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Sheriff: Beacon led team to man mauled by grizzly in Wyoming

Jun. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — A distress signal initially thought to be from a crashed aircraft led searchers to a backpacker who'd been mauled by a grizzly bear in a remote Wyoming wilderness, according to sheriff's officials. No plane or helicopter had crashed but a crew preparing to...

Pilot killed in small-plane crash, fire in southwest WA

Jun. 28, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A pilot died in a fiery crash on a runway Tuesday in Vancouver, Washington, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The single-engine Beechcraft V35B ended up upside down and ablaze at Pearson Field at around 7:30 a.m., The Oregonian/OregonLive...

Helicopter pilot helping Alaska firefighters dies in crash

Jun. 27, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A helicopter contracted to support firefighting efforts on an Interior Alaska blaze crashed after takeoff, killing the pilot, officials said Monday. The fatality was the first related to Alaska wildfires in 22 years. The pilot was identified as Douglas...

NTSB investigating Central Texas plane crash that killed 2

Jun. 26, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday it is investigating a Central Texas plane crash that killed two people. Authorities say the small plane crashed near the airport in Kerrville at around 7 p.m. on Saturday. Kerrville is located about 65...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Jun. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts in...

Pilot hospitalized after plane crash in suburban Will County

Jun. 24, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

PEOTONE, Ill. (AP) — A pilot was hospitalized Friday after his small plane crashed in rural south suburban Will County. The plane appeared to have gone down at a steep angle into a wooded area next to a creek, WBBM-TV reported. The engine had come loose from the firewall, and it...

NTSB: West Virginia helicopter crashed on last flight of day

Jun. 24, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A helicopter that crashed during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts was on its last planned flight of the day, a federal agency investigating the accident said Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board said all six people aboard — the pilot...

Russian military cargo plane crashes, killing 5 crewmembers

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military cargo plane crashed Friday on a training flight after refueling about 124 miles (200 kms) southeast of Moscow, killing five crew members and leaving several others injured, officials said. The heavy-lift Il-76 cargo plane went down in the Ryazan...

6 die in crash of Vietnam-era helicopter in West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A Vietnam-era helicopter showcased in action movies crashed on a rural West Virginia road, killing all six people on board, during an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Bell UH-1B “Huey” helicopter crashed...

Small plane crashes into Connecticut River, 1 person injured

Jun. 22, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. (AP) — A small plane crashed into the Connecticut River in New Hampshire, injuring one person, police said Wednesday. The person was taken to a hospital. The person's condition wasn't immediately known. Officials said the plane clipped power lines...