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Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site

Oct. 23, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, and he reassured that the area had been secured, court documents say. ...

After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

Oct. 23, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. As authorities investigate why a crew member handed Baldwin a loaded gun instead of one safe to...

Small plane ends up in shrubs near Long Island airport

Oct. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

EAST QUOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A small plane attempting an emergency landing overshot a runway at a Hamptons airport and plowed into some shrubs on Saturday, but no injuries were reported, police said. After taking off from the East Hampton airport and heading west, the plane...

Workers find human remains at suburban Chicago preserve

Oct. 23, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human remains found at a suburban Chicago nature preserve could be those of a United Airlines executive who vanished more than a year ago. Contractors found the remains Friday afternoon in an area of heavy brush...

Wreckage found in California after plane reported missing

Oct. 22, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

DUNSMUIR, Calif. (AP) — A wreckage found on a ridge in far Northern California on Friday is that of a small plane that requested an emergency landing but never arrived at its expected destination, authorities said. Someone spotted the black Cessna 150 near Dunsmuir,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Unvaccinated FEMA...

Two killed, two hurt in small plane crash in North Carolina

Oct. 21, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and two people were injured after a small plane crashed in North Carolina on Thursday, officials said. The identities of the victims weren't released. Onslow County emergency management said the plane...

Plane that crashed in Houston had not flown in 10 months

Oct. 21, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A private jet that ran off a runway and crashed through an fence before bursting into flames at a Texas airport had not been flown since December and investigators are looking into maintenance performed on the plane, federal authorities said Thursday. ...

NTSB: Small plane wrecked in North Carolina hit pine trees

Oct. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

ANDREWS, N.C. (AP) — A private pilot and a passenger were killed earlier this month when the small plane they were in collided with pine trees in North Carolina, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary report. The single-engine Beech S35 was...

NTSB issues 1st report on fatal midair collision in Chandler

Oct. 20, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Wednesday on a fatal midair collision involving a helicopter and a small plane outside a suburban Phoenix airport earlier this month. The flight instructor and student pilot aboard the...