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NTSB: Copilot who jumped from plane upset about hard landing

Aug. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A copilot who jumped to his death from a small airplane in North Carolina was upset over damaging the craft's landing gear during a failed runaway approach, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

6 French tourists on plane that crashed into lake, killing 2

Aug. 16, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane that plunged into a lake that straddles the Arizona-Utah state line, killing two people and injuring five, was carrying six French tourists plus a pilot, authorities said Tuesday. Kane County Sheriff’s officials in Utah said witnesses reported...

Oregon firefighter, twin brother, die in Idaho plane crash

Aug. 15, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A 38-year-old firefighter from Oregon died in a small plane crash Monday, according to Bend Fire & Rescue. Daniel Harro was flying with his twin brother Mark near Yellow Pine, Idaho, when their plane crashed, fire officials said in written statement. ...

Coroner: Central Illinois plane crash killed Santa Fe couple

Aug. 15, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A coroner Monday identified a Santa Fe, New Mexico, couple as the two people killed when a single-engine plane crashed on a roadway in central Illinois. Killed in the crash Saturday in the small community of Hanna City were 75-year-old pilot James Everson and...

Airplane part falls from sky, nearly hits man in Maine

Aug. 15, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A metal object believed to have fallen from a trans-Atlantic jet came crashing down outside the Maine State House, landing with a loud bang just feet from a Capitol Police worker, officials said Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration was alerted Friday...

Plane plunges into lake at Arizona-Utah border, killing 2

Aug. 15, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane plunged into a lake that straddles the Arizona-Utah state line over the weekend, killing two people and injuring five, authorities said Monday. The pilot of the single-engine plane reported an engine problem late Saturday afternoon before the Cessna...

Dutch court expects November verdicts in MH17 downing trial

Aug. 15, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Verdicts in the Dutch trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are expected to be delivered on Nov. 17, the court announced Monday. The court said the date is...

2 killed when small plane crashes on roadway in Illinois

Aug. 13, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

HANNA CITY, Ill. (AP) — Two people were killed Saturday when a single-engine plane crashed on a roadway in the small central Illinois community of Hanna City, officials said. According to officials in Peoria County, the plane crashed at about 12:30 p.m. on Route 116. Peoria County...

Plane bumps another while backing up at Boston airport

Aug. 13, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An airplane bumped into another plane while backing up at Logan International Airport in Boston, prompting an investigation. No one was injured when the two Delta Airlines planes collided at low-speed on Friday night, according to the Federal Aviation Administration,...

Report: Helicopter pilot didn't see power lines before crash

Aug. 13, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say the pilot of a medical helicopter says he didn't see power lines before the main rotor blades hit them and the aircraft crashed while responding to the scene of a fatal accident in southwestern Ohio last month. The CareFlight...