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Tour bus driver in deadly Utah crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is...

The Latest: Tour bus driver in deadly crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 22, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in Utah that left four Chinese tourists dead (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a tour bus that crashed in southern Utah and killed four Chinese tourists and left dozens more injured had recently been hired and was making his...

4 Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus accident identified

Sep. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — Four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah near a national park were in their 60s and from Shanghai. Three women and one man died in the crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape near Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday. The victims have been...

Cargo plane didn't report trouble before crash that killed 2

Sep. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators say a cargo plane that crashed in Ohio and killed two Texas pilots clipped several trees as it was attempting to land. The National Transportation Safety Board says in a preliminary report released Friday that no problems were reported during the flight. The plane...

Small plane crashes into Southern California building

Sep. 19, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a building near a Southern California municipal airport Thursday, killing one of the two people aboard. The single-engine Cessna 177 went down around noon about a mile east of the Los Angeles-area Torrance airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman...

Initial report on fatal crash says plane reported open door

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a Sept. 7 fatal plane crash occurred when the aircraft was returning to a southern Nevada airport after appearing to struggle to gain altitude and then reporting that a door was open. The NTSB preliminary report said the pilot and...

NTSB: Pilot in fatal SD crash should not have had passenger

Sep. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

LAKEVIEW, S.D. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a South Dakota pilot who died in a single-engine plane crash along with his teenage son should not have had a passenger. According to a preliminary NTSB report, 39-year-old Clint VanderWey was certified only as a student pilot. Under...

No injuries reported in crash of famous Nevada airplane

Sep. 17, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities have reported no injuries after a famous and highly-modified single-engine airplane crashed shortly after take-off. Reno Fire Department says the pilot Mike Patey and two passengers were on board and were unharmed in the Monday crash at the Reno-Stead Airport....

Report on Utah crash that killed 4 says pilot lost control

Sep. 13, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — A report on a 2017 plane crash that killed four people says the pilot lost control before the aircraft went down on the median of Interstate 15 shortly after takeoff. The National Transportation Safety Board factual report released this month doesn't conclude what caused the July 26,...

Hot air balloon crash near Las Vegas under investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash in Nevada that injured at least seven people Thursday when its basket tipped over after hitting the ground, authorities said Friday. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency and the National...