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27 flee plane in Spain after pregnant woman simulates labor

Dec. 07, 2022 09:07 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police were searching for 14 people who ran from a plane at Barcelona’s airport after it made an emergency landing Wednesday to obtain assistance for a pregnant woman who allegedly simulated that she was about to give birth, authorities said. The...

3 killed when small plane crashes near Oklahoma City

Dec. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EST

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A small plane crashed near Oklahoma City, killing all three people who were on board, authorities said Tuesday. The Beechcraft Bonanza F33A crashed at around 9:20 p.m. Monday near Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. The plane...

NTSB: Plane that hit tower flew below minimum altitude

Dec. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower last month was flying below minimum altitudes while approaching an airport in foggy nighttime conditions, according to a preliminary report on the crash. The pilot and passenger were...

Croatian warplane crashes during training flight

Dec. 06, 2022 12:14 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Both pilots safely ejected from a MiG-21 fighter jet that crashed during a training flight, Croatian officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred in an uninhabited forest area in the northeast of the country around 2 p.m. (1300 GMT). One pilot suffered...

Airplane crash in Gulf of Mexico leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Dec. 05, 2022 14:13 PM EST

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities were searching Monday for the pilot of a small airplane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast, with two people confirmed dead. Authorities in Venice, Florida, said they were looking for a 42-year-old man in an area offshore from...

Police identify pilot killed in Cape Cod plane crash

Dec. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities have identified a pilot killed when his small plane crashed on Cape Cod Friday. The Massachusetts State Police said the operator of the craft was Carl Willis, an 83-year-old resident of Falmouth. Willis's wife suffered serious injuries when...

After Hawaii crash, NTSB calls for inspection of helicopters

Dec. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EST

Federal officials investigating a helicopter crash in Hawaii are urging U.S. and Canadian regulators to require immediate inspections of Bell helicopters that are commonly used by air tour operators, law enforcement and air ambulances. The National Transportation Safety Board call on...

NC co-pilot's death in fall from plane ruled accidental

Dec. 01, 2022 14:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The death of a pilot who fell from a small airplane in flight in North Carolina in July has been ruled an accident, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy states that the death of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was likely the result of...

Today in History: December 1, Ukraine chooses independence

Dec. 01, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2022. There are 30 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1, 1991, Ukrainians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union. On this...

Report: No altitude advice before Dallas air show crash

Nov. 30, 2022 23:43 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Just before a midair collision that killed six at a Dallas air show, a group of historic fighter planes was told to fly ahead of a formation of bombers without any prior plan for coordinating altitude, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The report did not give a cause...