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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

`Smooth travel' observed before ship capsized off Georgia

Sep. 21, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only “smooth travel” before the giant vessel overturned. Clifton Gorden was the latest of several witnesses to tell federal...

Small plane crash lands on street in Pennsylvania, 2 injured

Sep. 21, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — A small plane traveling from Vermont crash landed on a residential street in Pennsylvania, injuring the pilot and a passenger. The single-engine aircraft was trying to land at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Sunday night when the pilot apparently had engine trouble and...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, the charred remains of a boat are shown following a fatal fire at a Tennessee River marina in Scottsboro, Ala. Federal investigators agree with state investigators that a fire that killed eight people and did more than $500,000 damage in January at an Alabama marina started accidentally. But the National Transportation Safety Board says the fire was made worse by the marina’s “limited fire safety practices.”  (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

NTSB: 'limited fire safety practices' worsened marina fire

Sep. 19, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A fire that killed eight people and did more than $500,000 damage at an Alabama marina started accidentally but was worsened by the marina’s “limited fire safety practices,” according to a federal report. The National Transportation Safety Board, in a report...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The crew aboard a Southern California scuba dive boat had not been trained on emergency procedures before the deadly fire broke out last year, killing 34 people in one of the state's deadliest maritime disasters, according to federal documents released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

No emergency training for crew on boat where fire killed 34

Sep. 16, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, according to federal documents released Wednesday. National...

2 die in single-engine plane crash in eastern South Dakota

Sep. 14, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

GROTON, S.D. (AP) — A single-engine plane crashed in eastern South Dakota, killing two people, officials said. The Brown County Sheriff's Office said the plane went down north of Groton on Sunday near the airport where the Groton Fly-in/Drive-in was held this weekend. Scott Meints, Brown County Emergency...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, a Moran tugboat nears the stern of the capsizing vessel Golden Ray near St. Simons Sound off the coast of Georgia. The salvage team is seeking a federal permit to surround the shipwreck with a giant mesh barrier to contain any debris when they cut the ship apart. Salvage workers coming to the Georgia coast to cut apart and remove the cargo ship that overturned will be isolated at a nearby resort to protect them from the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Why did ship overturn off Georgia? Hearings may give answers

Sep. 11, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A year after a giant cargo ship carrying 4,200 automobiles overturned on the Georgia coast, public testimony from crew members and technical experts could soon provide answers to what caused the shipwreck. The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board have scheduled...

Investigators examine a single-engine Piper that crashed in a field off Airport Lake Road on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, near Warren County Memorial Airport in McMinnville, Tenn. All three occupants were killed. (James Clark/Southern Standard via AP)

3 killed in plane crash were Tennessee Air National Guard

Sep. 9, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three people killed in a small plane crash near a Tennessee airport were Air National Guard members, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the three were aboard a single-engine Piper PA-28 airplane that crashed Tuesday near Warren County Memorial...

Small plane crashes near Tennessee airport; 2 dead, 1 hurt

Sep. 8, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A small plane crashed near a Tennessee airport Tuesday, killing two people and seriously injuring another. The Federal Aviation Administration said three people were aboard a single-engine Piper PA-28 airplane that crashed near Warren County Memorial Airport in McMinnville on...

U.S. Forest Service and Crawford County Sheriff Department personnel gather in Chester, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, near the site of a plane crash. Authorities say four members of a family from Oklahoma were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a ravine Friday evening, Sept. 4 in rural northwest Arkansas.  (Jamie Mitchell/Southwest Times Record via AP)

4 Oklahoma family members die in Arkansas small plane crash

Sep. 7, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

CHESTER, Ark. (AP) — Four members of a family from Oklahoma were killed when their single-engine plane crashed into a ravine in rural northwest Arkansas, authorities said. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said the plane crashed Friday evening and was found the following morning. Authorities started...

A plane is seen after crashing at Coulter Field in Bryan, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (Darren Benson/College Station Eagle via AP)

Report: Small plane that crashed in Texas had just taken off

Sep. 4, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A small plane that crashed last weekend in Texas, killing three family members and injuring another person, had just taken off from the airport, federal officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Thursday that the pilot had purchased the Piper...