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NTSB: Require small planes to have carbon monoxide detectors

Jan. 20, 2022 19:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. crash investigators are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to require private planes to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, citing deadly crashes that were attributed to poisoning by the odorless gas. The National Transportation Safety Board...

NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Marana plane crash

Jan. 20, 2022 17:37 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released its preliminary report on last month’s fatal crash of a small plane in southern Arizona, but it doesn’t list a possible cause. The pilot was the only person aboard the single-engine Mooney M20C...

London-bound jet returns to Miami over maskless passenger

Jan. 20, 2022 11:19 AM EST

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday...

Pilot, passenger injured in hang glider crash near Kingman

Jan. 19, 2022 14:19 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Two men were injured in the crash of a hang-glider style aircraft Wednesday in northwestern Arizona, Mohave County Sheriff's officials said. They said the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. north of Kingman. The two-seat ultra-light veered to the...

79-year-old pilot injured in small plane crash in Wisconsin

Jan. 18, 2022 17:49 PM EST

YORKVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff Tuesday at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County. The Racine County sheriff's office said the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, which struck a...

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 17, 2022 04:20 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 16, 2022 23:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

Pilot, passenger presumed dead in Louisiana helicopter crash

Jan. 14, 2022 22:44 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A pilot and passenger are presumed dead after the crash Friday of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh, a local government official said. The sheriff's office in coastal Lafourche Parish got a call from a witness who saw the aircraft going down about 10:15...

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

Jan. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in preliminary findings released Friday. The helicopter was flying through a valley...

NTSB: Pilot hurt in fatal chopper crash had weather warning

Jan. 14, 2022 04:01 AM EST

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pilot injured in a helicopter crash that killed his passenger in Tennessee didn't heed warnings about flying in marginal weather in the Smoky Mountains, federal transportation safety authorities said. According to the National Transportation Safety...