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Probe: Missile that downed MH17 came from Russia-based unit

May. 24, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday after painstakingly studying video and photos of a military...

87-year-old pilot dies after small plane crash in Missouri

May. 23, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 87-year-old man died after a small plane he was piloting crashed at a southwest Missouri golf course. Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says James Donald Baker, of Bolivar, died after the single-engine plane crash Tuesday at the Silo Ridge Golf Course near...

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

May. 23, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base officials said in a statement. The plane went down in a wooded area just outside the base's...

Passengers of Honduras plane crash were from US pawn company

May. 23, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Texas-based pawn shop company has confirmed that four of its executives were aboard a private jet that crashed off the end of the runway in Honduras' capital. Austin-based EZCORP says that the plane was carrying its four employees and two crew members. It says those aboard suffered...

Air Force: Military plane crashes in Mississippi; Local official says pilot and passenger safely ejected and were found

May. 23, 2018 10:48 AM EDT
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Air Force: Military plane crashes in Mississippi; Local official says pilot and passenger safely ejected and were found.

Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all survive

May. 22, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital's international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger. Video images posted online showed what appeared to be area...

Cuba's new leader breaks from past with public appearances

May. 22, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — For half a century Fidel Castro seemed to be everywhere in Cuba — inspecting factories, farms and offices, expounding to the press and zooming to the scenes of natural disasters to direct the minutest details of the response. His brother Raul was a military man who operated from behind...

Honduras' emergency commission says rescuers have responded to the crash of a private jet at Tegucigalpa's airport

May. 22, 2018 2:07 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduras' emergency commission says rescuers have responded to the crash of a private jet at Tegucigalpa's airport.

MH370 search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory

May. 22, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Tuesday disagreed with a new book's conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to deliberately sink it in unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau...

Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

May. 21, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111. Mexico's General Directorate of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the...