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Small plane crashes in southern Bulgaria, 2 killed

Apr. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Authorities in Bulgaria say a small private plane has crashed in a field in a southern region, killing the pilot and the lone passenger on board. Plovdiv police chief Atanas Ilkov said the two-seat Zodiac aircraft was on a demonstration tour when one of its wings separated in flight...

German plane evacuates 15 injured in Madeira bus crash

Apr. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — A German military plane on Saturday evacuated 15 German tourists who survived this week's bus crash on the island of Madeira that claimed 29 lives, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The injured were put on a German air force plane and flown out of the Cristiano Ronaldo international...

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

Apr. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised...

Pilot in fiery California crash identified as Utah man

Apr. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport has been identified as a 48-year-old Utah man. The Orange County Sheriff's Department identified the pilot as Robert Kenner Ellis. Though it wasn't immediately clear where in Utah he's from, his flight plan had...

Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in Madeira

Apr. 19, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Relatives of some of the 29 German tourists who died in a bus crash in Madeira arrived on the Portuguese island on Friday as investigators pushed on with the task of finding out why the bus veered off the road and plunged down a slope. German tour operator Trendtours said it had...

Plane crashes at Fullerton airport; unknown injuries

Apr. 19, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport was heading for Utah. The twin-engine Beechcraft Duke was taking off from a runway at Fullerton Municipal Airport, southeast of Los Angeles, when it crashed Thursday night. Fire officials say...

The Latest: Pilot killed in California airport crash

Apr. 19, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash at a Southern California airport (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say the pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport was heading for Utah. The twin-engine Beechcraft Duke was taking off from a runway at Fullerton Municipal...

Ethiopia crash victims' relatives mark 40 days of mourning

Apr. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (AP) — Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition. Families held victims' photos or flags representing their 35 nationalities. Many wore black. The March 10 crash...

Agency says it's not to blame for Idaho fatal plane crash

Apr. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say they are not to blame for the crash of a small airplane at a backcountry Idaho airstrip that killed four men and are requesting that a lawsuit filed by family members be dismissed. The U.S. Department of Justice in legal documents filed earlier this month in U.S....

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

Apr. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local): 2 p.m. Portugal's foreign ministry has confirmed that all 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Madeira Island were German. Authorities previously said they were still working to identify the...