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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 6, 2016 file photo, ground crew prepares a Mig 21 fighter jet for a flight at the military airport Batajnica, near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's defense ministry says that a military jet has crashed near the country's border with Bosnia. The statement says that the accident happened around 9a.m. (0700GMT) on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

MiG-21 military jet crashes near Serbia's border with Bosnia

Sep. 25, 2020 5:13 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian army jet crashed Friday in western Serbia near the country’s border with Bosnia, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry said the MiG-21 plane was on a “regular” flying mission and that a search and rescue team has been sent to the scene of the 9a.m....

2 hurt in crash of small plane in San Diego parking lot

Sep. 24, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two people were hurt when a single-engine plane crashed in a parking lot near a small San Diego airport Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 with two people on board went down just west of Montgomery Field in the Kearny Mesa area, said Federal Aviation...

Thieves steal business jet in Mexico, crash in Guatemala

Sep. 24, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thieves stole a business jet from an airport in central Mexico, flew it to Venezuela, apparently loaded it with drugs and then flew to Guatemala where the plane crashed, authorities said Thursday. Prosecutors in Guatemala said a total of four bodies were found around the site where the...

An ultralight aircraft sits mangled along Interstate 14 and the East Central Texas Expressway in front of Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Two people were killed in the accident, authorities said. (Thaddeus Imerman/The Killeen Daily Herald via AP)

2 dead after ultralight aircraft crashes on Texas interstate

Sep. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) — Two men died after their ultralight aircraft crashed on an interstate in front of a hospital in Central Texas on Thursday, authorities said. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bryan Washko said a 911 call came in about 11 a.m. that a plane had gone down on Interstate 14...

Report: Pilot might have attempted maneuver before crash

Sep. 24, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

GROTON, S.D. (AP) — A preliminary report from federal investigators into the plane crash that killed a couple in northern South Dakota indicates the pilot might have been attempting an aerobatic maneuver before it went down. The report from the National Transportation Safety Board says witnesses saw the...

A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., in a Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 file photo.The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 a pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach for landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019.  (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

Sep. 23, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday....

Firefighting pilot dies in Idaho air tanker crash

Sep. 23, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening. The Bureau of Land Management identified the firefighter Wednesday as pilot Ricky Fulton. He was flying a T-857 aircraft owned by Aero...

Report: Pilot trying to correct course when plane crashed

Sep. 23, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

CHESTER, Ark. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane that crashed earlier this month in Arkansas told air traffic controllers that he was trying to correct his course after the aircraft got caught in some wind, a preliminary report said. All four people aboard the Cirrus SR22 died when the plane crashed in...

Woman sentenced for fraud after faking ties to Kobe Bryant

Sep. 23, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Southern California woman to 20 months in prison after she hid her criminal history to defraud an investor into giving her $13,000 from a retirement fund. IRS Special Agent Ryan Asato said Carolyn Marie Jones, 57, presented herself as an entrepreneur,...

1 dead after small plane crashes in Georgia

Sep. 23, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane died when it crashed into a pond in Georgia, according to authorities. The single-engine Cessna 182 went down on a property near Lincolnton at around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The identity of the pilot was not...