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Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said a review of sonar...

Glider crash kills 1; cause under investigation

Oct. 19, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a glider aircraft crash in Pennsylvania claimed the life of one person. State police in Schuylkill County say the aircraft went down shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday in a wooded area of Walker Township, a short distance from Heisler's Dairy Bar. Troopers said they found...

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local): 4:46 p.m. The city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash The state Department...

Mississippi unveils Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash monument

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Forty-two years after a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd to their next sold-out show crashed in a Southwest Mississippi swamp, a monument to honor the band members and their crew who died will be unveiled near that fateful spot in Gillsburg. The official unveiling is Oct. 20 at 3 p.m....

Connecticut memorial ceremony to salute fallen WWII pilots

Oct. 18, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

PRESTON, Conn. (AP) — A memorial is being organized to honor two World War II Navy pilots who were killed when their fighter planes collided midair and crashed in Connecticut. The Norwich Area Veterans Council has organized a 75th anniversary memorial ceremony on Saturday for the fallen aviators, Ensigns...

Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Oct. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway...

Messages from former Boeing test pilot reveal Max concerns

Oct. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former senior Boeing test pilot told a co-worker that he unknowingly misled safety regulators about problems with a flight-control system that would later be implicated in two deadly crashes of the company's 737 Max. The pilot, Mark Forkner, told another Boeing employee in 2016 that the...

Pilot killed, pickup driver injured in Wisconsin crash

Oct. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

LEDGEVIEW, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the pilot of a small plane was killed and the driver of a pickup truck was critically injured in a collision near a private airfield in eastern Wisconsin. Authorities say the pilot of the fixed-wing, single-engine plane was coming in for a landing in Ledgeview...

Alaska State Troopers say Washington state man dies from injuries suffered in Alaska plane crash

Oct. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say Washington state man dies from injuries suffered in Alaska plane crash.