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FILE- In this July 17, 2014, file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of MH17 passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, that left 298 people killed. A Dutch court on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2020, granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark case. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigations

Nov. 25, 2020 10:55 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, a ruling that marked the end of the pretrial phase of the landmark...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. The FAA is poised to clear the Boeing 737 Max to fly again after grounding the jets for nearly two years due to a pair of disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes

Nov. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EST

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. ...

Fans and monument organizers gather at newly dedicated highway signs for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument near the site of the band's Oct. 20, 1977, plane crash in Gillsburg, Miss., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Fans gathered Sunday as the Mississippi Department of Transportation unveiled exit signs from Interstate 55 near McComb and state Highway 568 near Gillsburg, the Enterprise-Journal reported. (Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)

Mississippi road signs for Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash site

Nov. 17, 2020 8:04 PM EST

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock band famous for “Sweet Home Alabama" and “Free Bird,” now has highway signs pointing to the site of the Mississippi plane crash that claimed the lives of some of its members. Fans gathered Sunday as the Mississippi Department of...

No injuries when wind gust blows small plane off runway

Nov. 16, 2020 3:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No one was injured Monday when strong wind gusts blew a small plane off the runway at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, airport officials said. A Piper Meridian single-engine aircraft had landed on a runway around 10:30 a.m. Monday when the wind pushed it off the...

This early Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, photo provided by R E Johnson shows an Alaska Airlines jet that struck a brown bear while landing in the early evening the day before, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, at Yakutat Airport in Yakutat, Alaska. The left engine cowling of the jet was damaged. The Anchorage Daily News reports none of the passengers or crew members onboard the plane were injured. (R E Johnson via AP)

Jetliner hits brown bear while landing in southeast Alaska

Nov. 16, 2020 2:41 AM EST

YAKUTAT, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines jetliner struck a brown bear while landing early Saturday evening, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, officials said. None of the passengers or crew members on board the plane were injured during the accident at the Yakutat Airport in southeast...

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No. 16 Marshall wins 42-14 on plane crash's 50th anniversary

Nov. 14, 2020 7:11 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Quarterback Grant Wells grew up knowing the story of Marshall football. The 1970 plane crash. The university's decision to continue playing. The winning years that eventually would come. And the importance of representing the school and honoring the fallen on the crash's big...

White roses are placed along the edge of the Memorial Fountain to honor the 75 lives lost in the 1970 plane crash during the 50th Annual Memorial Fountain Service Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at the Memorial Student Center in Huntington, W.Va. Marshall commemorated the 50th anniversary of the worst disaster in U.S. sports history, when 75 people, including most of the football team, were killed in a Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash.(Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Marshall remembers lives lost in worst US sports disaster

Nov. 14, 2020 5:35 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University commemorated the 50th anniversary of one of the worst sports disasters in U.S. history Saturday, a plane crash that killed most of the football team. The solemn ceremony was held around a fountain dedicated to the crash victims on Marshall's Huntington campus....

Marshall running back Brenden Knox (20) pulls away from UMass line backer Mike Ruane (33) on his way to a 45-yard touchdown during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Marshall to mark 50th anniversary of plane crash vs. MTSU

Nov. 12, 2020 4:35 PM EST

Middle Tennessee (2-5, 2-3 Conference USA) at No. 16 Marshall (6-0, 3-0), Saturday at noon EST (CBS Sports Network). Line: Marshall by 24. Series record: Marshall leads 5-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Marshall will try to remain unbeaten as it commemorates the 50th anniversary of a plane crash that killed 75 people,...

A memorial plaque is displayed at the site of a 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people, including 36 Marshall football players Oct. 24, 2020, near Huntington, W.Va. The Nov. 14, 1970 crash remains the worst sports disaster in U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Raby)

Marshall game special for players on 1970 crash anniversary

Nov. 12, 2020 11:48 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Born some three decades after the worst sports disaster in U.S. history, Grant Wells and his Marshall teammates are well schooled in the history, importance and the honor of wearing a jersey that has been passed down to them. No. 16 Marshall hosts Middle Tennessee on Saturday on...

Today in History

Nov. 12, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2020. There are 49 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 12, 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and several other World War II Japanese leaders were sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal. On this date: In...