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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...

Owner of WWII-era bomber prohibited from carrying passengers

Mar. 25, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration revoked a foundation's permission to carry passengers aboard its World War II-era planes after a deadly crash in October. The agency cited safety concerns in its decision to prohibit the Collings Foundation from chartering its historic B-17...

Search underway for small plane near North Carolina coast

Mar. 24, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews are searching for survivors of a plane that crashed near the North Carolina coast. The Coast Guard said in a statement Tuesday that two people were reportedly on board the Cessna aircraft. It dropped from the radar about 12 miles southeast of...

Officials: Pilot killed in South Carolina small plane crash

Mar. 23, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when the aircraft crashed into a wooded area near a South Carolina airport over the weekend, authorities confirmed. Andrew Meyer of Tampa, Florida, was the only person onboard the Cessna 301 when it went down on Johns Island around 7 p.m....

Small plane crashes on Johns Island

Mar. 22, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Aviation officials said a small aircraft crashed Saturday night near the Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island. Spencer Pryor, communications director for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, told WCIV that the Cessna 310 crashed into a wooded area about a mile north...

Mexico navy copter down in police operation; 1 dead, 10 hurt

Mar. 21, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say a Mexican navy helicopter has crashed during an anti-kidnapping operation, killing a police officer and injuring 10 military personnel in the Gulf state of Veracruz. The official Twitter account of Veracruz Gov. Cuitláhuac García says the aircraft...

Air ambulance to begin night landings at Maui Medical Center

Mar. 21, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Emergency air ambulance helicopters will be allowed to land at night at the Maui Memorial Medical Center in April to reduce patient transport time, health officials in Hawaii said. Currently, flights are permitted to land only during daylight hours forcing nighttime emergency flights...

Pilot killed when small plane crashes in southwestern Ohio

Mar. 19, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

HARLAN, Ohio (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when it crashed in a rural area of southwestern Ohio, authorities said. Elio Abiakel, 42, of Mason, was the only person aboard the Piper Cherokee Arrow plane when it went down around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in a field in Harlan Township, according to...

Person seriously injured in small plane crash

Mar. 18, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (AP) — One person was seriously hurt in a small plane crash southeast of Portland in Eagle Creek, authorities said. Clackamas Fire District No. 1 said on Twitter that an off-duty Clackamas firefighter saw smoke Wednesday evening, responded to the crash at Eagle Nest Ranch Airport and began...

Small planes skids off runway at Florida airport

Mar. 18, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — Two people escaped injury Tuesday afternoon when a small plane skidded off the end of a runway at a Florida airport, authorities said. The four-seat Cessna 172-S went at least partly into a pond at the Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana, the Palm Beach Post reported. Palm Beach...