Plane crashes

November 07, 2017 - 4:27 pm
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay's ICON A5 went down about noon Tuesday near...
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November 04, 2017 - 10:49 am
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials have ruled the deaths of NASCAR driver Ted Christopher and an 81-year-old pilot in a Connecticut plane crash an accident. The medical examiner's office said Thursday the September deaths of 59-year-old Christopher and the plane's pilot, Charles Dundas, were...
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November 03, 2017 - 12:41 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says a Thunderbirds pilot was going too fast and without enough stopping distance when he landed on a wet runway, causing a crash that destroyed a $29 million F-16D jet during practice for the Dayton air show in Ohio. The pilot and crew member were treated at...
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October 27, 2017 - 2:12 am
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A newly released report reveals witnesses saw an airplane performing acrobatic maneuvers minutes before it crashed in Arizona, killing a former president of a major aircraft manufacturer and another Connecticut man. The Connecticut Post reports the National Transportation...
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October 26, 2017 - 1:58 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A former judge who reviewed new information on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold says "it is plausible that an external attack or threat may have been a cause of the crash." Tanzania's former chief justice Mohamed Chande Othman...
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October 19, 2017 - 12:19 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board...
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A crowd gathers at the shoreline after a cargo plane crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Ivory Coast's international airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Saturday Oct. 14, 2017. The plane is believed to be carrying French military cargo, and eyewitnesses report seeing four dead among the wreckage. (Ange Koutaye Ismael via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 11:29 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on its approach to the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members from Moldova and injuring six others from Moldova and France, officials said Saturday. Ten people were aboard...
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Joshua Boyle speaks to the media after arriving at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Boyle, his wife Caitlin Coleman, and their three children landed in Canada after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan while on a backpacking trip and held hostage for five years by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 9:19 am
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A crowd gathers at the shoreline, with a lifeless body on the beach, after a cargo plane crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Ivory Coast's international airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Saturday Oct. 14, 2017. The plane is believed to be carrying French military cargo, ande report seeing four dead among the wreckage, while a spokesman for French military forces in Ivory Coast said at least six people were injured. (Ange Koutaye Ismael via AP)
October 14, 2017 - 8:24 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — The Latest on Ivory Coast plane crash (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A military official in Ivory Coast says four people are dead after a cargo plane crashed in the sea near the airport in Abidjan. Lt. Issa Sakho, commander of the military fire brigade, says four...
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This Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, photo provided by Virginia State Police shows the wreckage of a small plane after it collided into a house in Middlesex, Va. Officials said the three people on board survived with minor injuries, and no one was home at the time of the crash. (Virginia State Police via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 4:13 pm
MIDDLESEX, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed into a home in Virginia and the three people on board survived with minor injuries. No one was home at the time of the crash. Middlesex County Sheriff David Bushey tells WWBT the single-engine plane took off just before 9 a.m. Saturday...
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