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London-bound jet returns to Miami over maskless passenger

Jan. 20, 2022 11:19 AM EST

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday...

Pilot, passenger injured in hang glider crash near Kingman

Jan. 19, 2022 14:19 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Two men were injured in the crash of a hang-glider style aircraft Wednesday in northwestern Arizona, Mohave County Sheriff's officials said. They said the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. north of Kingman. The two-seat ultra-light veered to the...

79-year-old pilot injured in small plane crash in Wisconsin

Jan. 18, 2022 17:49 PM EST

YORKVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff Tuesday at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County. The Racine County sheriff's office said the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, which struck a...

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 17, 2022 04:20 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 16, 2022 23:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

Pilot, passenger presumed dead in Louisiana helicopter crash

Jan. 14, 2022 22:44 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A pilot and passenger are presumed dead after the crash Friday of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh, a local government official said. The sheriff's office in coastal Lafourche Parish got a call from a witness who saw the aircraft going down about 10:15...

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

Jan. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in preliminary findings released Friday. The helicopter was flying through a valley...

NTSB: Pilot hurt in fatal chopper crash had weather warning

Jan. 14, 2022 04:01 AM EST

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pilot injured in a helicopter crash that killed his passenger in Tennessee didn't heed warnings about flying in marginal weather in the Smoky Mountains, federal transportation safety authorities said. According to the National Transportation Safety...

Plane crashes into South Carolina lake, no injuries reported

Jan. 13, 2022 16:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Two people survived after a plane crashed Thursday into a South Carolina lake, authorities said. The crash occurred about 1:45 p.m. on Lake Murray near Taylor's Cove Road in Gilbert, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said. The pilot...

Caller at helicopter crash site told 911 pilot wasn't alert

Jan. 13, 2022 16:13 PM EST

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man at the scene of a medical helicopter crash outside Philadelphia this week told a dispatcher he was most concerned about the infant girl who survived, but that the pilot was the only passenger not alert after the wreck, according to a 911 call excerpt released...