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Pilot killed in small plane crash at South Florida airport

Nov. 24, 2020 7:03 AM EST

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A pilot died when his single-engine plane crashed while trying to land at a small airport in South Florida. The crash happened shortly after the pilot took off from North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Monday afternoon, officials said. He reported engine trouble and...

Projects to focus on missing, murdered Indigenous peoples

Nov. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and five other states will participate in pilot projects to better coordinate investigative efforts surrounding cases of missing or murdered Indigenous peoples, U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Brian Kuester announced Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice projects created...

2 men found dead at site of small plane crash

Nov. 20, 2020 6:20 PM EST

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Searchers have found the wreckage of an airplane that crashed south of Portland in rural Clackamas County, and they recovered human remains from the site, deputies said. The Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified the remains as belonging to...

Pilot found dead in wreckage of small plane that crashed

Nov. 20, 2020 9:08 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A pilot in a small two-seat plane was found dead Thursday night in the wreckage of a crash near Arlington, Washington. Snohomish County Sheriff deputies received a 911 call from the friend of the pilot worried the plane had crashed and gave a general idea where it might be located,...

FBI arrests man after drone hits LA police helicopter

Nov. 19, 2020 3:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hollywood man was arrested Thursday for allegedly operating a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter and forced an emergency landing two months ago, the U.S. attorney's office said. FBI special agents arrested Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, on a complaint...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The FAA is poised to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jets for nearly two years due to a pair of disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

Nov. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EST

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. ...

2 escape injury in small plane crash in southwest Kansas

Nov. 18, 2020 11:15 AM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Oklahoma residents escaped injury when a small plane crashed in Kansas while the pilot was attempting a “fly-by” of people on the ground, The Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash occurred Tuesday afternoon about 7 miles east of the Stanton County Airport near...

After nearly two years and two deadly crashes, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration clears Boeing 737 Max for flight

Nov. 18, 2020 7:51 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years and two deadly crashes, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration clears Boeing 737 Max for flight.
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, Taiwan Air Force's F-16 fighter jet takes off from a closed section of highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan. Taiwan’s military says one of the air force’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared during a nighttime training mission. The defense ministry said the single-seater plane fell off radar screens about two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, 2020 and that the fate of the pilot was unknown.  (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)

Taiwan says F-16 fighter jet goes missing during training

Nov. 18, 2020 2:58 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s military says one of the air force’s F-16 fighter jets disappeared during a nighttime training mission. The defense ministry said the single-seater plane fell off radar screens about two minutes after taking off on Tuesday evening and that the fate of the pilot...

Fans and monument organizers gather at newly dedicated highway signs for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument near the site of the band's Oct. 20, 1977, plane crash in Gillsburg, Miss., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Fans gathered Sunday as the Mississippi Department of Transportation unveiled exit signs from Interstate 55 near McComb and state Highway 568 near Gillsburg, the Enterprise-Journal reported. (Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

Mississippi road signs for Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash site

Nov. 17, 2020 8:04 PM EST

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock band famous for “Sweet Home Alabama" and “Free Bird,” now has highway signs pointing to the site of the Mississippi plane crash that claimed the lives of some of its members. Fans gathered Sunday as the Mississippi Department of...