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1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The...

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local): 4:46 p.m. The city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash The state Department...

Mississippi unveils Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash monument

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Forty-two years after a plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd to their next sold-out show crashed in a Southwest Mississippi swamp, a monument to honor the band members and their crew who died will be unveiled near that fateful spot in Gillsburg. The official unveiling is Oct. 20 at 3 p.m....

Connecticut memorial ceremony to salute fallen WWII pilots

Oct. 18, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

PRESTON, Conn. (AP) — A memorial is being organized to honor two World War II Navy pilots who were killed when their fighter planes collided midair and crashed in Connecticut. The Norwich Area Veterans Council has organized a 75th anniversary memorial ceremony on Saturday for the fallen aviators, Ensigns...

Messages from former Boeing test pilot reveal Max concerns

Oct. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former senior Boeing test pilot told a co-worker that he unknowingly misled safety regulators about problems with a flight-control system that would later be implicated in two deadly crashes of the company's 737 Max. The pilot, Mark Forkner, told another Boeing employee in 2016 that the...

Pilot killed, pickup driver injured in Wisconsin crash

Oct. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

LEDGEVIEW, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the pilot of a small plane was killed and the driver of a pickup truck was critically injured in a collision near a private airfield in eastern Wisconsin. Authorities say the pilot of the fixed-wing, single-engine plane was coming in for a landing in Ledgeview...

Alaska State Troopers say Washington state man dies from injuries suffered in Alaska plane crash

Oct. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say Washington state man dies from injuries suffered in Alaska plane crash.

Report: Power lever issues caused crop duster crash

Oct. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a problem with the power lever caused a crop duster plane to crash in September. WCBI-TV reports an investigation shows the plane experienced the equivalent of a stuck gas pedal, causing the pilot to lose control...

Pilot unhurt in small plane crash north of Reno

Oct. 17, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A pilot apparently escaped any serious injury in a small plane crash north of Reno between Pyramid Lake and the California line. Washoe County sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon says hunters discovered the aircraft wreckage Thursday morning. He told the Reno Gazette Journal the pilot...

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

Oct. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered compensation in North America or Europe for travelers who are...