Aviation accidents and incidents

October 15, 2018 - 2:05 pm
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Investigators are examining what caused a small plane to crash Sunday in suburban Atlanta. Local news outlets report a flight instructor and a student pilot walked away Sunday afternoon before the single-engine Cessna 172 was engulfed in flames at Gwinnett County Airport...
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October 11, 2018 - 7:09 pm
Aviation-safety officials say a close call last year points out the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday on the incident in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the...
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In this image released and manipulated at source by the Dutch Defense Ministry, Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, four Russian officers of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, GRU, are escorted to their flight after being expelled from the Netherlands on April 13, 2018, for allegedly trying to hack into the U.N. chemical watchdog OPCW's network. The Dutch defense minister on Thursday Oct. 4, 2018, accused Russia's military intelligence unit of attempted cybercrimes targeting the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash over Ukraine.(Dutch Defense Ministry via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 12:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and other Western nations leveled a torrent of new allegations against Moscow's secretive GRU military spy agency on Thursday, accusing its agents of hacking anti-doping agencies, plane crash investigations and a chemical weapons probe as well as launching...
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This still photo taken from video provided by KTTV-TV/foxla.com shows the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on the border between a nursery and Brackett Field Airport in La Verne, Calif., killing the pilot, the lone occupant, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the plane crashed while approaching the airport. Monday's crash was the second in two days at the same airport. On Sunday, Sept. 30, one person was killed and another seriously injured when an aircraft went down inside the nursery next to the same airfield. (KTTV-TV/foxla.com via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 10:10 pm
LA VERNE, Calif. (AP) — A pilot died Monday in the crash of a small plane at a Southern California airfield where one person was killed and another injured when an aircraft went down the day before. The latest crash at Brackett Field Airport occurred around 11:50 a.m., the La Verne Police...
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Rescuers carry an earthquake survivor at restaurant building damaged by a massive earthquakes and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
September 30, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers struggled Sunday to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an earthquake and tsunami, and authorities feared that the toll of more than 800 confirmed dead would rise. With the area largely cut off by damaged roads and downed...
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This photo provided by Blue Flag Construction shows an Air Niugini plane floating in Pacific lagoon after its crash-landing in Pacific lagoon near Chuuk Airport in Weno, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. All of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island, according to the airline. (Blue Flag Construction via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 1:38 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Everybody survived a plane's crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, with boats helping rescue more than 40 people from the half-submerged aircraft in the Micronesia archipelago. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at...
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September 27, 2018 - 9:15 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A mid-sized jet that tried to land at a South Carolina airport ran off the runway and split in two, killing the two pilots on board and injuring two passengers. The reason for the crash Thursday at the Greenville Downtown Airport was unclear. Witnesses say the plane appeared...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 4, 2017, a Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force flays near Kubinka airport, outside Moscow, Russia. An Il-20 aircraft was shot down Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, as the Syrian military fired on Israeli fighter jets attacking targets in northwestern Syria. (AP Photo/Marina Lystseva)
September 18, 2018 - 6:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he answers a reporter's question during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 18, 2018 - 6:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President...
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September 14, 2018 - 12:04 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A recent bout of fighting between Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition and Shiite rebels around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida could jeopardize shipments of 46,000 tons of wheat expected to arrive within the next ten days, the World Food Program said on...
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