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3 killed when helicopter hits power line in California

Jun. 2, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter contracted by Pacific Gas & Electric struck one of the utility's power lines and crashed into a Northern California hillside on Tuesday, igniting a grass fire and knocking out electricity to thousands of customers, officials said. The...

FAA chief called before Senate to testify about Boeing plane

Jun. 2, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top aviation regulator is going back to Capitol Hill to explain the government’s oversight of the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded after two deadly crashes. The Senate Commerce Committee said Tuesday that Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Carol Hogan examines wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif., that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant.(James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Safety board asks helicopter makers to install 'black boxes'

Jun. 2, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

Federal safety investigators bypassed aviation regulators on Tuesday and urged leading helicopter manufacturers to install so-called black boxes that would help determine the cause of crashes such as the one that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant. The National Transportation Safety Board appealed directly to six...

2 dead after small plane crashes in waters near Puerto Rico

Jun. 2, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two people died Tuesday and a third is in serious condition after a small plane crashed into waters near Puerto Rico’s capital, authorities said. Police said the Piper Aztec plane owned by local carrier Vieques Air Link hit the masts of two sailboats before crashing into...

People attend candlelight vigil for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday , May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistani girl dies of her injuries from Karachi plane crash

Jun. 2, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani girl who was critically injured on the ground last month when a passenger plane went down in a crowded neighborhood of the port city of Karachi has died at a hospital, her relatives and a doctor said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the plane's black box flight recorders were sent...

4 men die in small plane crash in southern Illinois

Jun. 1, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

CARLINVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Four men died when a small plane crashed into a southern Illinois farm field, authorities said Monday. The single-engine Piper PA28 crashed about 3:45 p.m. Sunday under unknown circumstances, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The plane was destroyed upon...

Flags are carried at a tribute ceremony to honour Capt. Jennifer Casey at the Kamloops Airport Thursday May 21, 2020. Capt. Casey, the Snowbirds public affairs officer, died after the Snowbirds jet she was in crashed shortly after takeoff.  (Jeff Bassett/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bird strike might have caused Snowbird aerobatic plane crash

Jun. 1, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Air Force said Monday it’s focusing on a bird strike as the likely reason a Snowbird aerobatic plane crashed in British Columbia last month. The Snowbirds had been in the midst of a cross-country tour aimed at boosting morale during the COVID-19 pandemic when one of the...

People attend candlelight vigil for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane on Friday, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday , May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Pakistani plane recovered

May. 28, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The cockpit voice recorder of the Pakistani airliner that crashed last week was found on Thursday, six days after the passenger plane went down in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in the city of Karachi, killing 97 people on board. The recorder, recovered from among the...

Pakistan says it shot down Indian drone inside Kashmir

May. 27, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops shot down a small Indian spy drone as it flew into the country's airspace over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the military said. In a statement, it said the drone was shot down over the Rakhchikri border village when it entered Kashmir...

People attend the funeral for victims of the crash of a state-run Pakistan International Airlines plane on Friday near the southern port city of Karachi, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, May 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Airbus experts probe plane crash that killed 97 in Pakistan

May. 26, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan announced Tuesday that Airbus experts have opened a probe into last week’s plane crash that killed 97 people when an Airbus A320 went down in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in the port city of Karachi. Initial reports have said the Pakistan International...