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Flight academy, instructor sued over fatal 2017 plane crash

Feb. 15, 2019 12:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sister of a student pilot who died in a small plane crash in Connecticut in 2017 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the instructor of failing to prevent the crash and the flight school of failing to maintain the plane. It's the second such lawsuit against the now-defunct...

Storm creates chaos in California with flooding, mudslides

Feb. 14, 2019 10:44 PM EST

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, trapping people in floodwaters, washing away a mountain highway, triggering a mudslide that destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. At least two people died as the powerful system...

New storm brings more rain and snow to the West

Feb. 13, 2019 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of moisture...

Kenya police: 5 dead including 3 Americans in plane crash

Feb. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police official says a small plane has crashed in the country's west killing all five people on board, including three Americans. Kericho County Commander James Mugera said Wednesday the Cessna plane crashed at Kamwingi area in Londiani in western Kenya. Photographs of the...

Report: Plane U-turned before Tennessee crash that killed 2

Feb. 13, 2019 5:04 AM EST

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — A witness says he saw an airplane do a tight, low U-turn before it crashed in a Tennessee lake in January, killing the pilot and a passenger. According to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report, the witness said he initially thought the plane was doing...

Searchers find beacon signal of missing Alaska plane

Feb. 12, 2019 8:21 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owners of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board say searchers have detected the beacon signal from the missing plane's cockpit voice recorder. Guardian Flight spokesman Jim Gregory says the signal was detected Tuesday. The company says in a...

NTSB: 'Sharp left turn' before fatal Ohio helicopter crash

Feb. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio medical helicopter on its way to pick up a hospital patient made "a sharp left turn" before a crash that killed three people including the pilot last month, according to a preliminary federal report. The report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said...

Today in History

Feb. 12, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2019. There are 322 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1999, the Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice. On this date: In 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United...

Military helicopter crashes in Istanbul: 4 soldiers killed

Feb. 11, 2019 2:38 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A military helicopter crashed Monday in a residential area of Istanbul while trying to make an emergency landing, killing four soldiers on board, Turkish officials said. The UH-1 type helicopter crashed on the grounds of a housing complex in the Cekmekoy district on Istanbul's Asian side,...

The Latest: 4 Turkish soldiers on crashed helicopter die

Feb. 11, 2019 12:27 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Turkish military helicopter (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A Turkish official says four soldiers who were on a military helicopter that crashed in Istanbul have died. Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said no one else was hurt in Monday's crash. The helicopter went down...