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2 killed when small plane crashes near Missouri airport

Sep. 21, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A man and his adult son were killed when their small plane crashed near an unlit Missouri airport, even as the pilot's fiancee tried to guide in the plane with a flashlight. The wreckage was discovered Friday morning in woods near the airport runway in Festus, south of St. Louis. The...

3 Marines killed in Vietnam War to be buried at Arlington

Sep. 21, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of the three men will be buried as a group...

Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed

Sep. 21, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military official says its "deconfliction line" with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid. He spoke anonymously according to protocol Friday after an Israeli delegation returned from...

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was...

Court rules against Poland over plane crash exhumations

Sep. 20, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Court of Human rights has ruled that the Polish government violated the rights of two women whose husbands were exhumed without their consent as part of a probe into a plane crash that also killed the president. The government in 2016 ordered autopsies of many of the...

1 injured after DEA plane crashes in suburban Houston

Sep. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a small plane operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration crashed on a street in suburban Houston, hitting two vehicles and injuring one person. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna went down around 3 p.m. Wednesday while trying to...

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Sep. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli...

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the...

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Sep. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad...

Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria.