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Passenger jet hits equipment on takeoff from Belgrade airport and is forced to make emergency return

Feb. 19, 2024 06:44 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A passenger jet with 106 people on board returned safely to the Belgrade airport after it hit runway equipment and sustained severe damage shortly after takeoff from the Serbian capital, media and airline blogs reported Monday. There were no injuries. The...

Today in History: February 19, Franklin Roosevelt paves way for internment of Japanese

Feb. 19, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2024. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way...

Nerve agents, poison and window falls. Kremlin foes have been attacked or killed over the years

Feb. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The attacks range from the exotic — poisoned by drinking polonium-laced tea or touching a deadly nerve agent — to the more mundane of getting shot at close range. Some take a fatal plunge from an open window. Over the years, Kremlin political critics,...

Airplane bumps into fence in third mishap in 2 weeks at Norway's main airport

Feb. 14, 2024 09:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Scandinavian Airlines plane struck a fence at the Oslo airport on Wednesday, causing minor damage to the aircraft and no injuries, the airline said. It was the third mishap in two weeks reported at Norway's main airport. The plane bound for Stockholm...

A plane carrying Canadian skydivers hits beach in southern Mexico, killing a man on the ground

Feb. 11, 2024 16:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A plane carrying four Canadian skydivers came down on a beach Sunday in southern Mexico, killing one man who was on the beach. There was no immediate information on why the plane went down, but it appeared to have made a forced landing and was largely intact. ...

Hundreds gather in St. Louis to remember former US Sen. Jean Carnahan

Feb. 11, 2024 03:09 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children and grandchildren of former U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan of Missouri recalled her wit, curiosity, kindness and hard work during a public memorial service on Saturday. Carnahan, 90, died Jan. 30 in hospice care in suburban St. Louis after a short illness. ...

Today in History: February 11, Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years

Feb. 11, 2024 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2024. There are 324 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1990, South African Black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity. ...

'We've lost both engines,' pilot said before private jet crashed onto Florida interstate, killing 2

Feb. 10, 2024 16:28 PM EST

A pilot and co-pilot were identified as the two killed in a fiery plane crash on a Florida highway, law enforcement officials said Saturday afternoon. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office identified Edward Daniel Murphy, a 50-year-old pilot and co-pilot Ian Frederick Hofmann, 65,...

No one hurt when small plane makes crash landing on residential street in suburban Phoenix

Feb. 10, 2024 13:54 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The pilot and lone passenger escaped injury when a small airplane made a crash landing Saturday on a residential street in a suburban neighborhood on the west edge of Phoenix, Goodyear police said. The single engine plane experienced mechanical problems...

Man charged with stealing small airplane that crashed on a California beach

Feb. 09, 2024 16:13 PM EST

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Police in California arrested a man for allegedly stealing a small aircraft before crashing onto a beach and leaving the scene. Deputies received a report of a small airplane landing “near or on a beach” in Half Moon Bay around 5 p.m. Thursday, the...