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Pilot, teen unharmed when small plane lands in cornfield

Aug. 14, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The pilot of a small plane safely landed it in an Ohio cornfield after the aircraft lost power, authorities said. Christopher Lyons, 36, of Coolville, and a 16-year-old female passenger were in the 1977 Lycoming fixed-wing, single-engine plane when the power problem occurred shortly...

People stand by the debris of the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Shijith Sreedhar)

Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently

Aug. 8, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

KOCHI, India (AP) — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway soaked by monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured. Among the injured on Friday...

The Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/C.K.Thanseer)

Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

Aug. 8, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 123 injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala, police said. Among the injured, at least 15...

This satellite image taken on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020 shows the port of Beirut and the surrounding area in Lebanon following a massive explosion on Tuesday. Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks blanketed with glass and rubble. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

The Latest: Australia pledges $1.4M for Beirut relief effort

Aug. 5, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 6 a.m. Thursday The Australian government has pledged an initial 2 million Australian dollars ($1.4 million) to the relief effort in Lebanon following the deadly blast that ripped across the capital Beirut. Prime Minister Scott...

FILE - This Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, file aerial photo shows the crash site of a Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter,  near Kimball, Minn. The Minnesota National Guard says mechanical failure and human error led to the crash that killed three Guard members. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Mechanical failure, human error cited in Guard copter crash

Aug. 5, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mechanical failure and human error led to the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed three Minnesota National Guard members last December, according to a Guard summary released Wednesday. According to the summary of results from a military investigative board, the crew was...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, file photo, investigators work the scene of a small plane crash in a city park which killed all four people on board, in northwest Atlanta. The National Transportation Safety Board says in a report that Tennessee businessman Wei Chen, who was flying the plane, likely lost control after becoming disoriented in cloudy weather after taking off. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Report says pilot became disoriented in fatal Atlanta crash

Aug. 5, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee businessman who was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia in 2018 likely lost control after becoming disoriented in cloudy weather after taking off, a National Transportation Safety Board report said. Wei Chen and three passengers were killed in the December 2018 plane...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) chases a play against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game in Denver. Miller's body is buffer, his hair tinted orange on top.  The star linebacker says his dramatic offseason transfiguration was a result of his battle with the coronavirus, Kobe Bryant's untimely death and the Michael Jordan documentary. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

Von Miller's transformation driven by Kobe, MJ, COVID-19

Aug. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller’s body is buffer, his hair tinted orange on top. The real changes go a whole lot deeper. The Broncos star linebacker on Tuesday revealed four factors that led to his dramatic offseason transformation: his substandard 2019 season, his battle with COVID-19, Kobe...

Clayton Homes co-founder dies in Tennessee helicopter crash

Aug. 4, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A co-founder of Clayton Homes, a national home-building company, was killed when a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River, relatives said Tuesday. Three others escaped the wreckage and were rescued by a pontoon boat that was on the river near Knoxville on Monday night,...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday, June 29, 2020, in Seattle. Federal regulators on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA spells out design changes needed in grounded Boeing jet

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

Federal regulators on Monday outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed software changes to a flight-control system...

A small plane lays on a building after a crash in the village of Proti, near Serres town, northern Greece, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. The single-engine plane crashed on Monday morning into the front of a small building but no injuries were reported and the pilot of the Cessna aircraft is well. (Ilias Kotsireas/InTime News via AP)

Greece: 1 hurt as small plane hits shut village coffee shop

Aug. 3, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A small training plane crashed into a village coffee shop in northern Greece Monday, injuring the teenage pilot and causing minor damage, authorities said. Police said the accident occurred during a morning training flight. The 19-year-old pilot, who was flying solo, apparently...