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The Latest: 2 rescued after Northern California plane crash

Aug. 20, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash near San Francisco (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities have rescued two people after their small plane crashed and sank in the ocean south of San Francisco. Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Beechcraft...

Small plane with 2 aboard crashes in Northern California

Aug. 20, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed in the ocean south of San Francisco but two people aboard got out of the aircraft before it sank. There's no immediate word on their conditions. Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza...

Pilot dies in gyroplane crash near airport in Wisconsin

Aug. 20, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say the pilot of a gyroplane died when the aircraft crashed into a field near an airport in southwestern Wisconsin. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office says dispatchers received a 911 call about the crash around 6:30 p.m. Monday at Viroqua Muncipal...

2 die when small plane crashes at southeast Michigan airport

Aug. 20, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a small plane crashed in southeastern Michigan. Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said in a news release that the single-engine Aero Commander M200 aircraft was landing at Spencer J. Hardy Airport near Howell when it crashed Tuesday morning. The...

WWII veteran on how he 'dodged death' after plane shot down

Aug. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — Every Aug. 9, Edwin West and his family commemorate the day he parachuted from a burning B-17 Flying Fortress over Nazi-occupied Holland 75 years ago. "Just about this time overseas, five hours later, I was jumping out of an airplane at 20,000 feet," West, 97, said in his living...

Crop duster killed in plane crash south of Hays

Aug. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a crop duster has died in a plane crash south of Hays. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bi-wing plane went down around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch shortly after taking off from a private runway. Seventy-year-old John Werth, who lives near the small Ellis County town of...

3 killed in Greek helicopter crash near island of Poros

Aug. 20, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A private helicopter crashed near a Greek island resort Tuesday, killing two Russian passengers and the Greek pilot and causing power outages after electricity lines were damaged in the crash. Authorities said the three bodies were recovered by navy divers at the crash in shallow...

Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French court

Aug. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has filed a defamation lawsuit in French court against his longtime political enemy Sam Rainsy, a lawyer for the Southeast Asian leader said Tuesday. Paris-based Luc Brossollet confirmed to The Associated Press by phone a report by the Cambodia's...

Earnhardt 'truly blessed' nobody was seriously hurt in crash

Aug. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his family is "truly blessed" that nobody was seriously injured when his plane crash-landed last week in Tennessee. The retired NASCAR driver, now a television analyst, issued a statement Monday on social media praising the "quick response of my pilots, local law enforcement, emergency...

1 person dead, 2 rescued from Louisiana seaplane crash

Aug. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coast Guard officials in Louisiana say one person has died and two more were rescued when a seaplane with a company known for taking fisherman out to the state's barrier islands crashed into the water. Coast Guard officials in New Orleans confirmed a seaplane with Bourgeois Fishing...