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NTSB: Jet pilot had emergency, ejected in crash near Nellis

Jun. 11, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A civilian pilot killed when a Dassault Mirage F-1 crashed last month near Nellis Air Force Base reported a flight emergency and ejected moments before the jet slammed to the ground and burst into flames, federal crash investigators reported Friday. No...

Myanmar military plane crash kills 12, including senior monk

Jun. 10, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A well-known senior Buddhist monk was among at least 12 people who died when a plane belonging to Myanmar’s military crashed Thursday in the country’s central Mandalay region, state media reported. Army-run Myawaddy TV said a boy was one of two...

Indiana man, Iowa woman were weekend plane crash victims

Jun. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A man from Indiana and a woman from Iowa were identified Wednesday as the victims of a weekend plane crash in central Indiana. The single-engine Diamond Katana DA40 aircraft departed from Lift Academy, a flight school in Indianapolis, and crashed...

Man accused of causing Delta flight diversion ordered held

Jun. 09, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of trying to break into the cockpit of a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Nashville, causing its diversion last Friday to Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been ordered to remain in custody pending further hearings. Asiel Christian...

Arizona history-June 13-19

Jun. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

Sunday, June 13 On this date in 1862, Sylvester Mowry’s silver mine at Patagonia was confiscated and Mowry was arrested on charges of being a Confederate sympathizer. On this date in 1901, the first commencement exercises were held at Northern...

Soviet-made jet crashes; Bulgarian air force pilot missing

Jun. 09, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A Soviet-built MiG-29 fighter jet from Bulgaria's air force crashed into the Black Sea during a military exercise and the pilot is missing, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said the fighter jet disappeared from radar at...

Report: Pilot reported engine trouble before fatal crash

Jun. 08, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — The pilot of a small experimental plane reported engine trouble before the aircraft crashed in eastern Kentucky killing him, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Pilot Timothy Michael Pankiewicz, 62, had...

Pilot killed in small plane crash in Central California

Jun. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A pilot died Monday when a single-engine plane crashed and burned near Porterville Municipal Airport in California's Central Valley, authorities said. The plane had taken off from the airport and went down at around 2:30 p.m. in a field near...

MH17 trial moves to crucial merits phase, examining evidence

Jun. 07, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Nearly seven years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, the trial in a Dutch court of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the downing moved Monday to the crucial merits phase, when evidence will be discussed...

Pilot in New Jersey crash lands small plane at intersection

Jun. 07, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A pilot walked away mostly unharmed after crash landing his small plane near an intersection in New Jersey, police said. The pilot had taken off from Robbinsville Airport on Sunday when the 1996 Piper aircraft had mechanical trouble, Lt....