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Two dead after small plane crash in southern Utah

Aug. 3, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two men are dead after a small plane crash in southern Utah. The single-engine North American Navion plane went down Sunday morning after hitting a communications tower near a regional airport close to Cedar City, the Deseret News reported. Officials did not immediately release the...

A small plane lays on a building after a crash in the village of Proti, near Serres town, northern Greece, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. The single-engine plane crashed on Monday morning into the front of a small building but no injuries were reported and the pilot of the Cessna aircraft is well. (Ilias Kotsireas/InTime News via AP)

Greece: 1 hurt as small plane hits shut village coffee shop

Aug. 3, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A small training plane crashed into a village coffee shop in northern Greece Monday, injuring the teenage pilot and causing minor damage, authorities said. Police said the accident occurred during a morning training flight. The 19-year-old pilot, who was flying solo, apparently...

Federal investigators release report on Idaho plane crash

Aug. 2, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of the facts of a fatal Idaho plane crash involving two airplanes. The mid-air accident over Lake Coeur d’Alene killed eight people July 5, KREM-TV reports. The agency's report said a de Havilland aircraft...

2 killed in small plane crash in southwest Utah

Aug. 2, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a small plane crash in southwest Utah. The Deseret News reports the crash happened near Hamilton's Fort on Sunday morning, and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation...

Remains of WWII pilot returned to family in northern Nevada

Aug. 1, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot whose aircraft was shot down over Italy have been returned to his family in northern Nevada. Italian citizens near the town of Bolzano later came across the plane wreckage and the apparent gravesite. The remains were recovered in 2017 and identified...

Twin-engine plane crashes in SC, 2 aboard survive

Aug. 1, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Two people have survived after a small plane crashed Saturday in a swampy area of South Carolina. The Sumter Fire Department, sheriff's office and emergency services division responded to a location between Highway 15 and Highway 401 in Sumter. Fire Department Division Chief Joey...

A plane comes in to land at South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, Utah, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Crashes raise safety questions at regional airport

Aug. 1, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. The weekend crash was the...

FILE - This Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, Alaska state Rep. Gary Knopp waits during a break in a floor session in which the House failed to elect a permanent speaker  in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska House Majority says Knopp was killed in the mid-air collision of two planes near Soldotna on Friday, July 31, 2020. Alaska State Troopers would not confirm Knopp's death beyond saying the mid-air collision near the airport in Soldotna was a fatal crash. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Midair collision kills state legislator, 6 others in Alaska

Jul. 31, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven people, including an Alaska state lawmaker, died Friday when two small airplanes collided in midair near the airport in Soldotna, a small community on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Alaska State Troopers said state Rep. Gary Knopp, 67, of Kenai was the sole occupant of one...

Alaska House Majority says Rep. Gary Knopp killed in plane crash near Soldotna

Jul. 31, 2020 3:51 PM EDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska House Majority says Rep. Gary Knopp killed in plane crash near Soldotna.

2 pilots killed in small air-tanker collision at Nevada fire

Jul. 31, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

CALIENTE, Nev. (AP) — Both pilots were killed when two small air-tankers collided in mid-air in southeast Nevada while assisting in the attack on a fast-moving wildfire that has burned more than 20 square miles (26 square kilometers) near the Utah line. Recovery operations were underway on Friday while...