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Mississippi honors Marine plane crash victims with memorial

Jul. 14, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi and U.S. Marine Corps officials dedicated a memorial Saturday to the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman who died in a plane crash last year. Hundreds of relatives and friends of the 16 victims gathered for ceremonies at Mississippi Valley State University and the nearby...

3 killed in single-engine plane crash in Washington state

Jul. 13, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials say three people were killed in a single-engine plane crash north of Spokane. Moody Aviation officials said on Facebook that an instructor and two students died in an accident Friday morning involving one of their training aircraft. The Spokesman-Review reports the plane...

Pilot dies when 1936 biplane crashes in North Texas

Jul. 13, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

NEW FAIRVIEW, Texas (AP) — The 86-year-old pilot of a small biplane died when the aircraft went down in a field not far from a private airstrip north of Fort Worth. Authorities identified the pilot as Dominick Pellegreno, the owner of the plane. He died at the scene Thursday. No one else was aboard the...

Families meet in Mississippi a year after 16 died in crash

Jul. 13, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A year after a U.S. Marine Corps plane broke into pieces high in the sky and slammed into a Mississippi soybean field, relatives and friends are keeping alive the memories of the 15 Marines and Navy corpsman who died in the crash. It's an active form of memory — building,...

Wreckage believed to be from 1997 plane crash found

Jul. 12, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in northern Michigan. The Mackinac County sheriff's office says national forest personnel found the wreckage Wednesday in the Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace in the...

Aircraft makes emergency landing on interstate in Illinois

Jul. 12, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — Police say a small aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 55 in central Illinois, striking one vehicle but hurting no one. Illinois State Police say William J. Farnsley was trying to land his single-engine Cessna 182B at the Logan County Airport on Wednesday afternoon when it...

British Airways flight makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

Jul. 12, 2018 6:10 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A British Airways flight carrying 214 people from London to Mumbai made an emergency landing at a Baku airport on Thursday. No one was hurt. The captain of flight BAW199 requested an emergency landing at Baku's Heydar Aliyev airport after a failure of the left engine on the...

Alaska plane survivor: 'For those wondering I'm alive'

Jul. 12, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Ginny Hacker Eiseman spent the weekend reeling in a bounty of colorful fish at Steamboat Bay Fishing Club on remote Noyes Island in Alaska. She was returning home to Ketchikan when the unthinkable happened. The chartered Taquan Air flight that she and 10 others were on crashed Tuesday...

The Latest: Pilot says he tried to avoid mountainous terrain

Jul. 11, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in southeast Alaska (all times local): 2 p.m. The pilot of a small plane that crashed in Alaska says he tried unsuccessfully to avoid the mountainous terrain the plane hit. Clint Johnson is with the National Transportation Safety Board. He says an...

Officials identify helicopter pilot killed in fiery crash

Jul. 11, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities are identifying the helicopter pilot killed when the aircraft crashed into a Virginia apartment building, sparking a fire and killing a resident inside. Virginia State Police said in a news release Wednesday that the medical examiner has identified the pilot as...