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Pilot killed in small plane crash at South Florida airport

Nov. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EST

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A pilot died when his single-engine plane crashed while trying to land at a small airport in South Florida. The crash happened shortly after the pilot took off from North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Monday afternoon, officials said. He reported engine trouble and...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.   The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles.  NHTSA said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 it wants public input on potential regulation of autonomous vehicle sensors and other aspects of the technology.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US safety agency seeks input on autonomous vehicle rules

Nov. 19, 2020 4:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of self-driving vehicles. Seeking public comment is an early step in drawing up possible regulations, but that process takes years and could be changed by the incoming...

2 killed in small plane crash near Texas airport identified

Nov. 17, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — A pilot and passenger killed last week in the crash of a small plane near a North Texas airport have been identified as two men from Abilene, officials said Tuesday. Killed in the crash were Donald L. Wehmeyer, 75, and Curtis G. Robertson Jr., 67, according to a statement from the...

2 killed when small plane crashes near North Texas airport

Nov. 12, 2020 6:24 PM EST

ROCKWALL, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a small plane and a passenger were killed Thursday when the aircraft crashed near a North Texas airport, officials said. The crash happened about 1 p.m. in a field across Texas 66 from Rockwall’s municipal airport. The single-engine Cessna 182 crashed after...

Seattle, Edmonds men died Langley plane crash

Nov. 12, 2020 5:12 PM EST

LANGLEY, Wash. (AP) — The two people who died when their Cessna crashed on Whidbey Island Wednesday have been identified. The pilot was 78-year-old Carl Dahlman of Seattle, and the co-pilot was 25-year-old Joshua McCormick of Edmonds, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office. The Cessna 177...

2 die in small plane crash on Whidbey Island

Nov. 11, 2020 5:37 PM EST

LANGLEY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a small plane crash on Whidbey Island southeast of Langley. Officials with South Whidbey Fire said the plane went down just west of the runway at the Whidbey Airpark, hit the ground and ended up in the woods. The FAA said a Cessna 177 Cardinal...

Texas man, dog die in plane crash near Billings, Montana

Nov. 2, 2020 11:52 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Texas man and his dog were killed in the crash of a single-engine Cessna near the Billings airport in southern Montana, Yellowstone County officials said. Donald C. Nimmick, 74, died Friday evening when his airplane crashed short of the runway at Billings Logan International...

An investigator looks at the site of a deadly plane crash Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Las Vegas. A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

2 die in Vegas-area small plane crash; man on ground escapes

Oct. 29, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday in suburban Las Vegas, killing two people and igniting a fire that damaged a construction trailer from which a man escaped while choking on fuel fumes. “It was awful," said Bruce Langson, the property owner. He said he...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Elliott Simpson, right, briefs NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of a skydiving plane crash at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii. Federal officials released documents Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 that provide details about the 2019 crash that killed 11 people in Hawaii. The public docket contains reports from a National Transportation and Aviation Administration investigation into the crash. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Report: Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

Oct. 29, 2020 1:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride, witnesses told federal officials. The docket released Wednesday contains reports from a National Transportation...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Mass., stands during his arraignment in district court in Springfield, Mass. In a trove of documents released Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, by federal investigators related to a June 21, 2019, crash, Zhukovskyy, the pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists, told authorities he had drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool, File)

NTSB release details in crash that killed 7 motorcyclists

Oct. 28, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

The pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire last year told authorities he had drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash. The admission by Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was included in a trove of documents...