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No injuries as plane make emergency landing in Libertyville

Aug. 06, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing Friday in a commercial district in Libertyville, officials said. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that engine failure forced the pilot to land the plane about 10:15 p.m. on Milwaukee Avenue near a...

Report details wreckage of fatal New Mexico helicopter crash

Aug. 05, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal transportation authorities said Friday that a helicopter returning home from a firefighting mission made a rapid descent without making any turns before plowing into the ground last month, killing the four first responders onboard. Investigators...

NTSB: 2 aircraft crashed approaching same Vegas-area runway

Aug. 05, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two single-engine aircraft banked from opposite directions toward the same runway in North Las Vegas last month, before crashing and killing all four people aboard, a preliminary report by federal crash investigators showed Friday. A National Transportation Safety...

Names of men killed in South Haven plane crash released

Aug. 05, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The names of the two men killed in a plane crash near South Haven were released Friday. They were 70-year-old plane owner Douglas Golike of Lawton and 70-year-old flight instructor David Peahl of Wayland, the South Haven Police Department said. ...

Names of men killed in South Haven plan crash released

Aug. 05, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The names of the two men killed in a plane crash near South Haven were released Friday. They were 70-year-old plane owner Douglas Golike of Lawton and 70-year-old flight instructor David Peahl of Wayland, the South Haven Police Department said. ...

1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash in Kentucky

Aug. 04, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — A small plane crash in Kentucky has killed one person and injured another, police said. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport, WKYT-TV reported. A woman aboard the plane died and a man was hospitalized with...

Two men die in plane crash near South Haven airport

Aug. 03, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Two men died after the plane they were in crashed near a southwestern Michigan airport shortly after takeoff, police said Wednesday. The plane crashed around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson said, but the wreckage wasn't...

Air traffic controllers say co-pilot 'jumped' from plane

Aug. 02, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 call from air traffic controllers suggests that a co-pilot may have jumped from a damaged plane before the other pilot made an emergency landing in North Carolina, according to a recording of the call that was released Tuesday. It's been unclear exactly...

Plane makes emergency landing on NC highway, no injuries

Aug. 02, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

CRESWELL, N.C. (AP) — A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a North Carolina highway on Monday, but no injuries were reported, officials said. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the plane had a problem and landed on Highway 64 west of Creswell, news outlets...

Pakistan says army general, 5 others die in helicopter crash

Aug. 02, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani search teams found the wreckage of a helicopter that went down the previous day in the country’s flood-stricken southwest, the military said Tuesday. An army general and five others on board were killed, it said. The aircraft had lost contact with the...