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Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

Dec. 10, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the...

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Dec. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Tuesday in Independence. The collision occurred shortly after Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which travels between St. Louis and Kansas City, left the Independence station on the way to Kansas City, police said....

Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Dec. 10, 2019 2:15 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing Antarctic seas on Tuesday, hunting for a Chilean Air Force transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent. Seven hours after contact was cut off, the Air Force declared the plane a...

Pilot killed when small cargo plane crashes in Texas

Dec. 10, 2019 10:04 AM EST

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — One person was killed in the crash of a small cargo airplane in south Texas, authorities said. Air traffic controllers lost radio contact with the single-engine Cessna 208 shortly after 8 p.m. Monday near Victoria, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of Houston, according to...

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Dec. 9, 2019 6:54 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's influence over the...

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

Dec. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews landed on...

Paralyzed Humboldt crash survivor takes first steps

Dec. 9, 2019 9:56 AM EST

The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of needles. "I said,...

4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crash

Dec. 9, 2019 12:04 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from their car seats and climbed an embankment seeking help following a car crash that killed their father. KING-TV reported 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley died when the vehicle with his daughters in the backseat...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...