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Crop-dusting pilot killed in NE Arkansas plane crash

Jun. 15, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) — A crop-dusting pilot was killed Tuesday when his small plane crashed in an open field in northeastern Arkansas, officials said. The pilot was killed when his plane crashed late Tuesday afternoon in an open field about 10 miles west of Paragould,...

1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash near Truckee

Jun. 15, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A small airplane crashed Tuesday in the Sierra Nevada near Truckee and responding deputies found one occupant dead and another injured, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The plane was reported down in Martis Valley at 10:45 a.m., the...

Small plane crashes behind homes near airport; pilot killed

Jun. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BUCKINGHAM, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed behind homes near a suburban Philadelphia airport, killing the pilot, authorities said. Police in Buckingham in Bucks County were called along with several fire companies to a wooded area near Doylestown Airport at about...

1 person dead, 1 injured in fiery plane crash in Gila Bend

Jun. 15, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — One person was killed and another seriously injured after a small plane crashed and caught fire after taking off from Gila Bend Municipal Airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the...

1 killed, 5 hurt after small plane crashes at Texas airport

Jun. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and five others injured when a small airplane crashed early Monday at a municipal airport in Texas, authorities said. The crash happened at about 1 a.m. Monday at the airport near Madisonville, about 90 miles (145...

1965 plane wreck may have been found in California lake

Jun. 14, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a Northern California lake with four people aboard after a midair collision 56 years ago may have been found by underwater surveying technology. The discovery was made in drought-shrunken Folsom Lake when technicians...

Small plane crashes into Ohio neighborhood; No injuries

Jun. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A small plane crashed near a neighborhood in a Columbus suburb early Monday, but authorities say no serious injuries were reported. The crash in Worthington occurred shortly before 9 a.m. The pilot, who was the only person...

Switzerland: 5 killed in crashes of 2 aircraft in Alps

Jun. 14, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Five people have been killed when a glider and a small plane crashed about a kilometer (0.6 miles) apart in the Swiss Alps, police said Monday. Authorities were trying to determine whether the crashes were linked. Police in Graubuenden canton said they...

Jet that crashed near Nellis Air Force Base had flap issue

Jun. 12, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators say the fatal crash of a jet into a home near Nellis Air Force Base nearly three weeks ago was the result of a flap issue. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary findings...

NTSB: Jet pilot had emergency, ejected in crash near Nellis

Jun. 11, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A civilian pilot killed when a Dassault Mirage F-1 crashed last month near Nellis Air Force Base reported a flight emergency and ejected moments before the jet slammed to the ground and burst into flames, federal crash investigators reported Friday. No...