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Philippine air force helicopter crash kills all 7 aboard

Jan. 16, 2021 9:43 AM EST

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine air force helicopter carrying supplies for counterinsurgency forces crashed in the country’s south on Saturday apparently due to engine trouble, killing all seven people on board, military officials said. The UH-1H helicopter tried to make an emergency...

Investigators from Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) and U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) inspect debris found in the waters around the location where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

US NTSB team arrives in Indonesia to look into jet crash

Jan. 16, 2021 3:28 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A team from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has arrived in Indonesia's capital to join the investigation into the crash of a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500, the head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said Saturday. The team also comprises...

People react as the body of a relative is retrieved from the ruin of a building at an area affected by an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing a number of people. (AP Photo/Yusuf Wahil)

At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings

Jan. 15, 2021 9:20 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 42 people. More than 600 people were injured by the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in the...

Relatives weep as they pray during the burial of Fadly Satrianto, a victim of the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. More searchers and rescuers joined the search Friday for wreckage and victims from the Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

Indonesian divers find parts of crashed plane's black box

Jan. 15, 2021 8:04 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers found parts of the cockpit voice recorder on Friday as more personnel joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea with 62 people on board. The aerial search for the crashed Sriwijaya Air jet was being...

Scott Booth, a former pilot for Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, at his parents' home in Long Beach, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Booth was piloting a Papillon tour helicopter when the aircraft crashed, killing five of the six passengers. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Deadly Grand Canyon copter crash likely caused by wind

Jan. 14, 2021 7:22 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon in 2018, killing five British tourists, told investigators that he wasn't able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of wind” sent it spinning, according to a new report. The National Transportation...

A colleague holds a portrait of Okky Bisma, a flight steward, one of victims of the crashed Sriwijaya Air passenger jet during his funeral in Jakarta, Indonesia.Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. An aerial search for victims and wreckage of the crashed Indonesian plane expanded Thursday as divers continued combing the debris-littered seabed looking for the cockpit voice recorder from the lost Sriwijaya Air jet. (AP Photo)

Search expands for victims of Indonesian plane crash

Jan. 14, 2021 8:11 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An aerial search for victims and wreckage from a crashed Indonesian plane expanded Thursday as divers continued combing the debris-littered seabed looking for the cockpit voice recorder from the lost Sriwijaya Air jet. The Boeing 737-500 disappeared Saturday minutes after taking...

Nigerian diplomat's family sues Boeing over 737 Max crash

Jan. 13, 2021 7:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a longtime Nigerian diplomat killed in the 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia has joined litigation against the company in U.S. federal court. Lawyers for heirs of Abiodun Bashua accused Boeing of negligence in development of the Max. The 67-year-old Bashua had held...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, file photo, Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal safety officials said Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, they are stepping up enforcement against unruly airline passengers after confrontations on flights to and from Washington, D.C., around the time of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The FAA said under an order signed by Dickson, that unruly passengers will no longer get warnings. Instead, the agency said, it will launch legal enforcement actions. (Graeme Jennings/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FAA steps up enforcement against unruly airline passengers

Jan. 13, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Federal safety officials said Wednesday they stepping up enforcement against unruly airline passengers after confrontations on flights to and from Washington, D.C., around the time of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The Federal Aviation Administration said there has been...

Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, on Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Jan. 13, 2021 4:01 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition crashed Wednesday, shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province bordering Ethiopia, officials said. The Apache attack helicopter burst into flames after crashing at Wad Zayed airport in the town of al-Showak...

Officials clean up the scene following a small plane crash during dense fog in a residential neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. Authorities say the woman in the home was able to get out safely and have not given information on the condition of anyone aboard the plane. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Small plane crashes in South Carolina neighborhood in fog

Jan. 13, 2021 3:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a neighborhood in dense fog and set a home on fire Wednesday near an airport in South Carolina’s capital city, authorities said. A woman inside the home apparently escaped injury from the crash, although Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins the woman...