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A member of the National Transportation Safety Board looks at the wreckage of a plane that Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter and two pilots and a dog were on when it crash landed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn., in a Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 file photo.The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 a pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach for landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019.  (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

Sep. 23, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday....

Vice President Mike Pence's airplane sits on the ground Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, N.H. The plane struck a bird upon takeoff causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said. Pence was returning to Washington from an afternoon campaign event in nearby Gilford, N.H. A senior administration official said the vice president and his entourage were in no danger. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pence's jet returns to airport after hitting bird on takeoff

Sep. 22, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's airplane struck a bird Tuesday on takeoff in New Hampshire, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said. Pence was flying home to Washington from a campaign event at an airport hangar in nearby Gilford, New Hampshire. When...

FILE - A body is covered, left, while another is seen at right at the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others in Calabasas, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff alleging negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress after deputies allegedly shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

Sep. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. After the Jan. 26 crash, reports surfaced...

Officials ID 4 victims killed in airplane crash in Texas

Sep. 21, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HILLTOP LAKES, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Monday released the names of four people from Louisiana who authorities said were killed when their single-engine airplane crashed in a Texas pasture while attempting an emergency landing. The crash happened Sunday morning near the airport in Hilltop Lakes,...

Cargo plane crashes at airport in Somalia's capital, 3 hurt

Sep. 19, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A cargo plane crashed Saturday morning at the international airport in Somalia's capital, and the country's transport minister said three of the four crew members on board were injured. Photos from the scene showed the plane's cockpit crushed against a concrete barrier just steps...

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...

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...

2 die in single-engine plane crash in eastern South Dakota

Sep. 14, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

GROTON, S.D. (AP) — A single-engine plane crashed in eastern South Dakota, killing two people, officials said. The Brown County Sheriff's Office said the plane went down north of Groton on Sunday near the airport where the Groton Fly-in/Drive-in was held this weekend. Scott Meints, Brown County Emergency...