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FedEx worker killed in accident at Indianapolis airport

Dec. 8, 2018 3:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — FedEx says an employee was killed in an accident at Indianapolis International Airport, where it has a large distribution hub. Information about how the Thursday night accident happened or the person killed weren't immediately released. Indiana Department of Labor spokeswoman Stephanie...

US Marines ID dead crew member in Japan warplanes crash

Dec. 7, 2018 7:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Marines have identified a fighter pilot who died after his jet collided with a refueling aircraft during training off Japan's coast, leaving five other Marines missing and one rescued. Two pilots were flying an F/A-18 Hornet that collided with a KC-130 Hercules about 2 a.m. Thursday....

UK teen jailed for 3 years for bomb hoaxes

Dec. 7, 2018 9:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been jailed for three years after his bogus bomb threats led to school evacuations and an airport security incident. George Duke-Cohan, 19, touched off panic in March 2018 when he emailed thousands of schools, warning about an explosive. The National Crime Agency says...

2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 1 crew dead, 5 missing

Dec. 6, 2018 7:36 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan's coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. The Marine Corps said the other recovered crew member was in fair condition. Both were in an F/A-18 Hornet fighter...

The Latest: President lauds rescue efforts after Japan crash

Dec. 6, 2018 12:52 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the midair collision of two U.S. warplanes off Japan (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Friday President Donald Trump is thanking U.S. forces in Japan for their work trying to rescue crew members after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off the coast of Japan early Thursday. Two...

Report: Propeller blade broke, causing military plane crash

Dec. 5, 2018 11:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a...

Search under way after US military planes collide off Japan

Dec. 5, 2018 6:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A search is under way for crew members from two Marine Corps planes involved in what the military called a "mishap" off the coast of Japan. The Marine Corps says the incident involved an F/A-18 jet and a refueling plane that had taken off from a base on Okinawa for a regularly scheduled...

WWII pilot's remains interred at Arlington, along with son's

Dec. 4, 2018 8:26 PM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II have been interred. The Tribune Review reports the remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford were interred Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors....

NTSB: Pilot error caused crash that killed Troy Gentry

Dec. 4, 2018 12:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilot error following engine maintenance problems caused the helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and the pilot at a small airport where he was to perform that night, federal investigators said. The pilot cut the engine too soon as he tried an emergency...

Armenian warplane crashes during training, 2 pilots killed

Dec. 4, 2018 6:12 AM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian military says that one of its combat jets has crashed, killing both pilots. Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said that a Su-25 two-seat aircraft crashed during a regular training mission Tuesday. It said the plane took off from Gyumri and crashed in the...