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Co-pilot injured when duck smashes into helicopter

May. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter co-pilot was hurt after he was struck by a duck that went through the windshield of the aircraft returning from a law enforcement call. The pilot was able to land the aircraft safely. The...

Thai archival find may resolve fate of missing WWII US flyer

May. 19, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

U-TAPAO, Thailand (AP) — The remains of an American airman who went missing in action in World War II may finally be on their way home, thanks to a chance discovery of records in flood-threatened archives in Thailand. U.S. and local authorities held a solemn ceremony Wednesday at...

China: No information provided about March plane crash

May. 18, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that U.S. investigators haven’t released any information about the cause of a China Eastern Airlines jetliner crash in March after The Wall Street Journal reported its flight data recorder indicated someone pushed the Boeing 737-800 into a steep dive. ...

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...