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Pilot dies in small plane crash in western Idaho

Jul. 24, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho. (AP) — One person died when a single-engine airplane crashed and started on fire at an airport in western Idaho. Lewiston Fire Department Chief Travis Myklebust said the department responded at 12:11 p.m. Saturday to a plane crash at the Lewiston-Nez...

2 airplanes collide at Dubai's main airport; no injuries

Jul. 22, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport early Thursday morning, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident. ...

3 killed in California vineyard plane crash were family

Jul. 19, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

ANGWIN, Calif. (AP) — Three people killed last week when a small airplane crashed and burned in a Napa County vineyard have been identified as members of the same family, authorities said Monday. A pilot and two passengers were aboard when the plane went down Friday in...

1 dead in wreckage of plane found on ranch in West Texas

Jul. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — One person was was found dead when the wreckage of small plane was discovered on a ranch in rural West Texas, authorities said. Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez said Monday that a landowner found the wreckage of the private plane on...

Small plane crashes in southwestern Germany, 3 bodies found

Jul. 17, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A small plane crashed shortly after taking off in southwestern Germany on Saturday and three bodies were found at the crash site, police said. The Piper aircraft came down in a wooded area near Steinenbronn, south of Stuttgart. The plane took off from...

3 killed in California vineyard plane crash

Jul. 16, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

ANGWIN, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed Friday when a small airplane crashed and burned in a Napa County vineyard, the second air crash with multiple fatalities in Northern California in two days. A pilot and two passengers were aboard when the plane went down in...

Air cargo company that ditched plane off Hawaii is grounded

Jul. 16, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

A cargo airline whose plane ditched into the ocean off Hawaii has been grounded after investigators looked into the company's safety practices before the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it will bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or...

Forced landing for Russian plane as engines fail; all safe

Jul. 16, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A small Russian passenger plane with 18 people on board made an emergency landing Friday in Siberia after both engines failed, with the captain breaking his leg but no one else suffering serious injuries, authorities said. Soon after the An-28 plane...

Two people feared dead in California small plane crash

Jul. 15, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

DINSMORE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed Thursday in a wooded area of Northern California and two people were feared dead, authorities said. The Humboldt County Sheriff's office said a fixed-wing single-engine plane with two people on board crashed near the...

Robert Shaw, an AP bureau chief in 3 US states, dies

Jul. 15, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Robert Shaw, whose more than 40-year career with The Associated Press included leading news coverage in three states, has died. He was 79. Shaw died Thursday in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville with family around him, his daughter, Erin Moore, said. ...