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1 person killed when small kit airplane crashes in Alaska

Nov. 08, 2021 14:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot died when his amateur-built kit airplane crashed near an elementary school in Alaska on Sunday, officials said. The pilot was the only person on board the Wag-Aero 2+2 when it crashed soon after taking off from the Kodiak Municipal...

Report: Jet was going slower than usual before fatal crash

Sep. 28, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

A small jet that crashed into a building in Connecticut, killing four people earlier this month, was going slower than usual as it took off from an airport runway, while witnesses saw a puff of smoke and noticed the aircraft was having trouble gaining altitude, according to a preliminary...

Boeing to build military aircraft drones in Australian city

Sep. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to build a new type of drone military aircraft in Australia. Boeing said Wednesday it has selected Toowoomba city in Queensland state as the final assembly point for its unmanned Loyal...

2nd fatal amateur-built aircraft crash near airport probed

Sep. 19, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the second fatal crash of an amateur-built aircraft this month in the vicinity of a municipal airport in northeastern Ohio. Robert Taylor, 64, of Medina was taking off from the Wadsworth Municipal Airport...

Probe continues in deadly Connecticut plane crash

Sep. 05, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Investigators continued to review evidence from a fatal plane crash in a Connecticut suburb left four people dead earlier this week, and a preliminary report on the accident is expected to be released within the next two weeks. The Cessna...

Doctor couple from Boston ID'd as victims of small-jet crash

Sep. 03, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

Four people who died in the crash of a small jet in Connecticut were identified Friday as a Boston couple who are both doctors, and two local pilots. Police in Farmington said Courtney Haviland, 33, her husband, William Shrauner, 32, were passengers on the jet that...

Small jet crashes into building on takeoff; 4 aboard die

Sep. 02, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

A small jet crashed shortly after taking off from a small airport in Connecticut on Thursday morning, killing all four people aboard, officials said. The jet took off just before 10 a.m. from the Robertson Airport before crashing into the building at Trumpf Inc., a...