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Pilot killed, lone passenger injured in Arizona plane crash

Sep. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane has crashed in far northern Arizona, killing the pilot and injuring the lone passenger, authorities said Thursday. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say there received a call Wednesday evening from the Page Airport that a...

Pilot rescued as small plane dangled from power lines

Sep. 23, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued the pilot of a small plane left dangling above the ground Thursday after it crashed into power lines in south Georgia. It took at least an hour to extricate the pilot as the single-engine biplane hung with its nose...

Widow sues pilot's estate over helicopter crash in Georgia

Sep. 23, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The widow of a passenger killed in a helicopter crash in Georgia is suing the pilot's estate and two helicopter companies, saying the aircraft should never have been flying in poor weather. All three people on board were killed when the helicopter went...

Russian plane enters Estonia airspace for 6th time this year

Sep. 23, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO member Estonia said Thursday that a Russian air force plane violated its airspace in what the Baltic nation alleged was the sixth such incident this year by a Russian aircraft. The alleged intrusion took place at noon Wednesday as the Beriev A-50...

Report: Pilot in deadly balloon crash had drugs in system

Sep. 22, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon...

1 of 2 pilots in military jet crash in Texas out of hospital

Sep. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of the two pilots injured when their military training jet crashed into a suburban Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The instructor pilot was released from the hospital Monday, the Chief of...

East Libya forces say 2 helicopters crashed, killing 2

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said two military planes crashed on Sunday over a village in eastern Libya, killing at least two officers. The self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces, led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, said the helicopters collided in the...

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

Sep. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said. Both pilots managed to eject from the plane...

U.S. military training jet crashes in Dallas suburb, injuring both pilots and damaging several homes

Sep. 19, 2021 14:55 PM EDT
LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — U.S. military training jet crashes in Dallas suburb, injuring both pilots and damaging several homes.

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...