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3 die when plane hits Minnesota home, but 2 in house unhurt

Oct. 02, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) — Three people aboard a small airplane died when it crashed into a house near a northern Minnesota airport, but the two people sleeping inside the home — and their cat — were unhurt. Hermantown Police said the Cessna 172 plane crashed into the second...

2 hurt when helicopter crashes in yard of California home

Oct. 02, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter spun out of control and crashed in the front yard of a home in central California, hurting a pilot and passenger, authorities said. The helicopter clipped the edge of the house and sheared off the top of a palm tree before crashing and coming to...

Mexican navy helicopter crashes, killing 3 marines

Oct. 01, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy said Saturday that three marines were killed and two others were injured after a reconnaissance helicopter crashed in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. The Navy said in a statement that the Eurocopter craft went down during an aerial surveillance...

5 more bodies recovered from Puget Sound floatplane crash

Sep. 30, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The bodies of six of the 10 victims in a floatplane crash in Washington state's Puget Sound have been recovered and five have been identified, officials said Friday. Island County Emergency Management deputy director Eric Brooks confirmed Friday that four additional...

Bodies and floatplane parts recovered from Puget Sound

Sep. 29, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The bodies of some of the 10 victims and most of a floatplane that crashed in Washington state’s Puget Sound earlier this month have been recovered. Island County Emergency Management confirmed Thursday that multiple bodies were recovered, but Deputy Director Eric...

Mexico: Helicopter crashed after capo capture without fuel

Sep. 29, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican navy helicopter crashed in July killing 14 marines because it ran out of fuel following an operation to capture drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, the Attorney General’s Office said Thursday. The Black Hawk crashed July 15 in Los Mochis, a city in...

Authorities: pilot dies in crash of small plane near Tucson

Sep. 28, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot died after a small plane crashed south of Tucson on Wednesday, according to authorities. Federal Aviation Administration officials said only the pilot was aboard the single-engine Grumman American AA5B when it went down near Flying Diamond Airport west...

Small plane crash near home kills 1 occupant, injures 2nd

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

A small plane crash in eastern Pennsylvania killed one person and injured another, authorities said. Police in Lehigh County's Salisbury Township said the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down near a home at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Cpl. Kevin Kress told The...

Ugandan military helicopter crashes in eastern Congo

Sep. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Ugandan army spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the crash of one of the country’s military helicopters in eastern Congo. The spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, told The Associated Press “we are still waiting” for more details about the crash earlier this...

Pilot killed as small helicopter crashes in South Dakota

Sep. 27, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The pilot of a small helicopter was killed in a crash Tuesday in southeastern South Dakota, according to officials. The Federal Aviation Administration said the AG-915 Spartan helicopter went down at about 10:30 a.m. near the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport in...