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Alaska troopers search for 2 men after small plane crashes into remote lake

Jun. 19, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Wildlife Troopers were searching Wednesday for two people who were aboard a small airplane that crashed into a remote lake on the Kenai Peninsula. Two hikers notified troopers that they saw a plane crash at Crescent Lake near Moose Pass on Tuesday...

Vintage airplane crashes in central Georgia, sending 3 to hospital

Jun. 18, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A vintage airplane crashed while the pilot was trying to land at an airport in central Georgia on Monday night, sending all three people on board to the hospital with injuries, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The twin-engine Lockheed 12A, built in 1936,...

2 killed as twin-engine Cessna crashes in Colorado mobile home park

Jun. 18, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two people were killed when a twin-engine Cessna airplane crashed in a residential area in north-central Colorado on Monday, starting a fire that burned two mobile homes, officials said. The pilot and a passenger died when the Cessna 421 went down...

Malawi's vice president laid to rest as president calls for an independent probe into his death

Jun. 18, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima was laid to rest Monday in his village south of the capital, following a funeral where President Lazarus Chakwera called for an independent probe into his death in a plane crash. Chilima and nine other people died in the...

Today in History: June 18, Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space

Jun. 18, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 170th day of 2024. There are 196 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and...

Pilot of small plane dead after crash into a Massachusetts river

Jun. 17, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Massachusetts (AP) — A small plane crashed into a Massachusetts river Monday, killing the lone pilot onboard, authorities said. The plane plunged into the Merrimack River near the town of Lawrence at about 2:15 p.m., authorities said. Graham Rowe, the North...

A small plane crash in upstate New York kills the pilot

Jun. 17, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane crashed in upstate New York near Albany on Monday, killing the pilot, who was the only person aboard, authorities said. The twin-engine Piper PA-31 crashed near the end of the runway at Albany International Airport at around 8:15 a.m., the Federal...

2 killed when vintage plane crashes during Father's Day event at Southern California airfield

Jun. 16, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed aboard a vintage plane that crashed and burst into flames near a Southern California airfield during a weekend Father's Day event hosted by an air museum, authorities said Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine...

2 people seriously injured after small plane crashes near interstate south of Denver

Jun. 16, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

LARKSPUR, Colo. (AP) — Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after their small plane crashed near Interstate 25 in Colorado on Sunday, officials said. The plane crashed in a field just off I-25 near Larkspur, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Denver, after it...

Divers find remains of Finnish WWII plane that was shot down by Moscow with a US diplomat aboard

Jun. 15, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The World War II mystery of what happened to a Finnish passenger plane after it was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers appears to finally be solved more than eight decades later. The plane was carrying American and French diplomatic couriers in June...