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2 dead in crash of small plane north of Houston

Sep. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a small plane crashed during takeoff from an airport north of Houston. Texas Department of Public Safety officials say the pilot and passenger died in the crash Saturday evening of the Cessna A 185F Skywagon. The victims' identities have not been...

Pilot, passenger unhurt after crash landing in Fort Wayne

Sep. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne police say the pilot of a small plane and a passenger have escaped injury after the aircraft crashed during an emergency landing. Police spokeswoman Sofia Rosales-Scatena says the pilot was on approach to Smith Field about 7:30 p.m. Friday when the pilot heard mechanical...

Authorities identify 2 killed in crash of home-built plane

Sep. 21, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a former Air Force pilot and a retired businessman were killed when a small plane crashed in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains this week. But it's still not clear which one was piloting the aircraft. The wreckage of the home-built plane, a two-seater called a Van's...

Emergency drill taking place at Rhode Island's main airport

Sep. 21, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — An exercise simulating an aircraft accident with mass casualties is taking place at Rhode Island's main airport. The Rhode Island Airport Corporation says it's conducting the emergency management drill Saturday at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, with the Rhode Island Emergency...

The night the music died in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Sep. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Jim Croce was on the cusp of superstardom in 1973. His smash hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" had reached No. 1 and came on the heels of albums "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" and "Life and Times" that landed on the pop charts. Three other singles — "You Don't Mess Around with...

Cargo plane didn't report trouble before crash that killed 2

Sep. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators say a cargo plane that crashed in Ohio and killed two Texas pilots clipped several trees as it was attempting to land. The National Transportation Safety Board says in a preliminary report released Friday that no problems were reported during the flight. The plane...

Plane crash wreckage found; 'no known survivors'

Sep. 20, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane believed to have two people aboard crashed in northwestern Nevada and that there were "no known survivors." Officials said searchers found wreckage Thursday in mountains south of Pyramid Lake after the plane crashed earlier Thursday after leaving Reno for...

The Latest: Conditions in Houston improve as Imelda departs

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Houston officials say floodwaters are receding across most of the city and efforts will continue through the night to clear the city's freeways of hundreds of vehicles stalled by the flooding. The dangerous...

FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

Sep. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing's effort to get the...

Small plane crashes into Southern California building

Sep. 19, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a building near a Southern California municipal airport Thursday, killing one of the two people aboard. The single-engine Cessna 177 went down around noon about a mile east of the Los Angeles-area Torrance airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman...