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Today in History

Oct. 31, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2020. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1941, work was completed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927. On this date: In 1795, English poet John...

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...

In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2020, and released by the Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense, a Taiwanese Air Force F-16 in foreground flies on the flank of a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6 bomber as it passes near Taiwan. (Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense via AP)

Taiwan air force jet crashes into ocean, killing pilot

Oct. 29, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese F-5E fighter jet crashed during a training mission Thursday morning, killing the pilot, the Defense Ministry said. The cause of the crash remains unknown, but it underscores potential problems with the island’s aging air force fleet as it faces increased threats...

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...

Today in History

Oct. 29, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2020. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday” descended upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapsed amid panic selling and thousands of investors were wiped out...

Man killed in Lubbock small plane crash identified

Oct. 28, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The pilot killed when the small plane he was flying crashed into a Lubbock alley Monday has been identified as an East Texas man. Killed was Donald Eakin, 59, of Hallsville, Texas, said Lubbock Fire-Rescue Lt. Phillip Grandon. The single-engine Cessna Centurion out of Belen, New...

Authorities: Peoria man, daughter died in small plane crash

Oct. 27, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday released the names of two people who were killed in the crash of a small plane in a remote area of Yavapai County. The victims were 34-year-old William Engel Bell of the Phoenix suburb of Peoria and his 8-year-old daughter Amira Caballero, according to...

1 killed when small plane crashes in Lubbock neighborhood

Oct. 26, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The lone occupant of a small plane was killed Monday when the aircraft crashed into a back alley in a Lubbock neighborhood and burst into flames, officials said. The single-engine Cessna Centurion out of Belen, New Mexico, crashed about 4 p.m. Monday while heading toward the Lubbock...

Small plane crashes in Yavapai County; 2 people aboard dead

Oct. 26, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Two bodies were found in the wreckage of a small plane in a remote area in Yavapai County, authorities said Monday County Sheriff’s officials said an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter located a downed non-commercial aircraft about 5 ½ miles east southeast...

Florida police chief dies in single-engine plane crash

Oct. 26, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham died Sunday when the small plane he was piloting crashed into a field, sheriff's officials said. Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a call just after 11:30 a.m. from the Marion County Airport, which is near Dunnellon, officials said. The plane crashed...