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The Latest: Sheriff says police have found parts of plane

Feb. 23, 2019 10:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a cargo jetliner near Houston (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne tells the Houston Chronicle that investigators have recovered parts of the cargo plane that crashed just east of Houston. "There's everything from cardboard boxes to...

Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

Feb. 23, 2019 8:57 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane "went in nose first," leaving a debris field three-quarters...

Small plane crashes at airport; instructor and student die

Feb. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an instructor pilot and his student died when the small plane they were in crashed at a Massachusetts airport. Mansfield police say 31-year-old Sydney Miti, of Waltham, and 18-year-old Julian Lattermann, of Dover, were killed on impact. Authorities didn't say who was...

Remains of Massachusetts pilot who crashed during WWII ID'd

Feb. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The remains of an airman whose plane crashed during a bombing run in World War II have been identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday that it officially confirmed on Dec. 13 that bones found in France belong to Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Burleigh E. Curtis, of Holliston,...

Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather

Feb. 21, 2019 11:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather. The two-page National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday doesn't explain why the Cessna came...

Report: Commercial flight fatalities tick up, but remain low

Feb. 21, 2019 9:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A leading airline trade group says fatal commercial flight accidents increased in 2018 from a record low set in 2017. The International Air Transport Association said Thursday 523 passengers and crew died in 11 fatal accidents last year, compared with 19 deaths in six fatal accidents in 2017....

Pilots radioed for help before Florida crash

Feb. 21, 2019 8:57 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Rutgers University professor and his teenage son radioed they had lost control of their plane just before it crashed off the Florida coast, killing them both. The Florida Times-Union reports that a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday shows either Peter...

Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

Feb. 21, 2019 6:24 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The Dutch...

2 killed in military helicopter crash in Algeria

Feb. 21, 2019 6:03 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian defense ministry says a military helicopter crashed overnight in a remote area of the northwestern province of Tiaret, killing the two officers on board. The helicopter that crashed in Rechaiga, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) southwest of the capital Algiers, was on a...

Southwest grapples with new labor and revenue problems

Feb. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they may be grounding planes to gain leverage in stalled contract negotiations. Separately, Southwest said Wednesday that the partial shutdown of the federal government will cost it $60 million in lost...