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Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

Aug. 16, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down Friday in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a reporter and anchor at the television station for 23 years, was killed in the crash near Lakefront Airport,...

The Latest: Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

Aug. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on deadly small plane crash in New Orleans (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a reporter and anchor at the...

Investigators: Earnhardt's plane bounced, went off runway

Aug. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing and veered off the runway before ending up on a Tennessee highway, investigators said Friday. "It's just the grace of the good Lord that a vehicle didn't get struck by...

Earnhardt takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Aug. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation after...

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Aug. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized. The quick thinking of the...

Soccer star Sala exposed to harmful carbon monoxide in plane

Aug. 14, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both, British accident investigators said Wednesday. A single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft carrying Sala and pilot...

British investigators say soccer star Sala and pilot exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide in plane that crashed

Aug. 14, 2019 9:36 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British investigators say soccer star Sala and pilot exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide in plane that crashed.

Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Aug. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

Airbus is stretching its lead over Boeing in aircraft deliveries as Boeing continues to be held back by the grounding of its 737 Max. Chicago-based Boeing said Tuesday it delivered 19 planes in July, down from 39 in July 2018. It also reported that it received no new orders for the Max in July — the fourth...

Airline worker dies in accident at Charlotte airport

Aug. 12, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An employee of regional carrier Piedmont Airlines has died in Charlotte after the baggage-hauling tug he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath. The accident Sunday night at Charlotte Douglas International Airport occurred on the ramp, an area restricted to planes and service...

Husband, wife, teen killed after plane crashes behind home

Aug. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A small plane crashed in the backyard of a suburban Philadelphia home on Thursday morning, killing a husband and wife and their 19-year-old daughter, who were the only people on board. The plane went down around in Willow Grove, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Philadelphia,...