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Small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden, 9 dead

Jul. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials said a small plane carrying parachutists crashed in northern Sweden soon after takeoff on Sunday and all nine people on board were killed. The accident took place a little after 2 p.m. local time on Storsandskar island. Swedish media quoted witnesses reporting that some of...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims remembered at service

Jul. 12, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands gathered in West Virginia Friday to say goodbye to billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline, who were killed last week in a helicopter crash . Brian Glasser, Cline's attorney and longtime friend, said in his eulogy at the memorial service in...

The Latest: Hawaii governor declares disaster for Maui fire

Jul. 12, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a brush fire on the Hawaii island of Maui (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Hawaii Gov. David Ige is declaring Maui a disaster area as a brush fire burns a large expanse of former sugar cane fields. Ige said Friday the proclamation allows the state to provide quick and...

Sudden turbulence that injured dozens is hard to predict

Jul. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen — a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming. The Air Canada...

Science Says: Airplane turbulence can strike out of the blue

Jul. 12, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They literally don't see it coming. "Clear-air turbulence," which evidently jolted an Air Canada flight Thursday over the Pacific Ocean, strikes almost literally out of the blue, with no visible warning in the sky ahead. An aircraft's radar can't spot it coming either. But passengers can...

Air Force jet makes emergency landing in Nebraska after fire

Jul. 12, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an engine fire caused a U.S. Air Force jet to make an emergency landing at an airport in Nebraska. The four-engine airborne warning and control system plane touched down around 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Airport. Lincoln Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Dave Engler...

Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia

Jul. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the...

Company behind Oahu plane crash did not have proper permits

Jul. 11, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii skydiving company that was operating a plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month did not have the proper permits, according to documents released by the state Wednesday. The documents show Oahu Parachute Center was "not in good standing" with the Department of Commerce...

The Latest: Air Canada cabin bloody after turbulence

Jul. 11, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on turbulence on an Air Canada flight that left passengers injured (all times local): 3:30 p.m. More passengers are describing the harrowing incident with violent turbulence that diverted an Air Canada flight to Honolulu Thursday. The flight to Sydney encountered the turbulence...

NTSB: Pilot had engine problems before fatal grain bin crash

Jul. 11, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

BUTLER, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot killed when his small plane crashed into a western Missouri grain bin had experienced engine problems. The National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary report that 80-year-old John McConnell Jr.'s right engine became stuck at full power as he...