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Report sheds little light on fatal Alaska helicopter crash

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A preliminary report from the federal agency investigating the fatal helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people, including the richest man in the Czech Republic, sheds little light on the cause. The Tuesday report from the National...

Crop duster pilot killed in crash in Georgia

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

PINEVIEW, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a crop dusting plane was killed Tuesday in a crash in Georgia. It happened about 9 a.m. about four miles outside of the town of Pineview, Wilcox County Emergency Management Agency Director Larry Brown said. Brown...

Aggressive takeoff caused Hawaii plane crash that killed 11

Apr. 13, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot's aggressive takeoff led to an aerodynamic stall, causing the 2019 crash of a skydiving plane in Hawaii that killed all 11 people on board, government safety investigators have determined. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said the...

NTSB: Pilot error likely caused vintage bomber's fatal crash

Apr. 13, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday. It also cited inadequate maintenance as a contributing...

2 people survive small plane crash near San Juan Island

Apr. 12, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Two people survived after their small plane crashed into the water near the San Juan Islands Sunday evening, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Emergency managers and the Coast Guard were sent to the south end of Blakley...

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

Apr. 12, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground control: “I’m burning. Goodbye, comrades.” Gagarin didn’t know that...

Wyoming drone fleet to help with investigations, inspections

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Highway Patrol have received $100,000 through a federal grant that will help launch a statewide program that would use drones to assist with investigations. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Erik...

Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections after the aircraft maker told them about a possible electrical problem, the latest setback for the plane. Boeing said Friday that the issue affected planes used by 16 airlines. The company did not...

Turkish military jet crashes during training, pilots rescued

Apr. 09, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A military plane crashed into the sea during a training flight, Turkey’s defense ministry said Friday, adding that the two pilots were rescued. The KT-1 type plane crashed off the Aegean coastal town of Foca, in the western Izmir province, the...

Officials ID man, 80, who died in western NY plane crash

Apr. 09, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

GREAT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have identified an 80-year-old man who died and another man who was seriously injured when a small plane crashed in western New York this week. William H. Mandelare of Brockport died in the crash near Great Valley Airport, the...