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Florida bridge plane crash killed 1 on board, police say

May. 15, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed onto a bridge near Miami this weekend, police said. The aircraft lost power Saturday shortly after takeoff, coming down on the bridge and striking an SUV, then bursting into flames. The two other people...

Small plane crashes on bridge near Miami, striking an SUV

May. 14, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane with three people aboard crashed Saturday on a bridge near Miami, striking an SUV with three occupants, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The single-engine Cessna 172 departed from Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport bound for Key...

Instructor had 14 seconds to land plane in Traverse City

May. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A flight instructor had 14 seconds to safely land a plane after its engine died during its final approach, preliminary fact-finding by Federal Aviation Administration investigators indicates. The crash landing sent the Northwestern Michigan College...

Southern California post office named for Ritchie Valens

May. 13, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A post office in the Pacoima section of Los Angeles was dedicated to the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens in a ceremony on Friday, which would have been his 81st birthday. Valens was born and raised in Pacoima before he became a teenage star with hits...

Lawyers plan suit against Lufthansa over Jewish passengers

May. 13, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Lawyers for 26 passengers said Friday they told Lufthansa that they will sue the German airline for refusing to let members of a large group of Orthodox Jewish passengers board a plane after some had refused to wear masks on an earlier flight. The lawyers from the American Center for...

NTSB: Cause of helicopter crash in Gila Bend still uncertain

May. 12, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities investigating a fatal crash last month near Phoenix say the helicopter went into a near vertical descent for unclear reasons when it was about to land. The National Transportation Safety board issued its preliminary report Thursday in the April 15...

Rescue workers search for survivors of Cameroon plane crash

May. 12, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon rescue workers are searching for survivors after a small passenger plane carrying 11 people crashed in a forest in the central part of the West African country, the ministry of transport said Thursday. The aircraft was chartered by the Cameroon...

Plane veers off runway in China and catches fire; 36 injured

May. 12, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese passenger jet veered off the runway during takeoff and caught fire on Thursday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and injuring more than 30 people. The Tibet Airlines flight with 122 people on board was departing from the southwestern city of...

No injuries reported after Traverse City small plane crash

May. 10, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a small plane crashed Tuesday evening in Traverse City, authorities said. The crash occurred at 5:37 p.m. on the grounds of the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, Grand Traverse 911 said. The grounds are a 45-acre...

Hawaii helicopter crash that killed 7 was '100% preventable'

May. 10, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators blamed a deadly 2019 helicopter crash in Hawaii on the pilot’s decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and in a report Tuesday they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular among tourists to the islands. The...