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Pilot successfully ejects when F-16 crashes while landing

Jul. 14, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The pilot of an F-16C jet fighter sucessfully ejected and suffered minor injuries when the single-engine aircraft crashed while landing at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico, base officials said. A board of officers will investigate the crash that ocurred Monday evening,...

UN cargo plane crashes in Somalia, 3 crew members survive

Jul. 14, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali official says a United Nations cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid has crashed at an airport in central Somalia and the three crew members survived. Sabrie Ahmed with the local administration in Beledweyne town told The Associated Press that the plane veered off the runway...

Police: Man arrested over threatening others on flight

Jul. 13, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police arrested a man accused of threatening other passengers on a flight to Chicago late Saturday night. Video from a passenger shows the man walking in the aisle and shouting that he would kill everyone on board “in the name of Jesus.” The incident occurred shortly...

Body of 64-year-old missing swimmer found in Rhode Island

Jul. 13, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Authorities early Monday recovered the body of a 64-year-old Massachusetts man who drowned after going swimming at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said a Narragansett Fire boat recovered the body after...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. The report released late Saturday, July 11, 2020 by Iran's Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

Jul. 12, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorization all led to Iran's Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board, a new report says. The report released...

Family of late journalist fulfill her wish to help boy

Jul. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hours before Louisiana sports reporter Carley McCord died in a Dec. 28 plane crash, she posted a hopeful message to Instagram that would guide her loved ones through the months ahead. “Only rainbows after rain. The sun will always come again.” The words, which come...

Final body recovered from Idaho airplane collision over lake

Jul. 11, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the final body of eight people killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in Idaho on July 5. The last body was found inside one of the wrecked aircraft on the bottom of Lake Coeur d’Alene and recovered Thursday. The...

In this undated photo, Gordon Felt, right, whose brother Edward Felt perished aboard Flight 93, views a wall of photographs of the passengers and crew of the aircraft at the Flight 93 National Memorial visitors center in Shanksville, Pa. Since opening in 2011, the National Park Service and partners have worked to restore the land to its natural beauty.  (Sean Hamill/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

At Flight 93 site, flora and fauna return to hallowed ground

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — There were doubts in Lori Guadagno’s mind whether this place would ever feel right — a place of tragedy, a land scarred first from strip mining and then the crash of United Airlines Flight 93. And the final resting place of her brother. On her first visit to the rural...

Pilot killed in small-plane crash in eastern Oklahoma

Jul. 10, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

DUSTIN, Okla. (AP) — A crop-dusting aircraft crashed Friday into a wooded area in eastern Oklahoma, killing its pilot, officials said. The single-engine, single-wing Cessna T188 crashed shortly after takeoff at about 12:30 p.m. into a heavily wooded area near Dustin, Oklahoma, about 80 miles (129...

NTSB: Witnesses report engine fire before small-plane crash

Jul. 10, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A small twin-engine plane appeared to have an engine fire and was flying low and erratically before crashing into a Central Texas field, federal officials said Friday. The Cessna 320 crashed at about 1 p.m. on July 1 near Round Rock, killing its pilot and lone occupant. In a...