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Officials say 6 people died in Texas small plane crash

Apr. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — All six people aboard a small plane were killed Monday when the aircraft crashed into the rocky hills of a central Texas ranch while preparing to land, authorities said. The twin-engine aircraft went down just before 9 a.m. as it was approaching an airport in Kerrville, a city about 70 miles...

CORRECTS: Texas safety officials say six people have died in a small plane crash in central Texas

Apr. 22, 2019 1:41 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — CORRECTS: Texas safety officials say six people have died in a small plane crash in central Texas. (Corrects APNewsAlert that incorrectly attributed the number of dead to the Federal Aviation Administration.)

2 killed in small plane crash in Texas

Apr. 22, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

KINGSLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a small plane crashed in Texas. The crash happened Sunday afternoon near the air strip at the Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people...

Small plane crashes in southern Bulgaria, 2 killed

Apr. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Authorities in Bulgaria say a small private plane has crashed in a field in a southern region, killing the pilot and the lone passenger on board. Plovdiv police chief Atanas Ilkov said the two-seat Zodiac aircraft was on a demonstration tour when one of its wings separated in flight...

German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash

Apr. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The injured were put on a German air force plane and flown out of the Cristiano Ronaldo international...

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

Apr. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised...

Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in Madeira

Apr. 19, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Relatives of some of the 29 German tourists who died in a bus crash in Madeira arrived on the Portuguese island on Friday as investigators pushed on with the task of finding out why the bus veered off the road and plunged down a slope. German tour operator Trendtours said it had...

Ethiopia crash victims' relatives mark 40 days of mourning

Apr. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (AP) — Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition. Families held victims' photos or flags representing their 35 nationalities. Many wore black. The March 10 crash...

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

Apr. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local): 2 p.m. Portugal's foreign ministry has confirmed that all 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Madeira Island were German. Authorities previously said they were still working to identify the...

NTSB investigates American Airlines flight tipped by wind

Apr. 17, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal safety officials are investigating an American Airlines flight in which the plane tipped in a strong wind and a wingtip clipped a runway marker during takeoff last week from New York's Kennedy Airport. The pilots cut short the flight to Los Angeles and landed back at JFK about 30...