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Two killed, two hurt in small plane crash in North Carolina

Oct. 21, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and two people were injured after a small plane crashed in North Carolina on Thursday, officials said. The identities of the victims weren't released. Onslow County emergency management said the plane...

Plane that crashed in Houston had not flown in 10 months

Oct. 21, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A private jet that ran off a runway and crashed through an fence before bursting into flames at a Texas airport had not been flown since December and investigators are looking into maintenance performed on the plane, federal authorities said Thursday. ...

NTSB: Small plane wrecked in North Carolina hit pine trees

Oct. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

ANDREWS, N.C. (AP) — A private pilot and a passenger were killed earlier this month when the small plane they were in collided with pine trees in North Carolina, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary report. The single-engine Beech S35 was...

NTSB issues 1st report on fatal midair collision in Chandler

Oct. 20, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Wednesday on a fatal midair collision involving a helicopter and a small plane outside a suburban Phoenix airport earlier this month. The flight instructor and student pilot aboard the...

'Black Hawk Down' pilot Durant enters Alabama Senate race

Oct. 20, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mike Durant, best known as the helicopter pilot shot down and held prisoner in the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident, is joining the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Durant, now the founder and president of an aerospace company in Huntsville,...

Plane burns after takeoff mishap in Texas; no one badly hurt

Oct. 20, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (AP) — A plane taking passengers from Texas to the AL Championship Series game in Boston burst into flames after it ran off a runway during takeoff Tuesday morning, but no one was seriously hurt, authorities said. The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2021. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged...

Aerospace school halts flights after student dies in crash

Oct. 19, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BUXTON, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota’s aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in a plane crash. The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County...

LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam

Oct. 18, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant's widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the...

FAA: Small plane crashes in Pima County; No survivors found

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The wreckage of a small plane has been located in Pima County and there appears to be no survivors, authorities said Monday. Federal Aviation Administration officials said they issued an alert Sunday about an overdue aircraft last seen southeast of...