jet has crashed in the Mojave Desert but its pilot safely ejected. The F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's Central Valley went down Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Superior Valley south of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Navy jet crashes in California, but pilot ejects safely

Oct. 20, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHINA LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter jet crashed Tuesday in the Mojave Desert, but its pilot safely ejected, the Navy said. The F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's Central Valley went down during a routine training mission in Superior Valley south of Naval Air Weapons...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2020. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called “Saturday Night Massacre,” special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L....

2 killed in Louisiana plane crash

Oct. 17, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The bodies of two people were pulled from the wreckage after a single-engine, fixed-wing plane went down in south Louisiana. The Cessna 182 crashed around noon Friday near Lake Hatch in Terrebonne Parish, news outlets reported. The bodies were released to the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's...

2 small aircraft collide in France, killing 5 people

Oct. 10, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An ultra-light airplane collided on Saturday with another small plane, killing five people as the two aircraft fell into gardens around a small town in France. The collision occurred in the skies above Loches, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Tours, southeast of Paris, according to the...

2 hurt when fire patrol plane flips onto roof

Oct. 9, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Two people suffered minor injuries when a small airplane used to spot fires flipped over onto its roof at a Massachusetts airport, authorities say. The single-engine aircraft was landing at Plymouth Municipal Airport at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon when it flipped, perhaps...

In this photo provided by Spectrum News Buffalo, a helicopter circles the site of a small plane crash near Pembroke N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Two people aboard the aircraft died. (Spectrum News Buffalo via AP)

Prominent NY attorney, niece, killed in small plane crash

Oct. 2, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Personal injury attorney Steve Barnes, whose law firm Cellino & Barnes was known on two coasts for its catchy TV jingle, was killed Friday in a small plane crash in western New York. Barnes, a registered pilot, died along with his niece, Elizabeth Barnes, his longtime law partner told...

Canada forms own probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

Oct. 2, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board. The office of Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne told The...

Today in History

Oct. 2, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 2, the 276th day of 2020. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people had been killed. On this date: In 1869, political and...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA chief tests changes to Boeing's grounded 737 Max

Sep. 30, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, a former military and airline pilot, said Wednesday that he liked what he saw during a two-hour test flight of Boeing’s revamped 737 Max jetliner, a key step as the agency considers whether to let the plane return to flight after two deadly crashes....

This photo from video provided by KESQ-TV shows a Lockheed Martin KC-130J tanker after it made an emergency landing after colliding with an F-35B fighter jet during a refueling operation over the Southern California desert near Thermal Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The fighter pilot ejected and the other aircraft landed safely. The pilot who ejected is being treated, and nobody aboard the tanker was hurt. The jet crashed near the Salton Sea, northeast of San Diego. (KESQ-TV via AP)

Marine pilot in collision praised for keeping crew safe

Sep. 30, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The pilot of a fuel tanker showed impressive skills when he touched down safely in a remote area of California and prevented injuries among the seven other crew members after a mid-air collision with a fighter jet, a Marine Corps official and safety aviation expert said Wednesday. It was...