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Good Samaritan killed, 2 others injured at crash scene

Nov. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EST

LYNN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police say a good Samaritan who stopped to help people involved in a traffic accident was killed and two others were hurt when they were struck by a passing vehicle. The crash on Route 309 in Lynn was reported around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A car and a pickup truck were...

Tractor-trailer strikes, kills 2 children on Indiana farm

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

NAPPANEE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say two young children were killed when they were run over by a tractor-trailer hauling corn on a farm. The Kosciusko (kahs-ee-AHS'-koh) County Sheriff’s Office says the children, ages 3 and 5, died Tuesday afternoon on a farm near Nappanee. Both were...

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

Nov. 20, 2019 2:21 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details. The statement said the cause of the crash is under investigation but that preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by...

Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash

Nov. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EST

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a fatal 2018 Arizona crash involving an Uber vehicle. The board criticized the National Highway Traffic...

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s

Nov. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EST

Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April 2018 accident...

Report: Plane broke up in flight before hitting townhouse

Nov. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a small airplane broke up in flight before crashing into a Georgia townhouse last month. WSB-TV says the preliminary report doesn’t identify the cause of the Oct. 30 crash but includes information investigators...

Lawyer for ex-astronaut charged in fatal crash blames Ambien

Nov. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former space shuttle commander charged in the traffic deaths of two girls in Alabama was having an abnormal reaction to sleep medication at the time of the crash, his lawyer said. Jim Sturdivant, an attorney for retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., told WAAY-TV in a Monday report...

Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by...

Small plane crashes on Utah highway for 2nd time, 3 injured

Nov. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a small plane that crashed on a Utah highway made an emergency landing on the same highway last year. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the single-engine plane hit a billboard Sunday and crashed near Ogden-Hinckley Airport on Interstate 15....

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

Nov. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors. The lawsuit filed against Tokyo-based NYK Line by survivors of the collision and...