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Plane crash injures 2 near Brainerd

Jul. 1, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A small plane crashed at a private grass airstrip near Brainerd on Wednesday, injuring two people on board, authorities said. Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard said the crash was reported to his office shortly after 11 a.m. After deputies and the Brainerd Fire Department...

Germanwings crash relatives lose court case on compensation

Jul. 1, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Wednesday rejected demands for higher compensation from Lufthansa by eight people who lost loved ones in the deliberate crash of a plane operated by its budget airline Germanwings five years ago. French and German investigators have concluded that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz...

Pilot killed in fighter jet crash at Shaw Air Force Base

Jul. 1, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A military pilot has died in the crash of a fighter jet during a training mission at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. 20th Fighter Wing Commander Larry Sullivan confirmed the pilot's death early Wednesday morning. The crash happened on the military base around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday,...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday, June 29, 2020, in Seattle. The jet took off from Boeing Field earlier in the day, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service. The Federal Aviation Administration test flights over the next three days will evaluate Boeing's proposed changes to the automated flight control system on the MAX, a system that activated erroneously on two flights that crashed, killing 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Report: Boeing fell short in disclosing key changes to Max

Jul. 1, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

A government report says Boeing did not give regulators documents about changes it made in a key system blamed in two deadly crashes of its 737 Max jet, and that officials responsible for approving the plane did not know how powerfully the system could push the plane's nose down. Government personnel involved in...

Retired Utah sheriff's deputy dies in small plane accident

Jun. 30, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A retired Utah sheriff's deputy has died following a small airplane crash that critically injured him and killed another man. Jason Sorensen died Monday as a result of injuries sustained in the accident near Centerville Thursday, KUTV-TV reports. Sorensen was a lieutenant with the...

Nebraska man faces sentencing for drone delivery to prison

Jun. 30, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of using a drone to try to deliver marijuana and tobacco to Lincoln Correctional Center pleaded no contest Tuesday to the charges. Robert M. Kinser, 38, of Lincoln faces up to four years in prison at his August sentencing. He entered the pleas to charges of...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. The European Union’s aviation safety agency said Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their pilot’s exams. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

EU bans Pakistan airline from flying to Europe for 6 months

Jun. 30, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed last week that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet taxis after landing at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday, June 29, 2020, in Seattle. The jet took off from Boeing Field earlier in the day, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service. The Federal Aviation Administration test flights over the next three days will evaluate Boeing's proposed changes to the automated flight control system on the MAX, a system that activated erroneously on two flights that crashed, killing 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Re-certification flights begin for Boeing 737 Max

Jun. 30, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Boeing 737 Max took off from a Seattle airport on Monday, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service. The Federal Aviation Administration test flights over the next three days will evaluate Boeing’s...

Today in History

Jun. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2020. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1971, the Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, that the government could not prevent The New York Times or The Washington Post from publishing the Pentagon Papers. On...

Flight testing for Boeing's 737 Max could begin Monday

Jun. 28, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

Flight-certification testing for Boeing's 737 Max, which has been grounded since March 2019 because of two deadly crashes, could begin as early as Monday, according to an Federal Aviation Administration email sent Sunday to congressional oversight committees. The company needs clearance from the FAA before the...