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Plane crashes near airport outside Tucson; 1 killed, 1 hurt

Jul. 27, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane crashed Tuesday at an airport outside Tucson, killing one of two people aboard and critically injuring the second, authorities said. The single-engine, two-seat crashed near a runway at Ryan Airfield, the Tucson Airport Authority said...

2 die in small plane crash in Alaska state park

Jul. 27, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane reported overdue Monday was found crashed, with the two people on board dead, according to Alaska State Troopers. Austin McDaniel, a troopers spokesperson, said there were two adults on board. He said the plane left from...

FAA: 3 aboard jet that crashed near Tahoe-area golf course

Jul. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Three people died in a twin-engine jet crash near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area, authorities said Tuesday. The identities of the dead on the Bombardier CL 600 that crashed and burned in Truckee, California, were not immediately made public....

FAA: Twin-engine jet crashes near Tahoe-area golf course

Jul. 27, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A twin-engine jet crash near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area killed everyone aboard and ignited a wildfire that was quickly contained before it threatened the town of Truckee, California, authorities said Monday. It wasn't immediately clear how...

Plane flips after landing on Ocracoke; no serious injuries

Jul. 25, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say no one was seriously injured when a small airplane flipped over onto its roof shortly after landing at the Ocracoke Island Airport on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a news release from...

Pilot dies in small plane crash in western Idaho

Jul. 24, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho. (AP) — One person died when a single-engine airplane crashed and started on fire at an airport in western Idaho. Lewiston Fire Department Chief Travis Myklebust said the department responded at 12:11 p.m. Saturday to a plane crash at the Lewiston-Nez...

Brothers' bodies found after helicopter disappears

Jul. 23, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The bodies of two brothers from Virginia have been found after the helicopter they were traveling in disappeared off the North Carolina coast, authorities said. Officials were notified Thursday that the body of one man was found in the...

Coast Guard: Search for missing helicopter suspended

Jul. 22, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search along the North Carolina coast for a helicopter with two men aboard that disappeared near Albemarle Sound during a flight from Virginia. The search was suspended Wednesday after Coast Guard...

2 airplanes collide at Dubai's main airport; no injuries

Jul. 22, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport early Thursday morning, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident. ...

Fatal Alabama crash happened after helicopter hit cable

Jul. 21, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

ALPINE, Ala. (AP) — A helicopter spraying pesticide on an Alabama field crashed last month after it hit a fiber optic cable strung along with power lines, according to a preliminary report was federal investigators released Wednesday. The 30-year-old pilot, Zachary...