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Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections after the aircraft maker told them about a possible electrical problem, the latest setback for the plane. Boeing said Friday that the issue affected planes used by 16 airlines. The company did not...

Turkish military jet crashes during training, pilots rescued

Apr. 09, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A military plane crashed into the sea during a training flight, Turkey’s defense ministry said Friday, adding that the two pilots were rescued. The KT-1 type plane crashed off the Aegean coastal town of Foca, in the western Izmir province, the...

Officials ID man, 80, who died in western NY plane crash

Apr. 09, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

GREAT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have identified an 80-year-old man who died and another man who was seriously injured when a small plane crashed in western New York this week. William H. Mandelare of Brockport died in the crash near Great Valley Airport, the...

Plane crash kills 1; pilot survives with serious injury

Apr. 07, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

GREAT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man died Wednesday afternoon in a small airplane crash in New York that the pilot survived with broken bones and burns, authorities said. Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb told the Olean Times Herald that the single-engine plane...

Turkish aerobatic jet crashes during training; pilot killed

Apr. 07, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish Air Force aerobatic jet crashed in central Turkey on Wednesday, killing its pilot, Turkey’s defense ministry said. The NF-5-type jet belonging to the Turkish Stars aerobatic team, went down during training, near the town of Karatay, in...

Plane backfired before crash that killed child on the ground

Apr. 07, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A small plane sputtered and backfired even before it taxied to a takeoff that ended tragically when it slammed into an SUV, killing both men aboard the aircraft and a 4-year-old boy in the vehicle, a preliminary report released Tuesday shows. ...

Rwanda's Kagame welcomes French 'truth' about the genocide

Apr. 07, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Wednesday praised a new French report documenting France's role in the 1994 genocide as “a good thing,” welcoming efforts in Paris to “move forward with a good understanding of what happened" 27 years after the massacres that...

Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown

Apr. 06, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ten officials have been indicted in Iran over the 2020 military shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people, a prosecutor said Tuesday, an announcement coming just as Tehran begins indirect negotiations with the West over its collapsed...

Man killed in plane crash in Colorado foothills

Apr. 04, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The sole occupant of an airplane that crashed in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains was found dead at the scene on Sunday. Authorities received an emergency beacon notification from the downed aircraft just after 8 p.m. Saturday night from an...

Pensacola hero who saved 55 people from plane crash has died

Apr. 04, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — When National Airlines Flight 193 crash landed in Escambia Bay on the night of May 8, 1978, the plane had 58 people onboard. Passengers and crew members hurried out of the sinking Boeing 727 into the dark water alongside leaking fuel. Three people...