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Aerospace school halts flights after student dies in crash

Oct. 19, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BUXTON, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota’s aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in a plane crash. The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County...

FAA: Small plane crashes in Pima County; No survivors found

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The wreckage of a small plane has been located in Pima County and there appears to be no survivors, authorities said Monday. Federal Aviation Administration officials said they issued an alert Sunday about an overdue aircraft last seen southeast of...

Ex-chairwoman of Grant County GOP dies in small plane crash

Oct. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Silver City woman who died in the crash of a small plane in Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police said 74-year-old Linda Pecotte was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash south of Reserve. ...

Former Boeing test pilot pleads not guilty in 737 Max case

Oct. 15, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Boeing test pilot pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he deceived regulators by withholding information about a key system that played a role in two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets. Mark Forkner made his first...

Former Boeing pilot involved in Max testing indicted

Oct. 14, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former Boeing pilot was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators about the 737 Max jetliner, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. The indictment charges Mark A. Forkner with giving the Federal...

4 hospitalized with burns in Northern California plane crash

Oct. 14, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are in critical condition with burns after they were pulled from an airplane that went down Thursday afternoon near a private airstrip in Sacramento County, fire officials said. The plane landed between trees in the large front yard...

Pilot in deadly California crash repeatedly warned to climb

Oct. 13, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

The air traffic controller repeated the warnings to the pilot more than a half-dozen times. Stop drifting, keep on course and a chilling, urgent plea: “Low altitude alert, climb immediately, climb the airplane.” Instead, the twin-engine plane plowed into a San Diego...

'Climb the airplane,' pilot told before California crash

Oct. 12, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — Before a twin-engine plane nose-dived into a San Diego suburb, an increasingly concerned air traffic controller told the pilot more than a half-dozen times that he needed to gain altitude, a recording that will be among the evidence examined by federal investigators...

2 killed in small plane crash in wooded area near Waukesha

Oct. 12, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two people were killed Tuesday when a small plane crashed in a wooded area near a suburban Milwaukee neighborhood, authorities said. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted about 12:30 p.m. that a GlaStar crashed near Waukesha. The...

At least 2 dead in California plane crash that torched homes

Oct. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed in a densely populated San Diego suburb Monday, killing two people, including a UPS driver and an Arizona physician, and leaving a trail of destruction that sent neighbors scrambling to save neighbors. At least two others were injured. ...