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The Latest: Crashed WW II plane was part of museum event

Nov. 17, 2018 11:15 PM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a vintage World War II fighter plane in Texas (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The director of a museum says that a vintage World War II fighter plane that crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas, had performed during...

2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover

Nov. 17, 2018 11:07 PM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane that had participated in a flyover for a museum event crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex Saturday, killing the pilot and a passenger, authorities said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt....

Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

Nov. 16, 2018 11:11 PM EST

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the fuselage of a Georgia law enforcement helicopter that crashed into a river in Alabama, but they have spotted no signs of survivors. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that dives were suspended Friday night because of...

Newlyweds' helicopter crashed into hillside, report says

Nov. 15, 2018 2:23 PM EST

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A helicopter that crashed shortly after leaving a Texas wedding reception, killing the bride and groom and a pilot, had collided with a steep hillside near the ranch where the nuptials were held. That's according to a preliminary report released earlier this week by the National...

WWII pilot's remains will join those of his son at Arlington

Nov. 15, 2018 12:48 PM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II are coming home and will be interred alongside those of his son, a Vietnam War veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be...

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

Nov. 14, 2018 11:15 PM EST

There was a loud bang, and suddenly the Southwest Airlines jet rolled sharply to the left. Smoke began to fill the cabin, and flight attendants rushed row by row to make sure all passengers could get oxygen from their masks. When flight attendant Rachel Fernheimer got to row 14, she saw a woman strapped in her...

1 pilot killed, 1 hurt in jet crash at Texas Air Force base

Nov. 14, 2018 9:48 PM EST

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — One pilot is dead and another was injured after a training jet crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas. The base said in a statement on its Facebook page that the T-38C Talon crashed at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday. The dead pilot was identified as 28-year-old Capt. John F....

The Latest: Hearing on fatal Southwest Air flight concludes

Nov. 14, 2018 3:53 PM EST

The Latest on a National Transportation Safety Board hearing and documents released on an investigation into a fatal engine failure on a Southwest flight (all times local): 3:50 p.m. An investigative hearing into a broken fan blade that led to a fatal engine failure on a Southwest flight has concluded. The...

Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines

Nov. 14, 2018 10:02 AM EST

International air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last month's Lion Air crash in Indonesia becoming rarer. Statistics aside, the accident is making travelers wary of flying in some countries or on certain foreign airlines. The safety of Indonesia's airlines had been...

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Nov. 13, 2018 10:41 PM EST

Boeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S. Pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system in...