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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...

Panel: Pilots won't need simulator training for Boeing jet

Apr. 16, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

A group of technical experts appointed by federal aviation regulators says pilots won't need new training on flight simulators to learn how to operate the Boeing plane that was grounded after two deadly crashes involving a new anti-stall system. The group says there should be computer and classroom instruction...

2 people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

Apr. 16, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured. Airport Director Tony Bean says the aircraft crashed Monday morning because of engine failure. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News says the plane took off...

Pilot suffers minor injury in central Indiana plane crash

Apr. 15, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — Police say a small plane has crashed at a central Indiana airport, leaving the pilot with injuries that aren't believed to be life-threatening. Sgt. Ben Phelps with Lebanon Police Department says a single-engine plane crashed around 4 p.m. Monday on a grass strip at the Boone County...

Ex-lawyer rode on plane before it crashed in Mississippi

Apr. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A high-profile former lawyer says he was a passenger on a twin-engine jet hours before it crashed in northern Mississippi, killing three people. Richard "Dickie" Scruggs told the Clarion Ledger in a story published Monday that he and his family flew aboard the plane Saturday from...

Correction: Mississippi-Small Plane Crash story

Apr. 15, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — In a story April 14 about a plane crash that killed three people in Mississippi, The Associated Press, relying on information from a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, reported erroneously that the crash occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The plane departed Oxford,...