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Farmer injured in helicopter crash settles lawsuit

Apr. 9, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Lyon County farmer who was injured when a helicopter he rented to find some lost cows crashed in a 2017 has settled a lawsuit against the pilot and helicopter company. Steve Ahrendt and his wife, Lori, of rural Inwood, Iowa, sued Ride the Sky Helicopters, of Sioux Falls, and pilot...

Pakistan's army says it shot down Indian drone in Kashmir

Apr. 9, 2020 1:58 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said Thursday its troops shot down a small Indian spy drone after it violated the country's airspace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops downed the drone when it “intruded 600 meters inside Pakistan's territory"...

FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

Apr. 8, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...

FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, police tape cordon off an area near the site of a plane crash that killed several people in Scottsdale, Ariz. A federal agency's findings in the investigation of a 2018 plane crash in Arizona that killed all six people aboard is expected to affect at least two lawsuits filed in Nevada against the estates of the dead pilots, the aircraft owner and casino giant MGM Resorts International. The pilot radioed during the ill-fated takeoff from Scottsdale Airport that the flight was

NTSB report on Arizona plane crash to shape Nevada lawsuits

Apr. 8, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A federal agency’s findings in the investigation of a 2018 plane crash in Arizona that killed all six people aboard is expected to shape lawsuits in Nevada against the estates of the dead pilots, the aircraft owner and casino giant MGM Resorts International. A pilot radioed...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant's latest book to debut atop best-seller list

Apr. 8, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

Kobe Bryant is back atop the best-seller lists, days after the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar was selected to the Hall of Fame. The latest release from Bryant’s Granity Studios, “The Wizenard Series: Season One” will debut at No. 1 on The New York Times’ middle-grade hardcover list...

NTSB: Small plane that crashed likely took off without fuel

Apr. 8, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A plane that crashed into a Florida neighborhood in March, killing the pilot, took off with fuel tanks that were ruptured and contained “no evidence of residual fuel," according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The single-engine Grumman...

Police: Pilot killed in small plane crash

Apr. 6, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (AP) — A pilot died in a small plane crash north of Vancouver, Washington, police said. At about 9:20 a.m. Monday, a resident west of the private Daybreak Airport near the town of Battle Ground reported seeing an ultralight airplane possibly crash near the runway, according to the...

Man killed in plane crash flew to see his new grandchild

Apr. 5, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andy Meyer refused to let a pandemic stop him from seeing his first grandchild. An avid pilot, Meyer considered taking a commercial flight to Philadelphia last week to visit his daughter and her new baby, Aria. But with the coronavirus spreading rapidly, he didn’t want to risk the...

Authorities: 2 from Minnesota died in Iowa helicopter crash

Apr. 1, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

HAMLIN, Iowa (AP) — Two people were killed when a helicopter crashed and burned in west-central Iowa, officials said. The crash was reported Tuesday afternoon in Audubon County, a few miles east of Hamlin. The aircraft hit a power line before it went down, authorities said. The names of those aboard have...

Report: Pilot had alcohol in system in fatal Virginia crash

Mar. 27, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

CROZET, Va (AP) — A woman told authorities that a pilot had “a couple of drinks” shortly before he took off in a small airplane and fatally crashed in Virginia, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released this week. The 51-year-old pilot, Kent Carr, had twice the...