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Military labs do the detective work to identify soldiers decades after they died in World War II

May. 27, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Generations of American families have grown up not knowing exactly what happened to their loved ones who died while serving their country in World War II and other conflicts. But a federal lab tucked away above the bowling alley at Offutt Air...

Six skydivers and a pilot parachute to safety before small plane crashes in Missouri

May. 26, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — Six skydivers and a pilot on board a small plane parachuted to safety before it crashed near a county airport in western Missouri, leaving the plane “a total loss,” officials said. Preliminary information indicates the plane that crashed early Saturday...

Today in History: May 26, Obama nominates Sotomayor to Supreme Court

May. 26, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 26, the 147th day of 2024. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

A World War II-era Spitfire fighter plane crashed in a field in England, killing the pilot

May. 25, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A World War II-era Spitfire fighter plane crashed near a British air force base in eastern England on Saturday, killing the pilot, the U.K. defense ministry said. The ministry confirmed the death of a Royal Air Force pilot “in a tragic accident” near RAF...

Iran's military says Raisi's helicopter caught fire soon after crash and there was no sign of attack

May. 24, 2024 04:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The helicopter carrying Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi caught fire soon after it crashed into a mountain and there was no sign it was attacked, state media reported, citing the military's crash investigators. The statement from the general staff of the...

Families of Marines killed in 2022 Osprey crash sue aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Bell, Rolls Royce

May. 23, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of four of the five Marines killed when their Osprey crashed in California in June of 2022 filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that the aircraft's manufacturers failed to address known mechanical failures that led to the deaths. The Marines were...

Explorers find what they believe is World War II ace Richard Bong's downed plane in South Pacific

May. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Searchers announced Thursday they've discovered what they believe is the wreckage of World War II ace Richard Bong's plane in the South Pacific. The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin, and the nonprofit World War II historical...

Dive team finds bodies of 2 men dead inside plane found upside down in Alaska lake

May. 18, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bodies of two men have been recovered from a plane that was found face down in a lake, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday. Troopers were notified late Friday of the upside-down aircraft in Six Mile Lake near the Athabascan community of Nondalton,...

Boeing shareholders approve CEO's compensation as company faces investigations, possible prosecution

May. 17, 2024 17:51 PM EDT

Boeing shareholders on Friday approved CEO David Calhoun's $32.8 million compensation and heard leaders explain what the troubled aircraft maker is doing to improve the quality and safety of its planes after a door plug blew off a Boeing 737 Max jetliner in January. Calhoun said the...

3 dead after small plane crashes in Tennessee

May. 15, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tennessee (AP) — Three people are dead after a small plane crashed on Wednesday in Williamson County, local officials confirmed. Williamson County Chief Deputy Mark Elrod told reporters that the plane had left Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was headed to Louisville,...