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The night the music died in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Sep. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Jim Croce was on the cusp of superstardom in 1973. His smash hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" had reached No. 1 and came on the heels of albums "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" and "Life and Times" that landed on the pop charts. Three other singles — "You Don't Mess Around with...

Cargo plane didn't report trouble before crash that killed 2

Sep. 20, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators say a cargo plane that crashed in Ohio and killed two Texas pilots clipped several trees as it was attempting to land. The National Transportation Safety Board says in a preliminary report released Friday that no problems were reported during the flight. The plane...

Plane crash wreckage found; 'no known survivors'

Sep. 20, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane believed to have two people aboard crashed in northwestern Nevada and that there were "no known survivors." Officials said searchers found wreckage Thursday in mountains south of Pyramid Lake after the plane crashed earlier Thursday after leaving Reno for...

FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

Sep. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing's effort to get the...

Small plane crashes into Southern California building

Sep. 19, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a building near a Southern California municipal airport Thursday, killing one of the two people aboard. The single-engine Cessna 177 went down around noon about a mile east of the Los Angeles-area Torrance airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman...

Belgian fighter jet crashes in France, pilot hits power line

Sep. 19, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed in western France Thursday, damaging a house, setting a field ablaze and leaving one of the two pilots dangling by his parachute from a high-voltage electricity line for two hours, French authorities said. But neither of the pilots, both who were able to...

Belgian fighter jet crashes in western France; pilot stuck on high-voltage electricity line, authorities say

Sep. 19, 2019 6:10 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Belgian fighter jet crashes in western France; pilot stuck on high-voltage electricity line, authorities say.

Wreckage of home-built plane found, 2 dead

Sep. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed in a small plane crash in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. The wreckage of a home-built plane was found in a swampy, wooded area. The plane, a two-seater called a Van's RV-8, was discovered around 9 a.m. Wednesday in Monroe County, about 90...

Patrol: Plane trying to land at airport crashes; pilot dies

Sep. 18, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say a single-engine plane attempting to land at a county airport in Ohio has crashed and the pilot has died. The State Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Donald Apple, of Piqua (PIHK'-wah), was pronounced dead at the crash in a field just west of the Madison County Airport....

Initial report on fatal crash says plane reported open door

Sep. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a Sept. 7 fatal plane crash occurred when the aircraft was returning to a southern Nevada airport after appearing to struggle to gain altitude and then reporting that a door was open. The NTSB preliminary report said the pilot and...