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2 rescued after plane hits transmission tower in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 12:44 PM EST

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — Crews on Monday rescued the injured pilot and passenger of a small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower, knocking out power for tens of thousands of customers and leaving the aircraft dangling 10 stories off the ground. ...

Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 07:42 AM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two people were rescued early Monday more than six hours after their small plane crashed into live power lines, causing widespread outages in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the plane got stuck in the lines...

NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane in Miami

Nov. 27, 2022 17:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed by police from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after officials said he failed to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday. ...

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in northern Illinois

Nov. 26, 2022 11:11 AM EST

WONDER LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane has died after it crashed in northern Illinois. The plane went down about 5:15 p.m. Friday near Galt Airport in Wonder Lake, according to the McHenry County sheriff's office. Wonder Lake is about 60 miles (95...

Mexico's domestic airline industry in shambles

Nov. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading...

Pilot deploys parachute to land disabled plane in Indiana

Nov. 25, 2022 11:03 AM EST

MOUNT COMFORT, Ind. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane escaped injury Friday when the aircraft made an emergency landing using a large parachute to descend before landing in a suburban Indianapolis pond, police said. The plane landed Friday morning along the edge of a pond near the...

4 who died in plane crash outside Seattle identified

Nov. 23, 2022 21:00 PM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — The names of four people killed in a small plane crash northeast of Seattle last week were released by medical examiners on Wednesday. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner said the victims included three men from Washington state: Nathan Precup, 33, of...

TV meteorologist, pilot die in news helicopter crash

Nov. 22, 2022 18:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A helicopter pilot and a meteorologist who worked for a North Carolina television station died Tuesday when a news helicopter crashed along a Charlotte-area interstate, with police praising the pilot for heroically avoiding the roadway in his final moments. ...

Safety agency: Wing broke before plane crash in Washington

Nov. 21, 2022 17:50 PM EST

SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — A wing from a Cessna 208B broke away before the plane crashed Friday into a field northeast of Seattle, killing the four people on board, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday. The NTSB said the wreckage has been recovered and taken to a...

NTSB: Pilot reported engine trouble before fatal crash

Nov. 21, 2022 16:58 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A plane that crashed in North Carolina, killing two people from Illinois, was experiencing engine trouble, federal authorities said. The pilot reported the engine trouble to the tower at Smith Reynolds Airport on Saturday as he approached to land, Pete...