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Witnesses say cargo plane crashes at airport in Mogadishu

Sep. 19, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Witnesses say a cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia's capital. There was s no immediate confirmation of any casualties. Photos posted from the scene show the plane's cockpit crushed against a concrete barrier just steps from the sea. The Somalia Civil...

Marshall University marks 50 years since fatal plane crash

Sep. 18, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is putting up new memorial banners to mark the 50 years since a plane crash killed all 75 football players, coaches and others aboard a flight home from a college matchup. The Herald-Dispatch reports the banners were the product of campus discussions over how to...

Bodies of all 3 plane crash victims recovered from quarry

Sep. 18, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of all three victims on board a single-engine plane that crashed last weekend have been recovered from a water-filled quarry in Washington County, sheriff’s officials said Friday. The third victim was recovered Thursday night, authorities said....

A damaged business is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Perdido Key, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

The Latest: Sally speeding up, still dumping heavy rain

Sep. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: MIAMI — Sally is moving a lot faster but it’s still dumping heavy rains in southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina, where forecasters also said there was a chance of tornadoes. The National Hurricane Center said Sally was traveling at...

FILE- A Sept. 8, 2020 file photo released by Sri Lankan Air Force shows ships fighting fire on the MT New Diamond, about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka. A Sri Lankan magistrate on Thursday ordered the captain of an oil tanker that caught fire off the country's coast to appear in court as authorities seek $1.8 million from the ship’s owner for assistance provided in fighting the blazes. (Sri Lankan Air Force via AP, File)

Sri Lanka names captain of oil tanker a suspect in fire

Sep. 17, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan magistrate on Thursday ordered the captain of an oil tanker that caught fire off the country's coast to appear in court as authorities seek $1.8 million from the ship’s owner for assistance provided in fighting the blazes. On Wednesday, Attorney General Dappula...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. House committee is questioning whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and if either organization will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Panel's report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and whether either will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. Staff members from the Democrat-controlled Transportation...

Bodies of 2 of 3 victims in Cessna crash recovered

Sep. 16, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of two of the three victims aboard a single-engine plane that crashed into a quarry lake have been recovered, according to Washington County sheriff’s officials. A pilot and two passengers were onboard the Cessna plane when it went down Sunday in...

In this photo provided by the Lantawan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, rescuers check the still smoldering remains of a Philippine air force S-76A Sikorsky helicopter after it crashed in Basilan island, southern Philippines on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020. The helicopter was en route to airlift troops wounded from a recent suicide bombing crashed on a southern island Wednesday, killing all four crew members on board, officials said. (Lantawan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office via AP)

Philippine air force helicopter crashes, 4 crew killed

Sep. 16, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine air force helicopter on its way to airlift troops wounded in a recent suicide bombing crashed on a southern island Wednesday, killing all four crew members on board, officials said. The Sikorsky S-76A took off from southern Zamboanga city for a flight to nearby...

Memphis-area surgeon killed in small plane crash

Sep. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed in a wooded area outside an airport in Jackson, Tennessee. Bryan Jackson, a surgeon from the Memphis suburb of Bartlett, died when his Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crashed near McKellar-Sipes Airport early Friday, Madison...

Crews locate missing plane in water-filled quarry

Sep. 14, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Recovery crews have located a missing airplane in a water-filled quarry near the Mississippi River on Grey Cloud Island in south Washington County, the local sheriff said Monday. Three people were in the small single-engine Cessna aircraft when it left Fleming...