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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2012, file photo, Venezuela's starting pitcher Tyson Brummett throws in the first inning against against Dominican Republic at a Caribbean Series baseball game at Quisqueya stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Brummett and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says ex-pitcher 35-year-old Brummett of Salt Lake City was flying the small plane, which crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon just before 8 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

Jul. 4, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah. Ex-pitcher Tyson Brummett, 35, of Salt Lake City, was flying the small plane, which left from the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and crashed near Box Elder Peak in American...

NTSB: Inspection mistakes caused 2018 airline engine failure

Jul. 1, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Investigators say inspections of a fan blade that broke off during a United Airlines flight in 2018, triggering an engine failure and emergency landing, had failed to spot signs that the blade was weak. The National Transportation Safety Board says engine maker Pratt & Whitney did not...

2 hurt in small plane crash in Eastern Oregon

Jun. 26, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Cessna 182 with a family of four on board crashed in eastern Oregon’s Wallowa County Thursday evening, authorities said. Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers said both parents were transported by air ambulance for medical treatment. The two children were not injured. The crash,...

Teton Aviation sued after fatal plane crash in 2018

Jun. 24, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The son of a man who died in a 2018 plane crash in Grand Teton National Park has filed a $3 million wrongful death lawsuit against Teton Aviation. The complaint filed on June 8 claims that Teton Aviation failed to properly service the aircraft David Ross, 65, was in when he died and...

12 shipping containers remain missing off Hawaii

Jun. 23, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A salvage team continued searching Tuesday for missing shipping containers that fell from a barge as it headed to Hilo Harbor. Two of the containers that fell Monday were towed to the harbor, while another two were located and marked, the Coast Guard said. As of Tuesday afternoon, 12...

Leaky fuel hose likely led to fatal plane crash in Colorado

Jun. 23, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Federal investigators say a leaking fuel hose likely caused a fire that led to a fatal plane crash in northern Colorado. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Beech 60 plane crashed near the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland on May 15, 2019, after the right engine...

Plane was seen spinning and ablaze before crash, killing 5

Jun. 23, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — Witnesses saw a burning airplane trailing black smoke and spinning as it plummeted to the ground in Georgia, killing all 5 people on board, federal investigators said in a newly released preliminary report. One of the two pilots on board had told air traffic controllers that he was...

Seat belt secured controls before plane crashed in Mandan

Jun. 23, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A preliminary report from federal officials investigating a fatal plane crash in Mandan says a witness noticed that before takeoff a seat belt was securing the aircraft's rear control stick. It's a practice not uncommon in small planes that don't have locks to hold the flight controls...

Authorities: Pilot killed in North Carolina helicopter crash

Jun. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A helicopter pilot from Virginia was killed Thursday evening after his aircraft struck a power line and crashed in North Carolina, authorities said. The helicopter went down in a field north of Goldsboro just before 5:30 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed. North...

Pilot killed in Mandan crash was Stanton area farmer

Jun. 18, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Police on Thursday identified the pilot who died in the crash of a small, home-built aircraft at Mandan Municipal Airport last weekend. The victim was Stanton area farmer Joel Pfliger, 57, a former gas plant worker. Pfliger died Saturday afternoon when his single-engine plane crashed...