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Former NASCAR driver killed in single-engine plane crash

Sep. 15, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

STERLING, Conn. (AP) — Modified stock car great Michael Stefanik has been killed in a single-engine plane crash. He was 61. State police say the crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sterling near the Rhode Island state line. They say the single-engine, single-seat Aerolite 103 took off from the Riconn...

Small plane crashes into vehicle on Maryland's Route 50

Sep. 12, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating after a small plane crashed into at least one passenger vehicle on a highway next to an airport, injuring four people. Police said they responded to a report of a plane crash on Route 50 at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday near Bowie, Maryland. A spokesman...

The Latest: Crowd gathers for 'Tribute in Light' memorial

Sep. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks (all times local): 8 p.m. Hours after the official ceremony ended, crowds lingered into the night at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York. As darkness fell, people filled the streets around the firehouse at the southwest...

Cargo plane crashes in fiery wreck that kills only 2 aboard

Sep. 11, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A cargo plane crashed into a truck repair lot just short of the runway at an Ohio airport, killing both people aboard the aircraft Wednesday and narrowly missing a major highway, authorities said. The fiery wreck burned about a half-dozen unoccupied semitrailers, but no one on the...

The Latest: 2 dead in Ohio cargo plane crash were from Texas

Sep. 11, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a cargo plane crash in Ohio (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Authorities say the two people killed in a cargo plane crash near an Ohio airport were from Texas. The State Highway Patrol in Ohio says the two men were the only ones onboard the plane carrying auto parts when it...

Relatives of passengers killed in Boeing crash protest in DC

Sep. 10, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

Families of the passengers who died in one of the Boeing 737 Max crashes lobbied Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday to slow what they consider a rush to let the plane fly again. Two of the relatives who took part in the two-hour meeting in Washington said Chao promised that the government will take...

2 dead, 3 injured in small plane crash at Nevada airport

Sep. 8, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Two people were killed and three others injured Saturday night in the crash of a small private plane near Henderson Executive Airport, authorities said. The single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane took off from the runway, had a mechanical issue and turned around in an attempt to land...

The Latest: 2 dead, 3 injured in plane crash at airport

Sep. 8, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a small airplane crash in Nevada (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities say a small private plane that crashed near a Nevada airport, killing two, was bound for Southern California. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the Las Vegas...

Appeal sought after judges ditch Air France 2009 crash probe

Sep. 6, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor has appealed the decision to drop a decade-long investigation over the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Air France and Airbus were charged with manslaughter over the crash in the Atlantic Ocean, which killed all 228 people aboard and led to...

French judges drop case against Air France for 2009 crash

Sep. 5, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French judges dropped a decade-long investigation into Air France and planemaker Airbus over the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, which killed all 228 people aboard and led to new aircraft safety regulations. The decision infuriated victims' groups in France and Brazil that...