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FILE- In this July 17, 2014, file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of MH17 passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, that left 298 people killed. A Dutch court on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2020, granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark case. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigations

Nov. 25, 2020 10:55 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark...

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...

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. ...

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...

No injuries when wind gust blows small plane off runway

Nov. 16, 2020 3:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No one was injured Monday when strong wind gusts blew a small plane off the runway at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, airport officials said. A Piper Meridian single-engine aircraft had landed on a runway around 10:30 a.m. Monday when the wind pushed it off the...

This early Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, photo provided by R E Johnson shows an Alaska Airlines jet that struck a brown bear while landing in the early evening the day before, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, at Yakutat Airport in Yakutat, Alaska. The left engine cowling of the jet was damaged. The Anchorage Daily News reports none of the passengers or crew members onboard the plane were injured. (R E Johnson via AP)

Jetliner hits brown bear while landing in southeast Alaska

Nov. 16, 2020 2:41 AM EST

YAKUTAT, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines jetliner struck a brown bear while landing early Saturday evening, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, officials said. None of the passengers or crew members on board the plane were injured during the accident at the Yakutat Airport in southeast...

Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

Nov. 14, 2020 8:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash this week while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula included one who left behind a wife pregnant with their daughter. The soldiers were part of an international force that monitors the four-decade-old...

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No. 16 Marshall wins 42-14 on plane crash's 50th anniversary

Nov. 14, 2020 7:11 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Grant Wells grew up knowing the story of Marshall football. The 1970 plane crash. The university's decision to continue playing. The winning years that eventually would come. And the importance of representing the school and honoring the fallen on the crash's big...