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Report: Jet was going slower than usual before fatal crash

Sep. 28, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

A small jet that crashed into a building in Connecticut, killing four people earlier this month, was going slower than usual as it took off from an airport runway, while witnesses saw a puff of smoke and noticed the aircraft was having trouble gaining altitude, according to a preliminary...

NTSB investigates Montana plane crash that kills 2, hurts 1

Sep. 27, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal authorities were investigating a small plane crash that killed a couple and critically injured their son in southern Montana on Sunday, authorities said. Robby and Pam Stephens died at the crash south of Billings and son Riley was taken to...

3 killed in small plane crash in southern West Virginia

Sep. 26, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

LANSING, W.Va. (AP) — A small plane crashed Sunday in southern West Virginia, killing three Virginia residents on board, authorities said. The single-engine Beechcraft C23 went down after taking off from the Fayette Airport in Fayetteville at about 11 a.m., the Federal...

Maintenance mistake blamed for fatal Michigan plane crash

Sep. 26, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that a misplaced air filter screen probably caused a small plane’s engine failure and crash in southeastern Michigan that killed a Delta airlines pilot and an aircraft mechanic two years ago. The improperly...

Pilot killed, lone passenger injured in Arizona plane crash

Sep. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A single-engine plane has crashed in far northern Arizona, killing the pilot and injuring the lone passenger, authorities said Thursday. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say there received a call Wednesday evening from the Page Airport that a...

Pilot rescued as small plane dangled from power lines

Sep. 23, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued the pilot of a small plane left dangling above the ground Thursday after it crashed into power lines in south Georgia. It took at least an hour to extricate the pilot as the single-engine biplane hung with its nose...

Widow sues pilot's estate over helicopter crash in Georgia

Sep. 23, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The widow of a passenger killed in a helicopter crash in Georgia is suing the pilot's estate and two helicopter companies, saying the aircraft should never have been flying in poor weather. All three people on board were killed when the helicopter went...

Russian plane enters Estonia airspace for 6th time this year

Sep. 23, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO member Estonia said Thursday that a Russian air force plane violated its airspace in what the Baltic nation alleged was the sixth such incident this year by a Russian aircraft. The alleged intrusion took place at noon Wednesday as the Beriev A-50...

Report: Pilot in deadly balloon crash had drugs in system

Sep. 22, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nicholas Meleski died along with his four passengers after the balloon...

1 of 2 pilots in military jet crash in Texas out of hospital

Sep. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of the two pilots injured when their military training jet crashed into a suburban Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The instructor pilot was released from the hospital Monday, the Chief of...